BSA Trackmaster Bike EXIF

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BSA Trackmaster

If there’s a growing in custom motorcycles today, towards street trackers: versions of the flat track that raced in the 1960s and With small tanks, bars and fat tires, they’re bikes stripped down to the

Machines like this BSA Trackmaster, resurrected by New Jersey’s Capozzi, are the archetype. And this BSA has the to match its purposeful looks. 35 years ago, back in my days, I was introduced to a guy named Bradshaw,” Phil recalls. “At the Bill owned and wrenched on BSA track bikes at racetracks up and the east coast.” It was the time of such as George Richtmeyer, Singleton and “Rowdy” Rick Phil hitched a lift Bradshaw’s crew, helping out the bikes. “To this day I’ve forgotten the sights, sounds or from that great

Fast forward to 2009. paid a visit to Bradshaw at his home, and talking about the old rekindled the flat track “I decided then and there I had to one of my own. But it’d been since Bill worked on BSAs: The parts were all around, with many to time and fading remembrances.”

Phil returned home boxes of parts, determined to as many of the original fragments as he find. “I wanted to turn a memory into a three-dimensional The idea: build a BSA from as original pieces as possible.”

help from Bradshaw and Stone over the next of years, Phil managed to a Trackmaster racing frame, a seat, and Ceriani forks triple trees). He also authentic tires, Borrani Kennedy quick-change hubs knockoffs and, best of an original fiberglass gas tank intact paint.

To help build the BSA, roped in Dave Schostkewitz of Cycles, the go-to guy for vintage bikes in New Jersey. “Dave a strong motor. Since was going to be a street tracker we on a reliable A65 650cc setup some neat upgrades, old and new.”


For extra power, installed an original Spitfire cam and new VM roundslide carbs, duplicating used on the original BSA race For dependability he used a Bob Newby billet clutch assembly/belt a Boyer electrical system a high output alternator, and a battery.

“The two sets of original I had were beyond repair,” reports, “so Dave handcrafted new pipes that mimick the To keep it in the family, Dave’s son the new rear fender.

The frame considerable work. The original arm was lost and the Trackmaster replacement extensive remedial work. cracks and ugly welds back in the day were cleaned up, new were added, and the complete was nickel-plated once again.

For stopping control, a new Wilwood caliper and master cylinder used—at the rear wheel in true flat track “Dave also used his ‘new’ original Amal to make this bike do it’s made to do—Go!” Phil.

For Phil, the finished is a step back in time. even better than I have ever imagined,” he “I can’t express my excitement to come full circle on my dream of having an original Bradshaw BSA to call my own.”


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