Episode 10: Cleaning up the Triangle
Welcome to Episode 10! This show is all about Cleaning up the ‘Triangle’. If you’re building a custom cafe or bobber style bike out of a 70’s or 80’s Japanese bike, chances are you’re going to want to clean out the Triangle. The Triangle is the shape formed by the steel frame of these old bikes on either side behind the engine. The Triangle is generally where the battery, fuse box, ignition box, air filter/air box, regulator, rectifier, wiring connectors and other components are mounted. To really get the clean look of a nice custom build, you need to commit to cleaning out the Triangle area. There is quite a bit involved in this, from figuring out a new battery location, modifying the wiring harness, swapping to cone air filters, and many other considerations. Hopefully this show will give you some ideas on what goes into doing this successfully.
Here’s an example of a cleaned up Triangle: