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What Motorcycle Do I Have?
#789547 11/09/19 1:07 am
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I’m building a frankenbike.

I have a Triumph tr25w 250 frame and wheels with a BSA b44 441 engine and BSA starfire tank and all BSA badging.

Do I have a BSA or a Triumph?

I’ve heard that the bike is what the frame is and that may be true. But this will have a BSA engine and built as a BSA.

I think I’m calling it a BSA, what do you guys think?


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Re: What Motorcycle Do I Have?
Norcoastal #789553 11/09/19 3:01 am
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I'd say, call it anything you like. Being partial to BSA, that would be my vote. Fortunately, the registration rules in NYS are very lax; you can register it either by the frame number OR the engine number.


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Norcoastal #789555 11/09/19 3:15 am
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That’s good to know. I don’t have a title so I’m going to get a Vermont title first.

BSA it is!


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Re: What Motorcycle Do I Have?
Norcoastal #789558 11/09/19 4:15 am
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Well ok, but in New York, motorcycles 1972 and older are not titled. What's the Vermont connection? Did you move from there?


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Norcoastal #789560 11/09/19 5:11 am
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No I read on this site that if you don’t have a title, you can get one from a company that works out of Vermont and they get you a Vermont title which you can transfer

I dont have any paperwork at all. Not a bill of sale, nothing. These are just parts. What do I do if I don’t have a bill of sale?

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Re: What Motorcycle Do I Have?
Norcoastal #789570 11/09/19 9:07 am
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The TR25w was built at the BSA factory on the B25/B44 line. You can badge how you like.

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Norcoastal #789576 11/09/19 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by Norcoastal
. These are just parts. What do I do if I don’t have a bill of sale?



Give them to your brother/son/father, and have him sell them to you. With receipts, of course ohno

Re: What Motorcycle Do I Have?
Norcoastal #789593 11/09/19 3:05 pm
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TriBsa

or "British thumper"


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Re: What Motorcycle Do I Have?
Norcoastal #789607 11/09/19 6:12 pm
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It will be a thumper!


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