This 1972 T100 Tiger has been rebuilt from the ground up into a bike that’s ready to ride or show. The front hoop is the original Triumph and matches the engine numbers. The bolt on hardtail is from The Factory Metal Works and is stretched 6″ and lowered 2.5″ resulting in a low slung machine with a very friendly seat height.
The front wheel features a new stainless rim and Buchanan spokes laced to the original drum while the rear is a new 16″ H-D rim laced to the original drum using new stainless spokes. Both the rim and hubs are powder coated in antique white. A vintage style 16″ tire on the back and a 19″ Avon Speed Master on the front round out the rolling stock.
The tank is an early sixties factory unit that was in exceptional condition but was refinished and the mounting holes for the badges and parcel rack were re-tapped and put back in service as well. The electrical box houses the main fuse, toggle switch, battery eliminator, and voltage regulator.
The engine was refurbished from the crank up. The sludge trap was cleaned and replaced, crank and rod journals polished, new bearings all around, and +.030 pistons complete the lower end. The head was cleaned, valve seats cut, and new valve springs round out the top end. Ignition is provided by a Joe Hunt Magneto that makes this bike an easy starter and a real runner. Exhaust is via a two-into-one header and a cocktail shaker meg on the rear.
The bike has only had break in runs thus far for a total of about 50 miles.
Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States
See listing: 1972 Triumph Tiger T100 Custom Bobber/Chopper (from November 14, 2018)