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

O'Hanlon-Voltron EvoII BMGP/4

Team O'Hanlon-Voltron Evo II from Australia contacted Framecrafters to design and fabricate a special frame for a super E-bike they were developing for the Australian electric superbike series "eFX". With strict parameters regarding the 135kw (180hp) motor sourced for the project, Framecrafters now had to find a way to package it and get the power to the ground. The solution was the FC BMGP\4 frame derived from the successful BMGP\2 kit. A traditional trellis style front section was fabricated and coupled to a billet rear section forming the basic frame. Specially engineered billet motor mount plates were machined to hold the pancake style motor in addition to allowing the output shaft to be tailored moving the motor in a similar fashion to an adjustable swingarm pivot. An aluminum front subframe was fabricated to hold the enormous battery pack as was a special aluminum rear subframe to hold the controllers. A Ducati swingarm is initially used in order to work with a split pivot design and horizontal mount shock in order to retain a reasonable wheel base and proper weight distribution. FC designed an adjustable linkage and rocker system providing for a wide variety of rear suspension travel and characteristic options. In its first race, June 2014 at Queensland in AU the team turned laps within a 1\2 second of the ebike track record. Congratulations Team O'Hanlon-Voltron ! Keep an eye out for more new and

Samco

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

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Racing Schedule:

March 18th-20th NOLA Motorsports Park - AHRMA

April -----TBD

May------TBD

June 3rd-5th Gingerman Raceway; South Haven, MI - AHRMA

June 10th-12th Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI - AHRMA

July 8th-10th New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ - AHRMA

August 12th - 14th Mosport - CTMP; Ont, Canada - VRRA

September 2nd - 4th Utah Motorsports Campus; Tooele, UT - AHRMA

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

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