LC Fabrications Triumph TT Deluxe


Among the participants in the Free Style Class of the 2009 AMD World Championship Of Bike Building, I like very much this bike and I know why.

A somewhat unusual design, a Triumph engine (Bonneville 865 cc) and transmission, a Girder front end, a mini conical drum front brake, Jackshaft mounted drum in the rear, inverted hand control levers, a simple and well detailed 2 in 1 exhaust, copper lines and…no chrome.

Jeremy Cupp got a 6th place trophy and he should be very proud of it. LC Fabrications (pictures HRF).

17 Responses to “LC Fabrications Triumph TT Deluxe”

  1. 1 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    “copper lines” ?
    Hope they don’t vibrate and crack.
    Nice assembly.
    I think the trend is filling the customer’s wants. New style motors with antique appointments, and a machine that doesn’t look like a production bike, but a dangerous death ride.

  2. 2 Lyle Aug 15th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    If soft copper is used for the lines and there’s enough “give” in them, they won’t break. This is how most bikes were plumbed back in the day when the roads were rough and the machines shook more. I like the overall lines of the bike but what is the purpose of the jack shaft, except for wrapping a brake band around? If the rear chain ever breaks, you lose your brakes too. Nice craftsmanship however. Good to see modern Triumphs in the custom scene!

  3. 3 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    You know, the more I look at that motor, it looks to me like one of those un-corked, free atmosphere breathing, baby killing, global warming, cancer causing, so called “free style” motorcycles.
    Well, I guess if enough “Free Style” builders built them, that we’d get enough people to in act that all important “Item G.” (one emissions free kit per person, per lifetime) that’s just sitting there approved and waiting to be used.
    Call the hall (the AMA®), they’ll agree with me. 🙂
    V-Twin® won’t ever make real 3.5 gallon tanks, but you British guys can force change because you can produce parts that fit and those Brit-kits will be cheaper to build than a 1955-57 OHV Big Twin. So there you go.
    Maybe you convince V-Twin® to get out of the Knuckle and Panhead parts business and start carrying British, affordable, Item G. (protected) kits instead of floundering around with 1955-57 OHV. They can’t build replica 3.5 tanks. They’re beat.

  4. 4 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    “If soft copper is used for the lines and there’s enough “give” in them, they won’t break.”

    Actually just the opposite, they’ll flex, work-harden and crack. If they used copper in the early days, then there was a reason they changed to steel lines.

  5. 5 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    This would be the avenue to take if someone wanted to produce parts for one-per lifetime-emissions exempt kits. Item G. is ready to be implemented. Triumph® or early OHV Big Twin. Somebody.

    EPA Guidelines

    G. Exemption for Motorcycle Kits and Custom Motorcycles
    (note: shortened from the original)

    “…..for those individuals who put together a SINGLE motorcycle
    for individual use, we believe it is appropriate to NOT require
    these entities to have to certify their assembled vehicles. Therefore,
    we are promulgating provisions for two special exemptions. The first is
    a one-time exemption for any person building a motorcycle from a kit
    for individual use. We believe that the small benefit of having single
    individuals certify to the standards is outweighed by the substantial
    burden to these individuals in certifying. Moreover, because the
    engines in such kits generally are built by the same companies as those
    engines going to the small volume motorcycle manufacturers, who still
    must certify and who will represent the majority of the engine-makers’
    production, we believe that most of the engines will be the same or
    very similar to the engines used in the certified motorcycles.
    Individuals may not use this provision as a regulatory loophole to
    modify or customize a certified motorcycle in a manner which adversely
    affects emissions. This provision is limited to one motorcycle per
    individual over the life of the provision.
    In the case where the owner of the kit motorcycle is not the
    assembler of the motorcycle, the limitation of one motorcycle per
    person applies to the purchaser of the kit components of the
    motorcycle, who we expect is the end user of the motorcycle, rather
    than to the person or persons who actually assemble the motorcycle. A
    kit purchaser may have the kit assembled by another party and retain
    the ONE-TIME EXEMPTION for the motorcycle. In order to qualify for the
    exemption under these circumstances, the kit must be purchased by the
    ultimate owner before assembly begins. Parties or businesses who
    purchase kit motorcycles for assembly and retail sale are not covered
    by this exemption.

    Kirk, as you cited, different states also have different standards, some more strict than the federal standard, as is the case in California.

    However, the federal exemption still stands and therefore, no legislation is needed at this time to protect the EPA exclusion.

    Please see original EPA exemption language (above) and feel free to contact me should you have any further questions/concerns.

    Peter G. Nonis
    rights. riding. racing
    101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
    Suite 800 West
    Washington, DC 20001
    202.742.4304 (f)

  6. 6 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    “we believe that most of the engines will be the same or
    VERY SIMILAR to the engines used in the certified motorcycles.”
    “Very similar” is the key phrase in the middle of the paragraph. Yes, they will be very similar motors (but without the crankcase venting through the carburetor).

  7. 7 Kirk Perry Aug 15th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I like the Outcast. That’s what I mean. Some of the elements from the past within a road-sport machine. They used the best parts of Ford® and everybody likes the strapped battery.

  8. 8 Brian Klock Aug 15th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats to Jeremy and his buddy Shane Ramey on an impressive showing with both of their bikes coming in 6th and 14th respectively. It was an honor to get to know you both and I thought you carried yourselves as true gentleman throughout the competition. Its great to see innovation in Triumph’s, BSA’s and more. Keep the Creativity alive and keep chasing your dreams! Jeremy also received the Ace Cafe London partner pick for this same bike.

    Great Job Guys, here’s to a long life of customs!

    Brian and the whole Klock Werks team

  9. 9 nicker Aug 15th, 2009 at 8:33 pm


    Yet more retro.
    And each unique…… Way Cool…!!!

    Could this be a trend???
    Next thing ya know kids will dump their video games and get back to building stuff in garages.

    Why is-zat so important you say……..????
    Well, even money says neither Clinton or Obama were ever “tinkerers.”

    There is always hope….. 🙂


  10. 10 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Aug 16th, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Congrats to you 2 young guys for building a bike that made all us competitors stop and check out. Both of you guys are outstanding true gentleman and it was great to get to know u guys. Hats off to Brian Klock for getting these guys bikes to the show as they had no intention of competing. That makes 3 gentleman. And as some famous POM (Englishman) once said in his pompous dialect “May the best of British be with you”. Now when I come to visit you guys can we go hillbilling around Virginia. Keep those creative juices flowing.

  11. 11 Jeremy Cupp Aug 17th, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Many Thanks to Brian, Laura, Kiwi Mike and the entire crew at Klockwerks. We owe it all to you, everything you’ve done has been a true blessing, and that makes you the Gentleman of the industry in my book. y’all can come hillbillying(whatever that is) any time! oh and Mike, we dont really eat ‘possum or anything like that, although we might get into some good squirrel gravy if you’re interested! We would also like to thank AMD and the Ace Cafe for putting on the most well organized, professional event we’ve ever attended, truly stellar job! If anyone has any questions please feel free to email us.

  12. 12 jatinder pal Aug 17th, 2009 at 6:32 am

    More and more persons are trying on different platforms than harley…good to see something new.Triumph engines,new engines for custom bike builders.

  13. 13 Not Aunt Bea Aug 17th, 2009 at 7:30 am

    Congratulations Jeremy and Shane. So refreshing to see your work at this event!
    You guys set the bar for keeping it real. Thanks

  14. 14 tom keefer/franklin church choppers Aug 17th, 2009 at 7:54 am

    I have known Jeremy and shane for. Few years now from the smoke out in north carolina. There bikes always have good lines and great craftsmanship! Congrats on the competition, can’t wait to see the next bike.

  15. 15 A 1 cycles Aug 17th, 2009 at 11:26 am

    craftsmanship is alive and well at lc…his panster didnt get much press but it is a true blending of a pan top an xl bottom..think its easy? try it.. great job guys.

  16. 16 Kirk Perry Aug 20th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Here’s the taillight similar to the one on “Outcast”.

  17. 17 Kirk Perry Aug 20th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Yea, that v-twin page got timed out.

    Just click on “return to home page” at V-Twin and click on “new products” in the left column. 2nd part down on the list is a “STOP” taillight like Ford’s ’28-31.

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