If you ask Kyle which is one of his favourite British engines, the A65 motor would definitely come up. Kyle believes that you can make an A65 very fast, fairly reliable and oil tight. He has built a couple of these motors now and has become quite an expert when it comes to improving these old BSA motors.
Common problems with A50 and A65 motors are that their conrods are weak. They vibrate and love throwing a conrod on the left hand side due to oil starvation. Kyle addresses all those problems when building an A65 BSA engine.
Engine mods include High compression pistons, aircraft quality CNC machined billet conrods. Spitfire cams and a roller bearing conversion to replace the troublesome bronze bush.
Kyle used an earlier standard BSA frame with the wheels and front suspension off a Suzuki DR500. Custom aluminium front and rear fenders, taller rear shocks, custom seat and off road bars have been installed. This was also Kyle’s first attempt at making his own aluminium tank from scratch. He tried to replicate an old competition trails AJS/Matchless petrol tank. A set of non-restricted high custom pipes round off the whole scrambler look and feel.
Kyle from The Workshop takes a lot of pride in his work and is one of very few builders that tries to outsource as little as possible. Paint work was done by his father Garth. If you are looking for a specialist to fix or build your classic Brit bike don’t forget to give Kyle a call.