PEOPLE'S CHAMP CONTESTANT

ZACH HASTINGS

Instagram: @_zachhastings_

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Bike Year / Motor: Evolution

What have you done? I built the frame about 80% from scratch the only thing I reused was the engine cradle from a shovelhead frame. I also bored a set of 39 mm trees to accept 41mm forks tubes, and shaved the fork legs as well. I made the sissy bar out of stainless steel, as well as the handlebars and exhaust. Most recently I have been working on making an oil tank.

What do you have left to do? I still have some more fabrication to do, finish up the oil tank, make foot controls and a few other things before it’s ready to get taken apart for paint and polish. I am planning on painting the bike myself.

Any problems so far? No

Favorite part of the bike so far? I’d have to say the sissy bar so far, I’m happy with how it turned out and it was fun to make.

Favorite part of the competition? The competition has been great so far, I think more than anything I like how it has kept me motivated and pushed me to try some new ideas.

Want to give any shout outs? My wife, lily for being so supportive of me. And my boss Justin for answering all my questions and allowing me to use the shop to build this bike.