2xtreem Teams up with current Sprint Car Champion Jimmie Johnson to build a custom power cruiser to raise money for the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. Jimmie and Chandra Johnson created the foundation to help children and communities in need.
Taped this show on the cable box & watched last night. Very little content, mostly people talking about themselves. Used fast foreward a lot. It's the first of several episodes about the Warrior project. Hopefully they'll get better.
I watched all the shows,and they take forever to finish the bike.Most of the members here have a lot better looking bike. The show is more bull crap than it is a build a bike show. It's still a warrior,and I watched every show.Nice paint job.
FoxNW showed the second episode at noon PT today and they didn't show any disassembly at all. The only work they showed was a seatmaker for a minute, and a painter for a minute. Other than that they pushed around the rolling chassis a bit, and showed a brief shot of the jugs removed. They did plug Star accessories which is okay, and they did showa set of jugs with diamond-cut fins,but not much else.
I'll give it one more episode to see if they actually get some work done on-camera. Personally I don't think those four are doing the work themselves. They might have hired a few RSW members to be shadow-mechanics! (see below)OUCH - I got called-out on my cheap-shot and I deserved it!! Okay so they are doing the work themselves . . . I won't be able to sit down for a week (LOL)
"We don't focus on the work itself as much as we do the people andlifestyle that make motorcycling. We are not a tech show but we doshow some of the work. We concentrate more on the fun we have doing it.
The first episode did mentioned the bike by name and yes, Jimmiedid pick it. Part of the first show was Joe talking to a couple of Sunoco execs and relating to them what Jimmie had expressed as hisdesires for the bike. He specifically requested a bike that "anyone could own" even after all of the modifications we did, and that's just what he got.
As you'll see in the next episode, Jimmie was dulyimpressed.I know you're looking for more tech info, but again, that's notreally what we do.I want to thank you again for watching and please tell yourfriends about us!
"Thanks for your comments on 2xtreem motorcycle TV. I have read many of
the comments on your web site and understand the feeling you all have,
but let me fill you in on some things you do not know.
1) We do most of the work ourselves including the engines on all our bikes.
2) Jimmie picked the bike because he wanted a bike no person would
feel nervous to ride.
3) He specifically wanted the bike to keep as much of its original handling.
4) Sunoco had a limited budget and we kicked in some of our own funds
to get the bike complete.
5) Our crew chief Dave has built many pro level superbike and drag
winning motors. He was also one of the AMA head tech inspectors for
AMA and World Superbike when they came over.
6) We have to balance the material for "gear heads" like all of us and
the folks who just like an entertaining show. If we only did the
details of the build the show would not be able to make it.
7) Our crew are all AMA members. April is the 2003 Womens Amature
Motocross Champion. I am a former Pro Superbike racer who has competed
in the Daytona 200 as a privateer. Chase comes from the Hare Scrambles
arena with many wins and now is getting into road racing. Kurt our
newest member of the team has built and crewed bikes for Motocross Des
8) Paint, seats and some custom parts are designed by us and made by others.
9) The bike raised over $42,000 for the Jimmie Johnson Foudation and
that is the real success of this build.
We are just like you, we love motorcycles and enjoy bringing them to
you in an honest, technical and humorous way. Once again thank you for
watching and we will be bringing some very special episodes to you
shortly. And remember, we can go as far as anyone on buidling a bike
and will do so when the need arises.
Once again your comments are truly valuable to us.
2Xtreem Motorcycle TV
Executive Producer 2Xtreem Motorcycle TV
"Thanks for spreading the word! We appreciate any buzz we can get!
Here's a little inside info for you to spread around if you care to.
In about three weeks we're doing a show about the bike we built for
Ashley Fiolek the current AMA/WMA champ. The opening of that show
will feature our recent visit with Vinnie and Cody, formerly of a
chopper show now canceled. We met up with them in Daytona this past
weekend! Should make for a great segment!!
This is exciting stuff, I'm going to move future posts to the other topic also running at http://rswarrior.com/forums/t/110625.aspxjust because the topic title is descriptive. This series is going to be interesting, and a little more technical than those obnoxious shows put together by others. Its not all Warriors, but four episodes are. Other episodes involve power cruisers past and present, and more than a few very big names in racing/speed, and known hot-rods in entertainment who tend to walk their own path.
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