In this CRD blog post, we tell you how to build a Scrambler, in this case CRD19.
For the manufacture of this bike we had the collaboration of “Ufo Garage”, a workshop that had already painted motorcycles for us before but this time was also involved with us in the design.
This time the idea is to convert a 1992 Honda XR 600 into a Honda Scrambler. In order to do this we will lower the suspension and set it up with new subframe, we will also change the rims, the tank, the seat and a few more things. Changes that we hope that will also make it better for its daily use in the streets of Madrid.
The first tasks were focused on dismantling everything that will in the way when cutting the bike in half.
At he moment we have reduced the travel of the fork to half, changed the front wheel from 19” for a 21”, modified the position of the rear shock to be somewhat more inclined and lower the overall height of the bike.
All this has been done once we already know how the subframe, seat, handlebars, mudguards, tyres, rims are going to be.
The next step of how to build a scrambler will be setting up the subframe.
Now that we have fixed the subframe, we need to set up the base for the seat and after that we need to shape the foam that will have the seat before taking it to upholster
The seat is ready and thanks to Escapes GR it also has exhausts.
Once we checked that everything fits perfectly, we proceed to dismantle the bike for sandblasting and painting. We also took the opportunity to review, clean and paint the engine block.
After painting the chassis in a titanium grey made for the occasion, pickling the tank and picking up the Excel rims with the new tyres, you can start to see what this Honda Scrambler will look like.
The design of the tank was inspired by a TL 125 from 1973 to 1976 although we changed the red for Rothmans blue.
CRD19 finally roars with the force that characterizes the engine of the Honda XR 600R, we have installed a very powerful “DB killer” that mutes the beast, but all this can change radically just by the turning a screw.
We continue with the final details, such as hiding all the wiring and settinp up the fenders
Karlofa was delighted with the sensations provided by the bike and we liked very much the photos taken by Rafa Gallar.