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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Two Alpha #821132 08/25/20 8:48 pm
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Gary

Ok thanks. That was about the only thing that I have found on this bike that wasnt correct. The only other thing was the side covers. Someone had trimmed about a half inch off the top of the covers. Probably had nicks on them. I looked at them for a long time scratching my head.

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Two Alpha #822258 09/03/20 8:27 pm
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Damn Monoblocs. I started collecting some of those 389/689 pairs 20 years ago off eBay. Man, I got some worn out junk. But got some good ones, too. Finally have a good pair on my 67, them and my rehabbed ET ignition makes that one of my easier starting bikes.

My 66 I fitted with a Boyer and a Pod way back then, all the ET stuff fell apart in my hands. Always been a good runner whenever I have good carbs on her. I've collected all the stuff to change her back to ET, (black asian AC coils) but never wanted to till I have a really good 389/689 pair on there. I went clear through another pair from the bottom of the Monobloc bucket and put em on last night. This may be it! Fired first kick and sounds great. Test ride today, then I'll have to find the ET bucket.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Two Alpha #822346 09/04/20 6:33 pm
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Nice to have buckets of spares. My buckets are getting depleted. Good parts getting harder to source. Some are real stinkers. More repop stuff out there now. Quality of it is so-so.


1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV
1965 Cyclone Competition Build
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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It's always fun when you get a batch of parts back from the powder coater. This was the second batch I've had done for the Cyclone Competition build.

Before and after images. 15 pieces this time, $150.

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1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV
1965 Cyclone Competition Build
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Is there a part number cast into that left hand one? There's something about it, maybe the curve and the thick lug that says Triumph to me. Wouldn't be surprised to see an 83- part number on it.


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1965 A50 Cyclone Clubman
1966 Victor GP
1967 Victor Special
1968 Victor Special
1968 A65L

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
VicCyclone #822618 09/06/20 10:08 pm
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Originally Posted by VicCyclone
Is there a part number cast into that left hand one? There's something about it, maybe the curve and the thick lug that says Triumph to me. Wouldn't be surprised to see an 83- part number on it.

No part number on either one of them.


1967 BSA Wasp
1967 BSA Hornet (West Coast Model)
1967 BSA Hornet (East Coast Model)
1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler
1968 BSA Spitfire Mark IV
1965 Cyclone Competition Build
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