This bike started out as a frame and the boss wanted me to build a bike with the David Bird Street Tracker rear section for swing-arm bikes (which unfortunately is no longer available.) I kind of dragged my feet on it and took several years to build. I must have built at least 4-5 other bikes as this one got pieced together slowly using up any spare parts I had laying around the garage. The engine came from a swap meet and was supposedly rebuilt, "Yeah right!?" We all know how that turns out. After completely disassembling the engine it was determined that whoever rebuilt it had not done a very good job. As time and money allowed I slowly got the motor back together and I'm happy to say it runs extremely well now. First kick every time. I had started a build thread on a forum and called it The Low Buck Triumph because my goal was to see how cheap a whole bike could be built from the junk I already had, swap meet finds and spare parts ect. Well the naysayers on the forum were right it did not come in at what I had expected the cost to be because of having to freshen up the engine but I do not have a ton of money in it. I ended up using a few new parts to finish her off and I will say I'm fortunate enough to get a small discount for working here at the shop.
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Owner: Todd Muller.
Year/Make/Model: 1967 "Mongrel".
Build Time: several years.
Year/Type/Size: 1970 650 cc.
Exhaust: Mac 2 into 1.
Year/Type: Stock 1967 front loop section. David Bird Street Tracker Rear section
Type / Brand: Stock Triumph 71-72
Front Size: Stock 19 inch 71-72 drum brake wheel.
Rear Size: Stock 18 inch
Paint by: Who knows? The tank was on another bike I bought a while back and thought it would look good on this build.
Plating/Polishing: Not so much.
Powdercoating: nope just Rattlecanned.
Front Fender: Who needs a front fender?
Rear Fender: Lowbrow Customs Aluminum Manta Ray Fender
Gas Tank: Stock 650
Mirrors: We dont need no stinkin mirrors!
Turn Signals: Huh??
License Mount: Part of the tailight bracket
Seat: Biltwell Cafe Style seat.
Words by Todd Muller - Photos by Mikey Revolt