Triumph T100r Desert Sled – Update

photo 2Oil tank is in, tank has a fresh coat of paint, Front Street bars look great, rear fender trimmed up, and the custom made seat fits perfectly.

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The seat was made by Mike Lemire, owner of Richmond Upholstery, Richmond, VT. I provided a seat pan and a couple of average photos of old Bates seats and Mike made this for me………perfect!! Mike works on many world class vehicles…….I’m talking “real” stuff, Delahayes, Bugattis, Ferraris (most bound for Pebble Beach, Amelia Island, or museums)……..he does the interior work for Sargent Metalworks, check out the Sargent site, amazing work being done there.

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I dig the bars.

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It’s pretty bad ass.

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Ready to roost!

14 Replies to “Triumph T100r Desert Sled – Update”

  1. Hi Christian,
    Good eye……….the tire size is 4.00/19, it is a close fit, but works. The problem is finding 19 inch trials tires these days (I didn’t have the time or patience to wait for something used to surface on ebay). The brand is Ensign bought from Universal Tire…..they have all kinds of vintage tires. Glad you like the bike, I’ve finally finished machining the exhaust adapters for the Factory Metal Works left side high pipes so they’re going on tonight, I hope to post photos this evening, be sure to check it out.

  2. Colby,

    You have done an amazing job on that (as per usual), it looks fantastic. I love the colour of the tank too, a great retro touch to the bike. I’m not really a bike fan but your bikes even make me drool with envy 🙂


  3. Thanks Ian,
    I’m sure you recognize that color, Rover Pastel Green……it was left over paint from my 1960 SII 88 build. Congratulations by the way on winning the battle with the guy that was stealing images from your website, I was glad to see that work out in your favor!

  4. Yes, I managed to get about 100 stolen pictures removed in the end from several facebook users. I wouldn’t have minded so much if they’d have simply put a link back to the blog to accompany the pictures they’d used. Have now watermarked everything so even if they get stolen people should see where they came from 🙂

  5. Colby – did you buy the 5 or 5-1/2″ rear fender? I am so impressed with your build I am mimicking some of what you did! Wow! What a bike! I also have a 1971 Daytona 500.

  6. Hi Colby,

    Fantastic build! I’m curious what rear tire your running? You mentioned the front is 4.00-19. Is the rear 4.5-18?

    Thank you,

  7. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for the compliment. The rear tire on the Triumph is a Dunlop D606 120-90/18…..actually a DOT approved knobby.

  8. I did not, that tank came from a father/son duo that used to advertise on the VFT (Vintage Flat Trackers) site……….I checked and they aren’t there any longer. I’ll dig through old receipts and see if I can find contact info for you. I do remember that it took a long time to get, and was very pricey!

  9. If I can ask, where did you source your rear fender. Having trouble finding a simple, undrilled 5.5″ rear fender. Thanks! And love the rover green on the tank!

  10. Awesome bike ! Have a vintage Triumph engine, just the lower end, would love to build something like yours or a flat tracker with my engine. Or a street tracker. These bikes are so versatile you can go many different ways.

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