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We have been mentioning a build that we are working on for Indian Motorcycle. We are starting the hard push to get this thing back together in the next two weeks. The deadline is rapidly approaching and we are working around the clock to make sure that we have something fantastic to unveil at this year's 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally!

Follow this thread to see what we are up to. I will be updating this as well as our Instagram Account.
 

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Hopefully the UPS man has some treasures for us today. We are hoping to have a roller by the end of this week.

Last night we had the welder out and were working on the little bits that we can while we wait on UPS to bring all of the things that we need to get this thing off the blocks and on two wheels.

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We have been going full steam in the shop on the weekends and after work to get this build going. We are really excited to show you what we have been working on. It is pretty bad ass if I do say so myself.

Like all of the builds that are out there I am sure, this one is coming down to the last days available. We have been working with some of our vendors on the site to get custom parts made up for this build. I can say that it has been an absolute pleasure to work with these guys and girls thus far. If you are looking to do any sort of customization to your bike, get with our vendors and see if they can help you out. Super knowledgable bunch and eager to help.

It has been painful along the way, but we are pushing through to the end!

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And thus it is dubbed as the "Black Hills Beast."

This bike just switched from bitchin mode to AWESOME mode. We cannot wait to show you guys the finished product at Sturgis this weekend!

We are using #blackhillsbike and #blackhillsbeast on those social networks, so be sure to check out those hash tags.
 

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@NickJ, you KNOW how much I love the bike, and from what I hear from those who saw it and heard it, it's truly a beast. However, Indian are a bunch of wankers. I am yet to see ANY evidence that the bike you created ever climbed anything except a trailer. I know it's more than capable and you built it to climb, so call your buddies up in marketing and tell them to use it like it was meant to be used. Authenticity is really really important, and so far they score nada when it comes to the Beast. If they don't have anyone with balls to do it, I have a couple volunteers in my household alone.
Tell me how you really feel @Meggie.

It climbed the shit out of a trailer for the first several days of it's existence because we had to go on display, and as much fun as a busted up show bike is, we did not have time or the manpower to fix it prior to Sturgis (like Roland Sands did with the Project 156 bike). @4Nines and myself had hundreds of hours into it, and it would have broken our hearts for something to happen to it before we got to unveil it.

Now that it is in Indian's hands, we have gotten a slew of questions asking how solid it is as they want to do some awesomeness with it. The machine is solid and it has been seen by the world intact. Now it is time to test the thing, so be patient would ya?
 
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