Hey everyone, Thank you for the nomination. There are some good bikes this month. Let me tell you a little bit about me and the bike.
My name is Chad Goings, I am a 23 year young composite and mechanical engineer student. This bike is my first customer, it started out as a basket case. I started like any builder by brain storming and talking to the customer, so we were on the same page.
I really wanted to modify the frame to flow with the lines of the tank and seat, so I made up my own sub frame support. Another big modification was adding a 1.5" to the tank to make it sit level, doing this I had to make a 1.5" aluminum spacer to the pet cock. One thing the customer was happy about, was I extended and dropped the rear sets to fit his rider triangle better with the clip ons. I love the V-Rod head light after I had a internship with Radical Ducati, so I decided to use it for this bike. It really is a sexy head light, so I made custom headlight ears that attached to a thin aluminum tube that slides over the tubes.
Another thing I love is the 100 LED tail light with integrated turn signals. I saw it on Tron and thought if they could do it then so could I. So I went out and figured out how to do it, it was actually a lot easier than I thought.
From this build I started my own unofficial company called GoingsMoto-Design. I plan on officially starting it within 5 years, but for now I will continue building bikes, going to college and working in the composite world.
Here are some photos showing my work and machine work that I almost kicked out of class, because I spent too much time in the shop.