Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Another one built by our 1970s correspondant , Rowan.
Love this little ES2 chop , it gives a real insight into how parts were mixed and matched , back in the days before old bikes became classic bikes .
I know there`s a Triumph picture in there too ,but it was too nice to take out.
Check out the lovely paintwork and that tasteful sissy bar and fork combo.
1948 ES2 500cc taken to 600cc using wiseco drop forged series high comp piston
Triumph Hardtail frame welded and extended at rear... one of the front frame downtubes was kinked to take the single exhaust
Mk I Amal
Triumph 4 speed (thunderbird) gearbox and clutch
Norton old tin hoover band style Primary
Sprung Hub... oops
4" single drum on 21"-1'75 rim front.. another oooopps
Jammer 12" over Girders... 5º kick out on legs
Sprung Solo, P Pad, fat bob R fender, cats eye rear, bates 5" head
risers and drags
bay area sissy and harley sidestand... eventually had a fishtail but not in this picture
self mixed 'Black Cherry' using various metalflake candys over black base... gold leaf... and lots and lots of crystal clear
Rowan , I think you`ve probably forgotten more about trad choppers than I`ll ever know .
Posted by missinglink at 13:25