The original plans for this bike entailed lots of custom metal fabrication, forged machined RSD wheels, hand made exhaust and an all-around make-over to create a steed at that would propel a winner of X-Games gold. After talking with Shawn throughout the culmination of the build, it turns out his vision slightly changed direction. Since he is new to motorcycling and this is his first bike, he has begun paying more attention to different styles and options out there and decided that he wanted the bike to be very simple. We figure he has enough flare in the rest of his life so we agreed to tone it back but still keep it custom. By Shawn’s request, the bike was blacked out from head to toe by Chris Wood at Airtrix. The original wheels were pulled apart, powder coated gloss black and re-laced by Dubya USA and Olympic Powdercoating. We made a custom set of hand shaped aluminum side covers that thinned the bike up a touch while covering the K&N air cleaners from British Customs. Other RSD custom fab’d parts include the rear grab bar and turn signal mounts. The stock Scrambler seat was replaced with a Triumph Thruxton version. The foam was re-shaped to provide a lower seat height then it was wrapped in a layer of fine leather. Progressive Suspension lowered the forks and did their magic on the internals and supplied a custom made set of 970 Series rear reservoir shocks to keep the ride plush. Triumph supplied the snazzy Arrow 2-into-1 high pipe and helped us re-map the fuel injection system for the proper mixture. We modified an RSD Tag Bracket, Tracker Grips, and gas cap, from our H-D parts assortment, and adapted them to fit the Trumpet. As ordered, this bike is sweet yet simple. There is something to be said for simplicity and if you know what you’re looking at, you will notice the quite modifications. Hopefully Shaun will enjoy riding this bike so much that it inspires him to take up motorcycle racing where, with talent like he has, he would most definitely rip up the track. Enjoy the freedom that two wheels brings!
The good guys over at The
Speed Merchant found out about our late model Scrambler 900 project and
thought it deserved their new Stator and Sprocket covers. Cast from
aluminum right here in local California, reminiscent of the finned
covers that Webco used to make in the 50's and 60's.
We've also been
busy fab'ing up a few of our own custom parts. We bent up a simple rear
bar to continue the frame rails behind the seat and used some LED Micro
tail lights from Spiegler
USA. Then we made a set of aluminum side panels to fit tight with the
pod filters that came in the airbox removal kit sent to us from British
Customs. These covers should keep a bit more mud and debris out while
still allowing the engine to breathe.
We're truly impressed with the
quality of all parts we've been getting sent our way by these
companies. There's a lot of great aftermarket stuff out there for the
new Triumphs and everything we've received has bolted right on like it
should. It's always nice to be surrounded by good company.
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