This was an EBay purchase from a seller who had intended the project for his partner, however, ill health had caused him to start down-sizing his shed.
The purchase comprised a 2005 T100 865cc carburetted Bonneville engine, a bespoke hardtail frame, Sportster forks and spoked wheels and a 3.5 gallon smooth top tank with retractable filler cap.
We undertook to complete the build in the style and spirit in which the seller had intended.
To this end we have fabricated TT style drag pipes from stainless steel and added upswept fishtail mufflers. We are using a 7/8 inch dresser bend pullback handlebar mounted on risers part Triumph and part bespoke. Switchgear will be Triumph and the headlight is a 4.5 inch Bates light with the tail light side-mounted and from a Morris Minor. The seat is a cantilevered sprung item from a 1960s BMW and the back fender is a cut down front fender from an R80/7 BMW. The footpegs are fixed and from Holme Valley Customs. Levers, master cylinder and linkages will be part Triumph and part bespoke. Whitewall tyres round out the build.
We are not yet decided about the paint scheme but are erring towards a metallic finish.