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This project has been in a couple of hands in the last few years. Going to try to finish it in a reasonable amount of time. I picked it back up from my dads place in OC where it's been sitting for the last year and a half. Here's a couple of mock up pics. I want to hack a couple inches off the front end and although it's really a complete project, every part of the bike needs something done to it.



sorry about the crap pictures, they're sort of for my personal reference and not ment to be works of art...
 

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atleast the trail looks good... but i say shorten em up, im not into long front ends, my sporty needs 2" off it, thats what the winter is for, LOL
 

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Trumpnut said:
run the stock fiberglass tank . You never see those on chops and they look so cool just watchout CA gas eats fiberglass . Through some Z bars and a tiny as hell fender so you don't lose your nuts and a tight oil bag and presto !
Thanks for the heads up on the gas eating glass! I was a little worried about that too. I guess that's one good thing if I move to Virginia.

I put the sporty tank on for shits and giggles cause the stance is so 1970. I had to give it the frisco treatment.
 

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It would look better with a stock length front end. What kind of front end is that anyways? I f you can figure out what it is you can just get stock length fork tubes from Forking By Frank.

A "Desert Sled" is a Triumph Trophy Sportsman's Competition (TR6SC). They were sold thru Johnson Motors in Pasadena. My chopper has a TR6SC engine.
 

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ChopperMark said:
A "Desert Sled" is a Triumph Trophy Sportsman's Competition (TR6SC). They were sold thru Johnson Motors in Pasadena. My chopper has a TR6SC engine.
Desert Sled is a pretty generic term that was used a quite a bit in motorcyle magazines and popular mechanics from the 60's and 70's. I've even seen in print a Hodaka 100cc bike refered to as a desert sled. No doubt the triumphs Johnsons was selling had the best looking paint though.

I love google:

an excerpt from http://www.angelfire.com/biz/snwvlly/bikes/steve.htm

And Finally - Yet Another Desert Sled by Steve

It appears that the Ceriani-forked, Rickman-Chassised Triumph Steve had built by the time this article appeared in '66 had a littermate or two appear later. Below is a picture of the bike in Trev Deeley's Museum billed as Steve's '68. Note the stockness - it's very interesting to me that a man who ever owned a Rickman Triumph Sled would regress to a stock-framed Triumph. Oh, well, it was billed as having been bought from the Steve McQueen collection at Auction as Steve's bike!
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Triumph-Trophy_W0QQitemZ190020819907QQcmdZViewItem
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Bultaco-120-PURSANG_W0QQitemZ120020655527QQcmdZViewItem
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