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  • Limited Edition Street Tracker by Fuller Moto

    Posted 07 October 2016

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

    The LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER began with the collaboration between Central Ohio’s Lloyd Brothers Motorsports and Fuller Moto to create the new Team Ducati Flat Track Race Bike to compete in the American Flat Track Series (AFT); formerly known as AMA Pro Flat Track. The team of David and Michael Lloyd of Lloyd Brothers Motorsports has been involved in motorcycle racing for 30 years. In 2015, Lloyd Brothers Motorsports and Fuller Moto partnered to create a new race chassis utilizing innovative design and engineering processes. The motorcycle has since proven itself as a highly acclaimed Flat Track Racer in the AFT Series.

    Fuller Moto is pleased to present an Exclusive Offer of ten (10) LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER Projects available from Chassis Rollers to full Turn-Key, Design-Build Custom Bikes.

    Taken straight from the track, the AFT Series Race Chassis provides the backbone of the LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER. Each chassis is fabricated from 4130 Chromoly Tubing on the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports Race Team JIG. Every bung, plate, and tube is CNC Designed, Machined, and Laser-Cut with exacting precision. The LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER is expertly hand-assembled and Lincoln Electric TIG welded by Master Fabricator Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto.

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

    The LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER frame includes Aluminum Neck Cups machined for Ducati bearings. Crankcase Breathers are routed through the backbone and exit the neck, finished with a Factory Racing Filter located behind the number plate. The LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER frame can be purchased with the FM Swingarm; and FM can install custom-mounted Foot Controls.

    Fuller Moto made subtle enhancements to the Race Chassis ergonomics for the LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER to include +3-degree rake; 1-inch stretch; and swingarm modifications to slightly lengthen the wheelbase. The chassis will accept OEM spec fork clamps. The end result is a peerless platform derived from a racing heritage, with the added benefits of rigidity and significantly reduced weight (320 lbs. wet); all realized in the LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER.

    Any Modern, Air-Cooled Ducati Twin Drivetrain will fit the LIMITED EDITION FM STREET TRACKER chassis. Available options include custom FM Stainless Steel Exhaust featuring exclusive prototype Cone Engineering Reverse Cone Mufflers to help finish the full Design-Build Custom from Fuller Moto.

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati


    If interested in this #1 out of the Limited Series, please contact us at info@fullermoto.com. Frame, swing-arm, roller or complete bike available for purchase.

    SPECIFICATIONS


    Serial Number:
    #1 of 10 - FULLER MOTO Limited Edition Series

    Chassis:
    FULLER MOTO STREET TRACKER - Custom Prototype - Frame and Swingarm

    Engine:
    Ducati Monster 796 (Lloyd Brothers Racing) – Crate Motor
    Wiring, ECU, Custom Map (The Duc Shop)

    Exhaust:
    FULLER MOTO Stainless, Cone Engineering Reverse Cone Mufflers, prototype

    Suspension:
    Front – Ohlins FG511 Inverted Forks, TTX Racing Fork Cartridge Kit
    Attack Performance Racing Triple Clamps
    Rear – Fox Shox Racing – Custom

    Wheels:
    Dubya USA, Custom Prototype
    Talon Billet Pro Hubs
    Sun Aluminum Rims (19” X 3.5”)
    Stainless Steel Spokes and Nipples

    Tires:
    Vee Rubber 394 Street Tracker DOT, prototype
    Front: 27.0 X 7.0 X 19
    Rear: 27.5 X 7.5 X 19

    Body:
    First Klass Glass – Street Tracker – FM Custom

    Misc.:
    Brembo M50 Caliper
    EBC Rotors (320mm / 240mm)

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

    Fuller Moto Flat Track Ducati

  • The BMW Bavarian Knight

    Posted 07 April 2016

    Q & A with Bryan Fuller

    What’s the origin of the Bavarian Knight?
    The Bavarian Knight is a 1975 R75/5 that began as a big pile of parts from all different bikes. The owner, John Yeosock initially purchased a stash of old take-offs from John Landstrom at Blue Moon Cycles. Not knowing what to make of all these parts, he contacted me to see if I could help. Together, we rummaged John’s warehouse and picked up all the parts we felt we needed to put together a modern, yet classic vintage BMW cafe racer.

    Why the classic look? Classic BMWs are widely known for having a distinct and distinguished minimalist design aesthetic. We wanted to build something that could have originally come from the factories back in the 70’s, but with modern touches. That era of Beemers were some of the most beautiful bikes built. The BMW engine and parts are really clean the way they designed them back then, which is very much in line with how FM approachs design today.

    What was the biggest design challenge?
    The most challenging part of the build was extending the swingarm. We had to cut the metal in the front of the swingarm in order to get the boot to line up just right, as well as keep the original boot intact.

    What are some of the unique design details of the build?
    Seat - The seat is made from a lived-in, vintage leather jacket. It had just the right amount of wear to become the ideal basis for the seat. The pleats in the seat are the lower part of the jacket and the snaps on the sleeves are what hold the seat on.

    Tail Section - We cut off the old dual shock and made a new tail section out of chromoly then we took the toaster tank shape and tried to emulate the best we could to make the design cohesive so they both looked similar. We made the sides of the tail section out of polished aluminum. Tail light is out of a ’53 Buick porthole from the trim of the fender.

    Gas cap - We decided to emulate the latch system inspired from a Grolsch beer bottle. We made the cap out of aluminum and made our own gasket. Super B, our lead fabricator made the cap by hand out of stainless.

    What’s your favorite part of the bike?
    The gas cap is a very unique piece and the stainless exhaust hangers that hang the martini-glass stainless mufflers are some of my favorites. I am very happy with the fit, finish and overall style and appearance of The Bavarian Knight. This bike is timeless.

    Where will you be showcasing this bike?
    The Handbuilt Show - Austin, Texas - April 8-10
    The Quail Motorcycle Gathering - Carmel, California - May 13

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    SPECS:
    Design: Bryan Fuller
    Built by: Fuller Moto’s Atlanta based Team

    - 1975 BMW R75/5 750cc donor bike
    - Drivetrain by Boxerworks in Watkinsville, Georgia
    - Swingarm lengthened 2" with FOX Shox mono shock
    - Custom rear frame and aluminum tail section, Buick porthole taillight
    - Custom aluminum polished tank and tail trim
    - Grolsch inspired gas cap clasp of stainless
    - ARP 12 point stainless bolts
    - Vincent front fender
    - Electronic ignition, Speedcell Lithium battery, American Autowire vintage wiring
    - Stainless steel exhaust and custom plate mount

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    The BMW Bavarian Knight Grolsch bottle inspired gas cap by Fuller Moto

     photos: @matthewjonesphoto

  • The Chief Ambassador by Fuller Moto

    Posted 01 April 2016

    The Indian Chief Ambassador by Fuller Moto

    SPECS:
    Design: Bryan Fuller
    Built by: Fuller Moto’s Atlanta based Team

    - 1933 Indian frame
    - 1940-46 Indian Chief sheet metal
    - 1969 Moto Guzzi Ambassador drivetrain
    - Moto Guzzi drum brakes, headlight, gas caps and petcocks, hand and foot controls
    - JD Harley-Davidson mufflers
    - Completed over 800 trouble-free miles at Sturgis 2012 before engine build
    - Many thanks to Jon Kaase Racing for increasing displacement to 1000cc
     
  • FULLER MOTO OTC TOOLS TRIPLE SPEED

    Posted 03 November 2015

    Fuller Moto OTC Tools "Triple Speed" 

    Photos by: @matthewjonesphoto

    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed


    Bryan Fuller Fuller Moto | Triumph OTC Tools Triple Speed

  • FULLER MOTO 1968 NORTON 'MISTY GREEN'

    Posted 23 April 2015

    Photography by @MatthewJonesPhoto

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  • AWD DOUBLE DOWN

    Posted 04 February 2015

    JET-Hot Coatings “Double Down”

    Fuller Moto | Double Down Deuce

    Photography by @MatthewJonesPhoto

    The Double Down began after a sit down with Gordon McGilton and Cheryl Herrick from JET-Hot Coatings to discuss a car build. They wanted to showcase their coatings in a vehicle that could be taken to many types of racing venues: auto-cross, ice racing, or Bonneville - why not?! 

    Most obvious is the big cast Winter's quick-change in the front where it doesn't belong! It's an independent rear unit made from their venerable Sprint Car roundy round models. There wasn't any blueprint on what to do since the only all wheel drive Deuce we knew of was the QuadraDeuce. Our solution was to make a custom billet transfer case on the back of the ring and pinion, forward the Boss Mammoth motor. To make room, a shorter LS style snout was machined on the crank, and only one small belt for the alternator could be fitted. 

    We wanted to have all Indy style pushrod suspension, which required moving the Griffin Radiator to the rear ala Trophy Trucks. Design, pivots, and bearings are real Indy units with billet rockers. Front coil covers and rear shocks are RideTech. Water pump is rated at 54 gallons per minute. 

    SPECS:
    Design: Bryan Fuller and Nick Grafias
    Built by: Fuller Moto’s Atlanta based Team
    Engine: 576 cu. in. Kurt Urban Prepped Jon Kaase Boss 9
    Power: 825 HP
    Transmission: G-Force 5 Speed
    Radiator:  Griffin Radiator
    Fasteners: ARP of course
    Transfer Case: GM NP 149 Magnesium Case rated 1000 ft. lbs.
    Rear End: Winter’s Quickchange with 4 Link
    Front Drive: Winter’s Independent Quickchange
    Wiring: American Autowire
    Interior: Custom Fuller Buckets with John Whitaker Leather
    Wheels: 15” X 10” Real Racing Aluminum
    Front Susp: Custom A-Arms & Hubs with RideTech Coilers
    Rear Susp: Custom 4 Link, Torsion Bars and Ride Tech Shocks
    Paint: Chastin Brand, Tim Garner, and Bryan Fuller

    Special Thanks: Cheryl Herrick, Gordon McGilton, Frank Kavanaugh, JET-Hot Team, Bryan Heidt, Wes Hines, Peter Fosburgh, Austin Peters, Chastin Brand, Paige Cannon Fuller, Artistic Silver Plating, Miller Powdercoating, JET Tools, Lincoln Electric, OTC, Industrial Depot, Kevin Byrd, Detroit Speed

    Fuller Moto | AWD Double Down

    Fuller Moto | AWD Double Down

     Fuller Moto | AWD Double Down

     

     Fuller Moto | AWD Double Down

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