Saturday, November 9, 2013

Troys' 66 Bonneville Chopper !!


Troy D. walked into our shop about 2 years ago and said he wanted to build a custom Triumph.
He had purchased a somewhat rough rigid unit and wanted to get on the road without going overboard etc, etc. The only problem was that slowly as the build progressed Troy wasn't going to be happy with some half arsed hack and decided that if he's going to do this then it's all or nothing.
 Now i wasn't exactly sure about Troys' capacity or ability to undertake this project but his attitude and willingness were spot on. After a few more visits to buy parts and chat about the bike i was now convinced that Troy was going to build something good. I especially took notice when he came in and showed me some of the parts he was fabricating for the build. Did i forget to mention Troy was about 21 years of age (now 23) and had never built a motorcycle? Well now you may understand why i was perhaps skeptical about how someone as young as Troy, with no experience in motorcycle building (especially Triumph), was going to pull a rabbit out of his hat.




 Troy made his own petrol and oil tank, headers, handlebars, fender, all brackets, leather work, and the spectacular paint job you see in these photos.
We reconditioned and balanced the crank, rods and pistons, bored and honed his barrels and reconditioned the head. We also Hydroteched the cases, head and alloy parts.
Troy put the engine together himself and it works a treat.
There are so many handmade custom parts on this bike and we think he's nailed that early 70s look. I won't go into detail about the build as it is going to be featured in two magazines so you will be able to read about it then.
Well done Troy!!









Wednesday, October 9, 2013

TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE 1968 T120, OLD SKOOL BOBBER



Up for sale, this beautiful one of a kind custom old skool Triumph bobber. Private sale on behalf the owner.

Engine number: T120DU69**
Frame number:
T120DU69**
This is a 1968 Triumph Bonneville that was built and completed 2007-08. First registered then and has never been off the road. 


This striking motorcycle features:
  • 1968 T120 649cc twin cylinder engine, alloy twin carb straight port Bonneville head in excellent working order.
  • 1968 front loop with bolt on 4" x 2.5" hardtail.
  • Custom copper foot pegs (real neat trick!)
  • Amal twin carbs with custom copper ram tubes
  • Custom fab. fire extinguisher oil tank with remote oil filter and oil press. gauge.
  • Modified genuine Sportster fuel tank with Triumph petrol taps.
  • Hand made 'Kansas Charlie' leather saddle with hair pin springs. Strong base with high density water proof foam, not your average saddle, cost $495.00 to have specially made!
  • Joe Hunt billet Magneto.
  • 4 speed gearbox with folding kickstart lever, smooth changes, no crunching or grinding etc
  • Triumph headers with heat wrap and custom baffled copper mufflers, has an awesome note.
  • Triumph rear hub laced to16" rim with Avon tyre.
  • Honda front end with Honda disc brake laced to 21" rim and Avon tyre.
  • Custom 7/8" hex risers, black handlebars.
  • Genuine Triumph ribbed fender modified and radiused with custom stays.
  • Custom chain guard.
  • Daytona headlamp with built in speedo and custom headlamp brackets. Custom alloy grill tail light.
...And the list goes on!


This is no show pony or trailer queen. It is built to ride and has been since it was built. Frame and tinware in good condition with the usual small marks and blemishes that are to be expected from road riding. The finish is done to reflect the old skool patina look as all the parts follow this theme. From front to rear, no bling, just pure old skool rat!

The engine ticks over nicely, good comp, revs smoothly across the rev range, does not have knocks or any unusual noises and blows no smoke.
Gearbox selects through all gears smoothly and clutch grips fine. This is a great bike to ride and is also learner approved.
Runs on regular unleaded petrol. This motorcycle does not have a battery, lights are powered up whilst running with ignition being independantly taken care of by the powerful Joe Hunt Magneto. All gauges work fine. The machine rides and handles well and is quite comfortable.
This bike has not been molested or butchered by some backyard mechanic as is the case with most on the market. It runs true as to be expected from a good Triumph custom bobber.
Currently registered in NSW 28/4/14 and boasting 9386 trouble free km since it was built in 2007-08.
Featured in OZ BIKE magazine #327 and well known amongst the Sydney custom bike builder scene, this bobber attracts plenty of looks and admiration from many enthusiasts. 

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A cool period bobber, ready to ride, no fuss, priced well below what it would cost to build this bike (an actual reliable and functioning bike, ask anyone who has built a Triumph!..)

Currently on ebay, click link below:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360761118161

Yamaha SR400 stocker ...


 ***  YAMAHA SR400 1984, CAFE RACER, STOCK, A1 MECHANICAL ***
An excellent opportunity to enter the world of classic motorcycling. Ride as is but also a perfect canvas to build a Cafe Racer, Street Tracker or Bobber with this fine example of a stock Yamaha SR400 Motorcycle. Perfect investment and sought after by collectors worldwide.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE SOLD PRIVATELY
 
Engine number: 2H6 2351**
Frame number: YM 2H6 2351**
Purchased in 2011 with intent to build a race bike (an example of what was planned is pictured) but other projects took up time.
This fantastic motorcycle features:
  • 399cc single cylinder engine alloy motor in excellent working order. The recommended oil feed to rocker conversion has also been done.
  • can run without battery for emergency use (not with lights).
  • 4 speed gearbox with folding kickstart lever, smooth changes, no crunching or grinding etc
  • 'Goldstar' muffler, has an awesome note.
  • Factory alloy rims. 
  • Factory disc front, Drum rear
Overall a factory stock motorcycle with only 52129km on the clock!

Frame and tinware in good condition with the usual small marks and blemishes that are to be expected from road riding. The paintwork is good considering the age but not concourse. One dent on right side of fuel tank but nothing major.
Currently not road ridden, but maintained on private circuit.
Displayed in a showroom, also regularly primed and turned over.

Firm seat, strong frame, good suspension and steering, great stock bike.
The engine ticks over nicely, good comp, revs smoothly across the rev range, does not have knocks or any unusual noises and blows no smoke.
Gearbox selects through all gears smoothly and clutch grips fine. This is a great bike to ride and is also learner approved.
Runs on regular unleaded petrol. This motorcycle comes with a new battery, all electrics fitted as per standard factory and everything works. All gauges work fine. The machine rides well and everything works as it should.

This bike has not been molested or butchered by some backyard mechanic as is the case with most on the market.
This motorcycle is not registered. It is Australian complied and approved (compliance plate is on frame) so there should be no problems after inspection is done.

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We have also added a few photos of what this motorcycle can look like when modified, these motorcycles are not for sale.
 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Throttle Roll Australia




                               

Get yer shit together for a balls out event hosted by our good friends Mark and Jordan of the now world renowned Australian Cafe Racers.



Brief details:

TIME & PLACE
Saturday May 11th, 2013 – 12pm til’ really late
The Vic, Enmore – 2 Addison Rd, Enmore A short stroll from Newtown or Sydenham train station.

Sydney Café Racers are holding a ride earlier that morning down south to Bald Hill through the Royal National Park. The ride finishes at Throttle Roll/The Vic, Enmore at 12pm. Meet at Harrys Pies, Tempe (Princes HWY) at 8.30am for a 9am departure. The Vic Enmore, is fully licensed and will be open for lunch and dinner.



For more info click Throttle Roll Australia

See you there !!!