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Scott Hidinger of Los Angeles has built a sweet little Triumph “Brat”.  He created a blog called Brat Bonnie which is a play-by-play account of his transformation from a stock Bonneville to a custom, brat bonnie.  I especially dig this because that’s exactly how The Bullitt started out to be (just substitute cafe racer for brat).

Scott confessed that this build was garage-therapy for him. Canned Bud and late nights in the garage seemed to wash away the stress of his day job as a creative director for an ad agency. Being the creative guy that he is, he wrote his blog with an interesting twist.  Each post is written from his bike’s perspective and is a fun read.  If you haven’t been over there yet, I recommend it.  Bullitt approved!

Scott has a little girl on the way, but hopes to get back in the garage very soon to build up a new bike, this time with much more fabrication.  We’ll be sure to let you all know what he works up next!

Bike specs:

  • 2007 Bonneville Black
  • British Customs ceramic coated headers
  • British Customs ignition relocator
  • K&N filters
  • Carbs re-jetted
  • Excel rims – 19×2.50 front, 18×3.50 rear
  • Buchannan’s Stainless spokes
  • Coker Diamond tread tires – 400-19 front, 450-18 rear
  • Lick Cycles black beauty taillight and baby bullet turns
  • Posh grips and headlight bracket courtesy of Lloyd’s vintage
  • Ikon suspension
  • J&P cycles santee wide/low bars
  • Salvage rear fender from the Garage Co.
  • Custom upholstered diamond suede seat
  • Powder coated hubs and headlamp
  • New Bonneville headlamp stone guard
  • NGK yellow plug wires
  • Hand stripped and polished tank