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Bare Metal Triumph Bonneville T140es

Posted on 13th October, by John_Pellew in bikes, Bikes for Sale, Cafe Racers, Current Builds. No Comments
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Bare Metal Triumph Bonneville T140es

This one has been sitting on the shelf waiting for a break in the work load to start building.

We start with a 1982 Triumph Bonneville T140es   OIF  with matching numbers.

 

The plan is to build a cafe racer with a little of the style of Shinya Kimura, ie full bare metal everything and this is the first step, stripping off all the paint, with a wire wheel. It has to be a wire wheel as the process, part polishes the metal of the frame to the required effect.

 

 

 

 

As you can see we have modified the frame, adding a cross tube in the front down tubes and created a box section between the seat frame rails to house the electronics and finally we detabbed the frame of all unnecessary brackets.  The final thing … Read More »