A good pal of mine Richie, decided he wanted an 'Airhead' BMW twin shock Scrambler to go with his '76 Honda CB550 Cafe Racer, so he has a choice of ride depending on mood.
Best of both worlds I'd say!
After much deliberation, it was decided that it had to be in classic BM 'Motorsport' colours, have high level 'stacked' pipes and have up to date electrics.
He also wanted to get involved with the build and get his hands dirty (he's a mechanic so that was fine).
The strip down was swift. Frame de-tabbed of all unwanted brackets, blasted and powder coated satin black.
Engine stripped and new piston rings, re-furbished heads, new clutch, electronic ignition and timing chain kit fitted.
Satin black was decided for the engine finish with some alloy detailing.
Re-furbished forks, brakes and new fully adjustable gas shocks sorted the chassis.
Bigger Mikuni carbs with hi flow air filters were fitted and a bespoke stainless high level 'stacked' exhaust system made with short 'smooth cone' mufflers fitted.
Satin black rims with stainless spokes and topped off with Dunlop dual purpose tyres were fitted along with brushed alloy mudguards.
Contemporary electrics were a must have, with LED headlamp, tail lamp and indicators. Motogadget push button switches, control unit, a lighter more powerful starter motor, a small and very light Lithium Iron battery and a minimal custom wiring loom completed that side of things.
An SRC lightweight Scrambler subframe and a black leather upholstered seat and gorgeous pearl white and 'motorsport' paint job topped everything off.
It's a lively, cool bike that turns heads according to Richie, and I agree. It's turned out great.
The bike's already achieved notoriety by being on the Built magazine stand at the Excel London MCN bike show and will also be featured in a forthcoming edition of the magazine.
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