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Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! #730786
04/03/18 10:34 pm
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Well, after acquiring my 1970 A65F as just a stripped parts engine and a bare but hacked up frame back in 2008, I was finally to the point of being able to see if it would run. And it does ! Still a lot of small things to tighten up on the bike before I take it for a road test but for now, I am super happy to have it running !

I am running a Boyer Mk III ignition with a Di-Rect regulator/rectifier unit, 6 volt coils and Motobatt MB9U battery.

Hope you all like the video too beerchug




Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

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Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #730789
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Sounds good!

What did you have to promise her to get her to say "Take One!" on the 12th take? laughing


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Sounds good!

What did you have to promise her to get her to say "Take One!" on the 12th take? laughing



Thanks ! That was actually the second start. A few minutes previously was the actual first startup. It started on the 3rd kick. I shut it off, went excitedly upstairs and got the missus and returned with camera in hand. Now, as for the video , that is take one grin


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #730844
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Really does sound good , won't be long now you'll have it finished.


1968 BSA Firebird
1200 HD
XS 1100
1972 Rickman 125
Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #730864
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That grin says it all.

I hope to be there one day. Just started teardown on a 69 Tbolt.

Feels good don't it?

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #730865
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Please explain the 6V coils on a 12V system.

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Tracey Spear] #730866
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Originally Posted by Tracey Spear
Please explain the 6V coils on a 12V system.




Wired in series, so similar total impedance to one 12 V coil.

Many electronic ignitions require two in series. Putting two 12 V coils in series in a 12 V circuit weakens the spark.


Amateur Loctite enthusiast.
Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #731866
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Congratulations, Jon! Thanks for the video.


'64 TR6R Plus some Twins from other countries (U.S., Germany, Japan)
Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Tracey Spear] #731881
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Tracey If & when you do a waste spark EI. HD 3 ohm dual tower coils are plenty full and cheap out there. Waste spark HD coils have only 2 terminals for the 12v wire & trigger wire
They also come round and rectangle shape.

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #731882
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NICE!!!!!

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: bodine031] #731911
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Originally Posted by TR6Ray
Congratulations, Jon! Thanks for the video.



Originally Posted by bodine031
NICE!!!!!



Thanks guys.....it certainly was an awesome feeling when it fired up and TR6Ray, you are welcome for the video !!


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Started My BSA for the First Time Today !!! [Re: Tracey Spear] #732071
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Originally Posted by Tracey Spear
That grin says it all.
Feels good don't it?
I think Tracey says it all, thanks for the video Jon......bike sounds good.

Thanks also for the brief history regarding the rebuild, makes me feel a little better knowing that the '70 TBolt I've been
working on seemingly "forever" has a way to go before it can lay claim to be " the longest continuous BSA rebuild project of modern record".
It's actually getting very close start-up day itself, hopefully it'll have me grinning with the same grin you've got in the video.......!

Phil


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