Custom 1965 Triumph Chopper

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

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8 Responses to “Custom 1965 Triumph Chopper”


  1. 1 Delski Jun 8th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Sexy !

  2. 2 highrpm Jun 8th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    jan & dean’s bucket t t bucket t bucket t…..comes to mind.

  3. 3 Duke Jun 8th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Nice trumpet!

  4. 4 Dave Blevins Jun 8th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Very nicely done, springer is the only way to go!

  5. 5 Harry from OK Jun 8th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    That is one cool bike; does anyone know if anyone is doing any cool customs on the new Triumphs???

  6. 6 luSca custom design Jun 9th, 2011 at 1:40 am

    very cool bike!

  7. 7 Wiz Jun 9th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    That’s a SWEET little ride! Done a few of ’em myself. Wiz

  8. 8 rags Jun 10th, 2011 at 4:18 am

    great looking triumph

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