Wicked Custom Triumph Bonneville!
Our guy, Luke, sent pictures of a custom Triumph Bonneville. It's Wicked.
Luke: "It's a custom Bonneville with the old school touch. To the trained eye you will know how much custom work has been done here. Take a look at the rear wheel. Not its size in relation to the front and the Old school tires.
Note how far back the rear wheel is and chain length. Dave has had many sleepless nights and has put so much hard thought and effort into this bike I can personally vouch for. It would now stand as the best custom Late Model Bonny in Australia in my opinion."
Dave Velcek (from VICTORIA Australia) on his custom Triumph Bonneville chopper:
The custom Triumph Bonneville chopper build details:
Custom Truimph Bonneville Build PART 1 - What I did (or had done) before sending it up to DEUS:
- Building and installing an 18-inch rear wheel, and a 19-inch front wheel, both MORAD VALANCED rims, with OEM hubs, powder coated GLOSS BLACK, and with 6/8 ga butted stainless steels spokes - wheels build by Phil Degrunchy at LIGHTFOOT ENGINEERING
- Installing vintage Firestones front and rear - 450-18 and 400-19 (tyres purchased from Ben McKinnon at Antique Tyres)
- removing front fender
- powder coating centre mounts of disc rotors
- powder coating L & R engine covers gloss
- extending the rear swing arm by 2.5"
- installing new rear sprocket anodised in black
- installing new rear chain
- installing your small sprocket cover (purchased from British Customs in the USA)
- Madass mufflers (Melbourne), and OEM headers, HPC coated with polished tips
Custom Triumph Bonneville Build PART 2 - What DEUS did
- convert OEM top tree to smooth neat top tree, painted gloss black
- make alloy “speedo bracket” for OEM Bonnie speedo and install in the centre under the top yoke
- side mount headlight
- custom headlight brackets, chromed
- integrated indicator lights in top of headlight
- 41mm Tingate clip-on bars, handlebars converted from 1" to 7/8"
- Triumph Trophy 955 handle bar controls with custom cables
- clip-on mirror
- relocated ignition switch
- British ribbed style grips
- Installed Ikon Progressive Front suspension, lowered by 2 inches
- Installed Ikon rear dampers (tri-rate), lowered 2 inches
- Braided brake lines
- W650 petrol tank, shaved, smoothed, knee dents added, fuel injection unit inside the tank, and install Monza race cap (purchased through New Bonneville in the USA)
- rear frame unit shortened by 4 inches and modified in shape
- custom fibreglass seat unit moulded to suit frame
- alloy matt black turn signals
- horn hidden and rectifier/regulator shifted from bottom yoke to frame
- hidden wiring throughout
- fuel injection bodies (ie faux "carbies") painted 2 pack gloss black
- Norman Hyde rear-sets installed
- Full custom paint-job by Dutchy
In regards to this custom Triumph Bonneville chopper build, a special thanks to the following guys: Shane McDonald, Josh Veldhuis, Warren Babington (Wazza), Luke Hudson, Jeremy Dash (The American Nightmare), and the crew at DEUS - Shawn Zammit, Brad Black, and Jeremy Tagand.
Cheers for listening, Dave.