Andy, an existing client, decided he wanted a Street Scrambler to go with his Cafe Racer "Bluemax" that we built for him a few years back. So he sourced the donor, a '76 R100 with spoked rims and delivered it to us with the brief.
Rose Gold Pearl with Fantasy Blue Pearl striping was to be the colour scheme, an old skool off road look but with modern, reliable electronics and a comfy all day ride.
Sounds good to me!
As with nearly all our builds, the bike was stripped to its bare bones, inspected, parts ordered and then the modifications/upgrades and the build back up could begin.
The engine was the first to 'go under the knife', the heads refreshed and leak tested, new piston rings, stainless pushrod tubes, new timing chain kit, new Valeo lighter weight, lower geared starter motor and all new seals and gaskets. New, early type rounded rocker covers were fitted along with a new lightweight vented top engine cover/air box eliminator.
New Mikuni carbs and Ramair filters were fitted to crisp up throttle response and give a bit more power, and to help the exhaust gases exit more easily and give a nice deep tone, a set of SRC satin stainless headers were mated up to a pair of satin 'tulip' mufflers.
The chassis is a bit tauter now thanks to refurbished forks, bearings, seals and a set of fully adjustable remote gas reservoir shocks. The polished alloy rims were treated to new stainless spokes and shod with dual purpose Mitas Enduro tyres, not too extreme for the road but can also handle a bit of the rough stuff. Lightweight alloy satin silver 'fat bars' with billet clamps give a modern look to complement the new Acewell speedo/tacho which among many other things, incorporates a gear position indicator.
A new quick action throttle, clutch lever, front brake mastercylinder, braided stainless steel hose along with a new EBC floating disc, pads and a refreshed caliper complete the upgrades.
A new SRC lightweight Scrambler subframe and gorgeous black leather seat with diamond stitching really look good and with the brushed alloy mudguards fitted it really mixes old and new well.
The electrics now sport Motogadget switches, M unit, M button, full LED lighting, a new, much smaller, lighter wiring loom and a new digital electronic system with small twin coil pack to ensure reliability and easy starting. A super lightweight Lithium Iron battery with a custom tray was tucked away to help keep the clean, uncluttered look and to shed around 6kg in weight!
The results are fab, and she rides as good as she looks.
Unfortunately, Andy now has a dilemma. Which bike to take out!? The best of both worlds me thinks.
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