Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Product From The Chop Shop

OK guys this has been a long time coming.  I now am offering these really cool Triumph solo seat brackets. Don't cut and weld on that stock frame hoop, I now have the answer. These brackets are designed to utilize the rear tank mount lug on a stock Triumph frame hoop.  Yes!! that means there is no welding involved. These things come with the all billet machined mounting bracket, one machined stainless fastener, and a billet machined locating washer.  These baby's are 100% machined in house here at The Chop Shop in the good old U.S.of A.  An added bonus for all you racer types, this piece weighs nothing.  Super light.  If you are interested in being one of the first to order one, contact me at 712-223-2833 or Here is a little eye candy for you all. 
 Here is how the kit will come Bracket, Mounting Bolt, and Locating Washer
 Again different view
 Mounted to a Lowbrow seat
Bare bracket mocked up to "Diamond" Daves Trump
 Profile shot
 Second process of the Perch in my little fixture.
 Profile cut and the tank locating boss.
 Roughed out rear piece of the bracket.
This is the seat mounted with springs.  Bear in mind that we do not have the spring mount spuds welded on the frame yet in this image, so the rear of the seat will sit a little higher.  The seat is also all the way forward in its adjustment slots.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Selling My Triumph

Well I am going to sell her.  We have been through alot togeather, but if I am gonna get the J.A.P. to Sturgis and Bonneville, she's gonna have to go.  This is the first bike I ever built from the ground up.  It has gone through many changes over the years.  This bike is my daily driver so it does get ridden, and is a friggen joy to ride.  It's a 1972 Triumph Bonneville 650 Motor.  Motor was gone through when first built.  Every part on this bike was hand fabbed, Tank, Oil tank, Frame, Pipes, you name it.  I just replaced the clutch last year.  It also sports a Joe Hunt mag.  She is a good runner.  Could stand to have the carbs cleaned and re jetted.  Runs a little rich right now, but nothing major.  It does have the typical Triumph leaks and weeps, but thats all part of owning a vintage bike.  I don't really know what else to say other than I will miss her dearly.  If you have questions or concerns call or e-mail at:
712-223-2833 or

Friday, December 9, 2011

Parts For Sale

So I have been cleaning house, in hopes to drum up some of the funds to get after the LSR J.A.P.  I have a ton of stuff that I am willing to let go.  Gotta stop hording stuff!!  The motor is an 80 80" Shovel.  We tore it down to rebuild it for El Shovelle but decided on the new S&S after the fact.  Came out of a running bike.  The trans and belt drive were for the same project but again went with new.  If you have a need or want or have questions. Call or E-mail at 712-223-2833 or
80 80" motor $2000

motor is disassembled. I tore it down to inspect it.

Bendix carb(cleaner an intake), shovel motor mounts, Shovel rocker boxes, 2 Pan intakes(1 Bendix, 1 SU),  Shovel intake Dellorto (New)

Misc Bars
some I fabbed some I bought

Let me know what you guys need.  I am willing to negotiate on this stuff.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Humble Beginnings

This is going to be the mill for my AMD/LSR  project.  I will be starting on the chassis soon.  I need to determine what class I want to run her in.  All of the details are not set in stone, but I am throwing around the idea of a super charger or turbo.  We will see what the future brings.  The motor is a J.A.P. 600cc side valve single, 1929 is the vintage.  Should be rad.