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Lightning.... #740787
07/05/18 3:29 am
07/05/18 3:29 am
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Santa Barbara, California
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Nice looking,....... But what's with the front fender?????
https://ventura.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1969-a65-bsa-650-lightning/6623337116.html


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Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #740802
07/05/18 8:03 am
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Looks like the fender is for a 19" wheel and they have an 18" on the bike

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #740816
07/05/18 12:13 pm
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That's made me chuckle

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #740830
07/05/18 1:53 pm
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Using a vented oil cap....


1969 A65 BSA 650 Lightning - $7200 (Oxnard)


From private collection Runs Great, clear Ca. Title Blue plate



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

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #740883
07/05/18 10:12 pm
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Well, it is a pretty bike!


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Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #741039
07/07/18 12:09 pm
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Maybe that front fender is for a scrambler!!!!! LOL.

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #741067
07/07/18 5:59 pm
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that front fender just ruins the look, the bottom stay is black, top is chrome,the gap, with that bike being all polished up like that and looking good, he should've at least sourced a fender that fit

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #741173
07/08/18 3:48 pm
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I agree with the comment that the wheel must be the smaller Dia 18" version. I have seen them, and they are not easy to tell in a photo unless you compare them to a 19"" or if you are able to look at size markings etc. Looks to be the same size as the rear. It would be a fairly easy fix,....... With a replacement wheel. The bike isn't cheap ..............


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Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #741180
07/08/18 5:08 pm
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Only a tachometer and no speedometer?
I think the '69 had the clutch cable come in from the top, not from the side of the timing case.
Looking at the vertical pixels of the two rims it is a 19" front so the mudguard must be wrong.

Re: Lightning.... [Re: KC in S.B.] #741193
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Almost looks like the upper lugs on the legs are too high, or is it just me? This shows the fender edge about even with the bottom of the gaitor (which may be a little low on this bike).

Here's a pic for comparison:

Attached Files 1969-bsa-lightning_25.jpg
Re: Lightning.... [Re: DMadigan] #741229
07/09/18 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by DMadigan
Only a tachometer and no speedometer?
I think the '69 had the clutch cable come in from the top, not from the side of the timing case.
Looking at the vertical pixels of the two rims it is a 19" front so the mudguard must be wrong.


Nope, '69 still had the clutch cable coming in from the side.

I agree that someone who put together such an otherwise pretty bike would mismatch the front wheel and fender so badly should get it sorted if he wants top money for it. It looks wrong.

Lannis


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