Words by Big Truth of Choppahead
Our latest creation is for a client out in So-Cal. He wanted a clean, classic, and built to ride Triumph. That’s our specialty… and that’s what we delivered!
We started with a 1970 Triumph frame, and mated it to one of our Spade City hartails and added a 4” stretch. The oil tank is a Choppahead finned aluminum tank with screw on cap upgrade. Front end is a repop early HD springer – with Choppahead custom bars. Front wheel is a 21” spoolie we had hanging around the shop, rear is a Triumph hub laced to a 16” rim. Buchanan spokes all around. The customer wanted a sporty tank which we modified with a screw in filler cap. The fender is something we had around the shop with Choppahead custom fender struts. The seat is a Choppahead bent seat pan, with hand-tooled leatherwork by Jay @ Truckalope Leathers.
Photos: Jay Fortin
We did a complete top and bottom end rebuild on a 1966 Triumph Bonneville engine for this build. Choppahead custom valve inspection caps on the rockers. She drinks from Amal 930 carbs that suck air from a couple of velocity stacks. A new Joe Hunt magneto fires her up. Choppahead custom pipes carries the exhaust. The customer wanted an external oil filter, so we setup one from a Harley V-rod.
Bodywork/primer/basecoat/flake//candy by Choppahead. Pinstriping and gold leaf by Charlie the One-Armed Bandit. Powdercoating (wheels/frame/handlebars/oil tank/fender struts) by Goodhues Custom Powdercoating.
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