Back in the day all it took was a straight road, big cojones and some horsepower to be a stunt rider. As the sport progressed and the action was moved off highways and into controlled areas, riders began to modify their bikes to slow down the speeds for the smaller venues. The first modifications were done out of necessity and included such things as cutting down exhaust pipes simply to keep them from scraping the ground. As the tricks became more and more technical, crash cages were added to avoid broken case covers and an oily end to the day. The next revolution came in the form of a hand brake, and an influx of different designs were introduced in search of the perfect setup. These days there are purpose-built stunt parts designed specifically for each rider.
"Crazy" Dan Jackson is one such rider who has utilized the numerous custom parts to help perfect his craft. He's been a part of the sport since 2000, and his resume includes being on the first cover of Super Streetbike, as well as numerous first place finishes in various stunt competitions across the globe. Over the years his bike setup has also progressed in order to keep him at the top of his game, and we were surprised at the intricacy and amount of specialized stunt parts.
2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R
Front end: Carrozzeria wheel, Michelin Pilot tire, Scotts stabilizer, Vortex clip-ons, Righteous Stunt Metal clutch lever, Brembo RCS master cylinders
Rear end: Carrozzeria wheel, Michelin Pilot tire, Vortex sprockets, Hohey Designs brake adapter, Tsubaki chain
Motor: Leo Vince slip-on exhaust, K&N air filter, Motul oil
Paint: Smithers Customs paint, Wrap It Up vinyl wrap
Bodywork: Hotbodies Racing
Accessories:Star Customs seats, Freestyle Ingenuity cage and rear sub cage, custom front pegs, RK Armor fairing brace
Owner: "Crazy" Dan Jackson
Builder: Smithers Customs (smitherscustoms.com)