Mean Machine is the word for this sexy ass Black Beauty R2. It wasn’t actually a customer build. I had some copper parts from another build left over and I decided to put them on a jet black canvass. Starting with an R2 20″ frame and fork, we called upon the experts over at Area 51 again and had them coat the frame and forks with their finest black powder. Once the parts came back we started the assembly process. First thing we had to do was grab some Brasso and start polishing up the front wheel hub, Handlebar stem, and the pillow-block housings. This removed the oxidation and added a nice protected surface to the parts so they don’t oxidize as fast. We then hand laced the copper hub into the 20″ double wall rim with stainless steel spokes.
We then fitted the forks and front wheel assembly onto the chassis and began the remainder of the assembly taking special care not to touch the copper plated parts. The engine was next. We took the standard 6.5hp clone block and upgraded the parts to produce 10hp. We debated about copper plating the exhaust pipe but the heat would have destroyed the finish. So we opted out on that idea. Once the engine was mounted and the running gear was fitted up the trike was ready for the photo shoot so we could find a buyer.
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Within 48hrs of posting the pics she sold to a previous customer of ours and is now in their possession. We decided against doing any flashy decals. We thought it would have taken away from the clean look of the black and copper color scheme. Thank you for reading about the Black Beauty R2 . Don’t forget to check out our other projects and come back often. We are going to be adding more custom builds to the website. If you are interested in Getting Your Slide Right, click the link below and get started.
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