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TODD MULLER'S 1967 TRIUMPH 650 "MONGREL"
This custom built triumph 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 Triumph motorcycle 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.
DEAN'S 1956 TRIUMPH TIGER 'GOLD DIGGER'
The name of the custom built triumph is Gold Digger which held true during the building of the bike. I think we all know how fast these projects can get out of hand and how broke you truly can become at times. Also I know how much time/money and effort this bike will require in the future like a true Gold Digging Bitch.
- 1956 Triumph Tiger T-110 650cc 4 speed
- It has a 12v conversion and a Joe Hunt Magneto.
- I went with Biltwell Chumps handlebars and a narrow Freddy Hernandez springer front end, no front brake.
- It has a horseshoe oil tank, 16-130 rear tire, and a stock rear drum break all on a David Bird hardtail with a 2" stretch and 2" drop.
The pretty stuff:
- Paint is Pagan Gold Metalflake over Birch White (by SteveO at Liquid Illusions) with red pin striping (by Vince Balistreri)
- Leather seat by Duane Ballard
- Fabrication was by Jimmy Dell and engine work was by Deep South Cycles in Mississippi.
TROYFAB'S HAND BUILT TRIUMPH CHOPPER
You may know of Steve Sheldon from Troy Fabrication. This is his custom built Triumph, which is just oozing detail and one-off parts.
"1970 frame, 1971 engine completely rebuilt, 1968 front end, 1969 wheels, stock tank narrowed 2", TroyFab oil tank, motor mounts, and anything else I could make. 2 year build on and off."
BROOKLYN NICK'S 1967 TRIUMPH TR6R CHOPPER
From Nick: Hey Tyler and Kyle, Just wanted to send a few pics of my 1967 TR6R, as you and your site were incredibly instrumental in the completion of this Brooklyn stomper.
Gotta give a big shout to Dennis and Steve over at TT Cycles in Berkeley Heights for taking me under their wing and helping fab out the tail section and mounting the springer. Too many Lowbrow parts to count, from the fuel lines to the handlebars, you guys have been kick ass! New York’s own Hugh Mackie helped me get the engine squared away while Dave Perewitz nailed the paint.
BTW your posts and DIY tips have been invaluable!
All the best guys and Thx - Nick, Brooklyn NYC
KEVIN'S COPACETIC TRIUMPH
"Hey! My name is Kevin Hawk I'm from Pensacola, Florida and this is my 1972 Triumph Bonneville. The engine was built by D and D Cycles here in Pensacola and the tank was painted by Fred @ Fulton Paint Works. A large portion of the parts on this bike was purchased from Lowbrow Customs like oil tank, battery box, stock headers, bung kit, rocker oil feed and inspection caps and seat just to name a few.
I also decided to run a disc on the front but I couldn't stand those massive HD touring style hand controls with master cylinder that was the the size of a shoe box so I bought a set of those tasty KustomTech polished hand controls. They work great and they are the perfect solution to handlebar clutter. It was fun to build and a blast to ride! I cant wait to start another build"
TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE DECOR: VANCE'S TRIUMPH
We don't think we've put Vance's Triumph up on the site before, but it is one of our favorites and happens to be local and belongs to a friend of ours right here in Northeast Ohio.
We first saw this bike when it was all bare steel and didn't have the fancy paint (Angel Dust Cycle Paint / Joe Koenigsmark) or beautiful chrome and polish job (Jason's Show Quality Polishing). The chrome loop on the motorcycle hardtail is killer.
STEVE'S 1966 SWINGARM TRIUMPH CHOPPER
Hey Lowbrow Crew, Great site - some amazing work you're doing! Just wanted to take a quick second of your time to let you know how things on the miserable and cold East Coast are...
I'm sending some pics of my 1966 Triumph TR6 swingarm chopper - my good friend Harley did all the design, paint and body work; our friend Kenji did the lettering and striping, and the motor, electrical and exhaust was done by an old timer named Travis here in CT.
Naturally, the triumph motorcycle repair is chock-a-block full of frantically ordered Lowbrow parts. I will say that out of all the 10 million things that held up the completion of this beauty, working with and ordering from Lowbrow was NOT one of those hold-ups. Shipping was fast and safe, as always.
Keep up the great work,
CT, East Coast, USA
CHRIS' CUSTOM TRIUMPH RIGID CHOPPER
Chris A. from Australia sent us these pictures of his Triumph, and it is a looker! I bet it is fun to keep clean as well!
"Hi. Here are some shots of my bike that I built, with the help of Dave Helrich and the Triumph motorcycle parts I got from you guys, it turned out great. Thanks for your great service to me over here in Australia.
All the best , Chris."
PETER'S 1964 6T TRIUMPH BOBBER
Peter sent us this write up on his bike and some pictures and we wanted to share this. We love seeing what you guys are building! Keep em coming!
Fitted with twin carby head. Many new parts were purchased from Lowbrow Customs, including a Joe Hunt Magneto, a 4" stretched 2" lowered David Bird Hardtail, 1 of your oil tanks, a rear mud guard, a Groovy handlebars, not shown in the photos, number plate holder and reproduction ford motorcycle tail light, Chain, and numerous small bits and pieces.
I purchased this Trumpy as a basket case locally and rebuilt the engine and transmission with the help of an Old Triumph Enthusiast named Gus. Gus is in his Seventies, he has a wealth of Triumph knowledge as well as all the right high-quality motorcycle tools to do the job properly.
We fitted the bike with a 220 watt updated charging system as well as an oil filter kit, and a pair of more modern carbies. A home made battery box is also fitted. I had the wheels re-chromed and re-spoked, also the frame powder coated, a new speedo and rev counter are also fitted. At the moment still waiting for the Oil pressure gauge.
I am 61 years young and own a Honda VTX 1300. I also have a restored 76 Bonneville and an almost completely restored 1970 Bonny. I just recently married a 45 year old biker bird, who owns a Suzuki 1400 Intruder. But we won't hold that against her. In our spare time we like to travel on the bikes to near by cities. The closest big city is 300 miles away. We are both members of the Ulysses Club. The Ulysses club is a club for over 40's who like to ride motorcycles.
The next major ride is to the Ulysses annual general meeting which is to be held in Newcastle, NSW. An 800 mile ride for us, about 12 hrs riding spread over a couple of days. For many years I have envied those who own a Bonny.
Now I have the best of both worlds, thanks to team at Lowbrow Customs and the Magazines Dice and Greasy Kulture. All the best for your future land speed attempts I will be watching with interest. Thank you Lowbrow for your support. Regards Peter Rawlins, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
ZAC'S 1969 TRIUMPH CHOPPER WITH A CAPITAL C
Here is a killer Triumph built by a friend of Lowbrow's, Zac of Husted Vintage Cycles up in the great white North:
1969 Triumph 750CC 5 Speed > Owned by Larry Lakhan, President of the Bottom Feeders C.C., built by Zachary Husted, Owner of Husted Vintage Cycles.
Zac started with the motor and half a frame. From there he added a sporty tank, chrome springer, 21" front wheel, 16" rear wheel to start getting the style defined. The Joe Hunt magneto, David Bird hardtail, brass ribbed fender and 7/8" Z-bars from Lowbrow gives this Triumph motorcycle restoration the complete look. This thing is going to be terrorizing Toronto very soon.
KENDALL'S 1964 TRIUMPH TR6 BUILD FOR MARIO RUIZ
Sometimes you come up on a bike when you aren’t even looking for one. Funny how that happen quite a bit to a lot of us.
Kendall of Kendalls Paint and Fabrication out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin got word from a friend that a relative of the friend had a motorcycle at a storage property in Northern Illinois. Kendall made the short and quick drive over to check it out and was greeted by the property manager with“ There’s a Trump” under that tarp over there”. Kendall replied “ Oh do you mean a Triumph?”. The manger grumbled “ yeah, uh, something like that I guess”.
Kendall was expecting a pile of rust with two wheels forming something that looked like a motorcycle. He was taken aback as to what his eyes saw once he pulled back the tarp though. A 1964 Triumph TR6 glimmered there in what looked to be running condition. He immediately told the manager to ask the owner of the property who owned the bike if he would sell it. A phone call and a deal for $300 was made. Kendall speedily drove off with the “Trump” and a huge grin a short while later.
Once home with his score he got it running almost immediately after flushing out the gas tank and cleaning out the carb. Kendall’s intention was to give it a nice restoration job, all stock but make it like new again and keep it for himself as a daily-ish rider. Once he started tearing into it, his good friend Mario Ruiz from Chicago stopped by the shop for a visit and took a major liking to the bike.
After some conversation between Kendall and Mario, it was agreed that Kendall would build a nice custom bobber out of it for Mario his child hood friend. We should all be so lucky to have a friend like Kendall.
After a few phone calls, parts from Led Sled Customs, Lowbrow Customs and a few other companies started rolling in and the bike began to take shape. Mario gave free reign of the build to Kendall due to his keen eye for style and sense of what makes a bike look “right”. Mario did have some input on the bike though.
Kendall had him do some sitting on the bike and took some measurements and fabricated a custom set of handlebars so the bike fit Mario like a well tailored suit. Kendall’s vision for the bike was for a simple, sleek and clean bobber that Mario would enjoy ripping around Chicago. One look and you can tell he succeeded and then some.
Words & Photo by Ed Subias
- Owner: Mario Ruiz
- Year/Make/Model: 1964 Triumph TR6
- Fabrication: Kendall
- Fabrication Build Time: 1 year
- Year/Type/Size: 1964 650cc
- Carburetor: Amal
- Exhaust: Custom by Kendall Fabrication
- Air Cleaner: Custom Velocity Stack by Kendall Fabrication
- Year/Type: 1964 Stock with a bolt on hardtail.
- Rake/Stretch: 4” Stretch 2.5” drop
- Type / Brand: Stock Triumph - lowered 2. 5”
- Front Size: 21” JR’s Cycle Hub, Avon Tyre
- Rear Size: 18” Stock Hub, Coker Tire
- Paint by: Kendall Fabrication
- Plating/Polishing: N/A
- Powdercoating: N/A
- Front Fender: N/A
- Rear Fender: Led Sled Customs Rear Fender
- Gas Tank: Harley-Davidson Sprint narrowed and tunneled by Kendall Fabrication
- Handlebars: Custom by Kendall Fabrication
- Grips: whatever was laying around shop
- Mirrors: N/A
- Hand Controls: Cook Custom
- Foot Controls: Stock
- Headlight: Generic 4”
- Taillight: Ebay special
- Turn Signals: N/A
- License Mount: Kendall Fabrication
- Seat: Sully's Custom Vertical Pleated Solo Seat
Other Custom or Special Details:
- Joe Hunt Magneto Custom Oil tank, Sissy Bar and Passenger Pegs by Kendall Fabrication
DAVE'S LEAN & MEAN TRIUMPH CHOPPER
Dave Wilt sent us some pics of his recently completed custom vintage Triumph. We were stoked on it and wanted to share!
"Hey there Tyler just wanted to send you a couple pictures of my bike. I owe a lot of thanks to you guys at Lowbrow. You guys were the best company I dealt with on this project and look forward to dealing with you on my next project. These pictures were taken down at Beatersville in Louisville, KY by John Jackson. Thanks again for y'alls support. By the way my last order I got your new race support t-shirt and love the color. First ride I get off bike and the back left side of the shirt is covered with circles of oil from the chain. Kinda adds character."
DENNY'S 650 C.C. TRIUMPH CHOPPER
"Here's a few pics of the '66 Triumph chopper I built down here in Somerset, Kentucky.
- 1966 Triumph 650 cc TR6 motor from the crank up
- 4" stretch Triumph hardtail
- Custom vertical oil tank I robbed off an old chopper find
- Sportster front end dropped, legs shaved
- Old Frisco Sportster Gas Tank...some old chopper handlebar risers I had laying around with drag bars flipped over.
- 16 rear, Triumph hub all new
- Custom flake paint I traded an old springer for to Josh at IMAGE ONE.
- Runs like a beast..."
ERIC'S SUPER CLEAN TRIUMPH BOBBER
Here are some shots sent in by Eric Henderson of his home-built 1967 Triumph TR6R complete with David Bird hardtail. Nice work, Eric! Really cool loop style hardtail frame pairs well with the stock-style Triumph gas tank and ribbed fender for a ic bobber look.
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