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If you’re planning to chop your old triumph or thinking of building a chopper, bobber or what ever you wanna call it, here’s a good resource for some killer advice. Lowbrow Customs who specialize in parts for triumph bobbers and hard to find motorcycle parts have a tech tips section that I believe you will find really useful.

Here’s a list of some of the tips you will find.

  • Cloth Wiring Tips
  • Custom-Built Exhaust Pipes How-To
  • Custom-Built Exhaust Pipes on a Triumph
  • How To Install A Solo Seat
  • How to Shorten Triumph / British Forks
  • How To Narrow a Motorcycle Gas Tank
  • How to Radius a Motorcycle Fender
  • Marking your throttle cable fit your Amal Carb
  • How to Install a Chopper Oil Tank
  • How to Install a Tapered Roller Bearing Conversion Kit
  • Clutch Tech – The Triumph Cush Drive
  • How to Shorten a Motorcycle Chain
  • Custom Motorcycle Fork Stops

And more go check it out. Lowbrow Custom Tech Section

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15 Responses to “Crucial tips for the backyard motorcycle builder”

  1. Electra Glide In Blue  February 4th

    Jesper,
    Thanks for the link. There is a lot of handy tips and tricks, I like the custom fork stops, great source.

  2. Jon  February 11th

    Great resource – thanks for posting!

  3. Daniel  February 17th

    Good link!
    Does anybody know a good source for Triumphs parts from the 90s (Hinckley Triumphs)?
    Specifically I’m looking for a carburetor for Triumph Tiger ’98.
    I believe it is a Mikuni BST36.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

  4. Matchless  February 17th

    The Shortening Triumph forks bit is priceless, will include it in our technical resources.
    Thanks

  5. Jack  February 18th

    Very useful tips! Thanks for sharing

  6. ish  February 22nd

    any links for rebuilding a circa 1960s Husqvarna?
    I’ve got one in my motorcycle rental shop in los angeles right now, that I picked up randomly at a local moto show. Other than being rusted, it’s in pretty good condition. I’m just not sure how crazy a Husqvarna scrambler rebuild will be/get.
    Any ideas/tips, majorly appreciated! feel free to e-mail me with tips too! — ish@jupitersnyc.com

  7. chris Miles  March 5th

    what about jupiter’s motorcycles ish. you were so busy picking up that bike your forgot to mention If you are looking for a motorcycle rental in los angeles or orange county check out jupiter’s motorcycle rental. offering both local and one-way cross country rentals, jupiter’s motorcycle rental los angeles is go you covered.

    for more information go to jupitersnyc.com or labmwmotorcyclerental.com

  8. kuglermd@orthopaedic surgeons  March 11th

    Great guideline .It help me a lot.

  9. Nathan  March 18th

    great piece of advice. i sure hope it can help me when i decide to do what you did.

  10. Benjamin Branch  April 14th

    Bookmarked this, I’m sure it’s going to come in very handy. Still trying to decide between building a softtail or hardtail :)

  11. jimmy  May 10th

    fantastic link thanks really helpful

  12. Johny Quick Seat  May 23rd

    You forgot one thing!!! How to install An All American Rider saddle bag! I promise you, it will out last any of those other parts on your bike. Hands down best bag.
    Those are good things to know, thanks for the advise. But don’t forget your saddle bag installation it could save your life one day.

  13. Gabe  July 17th

    I have done business with Lowbrow on many occasions for Brit Bikes I have worked on in the past. Great bunch of guys that I would highly recommend!

  14. Dave  September 8th

    Thanks for the list you mentioned above. I think those tips will be helpful before I buy some parts at… [edited for ignorant self promotion]

  15. Tchetan  October 27th

    hey those are really good tips, i like this post got such a good information to maintain my Bike. I have bookmarked this blog & looking to get some more & more info from this blog.

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