JSK Custom Design » Chocolate Slider
Sometimes, going for a ride doesn’t mean going far but simply having some fun. Project Chocolate slider is JSK Custom Design’s idea of modifying BMW’s R nineT into a scrambler, making it much more fun around city streets and dirt roads. JSK Custom Design maintains the classic theme of the R nineT with colours reminiscent of retro BMW racing.
When going off the beaten path, you’re likely to encounter dirt, rocks and mud. To combat those elements, the exhaust is relocated up high over the valve covers. With them so close to your legs, the exhaust pipes are thermo wrapped with an additional carbon-fibre heat shield so riders won’t cook their legs. The engine oil cooler is also moved up to the front where the headlights are to further avoid what nature can throw at it, and dual sport tyres are fitted for better on and off road grip and performance.
In keeping the weight down for better mobility, a custom aluminium fuel tank and tail fairing was created. Additionally, by following JSK Design’s philosophy of less clutter, the tank provides additional protection from the elements. To improve control of the bike off road, the handlebar is swapped for a carbon-fibre BMX style V-Bar. People that know trackers will understand that this shape reduces fatigue and improves cornering leverage when going fast on dirt roads.
Goodies include GEARS racing shock H2 Plus, RSD breast plate and valve covers, Answer handlebar, Continental TKC80 tyres, K&N Filter, SuperTrapp exhaust, Motogadget speedo, Summit Racing oil cooler, Brembo 17RCS and 19RCS master cylinder, and LED headlights. Fabricated parts comprise a handlebar clamp made by Black Smith Co., fuel tank, rear fairing, headlight mount and exhaust pipes by Metal Lab Fab., JSK Custom Design seat cushion and custom paint.
Photos by JOEsEYE