Growing up being a Star Wars geek, made me immediate follow Ironwood Customs Deathstar builds. If Darth Vader of the Dark side commissioned a motorcycle, Ironwood Customs would be it. Arjan and his buddy Eric of Ironwood Customs “IWC” has a created a line of customs he calls Deathstar. This particular build is the 3rd bike in the series of Deathstar builds and is by far our favorite so far. The Ironwood Customs BMW R100 Scrambler named the Deathstar is a blacked out masterpiece.
Arjan and Eric of IWC started with a 1983 BMW R100 that need to be stripped down and updated. The stock frame has all the unnecessary tabs and mounting points removed. Once the frame was de-tabbed, an additional tube was welded to the back bone for the solo seat. This tube is welded at a perfect angle that flows with the tank and gives it that classic look of older BMW’s. New shock mounts were welded on and set of new blacked out shocks installed.
To continue this blacked out theme, the engine was paint black and a set of special edition BMW valve covers installed. Additionally, the carburetors were painted black and breathe through a set of pod filters. Finally, the engine was finished off with a set of black headers and black slash cut mufflers. We bet that those slash cut muffler make this BMW engine sound mean.
Upfront, he went with the stock forks that have the inner tubes and springs cut down. This gives the bike a lowered badass look. To continue with minimalist theme, most of the electronics and stock speedo were ditched. A new 2.5″ black speedo was mounted lower down on the side of the bike. A set of motocross dirt bars were used for that classic scrambler look and a blacked out headlight installed.
All in all, this is one cool BMW R100 Scramblers we have seen. The team has produced some of the coolest scramblers over the past few years that have gained the attention of the industry. Be sure to go follow him on social media and check out his website for all his builds. We can’t wait to see if he does a 4th Deathstar scrambler.
Ironwood Customs BMW R100 Scrambler “Deathstar” Photos: (Courtesy of Jackson Kunis)