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CRFyou's 1959 Triumph Trophy

 

CRFyou might be the most loquacious smart ass on ChopCult. If you puruse the Junk Pile, you've probably seen some of his finest works in the Best Quotes thread. Irreverent, witty and unapologetic, CRFyou may not be everyone's cup of tea, but we highly doubt that's his goal. Not only does Branden have a quick wit, he's also built himself a tidy swingarm pre-unit Triumph.

 

 

Here's what he's got to say about it:

 

Bike name:
If I gave you a name, it would only be because I made one up right here and now to look cool and fit in to current trends... That being said; The bike's name is: Super Secret Wizard Racer from Castle Dracula.
Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 
650cc. 1959 Triumph Trophy TR-6. People always mention that they have a Lucas Racing Magneto, but I've noticed that steel tag on a lot of bikes, if not all of them with a stock mag. So I'm pretty sure that's not a thing. But if it is, this bike is the killer race-edition. Head was done up by Classic Cycles. I built the engine at .40 over because that's the current bore the cylinders needed to be bored at. TT pipes from Lowbrow. I made custom exhaust mounts from some old Triumph grab bars.
Frame:
Stock- Triumph.
Fork:  
Stock- Triumph.
Chassis mods: 
None.
   
Tire/wheel size and style:
19" Stock Triumph up front- Dunlop Gold Seal Tire. 18" Stock Triumph rear- Cheng shin (Don't judge me)
Favorite thing about this bike:  
I like the paint on the gas tank panels. Since I can't paint stuff like this, I did a rendering in photoshop and my painter did a great job with it. The atom is inspired by the Strung Out atom(favorite band). I also like the general flow of the bike. I tried to use a mixture of bars, tank, seat and fender setup that would make this bike look like it came out of the late '50's/early 60's.
Next modification will be: 
I'm running an Amal 930 because I had one on the shelf and the carb it came with was done. The Monobloc it should have on it is next. As well as a better tail light. The current one is a little boring for me. 
   
Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: 
The levers on it came with a 1950 Triumph project I'm working on. They're pretty cool and judging by the condition of the bike, these were done long before I was born. 
Thanks to:
 Speaking of Wizard, thanks to Keith Moore of Moore's Cycle Center. There's a reason every Triumph builder knows his name. He knows more about British bikes and all their nuances than I could ever hope to. Also the guys at Classic Cycle; Tony, Andy, Ryan, and Geezer Bob. They're also a good knowledge base and will eat anything you bring in... Anything. And if you buy Tony lunch, you can borrow that special tool you refuse to man up the money for.   
Also thanks to everyone that compliments this thing. It validates all my weird ideas and long nights spent in the garage. 

Bike name: If I gave you a name, it would only be because I made one up right here and now to look cool and fit in to current trends... That being said; The bike's name is: Super Secret Wizard Racer from Castle Dracula. (I thought that was dumb, so I changed it to Dickskinner. This bike shall be refered to as "The Dickskinner" from here on out. -Bill)


Engine, year and make, model, modifications: 650cc. 1959 Triumph Trophy TR-6. People always mention that they have a Lucas Racing Magneto, but I've noticed that steel tag on a lot of bikes, if not all of them with a stock mag. So I'm pretty sure that's not a thing. But if it is, this bike is the killer race-edition. Head was done up by Classic Cycles. I built the engine at .40 over because that's the current bore the cylinders needed to be bored at. TT pipes from Lowbrow. I made custom exhaust mounts from some old Triumph grab bars.


Frame: Stock- Triumph.


Fork: Stock- Triumph.
 

Chassis mods: None.   

Tire/wheel size and style: 19" Stock Triumph up front- Dunlop Gold Seal Tire. 18" Stock Triumph rear- Cheng shin (Don't judge me)

Favorite thing about this bike: I like the paint on the gas tank panels. Since I can't paint stuff like this, I did a rendering in photoshop and my painter did a great job with it. The atom is inspired by the Strung Out atom(favorite band). I also like the general flow of the bike. I tried to use a mixture of bars, tank, seat and fender setup that would make this bike look like it came out of the late '50's/early 60's.

Next modification will be: I'm running an Amal 930 because I had one on the shelf and the carb it came with was done. The Monobloc it should have on it is next. As well as a better tail light. The current one is a little boring for me.    Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: 
The levers on it came with a 1950 Triumph project I'm working on. They're pretty cool and judging by the condition of the bike, these were done long before I was born. 
 

Thanks to: Speaking of Wizard, thanks to Keith Moore of Moore's Cycle Center. There's a reason every Triumph builder knows his name. He knows more about British bikes and all their nuances than I could ever hope to. Also the guys at Classic Cycle; Tony, Andy, Ryan, and Geezer Bob. They're also a good knowledge base and will eat anything you bring in... Anything. And if you buy Tony lunch, you can borrow that special tool you refuse to man up the money for.   
Also thanks to everyone that compliments this thing. It validates all my weird ideas and long nights spent in the garage. 


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Commented on 1-20-2012 At 01:07 pm
 

sweet ride crfu,reminds me of some desert bikes.later daze

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 01:51 pm
 

Hahaha! Bill! Ass!!!

The Super Secret Wizard Racer from Castle Dracula is its name! I was being coy because it's the ultimate name in motorcycles.

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 01:56 pm
 

Clearly CRF, although you may have aimed for "SSWR", you have achieved "Dickskinner." Now you have a reason to build another bike though! I dig it.

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 03:07 pm
 

Well that name is okay, too. I'm excellent at skinning dicks.

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 04:13 pm
 

I, for one, can appreciate CRF's sense of humor and general assholiness because I too, am an asshole. To be honest, I didn't even think he had a bike. I always assumed he came here to get material for his beard and flannel fetish. Either way, the DICKSKINNER is a cool bike, and the guy who rides it? Well, he's ok too.

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 05:50 pm
 

Dont ride behind this thing unless you like riding in a giant blue cloud of smoke the whole time hahaha, just messin man!

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 06:09 pm
 

fuck your not just a badmouth , you do have style nice ride man

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 07:10 pm
 

Don't worry Austin. Classic Cycles told me the rings I bought had a period of bad metal. People are having to swap out rings with their new batch because they're not seating proper.

Bums me out. This engine and head are newly built.

I give you a "No smoke guarantee" from now on.

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 07:50 pm
 

awesome i love them high tight controlls verry slick

Commented on 1-20-2012 At 10:46 pm
 

Nice bike! tank looks right at home on there.

so what brand of rings didn't seat?

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 12:05 am
 

Thanks man. The rings are Hastings.

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 02:14 am
 

conratt's CRFyou!!! sweet bike ! i dig the colors

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 04:30 am
 

We've know Branden for several years now, We have so fun giving him shit and then just before he strokes out we have to tell him were just fucking with him.. after a while we start to feel bad, but then we get over it.

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 04:40 am
 

I heard about this "dickskinner" bike with all the race parts many times so when I seen a chop cult feature with hella comments I got super excited ! turns out most the comments are from owner :)

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 05:25 am
 

Bike looks good dude, but you look better. Like when I'm drunk and you are the last person at the bar and then we ride 2 up into the sunrise and cuddle all day.
Sorry about that, wrong dude. Nice bike though

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 09:33 am
 

Very nice! Beautiful!

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 04:37 pm
 

I really dig this bike. Who knew the guy wasn't all bark?

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 05:22 pm
 

Very nicely done CRF !

Commented on 1-21-2012 At 09:43 pm
 

I was wondering who this bike belonged to! this bike it spot on... I saw it in the desert and all I could think was - FUCKING KILLER!

U sir do not be a stranger the bar is always open in my garage...

Commented on 1-22-2012 At 08:18 am
 

Simple, clean and to the point. Very nice.

Commented on 1-22-2012 At 11:02 pm
 

Meh....*gaysmileyface*

Commented on 1-23-2012 At 01:43 am
 

Hello there Recruit Wildvank, zero! you need to accept Terry's invitation and invite me along aye aye bro or some shit

Commented on 1-23-2012 At 03:33 am
 

Tri that still has it's swingarm, check.
neato paint, check.
Cool name,check.

I really wanted to like this bike better than I do.
I think It's seeing so much frame out there in front of the tank,
and the too squarish shape of the ctank.

Commented on 1-23-2012 At 04:00 am
 

*Freeze recruit, freeze!*

Aye aye, bro. This recruit will ride to Temecula as a squad leader as ordered.

davidabl, that's totally cool. If I managed to build a bike that everyone liked, I'd be the first recruit to do that. The tank was forward more in the beginning, but the petcock wont clear my rocker inspection caps.

Commented on 1-30-2012 At 03:54 am
 

I love it..........there I said it, now don't to anyone.

Commented on 2-14-2012 At 07:51 am
 

Thats gayer than U what a piece of shit! You should call it the HOMOBILE. just fuckin wit ya bro nice work

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