1968 Triumph Bonneville 650

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

To build the bike unlike others I’d seen, yet keeping an “old school” look.

 

What motivated you to start your project?

TO be honest, nothing really motivated me, it just seemed to happen after I bought the bike. I would sit in the garage having a cold one, looking at the bike and I imagine like many other builders, I began to think to myself “I don’t like the front end”, “I don’t much care for seat and rear fender” I wonder if I can do the work?  I guess basically my motivation was a personal challenge.

 

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the bike?

It’s truly hard to say since I had to make several parts and mounts for the bike. If I have to pick it would be the forward seat mount.  It’s fabricated from 1/4 steel that was welded to my design by my oldest son. I then cut and drilled it so that it could pivot at the junction of the main frame and the hard tail (rigid) section allowing the seat springs to work properly (maybe soften the ride).  After cutting and fitting it, I  hand polished it to a mirror finish.

 

What are you most proud of?

That she came out looking as good as she does – at least to me.

What do other people say about your motorcycle?

Most folks like it, some say it’s badass looking, some say it’s cool. Some HD riders like it others don’t.

 

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