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Old 05-10-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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Not too often that you come across a Triumph pre-unit chopper in a garage sale, even less common that it is wearing a set of 25" over original Harman spirder forks! I had to strike up a conversation and a deal was made. I have always coveted Harman forks for their clean looks. Now they are sitting next to my other yard sale find D&D springer. Which to build a chop around?

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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Let's see the Triumph.

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
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Nice find.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:34 PM   #4
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"Which one to build a chop around?" That's an easy one, both! Yeah, lets see the Triumph.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:52 PM   #5
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What is that vent scoop looking thing in the cowl vent of your ford truck?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:13 AM   #6
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here is a shot of the bike in the garage where I found it...it is a 1960 Triumph preunit in a frame modified to fit it. I think it was likely a sportster frame originally. It had RD400 wheels...I am probably going to part out the bike...

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:19 AM   #7
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in regards to my '53 Ford, that scoop is a rare factory ram air option only found on the largest Big Job trucks, F650 and such. since the hoods are the same as my F100, it fits perfectly. Cool ehh...

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Wow, nice find vonPetrol and at a yard sale too.

In regards to your frame though, from what I can see of it, I believe it is a Santee type rigid that originally would have taken a 1963 and up Unit Triumph 650/750 engine. Also, wondering if your springer is might actually be a Jammer springer.


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Old 05-11-2014, 10:29 AM   #9
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the bike looks like one I saw on CL a while back....nice find regardless...
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:57 AM   #10
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Tattoo,

I really was only intrigued by the Harman, but couldn't let that bike sit neglected any longer and had to make a deal. Hopefully someone else can get the rest of it back in circulation. Heck, the frame and motor even have a title.


Jon,

The springer is stamped D&D CYCLES. BURBANK, CA on the bottom of the lower triple.

Knuck,

Where did you see it on CL? What was he asking for it if you remember? I got it for $600.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:07 PM   #11
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The best part of the bike is the engine/transmission.I don't care for Triumphs built to look like Harleys
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Wow, I guess that takes care of that question !!!! Thanks. I have a Jammer which looks almost identical but at the bottom of the two springs, they have the half egg shape cups cast into the lower triple tree...otherwise almost an identical springer.

Nice price you paid for that Triumph too......again, excellent find and good work locating it




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Jon,

The springer is stamped D&D CYCLES. BURBANK, CA on the bottom of the lower triple.

I got it for $600.
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