The Daily: Greaser Mike's Triumph

73 Triumph Bonneville T140, Black diamond valves, bob newby belt drive, balanced/lightened crank, megacycle cams, lightened timing gears, morgo gear drive oil pump. etc...
70 Triumph TR6 Tiger
Ceriani 35mm
Chassis mods:
Rigid tail
Tire/wheel size and style: 
F:21" Stainless laced to 68 Triumph Twin Leading Shoe Hub/Avon 21" titre
R: 18" Stainless laced to 68 Hub with pre-unit drum/sprocket/ Dunlop 18" x 4" whitewall
Tomiselli alloy controls and 1/4 turn throttle, alloy tank, fender, oil bag. Stainless steel seat, Jegg oil cooler, 36 ford fog light for headlight, original duolamp taillight, Biltwell clubman bars, Biltwell exhaust caps, map cycle oil filter.
Favorite thing about this bike:  
It's a guided missile.
Next modification will be: 
My next bike - this one's perfect the way it is.


If you are going to terrorize the streets of Alphabet City on a regular basis, your daily rider better be bad ass. Mike's Triumph is exactly that: a lane-splitting, fire-breathing, hand-built Manhattan missile that the owner calls the Pedestrian Killer. It's stodgy roots as a '73 OIF T140 have long since faded, and what's left is only what's absolutely needed.


Owner: Mike Kramer aka: Greaser Mike

Location: NYC






Engine: '73 Triumph Bonneville T140, Black diamond valves, Bob Newby belt drive, balanced/lightened crank, Megacycle cams, lightened timing gears, MorGo gear drive oil pump. etc.

Frame: '70 Triumph TR6 Tiger

Fork: Ceriani 35mm

Chassis mods: Rigid tail




Tire/wheel size and style: 21" stainless laced to 68 Triumph twin leading shoe hub/Avon 21" tire up front; 18" stainless laced to '68 Hub with pre-unit drum/sprocket/Dunlop 18" x 4" whitewall out back

Doodads: Tomiselli alloy controls and 1/4 turn throttle, alloy tank, fender, oil bag. Stainless steel seat, Jagg oil cooler, '36 Ford fog light for headlight, original duolamp taillight, Biltwell clubman bars, Biltwell exhaust caps, Map Cycle oil filter. Classic Cycles billet motor mounts.

Favorite thing about this bike: It's a guided missile.

Next modification will be: My next bike—this one's perfect the way it is.




Photos: BF Josh

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Commented on 10-21-2009 At 09:32 pm

seen it live, stoked to be there!

Commented on 10-21-2009 At 11:08 pm

Fastest Trump I've ever driven a chase truck behind. Cool beans, GM.

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 05:05 am

whoa that's a great bike

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 05:22 am

absolutely bad ass

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 06:46 am

Perfect,way to go.

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 06:57 am

Mike, your hair is longer since i last saw you! and, who's that guy standing next to the bike in the last pic?!

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 07:06 am

You think this is purdy, you see the rest of Mike's stash.

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 07:41 am

that bike makes me wanna go to NY to see it in person. I cant stand NY

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 09:15 am

Anyone that rips around NYC is got "bolas grandes" for sure!!! Ride safe brother....

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 09:17 am

oh, yeah . . . allow me to return the compliment . . . those motor mounts are really sweet! so's the rest of your bike!

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 10:08 am

Greaser Mike that is one great bike. I hope to see it one day.
Lemme see; killer chop, flat tracker and a cute Asain chick, yep, your coin it right.

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 02:20 pm

Lovin the fibration reducer on the headlight. Looks fast!

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 02:35 pm

So many awesome details, good shit!

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 05:52 pm

Rad fuckin' bike man!

Commented on 10-22-2009 At 06:56 pm

sick bike.
This might be a dumb question... but whats with the taped X on the headlight? Ive seen some others do it around here so just wondering what that is about.

Commented on 10-23-2009 At 02:36 pm

Thanks guys.

lobstermobster - racers used to bring their street bikes (and cars) to competitions. The taped headlights would prevent glass from getting all over the track should they break. I wanted the bike to be reminiscent in both looks and performance of those cafe and drag bikes.

- GM

Commented on 10-24-2009 At 11:14 am

Performance what a great concept.
Nice work Mike.

Commented on 10-24-2009 At 12:31 pm

sweet bike.

Commented on 10-24-2009 At 02:09 pm

GreaserMike- Cool thanks man.

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 03:43 pm

wow the upside down clubmans look really cool on this bike!

Commented on 10-26-2009 At 04:59 pm

upside down clubmans? hmmmmm

Commented on 10-27-2009 At 12:21 am

I'll tell this story again so people know the truth: Clubman bars were invented to replicate the hand position and drop bar style of clip-ons, but for tightwads too cheap to ditch the top triple clamp in favor of a shaved top tree and clip-on handlebars, which clamp around the fork legs. Simply remove the old upright bars, stick the Clubman bars grip ends down and reinstall the top bar clamps. Viola! drop bar styling and hand positioning. To call the clubmans on Mike's bike "upside down" is a misnomer because they are in fact installed correctly: grip ends close to the ground for a lower tuck and austensibly better aerodynamics. Positive attributes for club racing and bar hopping, or racing to the next cafe. Cafe racer, bar hopper, clubman... it's all starting to make sense.

Commented on 11-1-2009 At 07:48 pm

bad ass bike. im diggin the clubmans. look cool flipped down like that. word on the streets is that asian chicks love that shit

Commented on 11-2-2009 At 10:22 pm

This bike is the shit! I'll be in NYC in a couple of weeks. I'll be watching out for it....sure I'll hear it first..

Commented on 2-15-2012 At 12:09 pm

Nice bike hope to get mine lookin clean and unique like that good build mike

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