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2723 Views 23 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  Luke Nosewalker
My name is Mark, and I live in Portland Oregon. I am building a 64 Triumph TR6SC chopper with as many handmade parts as I can make. I am taking a night class to have access to a lathe, Bridgeport, and bending machine. I have pix on Photobucket ( Chopper_Mark ) but I am a computer retard.

I used to ride Vespas and repaired/restored/modified them for fun and profit. That got me into 2-stroke motorcycles like RD400's and Suzuki T500's and I did a little engine work there and made my own rearsets. I always liked choppers and had sawed the shit out of my Vespa so for shits and giggles I made an extended fork for it. Then about 5 years ago I decided what I really wanted was a legit chopper so I started collect the shit to make my Triumph. The fabrication is nearly done, except that I keep on deciding to make more parts or make parts I already made better, and of course there is the matter of an engine rebuild.

I am not here to talk shit. If I have actual knowledge to share I will post it. I am pretty smart with engines but this is my 1st Truimph and I plan to soup it up a little. I will study the manual end to end to avoid asking super-dumb questions. I have tried posting on Triumph boards but most of those folks are a little pissy about me building a chopper.
I know the people here are the real deal and hopefully I can learn something and get this bike finished. Hopefully I can help out someone else with their project, too.
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Is your bike all black now or does it have the scallops?
It is black now. When I took it to bare metal I discovered where the other gas cap was and found a dent, so I did some plastic filler and repainted it black. The scallops will likely return, in a metallic greenish gold or copper or something that goes with all the metal tones on the bike ( all the stainless, aluminum, copper and brass).
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