Monday, March 8, 2010

Update on my Triumph

You can see I have the new petrol tank. Got it off ebay for a good price, but I still have to finish getting the bondo out of the badge mounting holes. THAT'S gonna be a lot of fun...NOT! I have another top triple tree that will go on soon so that I can use better risers and I found a great shop in CA to get the small parts at a decent price. Had to go to the UK to get the riser bushings at a reasonable price though.

In the top pic you can see some of the changes I'm making. I used the center cap from a Crager SS wheel that I found in the road as a timing cover. I'm working to get the 60's Sportster coil mounted to the front engine mount cleanly. Got some more ideas I'm working on, but will show those after I get them started.

Close ups of the Four Horsemen Triumph

Here are some detail shots of the Four Horsemen Triumph that Blaine built. Now you see why he was afraid to ride it. If he dropped it this cool piece of history would be ruined. This is some 70's art for damn sure. The bike is now owned by someone who will take good care of it and make sure it gets out where folks can see it at least once in awhile.