Is it enough just to put big notched tires under a Boxer engine, off road handlebars, a baguette-stiched leather saddle ... to call an old air-cooled BMW a Street Scrambler?If one interprets the word "street scrambler" as a modern motorcycle used daily in the "urban jungle" but which doesn't mind Sunday off road strolls in the countryside then ... why not!Mark is a "young" middle-aged guy who, after a thorough search on the internet, decided to call Shaun of Down & Out Café Racers to make him create his concept of custom.Donor for this street scrambler is a 1978 BMW R80/7. Like all D&O's works, the first step was a complete check of all mechanical and structural parts of the old boxer. Once the engine had been revised, they went on by black powder coating the cylinders so as to break up, visually, the presence of the metal on the big boxer, leaving the covers unchanged. The old Bing carburetors have been replaced with the more performing Mikuni, the subframe modified to host a beautiful baguette-stitched leather saddle.The fenders in stainless steel, the aluminum battery case and the headlight are all parts produced by D&O over the years and are also available on their online shopping.Completely new the electrical wiring sytem, as well as the Heidenau Scout tires mounted on new alloy black painted wheels with stainless steel rims. New off-road handlebars, a small speedo and mini LED indicators that blend with the frame, complete the minimalist look of this street scrambler.If one likes it or not doesn't really matter, the important thing is that Mark (the owner) has recovered his adolescent smile by riding his custom.Down & Out Café Racerswebsite facebook
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