Wednesday, 26 March 2014

"Coles" modified grasstrack/speedway engine??

A few years back I found this modified BSA B33 long stroke engine whilst helping the late Captain Maurice Seddon at his house. I was interested in the engine because all the cooling fins had been removed. the engine was empty, but in the cases there was a high compression piston and a valve. I wondered where the engine came from and who modified it, and what it's history was. I was quite pleased when I went to Kempton autojumble this weekend and saw this grasstrack bike there, sporting an engine that was modified in a very similar way. I know some of the older guys I have spoken to say this was a common modification "back in the days" (converting b33 engines and such to run on alchohol for competition) but being from a different generation I have not seen any of these.The owner of this grasstrack bike at Kempton said it was a "Coles" engine. Theis makes me wonder weather the engine in Seddons yard was also a "coles" engine. The pictures here are of the grasstrack bike, and the old engine I saw at Seddons.

Monday, 3 March 2014


These lot have gone to great lengths to make this awesome looking film about some great motorcycle people. They ask for donations via crowdfunding to make it happen. 
Please go to this page Click here for link!
There are several options for amounts to donate, and each amount comes with a different reward.
Here is the info from their site
This film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life.
The Greasy Hands Preachers is a feature documentary film shot entirely in Super 16mm.
So far we have shot in California, Utah, Nevada, France, Scotland, Spain and Indonesia. We will finish shooting in March 2014.
We are making the film we / you wanted to see. We have realized that we were not alone and that a lot of people want to see a beautiful motorcycle film shot in film not HD. Since Easy Rider or On Any Sunday not much has been made on motorcycles. With the help of friends, and our three fantastic partners : Belstaff, BMW Motorrad and Motul, who since the beginning believed in our project and gave us early financial support. We have been able so far to shoot our film almost entirely. Now we need the help and support of our community to finish post-production and allow this film to be released this year and maybe one day become a classic.
THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS DOCUMENTARY Pre-trailer Kickstarter from SAGS on Vimeo.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Mats Schylström BSA custom

Got sent some photos of Mats awesome BSA. Nice job! This was finished in 2012, so its been around a bit.
Nice one!! As we can see from the photos we are looking at a M series BSA snazzed up.

Sunday, 23 February 2014


Lets go crossin!! I could look at these things all day. These awesome scans are from Dusty_73's flickr photos. Click on this link to see all the scans from this Dusty_73. good stuff!!! Beasts
1988 Honda cr250
 1980's Yamaha YZ490

 Classic Kawasaki KX500
 1980's Suzuki RM250

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

CX 500 for sale. Perfect Dirt Quake sledge!

Selling the CX500. Non runner at the moment. No time to fix it and need to clear it out to focus on the 250 and the art bike. I haven't the space for the old 'can't have too many bikes' excuse! When it ran, it ran really well. Tons of noise and power.

Get it in time for Dirt Quake 3 and kick some ass.

INCLUDED IN SALE IS RACE ENTRY TO DIRT QUAKE 3 - ONLY ON THIS BIKE (subject to it passing pre-selection)

This is the famous Wheels and Waves 2012 bike, piloted by Malco and as seen in the second half of  THAT ruby x CFH video.

Professionally welded rear end (using Primo moustache BMX bars!)
Professionally powder coated wheels & bates headlight
Lucas tail light
New rear tyre
New front brake lever assembly & master cylinder.
Scrambler bars
Sideburn number board
Motad exhaust & carbs jetted to match
Loads of one-off bits
Seat pan

Engine work - suspected snapped cam chain tensioner. Included in the sale are 2 other engines, carbs, some old bodywork, mirrors, a haynes manual and some other bits and bobs.
Water temp gauge fixing.
A big fat clean.
The seat re-upholstering.
Tax and mot.
That's it.

Anyway. Photos...

Pickup only - bring a van.
Offers around £800.
Contact Richard
It's in Sheffield

Dirt Quake 3!!

Get this bitch sideways
Here's the official poster and a few more details on Dirt Quake III.
The event is on Friday and Saturday July 18-19, at King's Lynn, Norfolk, and a slightly different format to previous Dirt Quakes.

Friday night will see a full DTRA short track round and we hope plenty Dirt Quakers will come out to watch the racing, ask questions, pick up tips, have a few drinks, listen to the music, meet old and new friends and get in the mood.

There are plenty of hotels near by and we're going to work with the track to organise camping (different to 2013).

The next day the Dirt Quake classes will take to the track (with an extra class for the DTRA's Thunderbike framers).

Classes this year are the three established groups: Chopper, Inappropriate Road Bike and Street Tracker/Street Scrambler plus we're thinking of a new Vintage class for bikes that fall between these camps.

If your company would like to become a sponsor, please get in touch.

Entries for the event will open closer the date. If you don't want to miss out on news, sign up for our mailing service, by emailing dirt at