I'm completely honored to have been ask to bring my panhead up for this event. Now I have to get to cleaning off a months worth of road grime/coastal rust, install the new chromed bits and hope she's still got some shine under there.
Dan has a lot of good stuff happening so come check it out.
I tore my Pan apart to chrome a bunch of stuff that didn't make the first round and now I'm back to the SR500 for my daily transportation. Don't get me wrong that Panhead is a blast to ride but no replacement for quick, nimble and stopping power.
The Case Study Houses were experiments in American residential architecture sponsored by John Entenza's (later David Travers') Arts & Architecture magazine, which commissioned major architects of the day,
including Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Craig Ellwood, Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Koenig and Eero Saarinen, to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the United States residential housing boom caused by the end of World War II and the return of millions of soldiers.
The Eames' CSH #8 was assembled by hand labor in about three days. The program ran from 1945 until 1966. The first six houses were built by 1948 and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. While not all 36 designs were built, most of those that were constructed were built in Los Angeles; a few are in the San Francisco Bay Area, and one was built in Phoenix, Arizona. A number of them appear in iconic black and white photographs by architectural photographer Julius Shulman.
I've been riding this Panhead pretty much daily for a few weeks now & a couple of things were sucking.
One, I couldn't get the kickstand down with out reaching down and doing it by hand, Shit's either eventually going to lop of a digit or burn some flesh.
The second thing was blindly reaching for the shifter I ran into the upper coil connection and promptly felt my spine poking through the top of my skull. I figured I'll never do that again, well, a half a dozen jolts later I decided I should come up with a guard.