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Hutchinson Cycle at Mods vs. Rockers Chicago 2013

We were thrilled to have two of our restorations at the 2013 Mods vs. Rockers rally in Chicago this year. The first was our 1968 Triumph Bonneville which was featured on a recent blog post following it’s completion.  The second was our newest restoration – and focus of an upcoming blog post- a 1970 Triumph […]

1968 Triumph Bonneville T120R for sale

We were pleased to come across a fantastic 1968 Bonneville over this winter, and have her ready to hit the road. This bike has undergone a total refresh, includes many new components, and runs just like you’d expect after undergoing our tune up.  With a new ’68 Bonnie paint job to match, this is a […]

Gorgeous ’68 Bonneville tank restoration

Our paint shop has been fortunate to enjoy a very busy off-season this year. As a matter of fact, we’ve been painting quite a few tanks for the 1968 Triumph T120R Bonneville – one of our favorites. Recently, a valued customer came to pick up his tank, and we were able to give him a […]

Our Pacific Blue & Silver Sheen on a ’65 Bonneville restoration by Leroy Turner

There’s nothing we like more than to see a renown restorer such as Leroy Turner applying our paint to his latest restoration project. In this case, he’s just completed a 1965 Bonneville for the very well regarded Wayne Hamilton collection.  Leroy and his team have done wonderful work, and we’re proud to have played a […]

Our 1968 Triumph T120R Bonneville restoration

As many in the British bike community know, our founder Don Hutchinson experienced some health challenges toward the end of last year which waylaid him for the better part of 3 months. We’re thrilled, of course, with his recovery and return.  Our shop is finally back to normal. While Hutch was away, we did everything […]

Perfection on our 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R

We’ve spent a good deal of time working with a valued customer to make his 1969 Triumph Bonneville as perfect as it gets, and we’ve succeeded. We’re thrilled with the results.  While it was a wonderful bike to begin with, it now stands out as a near-flawless example of this legendary motorbike. Please see additional […]

Our 1968 Triumph TR6R Tiger 650 is finished!

Back in early February, we began by sharing photos of the bike in its then-current state, and outlining our plan of attack. By late February, we’d sandblasted our frame. In early March, we’d sandblasted all other parts to be powdercoated, and had sourced an original fuel tank. As we moved towards April, the powdercoating was […]

Hutch’s History

Over many years, Hutch has collected small bits of Triumph memorabilia, along with his supply of rare parts.  Check out our display next time you visit the shop. See if you can spot the NOS ’68 headlamp & wiring harness, and the box full of grey Amal grips.

Prepping a Fuel Tank for Paint – Part II

In a previous post, we showed how we begin preparing a tank for paint by burning off all existing paint, body filler, and tank sealer. We’re not fans of tank sealer, as it eventually fails. We prefer to find and weld leaks shut, and ensure our tanks are properly repaired for the long term. We […]

Getting it right on a ’69 Bonneville – Part III

When we decided to repaint our customer’s 1969 Triumph Bonneville, we figured we just couldn’t waste the existing paint job.  It’s not our paint job, but it’s pretty good, and we’ll make use of it elsewhere. That said, as we’ve been making some big efforts to restore this bike to factory condition, we decided to source […]