Frame is power coated Mate black with a little texture. Front is from a 2004 thruxton, I made a new triple tree pin Tank is from a Starfire as far as I now. I got the bike without tank and seat. Engine is all original. Just changed the clutch discs Seat is aftermarket, planing on modifying it Planning on installing electronic ignition, already bought it
Hello, I saw your 1970 BSA Firebird and have some questions, if it is ok. I bought a basket case "Canadian" 1970 BSA Firebird. Since the bike came in a box I have no idea where some of the parts and pieces go. Could you please take some closeups of rectifier location, behind the side covers and a shot with seat off what does the front brakelight switch look like? It would really help me, the manual and exploded diagram are a help but are lacking at times. Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance. Is that the front mudgaurd that came with bike - I have been trying to find the scalloped one, to no luck. Jim Sawyer
My FS replica after my final reworks & refurbs have been completed:
a) new single seat - I like the fact that the white piping matches the pin-striping on the tank & side panels b) new front guard mounted with V-brackets only c) new water-slide decals on side panels - a most nerve wracking task, those things are so delicate d) saddle bag added
Previously, I had shortened the rear guard, removed the stay and added the small taillight unit.
This is a photo of my 1953 Super Flash completed in 2005. I have been enjoying the rides ever since. Who says plunger suspension is bad? Just do not use it in a scrambles event. Before anyone notices the rear number plate is incorrect and was changed after the photo. Lloyd L
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1951 ZB GS 1953 BB GS 1953 Super Flash 1954 Vincent BS 1963 RGS 1956 Triumph T110
1967 B44 - Mods so far include. B50 21" front end, cheap longer travel rear shocks, jetted for e85 fuel, top end rebuild including lightning of rockers and valve spring caps. Used for racing flat track & motocross around South East Queensland.
I am showing off the A 65 Firebird Scrambler I acquired in November. July 1971, pretty original. I bought a pig in a poke and had to rebuild it extensively.
Tomorrow I'll have it registered which proved harder than expected due to the missing title.
Anyway, I am quite happy about the result. The last things to do are changing the front brake and clutch cable to versions a tad longer and of course get rid of the crappy brake light switch. And then, most important I'll ride the bike.
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Best regards Phil Duesseldorf/Germany '62 A 65 Star (disassembled) '69 A 65 Lightning '71 A 65 Firebird '84 Yamaha SR 500