Jack Lilly

‘Home Build’s’ are the bread and butter of the custom and modified Triumph Twin world. It’s what supports the many aftermarket parts and accessories manufacturers the world over. Without the home build the range of goodies available to the Triumph Twin rider would probably be as interesting as it was ten years ago… no demand, not product. Today there are more bolt-on goodies than many would know what to do with, with parts to suit styles including Brat, Cafe, Tracker, Street Sled and Scrambler. The custom Triumph’s that Bonnefication and other motorcycle websites feature help to inspire, but due to the costs involved in commissioning such machines, they are out of the reach of many. But building something similar, at home, is within many peoples budget and ability.

A year or so ago Bonnefication ran the ‘Blogger Bikes’, articles featuring a few of the many Triumph’s who’s owners had taken the plunge and decided to modify their bikes themselves. This also includes bikes which may of had a little professional help, but the majority of the work had been done by the owner, we can’t do everything after all.

I thought it was about time to bring this feature back and every couple of weeks Bonnefication will highlight the bikes that have been built at home in sheds and garages. If you have been busy over the last few years or just the winter building your Triumph Twin into your dream machine, why not submit your bike using this link we would love to see it. Try to include as much detail of the parts used and submit 4 or more hi-res images. (no lower 1024x768px ay 72dpi)

In his own words, the first Triumph in the ‘Blogger Bikes. series is Adam Gray’s 2014 Bonneville T100….‘My name is Adam Gray and I’d like to submit my custom 2014 Bonneville T100. I’m a physician from Richmond, VA who loves to ride and tinker with my bike. Riding, for me, is the single best way to clear my head after a stressful day of work or just take a break from reality. A close second is working on my bike! And work on it I did. When I first got my Bonneville, I decided that I wanted to make it my own. Specifically, I wanted to make it a more modern version, more lean and muscular with performance to match the looks.’‘Almost as if how the Bonneville would have looked if it had never been discontinued and made a modern classic. First of all, my mechanical skills are very non professional. I’ve learned a lot by doing all these mods mostly myself, with a little help from some friends. But I am NOT a bike builder. I’m a bike modifier. I must say I found a LOT of inspiration from Bonnefication and various forums.’

‘You guys helped me craft my vision of my bike. (glad to help. Ed.) All of this was done with parts I ordered online. Here are a list of modifications:’

Triumph Performance USA airbox removal kit
Triumph Performance USA Dominator Sport silencers with hand done brushed finish
BC tail tidy
bullet front and rear indicators
Hagon Nitro shocks
Spieglar stainless steel braided brake lines
Talon hubs with Excel rims
Braking Wavy rotors front and rear
O2 sensor removal
SAI removal
BC custom Slammer seat
Matte black wonder bars
Biltwell thruster grips
Rizoma bar ends
Bella Course roadster mirrors
Front fender from PJGlassfibre.com painted to match tank
Custom scooped side panels from PJGlassfibre.com painted to match tank
Joker Machine Headlamp ears
Easy Spirit sprocket cover
Gold X-ring chain
New EFI map from Triumph Twin Performance
British Customs clutch bracket and lift cover
Joker Machine adjustable levers
Joker Machine ignition relocation
Joker Machine serrated footpegs
BC modern classic chain guard
Joker Machine knurled gas cap
I’m sure there are several others I’ve forgotten about

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