Greaser Mike’s Killer Trump: Redux

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I featured a quick pic of Greaser Mike’s killer scoot last month. He recently checked in with me and sent in a few more along with some info. The pic above fucking kills it; shot by Gregor Halenda for a Hassleblad camera ad campaign; make sure you click on it to see all the details. More pics after the specs:

Tech Specs

750 cc 73 T140 motor

Motor’s been ballanced, blueprinted & lightened (where applicable)

Megacycle cams, black diamond valves, 7 plate clutch, Jegg oil cooler….etc…(I’m not listing ALL my top secret goodies in there)

Cerriani front fork. Peter Hunstein made the cromolly front axel and spacers, Front is a stainless 21″ laced to a 68 hub, rear is stainless 18″x4″ tire is a coker re-pop of an old beck.

Headlight is a foglight of a 36 ford that I converted to high/low beam.

Tail is a 31 model A.

Detail photo shows the super secret stash tube oil filter. (uses triumph trident filters)
Stainless seat by Kevin Baas (nad is super comfortable despite its looks)

Alloy tank and fender are hand polished…and looked like the back of a stop sign when I started.

Bill @ Biltwell provided the clubman bars, exhaust tips and about 2 tons of stickers and shirts (I never need to buy a shirt again!)

60’s Schwinn bicycle Grips, Tomaselli quick twist racing throttle (helps me get the hole shot everytime!)

Mike wanted me to make sure he gave a shit on of props to Hugh Mackie @ 6th St. Specials, NYC for his help and mentoring.

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One Response to “Greaser Mike’s Killer Trump: Redux”

  1. Flat Tracker | Bike EXIF says:

    […] ‘Greaser’ Mike Kramer has an excellent taste in bikes. His ’73 T140 has even been used in an ad campaign for Hassleblad cameras. But my favorite ‘Mike Bike’ is this flat tracker built at Sixth Street Specials in NYC. According to Mike, “The bike is a Triumph 500 with pretty much everything you can think of done to the motor—Megacycle cams, balanced and lightened crank and rods, valves, ARD magneto and so on. The engine has been crammed into a Champion frame that originally held a Yamaha 250.” The motor was built by Hugh Mackie, and all the welding and frame modification was by Fumihisa Matsueda. Right now, Mike is getting a set of reverse cone flat track pipes custom made to fit the bike, “as the TT pipes are not giving me the low end power I need to come out of the corners.” The paintwork was done by Fritz Schenck who did most of chopper builder Indian Larry’s paint, as well as a lot of the Ed Roth restorations. (He’s just finished a ground up rebuild of Ed Roth’s Mega Cycle.) “I reminded him the bike was essentially a dirt bike,” says Mike, “but that didn’t stop him from going nuts on the gold leaf. That being said I have no problem racing the bike—although I’m prepared to throw myself under it to protect the paint should I go down on the track.” Despite the stunning looks, this is one bike that is definitely not a trailer queen. […]

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