Keith Ball Tells You How to Build A Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle

I met Keith Ball for the 1st time 16 years ago in one of the Easyriders Bike Shows in Charlotte, NC. As editor of Easyriders (he served in that position during 20 years), he picked one of my bikes to be featured in his magazine. He is now the Internet publisher of Bikernet and also build bikes featured in his website. Last year, he challenged himself to build the fastest Panhead on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and now shares his experience, his ups and downs, his setbacks and successes. In his new book Keith walks the reader through all the steps involved in the creation of a true Bonneville Salt Flats motorcycle. From choosing a racing class to picking a frame, from finding an engine builder to minimizing the aerodynamic drag at 200 miles per hour, Keith and a select band of H-D gear heads including engine guru Berry Wardlaw at Accurate Engineering, grind their teeth and lots of steel throughout the entire process. It includes “how to make guess-work fly,” Ball says”. Available from Wolfgang Publications (651-275-0194) or order through Amazon. How To Build A Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle.

9 Responses to “Keith Ball Tells You How to Build A Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle”

  1. 1 Cj Hanlon Guilty Customs May 6th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Anything with Keith’s name on it i want in my library. Maybe this book will help in our own attempts to build an indian for a land speed record.

  2. 2 A 1 CYCLES May 6th, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    dont leave me out cj…im watching

  3. 3 Nicker May 6th, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    I’m in……!!……… 🙂


  4. 4 Gregory Hoffner May 6th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    What was the speed of this Panhead?

  5. 5 Dave B. May 7th, 2008 at 4:44 am

    I look forward to reading this.

  6. 6 ROGUE May 7th, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Since both Keith and Berry are good friends of mine I was very happy to see them set a record at the salt flats.
    I am sorry to say that I was not able to be there with them because of other commitments.
    Watch for continued good things from both of these people.

  7. 7 saorijohn May 7th, 2008 at 7:59 am

    I watched ‘The Worlds Fastest Indian’ film the other day. Fantastic! A must see for all bikers.

  8. 8 Doc Robinson May 7th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    I’ve just finished reading Keith’s book. It’s a fantastic read, a great insight into both the record setting bike and the man himself. I also found it fun to read as Keith has a great sense of humor. If V-Twin oil runs in your veins, don’t miss this publication!

  9. 9 Sox May 21st, 2008 at 9:57 am

    How can I get a copy of his book, How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle?

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