Mert Lawwill built the motor 30 years ago, almost. I was probably working on Valley Girl. Or just after that, I don’t know. I bought it as a junior race bike and rode it around like that for a while. Then it started to make noise, so I took the motor out and brought it up to Mert in Tiburon. Same house he’s lived in, you know, since On Any Sunday. Still says “Lawwill” on the mailbox. I mean, there’s a million houses built up around him now, but it’s the same house. He rebuilt the motor, made it an expert motor, did his own headwork, his own cam profile. I put it on one of those Dynamax rear-wheel dynos—it’s not like Axtell’s chain dyno, but you get a pretty good reading—and it made 80 rear-wheel horsepower. Not bad when it weighs 330 pounds.