Jesse Bassett is the owner of The GasBox, a vintage motorcycle shop in Lakewood, Ohio, and specializes in custom fabrication and vintage motorcycles. His 1965 BSA Lightning belongs to the second category and is a very fine example of custom vintage motorcycle work.
The ’65 BSA Lightning was a winner of the freestyle class at the ‘Ultimate Builder’ AMD Championship affiliate event in Cleveland. Jesse began the 1965 BSA project in 2009. The bike took two years to build a 1965 model. The frame has been modified with a hard-tail, and the girder forks are from a BSA M-20. The entire engine was disassembled and polished and the sludges were cleaned. Take a look!