I got to see the Speedster in person. And it's spectacular. It was drained of fluids so I couldn't hear it in person, but you can see a video here:
More pics here:
Jay was laid off a last year and decided that what he'd really like to do for a living is take his hobby full-time. He's been doing great with his commissions too. While we were there he showed us a Honda that he was working on for a bike shop in Australia. Apparently down-under, American-made custom bikes sell for four times their normal US asking price.
|Sanders, myself and Jay|
I won't give away his secret, but Jay buys 12-15 motors at a time.
He hand painted this tank in a process that required tons of masking and remasking. Beautiful!
|The Copper Devil is a Yamaha XS650 with a totally custom hardtail, fabbed by Jay himself.|