Hi judges, this is my shed built custom 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 that I built nine years ago, was my first road bike, and my first build.
I wanted to build a bike that didn’t cost a fortune, was reliable and rideable, looked original and old but was fully custom, timeless, and was a motorcycle version of old school hot rods.
I’ve done 800 klm rides on this old girl, and goes strong.
Have also converted it to dirt trim, and have ridden it at ‘Aftershock’, ‘The Mud Run’, and ‘Sunday Slide’.
It has a 3” stretched, 2” lowered hard tail frame with modified steering head.
Handmade aluminium guards and brackets.
Handmade sprung seat with brass riveted leather pad, and also a comfy seat cover for those longer rides.
Custom oil tank.
Ceramic coated front and rear brake housings.
Stainless steel drag pipes with brass tips, custom radial finned manifolds and titanium wrapping.
Aluminium flame coated tank, hand sanded and polished. The flame coatings finish is like 36 grit sandpaper, and took me two solid days of sanding to get the finish I wanted.
Modified Moon eyes spinner cap to secure the tank.
Rebuilt forks with progressive springs.
Powder coated original rims, re laced with stainless spokes.
Knurled aluminium foot pegs.
Rebuilt motor with 750 big bore kit, custom in line oil filter, high voltage coils and rectifier with electronic ignition.
Modified kick starter.
Smiths gauges.
Custom radial finned velocity stack.
Woodcraft clip ons.
Posh micro switches.
Handmade brass tail light.
Handmade stainless headlight visor.
Fully rewired with antique cloth wiring. Rather than hide the wiring, I wanted to make it a feature.
Gold pinstriping by Kyle Smith.
Powell Peralta skateboard wheel chain tensioner.
Rat Fink mascot and valve caps.
Lots of brass fittings and hardware.
Stainless engine mount brackets with high tensile stainless bolts.
This photo was taken only a week ago, so it’s still looking a treat.
Hope you like it, and good luck judging ?