‘FAT’, is the first word that came to mind when I first saw Shaun at Down & Outs new ride, a build which I received the odd updates on when it was being put together at the Down & Out workshop in Barnsley, which is just north of Sheffield UK.
Like some of the other well established builders of Triumph Twins, the Down & Out Bonneville builds share many similar attributes with each other, which helps to make them instantly recognisable. These similarities also make the bikes easier to produce for customers wanting their own cool and very usable custom motorcycle, which is good business sense.
Down & Out use a mixture of bespoke and off-the-shelf parts, with some of the off-the-shelf parts being designed by and made exclusively for D&O.
The bespoke parts are made in house by the D&O team, and include their super sexy front mudguard with stainless fixings, as well as their frame kit which comprises of a frame-loop, seat, mudguard and LED tail light, all of which can be seen on this build, and are available from their online store.
‘FAT’, also describes the tyres Shaun loves on his bikes, on previous builds he chose the vintage Firestone deluxe (16×500) tyres, fitted to 16″ wheels. This time Shaun decided to take things a little further by fitting a pair of Continental TKC 80’s, (180×17) tyres, fitted to a set of black powder coated 5/12×17 wheels, both front and rear. Which was made possible at the front by the fitting of D&O’s wide yoke fork kit, which includes a set of modified USD CB100RR forks.
Another feature of D&O builds, is Shaun’s love of clean bars. On this T100 Shaun replaced the stock handlebars with bars from LSL, and wired in Motone’s new micros switches. Shaun also chose to fit a GSXR master cylinder, with a LSL master cylinder pot, along with D&O own short leavers.
There are plenty of very cool details on D&O’s latest build, many of which can be seen in Simon Krajnyak excellent photographs, but as I’m running out of time, as Im off out to ride my own T100, which also features a few D&O modifications, I won’t blether on about them. Though worthy of a mention are those D&O exhausts with supporting bracketry which have been made in D&O’s trademark stainless steel, an extra Bates style bottom mounted headlight as things must get dark or foggy oop-north in Yorkshire, and lastly a very handy D&O custom bag and rack which must be a great place to stow a flat cap and pork pie.
Parts and Modifications;
D&O bear trap foot pegs
D&O short leavers
D&O full stainless exhaust system
D&O alloy front mudguard and stainless steel mounts
D&O alloy rear mudguard and stainless steel mounts
D&O custom shorter seat
D&O custom stainless steel side rack and canvas bag
D&O rear loop conversion
D&O head light and stainless head light mounts built in indicator mounts
D&O custom alloy alloy wheels 5/12×17 powder coated black
D&O micro indicators
D&O stainless number plate mount
D&O wider yokes fork kit
D&O custom loom to use motone handlebars micro switch gear housing all wiring in the bars
D&O rear stainless steel indicator mounts
D&O CB100RR forks
D&O GSXR master cylinder and clutch perch
YSS rear shocks
Motogadget Tiny speedometer and Tri box
MOTONE gass cap
MOTONE gear leaver
MOTONE regulator relocation bracket
MOTONE carburettor fined tops
MOTONE choke nob
MOTONE micro switch gear buttons
MOTONE aluminium intake bell mouth
JVB side panels
LSL ignition re locator
LSL chain guard
LSL master cylinder pot
PRO KUSTOM all paint work
Continental TKC 80 180 x 17