Vintage Western Wear.Com, Retro-vintage styled western wear from. Biltwell Inc. Triumph Bonneville custom. From Guy Bolton of Greasy Kulture magazine.
For a long time, Jon Rispante of Nevada wanted to build an all-black hot rod Triumph—‘murdered out’, as the hipsters might say. Here’s the result, a combination of three different Triumphs that Jon had sitting around. The pre-unit front end and tank came from a “hodge-podge 1960s T100 that I paid $100 for a decade ago,” says Jon. The rear fender and various other bits came off a ‘66 Bonneville. But the main donor is a 1970 Bonneville, a bike that had “been floating around Las Vegas for years… For a short time, it was even owned by my father.” The Bonnie engine was given a full rebuild, and treated to a TR6 single carb head, Boyer electronic ignition and a MAP Mikuni kit for rideability and reliability. Jon wanted a ‘no frills’ look to this bike, so he gave the engine cases and other shiny parts a low-key, brushed aluminum finish. Jon’s bike is featured in the latest issue of Greasy Kulture: order your copy here. Motorcycle Culture Magazine. Deus Ex Machina. Xsbobber. In epoxy and ready for mock up Welded on oil bag mounts and spring perches Building a cool battery box from a plain jane box Tacked on bungs to hold threaded rods The finished battery box , much nicer then stock Building a seat pan, made the rear seat perches from brackets from the old part of the frame Here is the frame with the seat perches on and the seat adjuster mocked in place Trimming away all the useless parts on the neck and cleaning it up Here is the neck gusset trimmed up, next the hole will be welded shut and the steering lock will be shaved and welded.
Stock frame in all its glorry The stock frame braced and the back cut off Here is the new stance of the bike. Here is the bike ready to have the braces cut out The good stuff! Starting out life on Jan 1st 2009 Let the games begin Stripping down the old, making way for the new Motor is ready to come out Starting to mock things up Check out the build video under videos in the main menu. The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world. XS650 Chopper Satisfying Your Yamaha XS 650 Chopper/Bobber Addiction! Cafe racer, kustom cultur and streets' maniacs.