Welcome to Framecrafters!

Framecrafters is a performance motorcycle fabrication shop located in northwest Illinois. Originally a design and fabrication shop for chassis only, Framecrafters has methodically expanded their focus to the entire motorcycle. While still specializing in frame and associated parts fabrication, Framecrafters also offers their expertise of building, converting, and restoring motorcycles for their customers. Randy, Justin, and Karsten are life long motorcycle enthusiasts who ride and race. Street, trail, track, each type is viewed by Framecrafters as an important part of motorcycling that should be fun and exhilarating. From building a ground up racer to resuscitating your old street bike, Framecrafters is proud to offer their services to help realize your vision.

Featured Projects

Honda CB550-Black Mono

Originally beginning life as a 1974 Honda CB550K model it has undergone serious transformation over the past 2 years. A full 600cc custom engine by Godffreys Garage, centralized shock conversion coupled to an extensive list of handmade custom FC parts this build hardly reflects your typical Honda CB anymore. A conscious effort was made to retain some retro styling cues while removing the 70's era drab. Many of the stock components were deemed "under-performing" additionally we didnt want to recreate your typical "Cafe Racer". Prior to getting into this project we discussed many options with the Minnesota customer. After many variables and possibilities being looked at the conclusion was to reflect the owners gorgeous Porsche 911 Turbo. Featured Specifications; -Central Swingarm/shock conversion -37mm fork w\ GVE internals and 20mm axle conversion -FC billet adjustable Triple-clamps -Dual Brembo front brake w\300mm rotors and FC billet mounts -Custom front and rear SS brake lines -Alloy rims and SS spokes -Billet QC racing rear hub -Brembo rear brake kit w\ FC billet hanger and stay -FC billet adjustable rear sets -FC modded fuel tank w\ dual Pingles -Custom seat and Porsche leather upholstery -FC 4 into 4 racing exhaust w\ billet FC hangers -NHK Steering Damper and billet mount -520 chain\sprocket conversion -Full Dyna Ignition -Full electronics update including custom harness and Ballistic battery -Electronic gauge w\ speedo and tach -600cc motor -Brembo Hydro clutch conversion -Custom engine covers -Rebuilt carbs w\ custom finish, jetting and 1\4 turn throttle -Barnett cables and clutch pack -Polished and sealed billet parts -Porsche "Basalt Black" custom paint -Custom gold anodizing and zinc plating ------------------------------------- Photography courtesy of RM Photo and Steve Jackson


Samco,"Spirit American Motorcycle Company". Built on Framecrafters BMGP/5 chassis and for the first time the Framecrafters BMGP swingarm. Samco's goal is to build a new all American motorcycle. Unveiled at the 2015 Barber Vintage Festival it has become motorcycling enthusiasts favorite. At the time of completion it is nearly 95% American. Phase two of the project will hopefully achieve a 100% American made motorcycle. For more information visit http://www.samco-mc.com/ Photo Credit; Ultimate Motorcycling and Steve Jackson

Husqvarna HL450

Starting with Framecrafters Yamaha HL frame, we modified the vintage frame design to work with a 2012 Yamaha WR450 EFI engine. The goal was to have the bike resemble a 1970 Husqvarna 250cr but act, run and handle like a new machine.

What's New?

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Framecrafters now has access to water jet cutting services. This process uses an abrasive water jet to make precision CNC cuts on all tpyes of materials. Visit Torg E for more information.
Racing Schedule:

October 6th-9th Barber Vintage Festival; Leeds, AL - AHRMA

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