Episode 16: All About Triumphs
NOTE: Massive apology to Trophy Motorcycles in San Diego about the confusion caused in this episode. This episode now has a section edited out consisting of a rant by Evan (after a few beers) about a bad experience years ago at a local shop, mistaking their name with the amazing Trophy Motorcycles. Evan & Motorbike Mondays has nothing but great things to say about Trophy, and highly recommend them. The original comments have been removed from the episode, as they are really irrelevant to the Triumph discussion at hand. Sorry guys, it can be very easy to say dumb things with a microphone in your face, please accept this humble apology!
Hey MM’ers, whats going on!? We’ve got an awesome episode for you this week. You all know we normally focus on Japanese bikes. We figured it was time to get some details on Triumphs, so we invited some friends over to help. Episode 16 features Jon & Dom from Close Fabrication. Both guys have extensive knowledge of vintage Triumphs, and we go into some detail learning about the models, engines, frames and more. If you’ve been looking to learn more about Triumphs, you don’t want to miss this episode! Post up any comments or questions you have about Triumphs here and we will have Jon & Dom answer them for you.
We mention some bikes the guys have built, and here are pictures and info on them:
Jon’s 1951 Triumph T110
Stock front loop,
Rear is 2″ drop 3″ stretch from stock
21″ front wheel 19″ rear
Stock tank narrowed 2″
Leaf spring seat
Dom’s 1966 Triumph T100
I’ll have Dom update soon with details on this build. This bike was a show winner, and has lots of custom Close Fab machined pieces.