The Nickel Peeper Preunit by Choppahead Kustom Cycles


I’ve been a fan of Choppahead Kustom Cycles for many years. Their custom motorcycles are always dialed in, clean and road worthy. Basically, showstoppers with balls. Most importantly, you won’t break the bank buying one of their custom bikes. They built the Nickel Peeper Preunit for their friend Marc, who loves and collects classic bikes and kustoms. Choppahead put a lot of time into building a kustom that looks like it could be a stripped down factory bike from the 40's/50's. Enjoy!


Photos By Jay Fortin





Fabrication: Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Year and Make: 1955/1962

Model: Triumph Bonneville

Assembly by: Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Chroming: None - nickel plated tanks though

Polishing: Choppahead Kustom Cycles



Year: 1962

Model: Triumph Bonneville

Rebuilder: Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Ignition: Lucas Magneto

Displacement: 650cc

Carb: AMAL 930

Air cleaner: Velocity Stacks

Pipes: Choppahead Kustom Cycles



Type: Triumph 4 Speed

Shifting: Right side



Painter: Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Pinstriping: Charlie the One-Armed Bandit

Powdercoating: Good Hues Custom Powder Coating




Year: 1955 Triumph front swingarm section, mated to 1950Triumph Hardtail

Builder: Triumph & Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Rake: Stock

Stretch: Stock



Bars: Choppahead Kustom Cycles

Risers: none

Fenders: OG Triumph pre-unit rear fender half

Headlight: Bates style 4 ½”

Taillight: Vintage Lucas light on a Choppahead light/plate bracket

Front Pegs: Triumph Rear

Pegs: none

Electrics: Choppahead Kustom Cycles rewire

Gas Tank: Choppahead Kustom Cycles split mustang

Oil Tank: Stock Triumph Pre-unit

Seat:Seat Pan: Fab Kevin / covered in hand tooled leather by Jay Fortin/Truckalope Leathers




Type: Early HD style springer



Front Size: 16”

Hub: HD Big Twin

Tire: Avon Speedmaster MKII

Brakes: HD Big Twin Mechanical Drum

Rear Size: 16” Hub: Triumph

Tires: Avon Speedmaster MKII

Brakes: Triumph



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Commented on 2-10-2014 At 12:07 pm

Awesome Build!

Commented on 2-10-2014 At 01:28 pm

Works for me. and most rigid Triumphs don't.
The chrome panels on the tank-and the pinstriping- have something to do with
why it works.Both enhance the long&lean look enough so it isn't really undercut by having front and rear tires pretty be much the same size.

Commented on 2-10-2014 At 02:40 pm

Beautiful bike! Nice work guys.

Commented on 2-10-2014 At 04:24 pm

AWESOME as usual from the Choppahead crew!!!!

Commented on 2-11-2014 At 04:46 am

Outstanding! Dam, however not really sold on the pipes yet. I'll have to stare at it for another hour, nice work.

Commented on 2-11-2014 At 12:55 pm

Love this scoot!!!!!!

Commented on 2-11-2014 At 03:02 pm

Gorgeous, classic Trumpet. What more couldya want?

Commented on 2-12-2014 At 07:40 am

Pure class. Beautiful.

Commented on 2-12-2014 At 04:33 pm

Absolutely awesome. Perfectly simple and badass at the same time. Nice job.

Commented on 2-12-2014 At 04:33 pm

Absolutely awesome. Perfectly simple and badass at the same time. Nice job.

Commented on 2-12-2014 At 05:15 pm

I think I have a new favorite from you guys!

Commented on 2-15-2014 At 11:42 pm

Absolutely awesome. Perfectly simple and badass at the same time. Nice job.

Commented on 2-20-2014 At 11:00 am

saw this bike at the n.e.motorcicle show,and i could not stop staring at it,its the nicest trumpet i have ever seen

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