We were able to free up some time for Yuri his chopper. The idea for the exhaust set comes from our chopper Aruba. With its V-shape and upswept design, it gives the chopper a rugged appearance. The Flow Glide fork is made to length and will be polished after painting. We have brought the headlight support as close as possible to the triple trees so that the headlight falls into the front fork.
Some time ago we explored Japan with a select group. The program included a visit to a bike show, but especially the insights into the small chopper shops were very special. I have already visited many places in my life; Africa, America, Australia, South America, then you would think you have already experienced everything. But nothing could be further from the truth … Asia is like visiting a completely different world. It was a very special experience.
Due to the length of the customer, we have opted for an extended frame. Due to the long tank and an oval oil tank, everything is nicely in proportion. We opted for a two-in-one with an end silencer for the exhaust system.
The stabilizer on the front fork is equipped with a removable mudguard, we have refitted the original front brake disc and finished it with a nice, well-functioning brake caliper. Now on to the inspection!
You have wide glide springers and narrow springers. With the narrow springers, a narrow wheel hardly fits between them and certainly no brake caliper. The solution is the in-between glide springer, despite its narrow appearance, a narrow wheel with a reduction set can be mounted.
Customer Henri has been driving this fork for about 25 years and thinks it is time to make a change. The question was asked whether it was possible to fit a longer fork, and as you know… we don’t like to say no. After building a new frame for a fork that’s 10 inch longer than the old one, we roughly build up some part.
The structural work of the Triumph Boardtracker is completed. As you can see it consists of a lot of parts, many of them will be chrome plated and the parts that needs to be painted can be blasted and put in the epoxy.
We have opted for a dark color blue. The block will be disassembled, then polished and then the cylinders gets painted. As the cream of the crop, some rib covers will be made for it.
We have again offered a few frames to the RDW for the engraving of a frame number. The registration of the frame and associated gearbox and block is the way to obtain an official registration certificate and only applies for the Dutch market.
So many people, so many styles. The tastes of the customers vary widely and that is a new challenge for us every time.
At the moment we have two that can’t be more opposite of each other, a Highneck with all tubes in a curved shape and a race model with a set of Japanese wheels and up-side down fork with custom triple trees.