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

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

Husqvarna HL450

Starting with Framecrafters Yamaha HL frame, we modified the vintage frame design to work with a 2012 Yamaha WR450 EFI engine. The goal was to have the bike resemble a 1970 Husqvarna 250cr but act, run and handle like a new machine.

Buell Dawg

Built on a 1998 Buell Lightning this bike underwent the full custom FC treatment. A long term project at FC that was finally wrapped up this past fall and now making its formal debut ! Initially a simple job just requiring a subframe and seat mod, it slowly evolved into a complete high-end custom project. Focusing on complimenting low profile ergos, high-end components and hand made parts there were no short cuts to take. A WFO 100hp pro-street 1250cc engine finishes the build making for an exhilarating and fun ride !

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Framecrafters now has access to water jet cutting services. This process uses an abrasive water jet to make precision CNC cuts on all tpyes of materials. Visit Torg E for more information.
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