The FUEL SCRAM/7 project started 7 years ago when our friend Mark from Australia participated for the first time in the Scram Africa, when he comes back from the trip he got one thought on the mind, "I need a proper bike for the next edition." So, in 2015 we finished this amazing built and he went to the Sahara and got completely stoked with the results of his new ride, with broken parts, Mark got all the fun he can get.
Read below the tech specs behind the SCRAM/7.
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” heel. The fork was trimmed for better bike geometry and the rear shocks were replaced for 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 ..you can’t get lost in the desert!
For a better scrambler look, e mount a new high exhaust pipe on the right side with a modified Ural silencer at the end.
The tires were a customer request, on the rear we got a Maxxis Maxxcross Sof Terrain, a tire designed for riding on really deep sand and mud and a Pirelli Scorpion MX on the front.
Inside the tires, e mounted a tubeless system called Nuetech Tubliss, which 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 give 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 and parts:
-Classic trial front light
-Analog speedometer for BMW
-70’s enduro handlebar
-Ohlins vintage rear shock
-Maxxis Maxxcross rear tire
-Pirelli Scorpion MX front tire
-Handmade exhaust pipe
-Seat designed and built by Fuel
-New front and rear fenders