Bullit Custom Cycles is located just outside of my home town, Toronto, Canada. The two buddies specialize in ’70 and ’80 Japanese customs. Their online webstore provides cool stuff for various models. One of their specialties is making billet triples and other billet parts for Japanese bikes and they build custom metric bobbers, choppers, and cafe racers on commission.
“Our latest customer build was a 2007 Honda 250 Rebel. The customer bought the bike as a non running abandoned project at a dealer. Once in our shop we were talking styles and parts for his bike and he noticed a late ’60 Triumph tank on another build in the shop so we took it off and tried on his and that set the theme!
Brittany started stripping the bike down and getting parts ready for powder coating while I started fabbing the new tank tunnel, battery box to hold a 4 cell Ballistic battery, one into two stainless carb intake.
The customer also wanted the rear fender as tight as possible to the bigger 140/90-15 rear tire. So we came up with a single sided fender stay that is part of the rear wheel axle spacer so the spacing stays constant with the tire. The doner fender came from a Triumph 500 chopped re-worked with a hand beaten kick.
Stock engine was replaced because of missing left side piston (yes that’s right no piston) and cylinder bore was badly scored. Replacement engine was cleaned, re-sealed, clutch rebuilt , painted and powder-coated.
After de-tabbing the frame a new exhaust bracket was made to hang the newly powder coated and wrapped Jardine full exhaust.
21″ aluminum front rim was laced to the stock Honda disc hub. The front fender is a re-worked stock unit to fit the 21″ rim.
Stock front forks disassembled, cleaned, powder-coated, re-sealed and reassembled.
Ape Hanger handle bars were made after the customer sent me a pic he found on the net and ask me to copy them.
Speedo gauge, headlight, idiot lights, hand controls are stock Rebel unit that were disassembled, cleaned, polished, painted and powder coated.
Custom throttle, clutch and choke cables were made and assembled with Motion-Pro cable kit. New braided steel custom length hyd. front brake line from Apex.
Solo seat, mount and springs are from La Rossa seats.
Grips, tires, gaskets, seals, brake pads, carb kit, rear signals, jetting supplied by Sirius Consolidation.
Front signals and license-taillight combo supplied by TC Bros.
Stock rear shocks de-tabbed and powder-coated rear swingarm.
Build time 60 days.”
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