BOOMBOXX is a one-off Nemesis 400 build commissioned by music company BMG Australia for their newly renovated Sydney HQ. The brief was simple - create the ultimate post-apocalyptic scrambler, a symbol of BMG's readiness to handle the new music world. We enlisted the help of Brisbane's Smoked Garage and the rest is history.The build started with a brand new Nemesis 400 Classic. To create the rat rod / barn find aesthetic the tank was taken, stripped to bare metal and rusted accordingly along with most of the metal on the bike. The stock headlight was replaced with a fabricated racing plate / front grill and aftermarket LED headlamp. The stock high bars were replaced with a custom chain cross bar feature and finished with Biltwell Torker grips.
Front and rear guards have been dramatically shortened and re-positioned, the rear concealing a strip LED brakelight.
The exhaust has been completely remade, with a custom 2 into 1 header (different to the stock Nemesis Scrambler system), finished with an after market muffler and heat wrap.
Hand made leather satchels with exposed stitching from Port and Hide were included on both sides of the bike, replacing the stock side covers. A custom 2-tone flat toaster seat replaces the stock seat. Shinko dual sport tyres where employed to give the bike extra grip and height.
MX style footpegs and an MX master cylinder complete the transformation.
Last Friday 20 July saw the inaugural Sol Workshop Session Live Build event kick off at our Camperdown store. With the shop packed to capacity we undertook the massive job of completing a custom Mercury 250 build, commissioned by our friends at Jagermeister in just 1 night.
Adrian and Steve from Sol were joined by Brad and Faidon from Rising Sun Workshop to assist with the epic task. Also on hand was Dave from Bad Arse Trim Co. to upholster the seat on-site, Roger from Retro Line with some live pin striping and Sam from Colourfuel who provided the paintwork.
We ended up completing the task in just on 2 hours!
Photography by Alexandra Adoncello.
The complete run down of the Mercury 250 build went something like this:
1. Remove seat, tank, handlebars, mirrors, indicators, grips, side covers, rear mudguard & taillight, front guard and brackets, chain guard, exhaust, emissions unit, rear footpegs.
2. Install clip ons, grips, Bar end indicators
3. Upholster seat
4. Install speedo
5. Headlight bulbs swap
6. Front fairing install
7. Relocate horn
8. Cut subframe
9. Tack on new hoop
10. Wire in taillight and indicators
11. Remove stock muffler
12. Weld on supporting bracket
13. Wrap exhaust
14. Install new muffler and exhaust
15. Remove rear wheel, swap tyre and reinstall
16. Remove front wheel, swap tyre and reinstall
17. Install tank, new seat, rear cowl, side covers
18. Apply tank, fork and headlight decals
19. Apply hager bottle cap on rear engine mount
20. Start her up!