What a wonderful gift came today - a picture from Alex Schubert in Germany! He has the motor installed, fired up, running well, getting fine tuned while breaking-in. His bike with the 2x1 looks lovely and the smile on his face says it all. This is what keeps the heart warm on a cold rainy day.
These long playing records will happily spin true at 200 times 33rpm to produce a satisfying bass soundtrack.
Working on these to provide an upgrade over stock cast flywheels that vary quite a bit in counterweight and need tedious individual weighing, balancing and calculations. They are also getting very difficult to find new. These custom wheels will be extremely precise and consistent, will have a significantly deeper crankpin hole for a more rigid and secure assembly.
As you can see, our blackened turkey has been baked innumerable times at 300F. This has caused it to become a bit hard. 20w-50 gravy will help. Thankfully, it comes neatly pre-sliced.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Four complete builds in progress over the last couple months. Bikes completely dismantled, motors split, cranks apart, machining on! Very busy winter ahead! Wish it wasn't getting cold, brrrrr!
Hullo folks! This one has reached its amazing, excited new owner-builder...in Germany! The first one to leave these shores and land in a different continent.
For all those who were keen to see a 2x1 pipe setup, here it is! Took a lot of figuring out but think this works.
The best part is, there is no clamp joint needed to connect the rear branch to the main pipe, the whole thing is one single unit, while allowing the individual headers to enter each exhaust port simultaneously. Pipes are secured extremely well through 6061 clamp rings held to studs installed in the heads, a detail that every Musket engine has had.
Max's masterpiece is done and has reached its home, a private collection/museum in Texas!
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The Hazan Musket in its exalted new home. Fret not...the owner does fire up and ride his beloved machines!
In celebration of labor, for all its soul-testing, character building, eyeball crushing, back-aching glory, here is an offer that puts the nose where it belongs - to the grindstone.
Your 350 OR 500 Bullet will be given the full treatment, stock version. Careful, painstaking assembly of the engine, installation, testing, tuning, sorting, resulting in a classic 998 V twin, ready to roar.
Any aftermarket internal performance parts of your choice that will fit and work well may be substituted at additional cost.
Get in touch via the form on the Order page, there's only three available.
MY FRIENDS, WATCH THE MUSKETS ON JAY LENO'S GARAGE!
TOO EXCITED RIGHT NOW, WILL POST THE WHOLE STORY SOON!
TAKE CARE AND BEST WISHES!
The *insanely talented* Max Hazan of Hazan Motorworks, the man who puts meta into metal, sculpture into motion with sublime, single-handed sureness, has given the Musket motor the honor of being the power-plant in his next creation. I recently had the pleasure of visiting Max at his workshop in L.A where I caught up with his progress.