A really cool Hodaka Tracker by John Kovalcik courtesy of Sutton Cycle Works.

Good thing I’ve gotten into the habit of checking the Spam filter regularly.  I’d have really hated to miss this one. This a really slick Hodaka courtesy of Mark over at Sutton Cycle Works.  Do yourself a favor and head over there to take a look. You won’t be sorry.

Anyway Mark writes in:

Hello FloradaSteve,
I see that you commented on the Champion Yamaha Twin( that I found on ebay) on ADVrider.
I noticed your signature with “My Blogs”. COOL!
I have been a fan of Motorcycle Photo of the Day for quite some time. First thing that I look at in the morning, even before coffee!
I even put a link to Motorcycle Photo of the Day on my website http://suttoncycleworks.com/links.html  (Thanks and back at ya! – MCPOTD)
If you wish, you are welcome to photos of my bikes.  (great stuff-  please stay tuned – MCPOTD)

I also know John Kovalcik, the builder of vintage 2-strokes here in Phoenix.
I have great photos of a Webco Hodaka 100 Replica that he built. The original was a one-off project bike by Webco and featured on the cover of Modern Cycle in February 1971. I am an illustrator/designer and made the art to replicate the one-off stickers on the tank.
I know that you don’t like photos in front of a garage door. I can “clip out” bike and clean up the photos if you wish. See attached photos. (Not a problem.  The bike speaks for itself – MCPOTD)

a big fan,

So here is John’s Hodaka. Stay tuned for more of Marks stuff (or like I said, do yourself a favor and head on over to his site). Amazing stuff.

BSA Flat Tr.. (scratch that) Scrambler Beauty. Need some ID help.

Updates from the comments

First: From Somer “That is a Scrambler (very good point and on second glance I agree .ed). Flat trackers don’t use brakes. Probably an iron barrel B-31 or B-33 BSA Pre 1954.”

OK Steve,
My thoughts..
At first glance it looks like a B31[350cc] or B33 [500cc] motor in a standard swing arm frame.
This engine had alloy crankcase and cast iron barrel etc..it was the standard ride to work BSA here in the UK. Production stopped about 1960 although back stock sales continued to 61/62.
From this was developed the Gold Star series.. B32 [350cc] and B34 [500cc] and eternal glory.
Well, for now anyway
Front brake is standard [tho’ not for this bike] late 60′s Triumph/BSA 2ls stopper.. good too.
The tank and seat are sooo lovely.. late 50′s/early 60′s moto X. Beautiful.
Black frame would have been nice.. as original.
Hope that helps a bit.. maybe someone else who knows the bike can fill in more.

I could use a little help on the ID specifics if anyone wants to chime in.

Another Exquisite Honda 500 Flattracker from Metro Racing!

It’s hard to believe that a bike that looks that great is actually being raced regularly!  The latest from “Donzilla” at Metro Racing!

Hey Steve;

I used this 500 Honda in a VMC Racing Frame this Saturday for a calendar shoot. It is the current points leader in the AMA National Vintage Dirt Track series in the 500 Masters class piloted by Craig Estelle. It’s next stop on the circuit will be at AMA Vintage Days in Ashland Ohio on Saturday the 21st.

Enjoy, Don

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This is Dirt Quake! A Sideburn production.

This is “fooking brilliant”! Looks like the brits are taking an American invention and improving on it! And what a great time they are having. Watch the “inappropriate road bike” class. Good luck trying not to laugh your arse off. Why the hell doesn’t this exist here? If it doesn’t it should.

This is Dirt Quake! from SIDEBURN on Vimeo.

Some Really Cool Motorcycle Art/Sculpture and a Sweet XS650 tracker.

Thanks to Ted Brecheisen for these really interesting shots.

Hey Steve,

I went to Sheridan, IN last weekend to a very cool place that is like a museum but is also a shop. The XS 650 Yamaha was a stock bike he found in the weeds a couple of blocks from his house. It’s on the way to a great looking flat tracker.

Don Christy makes “cycle art” from junk parts and bicycle frames. Everything is miss-matched. On one piece the v-twin’s cylinders are made from plastic drain pipe. The crankcases on many are made from cake pans. Very creative. More pics are at www.flickr.com/photos/boanerges-indy

Thanks for a great blog,

Wow! That’s my kind of art! Talk about shopcraft as soulcraft! And a great way to make a living too! I really like that style and that XS is sweet! Thanks Much Ted!

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