Friday, March 2, 2012

Customer Spotlight: Andy's 70 Triumph

Andy from Mineral Point, PA sent in these pictures awhile ago of his 1970 Triumph Bonneville build and gave us a write up on the build, check it out! We always love seeing what people are building in their garages!
"The bike was not in that bad of shape but i just cant leave things alone. After tearing it down, my brother Jim Hess and i decided to make our own hard tail. After that we moved to the front end. We tried a few different fork set ups but nothing gave us the stance we were looking for so we decided to make our own springer . Now that the bike was siting nice and low we moved on to the gas tank , witch is an old ribbed mustang . We dropped the tunnel until the look was just rite. The black solo seat is held in place by 3" coil springs and a brass seat hinge made by my brother. The rear fender "scrap yard find" is a shortened front fender from a Honda gold wing , held n place by a curved fender strut that I  made. "
The before shot!

" The oil tank was also made in house out of some diesel exhaust tubing. The front of the oil tank also hides the ignition switch and other wiring . As far as the motor goes, I gave it a fresh top end rebuild, trispark ignition and a new dual output coil. I also polished the cases and side covers. the exhaust are 1 3/4" drag pipes finished off with brass tips. the rocker boxes  and timing cover were also treated to some brass accents. I'm running a 21" front wheel and the stock18" rear, both wear Avon Distanzia tires. I also made my own forward controls. Thanks for your interest.   Andy."

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