During our Florida swing last fall, we were fortunate enough to meet “Presidente Daniel” of the Vintage Iron Club, a community of like-minded vintage bike enthusiasts based in Palm Beach County. He let us know that he was working on a very special raffle bike for the club’s upcoming festival, Iron & Clematis 3. The bike is this 1972 CB350 Street Tracker, and it will be raffled off to raise funds for the Paley Foundation, a charitable organization and institute dedicated to finding alternatives to amputation for children:
The Paley Foundation is dedicated to changing the current standard of care from amputation and a life of prosthetics to innovative and proven limb reconstruction and lengthening whenever possible.
This is a great chance to win a one-of-a-kind bike, and all funds go toward a great cause. Below, we let Daniel give us the low-down on the build.
1972 CB350 Tracker: In the Builder’s Words
I bought this bike in four boxes, completely torn apart–heads off, jug off, engine out–basically it was frame and a bike in a box deal. I built the bike and sold it twice to friends on payment deals–stupid mistake. Got it back both times and the second time the kid had screwed it up by doing several things, trying to fix it himself, running a fresh build too hard, and storing the bike in the rain for four months. I got back a bike that was running bad and falling apart. So after two failed sales attempts and keeping the few payments I got from them, I decided it was time to do something good with the bike.
I donated it to the club for our annual raffle bike. A lot of us pulled it together to help bring a great bike back once again!
I fabricated the bike into a Street Tracker this time around. To save me time, DJ at Jupiter Cycle and Racing stepped in to help out. He took the engine from me and rebuilt it again from head to toe and all for free to help out the charity. He also did the test and tune to get her purring!
- Loud Mouth Customs painted the bike for free for the charity.
- Avon Tires donated the tires.
- Legendary Motorcycles donated the seat pan and cushion.
- Benjie’s Cafe Racers High Side stainless steel exhaust: donated by me.
And the club members all threw in parts to help bring her back again.
Iron & Clematis Vintage Motorcycle Festival
So now on Feb 13th at Iron & Clematis 3 Vintage Motorcycle festival she will be raffled off to one lucky winner! Tickets for the raffle can be bought at HERE.
You do not have to be present to win. Look up http://www.thepaleyfoundation.org to see the charity details.
Our club VP Bart Springer hooked us up with this charity. It’s such a great cause. These kids are so tough and knowing we are helping them by saving limbs is such a great cause.
Saturday, February 13 11am-8pm
West Palm Beach, Florida
Bikes 25 years and older
- The Urias Family Glob of Death Motorcycle Daredevil act.
- Pin Up show.
- Four live bands.
- Bike judging.
- Silent auctions to win painted seat and tank set ups by some of the top guys and gals in the industry.
- Product raffles.
It’s truly is a festival not a kick the tire bike show.
El Presidente Daniel
Vintage Iron Club
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