• BCR Project Bikes: Adventure on the Horizon | Building the Harley Davidson American Scrambler

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    Adventure on the Horizon | Building the Harley Davidson American ScramblerWritten by: Michael Rex Carbonell Photographed by: Ben Chan
    For years our shop housed an old 1999 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster. It was a small, beat up bike & with a chromed out engine & mismatched mag rear/21" wire front wheels, it donned all the appropriate traits of a classic cruiser. To be honest, there was a long time when we didn't really know what we wanted to do with it. Thusly, the bike caught dust for nearly five years while we toyed with ideas of converting it to a Cafe racer or maybe a bobber.
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  • BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build

    BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    I think we'll be getting hate mails from BMW purist. Recently been commissioned to build a one off scrambler out of a BMW 2002 R1200 GS. Our plan is to make the bike look simple and less intimidating to use, yet have that aggressive look and feel. The donor bike is running and has 28,000 miles. The donor bike has signs that it has been dropped a couple of times, which i think is normal for an adventure bike. We already checked for alignment and any signs of any frame damaged. Everything looks good and to specs. The bike though looks tired and needs a couple of upgrades, not only on...
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  • BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Chopped Rear and low rise bars

    BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Chopped Rear and low rise bars

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    Didnt like how the stock seat frame is set up. Seat frame is too long and angle is too high. It will not look right with the seat that we want to make for this bike. We chopped off the rear section and will fabricate a shorter sub frame with a less aggressive angle. With a shorter sub frame, this should give the bike a light less bulky look. We also changed the high rise stock bars to a low tapered bars. The low rise bars should give the bike a lower stance in front, and an aggressive riding position for the rider.
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  • BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Frame Rails

    BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Frame Rails

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    We added top frame rails to the existing rear frame and tied it up to the bike's front frame for support and rigidity. We are going to ditch the bulky air box and will fab up a smaller, simple, more free flow air box.
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  • BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Aluminum Gas Tank Fabrication

    BCR's 2002 BMW R1200 GS Urban Assault Scrambler Build: Aluminum Gas Tank Fabrication

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    Shaped the tank similar to R airhead gas tanks of the 70s and drop the front half of the tank to somehow close the gap between the tank and motor. We also exposed the custom frame rails we added to give the bike a light robotic look.
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  • Reinventing Adventure with BCR's Redesign of BMW R1200 GS

    Reinventing Adventure with BCR's Redesign of BMW R1200 GS

    29 days ago - By Benjies Cafe Racer

    Pics by: Ben Chan
    Dante Dizon
    THE PITCH
    After BCR's February 2016 launch of "Velotica D'elpoca, the BCR Team was approached by one of our friends to build a bike. Initially, they wanted to use the new Ducati Scrambler as a donor bike, but we told them to choose something more size appropriate for his build. The Scrambler is a small bike and the guy is 5'11". If we used the Scrambler as a base for our build, his relative size alone would visually overshadow the bike. Despite the Scrambler's popularity in custom bike builds, we wanted to use something different - as always, we wanted to do...
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