Sunday, 14 June 2015

Fuel Scram Africa BMW

From Karles at Fuel, Barcelona.

Hi all, 
Just a few lines to introduce you our last build: the Fuel Scram/7 The bike was built to be ridden at the Scram Africa trip and the pics has been taken as the bike was when arrived after 2.000km of roads, trails and dunes. Hope you like! 
Kind regards 
Karles Vives 
The FUEL SCRAM/7 project started 2 years ago when Mark from Australia participated into the Scram Africa, a trip to desert for classic and neoclassic bikes organized by us.
After that experience he asked us to build a bike to participate again this year.
The donor bike is a BMW R100/7 from 1977 and the main goal was to convert that road bike into a scrambler .
To achieve that goal we start changing the entire front for a Suzuki DR 650 fork and  21”wheel. The fork was trimmed for better bike geometry and the rear shocks were replaced for a longer Ohlins ones.
To get even more height we remove the original oil pan for a new one more robust and narrow getting more height on the bike
The tank is from a BMW R27 with 17 liters capacity which gives sufficient autonomy for the stages of the trip.
We love to add to our builds some creative details…on this bike, we have added a compass at the top of the tank can’t get lost in the desert!
For a better scrambler look we mount a new high exhaust pipe on the right side with a modified Ural silencer at the end.
The tires was a customer request, on the rear we got a Maxxis Maxxcross Soft  Terrain, a tyre designed for riding on really deep sand and mud and a Pirelli Scorpion MX on the front.
Inside the tires we mounted a tubeless sistem called Nuetech Tubliss, wich replaces conventional inner tubes with a small red 100 psi insert that creates two different pressure zones inside the tire itself. This increased tire stability and eliminates pinch flats. In turn, this allows you to run very low tire pressure for massive gains in traction and a much plusher ride
A high seat and rear rack gives an old enduro look and practicality at the same time.
The Fuel Scram/7 finished the 2.000km trip with no damages and Mark greatly enjoyed the ride through the sand and dunes. 
 Main Mods

-Classic trial front light
-Analogue speedometer for BMW
-70’s enduro handlebar
-Oury grips
-Ohlins vintage rear shock
-Maxxis Maxxcross rear tire
-Pirelli Scorpion MX front tire
-Handmade exhaust pipe
-Seat designed and built by Fuel
-Handmade subframe
-Odyssey battery
-New front and rear fenders
-Off road footpegs
Scram Africa photos by Manel Portugal

1 comment:

Nick said...

Bow that's what I call a BIKE, love it