Based on a '79 BMW R100
The brief for this build from Stephen, our client and owner of this bike, was quite specific. A street scrambler look, keep the power train in the natural colour, retain the original airbox and carbs and the new paintwork on the tank had to be grey, Skoda Meteor Grey in fact.
With that in mind, the tear down could commence!
With everything apart and inspected, a comprehensive list of parts and upgrades was made and once everything had arrived, it was time to get cracking.
With the frame, swinging arm, wheels and loads of other parts back from the powder coaters and finished in gloss black, the refreshed motor and transmission were slotted back in.
A new billet alloy top yoke, risers and a set of Renthal fat bars with Motone push button switches, top spec Accossato radial pump front brake master cylinder with adjustable span, folding lever and matching clutch side, Domino quick action throttle and the latest Motogadget glass less mirrors were bolted on and to light up the road, a Koso Thunderbolt LED headlamp with short billet alloy clamps went on with a set of Motogadget's finest mini LED indicators.
With the wiring running inside the bars and down through the yoke, it gives a nice clean look, and with a single braided stainless brake line down to a splitter under the bottom yoke it's uncluttered.
Bitubo rear shocks, fork upgrades and new EBC floating discs with sintered pads bring the ride quality and braking up to date and with one of our Scrambler subframe / seat kits, lightweight alloy mudguards, Mitas dual purpose tyres and a gorgeous brown leather seat, the look has been transformed too.
New, contemporary electronics were the order of the day so a Motogadget M Unit controller was installed to hook up with all the new LED lighting, push button switches, digital electronic ignition with lightweight coils, lighter more powerful starter motor, Acewell Digital speedo/ tacho, under gearbox Lithium Iron battery and all stitched together with a new bespoke wiring loom.
Of course, any custom bike wouldn't be complete without a new exhaust so a set of short, brushed stainless silencers from OS Pipes were mated up to the satin stainless headers and it now has a lovely rorty tone without being too loud to offend the noise police.
Now "Old School" is back with its owner, Stephen, in Weston-Super-Mare, he can now enjoy those west country roads and bike nights in style.
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