Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Customer Spotlight: BigHead's 1966 Triumph Chopper

1966 Triumph T120

- '68 frame with a 4" stretch hardtail
- '66 Triumph T120 650 c.c. 20 over
- Stock Rake
- 19" front / 16" rear
- Redtail leather seat
- Hunt unit Triumph Magneto
- Magneto Cover by Front St. Cycle
- Drags and Drums
- Special Triumph Decal by Marco
- Rear Fender by Front St. Cycle
- Forks by Frank

Found this as a roller out in front of a neighbors house and I didn't even know what it was, but I did know I wanted to build my own shit. At the time, it was the height of the "Chopper craze" and I wanted nothing to do with all that billet crap, so began my Triumph project. I built this bike, on and off, over 4 years. Aside from having a shop bolt the hard-tail on, no other shop touched this bike. I was adamant that I would build it entirely on my own and if it fell apart turning the corner then so be it...but, that gave me all the incentive to do it right. A piece here and piece there, reading up on the JJ, picking brains of those "in the know" about these machines and supporting the online indy shops to get other parts. This all led to one summer afternoon June 14th 2009 at 1:20pm...8 kicks and she was alive! Must say, nothing like riding something around the block you built yourself ... and doesn't fall apart. Have done the Ton several times without a hiccup... love them Trumps.

Ride Safe



scrapmetalart said...

Cool bike

Fender & MagNeato cap by FrontStCycle.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

Love it man!
UK Gez