I know quite a few shops and individuals who recently fell under the charm of old Triumphs and who for the first time are experimenting at rebuilding them into cool choppers and bobbers. From their small shop in Watertown, New York Josh and Rob Hartz are not beginners at doing this, and this custom 1965 chop is a good example of what can be done without spending a fortune. From 1963 all Triumph engines were of unit construction (engine and gearbox components share a single casing), something helping simplify the customization process. After the jump, a tech sheet as a guide to all those working at giving back life to an old Triumph. Hartz Bros Custom Cycle.
Owner: John Young. Year/Make: 1965 Triumph. Engine: 650. Cases: Stock Triumph. Rods: Stock Triumph. Pistons: Morgo big bore. Cylinders: Morgo big bore. Heads: Stock Triumph. Cam: 750. Ignition: Pazon electronic. Carb: Amal 930 x 2. Pipes: TT Cycles. Air Cleaner: Velocity stacks. Transmission: Stock Triumph. Primary: Stock Triumph. Clutch: Barnett. Frame: David Bird. Rake: 40 degree. Stretch: a little. Forks: Jerri’s Springer. Fork length: some. Additional rake in trees: None. Front wheel: 21″ HD. Rear wheel: 16″HD laced to Triumph hub. Front Tire (size and make): 90/90-21 Dunlop HD. Rear Tire (size and make): MY90-16 Dunlop HD. Front Brake: HD. Rear Brake: Stock Triumph. Fuel Tank: Alien. Oil Tank: Robert Elswick Cycles. Fenders: 7 Metal West. Handlebars: Stock HD. Risers: Aftermarket. Headlight: Stock 5 3/4″ HD. Taillight: Old school Ford. Hand Controls: Stock HD. Grips: Rubber. Foot Controls: TT Cycles. Pegs: TT Cycles. Electrical: Done in house from scratch. Painter: Justin John Young. Photographer: “Sedrick “”Mitch”” Mitchell