Remember my story about Jim Giuffra And His AFT Custom Girls? As promised, the custom Honda 750 cc named Kemosabe (means “Faithful Friend”) that the girls built under his supervision is getting salted in Bonneville with 2 of the girls and Jim taking turns to make it go as fast as they can. Jim is so proud of them that he sent me this report.
Cyril, “We started building Kemosabe in Oct. ’09 as a show bike but also to prove that we can ride what we build Most people don’t realize it has a radiator under the seat. We have high performance cam & piston kits for the VT750. We also had Dave Bozzie port & polish the heads..We decided to build the bike to meet the rules of AMA for the BUB Speed Week.
It’s a little more difficult to build a cool looking bike to meet the rules. 2 of the 8 AFT Girls (Sukhee/Shelby) felt confident enough in their riding ability to also ride the bike at speed. On top of that a film crew was filming us from start to finish for a tv show they are working on. The girls had a blast building the bike & it’s cool for me to see all of their skill levels rising. The bike won it’s class at the L.A. Calendar Show & Rats Hole Sturgis. It took 6th Metric at AMD. Now for Bonneville – We rode the bike part of the way to Bonneville so we could test it a little. The bike made it there & ran 7 times plus practice runs off the track with no problems. Best times – Shelby 98.15 Jim 104.14 Sukhee 107.25. Expect 2-3 more of the AFT Girls to be on the salt next year – they’re hooked! Mike Chase came out to photograph the girls for some posters & Horst got some good photography as well. Even though 6 of the girls didn’t ride this year they are extremely proud to see something they created safely compete at Bonneville & win shows. Racing is truly a team endeavor. We’re going to experiment with some different exhaust designs & gearing before next years event. Bonneville is truly a special place & we would like to thank Linnea at BUB for all her help. Her advice to the girls at sign up was ” Ass back, tits on the tank, don’t go fast – get a spank” (she kills me). Now the bike comes apart to de-salt it for Artistry in Iron Las Vegas Sept. 30th – Oct 2nd AFT Customs (pictures H. Roesler)