Featured Speedmaster Chopper Project

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  1. Chahpit1

    Chahpit1 Well-Known Member

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    Finally back to working on my Triumph chop project. Waiting on carb rebuild kit and wiring job. DSCF6202.JPG
     
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  2. Iron

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    Cor, luvly. Nice clean look to the springers esp. without a front brake (assuming there's not one about to go on). Although I'd struggle without a front in our traffic and the busy junctions on hills. Very bloody nice :)
     
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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    What a great build project, Chapit. I'm not sure what the draw is for me but I've always like springer front ends. Please post as you go so we can see your bike come together!:):heart_eyes:
     
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  4. steve lovatt

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    Nice build project - looking forward to more posts as work progresses. :cool:
     
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  5. OsteKuste

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    Just noticed you’re in Asheville NC. I’m just on the other side of the mountain in Jonesborough. Might see you out on the road some time, I ride over that way a lot.
     
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  6. Chahpit1

    Chahpit1 Well-Known Member

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    Stop by sometime. I always have projects going.
     
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  7. Chahpit1

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    Sorry I did not take the time to thank all for kind comments and using my post for the big photo, but this week is Daytona Bike Week and I have spent the last month working twelve hour days prepping customers' bikes for the event. Much like Christmas and birthdays, Daytona happens every year but folks insist on waiting until January or February to get their frames built for Bike Week. Last frame out the door yesterday, now time to work on mine,
     
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  8. Wire-Wheels

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    #8 Wire-Wheels, Mar 8, 2021
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    Interesting ! I have had a chopped modern twin kicking around in my brain for a number of years. It is nice to actually SEE one. Some things I like, some not. We all have a different vision. I like the frame. Nice effort :) ...J.D.
     
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  9. Chahpit1

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    I chopped an 04 Thruxton in 05. I'll see if I can find some photos. Much more radical than this one; 45 degrees rake, 6 inch stretch, 180 tire, 21 inch front wheel.
     
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  10. Sandi T

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    This might be an appropriate sign to hang in your garage next year around January or February, @Chahpit1. ;):joy:

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  11. Chahpit1

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    Sandi
    God knows I have tried everything short of armed threats to get folks to plan ahead for major events. In all fairness this year with Covid left many folks with the impression that most events would be cancelled. Thus the rush when Daytona was approved at the last minute. The last frame out the door is already a complete bike sans paint in just two days. Dude is wiring it up in my shop as I write.
    I agree with you about the Springer front end. Something timeless there.
     
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  12. Sandi T

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    You sound like a good and patient man, Chahpit1. :) Or at least a long-suffering one. :joy:
     
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  13. Chahpit1

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    To be long suffering you have to live a long time. I'll take that as a good thing.
     
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  14. Wire-Wheels

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    Grew up in the industrial parts of L.A. and San Bernardino Counties back in the 60-70's. This kind of stuff was everywhere. San Berdoo had a Triumph Dealer as far back as 1963. [They just closed this year]. There was a lot of old machines to build at one time. And you wonder where all the old Triumphs went :) …J.D.
     
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  15. Chahpit1

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    Between paying customers made some progress. DSCF6212.JPG
     
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  16. darkman

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    Nice how the right header pipe apes the angle on the head cooling fins.
     
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  17. Sandi T

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    #17 Sandi T, Mar 20, 2021
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    I couldn't help but notice how your verb usage in your post "apes" your avatar, @darkman. ;) Subtle, but a very nice grammatical touch. :)

    And I agree with you that the header pipe and head cooling fins on Chahpit1's build look good together with their matched angles. :heart_eyes:

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  18. Chahpit1

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    Not always easy to do. Angles are subtle but important to the final look.
     
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  19. darkman

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    Lol, that's my inner chimp Sandi. He normally only comes out to play if i get anxious :joy:
     
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  20. Chahpit1

    Chahpit1 Well-Known Member

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    DSCF6214.JPG Speedmaster seeing the light of day. Springtime. Chain on, sprocket cover in place, still waiting for the seat to finish.
     
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