Monday, 23 September 2013



Triumph 750 Chopper, originally built in the '70s in the USA, imported to UK in mid '90s and fully re-built and restored by me 2 years ago using all new or reconditioned parts.
Frame: 1960s Bonneville goosenecked and fitted with a J&D hardtail. Checked on Jig, powdercoated and gloss painted and lacquered in black. Rear guard is a '50s Triumph front shortened to suit.
Wheels: 18" rear and 21" front, both rebuilt with powder coated rims and stainless steel spokes. Rear tyre is Avon SM2 4.00 x 18" and front is super rare 2.75 x 21 Speedmaster (new old stock). Front hub and brake are Hurst Airheart. Both wheels were fitted with new bearings and seals, rear converted to Suzuki spindle.
Footrests, gearlever, kickstart and rear brake linkage all bought new from Factory Metalworks in US together with brass level and sight bungs.
Fuel tank is 2.2g Paugho ribbed, painted by Dave Dickinson of Bridlington fitted with Krommet cap. Oil tank is chrome '70s Starburst with brass cap from Rock Solid Mcs Portugal.
Engine: 1966 T120R fully rebuilt, new 750 Morgo conversion, all new bearings and seals, fitted with a TR6 single carb cylinder head reconditioned by The Cylinder Head Shop, London. Oil pump is also from Morgo and a remote filter is fitted. BBB primary belt drive and Joe Hunt magneto (also new). Magneto has an engraved cast alloy cover instead of the original plastic. Primary cover is '70s MPD chrome plated. Carb is Amal Concentric on tapered inlet to compensate for angle of engine with short bellmouth and finned top. Exhausts are crossover drags again bought new from USA with Wassell large finned clamps. Gearbox is standard 4 speed but has tallest option sprocket and brake drum/sprocket, cruise at 70mph all day vibration free. All fasteners on engine and chassis are chromed or stainless steel.
Forks are 16" over Fury re-chromed and re-bushed with gold plated springs. Rockers have been recently modified and ideally need re-chroming. Sissy bar is an original 70s item extended and re-chromed. Seat is also a 70s original Drag Specialities item re trimmed in the original style. Bars are currently Zs but buyer has options of pullbacks if preferred. Horn is Italian Campanelclax.
The bike has completed under 2,000 miles since built including being ridden from North Yorkshire to Cornwall two months ago. Easy to start and ride.
It is registered as a 1959 Triumph 750 on a 6 digit number so free tax and MOT exempt. There is no charging system and no lights are fitted but should not be a problem to fit if you felt the need.
For sale only to fund new projects.
Happy to help with transportation or export.

OK, this is'nt testing the water or gauging interest, its for sale. The eBay listing will start on Sunday night 29th Sept with the reserve set at £6,000. If it doesnt make the reserve i will sell as roller or strip it fully, if you have an interest in any part/s let me know and if there are no takers you get first refusal.
Please do not comment or email me saying "thats cheap mate, i'd buy it if i had the money", but i know you will....

I shall be away from Tuesday night until Sunday so will reply to any emails when i return.


TC said...

It's a beuty! Wish I had the brass...

WhitelinePsycho said...

Ha ha ha, beat me to it TC, hope you get what you want Pete.