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1958 - 1963 Pre-Unit Triumph Bobber
Cloverdale, CA
This period correct suicide clutch, hand shift bobber arrived at The Zen House as it is currently pictured. It would start, but it produced disconcerting mechanical sounds. Though the source of the mechanical noises was difficult to ascertain due to the straight pipes, upon disassembly the bottom end proved to be the culprit. After a complete Crank and engine rebuild, all was right again.

Before there were choppers, there was the bobber, meaning a motorcycle that had been "bobbed", or relieved of excess weight by removing parts, with the intent of making it lighter and thus faster.