2.0 - 03/12/12
Hey, everyone. Thank you for the positive comments regarding the website's improvements. Thank you for patience as well. Ton-up!
BCR "MILD" Triumph Thruxton - 10/09/11
Check out this page for Triumph Bonneville and Thruxtons parts.
Redesigned - 06/10/11
Our website was redesigned. I hope you liked it.
COMING SOON! - 02/06/11
BCR original cafe racer bolt-on parts for Triumph Thruxtons, Bonnevilles and Scramblers
Because of numerous email requests, BCR will soon offer cafe racer parts for New Triumph Bonnevilles. STAY TUNED!
BCR Original "The Trixie Special" Underconstruction - 02/01/11
BCR crew are in the process of putting together a custom cafe racer from a Honda CB750 F1 SS. A lot of time, effort and new techniques has been put in to this project to give a totally different cafe look to CB750s. BCR crew just finished doing the metal fab work on the 4 into 4 SS exhaust, changes to the front end, and wheels and tires set up. BCR are getting close to finishing the trixie project bike so stay tuned. Feel free to drop a line for comments and dont forget to check-out the slide for this bike.
Week 22: September 2010 - 09/30/10
It's been a very slow process with the trixie project bike. We've been so busy with customer orders that every time i would think of working on our project bike, i would feel guilty cuz a lot of our customers have been waiting for months for their orders. So for the past 5 months, the only thing we worked on are the end fittings, engine side for the oil lines. Since our oil tank is integrated inside the gas tank, we had to re route the lines and make the lines as short as possible. So what we did was we made new fittings and added a pressure type connectors that would connect the high temp high pressure hoses on to the aluminum tube type elbows. We were going to use copper tubes for the oil lines, but after some thought, we decided to just go with high temp rubber hoses. The copper lines will just make the project look like a chopper-est look. We want to make trixie project more of a custom cafe racer, and stay away from the chopper genre.
Other than the making the fittings for the oil lines, we also installed the clutch, engine side covers and carburetors. Hopefully next entry we would have a video for the first start-up of the trixie project bike. Stay tuned!
Week 21: April 08, 2010 - 04/09/10
It's been almost a year since we last worked on the Trixie project bike. Lately with customer orders, we just haven't had any time to work on it. But last Sunday had some free time and did some work to it.
Finally found a pair of nice rear shocks, but we had to change the buttom shock mount on the swing arm. We couldn't find a nice rear shocks that are set up for old CBs, so had to change buttom shock mounts. It was pretty simple. Just has to cut off what we had in our swing arm, fabricated a C type bracket and drilled through the bracket where the bolt will go through for the shocks. Then just had to welded the bracket on the swing arm and made sure that its on the stock location. We decided to drill an extra hole just in case we decided to lower the rear by 1.5-2". Now just need to have the swing arm painted.
We mounted the headlight shroud on to the trees eliminating the use of a headlight bracket. Since we have clip-ons on this project bike, we decided to clean up the upper tree. We cutted-out what tabs we dont need, and build up the holes with using a TIG welder and aluminum filler rods. I never like having the manufacturer's name on any of our bikes we work on, even on the motor except for the BCR logo. I want the novice guessing what bike it originally was, so ... we got rid off the HONDA stamp on the generator cover. We could have just used a bolt-on generator cover, but what's the fun it that? Plus it's been done before. So with the same process with the upper trees, we just build up the stampings with a TIG welder and aluminum filler rods. Now just need to grind out the excess welds and polish
things up. Stay Tuned! (hopefully this summer this bike done. Fingers crossed)
Week 20: June 09, 2009 - 06/10/09
After mounting the engine, forks and swingarm on the frame, we decided to take everything out and paint the frame dark bronze. The black frame was kinda lost in the mix with all the black parts on the bike. We decided to get the frame painted matte dark bronze with a rough over spray finish, to give that industrial urban modern look to match the platinum composite that we have on the tank and seat. The bronze will add detail to the bike and will blend nicely with the other parts of the bike. This week we also put the engine together. We had the pistons punched out close to 850cc and slap some mild street cams. We also machined bronze bushings for the swing arm and will mount performance shocks. Ohh and we couldn't help it, we mount our own stainless 4 into 4 short shooters exhaust. Stay tuned!
Week 19: March 18 - March 26 2009 - 03/26/09
Had some free time last weekend, so we decided to work on the Trixie Special. We made an aluminum oil tank that will tuck inside the platinum silver composite tank. The oil tank has the threaded male fitting and will use an aluminum filler cap that matches the gas cap. The oil tank will approximately hold 2.5 quarts of oil, which i think is more than enough to help cool the engine. Like the original plan, to add detail to the engine, the oil will travel in copper lines. We just need to polish the oil tank and it's one less work in our long to do check list.
Finally was able to finish the fabrication work on the tank. Added the mounting brackets, apply the sealer inside the tank for the petrol side, mock-up the aluminum gas caps, and made the stainless tank strap. The only thing left to do is make the grill for the cooling vent for the oil tank and its off to the painter to get the Manx stripes and some BCR badges.
Stay tune! Next on the agenda is the new color for the frame.
Week 18: August -December 2008 - 12/31/08
It's been awhile since we worked on the trixie project bike. Just been busy here at the shop with customer orders. Anyway, update for this month would be the headlight, clip on bars, polished up the exhaust and the sexy tank.
When you look at the front of the bike, the first thing you notice would be the headlight. We were planning on just using the stock headlight and bucket, but that would be too easy. Like always we wanted to make something different. This bike is very special to us so we didn't want to just buy somebody else's headlight bucket, make the bracket for it, and call it custom made. Since there is really no deadline for this project, we decided to make our own headlight bucket. We wanted something simple, functional and will attract attention. For the headlight lense we opted to use Hella H4 with HID bulb. The headlight bucket and ring, we made it out of stainless steel. In designing the headlight bucket, we wanted it as if its built in into the fork covers plus we eliminated what ever is not needed like the headlight bracket and the housing for the lense. In mounting the bucket, we wanted it close to the tress as much as possible and not higher than the upper trees. Then after the bucket has been mounted we decided to have a cover at the back of the headlight to give a clean look. The cover in the pic is still in the works but it will be flush against the fork covers and headlight and it will cover the everything between the upper and lower trees. A look similar to HD's Fatboy.
Not really a big fan of clubman bars so we made our own clip ons and have the bars welded perpendicular to the forks. Having the bars perpendicular to the forks will give a clean uncluttered look. In our last entry, we just have the exhaust unpolished. So after some fine sanding, and high speed buffing, the stainless exhaust is buffed to a mirror chrome look to match the fork covers.
At first we were planning on using carbon fiber composite for the tank and seat. But using carbon fiber on tanks has already been used by other builders. We even made a couple of Carbon fiber tanks and seats for own customer. There is nothing wrong with using CF composites but we wanted something different so we decided to use platinum silver composite instead. We were planning on having a Norton Manx paint scheme anyway, so the platinum silver composite will fit perfectly with our plan. The fabrication of the tank and seat are all done. Right now it' s out to the painter to get the Norton Manx paint scheme.
Next on the agenda is the aluminum oil tank, grill for the air vent on the gas tank. seat upholstery and the old school stainless rear sets. Stay tuned.