During rallies, I am so busy talking to everybody that I am always afraid to miss a trick bike deserving to be featured here. During the Daytona Boardwalk Show there is no way I could have missed to notice this wild and gorgeous new bike that I would have liked to imagine and fabricate. Almost every part but the tires and engine are hand made. It was built by Jaxon Fyffe of Wild Card Customs. Here what he told me. It’s worth reading.
“I wanted to keep the theme of an early 1900’s board track racer but then use the build as an engineering exercise for me. The look of the bike would remind people of the early days of motorcycle racing on the board tracks around the country but to modern builders it would bring the taste of today’s engineering. A very special feature is the brake system. The brake discs are all stainless steel that are on each corner of the rim itself and the brakes are machined into the side of the front forks. We have twin piston in each leg with our own pad on all four corners of the bike. They work very well. Forks are of my design, just wanted to work out some issues with rake and trail though out the travel of the forks and got that all worked out with the style and brake issues all in a one-off custom billet fork. Both wheels are 23" that were both carved from solid 400Lbs bricks of 6061 billet aluminum. The spool hubs are ours with some special features. The spokes are laced in a radial pattern in the front and the spokes are "hung" in the wheel up side down compared to all motorcycles. The nipples are inside the hub. The frame is another design that I drew up worked out some details and then proceeded to build. The Yamaha motor is a dry sump motor and I have the oil tank in the top tube. The tank is really a two-piece tank that does about 4 duties all at 1 time. It is the gas tank on the right front corner, and then the left side is the fuel injection equipment & Battery. In the middle of the tank is the air box that is mated to our Venturi air intake. The rear of the tank has the master switch and engine start button” What’s next for Wild Card Customs? Many new ideas and parts that are in the process of being introduced to the motorcycle market place. Jaxon Fyffe is a very friendly guy full of talent who loves to explain his work. You can reach talk to him at 817-831-9700 and check his other bikes at Wild Card Customs