skrunkwerks BMW R100 salt racer

r100 salt racer

Here are the final studio shots of the salt racer after the 18 month build. If you haven’t been following the build blog, here’s a quick run-down:

The frame was heavily modified and strengthened  – most of which is hidden under the tank. The front end is from a GSXR 600, and rear suspension is handled by a BMW R1100RT swing arm supported by a Hyperpro shock. Hanging on the back of all this and tied back to the frame with a custom torque arm, is a bevel drive from a R1100S which provides the taller gearing necessary for the salt. The wheels are from a K100.


BMW R100 Saltracer

R100 salt racer rear end




The carbon work was all done in-house including ‘ramstein’ – the top secret ram air system that you see jutting out the sides like bulls horns. Rearsets need to be way back and yes, no front brakes – plenty of room to stop without them. Besides, they can be dangerous on the salt.



The bike was fitted with the motor from luftkopf#1 since time ran out to finish the the hot engine that I had intended for the salt. The tank is an old fiberglass jobbie that I found. Harks back to 80’s superbikes. Lots of cutting and shutting to get the shape right for the bike.



The bike was finished just in time to make the 2015 DLRA speedweek at Lake Gairdner. What an amazing experience! There’s a story about it here.






Moto Guzzi Lemans Mk111 Agostini

The latest addition to the skrunkwerks stable and sometimes known as the Lemans MK111 ‘AGO’, it’s no ordinary Mk111.

Agostini Mandello has been supplying slick go-fast Guzzi accoutrements for more than 50 years. Back in the day, Stolarski’s in Perth was the Australian Distributor for Moto Guzzi. You could order your Lemans with varying levels of Agostini Kit and other forms of hotness. This bike has quite a bit:

  • Complete Agostini fairing kit
  • Agostini Rearsets
  • Agostini sump extension
  • Agostini timing gears
  • 1000cc barrels
  • 40mm Delorto cabs
  • Lafranconi Competition pipes
  • ZD close ratio straight cut racing gearbox.
  • And almost certainly a hot cam because the thing goes like stink!

The fairing kit is not entirely an Agostini. The original was a one piece affair which made a simple service rather difficult. Ted Stolarski took it upon himself to update the kit with a two piece front fairing which made oil changes a little less challenging. The Stolarski tail piece also differs in that it cradles the original twin seat whereas the Agostini item sported a single seat. These Stolarski updates clearly had the blessing of Agostini Mandello since they bear the Agostini Monika.

By all accounts, Ted Stolarski, was one of THE Guzzista of the day with Magni naming the hornifying Magni Australia in his honor. I had no idea about this part of Australian Guzzi history until I came across this bike. From the moment it arrived on the doorstep from Perth, it started springing surprises and I’m yet to examine it’s internals for other lurking goodies….

There can’t be many of these in captivity!

28/06/2018: This bike is now for sale. please contact here.


luftkopf No. 1 – BMW Cafe Racer

Cafe’d 1981 R100RS:

Custom werk by skrunkwerks:

Carbon fibre filter filler and rear wheel hugger  :  Rear tail piece  :  Custom bracketry to lower S-fairing  :  Rearsets  :  Clip-ons  :  Triple clamp  :  Mufflers  :  Paint job  :  Dual plugging  : Head porting

Other bits:

336 BMW Sports Cam :  38mm Dellorto carbs  :  Koni rear shocks



BSA custom B33

TThis bike was a long term project between my brother in law Colin Will and his friend Ian Anderson.  My sister Ingrid and Colin had been together for 17 years when, during a road trip through the States, Colin popped the question and they were promptly married in Las Vegas.
Colin then bought Ian’s half of the bike and gave both halves to Ingrid as a wedding present!  A few weeks later, Colin was diagnosed with cancer. He died only 6 months after.
Ingrid has entrusted me with Bertie’s care. Must say that british iron never really did it for me but I have fallen in love with this bike and am chuffed that it’s in the skrunkwerks stable – thanks Ing.

The bike is obviously far from a stock B33  – or so my friend Nick  informs me…

Here’s a quick rundown of the non standard bits:

The beautiful alloy body work was done by local Melbourne maestro Bernie Wilson.
WM20 girder forks.
Smiths Chronometric speedo & tacho.
Gold Star cam and piston.
19″ Akront rims.
Custom leather seat and grips.
Custom front brake ventilator by Bernie.
Fishtale pipe.
Amal TT carb.