If you are going to terrorize the streets of Alphabet City on a regular basis, your daily rider better be bad ass. Mike's Triumph is exactly that: a lane-splitting, fire-breathing, hand-built Manhattan missile that the owner calls the Pedestrian Killer. It's stodgy roots as a '73 OIF T140 have long since faded, and what's left is only what's absolutely needed.
Owner: Mike Kramer aka: Greaser Mike
Engine: '73 Triumph Bonneville T140, Black diamond valves, Bob Newby belt drive, balanced/lightened crank, Megacycle cams, lightened timing gears, MorGo gear drive oil pump. etc.
Frame: '70 Triumph TR6 Tiger
Fork: Ceriani 35mm
Chassis mods: Rigid tail
Tire/wheel size and style: 21" stainless laced to 68 Triumph twin leading shoe hub/Avon 21" tire up front; 18" stainless laced to '68 Hub with pre-unit drum/sprocket/Dunlop 18" x 4" whitewall out back
Doodads: Tomiselli alloy controls and 1/4 turn throttle, alloy tank, fender, oil bag. Stainless steel seat, Jagg oil cooler, '36 Ford fog light for headlight, original duolamp taillight, Biltwell clubman bars, Biltwell exhaust caps, Map Cycle oil filter. Classic Cycles billet motor mounts.
Favorite thing about this bike: It's a guided missile.
Next modification will be: My next bike—this one's perfect the way it is.
Photos: BF Josh