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something i found on craigslist #452671
09/03/12 11:50 pm
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Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #452677
09/04/12 12:22 am
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splendid


71 Devimead A65 750
56 Norbsa 68 Longstroke A65
Cagiva Raptor 650
MZ TS 250
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Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: gavin eisler] #452716
09/04/12 2:40 am
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You did buy it right?

Tell me you bought it...500 or 650?


Secretly Mediocre....
Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: Semper Gumby] #452728
09/04/12 3:09 am
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Count the fins up.

Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454019
09/11/12 10:10 pm
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Yes I bought it, it came with that trailer too, 1966 A65L running

Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454031
09/12/12 12:10 am
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Wow Billy! Are you aware those are Firebird Scrambler header pipes? Lotta value right there. The tank, if it's fiberglass, is a mixed blessing. Most everyone is having trouble these days with the gasohol eating the fiberglass. They're making steel replicas of those tanks, though.

I won't ask what you paid for it, but if it wasn't a lot, you stole it!




Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454034
09/12/12 12:47 am
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That looks cool! Congrats on your find


1968 BSA Starfire
2009 Suzuki Hayabusa
2000 Suzuki Hayabusa project
Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454113
09/12/12 4:08 pm
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They are Hornet pipes with mufflers on the end.

An observation from your picture. Billy (AND EVERYONE ELSE), I would like to recommend two tie down straps at the back, for a total of 4 straps when transporting bikes on trailers.

For ever, I only used 2 up front. Then the the big one happened a few years ago; one up front strap let go while on the interstate coming back from a weekend camp out ride. Naturally the machine didn't just layover to the right to the inside against the other bike, it layed over to the left and to the outside and off the trailer it went. I watched it happen in my left side mirror. Tried to get slowed down before it went, but no joy. Got down to about 40 MPH. There I was, watching in the side mirror, as the Firebird Scrambler did end over ends and slide down the interstate. Fortunately the straps wrapped around the bike and generally kept it alongside the trailer, so it didn't get run over by a passing big rig. Can you imagine what would have happened if a big rig or other vehicle would have ran over it? Two straps at the back, or even just one strap at the back, would have saved the day.

I got off lucky. Do you all feel lucky?

Nice looking bike Billy; I like the high Hornet pipes.


1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV
Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454147
09/13/12 12:21 am
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Right, Hornet. Maybe the tank too? And the fork shrouds, with aftermarket headlamp. Hmm, aftermarket taillight too. Billy, are you sure this is an "L"? That is, have you looked at the stamping on the engine? Not that it matters a whole lot, unless it has the original Hornet ET ignition and you have to mess with it.


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR] #454164
09/13/12 3:55 am
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Looks like a Bitsa to me.............but it would also look pretty good in my shop. Gary I use 4 straps when I got em in my VAN with me.

Re: something i found on craigslist [Re: leon bee] #454213
09/13/12 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by leon bee
...Gary I use 4 straps when I got em in my VAN with me.

I too now use 4 straps, even in the enclosed trailer. With 3 machines in there, it is a mass of straps going every which way.

Yes, the bike looks to have several changes made but it does look to have a Hornet rear fender.


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1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
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