We've seen a lot of bikes come through the pages of HRBP, but every once in a while we'll come across a bike that'll really catch our attention and stay in the back of our minds for quite some time. This drag-style bike built by Peter Fischer of Star Custom Creations in Lafayette, NJ, is one of those bikes. Here's Peter's explanation of how this bike came to be in his own words.
I wanted to build a one-off custom, not only for a promotional tool but to build something different and fast-and nothing looks faster than a drag bike. The problem with a drag bike is that there is no rear suspension, and I wanted something comfortable to ride and I wanted a drop-seat like most of the drag bikes I have. So those two things brought me to War Eagle. I had War Eagle send me a Pro-Street frame with 42 degrees of rake and 5-inches of stretch in the backbone.
After looking at a dozen drag bikes, I knew this bike needed to have four things: Nitrous, a chin spoiler, a rear fender spoiler, and a wheelie bar. After those four things were completed, I turned my attention to the engine and drivetrain. I was looking for an engine which was not only beautiful, but something that would perform somewhere in the ten second range-you know, an engine you wouldn't be afraid to take to the track on a Saturday afternoon. So I called the guys at H&L to build me a 131ci billet engine, to which I added a DaVinci carb. I also purchased a Baker six-speed trans and a Billet 4-U 5-inch open primary to finish off the drive train.
While I was mocking up the Nitrous, I noticed that the upper motor mount (which houses the components for the Nitrous) ate up all the space for the wiring beneath the tank, so I fabricated a new backing plate for the Nitrous, which also houses some of the wiring. I also managed to move things around and fit the Dyna coil, key switch, and switch for the Legend Air Ride System, as well as the starter button.