1968/2012 Seeley/Titchmarsh/BSA DBD34, 497cc. Registration number PHO 160G. Frame number B.25 B5415. Engine number DBD34. GS. 8162 (home stamped).
One of the ultimate race bikes of the 1960's was the BSA Gold Star, builders were always after a better handling frame, Colin Seeley came up with it and then licensed his Mk III frame, designed with Reynolds 531 steel to Roger Titchmarsh. His designs were used by many builders, whether with a G50 engine, or later with Japanese power.
In 2012 our vendor decided to build his own replica, using a MkIII frame, he fitted a new ABSAF engine, stamped DBD 34 GS. 8162 (out of the normal DBD engine number range), an aluminium tank, Ceriani forks with a 250mm 4L/S Fontana front brake, Triumph five speed gearbox (four speed converted to five speed with T140 cluster - all new bearings and bushes), Swan neck clip-ons. A B.S.A. conical rear hub was used with three Dural cooling fins shrunk on and bolted through using the original spoke flange as a fourth fin and then
spoking the wheel from the route of the original spoke flange exactly, like a Manx Norton, a Pearson self starter was fitted, Maxton Racing rear shocks, single seat with a 13amp hour battery in the hump, reconditioned Goldie Mag Dyno with 12v armature, bespoke exhaust, new rims/tyres/tubes with stainless steel spokes, new chains, reconditioned Gold Star
chronometrics and a hydraulic steering damper. All of the boxes ticked here then!
Since construction it has travelled some 1,000 miles and sounds wonderful when fired up for the photo shoot.
Sold with the V5C and some paperwork, this machine is a work of art!