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Post a picture of your Bsa here

Posted By: Rocker

Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 6:30 pm

Post a picture and tell us a little of your bike, if you`re in the mood :-)

I`ve been surfing around the net to find nice pics of bsa`s and other bikes and thought it would be cool if you guys would post pics of your bikes here.

I personally enjoy rigid frame bobbers, but nice original resto`s is always encouraging to see too ! Especially during the winter with snow and all. (yeah it`s really cold up here now...)And old racing machines tooo oh yes :-)

So go ahead post a picture !!!
Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 8:08 pm

Rocker; This is neither a bobber nor a rigid but a good dependable year round rider.

I bought this 1965 A65 T/R in 1970 in Oklahoma. Even though it was only 5 years old it was a running junker with rusty high pipes and no fenders or mufflers. Strangely it had a brush painted fuel tank. Of course in those days there was a local BSA dealer so it was easy to get pipes, mufflers and the bearings, valves and rings to freshen up the engine. The same dealer painted the tank and side covers. It became my daily transport to work.

Over the years I have had it in various configurations including a few years as a hillclimb machine and the 37 year old paint job is starting to show it's age.

About ten years ago I decided to update the things that really annoyed me so I converted it to 12 volts, Boyer, Tympanium, halogen headlamp, rod damper forks and 7 inch TLS. It came with 18 inch wheels so the small TLS was the easy fit. Easy if you ignore the need for new fork sliders and regrooving of the spindle to match the cap bolts locations.

You can easily spot things wrong for 1965 but the missing bits are things I do not need and the added bits are the ones I like. I do not claim originality; after all it is a rider.

Posted By: Fisherman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 8:30 pm



This is my '66 A65 'special' (seems the word bobber causes some consternation here sometimes)

I bought the engine and bare frame in late '05, and built the engine first, in my garage. It's stock w/ .020 over pistons, and a cast iron oil pump body from EV engineering. New bearings (Timing side main was at .003, so it went back in.)

The fork is a late Sportster, shortened 2". Rear wheel is H-D as well as brakes and levers. The rear brake linkage I designed and had fabbed by a friend who is a prof welder and drag car fabricator. He built the oil tank as well and welded the rear section.

The fuel tank is a '69, and when I got it had been beaten with a hammer and shot with a small calber gun (talk about a bad day with your BSA...), you can stick your finger in the filler and still feel the inside of the gunshot hole. The battery box is aluminum diamond plate. I wired and painted it in my garage.

Bernie
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 8:57 pm

The 1965 Lightning Clubman



Older picture of the 68 Lightning before I got rid of the "western bars" in favor of home market bars

Posted By: dogsrocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 9:39 pm

[img] [IMG]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n273/dogsrocket/f108.jpg [/img][/IMG]
Posted By: LJ.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 9:53 pm

Well here is my 1948 BSA M21.


And my 1961 BSA A10 Gold Flash.


And if you want to read the M21s Diary... http://www.ljswain.btinternet.co.uk/pictures/m21/m21.htm
Posted By: dogsrocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 9:54 pm

SHIRT!!!Serously forgotten how to do this will try again latter gotta go to work. Damit!
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 9:57 pm

dogsrockets bike.....

Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 10:15 pm

I like my bike as the factory built it. So I use a windscreen, a custom seat, an outboard oil filter, a Boyer ignition, a LED tail light... wink





Posted By: BONZO R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 10:53 pm

[img] [img]http://thumb12.webshots.net/t/53/53/7/32/56/2201732560050931432PTyiLG_th.jpg[/img] [/IMG]

The flyin banana , a while back , just chillin and enjoyin the hospitality at the Mid-O BB,COM gathering
Posted By: davewillner

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 11:01 pm

This is my 2nd 70 Victor, first one took me back and forth to high school and thru the woods and fields, had this one about 6 months now....was in rough shape, did all the paint, lots of mechanical stuff to sort out - electrics, etc. lots and lots of NOS parts, still a few more to go. The previous owner wrecked his leg trying to kick it over for almost 2 years, he only put 7 miles on it in the time he had it. When the top end was rebuilt awhile back for some reason or another, the valve lifter was left off....well its back on now and I can start it with my left arm (from cold, 2nd kick). Can't wait till Spring.
Posted By: GOLD S-TARvin R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/07 11:37 pm

OK if you insist.........here's my 1960 BSA down by the bay in Connecticut last summer. wink

down by the bay...
laugh

Here's the same bike at a cow pasture in Toronto a couple years ago.

No tipping permitted
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 2:25 am

Here it is, 69 all origininal except the paint and decals on the sidecovers
Posted By: mike2937

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 3:00 am

here is my 70 A65L
Posted By: Bsa 23

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 3:27 am

1947 long stroke A7
Posted By: DavidT-AKNZ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 3:32 am

here's my 1949 A7 Star Twin ... http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/davidtaylor60/BSA010.jpg
Posted By: Bsa 23

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 4:29 am

Also - 1961 A10 Superrocket, roadrace sidecar on methanol.
Posted By: tombeau

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 8:02 am

http://www.tombeautoons.com/bike.aspx

My A10 Rocket mongrel
Posted By: Mark Parker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 8:17 am

There sure are some good looking BSAs, dogsrockets looks very mechanical, LJ's M21 very cool. Rocker, it might be cold there but its not here it's definite go to the beach and get wet weather. It's hard to imagine if you jumped in a plane and got out near here you'd just want shorts and a 'T' shirt, and you'd probably be heading for the surf to cool down.
Everyone will be getting sick of seeing my BSA on here, but this is it with some different pipes, so at least I change it now and then.


883cc A65, all alloy motor, 90deg Norton crank, 38mm Mikuni flatslides.

Frame is lightweight RGV250 with home made tank seat etc, 35MPH to 100MPH takes 7.65sec using 1st & 2nd gears and no clutch to launch.
Posted By: 441/R3cafeSteve

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 9:37 am

A week or so back sizing up the new tank prior to sectioning, same as '92 except for dash, somewhat road grimed/patched wiring and the fact it runs far better. Slow learner but got it dialed I think and time for the next "level". It is in for 2 months for annual overhaul and clean up, when getting to work on it is purpose the cosmetics come second but it leaves very few spots behind. Averaging 7-8000 city traffic rain or shine weather last few years. BMW gaitors modified this year as well. Tank is now about 4.5 gallons 14L? and will be yellow with polished steel knee areas clearcoated.
S
britgaskets.ca
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 7:39 pm

Splendid Idea Rocker!! Cheers me right up. Does anyone know why some members can post actual pictures, and some , like me, post only addresses? Ken
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 7:53 pm

Ken, how come I have seen photo's of your bike and its windscreen and now you say you cannot post them? confused
Posted By: Bob~NJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 8:11 pm

This is Red Molly.She's sporting a '67 five gallon tank,shortie silencers and some extra chrome.Not original but the way I like her.

Cheers,Bob (click on image)
Posted By: Fisherman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 8:45 pm

Bob, I use red molly on most of my chassis lubrication (or is that red lithium...?)

I hear she has a nice Vincent '53

Nice bike! I used to run those shortys on my '72 TR6 for many years, without baffles. They started my ears ringing.

(I was running a bit hard at the time, 85-90 MPH for a couple hours on the interstate. Those BMW riders got a new appreciation for an old Triumph, so they told me....I got permanent hearing damage.)
Posted By: Mark Parker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 10:07 pm

With posting photos, if you are using photobucket, simply copy the 'IMG Code for Forums and bulletin boards' bar near the image and paste it in this window, and the photo will be open in your post, to see if it works and the image is not too big select preview post, (if the image is too big it will expand the view area of the post and we'll have to scroll across to read and look at it which is inconvienient).
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 10:38 pm

BSA B31 1954 still under restoration.
Posted By: dogsrocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/07 10:39 pm

Hey Brian cheers for posting my bike bigt
Looks like a few were having the same trouble. Hope to catch up with you guys at the allbrit rally in april for a sherbet beerchug
Posted By: umjwh

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 1:59 am

Here is my 1972 A65T. I restored it pretty much to original. A couple-three noticeable exceptions are the polished conical hubs, a MAP oil filter kit, and Boyer ignition.

Some of the things that were done was the frame and all black parts were powdercoated high-gloss black including the cylinder jug. All the chromed parts were re-chromed, and the lettering on the rims was re-etched before they were re-chromed. All cadmium bits were re-plated some 500+ bits. It has a new wire harness, new sealed wheel bearings and a sealed battery installed. The paint (color: Etruscan Bronze - the bike's original color)is a 2 stage paint with 5 coats of clear. The motor was rebuilt, transmission was gone through, and the clutch was replaced along with the counterspocket. It is a great ride. The bike looks, rides, and starts better than when it was new.
Posted By: Costa Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 5:21 am



My BSAs:

1969 D14 Bushman. Yes, this is the one that nipped up at Brimfield.

1972-ish B50 Gold Star cafe racer. A real treat to ride!

Cheers,

Costa
Posted By: Jetty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 7:17 pm

Not stock,I love her still.

Posted By: GJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 7:30 pm

Here is my '68 A65T, lovely running machine.
Posted By: GJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 7:41 pm

Mmmmmmmm, this should work:

http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=7VJGCERM
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 7:50 pm

GJ: Is this the bike I saw in Sliedrecht last year?
Posted By: oldfool

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/07 7:53 pm



1966 BSA basket case almost completed.
Posted By: jfligg

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 1:16 pm

Heres a pic of my 1949 A7 Star Twin. Shes a good runner.
Posted By: GJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 1:24 pm

Hi Ger,

Yes, that's the one: same bike, other colour: I've painted it blak last summer.
At the moment working on the front suspension and front wheel (spokes).

Rgds, GJ beerchug
Posted By: Britbodger R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 2:10 pm

My 69 BSA R3.



Well... Nothing, nowt, nada. Computer problems mad
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 2:15 pm

I noticed the colour change, GertJan, so I wondered...
I also did work on the spokes of my front wheel, which was out of center between the fork legs.
At this moment I'm fabricating an alternative front brake operated brake light switch.
I will publish it here on Brtit Bike when it's finished.
No rocket science, but a working alternative to the original cr@ppy switch in the front brake cable.

Cheers beerchug
Posted By: Britbodger R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 2:43 pm

Hmm... Now its appeared so might try another one.


This one was taken at last year's BMOA Yearly rally that was written-up in Walnecks.

Not everyone's cup O'tea I know it having a Triumph engine an'all but I really like it.

I had the frame powder coated, painted the red bits myself using base coat/clear coat urethane system.

Reto-fitted it with 5-speed cluster, 18 inch rear rim Lucas ignition, 3 into 1 and other small mods to make it how I wanted it. Otherwise stock.

Different to the twins but still lovely bike to ride. Absolutely howls on its 3 into 1.

beerchug
Posted By: Damon Fever

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 6:26 pm

OK, here's me ABSAF Goldie track bike (with thanks to Tunerman Dave Kath and GoldStarRon), soon to be a road bike:

And here's a look at me '56 Catalubman crossbreed roadster:

Cheers
Rick F
L'Equipe Rathole
Posted By: DavidT-AKNZ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 8:03 pm

Perhaps the pic will show this time
Posted By: DavidT-AKNZ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 8:13 pm

screw loose on keyboard
Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 8:35 pm

Rick F: Sweet pair of machines for sure! What is the source of the TLS brake on the 56 roadster? It looks like the real deal.

Gordo
Posted By: rexeverything

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 9:10 pm

Posted By: Damon Fever

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 9:28 pm

Gordo in Comox: thanx for the compliment. Lots of nice machines here - I love looking at other peoples' bikes (especially BSAs). The brake on the roadster is by Phil Pearson in the UK. http://www.pearsongoldstarbsa.freeserve.co.uk/
Phil's stuff takes a while to get (he makes very small batches), but it's worth it.

Cheers
Rick F
Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 9:36 pm

Rick: Thanks for the info. How well does that brake work and what kind of $$$ are we looking at?

I agree Phil makes fine bits, his Susuki clutch conversion is a work of art.

Gordo
Posted By: Damon Fever

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 11:10 pm

Gordo, the brake is a substantial improvement over a SLS, but it still requires a healthy grip. It doesn't seem as powerful as the TLS on my late 60s Triumph, but in fairness I had the Triumph brake "tuned up" by Michael Morse at Vintage Brake, and all I've done with Phil's is shove it in. I think the Triumph brake had wider shoes too. One of these days I may give this one a "tune-up" too, but it is adequate for street riding as it is.

With respect to price, I honestly don't remember and I'd rather let Phil speak to that anyway. There are some things it's better not to dwell on the price of (or leave evidence about where the Mrs can find it) and this is one of them. Let's just say it was more than the price of a good Amal GP with float bowl...

Cheers
Rick F
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 11:17 pm

Rocker,

Thanks for starting this post.
It is a good time of the year to see so many great looking machines.
Very inspiring to get into gear for the spring.

Bsa 23,
I think I've lined up next to you on the grid, do you recognize my outfit and co-pilot?
Cheers,
Rick

Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/07 11:28 pm

Rick F: Thanks, spoken like a true collector. I understand where you are coming from and I think I was really afraid to ask Phil for a quote.
Gordo
Posted By: Rocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 12:51 am

"Rocker,

Thanks for starting this post.
It is a good time of the year to see so many great looking machines.
Very inspiring to get into gear for the spring."

You`re welcome. I`m happy that so many people post their bikes here. It`s amazing to see all these cool bikes. Keep em coming

Maybe britbike should start a gallery with members bikes?

rexeverything: What is that on your timing side ? I guess it`s either a supercharger mount and the tubes goes on the other side or an extra dynamo.

LJ: It`ll be interesting to see how your m21 project goes. Good luck.


Here`s one of mine:
IMG]http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e97/Rockern/M21040.jpg[/IMG]


1940 M20 with an m21 engine.
Posted By: Rocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 12:54 am

Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 2:39 am

got some bsers to show can not figure out how to post pics
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 2:57 am

get a photobucket account (free)
upload your pics .....make them message board size in the options......then copy and paste the "IMG" link into the post here......

photobucket


bigt

ps...great looking bikes guys....keep um coming! laugh
Posted By: Jetty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 4:06 am

jfligg,
Your bike is way cool!
One day I would like to put something like that under my butt. clap
Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 5:57 am

Here's how Buster looks these days. Although there are always small changes. Runs great now, handles like a dream, stops even better.

Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 6:06 am

Rocker said:

- Maybe britbike should start a gallery with members bikes? -

Britbike has a gallery with members bikes.
In the header of this page there are six menu 'buttons'.
Click on the fourth [or visitors]
In the menu find [bike photo's].

I know some people have sent photo's to Brit Bike (I did) but for some reason this item is not done any more.
Maybe Morgan should reconsider. wink
Posted By: Michael S. Domanowski

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 4:32 pm

Some nice photos of BSA's. Here are some of my 69 Rocket 3 but they are on this website as well.





Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 5:02 pm

The Lightning cafe was lonely, so I had to add the Thunderbolt...these bikes are addictive, aren't they.


Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 5:41 pm

Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 5:44 pm

Jesus, I can't believe I actually posted a photo. Only took about 5 years! This is one of my favorite bikes, 1966. Put it up on my bench yesterday- I'm going to change front sprocket from 18 to 20 tooth.
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 9:45 pm

Hey Redman,
Could you give us some details on the front end. I would love to see a video clip of you doing a stoppie on your Lightning.
Rick
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 10:26 pm

Am I too late? Can I still play?

Here's one: [img]http://lh3.google.com/image/beezalex/RafmBav6-XI/AAAAAAAAABI/c4DsiXE33Gc/DSC01023.JPG?imgmax=512[/img]
[img]http://lh4.google.com/image/beezalex/Raf1Bqv6-ZI/AAAAAAAAABM/HrNhkxohrEY/DSC01024.JPG?imgmax=512[/img]
My honey, the '53 Flash
Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/05/07 11:24 pm

Forks/trees/brakes from '98 H'da CBR600F3
Wheel from '70's H'da CB750
Everything had to be adapted to everything else...alot of little bits made.
Headlight ears cut from BSA mounts, welded to tubes, chromed.
Two fingers gets me all the stopping in a hurry I could ever want.
I'll see about that stoppie.....
Posted By: Bob~NJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 1:27 am

Showed my my wife this thread to convince her that I'm not not insane.And got a rolling of the eyes.Have mercy on me Bob
Posted By: Nick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 1:43 am

My Baby aspires to loftier heights.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s32/Jiyu1/MyBaby.jpg
Posted By: dig

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 2:52 am


1939 500 Silver Star, fitted with TT500 yam crank,goldie cams an piston on methenol, its been in the cooking pot for a year or too but now looking as tho it might go well,tops out at 126 mph
Posted By: dig

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 2:58 am

Oh not all was well last weekend as my 1939 350 Silver Star cried enough
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 3:04 am

Ouch.


Ouch again, what else can I say?
Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 3:16 am

dig; tell us it ain't true, just an illusion!

Gordo
Posted By: Wyn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 9:31 am

[img]http://picasaweb.google.com/WynBingel/BSAAlbum/photo#5028344606760546882[/img] [img]http://picasaweb.google.com/WynBingel/BSAAlbum/photo#5028344611055514194[/img]

This is my 1960 Bsa I've owned since 1966. It has a 120/90X16" rear tire, stock front tire, 6" over forks, 11" shocks, 8" Z bars, peanut tank, Harley replica ext. oil filter (in place of center stand), Lucas K2F Mag, Amal 389/47 Carb. Runs great.
Posted By: Wyn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 9:52 am

Second Try - Board doesn't like Google Album pictures URL's



This is my 1960 Bsa I've owned since 1966. It has a 120/90X16" rear tire, stock front tire, 6" over forks, 11" shocks, 8" Z bars, peanut tank, Harley replica ext. oil filter (in place of center stand), Lucas K2F Mag, Amal 389/47 Carb. Runs great.
Posted By: M Shearer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 1:52 pm




My 1965 Lightning Rocket. I've only owned it about 4 months but it is a lot of fun!
Posted By: fil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 2:56 pm

Great stuff! Alex, maybe just me, but I can't see that 53, and I really want to. Guess since there are more bastardized bikes here than not, I can post these. (though to be fair, they were both waaaaayyy too far gone for any kind of resto. In the foreground is the 65 LR my buddy and I are working on. Close to completion w/ a mostly 68 t-bolt motor.

And the black 70. With cold weather here and snow on the ground, she's going through some major changes as we speak....
Oh, anyone have a set of hornet pipes they can part with? Dont' haveta be perfect, drop me a line if you do
fil
Posted By: BruceinT.O.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 3:09 pm

Here is my Canadian model 1970 Firebird.
A work in progress (still). White headlight ears, chrome tank no badges, low pipes.
Too cold for wrenching here. Thinking about a woodstove and insulation for the garage. Every year, the winter seems to get a bit longer.
Bruce
Posted By: breeze1954

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 4:23 pm

Here's my daily ride. Although not for the last week or so! It's way too cold! -7deg. leaving for work today.

I've owned her(or maybe the other way around) for over 33 years, a gazillion miles and still a work in progress.
beerchug
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 4:31 pm

here is couple of desert bikes i built for wyomiong. army gloss green [img]http://i168.photobucket[/img] [img]http://i168.photobucket[/img]
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 4:49 pm

still having trouble posting pics the image is x ed out
Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 4:54 pm

Corsican...when you are viewing your pics in photobucket, beneath them should be three links. Copy the one that starts with [IMG} and paste it in your post....that should work.
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:00 pm

thanks cafe guy i must be stupid not to know that
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:09 pm

[img] [IMG]http://i168.photobucket [/img]

hope this works

s jones

67 t120r
73 tr5t
68 a6l
71 a65 fs
72 a70
[img] [IMG]http://i168.photobucket [/img]
[IMG]http://i168.photobucket
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:09 pm

Here's mine,
I rode yesterday about 50 mls,enjoyed it very much.At moment I only can ride at daytime cause my light doesn't work, but doesn't matter so much.
Hans beerchug
[URL=http://www.photobucket.com]photobucket.com[/URL)
Posted By: Neil56

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:27 pm

Here's the old 'bolt, as-bought. I'm trying to bring it down to earth and acquire all the bits to make it stock right now. [img]http://www.fenderforum.com/userphotos/photo.php?id=37034[/img]
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:28 pm

That' embarassing cause there's no way to extinguish those wrong posts.
Posted By: fil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 5:32 pm

Hans, rather than posting new, or trying to delete, there is an edit button you can use to go back and edit them. The one you did that has two img blocks b4 the addy, go back hit edit, delete one of the img blocks and try again. good luck
Also, if you are already logged on, hit the preview post button and you can see if it worked b4 posting. The url above is not correct. make sure u hit the right one starting with http...
Posted By: DM

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 6:06 pm

Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 6:16 pm

Hans/Corsican,
For some reason you are not capturing the entire URL. To see what a working one looks like, right click the picture above and select "Properties". You can see the entire address is http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a61/DM259/BSA1936.jpg To get the picture to display, you need the [IMG] in front of that, and at the end.

Hope this helps
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 7:43 pm

http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/blasini26/th_100_0524.jpg
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 7:45 pm

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/blasini26/100_0524.jpg?t=1170791094
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 7:58 pm

[URL=http:i116.photobucket.com/albums/06/Landscape_photo/P1010007.jpg]
Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:00 pm

Here is Corsican's.

[img]http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u187/blasini26/100_0524.jpg?t=1170791094[/img]
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:02 pm

[IMG]http:i116.photobucket.com/albums/06/Landscape_photo/P1010007.jpg[IMG]
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:04 pm

thanks jer i still am learning to post pics. as you can see the trumpet has bsa parts and the bsa has triuph parts
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:07 pm

[URL=http:i116.photobucket.com/albums/06/Landscape_photo/P1010007.jpg] [IMG]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/06/Landscape_photo/P1010007.jpg[IMG]
Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:08 pm

Hans,
The URL that you are using is missing something. If you send me the direct link to the picture, I can help you post it.
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:10 pm

[IMG]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/06Landscape_photo/P1010007.jpg[/IMG)
Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:16 pm

Hans,
I think you are copying the URL when you have selected the picture in photobucket. This is not the correct method to do it. Go to the page where you see all of the thumbnails of the pictures and select the IMG Code from beneath the picture you want to post.
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:24 pm


Last try for today, thanks for your patience.
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 8:27 pm


Last try for today, thanks for your patience.
Posted By: hawk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 9:44 pm

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i133/Shawker_2006/Bsacompleted005.jpg
Posted By: hawk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 9:47 pm

Got things a little backwards anyway above is my 70 thunderbolt in happier times at this time the engine is out for overhaul,but back togeather soon
Posted By: BSACafe

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 10:04 pm

Nice work Hawk...your Thunderbolt looks great!!!

Posted By: Adam M.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/07 10:07 pm

And it looks better than mine.
This picture is also year old, waiting for me to earn money and finally pay for her new top end.
My second bike ( modyfied Suz. GS1150 )in the background.

Adam M.

Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 1:41 am

1970 Lightning




Don in Nipomo
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 2:43 am

Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 2:48 am

well I got a picture in here???..It's a 1970 Firebird with Lightning pipes on it..Beezerbill
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 3:32 am

I've had this one since 1974
This one is my good friend Bob's
Posted By: beezageezauk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 12:49 pm



I've been going to attempt uploading a photo for ages so I hope that this works.

1960 A10 Golden Flash in standard(stock)condition.

Beezageezauk.
Posted By: Kent Shaun

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 4:04 pm

My A10 at its best, loaded and ready waiting for me to stop mucking about...


And the Sprucegoose with friends, its an M33 with chair nailed too it.
Posted By: hawk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 4:22 pm

Thanks for the compliment BSA Cafe. I have found out a truly amazing thing,The more money you throw at a bike, the more it starts to bleed you dry the better it looks
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 7:06 pm

Here is the 1960 BSA A-7 owned by Happy Hans in Germany. He allowed me to post this picture for him.

[img]http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Foto=ZALDA6XF[/img]
Posted By: J. Charles Smith

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 8:13 pm

This is one of the most enjoyable threads I've seen, and I'm not even a "BSA guy!"
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 9:08 pm

J Charles Smith sez;

"This is one of the most enjoyable threads I've seen, and I'm not even a "BSA guy!" "

Give us time, we will bring you over from the dark side laugh
Posted By: J. Charles Smith

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/07 10:23 pm

Could happen, Rich. Actually, I bought a new '71 A65T in London in 1972, rode it around Europe for a few months, then shipped it back to Maryland and sold it through the mc shop where I worked. It gave me zero problems - a good bike and a great buddy.
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/08/07 3:29 am

Hawk: your very right...little over 7K..in mine (part of that was getting screwed on ebay)and I like lighning pipe better than the firebird pipes, but have both..Beezerbill
Posted By: J. Charles Smith

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/08/07 9:05 pm

None of 'em are mine (darn!), but there are a bunch of pretty BSAs pictured at www.classicmotorcycleday.org.
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 1:56 am

No w that I figured it out? I' post a pic?
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 2:20 am

Maybe now I can sen a couple of pics. 1965 A65LR smile to all! [IMG]http://i107
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 2:55 am

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO KNOW HOW TO DO IT (pictures). Sorry I cant help. K
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 4:28 pm

another pic

Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 4:31 pm

Ken, (kenacu) did you change your mirrors?
Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 6:06 pm

Here's one of my '70 441s with my daughter aboard. Yes she can start it herself.


Here's my '66 Spitfire MKII Special

Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 6:14 pm

Ger, Yup, I put on Napoleon bar end mirrors. They still blurr, but the view is 100% better, and they fold in.K
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 6:28 pm

I used bar end mirrors for some months last year, but I took them off again. Even folded in they made the bike to wide for the door of my shed.
Posted By: Vox Teardrop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 9:51 pm

1964 Lightning Rocket

Before (nov 2005):



Now: (dec 2006)
Posted By: Jeff B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 11:03 pm

Until I have a better one..
67 Hornet in street trim

http://bilder-speicher.de/20070210235300507753.vollbild.html
RACING
web page
Posted By: Skeet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/07 11:30 pm

V of twins. 64 Hornet set up for street. I had to stick the 70TR6 in here because I have been accused of being a "TRAITOR" by a disgruntled Triumph owner.

Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/07 3:51 am

Man, there are some great bike pics on this thread!

A couple of pics of my 1970 BSA Victor Special. Rebuilt back to original factory specs. It is 97% original or NOS including the MIGB Dunlop K70's, fuel tank, seat, even the front fork rubbers.



Posted By: RockStarFire

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/07 11:44 pm

My 69 Starfire, my first brit bike, its a neat little thing
Posted By: Vox Teardrop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/12/07 12:45 am

Quote:
Originally posted by Gary E:
Man, there are some great bike pics on this thread!

A couple of pics of my 1970 BSA Victor Special. Rebuilt back to original factory specs. It is 97% original or NOS including the MIGB Dunlop K70's, fuel tank, seat, even the front fork rubbers.



Very nice but have you ever ridden it? laugh
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/12/07 4:01 am

Vox Teardrop,

Rode it a lot before the rebuild. And another one before that. Won't ride it now with those vintage NOS MIGB K70's on it. Too valuable of a set of tires and too hard to replace. When I'm tired of it as 'eye candy' I'll replace the MIGB's with current MIJ K70's and thump on down the road.

Some think it is a sin not to ride'em. But if it is to be judged in the Concours Division as this one was (and a winner) it better be a cherry right down to the NOS MIGB's.

My '68 Firebird Scrambler is a rider, so I'm not without.
Posted By: BONZO R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/12/07 4:54 am

sounds about right , the post was intended to solicit pics of our BSA machines , and it takes all kinds to fill out the spectrum . that 441 is an awesome specimen , and I have to believe it is just as relevant as JT441's project bike , just a cross section of what is out there . As you may have noticed from my pics , I tend to ride and abuse some beat up junk, but in my own way I know I am havin as much fun as anyone outthere ...

FWIW-BONZO
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/12/07 8:34 pm

Hey Vox Teardrop Are you putting the bike on the pipes? Ive got a jack like that but havent used it yet, trying to think of some way to get around weight on pipes, not wanting to take them off. Ken
Posted By: erich

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/07 12:59 am

Great pics guys,

....And now for somethings completely uggly, my Projects:

1960 DBD34GS:




1968 BSA 441VS:


1970 BSA 441VS:


Parts bikes (1970 on the shelf as well):



they all have a long wat to go....

Erich
Posted By: Nardi1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/07 1:30 am

Heres one of mine. I havent had a chance to get pics of the other two yet.



I didnt chop it, I'm just fixing it.
Posted By: Rocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/07 2:14 pm

I just love checking this post everyday. Thanks to all who is contributing :-)

Erich your bikes make me dream away, I guess we all see different things in your bikes. It would make a fantastic rat BSA especially with that beatiful tank, you can`t make them like that. That`s my opinion. Buy a GS engine from Phil and give it full throttle !!! he he And Nardi: nice pics, are they animated? is that bike for real or what?

Bonzo I couldn`t agree with you more. It`s nice to see the whole width of the britbike-people`s Bsa`s.
Posted By: Wyn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/18/07 7:47 am

Quote:
Originally posted by Wyn:
Second Try - Board doesn't like Google Album pictures URL's



This is my 1960 Bsa I've owned since 1966. It has a 120/90X16" rear tire, stock front tire, 6" over forks, 11" shocks, 8" Z bars, peanut tank, Harley replica ext. oil filter (in place of center stand), Lucas K2F Mag, Amal 389/47 Carb. Runs great.
Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/18/07 6:39 pm

For viewing a picture of my B31, please go to
http://www.draganfly.co.uk/main.html
On this site in the left side bar point on Fun Pages, a window will open, click on Customers From Around the World, then click on India. There is a brief write-up and quite a good picture of my 1956 B31, BYN 5625. (Click on the picture to enlarge.) Zubin, who has written there is the nephew of the actual owner, and was looking after the mc for the past 5-6 yrs since the owner had a medical restriction to ride. And now she's MINE !!!
Actually, I am not too keen on the paint pattern of my tank, since I don't much like that ivory band, though I am surprised to find that it doesn't look too bad in the photo! (For more on this topic please see my posts under Topic/thread, "post pictures of B31 1953-1956" started by Dick1969.)
Naozar R Garda, BSA Gold Star 350 and B31, RE Bullet 350.
Posted By: Rocket Eric

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/18/07 6:55 pm

This is like a BSA meeting.Great seeing all those bikes. Hopefully you will see my Super Rocket from 1960. Ceriani forks since 1972 ,mine since2001.Did the usual things to make it a my bike.Filter for oil ,Mikuni 30mm ,an electronic ignition called Runtronic working from the crankshaft. Takes very little current from 6 volt system. Picture was taken when waiting for rescue to take me home. Have only ridden one thousand miles so far.Improving along the way hopefully. Live in Sweden waiting for spring. http://s156.photobucket.com/albums/t4/ROCKETVICTOR/?action=view&current=BZA.jpg
Posted By: fil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/19/07 2:16 pm

for rocket eric. Nice!
(and to keep the thread alive)
Posted By: Vox Teardrop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/20/07 2:33 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by Kenacu:
Hey Vox Teardrop Are you putting the bike on the pipes? Ive got a jack like that but havent used it yet, trying to think of some way to get around weight on pipes, not wanting to take them off. Ken
There might have been a little pressure on the pipes but the majority of the weight was on the frame. I have since taken those ugly aftermarket pipes off.
Posted By: Matty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/20/07 8:36 pm

Here is my Ruby....70 Lightning, dressed as a SpitFire

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53105529@N00/254313545/
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/21/07 5:09 am

Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/21/07 2:55 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by corsican26:
another pic

Hey corsican (or anyone who might know)

Where do you get these pipes? My next A65 is going to have these pipes. I've had regular Lightning dual low pipes, Hornet high pipes on each side, and the present Firebird pipes both high on the near side, but these look like they might be the least intrusive and cleanest solution of all. Bonzo, you've got these don't you? Are there any disadvantages to them from a practical standpoint (they don't look like they block anything)?

Lannis
Posted By: Carlo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/21/07 5:04 pm

Not my BSA. (I wish!)

Here's a picture of my cousin Don on his brand new Golden Flash. I guess this was about 1953. He's 25 years older than me, I was only an infant back then, so I have no recollection of this.
Don lived in Lynnwood, California at the time. Lynnwood is the So Cal area town where Royal Enfield dealer Shell Motors was located. Shell motors sponsored a number of Enfield racers, including a Bullet based flat-tracker that used to give the Goldstar guys fits. They also sponsored a guy named Jimmy Enz who set a number of records on Enfields at Bonneville.

My cousin told me that his next door neighbor had an identical bike, and they'd take turns racing one or the other of them up and down the street, while keeping the other parked (with engine cold) in the driveway of one of their houses.
When the inevitable call to the cops came, they'd hide the one they were riding, and claim it wasn't them by having the cop touch the motor on the parked bike.
He also said that the dealer he bought the bike from thought he had potential as a racer, and they modified the bike (typical 50's behavior!) for desert racing. They cast their own dual carb manifold for it. Don claimed he could bring the front wheel up in 3rd gear. He didn't say if this was during upshifts, or just on the throttle.
Don raced it at Catalina one year. I think he placed in the middle of the pack.

Posted By: Carlo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/21/07 5:10 pm

Right, I have a BSA too.
There are probably other pics of this bike around here somewhere.

My B44 Shooting Star. This bike was given to me as a basket case years ago. Pretty complete, but apart. It mainly just needed refinishing, and an engine rebuild.

Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/21/07 6:03 pm

Great story Carlo...been there...and nice bike Bill
Posted By: Rick yb34

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 3:01 am

Posted By: Rick yb34

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 3:05 am

Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 5:18 am

I discovered this quite by accident. For viewing a picture of my B31, please go to
http://www.draganfly.co.uk/main.html
and in the left side bar point at Fun Pages, a window is displayed. Click on Customers From Around the World, then click on India. There is a brief write-up and quite a good picture of my 1956 B31, BYN 5625. (Click on the picture to enlarge.) Zubin, who has written there is the nephew of the actual owner, and was looking after the mc for the past 5-6 yrs since the owner had a medical restriction to ride. And now she's MINE !!!
I am not too keen on the paint pattern of my tank, since I don't much like that ivory band, though I am surprised to find that doesn't look too bad in photo! I still look forward to suggestions of other colour schemes.
Naozar R Garda, BSA Gold Star 350 and B31, RE Bullet 350.


Addenda to above. Naozar.
Posted By: Mark Parker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 7:07 am

Naozar,
this is a more direct link to your B31;
http://www.draganfly.co.uk/images/world/india1.jpg
I guess you keep it pretty well tuned, looking at that YouTube post under 'A quiet sunday ride' (can be found in this post;)
http://www.britbike.com/ubb/noncgi/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/11/t/002596.html\'
you wouldn't want it cutting out in traffic. This is actually quite an amazing flow of traffic, what are the rules that apply at an intersection like this? Its quite different to here in Australia but it seems to work.
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 11:11 am

great looking bikes guys........ bigt
Naozar....IMHO your colours look awesome....the band gives it a real classic look.... cool

"A Quiet Sunday Ride"

laughing
Posted By: SERGE A65

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 1:16 pm

Here is my 1970 A50, with Devimead 650cc cylinder block, and Thunderbolt head.

Posted By: Neil56

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 1:42 pm

Since we're posting pics of "not my bikes" and bikes from our past, here's one that I regret letting go before it reached its full potential:
Posted By: Skeet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 3:29 pm

Jeez Neil. I don't know how you can sleep at night. I just hope it went to a good home.
Skeet
Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 6:05 pm

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Mark Parker:
[QB] Naozar,
this is a more direct link to your B31;
http://www.draganfly.co.uk/images/world/india1.jpg
I guess you keep it pretty well tuned,

Thank you Mark for suggesting the direct link to the pic. Very kind of you. Ah! the traffic!! no wonder they say its God's Own Country !! I have no other way of explaining how the chaos works !! Your question "what are the rules that apply at an intersection like this?" really amused me. Rules ?? Wot rules?? it's a free for all, man!! you just take your chance and butt in to the flow! Forget it , you non-Indians will never understand!! I love my country !! (Any way I can identify the city??) Cheers ! Naozar.
Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 6:10 pm

[QUOTE]Originally posted by BrianFromOz:

..the band gives it a real classic look..

Thanks Brian .... though I didnt like it much initially, I like it in the pic. Let' see what I finally do. There is no plan of repainting in the near future anyway. Naozar.
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 8:39 pm

The chop........[IMG]http://i52.photobucket
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 8:44 pm

http://i52.photobucket
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 8:45 pm

[IMG]http://i52.photobucket
Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 9:01 pm

beezerbill,

All I do to post pictures is upload them to photobucket and resize them to bulletin board size. There are 3 little windows on the lower right of each image with the [IMG] string in it. Just click on the bottom one of those and it will be copied. Then just come here, open a message box, right click in the box and select paste. Your picture should display when you add your reply.
Posted By: Rick yb34

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/07 9:59 pm

It's a B34 in B31 drag!!
Rick
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/07 1:59 am

Here is one I just bought 2 hours ago. The nastiest, rustiest one yet.........and I paid real money for it, please don't tell my wife. Got some new parts with it.
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/07 4:48 pm

Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/07 4:51 pm

JT441 it worked thanks: what I did wrong is I did not click right on message first...the chopper has a 70 Firebird engine in it..Beezerbill
Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/07 4:55 pm

No problem. I had to be led through the process at first too. Nice looking chopper.
Posted By: nert

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/07 12:06 am

Hey leon bee
the chrome on the underside of the front fender looks pretty clean!!
Posted By: CanadaBike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/07 11:37 pm



Posted By: Bsa Blu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/07 6:15 am

My 64 A65 Lighting Rocket

Ken S. South of Pittsburgh Pa.


Posted By: BONZO R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/07 7:33 am

So many nice Beezas ,l cant decide on a favorite, but it has to be between the pre unit pale blue Golden Flash and the unit twin BSA BLU posted ... so many others are so nice I dont wana mention .. never met a Beeza I didnt like ...

Nice job . keep em comin ...

-BONZO
Posted By: breeze1954

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/07 7:39 pm

Bsa Blu,
That is one nice blue bike! How far south of Pittsburgh are ya. I live in Washington. Don't see to many BSA's running around here, stock or custom.
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 1:24 am

Here,s both bikes...bucket.com/albums/g39/beezerbill/DSC00347.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 1:26 am

bucket.com/albums/g39/beezerbill/DSC00347.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 1:33 am

[IMG]http://i52.photobucket
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 2:00 am

beezerbills beeza bikes (say that quickly!)

Posted By: Gee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 3:14 am

Before being tidied up (which I am doing now)



Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 4:10 am

Gee -

What's with the massively treaded hillclimber rear tire? eek

It would be a great look for my '69 high-piper but is not what you usually see on a Spitfire. Some practical reason or is it just in case someone challenges you to a sand drag one day ?... clap

Lannis
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 5:13 pm

Brian:Thanks for some reason I run into trouble getting pictures on not every time..not rebelling There's a picture of the Firebird on page 3 Just wanted to put both of them on together the chop is also a Firebird..Bill
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 8:31 pm

check this out!
photo thread

bigt
Posted By: Gee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 9:51 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by Lannis:
Gee -

What's with the massively treaded hillclimber rear tire? eek

It would be a great look for my '69 high-piper but is not what you usually see on a Spitfire. Some practical reason or is it just in case someone challenges you to a sand drag one day ?... clap


Lannis
It was on the bike when I got it...it is on my to do list laugh
Posted By: Phil in Germany

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/07 10:13 pm

Okay, I'll give it a try...
Hopefully you will see my 69 Lightning, matching numbers, mostly original paint plus the usual goodies like Boyer, PODtronics, oil filter and so on...
Pic is 5 or 6 years old. I'll post a new one, when spring arrives...



Best regards

Phil
Stuttgart/Germany
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/27/07 7:48 am

Hi Leon Bee...
What year is your latest aquisition??

-Terry
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/27/07 9:14 pm

Phil, wanna race?
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/28/07 10:30 am

Group:

With Phil's permission, I am posting the shot of his very snappy-looking '69 Lightning, but at a smaller size so the whole image is visable.

Cheers,
-Terry

Posted By: Skeet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/28/07 11:55 am

64 Hornet converted for street use.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/28/07 5:13 pm

Terry: Its a 68, A65LB. I notice Brian wisely edited out that photo when he made his gallery.

Skeet: That sure is pretty. I just can't bring myself to hang mufflers on my Hornet. So I try to just ride it on weekends when all the neo-Harley crowd is out, and nobody notices me.
Posted By: Skeet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/28/07 8:27 pm

Thanks for the compliment Leon. I now feel I can use it daily without fear of getting arrested. The picture doesn't do the mufflers justice. Just have to chrome the little clamps & brackets. Well worth the effort. They don't seem to have affected the performance either.
Skeet
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/28/07 11:08 pm

Why are there so few B31's on this forum topic.
Seen just a few and one in B34 drag as Rick says.

Rick please send me some pictures that requested.
It will be a great for my resto.
Posted By: ondgas1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/01/07 3:13 am



My 56 A7SS and my 67 Hornet
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/01/07 5:55 am

Leon: No mufflers on my '67 Hornet either. Love that sound without them. I've got the '68 Firebird for the quiet rides.
Posted By: Jeff B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/01/07 8:30 pm

Another 67 Hornet in Street Trim
[url= [url=http://img255.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn0152hw4.jpg] [/url] ]web page[/URL]

and RACING!!!
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Posted By: Rocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/02/07 5:29 am

Great bike Jeff :-) Everything looks "right". Thanks for posting it here.
Posted By: masaiman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/02/07 5:26 pm

Hi Guys!!
This is how we do 'em in Finland...dig this and dig it good!!
[img]http://www.brittitalli.fi/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&album=1&pos=11[/img]
Posted By: masaiman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/02/07 5:30 pm

....bugger..the image link doesn't work frown

Let's try again...

http://www.brittitalli.fi/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&album=1&pos=11
Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/02/07 7:08 pm

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Dick1969:
[QB] Why are there so few B31's on this forum topic.

Yes Dick1969, I would like to see more B31s too. You can view my 1956 B31 here < http://www.draganfly.co.uk/images/world/india1.jpg
> if you haven't already seen it.
also my posts on it. Naozar R. Garda
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/02/07 11:40 pm

Yes Naozar i have seen that one.
It's a nice bike but but a later model as my B31.
That you have seen. It's a import bike from India by the way.
It gives me some supprises with what they have done eith it. They have done lot to keep it running, Some time not the best repair but it worked. The engine and gearbox are restored and i'am working on the frame now.
http://home.kpnplanet.nl/~lagerwerf.dc@kpnplanet.nl/
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 12:10 am

heres masaimans bike....very nice too!

Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 11:27 am

Yes Brain maybe we are rebelling.
But we hope see more B31's on this topic.
Because Naozar ownes a B31 from 1956 and i have a B31 plunger from 1954.
And we are both restoring those bikes and it would be nice to se how other people have don it.
I think you will agree that restorations from other people can be great help for you own.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 11:35 am

Dick, Brian writes those words underneath all his messages. It's his autograph. wink

Prettig weekend.
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 11:47 am

...As he and his boys are guzzling beer and dancing with some of the ladies in the bar, one female dance partner questions Johnny:

Hey, Johnny, What are you rebelling against?

While tapping out a jazzy beat on the top of the jukebox, he raises his eyebrow and drawls his amorphous reason for rebellion:

What've you got?




bigt
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 11:54 am

Dick...yes thats one of the reasons i put together the gallery....i look at other Triumphs all the time as reference !

beerchug
Posted By: Gearard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/07 3:52 pm

It came intomy life as a chopper, OIF, bitsa. Collected most parts prior to the internet being available. Runs well enough to take apart again and clean and polish. Anybody know where I can get a different front fender?
Posted By: Rick yb34

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/07 8:28 pm

Here's a picture of my new project.
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/07 10:03 pm

Not bad rick.
I hope you have spare parts with it, i see there are missing some.
Looks to me a unfinished resto job by the former
owner.
Make it just a nice as your B34 in the B31 drag.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/07 10:28 pm

Dick, did you make a decission about collours allready?
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/07 10:30 pm

New bobber currently being built by my buddy and master mechanic Highway.

Posted By: Rick yb34

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/07 11:14 pm

Hey, the prior owner of the goldstar is my dad. He had a stroke and can't ride, ect. He bought this bike in 1955, the year I was born, and stripped it to race. He had a shop here in the bay area and used to buy brand new engines direct from BSA. I have his AMA no. plates and might just put them back on and leave the bike the way it is. Use a 6v dry cell for a brake light, and off to the races!!
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/07 8:33 am

Ye Gads!!!

Brando rode a TRUMPET in "The Wild One"......
And this is the BSA Board..

That's OK. I notice another Triumph showed up on the Royal Enfield "Show Your Photos" thread.... coincidentally also posted by an Aussie...

(Check out the RE pics, BTW, if you haven't already done so.)

Cheers,
-T of C
Posted By: Olive BSA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 3:02 am



1st attempt at a photo post:
Olive's no longer olive after last week. aston martin sunburst bronze new paint- close to original "Etruscan Bronze" or Bass Ale Bronze, new progressive springs (thanks Tom Sharp), tympanium, fresh brakes front & back, new chain. about 125 new miles over the weekend & to work today. dreamy.. like a new bike all over again.
Posted By: Olive BSA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 3:08 am

well, poo!
1st attempt failed??
Posted By: Olive BSA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 3:12 am

now maybe....

Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 3:15 am

laughing
Posted By: Olive BSA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 3:16 am

all better now-

mom says I can stay out 'till the street lights come on. i'm special..
Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 12:01 pm

Nice bike Olive. Sharp color and complete with the universal BritBike drip pan accessory.
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 12:23 pm

Beautiful paint job, how much did you pay?
JUST KIDDING! Please don't hurt me.
Posted By: beezageezauk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 7:45 pm

Who was asking about B31's? Well, let's see if I can remember how to get a pic on here.http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n80/beezageezauk/B31.jpg
If this turns out ok you should be able to see my well used and almost original B31. Owned since 1974, I've almost lost track of the number of miles I've covered on it. Still in regular use and I'll probably use it for the Belgian BSAOC International Rally in July.
Beezageezauk.
Posted By: beezageezauk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/07 7:49 pm

Second attempt!
Fingers crossed.
Beezageezauk.
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/07 3:47 pm

I was the one them Bezageezauk. Thanks.
Hope there will follow more B31's pics.
These kind off pix are a great help when doing a resto.
Posted By: Ola

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/07 9:37 am


Best regards
Posted By: bobber

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/11/07 1:55 am

Here's my 66 lightning. Some changes are being done to it at the moment. Smaller solo seat, no front fender and drag bars. Oh yea and working on getting it to run when i want it to not when it wants to...lol Anyway once the kinks worked out i'll prob. ride it for the season than pull it apart for repaint.
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/16/07 6:05 pm

just finished this 68 a65L kept the tank and other sheet metal to get done at a later date. i will rebuild the original motor later. the 71 a65fs motor in it i built for dirt drags 15 years ago i just took the cam out and a new rebuilt head on. the pipes and mufflers are nos 68 firebird also i used caswell in the hornet tank (2 coats) excellent product bike has megacycle 534x2 cam with alloy. i tech pushrods shimmed vavle train 50 over pistons 32mm amals 18 tooth cs
at a recent maryland gunshow i picked up this 303 enfield built at factory M47C (bsa factory code for the war) paid $100 it is missing the magazine but she is a good find it is a parker hale conversion early 50's


ut.





Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/16/07 6:24 pm

Nice looking bike Corsica. I'm glad to hear your endorsement of the Caswell coating. I've got a brand new NOS '66 Spitfire tank that's getting the Caswell treatment.
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 2:37 pm

This is a little shot of my old fella taken last year in the beautiful Blue Mountains of NSW.
Those with good eyesight will notice the lack of a tail lamp.
It fell of & has now been replaced with the new one rivited on.
Not its prettiest but the gravel plays havock with the paint on the girders.
It is a little skitso trying to pretend it is not war issue by hiding behind some chrome, with matching numbers it is reasonable to assume that the green machine never laid a hand on it.
Posted By: corsican26

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 2:51 pm

trevor what year m20?
Posted By: Naozar R. Garda

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 8:01 pm

Hello Ola, that's a lovely poster/picture you have posted of the B31. Will you please let us know the model YEAR. I have a B31, 1956, and so am particularly interested in this. I am also interested in other 1956 B31 pictures, as original as possible, so that I can compare what I have and what the original should look like. I'll be posting pictures later, when I bring the bike home to Bangalore from Bombay, where she is at present, but you can see an earlier picture on http://www.draganfly.co.uk/images/world/india1.jpg
Ride safe!! Naozar R. Garda
Posted By: BeezaBryan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 8:37 pm

Not done this before, hope it works
<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/beezabryan/cameraclearance164.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>
Posted By: BeezaBryan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 10:22 pm

Think I've got it right this time!
1952 A10 Golden Flash. Used with sidecar/ tradesmans box by first owner 1952 - 1967. Lay in a garage in West London until we got it November 1999. It is unrestored and is as used & abused.



A couple of years ago, as a solo, it had got too heavy for us so we refiited a sidecar chassis & made a tradesman box. Now we can continue to attend BSAOC camp weekends in UK and the occasional International.

BSAOC International Rally Denmark


On the US side of Peace Bridge heading for Niagara.



On Route 6 near Wyalusing, Bradford County



We look forward to meeting up with Beezageezauk & B31 @ BSAOC International Belgium in July

Ride 'em, don't hide 'em !
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/17/07 11:50 pm

SJ

It's a 1943 model, I found the contract & it was originally ordered by the UK army so I would guess that it was bought surplus in the UK & shipped to Australia.
I bought it roughly as is from a bloke who reconed the he had ridden it for years then stored it due to overseas posting but that was crap as the "restorer" he bought it from had painted all of the plugs in the primary so you can not add oil to the chaincase, I am still working on that one. The 276 was shot so I tossed a 932 ( off my B50) on it while I sorted out somthing better.
It now runs a 628 ( off my B40) quite well so it might stay that way. Got a proper chain guard upper & lower, am currently bidding on speedo bracket ( seem to be a bit thin on the ground) then I will be looking for tool boxes , correct oil tank & battery carrier. It was a club bike just to ride while I got a few others sorted out about 7 years ago but I sort of got addicted to M20ing ( so much more refined than screaming around on the A 65) so the others are languishing in the shed for the time being
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/19/07 10:58 pm

Now we are talking Bryan, Trevor and Gearard.
These are the pix. i'am looking for.
I'am still in restoring preces off B31 and i discoverd last week that my front for shrouds were abused and rusted. So i made new lower half parts on the laymachine.
Now they look almost as new.

web page
Posted By: Uncle Pancakes

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/07 2:11 am

Umm hope this works, some pics of the new BSA in the secret Uncle Pancakes world HQ, or the "Island of Lost Tools"!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68252364@N00/?saved=1
Posted By: rockitdoc

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/07 8:20 pm

This was last year before the resto:


And here she is sans everything:


Resto is progressing nicely. All hardware cad plated, all black parts are black, again. Chrome to chromer next week. GP 1.5 back from UK rebuilt. New/rebuilt fuel tank back from Canada awaiting paint. Clocks still in UK waiting rebuild. Motor and gearbox apart awaiting piston (looking for 9 or 9.5:1 in 10 over if anybody has one). Wheels done. Forks done. Very cool project. Everyone's been a great help. Thank again.
Posted By: rockitdoc

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/07 8:53 pm

Oh, yeah...here's a pic of the motor hardware before going to the plater. Took pics of all the cad plated stuff and still can't figure out where everything goes!
Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/07 11:48 pm

Acording to the detailed notes, the parts belong the "engine"

Any help at all?

Gunk
Posted By: BB-Goldie

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/07 11:05 am

Hello Rockitdoc!
Beware not to cadplate the rocker shafts, they have a good fit on the rocker arm ususally and they should be interfered with. All the other bis are clear to me anyhow (rockerbox studs, oilpump studs, cylinder base nuts etc.etc.) It is a shame that over in this country (Germany) cad-plating is forbidded due to toxicity and enviormental issues so we need to live with zinc and rust!!
Have a good one
Hagen
Posted By: Dennis M

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/27/07 2:16 am

Here is my one owner dirt tracker looking today just as it did in 1961.

Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/27/07 12:06 pm

Is that one of Neil Keen's bikes? laugh
Posted By: Dennis M

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/27/07 12:56 pm

Neil Keen rode this bike for me from 1960 to 1965.
Posted By: rockitdoc

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/27/07 5:21 pm

These are some 'inventory' bits after cad plating. That stuff in the glass is a special lubricant I use. Call for more info.
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/28/07 10:59 am

Tell me,
Why do Americians & Canadanians call Zinc plating Cad ?
I had that problem rebuilding the brake system for the shadow.
According to the video every thing had to go & get cad plated which turned out to be zinc plating.
Posted By: JT441

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/28/07 11:09 am

We call it cad plating because it is short for cadmium plating which is what was originally used on the bikes. Zinc and cad plating, though similar, are not the same. Cad plating produces a whiter, less shiny and more durable finish that zinc.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/28/07 11:40 am

Cadmium plating not only produces a softer, more durable finish than zinc, it also is better for the threads. Cad has more "lubricity" than does zinc. When the mass change from cad to zinc occurred, drove hydraulic fitting and bolt people nuts with thread problems at first.

Finding a cad plater these days is tough. Cad plating is a little tough on the environment and people doing the work. As one person in that industry told me: "the least objectionable chemical used in cad plating is muratiac acid. The most objectionable chemical used in zinc plating is muratiac acid."

Most places you send hardware to are actually doing zinc plating with a dye that gives the appearance of cad. The aerospace industry still specifies and requires cad plating due to it's better corrosion resistance and better thread lubricity. Some of the aerospace palters do restoration work as a sideline business.
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/28/07 1:41 pm

Now you are not trying to tell me that the nice timber table full of nuts, bolt's & washers ( not to mention the glass of red) that Roc has just posted are Cad are you ?
This is what prompted the question.
I know what Cadminium plating is and in most parts of the the world it is illegal except for military applications and only then under really strict conditions.
The big advantage of cad is that you can plate high strength steels that you can not Zinc plate due to hydrogen embrittlement and for the military it is dull & not likley to reflect light to give away your position and I seem to recall it dose funny things to radar waves.
There was a very similar looking coating that used zinc with 10% to 14% aluminium.
But I seem to continually be coming across obviously zinc plated items being called cad, gets really confusing
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/28/07 4:25 pm

Sometimes old habits die hard. For people like me, who grew up in the hobby (Brit bikes) and construciton equipment industry when it was still legal, plated hardware was cad plated. Period. So sometimes the use of cad is a bit generic term referring to plated hardware. Yea, most stuff today is zinc plated. Including so called restoration hardware.

But if I am referring to hardware on one of my bikes, they are cad plated....I know of a few people that are still legally using real live cad.

And good point about hydrogen embrittlement. Lots of stories in industry about heads mysteriously popping off high strength fasteners since switching to zinc. The period of time from zinc plate to treatment for hydrogen embrittlement is SHORT. And every load of fasteners has to be treated after zinc plating. Cad is much more forgiving in this area too.
Posted By: littlephil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/10/07 3:22 pm

am i too late to stick my oar in ?

taken just before i cleaned it!!!

SAY HELLO TO THE DARKSIDE MWAAAAAHAAAHAAAHAAA!



Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/10/07 11:05 pm

Here's my running project '69 A50 Royal Star I brought back from "near chopper" status (rear struts, extended front forks, 50 lb. read fender & brackets, sprung solo saddle, coat-hangar-wire mounted forward "controls" (hee hee), etc.



And here is my '68 441 Victor that I refurbished 2 years ago.

Posted By: chuckmn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/16/07 1:39 am

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u149/chuckminn/april32007001.jpg
Here is my 1957 M21.
Posted By: chuckmn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/16/07 11:35 pm



Here is my 1957 M21. Had it since 1984. Was a chopper in a basket when I bought it, missing lots of pieces so i put it together like this.
Posted By: GREEN MONSTER

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/16/07 11:35 pm

Posted By: aprophet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/17/07 12:50 am

heres a couple pics of the beeza not quite done trying to get her running
http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k38/aprophet/
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/17/07 4:31 am

Chuck...

Your 1957 M21 is a great looking bike, strictly business. Nice job bringing it back from chopperdom to it's present form. Very tasteful.

I think I'll have to add one of those to my collection someday. bigt

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Clanger

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/17/07 11:30 pm

Here's a shot of a recent acquisition. I'm going to be getting it roadworthy, but the 'patina' will stay. As the oldest BSA I've ever owned I'll be hoping for some help here on a few points over the next few months.



Cheers Clanger
Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/18/07 12:51 am

Hi. Bsa Riders .all your bikes looks great. How do you post pictures of your bike on this website. I have a restored bsa lightning reaqdy to post pictures but I do not know how. My pictures are on My Catalog-Adobe P... Need your imputs. Thanks Roy
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/18/07 8:56 pm

49er you got to go to photobucket put it in there then in brit bike.
Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 1:56 am

HI, Thanks very much, Beezerbill . Will be showing my bike soon. Roy
Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 4:32 am

Check out my photos of my 1970 BSA Lightning.
http://community.webshots.com/user/BSA1949
Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 4:36 am

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Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 5:10 am

Hi . this is my restored 1970 bsa lightning. Started in 2002 . everything nos or new. I added some extras . a magnetic oil drain plug.also oil filter (emergo ) AND A OIL PRESURE GUAGE BETWEEN the tach/speedometer which i like very much,now a have 2 safetys oil light and oil pressure reading as i ride.Bike handles great, moves fast . On one picture it shows the T junction for the oil line going to the oil pressure guage. Like to answer any guestions about my bike , love to talk about bsa motorcycles . thanks Roy Vincent Jr.
Posted By: LowbrowCustoms

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 6:09 am

Here is my BSA in progress, as of last weekend:



'64 BSA A50 frame, will have a '67 BSA A65L motor very shortly...

Cheers
Tyler
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/07 2:19 pm

Nice bike, Roy. were the cylinders painted body color on BSAs originally?

Tyler, industro look, or custom paint & chrome?
Posted By: LowbrowCustoms

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 1:05 am

Quote:
Originally posted by GrandPaul:
Tyler, industro look, or custom paint & chrome?
The front end is already painted the same as the frame will be, which is a semi-gloss black. Undecided on the tank and rear fender, seat is staying uncovered as-is. Not very much chrome at all, so is still going to be painted black...

Cheers
Tyler
Posted By: hacksaw

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 1:33 am

hey GP!

i would think if it was cast iron, it was painted.
Posted By: BONZO R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 11:08 am

Hacksaw, If it was cast iron was it painted blue?? Interesting detail , didnt notice it till I looked again . -BONZO
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 3:56 pm

Hi RJBSA1949,

Love the T-fitting. Where did you get the parts? What part numbers?

Thanks

Bill
Posted By: Gordon Gray

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 7:19 pm

Here's a picture of Mr Tom Peay's A7. One of John French's ex "Rusty Treasures".

Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 8:49 pm

HI, Bikers On the color of the barrel on my bike is sego blue, not orginal ,but i like blue. it was black before. On thoil pressure T junction , i made this myself. no parts number. Ij you want i can get the same hook up for you,will talk cost later . willing to help anyone on this oil presure kit. looks good , works grat. Thanks Roy
Posted By: Pops

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 9:53 pm

Found this under a tree in my old hometown w lawnmowers and junk.


1970 BSA Thunderbolt. Some like it some dont.
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 10:08 pm

For the ones that don't like it: too bad!
Posted By: DKA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 11:08 pm

I've had this Goldie since 1982. It has gone through several incarnations and periods over use and under use. I had it stored in boxes for about 10 years and started rebuilding it January of '06. I have been slowly rebuilding it to run it in the vintage class at some landspeed events such as Bonneville and Maxton. Last year I had it at Bonneville but had it geared with my 18t engine sprocket instead of the 23t. Rookie brain. I had a little engine damage and have been aquiring new pieces to have another go at it this year.
David
Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/07 11:45 pm

David: That is one sweet photo. I use it for my desktop background as inspiration, hope there is no copyright fee. Do you have anymore great shots to inspire the GS boys and girls?

Good luck on the salt.

Gordo
Posted By: JD

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/07 1:04 am

I feel it's finally time to unleash my rebuild on the world...

Posted By: cycarmark

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/07 4:29 pm

Here is a picture of my 1951 D1 Bantam, the longest ride I've ever taken it on was over three hours to ride from Tallahassee to Lake City (100 miles). It used about one gallon of "petroil".

Posted By: BSA10

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/07 11:14 am

Here's a photo of my 54 A10GF. Was originally gold but I thought balck would look better. Maybe it's not original but I like it.



Graeme
Posted By: Will S.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/07 3:51 pm

My '66 A65 Bitsa with '70 front end
Posted By: beezageezauk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/07 6:51 pm

GraemeD.....As an option to the standard colour all BSA models were available in Black so a black Golden Flash is fine, even to the purists. It just sounds a bit odd when you say it. Nice bike!! Beezageezauk.
Posted By: Tom Bartoli

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/07 5:30 pm

Here's my '69 A65 Lightning:
Notice the 'crane' bird in the background... appears to be admiring the bike! bigt


Here's another view... no bird watching here!
Posted By: 441/R3cafeSteve

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/07 8:16 pm

Wow, super looking ride! and weather! could that crane be a Great Blue Herron? we have those here when they are not vacationing in the states. They have good kicker legs I hear so watch where you park it, LOL!
Steve
Posted By: Tom Bartoli

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/07 9:40 pm

Thanks 441CafeSteve.
Don't think it's a Blue Herron.
These guys are big, gray in color, and with real long necks, thus the name "crane, I guess!
They like to hang around the house since my wife feeds them wild bird food, sometimes they heat right out the palm of her hand! :stout:
Posted By: Nukeranger

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/07 1:10 pm

1968 BSA Custom called Social Outcast. Restoration inprogress after being under 10 feet of Katrina water for 3 weeks.





Posted By: Tom Bartoli

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/07 5:24 pm

Nice work, Nukeranger!
Did you manufacture some of those non-standard parts yourself or are they aftermarket stuff?
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/07 9:02 am

Hi all,

Lots of nice machines you got !
Maybe not too common in other parts of this world, but fairly well presented here in the lowlands ( Belgium, Holland and Denmark ) is the ex British and Danish army B40 WD model.

Here' s some pictures of the one I restored over the past 1,5 years and finished only last week. It had been dismantled some 20 year's ago and was then stored in a damp shed, so you can imagine how it looked. Anyway, I got it for free, so I can' t complain on that smile
It took me so long because there wasn' t a single part that didn' t need attention ...

Only modifications ( apart from the paintsceme of course ) :
- battery was moved to the airfilter box ( made a new box )
- licence plate holder from a Triumph and other taillight ( saves 0,5 kilogrammes ! )
- new Amal Concentric to replace the lawnmower-type disaster original ...
- road tyres

Hope you like it,
Peter







Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/07 9:05 am

Mooie fiets, buurman. bigt
Nice looking bike, neighbour.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/07 12:04 pm

Heheh, thanks Ger smile

Peter
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/07 12:05 pm

Nice looking bike Peter, you done good laugh .
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/07 11:53 am

Just out of curosity Peter are the foot rests off set ( one foreward , the other backward) on the Dutch WD40's?
Or is this a modification unique to the Australian ones.
We got 626's fitted to ours instead of that butterfly job.
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/07 2:05 pm

Peter, that is one of the most striking "before and after" contrasting photo essays I have ever seen. VERY well done and what a nice result!
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/07 2:12 pm

Thanks Rich. Looking back at the " debris " as it was when I accuired it, I ' m glad I did finish it ...

@Trevor: the right footrest is standing upright, while the left one is bolted to the frame more backward and leans forward, so both are approximately level.
I knew these B40 WD models where used in the British and Danish army, but didn' t know of any use in the Australian army.

Peter
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/07 2:21 pm

Oops GrandPaul, missed your post . Thank you .
Well, there' s a lot more pictures, but I thought I' d spare you guys the horror laugh

Peter
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/07 3:28 pm

Bike Beesa: Never call a dutchmen Belgian and vise versa. beerchug
Posted By: Petersen

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/10/07 7:02 pm

Here's my '69 Lightning. Unfortunately equipped with a less attractive crank case breather at the moment.

Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/10/07 8:27 pm

hi,Petersen, nice bike, What happen to the engine. Sorry for the mishap. Bsa friend Roy
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/11/07 2:23 pm

Petersen: Are you testing a "total loss" oiling system?

Yeowch!
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/07 8:37 am

Great looking bike, Petersen, but I think you fitted that extra side stand wrong eek .
What happened ?

Peter
Posted By: Petersen

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/07 9:55 am

What happened? Well, I don't know really. I was out cruisin' with the lady as pillion. Speed was around 90 km/h when I suddenly saw the red oil pressure lamp coming on. Instinctivly I pulled the clutch just before the engine locked up. Then there was... silence. Just the wind and friction sound from the tarmac. We pulled up at the roadside and I tried to kick the engine over but it was stucked rock solid.

Back home I noticed the hole in the crank case and just rolled the bike to the most remote corner of the garage, determined I didn't wan't to see it again. Well, a couple of weeks later I've pulled the head off and I'm just about to pull the cylinder. Maybe it's the main bearing? Due to an oil pump going on strike? I don't know yet, but time will tell when I get down to the engine bottom end. I've started to look for a new crank case or maybe another engine. I don't think it will be too difficult to source one since A65's are quite common here in Sweden.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/07 12:26 pm

It's a pitty it happened at te start of the season, Petterson. I ride an A65T so I'm curious about what caused this.
Please let us know when you found out.
Posted By: Petersen

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/07 4:31 pm

Yes, I will as soon as I have gained enough strenght to see what horrors that lurks inside that engine. Fortunately I still have my trusty Commando, so the season isn't totally spoiled.
Posted By: tombeau

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/07 7:35 am


Hello there,
You've probably seen pictures of my bike posted here before, and I've posted a few stupid questions regarding getting it back on the road...but its there now and running well!

Cheers for a great website and to all those that make it happen,
Tombeau
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/07 2:52 pm

tombeau-

NICE.

VERY nice.
Posted By: goldstarfreddie

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/07 10:03 pm

1963 Rocket Gold Star Scrambler



Posted By: goldstarfreddie

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/07 10:11 pm

1961 goldstar sct with optional 2 gal alloy tank

Posted By: goldstarfreddie

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/07 10:18 pm

1963 DBD 34GS in clubman trim


Posted By: Blinky

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/07/07 5:36 pm

This B50SS was mine, but I sold it a long time ago. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I should post the S/N and see if anybody knows its whereabouts today...

Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/07/07 5:41 pm

Latest incarnation of mine.....'66 BSA StreetFighter
Posted By: nert

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/08/07 4:24 am

man these photos just make me wet. i am sooooo jealous.
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/08/07 5:32 am

Redman, I've got to say it...

After all the mods and hand forming, boring and adaptations, retrofitting, polishing and period "correct" additions your bike is nothing short of superb. Really a fine piece of work!

Don in Nipomo bigt
Posted By: tombeau

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/08/07 7:30 am

I have to agree.
It looks superb. If you had told me what you were going to do I would have had my doubts. But that really does look fantastic. The parts look like they're meant to be there.
My idea of what "modern classic" should mean!
Cheers,
Tombeau
Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/07 1:20 am

Awww shucks guys.....I'm gettin' all warm and fuzzy inside. Thanks for the kudos.....have to get the chainguard back on there but Buster is pretty well done. Until I find another bag of money that is....then it's 750cc, port the head, 90 crank..rear disc...SMACK!..SMACK! eek Phew...thanks, I needed that. Now where'd I put those damn meds? bigt beerchug laugh
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/07 1:29 am

Redman.........what type of 'silencers' are those??
Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/07 1:36 am

Those are original Dunstall Decibels.....good luck finding a pair. I lucked out big time about a year ago.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/07 12:54 pm

The bikes on this thread are amazing!

I just finished this '67 Hornet East Coast model. I put it back to original factory specs. It sits next to the '70 Victor on page 3 of this thread.

Posted By: Baisa

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/10/07 2:16 pm

Wow thats beautiful! Do you have a pic of the other side?
Posted By: olskoolkid

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/11/07 11:46 pm

heres my latest addition, 1972 BSA A65T. needs extensive cosmo work, but mechanically sound, runs great. i have big plans for it but for now im just gonna ride it. imageshack
Posted By: Britbodger R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/12/07 12:01 am

Gary,

What a beautifull bike bigt .

I just love the Hornet with that tank and high pipes. Wished I had one even though I'm supposed to be a Triumph guy :rolleyes: .

Really envious.

beerchug
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/14/07 12:12 am

Rick, Here it is going the other way. I am now giving the '67 Hornet West Coast model the same treatment.

Posted By: Hank

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/14/07 1:15 am

these are my favorite 3 bikes (all being BSA of course) 66 Victor, 68 spitfire cafe, and the one I'm alway's on my 1966 BSA royal star smile

Hank
Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/14/07 3:51 am

Wow, these latest few pix are some awesome bikes.
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/18/07 3:50 am

Kev. check here
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/23/07 9:31 am

Hi Gary:

Are the sidecovers on the Hornet the same as the Lightning? They look the same to me, but not sure. I'm needing a set for a '67 A65L. Did you have to find those, or were they on the bike already?

-T. of C.
Posted By: ChiefEagle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/24/07 4:36 am

My first BSA and I really like it. 67 Thunderbolt--Appears to be all original. I've had it a few weeks and got it up and running. I plan to keep it just how it is and putt around.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/07 4:33 am

Terrance,

The side covers were an extra set I had. The pair that were on the Hornet when I got it were the original gel coat color that matched my '68 Firebird Scrambler (rider), so I put them on the Firebird. The extra set I ended up using on the Hornet had 6 different color layers of paint that I stripped off to get to the original gel coat finish.

The parts manual for '67 lists different part numbers for the Lightning than for the Hornet and Spitfire (same part numbers). But I believe it is all for the differnce in the colors for the various models. The covers themselves are all the same shape and fitment for '67.
Posted By: JD

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/07 5:33 am

Chief, that's a nice looking bike. It's good to see that someone else has a fairly substantial primary side leak as well...
Posted By: ChiefEagle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 4:42 am

Thanks JD. It has a few leaks, but I'll keep it around. I'll probably block off the chain oiler and lube it myself.
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 10:46 am

That is about the amount of oil that a well adjusted chain oiler will leave on the ground and that is by no means a substantial amount of oil
Posted By: Bob Johnson in Oregon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 2:02 pm

I only see one photo on page 7. Am I missing a program ?
Posted By: beezerbill

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 4:44 pm

Bob there 7 or 8 pictures on page seven??.Bill
Posted By: Bob Johnson in Oregon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 7:40 pm

Yup....even with my glasses on...only one. I must be missing a program but who knows what one !!

85 degrees in Portland today and my bike is in pieces....
Posted By: shel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 7:54 pm

I count nine photos and one red x laughing
Posted By: JD

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/07 8:14 pm

I count 10. Do I win something?
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/27/07 4:37 am

If all the pictures load, then 10 is the total. JD is the big winner. He gets a BSA that doesn't leak oil.
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 8:23 am

Gary:

Thanks for info. I'm still looking for a decent set - but thought the T-bolt ones were different, to accomodate the single carb.

-T of C
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 8:27 am

Also, regarding ChiefEagle's bike... did the '67s have the tank-top decal?

-T of C
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 12:41 pm

Terrance,

Not the subject of this thread as I want to see more BSA pictures. So I will keep it brief.

You are correct. The single carb. model side covers (Royal, Thunderbolt) have a different shape at the front to accomodate the single carbs. The parts manual ('67) even shows different part numbers for east and west coast USA models.
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 12:47 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by Terrance of Cascadia:
'67s have the tank-top decal.
yup
Posted By: ljm

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 8:38 pm

Hi everyone

This is my '66 H ornet
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/07 9:27 pm

Nice bikes Hank! Love the Spitfire.
Posted By: Hank

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/29/07 12:42 am

Thank's Gumby, I had to build A bike to put those fine Italian Michelin's on :p
Hank
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/29/07 3:08 am

ljm,

Nice looking Hornet. It oughta climb a tree with that rear sprocket. Is the front tire a 4.00 on a WM-3 rim?
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/30/07 4:35 am

Quote:
Originally posted by Hank:
Thank's Gumby, I had to build A bike to put those fine Italian Michelin's on :p
Hank
What kind of Michelin are you using (on th e Spitfire?)? I will probably put on the Macadams 3.25H19 and 4.00H18 on my 71 T-bolt.

TTFN,
Posted By: Kenacu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/02/07 7:27 pm

Goldstarfreddie, Having been to your shop and seeing these bikes (one on this page and two at the end of pg 6)in pieces I must say the finished products are overwhelming. Keep at it!!! Ken
Posted By: Cafe A65

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/07 11:10 am

Hi all, Here's my 1967/70 Thunderbolt/Lightning, Cheers
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/07 11:52 am

welcome fellow ozzie....a FINE looking motorcycle you have there sir... laugh
Posted By: ljm

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/07 4:57 pm

Gary E

Thanks. Yes it is a 4.00 on a WM-3 rim. Its NOS. Skeet said the same thing about the sprocket!! Have a 47 tooth ...just havent got around to changing it. Have a set of TT pipes for it but used the high pipes to set the carbs. Your Hornet is true head turner!!
ljm
Posted By: JoshuaE

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/08/07 5:01 pm


My '66 victor
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/09/07 11:30 am

Nice bike kt. Those early Victor's have that basic bare bones motorcycle look.....plus they are fun to ride.
Posted By: Gee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/07 2:39 pm

Finally got sme shots of my Spit:






Check out my other stuff HERE
Posted By: hippieonastick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/07 4:04 pm

this is my '57 A7...

i can't help but notice how different it is than the others on this thread. is it unusual to have a beezer and not restore it to original specs?

[img]http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa290/hippieonastick/[/img]
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 12:23 am

There is no law that every bike must look catalogue correct.
Very few of them would have been that way back in 1957 so why should they look that way in 2007?
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 12:53 am

hippies bike.....

Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 6:44 pm

Here's the 72 T-Bolt-

I know it's supposed to be Etruscan Bronze-but i like this paint scheme much better-besides, I had the basecoat/clearcoat laying around extra from an El Camino I painted a while back. laugh

Second "shake down run" to town. made it in, no drama, nothing fell off! Yippee!

Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: Gee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 7:11 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by theelderrocker:
Here's the 72 T-Bolt-

I know it's supposed to be Etruscan Bronze-but i like this paint scheme much better-besides, I had the basecoat/clearcoat laying around extra from an El Camino I painted a while back. laugh

Second "shake down run" to town. made it in, no drama, nothing fell off! Yippee!

Mike
Kansas, America
Nice bike, where in KS are you elder?
Posted By: Terrance of Cascadia

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 7:55 pm

Hey, Everybody:

In case any of you on this board didn't notice, Fisherman is selling that GORGEOUS BSA creation of his...
It's on the Buy & Sell Board.

-T of C
Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/07 7:55 pm

humm--third try here-------

Thanks Gee-
I live right in the center of KS, literally. Very rural- 6 miles from the tiny town of Albert.

You've got some fine iron yourself there. Comforting to know that I'm not the only one so ate up with this! laughing

Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: hippieonastick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/27/07 2:13 pm

BrianfromOz...

thanks for your help with my pic.
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/27/07 2:24 pm

...no worries...welcome to the board! bigt
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/07 1:39 am

Nice T-bolt Mike. I like the paint!!! The rest of the bike is clean also. What tires do you have one it?
Posted By: Jeff Herrmann

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/07 10:33 pm

I will try to post my project

http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/hermansspares/?action=view&current=IMG_0426.jpg
Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 5:20 pm

Thanks Gumby-
I had an Etruscan Bronze BSA years ago and I never was in love with the color, and when you have left-over paint on the rack, well.....
The tires are Cheng Shin Hi Max, I think they're some Continental knock-offs. http://www.tiresunlimited.com/ALL%20TIRES/Cheng%20Shin/cheng_hi_max_sport.htm
For a short-trip rider they work well, my local guy can get them easily and I already had a rear in the chicken house that was new. Bought the front to match.
Good to see someone from Down Home-- I was raised in Columbus!

Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 6:01 pm

Elder Rocker:

I do not see a head stay on your bike; neither in front, not on the rocker cover as I would expect on an 'oil in frame' T-bolt.
I learned from this forum it is supposed to decrease vibrations. Do you not miss it?
Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 6:20 pm

Hi Ger-
Sharp eye. I have to tell you that I've looked at photos of your gorgeous bike many times as I was getting this one together. A big help. As far as the head steady, it was AWOL on this bike as I received it, so I made one out of flat steel, bent on the ends to fit the angle from the rocker cover to the rear u-shaped frame mount. Seems to be doing the job and holding up fine.
Thanks
Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 6:33 pm

Here's another slightly different view-you can only just make out the head steady.



I also used mid-60's non-crossover pipes with repro Dunstalls (nice growl!), added a spin-on oil filter behind the oil bearing frame tube and a Tympanium for simplicity. Nothing that isn't easily reversable to original as the #'s do match.

Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 7:06 pm

Hello Rocker. I believe you when you say it's there. Lovely bike you have. bigt
I rode mine to a friend in Friesland (north of our country) this weekend. From my place a 230 km ride (145 miles). I had here up to 170 kph (5500 rpm) (106 mph) for a short while, and nothing went wrong. On the way back, Sunday afternoon I thought I'd treat her kindly so at a lazy 100 kph (60 mph) she decided to loose the back rocker cover bolt and sprayed about 1/3 gallon of oil over my trousers.
There is allways some surprise with these old beasts. Or it's her way of telling she wants to be driven harder...
Enjoy.
beerchug
Posted By: BSA-KC

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 8:00 pm




Hello all,
This is my 1968 A-65 Lightning in a 1969 hard tailed Lightning frame. It was a total basketcase. Some Friends from work who build Triumphs bought a BARN FULL of old British Motorcycle bits. Mostly Triumph (maybe 10/12 bikes worth), and enough BSA parts for a few Beezers. I went to there shop after it was all delivered and picked out a frame and the saddest little Lightning lower end I could find. They helped me find some cylinders and a head and then threw in a couple of wheels and I was on my way.




A BIG thanks to everyone here, this is a great site. This is my first bike I could not have finished it without this forum.
Casey
Posted By: Earle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 8:50 pm

1968 B44 Shooting Star, riding over Chinook Pass (Mt.Rainier) in spring of 2007.

Posted By: Gunk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/07 8:56 pm

Pictures of member Highway's recent bobber project.
Very nice, incredibly lightweight.








Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 2:38 am

I think I finally figured out how to do this. Well, here goes:

http://www.geocities.com/pzielenski/scan0006.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/pzielenski/scan0007.jpg
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 2:54 am

Well that's not too bad, except that you have to click on the links instead of the pictures just coming up in-line.

The bike is registered (and engine stamped) as a 1966 A65S. Pistons are 9:1, essentially rendering it a Lightning. The fuel tank is from a '67 Tbolt, and the primary chaincase cover is from a '71. Carbs are 32mm Mikunis, and ignition is Boyer-Bransden ****og. Rear fender and taillight assy. are HD Sportster, and the luggage rack is an HD Sportster accessory for use with a solo seat. I have no idea of the origin of the oil tank, although it looks exactly like the oil tank on the blue bobber in the previous (Gunk's) post!
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 3:07 am

laugh Marks bike
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 3:16 pm

Finally here are some pics of the Thunderbolt in its new paint!





Time to go ride!

Bill
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 3:36 pm

This is what we want to see. An OIF A65 with a big tank.

However... I have a feeling there's something wrong in the background wink

Nice job, SG.
Posted By: theelderrocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 6:03 pm

Man alive! Nice bikes bigt

Mike
Kansas, America
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 11:47 pm

Hey Brian, how did you do that (put the picture in line)?
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/07 11:56 pm

Hi Mark...i use photobucket.....theres a great tutorial posted by shel here
Photo Posting Tutorial

...and yes,GREAT bikes! laugh
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/17/07 3:46 am

Hoping to see some more great bike pics on this thread. It's got a good selection of bikes so far. How about someone posting a pic of a '67 Wasp?
Posted By: Vox Teardrop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/17/07 10:20 pm



Posted By: Ob1quixote

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/17/07 11:53 pm



My '70 441, just brought back to life after 25 years of storage. I drained everything back then, just add gas {almost!}
Posted By: Pete C

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/07 5:48 pm



this was 2 days ago, sunshine and empty roads. paradise!
Posted By: wbabojo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/07 7:50 pm

Sad to say shes now for sale to enable me to finish Velo project.email; bsacyclone@btopenworld.com
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/07 8:12 pm

That is a shame, I have always liked that bike. Though a Velo would be neat too.
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/07 9:13 pm

Nice bike Pete C.
I'am restoring on the moment the same type BSA B31.
Maybe i will paint it the collor as yours.
Posted By: Mike Carter R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/19/07 12:51 am

[img] [img]http://thumb9.webshots.net/t/36/36/3/24/33/2521324330037332909yHfiEr_th.jpg[/img] [/IMG] Click on pic and it gets larger....
Here is a bitsa I put together, Been on the 3 state ride and Mid Ohio, handles great and runs just as good. Gotta run 1/2 and 1/2 race fuel and hi test cause I put 10 and 1/2 slugs in it ..Great looking bikes on this thread..

Cheers beerchug and great job to all you guys (and Gals)

Mike Carter
Posted By: cafe racer rob

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/07 4:21 pm

Posted By: Tom_dup1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/25/07 1:52 pm

My mutant B40:

Posted By: Bucket15

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/25/07 1:57 pm

Hey Cafe Racer Rob!
How about some more pics? I really like the looks of your bike.
Posted By: shel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/25/07 3:41 pm

The mutant B40 looks like a real stump puller. I'll bet it's a real hoot to ride
Posted By: Sven

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/25/07 8:46 pm



My A65 Spitfire MKIV
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/07 10:57 am

Sven

Sweet! bigt
Posted By: Vox Teardrop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/07 7:52 pm

Yes Sven, that is very cool. Pretty much what I had always envisioned my Spitfire cafe would look like if I ever get one.
Posted By: cafe racer rob

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/07 9:44 pm

Hi Bucket15,no problem will post some new photos later on in the week,just finished full engine rebuild so looking forward to getting back on the road!!
Posted By: t.read

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/28/07 5:30 am

My first BSA, just picked it up today...got a ways to go.
'69 A50


Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/01/07 10:58 pm

RGSROB's rare 1954 Canadian model Shooting Star with seperate speedo and tach.....
nice job Rob bigt





Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/07 1:44 am

wood
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/07 11:13 am

D@MN! That Shooting Star is stunning

Nice work
Posted By: RGSROB

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/07 3:56 pm

many thanks to Brian from oz for posting pics of my shooting star- I am useless at that process.
The favourable comments make all the agony along the restoration journey seem worthwhile. thanks
Rob
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/07 12:57 pm

To keep this thread alive....picture from 2 weeks ago of my LC & GS together outside of the garage

Posted By: John RGS

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/07 1:28 pm

Rich and Rob, posting dealer photo's from the fifties and sixties of brand new machines fools none of us.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/07 2:15 pm

John

They weren't that shiny when new :p
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/10/07 5:39 am

man you guys have some beauties!!! both the restores and the choppers. I like the black scheme, mine's already got nothing but black or chrome from the PO, except the slightest bit of leftover blue on the tank bolt hole, I think when it gets painted, if it gets it, it'll be black.

I finally got a good pic of my 1957 A10 Spitfire Scrambler. I've wiped down nearly all I can reach, and polished anything chrome. she'll probably look much like this even with all the work I still have ahead of me, most of that is internal. I want it working as well as I can get before any cosmetics get funding... except maybe badges.



Posted By: stevehi1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/14/07 2:08 pm

Here's a pic of my 1969 Lightning. Just about done just some finishing touches on tank badges and decals

Posted By: Rocker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/07 1:10 pm

I love this link ! Thanks to everyone who is contributing.

Wonder how many magazines I`d have to buy to see all these beatiful bikes.
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/17/07 8:46 pm

This forum is really inspiring.
The Lightning has not seen action for several years until this past August.
Last weekend I put on ~600km down and up Vancouver Island.
Loved every twist of the throttle.

Posted By: Roadwarrior

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/17/07 9:25 pm

Here is my 68 441 Vic. Was a basket case.
Posted By: Sven

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/07 11:11 am

Nice bike !!
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/26/07 8:32 pm

This is my 1971 OIF Lightning.
Posted By: Kenny H.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/28/07 7:08 pm

This A65 is one of the most beautiful BSA's I have ever seen!! Hmmmmmmm......I have a big tank like that.......
Ken H.

25 BSA's
1940-1972
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/28/07 9:47 pm

what type of tank is that on the black '71?? is that the stock seat??
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/28/07 10:38 pm

Here is shot of the Victor on top of Jerry mountain over-looking Penticton, BC.
I'm holding onto the WR so it wouldn't blow over.
The fun part about this ride was that the brake cable snapped at the beginning of the ride at the bottom of the hill.
The pic is a few years old.

Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/29/07 12:00 am

raf940:
The tank on my 71 Lightning is a 4 gal stock BSA. I have also heard it called a European tank. The seat is stock.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/29/07 1:34 am

gary......i have those aftermarket side panels on my triumph..but yours seem way shinier....are they fiberglas? did you paint them?/


here's the reason for my curiosity.....about 10 years ago i had a 72 thunderbolt...sold it to a friend he has it in his garage and has not ridden it.....i'm gonna try and get ti tback....yours if gorgeous
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/29/07 3:29 pm

raf940:
Both the tank and side covers were painted with PPG omni AE. The side covers are fiberglas. Good luck with getting the 72 back. Mine was a Thunderbolt to start, but now has a Lightning head. Lightning Bolt ???
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 12:03 am

gary....sorry to bug you again....where did you get the side panels??
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 12:22 am

raf940:
No idea where the side panels came from. They were on the bike when I bought it. I have seen them advertised from a bike shop in Canada, but I can't remember the name. He sold mostly Triumph parts. Northern Cycle or something like that. Sorry I can't help on that one. No problem answering questions.
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 12:43 am

raf940:
Did some digging. Northern Eagle Cycle was the place I was trying to remember. Website is still running.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 1:24 am

gary.mine are the same type only i call them 'plastic' instead of fiberglas (as in glued up fibers)..i didnt know if paint would stick to them without cracking off if they flex....i've got an old triumph oil tank and side cover from 1967 i'm going to try and adapt as a project
thanks

oh i dug out a couple of photos of the thunderbolt i took around 1985/i was thinner but my wife had BIG hair/ she told me when i sold it..'you'll be sorry"
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 11:49 am

raf940
My covers have a rough texture on the back side. Paint has been on for a couple of years, no problems so far. My wife said the same thing when I sold my 69 Lightning. Do they know things we don't?
Posted By: Porrick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/07 7:30 pm

My '66 A65L:



Posted By: Ridaug

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/07 12:54 am

Here's my '66 A65L

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/07 1:04 am

ridaugh

small world...i was a newspaper reporter at the kings mt. herald for a few years..is that british shop still open on Hwy 74?? sandy creek or shady creek or something like that
Posted By: Ridaug

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/07 1:19 am

I actually work in Kings Mountain and live in Shelby. Rick Clark's shop is still open... Sandy Run Cycle.
Posted By: bsajohnnyboy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/07 8:56 pm

This is my favorite 'might have been' bikes.


Also a couple of pictures of the BSA factory site



Posted By: Ridaug

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/04/07 7:15 pm

'71 A65T Bought as a parts bike, but was too complete to part out. Few years and a few dollars later...
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/04/07 9:25 pm

Love those big tank OIF
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/04/07 11:43 pm

You know I never thought I liked those OIF bikes, but as the years go by they just look better and better. All y'all's in this long thread look fine!
Posted By: Geir John

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/11/07 9:34 pm

Here is my bikes !!!
BSA A65 Thunderbolt 71 mod.
Triumph Trophy TR6SS 62 mod.
Triumph Adventurer 96 mod.

Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/07 9:26 pm

Hirya go :p
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/07 9:30 pm

And how about this g
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/07 9:35 pm

muffy -
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/07 9:40 pm

Elvis sighting bigt
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/07 9:43 pm

Baby Wade :p
Posted By: rattlecan53

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/13/07 2:23 am

Here's mine, 1958 A10 super Rocket. Currently under reconstruction. Hope to be done by the spring.




Stuart
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 1:42 am

wade, is that you or your offspring?? either way that's a great picture laugh

which one is which there, you've seen how little I know about my own bike... wink

and I really like look of the seat on yours stuart, anything special to it? springs hidden? how big is it actually?

what a great thread beerchug
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 1:58 am

No thats me taken about 1960 Orange Texas,River side .The bike was one of Dads lot .Latter that day I would discover light sockets -Wade
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 10:44 pm

eek I thought it was bad enough that you're hanging off the muffler cold, don't want to get the kids in that habit, eh?! I know I spent a few days playing with soapy water after I grabbed the rototiller muffler at age two.

so which bike is that alloy beauty you've got? a B model, no?
Posted By: cthal

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 10:53 pm

here's a link to my A65L that I rescued from a basement. In another folder are some pics of my old M20....and some other bikes long gone. Hey, I had to buy a house...some things had to go :-(
Hal
http://halkct.myphotoalbum.com/albums.php
Posted By: jeep44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 11:19 pm

cthal: I found your photo album very interesting, as I also have several WW2 Dodges-a WC4 and a WC51. The WC51 was in Swiss service after WW2, and was brought back by Southeast equip. (or something like that),and turned into a runway snowplow truck for years. The Dodge plant pics were great.
I have a couple of restored M20 BSAs also,along with all the correct uniforms and gear. A lot of it is pictured in Hinrick's M20 Yahoo group.
Our interests look quite similar-at one point I was collecting vintage farm tractors,too. I like all sorts of old iron.
Posted By: BrianFromOz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/07 11:26 pm

Hal...an interesting assortment of machinery there!
The Dodge factory photos were a real insight...
bigt
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/15/07 12:05 am

Yes sir we were 59 models.
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/15/07 1:48 am

Quote:
Originally posted by Gary Szucs:
This is my 1971 OIF Lightning.
Hadn't looked at this thread in a bit, just now noticed your '71 Lightning Bolt (Thunderbird? Firebolt?)

That's really nice. Now it makes me want to do one like it, but not as shiny. Cut the footpeg mounts to move the pegs back about 2", shorten and swivel the gearshift and brake by about 1". A little bit narrower bars, angled back just a little more.

Do you happen to have a picture of the near-side so I can see the side-cover treatment on that side?

Looks like a K70 on the front, but from the low profile it looks like a modern tire on the back; how does that handle for you?

What sort of instrument is that, a speedo I'm guessing since the tach drive looks blanked off? Accessory brand or a Smith's in a shiny mount?

Did you have to rejet the Amals to accomodate the aftermarket air filters? Do the pipes have baffles? Looks like it could be a candidate for a siamesed 2 into 1 system!

It doesn't look like you have a crossover or cross-brace on the exhaust headers. Is there a bracket that mounts to the front top engine mount, can't tell from that angle?

I've never seen a tank like that on an OIF. Does anyone know if they're available at swapmeets or UK autojumbles?

Well, you said you didn't mind questions! bigt

Lannis
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/15/07 4:50 pm


Lannis- The bike handles OK, but I don't drag the pegs anymore. That is the speedo, but it does not work properly (reads slow). It is a unknown brand accessory. I have looked at the one Rask Cycle sells, but have not made up my mind. Since it is a T-bolt bottom end, no tach. There are small baffles in the pipes (no complaints from the neighbors). The bike was a runner when I bought it, so I have not played with the Amals. There are no braces or crossover on the exhaust, yes they do move around. I am planning to install braces at some point. Probably after one blows off on the road. Still happy to answer any questions. Gary [/LIST]
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/15/07 9:36 pm


Sort of like this one ??
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/18/07 10:13 pm

As far as I know there are two types of this tank. I have the type with a flat top, but I also saw a type with a weld from front to back, like a rim. This rim can be covered with a chromium strip.
2c
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/07 5:56 am

I do not think so, but it's confusing. The OIF Triumph tanks I see here all have the rim, but Gary's does not seem to have it. Of the OIF BSA tanks here some have the rim, others (like mine) do not have it.
As the small bolt holes for the Triumph logo are wider apart than those of the BSA-logo, I presume that when these holes are correct, the tank is correct for the specific bike, whether it has a rim or not.
The Triumph has the taps more forward than the BSA, so I would say my tank, without the rim is definately a BSA-tank.
You are correct about the week spot in the tunnel. Mine is also welded there, and the weld is covered with epoxy resin. These tanks need the brace between left and right, in the front bottom.
FWIW
Posted By: Jetty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/07 5:44 pm

Hi everybody.
Beautiful bikes!
I just finished my first "sludge trap out" restoration on a basket case that I have lugged around for twenty years.
Not perfect or correct but I am proud of my first effort.Started on 3rd. kick.


Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/07 6:27 pm

mikejetty....not perfect ot correct??? it looks darn good to me..nice work
Posted By: aprophet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/07 10:36 pm

hey Mike do you know the name of that color tia aprophet aka david
Posted By: RJBSA1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/07 11:27 pm

Hi, Mike , Great job on a beautiful bike. You can be proud of your self ,for it show how the love of bsa a its finest. Mike, I finally got my loghts working on my 1970 bsa A65 Lightning. Also I think I got the rings to seat. Bike runs great,sounds better, oil pressure 60 Plus lbs. cold/ 45 lbs, hot; 32lbs at 1200 rpms. I still remember you /and one day will make another visit at your home town. Hope you the best on ridding your bikes. Take care/God Bless Roy Vincent, Jr. 337 2296884
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/20/07 4:17 am

Hey Ger,

Do you have part numbers for the chrome strips on the BSA large tanks for the OIF models? They don't seem to be available here in the US.

Thanks,

Bill
Posted By: Jetty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/20/07 4:55 am

Thanks for the good words guys.

Raf940-Original seat cover was grey and with a pattern.(could not find right material)
The decals are correct for the 69 year, but I could not find a single example of the US model that had them.(UK-yes)I put them on anyway.I like them.

Bantam menace-Original color was Bushfire Orange(US) with the gold stripe and blk. pins.I would like to take credit for the cool hip and mod late 60's look ,but I can't.High pipes were spec for 69 Starfire US.

Aprophet-The closest I came to the Bushfire orange was House of Kolor-tangerine pearl pbc32 and H of K-Zenith gold bc 12

RJ-hope to see you one day soon.

Except for paint and some chrome,I did everything for the first time.Laced and trued the wheels!Not exactly easy but not that hard either.

All of you with real experience here,I owe you a debt of gratitude.And a beer.

One last thing,if you are doing this sort of project right now,CLEAN the sludge trap.Amazing the rot and corruption that was in there.

Mike
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/20/07 5:03 pm

Mike Jetty-
Real nice the way it turned out. The color really pops. Never worry if other people like it or not. Last year I entered my 71 Lightning (see above) in a charity show. Some guy came up and looked at the bike and said "That not the correct tank, the mufflers are not the right ones and on and on" I asked him where his bike was and he pointed to it. It was a bike alright, a Schwinn bicycle ! I just walked away laughing.
Posted By: Goldstardiver

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/07 3:50 pm

/Users/alanroberts/Desktop/BSA Goldstar #1.jpg

heres my 1961 DBD34 Goldstar Clubman after finishing a2 year compl;ete restoration. The bike started its life as a road racers for several years on the Isle o Man before going to Austrialia to be raced there until the early 80s where it came to southern California to race again it blow its engine and sat from 88 until I aquired it in 2004. I used all NOS parts including the tires and seat cover and she runs and sounds as good as she looks! Yes I know it has SS spokes! Now working on a 1960 A10 Spitfire Scrambler will post a pic or two when shes completed Alan R santa Barbara CA
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/07 4:11 pm

Gumby, about the chrome parts, sorry but I don't. I had them once, posted here by someone... But as my tank is flat (no seam) I didn't bother. If I might find the numbers again I will email them to you. They are three pieces. Maybe you should open a new topic to ask this question Now its snowed under the picture posts.
Posted By: Lliam Harrison

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/07 8:19 pm

Hi All

Here are some shots of my 1969 T-bolt. Not original, and I apologize in advance to offended purists. However, I like her, and she has an amazingly light clutch, and gets out of her own way very nicely. Lots of second looks on the road too (though lately it may be because it is so cold, and the lookers wonder what kind of idiot would be out riding . . .)

Lliam
Posted By: breeze1954

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/24/07 3:52 pm

Buggane,
Nice bike, looks like it will do the job just fine.
beerchug
BTW: What belt drive do you have in there. Been thinking on trying one someday, just to see how they work.
Posted By: Neal J

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/07 1:22 am

My 66 B44E plus neighbors 57 chevy nomad
Posted By: Lliam Harrison

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/07 2:42 am

Thanks Breeze. It's a Bob Newby set up, the 30mm belt kit. It's the proverbial "like butter." bigt

Lliam
Posted By: spitzname

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/26/07 12:17 pm

Hi,
I'am new in forum and also just arrived in my shed is my "new" old Lady the

1948 BSA A7 in the "rigid longstroke" version

Greetings Rudolf

Posted By: jfligg

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/27/07 2:08 pm

Hi Rudolf
Nice bike! I have a 1949 Star Twin. See page 1 of this post. Jeff
Posted By: Lliam Harrison

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/27/07 2:09 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by Bantam Menace:

how do you find the magnito (excuse spelling) conversion? ive seen them on ebay for quite a lot of money?
I got it straight from Joe Hunt. I believe it was about $700 including shipping, but I might be suppressing a nastier memory. wink

Lliam
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/29/07 6:01 pm

Very nice Rudolf..congrats!
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/29/07 6:54 pm

Servus, Rudolf. That is one sweet machine. Love the early twins and that is one fantastic example.
Posted By: riico

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/30/07 2:11 am

really beauty motor you all have...hope can see like that in here... bigt bigt bigt

beerchug


Thx to morgan to approved my registration...
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/15/07 4:57 am

Wow! Someone posted a giant sized pic on page 10 of this thread, so now we have to roll the screen left and right to see the pics and narrative. I'll be glad when page 10 is filled up and page 11 starts. I won't go back to page 10 again.
Posted By: Patrick Spain

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/19/07 12:17 am

I was really enjoying this thread.
Then Page 10 happened.

I'll wait till page 11 to post a pic of my Victor.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/19/07 12:26 am

We just need to post some meaningless posts to roll it over. And hope people size pictures correctly before posting eek

I will look forward to your Victor picture
Posted By: rattlecan53

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/19/07 12:42 am

"and I really like look of the seat on yours stuart, anything special to it? springs hidden? how big is it actually?'

Nothing really special, the original owner was in the custom car interior biz, he told me he made it on the original pan as well as a matching pilon pad.
I've never seen another one like it, paint scheme(it is the original paint) or single seat set up. It's numbers come up as a 58 A10 Super Rocket, but any additional info would be much appreciated.
Let me know guys!
Thanks,
Stuart

Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/19/07 1:33 am

I guess y'all are talkin about that big shot of the A7? Its such a beautiful bike the big pic doesn't bother me hardly at all.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/31/07 5:04 am

Here is my friend Dan's 67. Last year I rehabbed the ET- new coils. Now I just had to seal the tank. It has funky handlebars and Triumph footpeg rubber. Nobody knows why it has concentrics. Otherwise, still has English air in the original tires.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/31/07 2:02 pm

Leon,

Nice shot of the Hornet. I have a weakness for the Hornet line.

I need to acquire (probably have to make it) the special tach cable clamp on the exhaust pipe. The parts manual doesn't show it. Could you send me some close-up pics of it to my e-mail address?
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/31/07 2:28 pm

Gary: I should have a chance tomorrow.
Posted By: DavidT-AKNZ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/08 7:58 pm

30?
Posted By: kommando

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/08 8:08 pm

31, thought it was 11 that was required
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/08 8:49 pm

just doing my part to see more bikes!! wink
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/08 8:50 pm

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Posted By: BruceinT.O.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/08 9:47 pm

Surely you blokes have some pics in you photobucket to share of your BSAs. Even close ups serve to help with technical questions on other threads.
For example, break switch instalation etc.........
Not sure why we have to get off the 10th page, but I just locked myself out of my photobucket account. Anyone remember my password?
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/10/08 2:13 am

Read message 18

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Posted By: BruceinT.O.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 1:22 am

Ok, So I've gathered endless inspiration from this thread. Beautiful machines that resemble my dream machines that continue to lay in pieces in my garage.

I am now locked out of my photobucket account. I had endless SMALL images to contribute from there, opportunties for future technical references for Britbikes looking for guidance.
No one assisted with any suggestion of my photobucket password. That was so 2007 anyway....
I'll set up a new one.

To fill space, I will share with you my new year so far. For the first time in ages, I got sick news day from something other than too much beer. House was full of wife's family so all I did was sleep. Got a nice bath robe.

My daughter got a brand new Godin electric guitar (yes, daddy gets to play). Beautiful feel to it. Son got the Wii Guitar Hero III. Brushing up on my technical guitar coordination with it. They were sold out in Toronto and a neighbour who attends NYU got one for me in New York. A small coup for Mom and Dad. Its kind of addicting.

My God, is this enough yet.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 1:58 am

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We need a politician to contribute. That would fill up page 10 with just one political pitch.

We need a politician to contribute. That would fill up page 10 with just one political pitch.

I know, I know, I said it twice. It's for those that have hearing aids and don't have them in. What?!
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 2:46 am

This year I qualified for free hearing aids from the Veterans Administration. Hearing hasn't gotten much worse, but they now have an in-house audiologist instead of some subcontractor.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 2:50 am

Here is my shop sound system. 1400 watts, what I can't hear I can feel
Posted By: Rick Willmore

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 3:47 am

My 69 Rocket 3
[img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/198/472215865_d02314f2c7.jpg?v=0[/img]

and my A65 Lightning

[img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2047/1772094373_77aaa22615.jpg?v=0[/img]

Cheers
Rick
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 4:10 am

Rick,

Nice OIF Lightning! I really like the large tank paint job. Cool bike!

TTFN,
Posted By: Holty1352

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/11/08 4:33 am

1970 A50 Almost ready for full road rego .It now has 1971 blinkers fitted.
Posted By: stevodude

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/16/08 1:20 am

My BSA A& 500 1951/53 frame/motor, or the otherway round, not sure...

To be restored, probably after I finish my Falcon XA, or when I'm bored late one night if I don't require sleep ( 2 little children makes it hard to play with my toys )

Posted By: andy_baldassar

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/17/08 6:11 am

My new bike, don't even have it home yet,
67 Lightning
Should fix up really nice

Posted By: Bucket15

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/17/08 1:17 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by stevodude:

...probably after I finish my Falcon XA...
FALCON XA!
I am SOOOO jealous!
Oh, nice A7, as well.
J.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/28/08 3:44 am

Good that you posted a pic of it here. Maybe someone will recognize it somewhere.

Also glad to see page 10 behind us.
Posted By: jeep44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/08 6:36 pm



I thought I would post a pic of my '44 M20. I have another one in Desert sand color, with the Vokes filter on it, but I don't have a good photo of it.
Posted By: Ron Trump Arbour

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/08 1:11 am




My latest addition a 1968 BSA Lightning. Yes with I believe 1970 Side covers only because the previous owner painted the original covers black. I'm working on restoring those covers this summer. Other than that I believe the bike is original, to include plug caps, points, etc. Even had the original tires which I had replaced my my sake! This has a much different ride from my 1968 Triumph TR6C. Probably because of the gearing difference and way the handle bars are set-up, and the narrow seat. Still a nice bike. See you at Mid-Ohio 2008!
Trump
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/08 12:22 pm

Ok, so who deleted posts to get us back to page 10? confused

Trump

Nice Lightning. I am a little prejudice, but the 68's are sweet bikes bigt
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/08 7:24 pm

I think it was Rich himself. He wanted to enter post no 500 in this tread. laughing
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/08 7:32 pm

I can't moderate on this board. Carter is the one who wields power in this universe. And of course Morgan laugh
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/08 7:44 pm

I think it was the terrorists...

Maybe someone's picture links expired to their 8 Mpixel photos, shortening the whole thread.

Just in case, though, we should give Mike C. a hearty flogging!
Posted By: Huntmaster

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/08 9:32 pm

Great thread. Over a year old now!
I haven't been to this site in a while but will try and make amends.

Here's my 1959 Catalina Goldstar, originally ridden by my dad and run and maintained by myself the last 15 years or so.

Regards, Doug

[img]http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewattachment&attachmentid=35569[/img]
Posted By: Huntmaster

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/08 9:37 pm

I have this original competition brochure in my possesion. Will have to get Jeff Smith to sign some day at an AHRMA event I guess!

[img]http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/garage.php?do=viewattachment&attachmentid=45037[/img]
Posted By: Patrick Spain

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/08 11:34 am

Here's a pic of my Beeza before I took it all apart.
Posted By: Huntmaster

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/08 1:27 pm

Sharp-eyed observers will notice that this is an Ariel not a BSA. However the former was part of the BSA group and shared many components, including the A10 engine in the case of the 650 models. The last year of Ariel fourstroke production (58) saw the high perf Road Rocket spec Cyclone model produced for North America... as notably owned by Buddy Holly.

My dad put this one together a couple years ago and it actually has the Rocket's alloy head as well...while all the Ariel timing, rocker box covers, etc still fit!

It goes good! Rave on.

Doug

Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/08 2:50 am

Trump, the Trump also has a steeper steering angle.
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/08 10:19 am

'Stay Safe'..... this bike is a non-runner, - last we heard.

Any news or updates Dave ?
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/08 3:35 pm

hey kevin in NZ is that a piper tomahawk you have for a 'logo?'
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/10/08 5:10 pm

Yes, well spotted. My MKIII Spitfire avatar disappeared when the website hosting it changed.


Posted By: GrandPaul

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/08 1:39 am

Are those birds Pollywagons, or Tomohawks, or what the heck?
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/08 1:42 am

i made my first solo in a tomahawk...we called them traumadogs ..a wicked stall break...but sort of like riding a bike in the sky
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/08 1:43 am

i made my first solo in a tomahawk...we called them traumadogs ..a wicked stall break...but sort of like riding a bike in the sky
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/08 3:30 am

I own and fly the blue one. The other two are privately owned now but I maintain all three.
All have done over 10,000 hrs each and mostly all done with an aero club at Invercargill, 300 miles away. Took mine up to the A1GP racing at Taupo a few weeks ago, 6 1/2 hrs for the trip but a quick and easy way to cross Cook Strait. The water separating North and South Islands. I'm afraid the trip would be a bit of a mission on a bike, hopefully some of the guys here might get a chance to try it in a couple of years.
beerchug
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 5:25 am

I'm starving. We need some more pics.
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 4:29 pm

Ok , Now for something a little different
Posted By: John Maloney

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 4:37 pm

Do I detect a GA10 chassis or?
Posted By: KarlB

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 6:51 pm

Well at long last my 1968 A50 Royal Star has been dragged out into the sunlight and onto the road. Bought as a rolling wreck in late 2006.
I wonder what fun we'll have together?





More about the rebuild later, I'm just going to enjoy riding it for the present... bigt
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 9:09 pm

Okay peeps,
This is the current status of my BSA B31.
I hope finnish te rebuilt before april 31st.
But i encounter several problems.
On are stearinghead bearings i bought tapperd bearing because the are better. But with this cowl plunger model thas a poblem because the bearings are a few mill thicker (3-4 mm each) and that meens the shrouds of the front springs are to short and the bolt holes of the won't align.
So i orderd new orginal ball bearings.
There are lot of other litle problems to over come.

Regards
Dick beerchug


web page
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 9:48 pm

April 31st does not exist, Dick. But when you are finished, be it april 30st or march 1st, can I come and have a look? smile
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 10:03 pm

Karl B.
thanks for the photos..i am going to do my A65 project all black but with gold pinstripe ala' norton on the tank, sidecovers and fenders and was wondering how it might look....is that a 7" TLS shoe brake?? what size rim??
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/08 10:24 pm

Oke ger, no problem.

Those 31's are messing with my head.
Of course it is the 30th queensday.

Dick
Posted By: KarlB

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/08 6:46 pm

Raf940, that's a 19" rim with a 90/90H19 Roadrunner on it, I guess the lower profile makes the gap look bigger. The Roadrunners sure suit the bike, lovely straight line stability and cornering. It's an 4.00H18" on the back and it just fits in. The brake, as far as I know, is a stock 8" 68 BSA (Triumph) item, it measures just over 8" anyway... bigt
Posted By: Kerry

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/08 8:43 pm

Here are a couple of photos of my 68 Spitfire. Without the help of many people on this site I
never could have completed the restoration.
n
Posted By: Pumbaatim

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/08 5:59 am

My 1972 BSA B50 SS. Have all the parts, just trying to get a piston and rings. Dunno what I'll do for paint yet. Just want to put it back together, get it running by this summer, then worry about paint later. It was originally my fathers uncle's bike, then my fathers. Now its mine!


Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/02/08 6:07 am

Every so often I go back and enjoy the pics on this thread. Not much new lately.
Posted By: Holty1352

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/02/08 7:41 am

B33. 50 in a 52 frame ( I think )

Most of this was done by the previous owner , but who knows and yes , it had HUGE clutch issues.

I love it .

Anyone in OZ that knows of a small Tilbrook with BSA fittings for sale please contact me .
Thanks ,
John.



And again
It will end up black with silver highlights sooner than later ,2008 . Yeah !
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/04/08 8:47 am

My 56 A10, on the road now since 4 weeks.

Posted By: Smurdley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/04/08 12:56 pm

Spent all winter rebuilding. Still trying to get a spark out of it, though.


http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9998/img001jc7.jpg
Posted By: Smurdley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/04/08 12:58 pm

Sorry 'bout that. Here she is:

Posted By: 63SuperRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/04/08 1:22 pm

Here's me on my little guy last fall. I took him out yesterday. it was 55 degrees. a lot of these bikes are unbelieveable, but i wish all of them were being ridden. my apologies, but some of these bikes just look too clean.

i have a few questions for anyone out there willing to lend some advice. i am thinking of putting clubman style bars on it. i know it will be less comfortable. while i am doing that, are there any ways to clean up that mess of wiring. it truly is a mess.

also, my speedo cable keeps snapping at the wheel hub. any lubrication suggestions?





Posted By: 441/R3cafeSteve

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/05/08 3:15 am

Liam, please tell how you made the clear primary see-through window! pleeeeze. I have been planning to cut one here as well.
Steve
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/05/08 9:02 am

Lovely machines, guys. Keep 'em coming bigt

@69RoyalStar, when fitting lower bars or clip-on bars or whatever, you should move the footrests backwards as well.
When I removed the high bars from my American spec Bonneville years ago and fitted clip-ons ( just below the top yoke and almost level ), I also moved the footrests to the rear and slightly higher, what resulted in a much more comfortable riding position on long journeys. Not to mention the added cornering fun ...

Peter
Posted By: Dick1969

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/08 3:50 pm

At last my 1954 B31 plunger is finished after 1.5 years of restoring. With good result if i may say. Need some adjusing of carb. and finding the right oil level for the primary bcause it's spilling now so it must be to high i think.
Any way i'am happy with the out come and adjusting of these bikes is always required i think. My homepage
Posted By: 63SuperRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/08 12:35 pm

peter,

i was planning on using the rear (passenger) set of footrests. wouldn't that work? or should i suck it up and buy and install rearsets?
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/08 1:17 pm

No, the rear footrests are too far backwards.
I placed mine just behind the Bonneville' s gearbox and modified the engine plates to do so. As it was a later model with the hydraulic braking system, I also moved the master cylinder on top of the gearbox to get it out of the dirt.
Parts from some cars ( including a clutch pedal from a citroën 2cv ) and a bit of welding did the trick.
Gear lever was simply reversed.

Good luck,
Peter
Posted By: SOTV

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/08/08 9:46 am


I hope this works....!
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/08 4:19 am

Just bringing this thread forward, so it doesn't get included in the upcoming thread pruning. I enjoy viewing all the great pics in it.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/08 6:02 am

I cleaned up my 66 a little:
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/08 6:13 am

Here is my winter project which has a couple hundred miles on it now. Kinda ugly, but I sure like riding it. Hornet crankcases off ebay, 68 guts renewed from the sludge tube out, new .020 over Taiwan pistons, a Thunderbolt head with 928. Honda front brake stops pretty good. My first modern tires and my first bright headlight.
Posted By: Kev.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/08 6:59 am

As it is not here, I thought I should add my Road Rocket mongrel....

Posted By: John Gough

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/17/08 9:48 pm



Posted By: Gordo in Comox

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/18/08 12:44 am

John

Sweet machines. Could you post some closeup shots of the 52 fuel tank so I can better see the paint scheme. It looks beautiful.

Thanks

Gordo
Posted By: Scotty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/18/08 2:26 am



Here's my 55 Golden Flash.
Posted By: mickeyd

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/18/08 11:58 pm

Here's my weekend's acquisition ... 1967 A65T Thunderbolt.

I would like to get it back to original spec - know that the pipes need to be changed and replace original ignition and steering lock barrels, and maybe colour (not sure of the colour) - but other than that unsure at this stage !

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/19/08 12:24 am

i would say it looks great now........ride it
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/22/08 4:14 am

Some great looking bikes.
Lots of A10 projects it seems these days.
This will be my next project.
I've been collecting bits for several years now.
My plan is to do a ISDT wannabe.
Alloy tanks/fenders, scrambles seat, etc.

Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/07/08 6:43 am

Time to get this back on the first page.
Posted By: Norbert

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/08/08 3:38 pm

here is my B31 in day of purchase:



Not sure if I should leave the color as is (I guess historically correct) or go maroon. The electrical stuff (nagdyno) is ready, in week or 2 engine will be ready and then I will start working on gearbox while frame is being taken case by specialists (my painting skills sux)
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/18/08 5:39 pm

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Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/18/08 6:16 pm

Quote:
Originally posted by Norbert:
here is my B31 in day of purchase:



Not sure if I should leave the color as is (I guess historically correct) or go maroon. The electrical stuff (nagdyno) is ready, in week or 2 engine will be ready and then I will start working on gearbox while frame is being taken case by specialists (my painting skills sux)
This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't touch the cosmetics on that bike. It looks perfect just like it is, very period.

Lannis
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 12:29 am

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Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 1:39 pm

Heres my OIF A65. I think she's a real beauty
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 1:43 pm

here is my lightning, what a beauty..! [img]http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p334/rothery35/DSCF0347.jpg?t=1216560997[/img]
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 2:45 pm

You think correctly, Roth: she is a beauty.
Congratulations.
What year is this bike, '72 or '73?
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 3:25 pm

Thanks Ger.. Now it's confession time. She was built in Feb 1971, shipped to the States, then re-patriated in late 1973, thus she has a UK 'M' registration. Therefore that's why I went for the later colour scheme rather than the Bronze/White/Dove Grey. I'd like some feedback please on whether the Tank is close to BSA Firebird Red. I only had a contemporary Brochure to work from !!
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 5:09 pm

You fooled me with the black frame. My T-bolt is dove grey and shows even the smallest speck of oil or dirt. Black is more practical.
About the red: it is difficult, or rather: almost impossible to judge a colour from a computor screen or from a print from a printer.
But why worry? You would not sand this colour of your tank and pannels and respray them, if they were slightly out of tune, would you?
Ride it with pride. bigt
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/20/08 9:01 pm

Thanks for your positive comments Ger. I do enjoy riding her and don't worry (too) much about the shade of red. Hope no purists are checking this string out !!! LOL
Posted By: Ian Mouer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/24/08 11:55 pm



Posted By: Norbert

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/08 1:41 pm

Quote:
This is just my opinion, but I wouldn't touch the cosmetics on that bike. It looks perfect just like it is, very period.

Lannis
It needs new paint - looks nice on pics, but only because someone has sprayed it with black paint w/o cleaning rust/old paint. I bought it only seeing pics, but could have been worse wink .
Posted By: stephen mc gee sr

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/08 2:54 pm

my c15 i just finished

steves british bike museum
Posted By: stephen mc gee sr

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/08 3:00 pm

my other bsa and triumph singles

steves british bike museum
Posted By: locO leoN

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/07/08 12:43 am

My BSA A65L



Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/09/08 9:51 pm

Here's my latest acquisition. A strange bird, but there are so many cool and unique things about it I'm having a blast with this one.

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/09/08 10:23 pm

by george you wont see many of those around.....i know you'll wear the tires out quickly....i had a micro metisse ISDT special with zundapp sunburst head motor back in the 70s .like a nit i sold it for a few hundred bucks
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/08 12:32 am

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Posted By: RGSDave

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/08 1:55 am

Wade,
You sure make it look easy. I love the seat and the black tank.

Dave
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/08 3:45 am

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Posted By: MarcB

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/15/08 2:25 pm

This is a pic of my 68 Spitfire, back when it was whole. My dad bought it new in 1968 and it's been in various states of assembly since I was a baby, though it's never been off the road for more than a few years in its entire lifetime.

It will be whole again soon.

Posted By: Bob S

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/16/08 7:37 pm


My 1970 BSA T-Bolt, I didn't have a real close up yet , but you get the picture.It is actually as good a running bike as the triumph, and maybe for sure better.
bob s bigt
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/16/08 7:44 pm

What's up, Bob: Did you park your bike on Al Capones drive?
Posted By: Bob S

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/16/08 9:19 pm

ger how is your bod doin since the accident?good i hope. i'm hangin in , but ya just don't seem to heal as fast when you get up aways.I'm going to look at a 2003 honda 750 ace in the morning,if it runs as good as it looks, it'll be mine this time tomorrow.Iam giveing up on the triumph, as far as rideing this year.although, i rode it today , man she sings along the road pretty good!
maybe i can get away from kicking and ****ing the bike back on the center stand for awhile.
my wife hasn't said much, but she 'll be kool with it. ................i hope, shes outa town, on a holiday up by canada.she has a little stonehouse her dad left her.
be kool ger, i was thinkin bout ya this week. and wondering.bob s
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/17/08 11:18 am

Quote:
how is your bod doin since the accident
If I had broken a bone, the plaster would have come of now, and it would have been over.
What I have now will take longer, but with help of fisiotherapy and motion exercise the shoulder slowly improves. The wrist is still painfull when I make the wrong movements. But it does not prevent riding the bike. Driving a car is more difficult (steerng wheel movement).
Thanks.
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/08 7:55 pm

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Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/27/08 7:51 am

Here is my 66 Hornet replica coming together, engine is finished. Thanks to ebay, Baxter's, Domiracer and jmatch.
Posted By: jeep44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/27/08 11:31 pm

My latest project-a '69 Lightning. It is fairly rough,having been in a shed for many years,but it runs quite well,and is mostly un-messed with. A few parts were scavenged over the years,unfortunately.
I've neve seen one this color (flamboyant blue?), but it appears to be the original paint,and the PO assured me this was correct-is it?
Anyway,my T100R project will be wrapping up soon, and then I can start in on this. As it is actually a low-milage un-messed with example, I want to study it carefully before I do anything.
Posted By: aprophet

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/08 12:02 am

hello Mr Jeep I just picked up a 69 lightning it came from underneath a lean to shed the tank was almost completly gone but the bottom shows a metallic silver looking base coat and a candy blue top coat I think thats flamboyent blue there is a guy selling one in walnecks cycle trader says he,s got the only blue lightning ever made. laughing is the wing on the tank badge really green then red white and blue?
Posted By: jeep44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/08 12:50 am

The "BSA" letters in the tank badge actually have a blue background-the PO painted in the letters in red,white and blue. (The person I got this from bought the bike from the original owner-he assures me it has no more than 7000 miles on it,and the condition of the original tires makes me believe this)
Posted By: Randy Pigford

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/08 1:23 am

The experts will give a definitive answer...but Lightnings were blue only in 1970 ....maybe yours is a late model 69 and they switched colors but still titled as 69.

HJere is a 1969 catalog picture courtesy of BSA Club NSW Australia


http://www.bsansw.org.au/catalogs/1969/69-10.jpg
Posted By: jeep44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/08 2:14 am

I have that very same brochure-I picked it up at a dealership in '69 and kept it all these years-back then I dreamed of owning a Thunderbolt.
The serial 3 on this bike is A65L NC13xxx. The title calls it a '69, but who knows? the bike has most definitely not been repainted. The sidecover decal is not the same style as in the ad,though. I'd like to know if this is a "real" '69 or not.
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/08 10:15 am

G'day Jeep44,

Looks like a '69 to me and the numbers are good to go with it.The first month of the 'Triumph' style numbering system.
Posted By: Crazy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/07/08 4:37 am

Crazies 1967 Spitfire
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/14/08 3:08 am

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Posted By: nz rian

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/16/08 6:08 am

[image]http://www.flickr.com/photos/rianlouise/2789003238/
heres mine.
Posted By: Tim Lynch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/08 10:21 pm

Hi, I'm new to the site, how do I post a pic (jpeg or bitmap) of my bikes?
Tim.
Posted By: nz rian

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/22/08 2:46 pm

Posted By: Tim Lynch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/22/08 9:18 pm

My Street legal sprinter
Posted By: Abe lugo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/08 4:33 am

New here post an intro, here is the bike
Posted By: RGSDave

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/08 5:15 am

This is the coolest BSA chopper I have ever seen. Do not change a thing! Super Cool.
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/08 1:53 pm

?
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/08 11:26 pm


get together of a few bsa's and a ducati outsider
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 12:07 am

?
Posted By: BSAtard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 5:10 am

whats with those forks? the rubbers on my forks are all dryrotted and i would like to do what you have there, how?
Posted By: BSAtard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 5:34 am

yeah seriously, i love it. i hope you decided to leave it, thats pretty tough looking. heres mine. it has a little over 5000 miles, every original part including the tires and hasnt been ridden since 1981... the pictures look way worse than it really is, its mostly just dust. all the crome is pitted and rusty but everything else just needs a cleaning and tuning. i am still paying it off, but as soon as i have oil to heat my house i will pay off the 300 i still owe.. I originally planned on chopping it but since grew a conscious and now i am going to restore it to new condition, sell it and buy a bike already chopped or something less special and cool as this. the tank isnt sealed and it still has the original ignition and all that.. should i seal the tank and get a boyer, or try to get it running good bone stock with new chrome? that would be kinda cool but not practical to ride i think....



Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 12:39 pm

bless you for not chopping that bike
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 1:00 pm

?
Posted By: wade-o

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 1:22 pm

?
Posted By: Valk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 4:36 pm



Here's my '66 Tbolt I've had for about a year. Just got the tank and covers painted.
Peter
Posted By: Valk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/23/08 4:43 pm

Incidently, I found out the hard way that Emgo mufflers will not work on these pipes - they have different internals than stock mufflers that prevent the pipes from going in far enough for the mounts to line up. Anybody got 1 real BSA A65 muffler in great shape for sale???
Peter
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/25/08 12:46 am

Valk, I hate to be picky, but that's a '67 all the way - '67 tank, finned rocker cover, inspection cover over the alternator, alu backing plate on the rear wheel, and I'll bet the serial number starts with A65TA. Doesn't matter, except when it comes time to order a Spares manual. BTW, that's a gorgeous bike!
Posted By: Valk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/25/08 1:40 pm

Hi Mark,
Hmm - you got me thinking. The tank I bought off ebay, so you're right regarding it being a '67. I also replaced the smooth valve cover with a finned one 'cause I think it looks cooler. Don't know about the inspection cover or alum backing plate. I do know that this bike was kinda thrown together at one point, so these items may indeed be '67. The engine number starts with just A65T, not A65TA, and the frame numbers are very difficult to read. So I think we're both right - it's probably a '66 with a lot of '67 parts.

Also has pre-'65 forks on her, I added a tach, new front fender and chrome chain guard, and painted the forks/frame.

Thanks for the compliment - I've spent a great deal of time fixing this baby up, and I think I've finally got a solid, reliable road-worthy machine (after stranding me no less than 3 times for 3 different reasons).
Peter
Posted By: richard p

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/08 1:23 am

Bump
Posted By: richard p

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/08 2:21 am

My 1970 Royal Star

[image]http://www.network54.com/Realm/britsteel/Royal.jpg[image]
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/08 11:34 am

Does Brian from Oz still maintain his Photo Bucket site with Britbikes? There was a direct link to thas site on the old forum. I do not see it any more now.
Posted By: Phil in Germany

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/08 11:42 am

Ger;

the link is still there. It has moved to the General British Motorcycle board, that's all.

Best regards
Phil
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/08 7:16 pm

Found it. Thanks Phill. I thought it went away when Morgan opened the Galery.
Posted By: Drew

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/18/08 11:25 pm

How do you get a picture on here??????
Posted By: Drew

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/18/08 11:37 pm

What seat is on that hornet can you email me a full size picture of that bike
Thank you

DREW
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/19/08 8:08 am

Drew, to post a picture follow these instructions.

I want to see your 71 Thunderbolt.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660#Post169660
Posted By: LarryLebel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/20/08 2:29 am

My motorcycle is in the bottom part of the picture.

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/20/08 2:44 am

love the shoes
Posted By: Spitfire44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/20/08 10:11 am

here is one of the Beezas...when the Spitfire is done, I'll post that too.
E

1944 BSA WM20 (yes, I know the tank is early war, but I just like it better).


Posted By: richard p

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/25/08 7:07 pm

OK ......I think I figured out how to post a picture..... (finally)




This is my 1970 Royal Star. This picture was from a few years ago. I since added a '67 gas tank and a chrome front fender. Over the winter I will add a different gas tank and a new carb and freshen the paint! It has been a good bike and will continue being that!
Posted By: Spitfire44

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/25/08 11:12 pm

who is Squidward? does she really smell good?
Eric

Originally Posted By: richard p
OK ......I think I figured out how to post a picture..... (finally)




This is my 1970 Royal Star. This picture was from a few years ago. I since added a '67 gas tank and a chrome front fender. Over the winter I will add a different gas tank and a new carb and freshen the paint! It has been a good bike and will continue being that!
Posted By: LarryLebel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/26/08 7:47 am

Spitfire44, you don't know about Spoonge Bob Square Pants? I recommend you not get your hopes up! However I can say say from experience my Mrs smells just fine as she looks. But don't get your hopes up there either.
Posted By: a10rider2

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/26/08 6:21 pm

OK THESE ARE OF MY 55 ROAD ROCKET
59 500 FLASH
60 BITSA SUPER ROCKET
1959 500 FLASH




1960 A10 SUPER ROCKET


1955 A10 ROAD ROCKET
Posted By: desertrat

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/08 2:43 am

Here is my 1st Brit Bike restoration project. 1967 B44R.

It started as a pretty complete, original bike. It was a cosmetic resto, the mechanicals were good but all the accessories, trim and fasteners were a disaster of bodged repairs and rattle can "restoration". The only major part I was able to keep was the seat.

Replaced. refinished & re-chromed all and put a nice paint job on it. Had lots of good advise from this forum and I thank eveyone for that.


Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/08 10:08 am

Nice job, Desert. Congratulations. bigt
But please tell us you shot these pictures in a greenhouse...
Here my b@lls freeze off. frown
Posted By: BSAfrica

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/04/09 1:38 pm

Eventually got down to place a picture of my '71 A65T, OIF. Although the motor was running, rest was in a bad condition, latest paint coat before I got it was a hand painted mat black, which included all the chrome parts. Personally, to me it was a step of faith, taking on a Brit bike, previously only experience in Japanese, well, I am on my third now, with an Ariel, '50 KH plunger, waiting its turn. Spares from all over the world, must say, without modern communications, restoration of old bikes would be very challenging.



Ger,

How is you BSA doing after the accident you had?

Barend
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/04/09 2:27 pm

Your bike looks great, Barend. I trust she rides as she looks.

Mine has got a new front fork. The frame was not bent, neither was the front wheel. Eventually she came out of the crash better than she went in.
So now it's wait for warmer weather. beerchug
Posted By: desertrat

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/04/09 8:54 pm

Sorry Ger,

It's my front yard the day before Christmas.

A small benefit to living in the "desert"

Downside........................No tulips?
Posted By: LarryLebel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/09 12:36 am

D-rat your B44R puts my survivor to shame. I guess I'll have to take solace in my riding partner. I read somewhere that export B44Rs, which presumably yours is, in 67 were badged as Shooting Stars not Victor Roadsters.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/09 12:48 am

Another one lives, today was the big day! My Hornet replica, started with A65H crankcases off ebay. Rides good, but today I needed heated grips. Thanks to numerous good ebay sellers, jmatch, Baxter Cycles, and Domiracer.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/09 1:15 am

great job, Win...i got those same white sidecovers but forgot the name of the company..
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/09 3:56 am

A good one Win. I like that Horent rear fender. Where the heck did you find it?
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/09 4:22 am

Those new sidecovers are from Michigan, seems like his ebay handle is spiderbear.......something like that. I've bought a couple sets.

Gary: It isn't a Hornet fender. Its a Lightning repo fender I chopped off up front. This fender is kind of a sore point with me.......goes back a few years and involves my first and only dealings with a certain notorious ebay seller in Chicago. In fact, it represents the only time I've ever really been screwed in 300 ebay deals. I was pissed and threw the fender up in the attic for a few years.

The fender was twisted, and the radius isn't right or something. Didn't really notice till I was mounting it, and didn't feel like pulling fender off another bike to compare. Look at my pic again: the very rearmost point of fender should be closer to tire. If you saw bike in person, you'd notice right away. Something to work on another day.

The sidecovers will be painted that orange color we discussed- to match an NOS, (but damaged) orange tank I scored.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/09 4:25 am

Win, I remember you telling me about that fender fiasco. But it looks good from here. Your bike looks like a Hornet to me.

Hornet fenders stick out the back more than the others anyway. My east coast Hornet fender sticks out 6.125" from the NOS 4.00x18 K70, whereas the '68 Firebird rear fender sticks out 4.125" from a slighly used K70.

Did you move the bolt hole doublers underneath or do without them? I am going to make a Hornet fender from a standard one by sectioning it forward of the rear support.

Oops, I think I hijacked the subject of this thread. I'll quit.
Posted By: FinBSA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/09 5:42 pm


This is my almost original `69 Lightning 650.
Posted By: TBolt72

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/09 10:13 pm

My 67 A50 Royal Star, revived after a 35 year sleep.

Posted By: bsatom

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/06/09 9:15 am

My 1964 A50 Star with Cyclone top end...


Cheers
Tom in Norway
Posted By: expresidente

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/15/09 7:43 pm


Hello Rocker!
Hello everybody
Its my first steps at britbike.com.I have already started to send some pics of my homemade special A10, witch i called "Dark Star".It has got the look of a bike from the 30ts but got good performance with a Super Rocket motor from 196. And its got good brakes, because its not a show-bike. Its a GO-bike!
You can find some more pics under A10-Dark Star.
Thanks for this forum. Its the best i have found so far!
Greets
Dieter from Hamburg
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/16/09 6:07 pm



Hi, this is my 1964 A65 star, it's a lovely ride.
Hans
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/09 4:11 pm

Hans,
Nice BSA, my favorite style is the early Star series.
Richard
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/09 3:08 pm

Richard,thanks,I agree with you.
She has that opulent tinware which was the lifestyle of the early sixties.I am a great fan of that era.
Hans
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/09 4:32 pm

1964 BSA Lightning Rocket:
Frame: A50B2117
Engine: A65D 1275
Despatched to BSA New Jersey June 18th 1964
First year of the Lightning Range. BSA used metal side covers which they replaced with glass fiber either late 1964 or for 1965 Range.
Subtle features: Stadium Mirror, NOS Amal grips
Before and after photos
Richard Phillips



Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/09 4:53 pm

Looking good! Great before and after comparison.
Posted By: Happy Hans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/09 5:36 pm

Realy nice Richard, high standard renovation. Congrats.
Prost Hans.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/09 5:37 am

This is BSA # 2 for me. (running) The good fortune I had in finding this bike makes up for the exorbitant amount of money I have in the red Lightning that I am usually seen on. Got the lead from Tom and it may have turn out better then I had even hoped for. After my next visit to the UK, it will take another transformation. I dont know if I will ever completely restore this spitfire, as it is missing nearly everything that makes it so but it is a matching # bike.
Posted By: davehutch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/23/09 7:14 pm

My 1960 B40

Posted By: RickyTheRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/09 9:13 pm

http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik...p=inline&zw

Heres a pic of mine. Couldnt figire out how to post it on here
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/09 10:11 pm

Try this. Your link wants us to sign in etc... Much to complicated.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660#Post169660
Posted By: RickyTheRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/09 10:36 pm



Hopefully these will work
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/09 10:39 pm

nope
Posted By: RickyTheRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/26/09 10:43 pm

Fixed it
Posted By: Beezacus Jr.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/13/09 7:33 pm



My 1971 B50T

A leaky rat, but still going. Bought it from my dad's friend, who ran it in the dirt for many years. Hope to make a bit more street friendly (bigger tank, turn signals).
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/14/09 3:27 pm

Here are some of the latest images of my '67 HORNET EAST COAST Model.





Thanks a ton to Nick Cedar for his excellent photography. He knows his stuff.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/16/09 5:28 am

Yo Gary: The only possible way that bike could look any better is if had a few gas and oil stains on it, maybe a spot of mud on the tires.
Posted By: nisse

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/16/09 8:59 am

Here you have the Firebird 71 from Sweden
out for the first time this year and just hosed off so the tinkering with everything is just starting (paint,polish and so on)
and before the originalfreaks rise their voices
I know it´s not original,
but it will be and I don´t want a museum objekt I want a bike I can use everyday if I want and thats what i have,

after 5 years it is still running strong(a little low oilpressure when warm but ok this summer)

the biggest problem has been the generator (shorted out)

so this winter it´s roller conversion and right colours on the scheme and new rim rear and new spokes front

PS the blue and white is a joke from the Painter it´s the local footballteams colours


Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/17/09 4:45 am

Ok Win,
You caught me. They are there, but on the left side. That is why the pictures are both of the right side of the bike. LOL
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/18/09 3:58 pm

I think the valve stem caps are incorrect. They should me nickel not plastic..
Richard.

Regardless it is the best Hornet on planet earth.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/09 3:59 am

All right you guys. Put your magnifying glasses away.

All of the pictures in the factory catalogs show black plastic caps, or, ok, black painted nickel caps. I'll try to do better on the West Coast Hornet. I can't sneak anything by on this thread.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/09 3:31 pm

Gary
I don't disagree and this could be great news because we/a few of us who disagree with a group of judges for Bater International who claim the correct valve stem caps are the nickel type with the slotted tool to remove the valve.
This slotted tool is covered with a small plastic cap. The nickel caps with tool are not hard to find, but plastic covers are very difficult to find.
Bikes have won and lost because of this minutia.
I am starting a campaign to overturn this criteria and will be submitting photos to verify my disagreement.
Richard
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/19/09 11:02 pm

Richard,
If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.
Posted By: Vetterdog

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/07/09 2:46 am

Here is the "before" picture. It is a 67 A65 and is currently a rolling chassis, but I think Im chopping off the rear and making a very classic hardtail out of it. It'll look like it's from the 40s; pedestrian slicer, leather fork gaitors, Lycette seat, black powdercoated rims, etc. Will post when complete, maybe by August. I will be selling off stuff I don't need; swingarm, seat, grab rail, shocks, more. Will post a list when I figure it out.
Posted By: TheInvisibleCity

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/09 7:58 pm

Yes the BSA is behind the new Triumph please go easy. '69 A65T

Posted By: Semper Gumby

Latest Addition... - 05/12/09 1:59 am

1963 Star Twin - Original Paint and accesories..almost runner that needs a new primary side bearing.



Can't work on it until I sell something though.
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/19/09 10:17 am

Interesting set of tank badges on that bike.
From what I have been able to find out they should be the same colour as the tank so the while badges should have been on the ivory bikes and yours should have been red.
Just in case you do not know, white ( and light blue) ones are very rare as the new owners of the tooling ( and production rights) will only make them in 3 colours and steadfastly refuse to sell them unpainted so that we can paint them the correct colours ( if you believe these is such a thing)
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/19/09 11:42 am

Nice find SG.

Trevor: Are these to red?

[click]
Posted By: SERGE A65

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/19/09 6:55 pm

The tank badges of this Star Twin are strictly those of the original. I have the same model of BSA and I look identical badges for years. Hope gives life. In my view, whe have here the most beautiful A65.

Posted By: royalenfieldxxx

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/20/09 2:32 am

Here are some shots of my '71 Tbolt. No, it is not even close to original but I like the way it looks.




Brian
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/20/09 4:53 pm

Hi Trevor,

I will look into it. I'm the third owner of this bike and it looks to not having been mucked with.

Thanks Ger. It is way cool. I can't wait to get into the bottom end. It came with a set of driving lights as well and I have a blown up copy of the original Instruction Manual! The front brake must be glazed over as it is the worst brake I have ever used...

TTFN,
Posted By: hacksaw

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/20/09 7:18 pm

Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/22/09 1:00 pm

Nice bobber Hacksaw. I have always lusted for such as this. But now unless it falls into my lap I'm afraid it will never happen....
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Latest Addition... - 05/26/09 11:11 pm

Semper,

BSA used to paint the tank badges to match the tank colour so the white bikes had while badges, the blue ones had a light blue one, red ones were red and black ones were black. Some had gold logos and some had silver.
They also used different colour badges to identify different variants. B31 and B33 got different colour variations as did Gold Flashes & Rockets so there was no absolute consistency.
It is the sort of thing you can do when you own the company that makes the badges.
Other problems came at the dealer lever where badges were swapped around to please the customer or to make last years old stock look a little different.
AFAIK the white badges were only ever used for one year and were never available as a spare part all bikes 59 to 65 have the same part number 40-8014 but the catalogues for these years show 6 different colour combinations and there is no suffix listed that would match the colours if they were ordered as a 8014/?????? to specify the colour required. 1966 seems to have a different number ( all models ) as dose 1967 all models.
Just one of these silly things that keeps me amused and allows me to really annoy the nut & bolt nazis at concourses.
Posted By: barracuda67

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/09 12:48 pm

G-day from OZ ive been looking for a bsa for ages i only have a 250cc lic and i did really want to up grade it because the last thing i rode was a 1960 li series 2 Lambretta so i finally found a BSA C25 Barracuda 1967 but their is very little imforation on this great little bike i purchased it for $4,000 ozzie dollars and its in pritty good nick it does need licencing but thats about it so if anyone has any inforation that could help or links i would be very gratefull...........sorry about the spelling...Cheers Phil sorry how the hell do u post a pic
Posted By: snowbeard

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/01/09 7:03 pm

barracuda, I like the look of that tank, do you know if it is an original? got any pics from other angles?

sorry I haven't any info to offer wink
Posted By: BSA_WM20

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/02/09 12:56 am

Nice looking bike.
WA has a vintage ( limited use registration scheme ) but you will have to be in one of the local clubs to access it.
In Perth there is a Harley & BSA club, a Vintage Club and I think a Classic Club as well.
Albany has a Vintage Club and that is about the limit of my knowledge of the WA scene.
You could try <http://www.vmccwa.com/>
Or go to the home page and search beeezabill who is one of the list members from WA currently he is posting to the " A 10 rocker box thread".
go there, and click onto his name, that will bring up his contact details
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/02/09 10:46 pm

Hi barracuda67,

All BSA unit- singles are basically similar. You can still find new or used manuals, like the "Haynes BSA Singles". It covers all models from 1958 until 1972.

Good luck
Posted By: beezagrot

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/09 10:45 am

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Posted By: barracuda67

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/09 11:25 am

Originally Posted By: snowbeard
barracuda, I like the look of that tank, do you know if it is an original? got any pics from other angles?

sorry I haven't any info to offer wink
YER mate it is the original tank its a fibre glass tank if u send me ur email address i'll send more pics
Posted By: barracuda67

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/09 11:28 am

Originally Posted By: Peter-L
Hi barracuda67,

All BSA unit- singles are basically similar. You can still find new or used manuals, like the "Haynes BSA Singles". It covers all models from 1958 until 1972.

Good luck
Thanks Peter ive just picked up the RUPERT RATIO BOOK OF 250CC
Posted By: Doug Barisone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/09 4:12 pm

Here's my '68 441 Shooting Star. I picked it up a few months ago and have been restoring it to original condition. The previous owner was converting it to an off-road bike.

Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/09 4:54 pm

Stunning machine you got there, Doug laugh

Peter
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/30/09 2:08 am

Here goes uploading a pic of my 71 Lightning again !! I think she's a beauty !!

Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/30/09 2:26 pm

Did you not post this bike earlier? About a year ago? Or is it my Alzheimer?
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/30/09 9:05 pm

Yes Ger you are correct, but as you discussed with me some time ago, the picture disappeared (problem with photobucket)? Therefore i've re-downloaded it for your viewing pleasure...
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/09 4:19 am

Here is my newest, just got home with it. B33.........apparently no one alive today has ever heard it run. I'm gonna have to hit the books on this one.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/09 7:30 am

Quote:
but as you discussed with me some time ago


Sorry, I forgot. Must be my... , what are we talkin'bout again? crazy
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/09 4:23 pm

LOL!!! No probs Ger.. Heres to some more of this sunny weather we are having.. Happy Biking..
Posted By: Cariboo_kid

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/09 5:01 pm

It's not mine but I saw it at a gas station in the small town of Hope BC on the way home from Vancouver last month. The owner has several more BSAs at home, apparently one of them is a 500 Goldstar competition model.












Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/09 5:34 pm

This is one the rivit counters can break their teeth on.
A beauty down to the details.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/05/09 11:49 pm

Love the hand painted striping - is that a B33? 350cc model? The front fender forks look like something off a later bike(???)

wow! Someday....
Posted By: Scottydigital

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/23/09 2:23 am

Here is my bike in progress.



the final will look close to this.
Posted By: Andy Lorenz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/01/09 10:59 am

My friends A65 Lighting Clubman, a genuine one, the numbers are correct.
He does't want to restore it, just ride.


And here is mine
Watsonian Oxford sidecar
Kawasaki GPz550 forks & front wheel, z400j rear wheel
750 cc and belt prinary drive.. Wheeeeeee


Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/05/09 12:51 am



trying out new digital camera...bike now has 900 miles and running smoother all the time..knock on wood
Posted By: bruisa15

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/26/09 11:19 am

hello guys i'm new here my name is john from oz have been riding for a long time I've only had my '67 spitty for about 2 years while the first year was spent restoring it as it was a basket case when i got it. I've put nearly 1200 miles on it already and is a great bike




Posted By: richard p

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/30/09 4:35 pm

OK.... since I have been photo challenged lately.... I thought I might repost and see if the pictures actually stay here on the forum. So I am trying it.... yet again!!!!!

So here are some shots of my 1965 A65. I did everything myself except for boring the cylinders and balancing the crank, spoking in the front rim and the pin striping. The paint is rattle can..... .





Posted By: rockitdoc

1960 DBD34...Almost - 08/31/09 9:31 pm

Getting there, steady by jerks.

Now, if I could just get confirmation on what color this thing was? Dark Royal Blue or Silver with red stripe?
Posted By: Per B

Re: 1960 DBD34...Almost - 09/06/09 2:59 pm

Rickard P
very nice bike, I am more of a caferacer gay myself but I can apreaciate the works put into a bike like yours, by the way what sort of paint did you use on the exsaust headers?

I am about to paint a set for my new project and everything I have used so far is crap, last for only a month ore so befor its start rusting.
Posted By: Tony Cornett_dup1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/09 9:35 pm

Richard your bike is very clean. I really like its look. TC
Posted By: richard p

Re: 1960 DBD34...Almost - 09/07/09 9:55 pm

Originally Posted By: Per B
Rickard P
very nice bike, I am more of a caferacer gay myself but I can apreaciate the works put into a bike like yours, by the way what sort of paint did you use on the exsaust headers?

I am about to paint a set for my new project and everything I have used so far is crap, last for only a month ore so befor its start rusting.


The paint I used was "Dupli-Color" High Temp. I did not read the instructions and painted the pipes. But it says to apply thin coats and then it will cure when the pipes are heated up from use. I unfortunately got a lot of paint on my pants on the first ride.... The paint has held up...OK.... but the white is not as white as you see in the photos. Right where the pipe comes into the head itself, I had some paint flake off. It might be my prep work wasn't so good there. The other pipe better. Any grease or oil that gets on the white seems to get baked on.... it may need to be cleaned with scotch brite to make the white whiter!!!!

I think what I will do this winter is to re paint the pipes.... and bake them in an oven. (before ever going on the bike) The original pipes were chrome plated.... but I am not having a rust problem. Also.... consider that I am still in the break in period on this bike.... I like the white.... but I think it may be an ongoing maintenance thing.

Thanks for your comments.
Posted By: richard p

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/07/09 9:56 pm

Originally Posted By: Tony Cornett_dup1
Richard your bike is very clean. I really like its look. TC



Thank you Tony.

I appreciate that!
Posted By: Doug Barisone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/09 4:00 am

Here are a few pics of my '68 Shooting Star - Before and After.






Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/09 7:16 am

Which is before and which is after?

Good job, Doug. I like it.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/09 8:52 am

Hey Doug, seems you were lucky to find a complete bike.
You did turn it into a stunningly beautiful machine too ! clap

Peter
Posted By: Doug Barisone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/09 7:06 pm

Yeah, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon it. And it was all there.
Posted By: Spitfire Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/09/09 2:01 am

Found this Spiter this summer, had to have. Now I'm in trouble.



Took Best Classic 2 wks ago at local Event...SCHWEEEEET!
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/09/09 6:29 am

For the last picture you should have chosen a better background. grin

Fantastic bike though, Mike.
Congeratulations.
Posted By: Spitfire Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/11/09 7:45 pm

My bike was taking a wizz!!!!!!
Posted By: Nick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/15/09 11:38 pm

Two Classics:
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/09 12:32 am

Nice Classics indeed !
Not 2 though, the Beech 18 in the back is a true classic as well wink
Not sure about the red aeroplane... Stinson maybe ?

Bike looks great - certainly in good company !

Peter
Posted By: Nick

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/09 1:30 am

&#65297;&#65305;&#65298;&#65305; Bellanca, first airplane owned by Hawaiian Airlines, discovered in dilapidated condition in Washington State, restored there and shipped to Hawaii last month. A select group of Hawaiian Airlines pilots will be flying it. Has been re-powered with the same P&W 985 as the Beech 18 cargo ship in the background. We fly the 18 regularly to ship cargo to the outer islands.

Cheers!
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/09 8:08 am

Thanks for the info, Nick.
Lovely machines - all 3 of them !

Peter
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/09 7:54 am

Eleven cylinders in one picture (if I counted correctly).
How many HP is that radial engine?
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/09 8:58 am

450 hp ( if I am not mistaken ), Ger.
A lot of pullin' power indeed grin

Peter
Posted By: Zapmaster Flash

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/09 1:17 am

My lil Beeza, unrestored riding project.




Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/09 9:17 pm

This is to provide a little inspiration to Ger while he rebuilds his T-bolt. Tomorrow 2009 11 07 Saturday I'm leading a ride of BMW's on a club IBA Saddlesore 1000 attempt. The weather is perfect (no rain) with temps that should range from 6'C to 20'C.

The route goes from Atlanta to Columbus GA to Montegomery AL to Mobile AL to Jacksonville FL to Savannah GA and ends in High Falls State Park GA.

The 1971 Thunderbolt is packed and ready to go. So here is a "thank you" for putting up wih all my dumb questions.

TTFN,
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/09 9:25 pm

good luck!! have fun!!
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/09 9:26 pm

You are rubbing it in you ... you... I better stop or I will be banned for life.

But a big thumbs up for the BSA leading the Beemers. bigt

Have a safe trip SG.

PS: I like the small pillow you strapped on your seat. I've been thinking about ordering my wife to make me one but on second thoughts I think I'll ask her... grin
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/09 11:47 pm

The pillow is a self-inflating deer stand cushion from BassPro shop. It's about $10 dollars. I think you can order one online. Let me know if you can't get one.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/07/09 10:49 am

I think we have them here for people with a split ring...
Posted By: Dennis B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/08/09 11:55 am

Thanks to GG, I finaly have a respectable tank for both the street Victor
AND the dirt Victor,and although I have never been a fan of the
'It only comes in Yellow' thing, I do like that almost original look.
Cheers
Dennis B




Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/09 12:57 am

Nice bikes Dennis B > Where do you ride it off road? Might make the hornet off road like it supposed to be.
Posted By: Dennis B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/09 10:48 am

Hi Wade,
not many places around here, other than the back yard.
Best place I know of is in Ohio!
I have tried BGE power line property,
but they don't like that very much. And will
call the cops.
If anyone knows of a spot for off-road riding
anywhere near the Washington- Baltimore metro area
I'd love to hear about it.
Cheers
Dennis B
Posted By: Zook

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/16/09 3:13 am

My 1968 A65 Thunderbolt:


Posted By: busy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/16/09 5:58 am

heres something I,ve just started
spitfire hornet (matching numbers)
tanks not correct and its been roaded sometime along the way


Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/17/09 8:52 am

Jamie,

If you haven't already, also post the pics and info on the Hornet thread.
Posted By: Bob S

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/09 3:51 pm

This is my 70 bsa thunderbolt

this a little better quality pic.
Posted By: Drew

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/09 11:40 pm

This is my 1967 HORNET as found and now
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/21/09 10:03 pm

Well guys, here's the infernal SS90. Pretty much done except for front mudguard stays and that sticky exhaust valve:
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/09 11:31 am

Alex,

Looking good, get a fender on it, so I have a ride in December...might just head down for the mid month b'day party, since so many of us have a b'day mid December..... shocked
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/09 12:50 pm

Looking very good, Alex !

More pics please wink

Peter
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/09 3:00 pm

Originally Posted By: Rich B
Alex,

Looking good, get a fender on it, so I have a ride in December...might just head down for the mid month b'day party, since so many of us have a b'day mid December..... shocked


Rich , is there actually a get together B'day party in December? Mine is the 19th - that is pretty close to mid December. So close to Christmas - I probably couldnt break away anyway, but maybe that is exactly the reason to breakaway
Posted By: Gordon Gray

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/09 3:05 pm

Originally Posted By: Alex
Well guys, here's the infernal SS90. Pretty much done except for front mudguard stays and that sticky exhaust valve:


Well I can say that this photo really doesn't do the bike justice, it looks a lot better in person. Very nice and not overly tarted up.

Sweet Alex...very sweet.....GG in another part of NC
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/09 2:10 pm

Wade,

Chad, Pat, and probably one or two others from NC all have mid December b'days. I have been threatening to lower property values by visiting the boys from NC, figure this might be a good excuse. Besides, I need to schedule/burn another vacation day......18th looks like a good travel day for me....
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/09 7:47 pm

Hummmmm That sounds interesting ..... Mine is the 19th and all. Whats the plan? Drunken Debauchery - pin the tail on the jackass? Anti women stuff or will there be better halves present? Mine may not like me disappearing on my birthday alone. smirk
Posted By: SydSinner

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/09 3:17 am



Hey guys, new here. Thought I'd post up a pic of my 71 Thunderbolt as it is today. The bloke I bought it off had it painted this hideous colour but I'll fix that later, for now it's running and ready for rego once I clean up the clutch plates. Had too much oil in it so their slippin pretty bad, but should be fixable.

Cheers folks,
S.S.
Posted By: -BW-

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/02/09 3:13 am



shes a sad and sorry thing..
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/04/09 1:25 am

Yeah BW - but you can smell the potential!

I vote fix it up!
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/04/09 2:08 pm

mine looked worse than that......go for it
Posted By: Brian Greenall

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/08/09 8:27 pm



I took this photo a few years ago but have just now started to rebuild it. Not as bad as it looks. Caught fire with about 6k on it and was parked for 30 years.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/09/09 4:26 am

Fantastic Brian! Cant believe the fiberglass did not melt or something??? Spitfire??? Hornet? Cant tell.
Posted By: Brian Greenall

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/09/09 8:44 pm

The tank was a hairy mess. 1966 Spitfire serial numbers. Has some nice things like Dunlop alloy rims, the 190mm brake, and left and right hand monoblocs. (mounted with the float bowls on the inside?)
Posted By: Matt smith

Barn find: 1971 BSA thunderbolt - 12/10/09 4:11 pm

Just picked this up last week. It hasn't seen the road since 1978. It kicks over, no spark (ordered a new wiring harness as it looks like mice made this bike their home for a bit, with their primary food scource being wire). The main problem is when I kick it over, compression is leaking out of the top front nut on the rocker cover. Any thoughts? More to come very soon.
http://m.flickr.com/photos/90148252@N00/4172790235/
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Barn find: 1971 BSA thunderbolt - 12/10/09 4:51 pm

http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/90148252@N00/

Photos of OIF Thunderbolt
Posted By: Matt smith

Re: Barn find: 1971 BSA thunderbolt - 12/10/09 5:48 pm

Thanks for posting that link. I'm on my iPhone so it's difficult to post stuff.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/12/09 4:28 pm

Good luck Brian. Looks fairly complete. Go for it!
Posted By: David Huybens

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/12/09 11:49 pm

Hi all,

This is my '56 Super Meteor

Posted By: Robert Dentico

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/23/09 2:07 am


My BSA Winter Project...



'67 BSA C25 250 Single for the Moto-Giro... I actually have two so whichever one proves to be the best runner Wins...





Shouldn't take too much to get it into Rally form, it is all there give or take...




Progress as it happens...

Best,
Rob
Posted By: 4Nines

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/23/09 2:34 am

Here's my 1950 BSA B33:









Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/10 3:05 am

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/4124804842_40bcafff5b_b.jpg
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/10 5:32 am

darbone,
I posted the actual pic, so we could all see it.
Tell us something about it.

Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/10 3:26 pm

Thanks for that. I'm not good at computer stuff.

It's a 1955/1956 CB34 GS I acquired after years of pestering it's former owner. It had been sitting in his shop for many years awaiting attention. It already had a lot of work done to it by Jim Nichols, the shop machinist. The top end is newly redone and the front brake is a hybrid Suzuki/Yamaha piece that Jim made up. It had a Dellorto SS35 carb that I've since replaced with a newly rebuilt 389 monobloc. It has nice Akront aluminum rims with stainless spokes and new Avon tires. The frame had been powdercoated. I have it all wired up, timed and ready to fire but I'm away for the winter and won't be back to it until March. I still need to save and buy a speedometer and a front fender.

There are more pictures of details of the bike in my album at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/darbone85737/sets/72157621948036602/
Posted By: BIGOLDSTAR

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/10 6:32 pm





An a65 i put together for the mrs and my gold star
Posted By: Gordon Gray

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/10 7:49 pm

Originally Posted By: BIGOLDSTAR




An a65 i put together for the mrs and my gold star


SWEET!!!!!!! Love what you did to the A65. Wouldn't mind some more pictures of both of them!!

Gordon in NC
Posted By: BIGOLDSTAR

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/06/10 9:00 pm

Here is some more then






Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 1:23 am

Would appreciate some advice as to how to post pictures.
Thanks
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 2:31 am

Wayne,

Hit on this link below and it should bring up a thread that gives all the directions for posting an image. It may look overwhelming at first, but it is easy once you get the hang of it. An account (no cost) at the photobucket website is neccessary.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660#Post169660
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 2:41 am

Thanks Gary. I will give it a shot
Wayne
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 4:45 am


My 1948 BSA A7 with BSA 22/47 sidecar.
Hope this works
Wayne Dowler
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 4:43 am

Wayne, It worked. Great. Nice ride you have there. I know a few BSA guys in Vancouver.
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 5:04 am

Thanks Gary
I am just trying to figure out how I did it so I can post more pictures.
Wayne
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 5:30 am



More pictures of my 1948 A7 with BSA model 22/47 sidecar. The one picture is of my Grandson who thinks that this is his bike.
Wayne
Posted By: jeff george

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 2:27 pm

my 1965 beezer only chrome is the tanks and head light every thing else is stainless
Posted By: a10rider2

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/07/10 11:23 pm

very nice wayne
john
Posted By: SydSinner

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 3:05 am

Nice Jeff. Very nice.
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:25 am


This is my 1971 B25T set up for off road use. I have recently converted it to road use.
Wayne
I hope this picture stays on the board instead of disappearing like the one I posted last night.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:42 am

Wayne, your other post with the disappearing pic can be deleted by you if you want to since you posted another message with the new photo.
Posted By: Wayne Dowler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 6:23 am

Thanks Gary. Done
Wayne
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 8:27 am

Some nice machines posted recently ! smile

Wayne, your bikes look immaculate. Love the colour of that B25.

@SydSinner : I hope the previous owner of that yellow “thing" didn' t do that to other classics too ? shocked

peter
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 3:59 pm

Help

I want to post a picture from photobucket. Every time I do it I just get the HTML code instead of a direct image.

Thanks,
Richard
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:06 pm

<a href="http://s419.photobucket.com/albums/pp279/RCPhillips/?action=view&current=DSCF1256.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp279/RCPhillips/DSCF1256.jpg" border="0" alt="1966 BSA Thunderbolt"></a>
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:07 pm

Yikes,
Not sure what to do
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:09 pm



1966 BSA Thunderbolt

Richard Phiillips
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:21 pm

Richard,
After you have loaded and labeled an image in photobucket, there are 4 choices to hit on in the 'share' box. Hit on the last one of the which is 'image code'. It should turn blue.

Then go to your edit choice at the top of your screen and hit on 'copy'.

Bring up the Britbike thread and hit on where you want it in your message, and move up to 'paste' at the top of your screen and hit in it. It should put the 'image code' in the message.

Hit on 'preview reply' below your intended message to see it worked.

When I post images I have both Britbike and Photobucket open so as to make all the steps more convenient and go faster.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:21 pm

It worked.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/10 5:34 pm

Hehe, worked indeed !
Great looking bike BTW.

Not sure if it' s any more simple than using Photobucket or any other image hosting service, but there' s others like http://www.tinypic.com/ as well.

Best of course, is when you have personal webspace ( most internet providers even give you some space for free ), or some webspace you hire. Over the past years, prices have dropped tremendously, so maybe worth having a look around...

Peter
Posted By: Bodger

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/10 6:53 am

Hey Richard, I backwards engineered your 'a href' attempt to your photobucket file ( you can make it so one needs a password I think :>), no harm, no foul) but, is this your A-10?

What a beauty!!!

Did I see that at that excellent bike show you all had there recently?

Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/10 3:26 pm

Hi Bodger,

I am amazed you can do that, guess I should get a pass word.
Yes this was at the Avala Show, belongs to a friend Jan Riefenberg. I did some clean up for him.

1962 Rocket Goldstar.

Richard

I get down to SB once a month. Where are you located. Send me a privite email. Richard
Posted By: Andy Lorenz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/10/10 9:12 pm

Modified A65 Rocket
Kawasaki GPz Forks & Wheels
Large Watsonian Oxford sidecar

http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af327/a65rocket/NellandOxford-RH.jpg?t=1263157802
Posted By: Andy Lorenz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/10/10 9:13 pm

Posted By: Andy Lorenz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/10/10 9:16 pm

My friends A65 Lightning Clubman
Alloy sidepanels and Barleycorn rear-sets

It now has the original single seat and clip-on's
Also the engine in in my workshop - BSA Bang time again

Posted By: Ron Peck

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/24/10 4:44 pm

I have posted the Spitfire elsewhere on this list but I had to do it again. I've added a bobber project I just completed for a customer, it was a 1967 A65.



















Posted By: David Huybens

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/10 4:40 am

This is a picture of my recently acquired BSA golden flash.

Cheers.

[img]http://s360.photobucket.com/albums/oo50/aussieenfields/[/img]
Posted By: Ola

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/10 4:33 pm

Torgeir's A65 Winter Extreme

http://www.fotoknudsen.no/archive223/180...3b4f0f8d.jpg?50

http://www.fotoknudsen.no/archive223/180...b954d82a7.jpg?1

http://www.fotoknudsen.no/archive223/180...834e83b7.jpg?14

http://www.fotoknudsen.no/archive223/180...a3439386.jpg?11
Posted By: Andy Lorenz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/10 7:38 pm

I got it, a winter sidecar.
Posted By: choppadude

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/10 11:00 pm

Here is my favorite. If I remember correctly this bike was posted rigt hereon the board as BSA parts. After several emails,inquiries and pics it ended up being pretty much a complete bike and other than some heavy patina, was pretty much stock.
And the nice thing is I paid $300 for it. Now before I get beat up like the last guy who got a great deal on a BSA, I am not selling LOL! Well maybe for that 2K I seen offered! LOL!

Posted By: CAB

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/04/10 6:17 pm

Hello choppadude
I don't suppose you would be interested in helping to answer some questions regarding valenced rear mudguards on the following post?
http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=292858#Post292858
Your bike looks very original and complete and some information regarding spacers and reinforcing straps would be much appreciated by myself and Jim.
Thanks.
CAB
Posted By: BSAFred

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/08/10 12:33 pm

Here's my new loved one, A 1965 A65 Star

Just picked up

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Posted By: norbsa48503

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/08/10 1:14 pm

With the full nacelle and the A10 fender it speaks of the year before 63-64 and the side cover well you need some parts but nice find even if it is earlier BSA.
The U.S. A-65’s from 64-65 ran a deep headlight with the speedometer but on fork ears and the fender is much narrower up front. Stars did not have the chrome just a plain red paint plain Jane. Not saying change it, looks good, just saying doesn’t seem to be a 65 by U.S. standard.
The side covers can be found, they cover the carburetor because they front mount on the intake manifold stud (longer than normal) using a rubber-plastic type bushing.
I have a 1965 Star and it has been hard to find the correct front fender, headlight shell and fully enclosed chain guard.
Your bike seems far upgraded in many ways from the Star. More like our Thunderbolt U.S. model of those years. Nice bike.
Posted By: BSAFred

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/08/10 2:06 pm

The sidecovers are not original (hobbybob) made..
I.ve got the original's one bolt metal covers aswell.
for as far i could find some info its a "early" unit twin.
The fenders are also not original..,but the i like the old chrome style, so i will let them stay on it smile i will make him look like its just put off the streets in 1965.
Im also NOT planning to make him as new..i like the old used style, metal is in good condition no rust smile
The tank is also repainted(hobbybob style frown ) underneath it was a metallic red paint (candyapple?).
Can somebody tell me where to find the original collor numbers for this model?.
Its also a non US model.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/10 9:13 am

Here is one of this winter's projects. Kinda ugly, but light and quick and made completely of neglected pieces I've dragged home:
Posted By: morton750

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/10 1:27 pm

That isn't ugly - I've seen far uglier with far more money put into them. I like it!
Posted By: davehutch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/10 2:36 pm

My 1960 BSA B40

Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/10 3:25 pm

Wow, an early production machine ! Looks nice, but an image in the open - showing more of its side - would be even better ... wink

Peter
Posted By: davehutch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/10 3:43 pm




Hows that ? smile
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/10 4:03 pm

Thanks, Dave. bigt

Looks pretty original to me. Even the seatcover ??

Peter
Posted By: Peter Quigley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/11/10 12:57 pm

1972 Thunderbolt.
Bike is original except for the paint color, sportster front fender, emgo mufflers and Commando home market handlebars.
Decent Cycles went through it and upgraded the electrical system. In particular installed a sub harness with 3 relays that has the electrics working very well.
Put alot of miles on it at Bike Week. It ran perfectly and was surprisingly fast.



Posted By: crash1292

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/15/10 5:00 pm

my 66 20 year project from hell,tank is now at the chrome shop
Posted By: Mike, in Idaho

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/10 11:05 pm

How about a 1958 A-10 Super Rocket? Original owner, original paint, original period accessories bought the day of purchase.
I'm going to try for some better pictures later.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/01/10 4:30 am

Whats the other bike on the truck Mike-in Idaho? I like that rear fender... I think I have one like that and would love to see how yours is mounted...
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/10 9:15 pm

My latest acquisition 1951 ZB GS with a BB top end.


The devil is in the details
Posted By: Keith of Columbus

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/10 2:04 am

Nice bike, Wade!
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/10 4:49 pm

[img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/darbone85737/4545546281/in/set-72157623916574544/[/img]
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/10 5:42 pm

Very sharp looking Goldie,you did an excellent job on that bike, the frontbrake mod looks good too, what bike did this brake come from ? just curious...
beerchug
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/24/10 3:04 am

It's from a Suzuki. Required quite a bit of fabrication

I read the Post a Photo tutorial but still can't figure out how to get a picture on here frown
Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/25/10 4:06 am



1967 Thunderbolt
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/25/10 7:53 am



You can not have been too far off the mark Darbone.

I think you had the web page URL and not that of the image itself.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/25/10 8:10 am

The bike is a piece of art.
There are 19 pics in Darbones Flickr album.
I like this one:



Kevin is correct about the URL, Darbone.
- In your Flickr album open the Picture you want to show us.
- Rightclick on the opened picture.
- In the roll menu click on PROPORTIES.
- In the pop up menu select the URL of that picture.

That's the URL which will show the picture.
In the menu above the Brit Bike window in which you type your message be sure to select the correct icon. You need the fourth from the left which is called "Enter an immage".
It is possible you used the second one from the left "Create a link to a web page".
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/26/10 5:48 am

Thanks guys- Appreciate the comments and the instructions for posting. I'll save them for when I'm done with my 1958 A10 Super Rocket. I'm loving the BSAs
Posted By: Adam M.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/10 2:05 am

My 70 Thundebolt with 65 Lightning bodywork and RGS colours smile

Posted By: Bob~NJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/10 3:24 am

Adam,

Thats very nice. Looks like a lightning(twin carb) head from here.

Cheers~Bob
Posted By: Zed

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/10 9:28 am

Sweet ride
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/10 7:48 pm

All right. Now that she's complete (if not completely sorted), here's the glamour shot for today.


'62 SS90
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/10 7:56 pm

Sweet looking ride Alex bigt
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/10 8:00 pm

oh alex are you going to pop down to Spencer this Saturday?
alan
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/10 8:09 pm

As I was telling Gordon, I've got some plans that day but I might be able to haul it out real early. Just not sure if 3 hours driving will be worth an hour or two to hang out...let me mull it over.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/10 8:34 pm

Looks immaculate, Alex ! clap

Peter
Posted By: rabidelf

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/10 4:25 am

Hello. Just bought this 1967 Thunderbolt. All I have done so far is put on new tires, got it tagged titled and inspected and rode it to work. P.O. had recently installed battery and rebuilt carb. Tags had expired in '96 so I guess it had not been on the road in 14 years. Gotta love that quick change rear wheel!
Posted By: BigBobW

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/14/10 11:03 pm

Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/26/10 1:12 am

67 Hornet with 68 Lightning tins

[img:left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/35883202@N07/4640726328/[/img]
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/26/10 7:03 am

Hey Jim,

Nice bike you got there !
To make sure your image shows up, you have to copy the image-url ( it should end in .jpg )

Peter
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/26/10 9:32 am

Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/27/10 2:41 am

Thanks Kevin for posting the image for jimt100
Posted By: busy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/10 2:37 am

heres what mine looks like at the moment with side covers off

ENGINE A65E.###
CHASSIS A50B.####
Posted By: rstar45

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/10 2:47 pm

OK My 71 A65L "interstate" model at the Old Bike Ride #8. Damn decal looks crooked at this angle blush

700 miles on the freshened engine and still tuning those OKO PWK carbs.



And the before shot

Posted By: hh

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/10 4:30 pm

rstar45: are those the fake pre-71 Triumph glass side covers you're running on that BSA? They look good.
Posted By: norbsa48503

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/10 4:35 pm

Rstar45, you need one of my fender drop brackets.

So the fender looks like it fits the bike.
Posted By: rstar45

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/10 4:17 am

hh I do believe that's what they are. Came to me with those on her.

norbsa It would look better. Have to think about it.
Posted By: kye

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/05/10 3:43 pm

this is my 1950 zb33 when i got it 4 months ago

and this is what im up to now

nearly there!
Posted By: kye

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/06/10 2:08 am

check this out
the bloke i work for has the first ever 1938 goldstar


Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/06/10 6:00 am

very nice, Kye. Here's mine:
Posted By: kye

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/06/10 8:01 am

hey leon thats cool
i want one of those 8"brakes they look heaps better
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your (almost) Bsa here - 06/13/10 2:22 pm

my 1958 A10 Super Rocket, under construction. Motor is rebuilt, magneto has since been installed and timed. Need to recharge the checkbook and buy front mudguard, braces, seat to finish.



Would anyone have a picture of a swingarm bike with solo seat and rear package rack ?
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/14/10 6:45 pm

Originally Posted By: kye
this is my 1950 zb33

nearly there!


SWEEEEEEET!!!!!!!! bigt
Posted By: David Huybens

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/17/10 4:09 am



Finally figured out how to do it! Always wanted one of these, my beast.
Posted By: 63SuperRocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/21/10 1:05 pm

my new 1963 Super Rocket. Complete and all original. My dream bike...


Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/21/10 2:11 pm

Interesting.
Your '63 Super Rocket has the teardrop badged 4 gallon tank. Mine had the round badge 2.5 gallon tank... I would have liked to've had the 4 gallon tank....

Ping me off line...
Rickman56@gmail.com
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/21/10 7:31 pm

Congrats on the A-10! Nice! I like the 4 gallon tank as well!!
Posted By: crash1292

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/10 1:28 pm

[img]http://[IMG]http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j301/crash1292/P1010013.jpg[/img][/img]
my 66
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/10 2:08 pm

CLEAN!
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/24/10 12:32 am

Thats a nice bike 69Royalstar . Congrats
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/05/10 6:38 am


49 b33 engine in a 53 goldstar chasis
Posted By: Ventura

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/23/10 12:21 pm

By way of a first post, thought I'd show off my new (to me) 1971 A65 Thunderbolt.
Its been in Ohio all its life until now, having just been brought back to UK.
4500 miles on the clock and 100% original, apart from the paint scheme I think?

All Ive had to do is fit new tyres, new battery and overhauled the carb.
Runs like a dream!!..........





Happy days!! laughing

V.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/10 5:02 pm

Ventura -- I like it! Good use of the slipper tank. Remember it had turn signals....

Is that a decal on the tank? Or a badge on top of a decal?

Good job!
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/10 5:30 pm

Welcome on board, Ventura.

Quote:
apart from the paint scheme I think


The '71 frames were grey (dove grey as it was called) for the better part of that model year.
I'm not sure about the tank.
But who cares.
On the black frame you do not see the oil stains and your bike look wonderfull.
But to complete it, add the turn signals SG mentions.
Posted By: Ventura

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/10 7:28 pm

Cheers for the positive comments Chaps!

Im really happy with my new addition.
The records show its a Sept '71 bike which went to the States in Jan '72, returning to UK in 2008.

Thanks for the advice on the turn signals too. Thats one thing (or 4!) which I wasnt sure about.
But I think you're right, it looks like they've been removed in the past.
The cabling and switchgear is there, as is the flasher unit etc.
Also the mounting lugs on the rear carrier seem to have been carefully ground off.

So thats my next job sorted then!! A set of Lucas indicators!

Oh, and its a metal badge on the tank SG.

Thanks again.


V.
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/10 7:36 pm

Originally Posted By: Ventura
Cheers for the positive comments Chaps!

Also the mounting lugs on the rear carrier seem to have been carefully ground off.

So thats my next job sorted then!! A set of Lucas indicators!

Oh, and its a metal badge on the tank SG.

Thanks again.


V.


Is that a stock rear luggage rack? Never seen one like it, it's a neat thing. I've cobbled an oversized "universal" rack onto mine because I couldn't find anything else to fit.

Lannis
Posted By: Ventura

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/10 7:52 pm

Originally Posted By: Lannis

Is that a stock rear luggage rack? Never seen one like it, it's a neat thing.


I think it is Lannis.

Its also the exact same rack thats on my friends Triumph T140V




V.
Posted By: Kim

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/01/10 1:50 pm


This one is so nice just for short and relaxing trips
( I need to solve the Mag problem)


Kim
------------
1937 BSA M23
1954 Triumph T110
1991 Triumph Buccaneer
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/01/10 6:38 pm

A work in progress





1968 BSA Lightning
2002 Triumph T100
2006 Triumph Tiger
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/02/10 12:44 am

Jeepers Kim and Jimt. Lovely bikes!!! I have always lusted for a preware single. I have found a Bluestar but the guy in question wants a small fortune for it. Has the original Lucas (?) gas Lamps for and aft. He even has a can of crystals to go with.

(sigh)
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/02/10 3:41 am

Ventura spoke about his latest bike..

Quote:
The records show its a Sept '71 bike which went to the States in Jan '72, returning to UK in 2008.


I would have thought it would conform more to a 1972 model in that case. To me I would be going by the dates, the black frame, seat pattern and fork sliders. I would not hesitate to be labelling it as a 72 bike.
I am sure others here will have thoughts.
Oh, the mufflers of course...

Looks nice. Well done.

Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/02/10 8:31 am

Just want to say hello to all Forum members. Its quite a while since I visited the forum, did a lot of great rides since then. Here a pic in the German Black Forest. The A10 is great for travelling, my favourite bike! Wish you all a great summer.



Uploaded with ImageShack.us
Posted By: DavidP

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/02/10 8:43 pm

Meet Zelda.
Just another mid-year 71 Lightning.
PO added the disc front end. I added the oil filter and Mikunis.
Thanks to all the board members who help me keep her alive.



Posted By: Peter Quigley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/03/10 2:46 pm

I like that paint. Picked up the 60's spitfire theme from my perch and improved on the stock look.
Posted By: Cheyenne

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/04/10 12:00 am

but it only cost $250 smile

So far everything has been savable except the back rim,,and oil tank..Motor is stone stock,,never been opened. I'm honing the jug now and fitting new rings. Taking lower end to someone who knows more than I ,,so it will have a good bill of health..Fork tubes should be in soon and front end will be done..next to an old Servi-car ,,this is the[quote][/quote] most I have gotten to do all myself, and im enjoying it,,hope to ride by Oct

Posted By: dave thomas

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/11/10 9:28 pm

My bikes...A `63/68 A65 and a `66 C15 Trialler



Click on them to make `em BIG
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/12/10 12:19 am

jimt100's Lightning was so nice I had to wait a few posts before I put up I shot of mine.
Lots of new goodies (see members projects) including a Tri-spark and she's running like a dream.

Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/10 5:54 pm

Hey everyone. I am new here. I have a BSA Star i am going to restore. I believe it is a 64 or 65 B40. Here are a couple pics

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/10 6:42 pm

tyler, welcome...looks like a good starting place......have fun!!
Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 2:05 am

^^ Thanks, I am hoping i will be able to get a little help on this forum, I have had a few 80's sports bike that i have fixed up but i am most excited abut this project. These bikes have so much style!
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 8:49 am

Hey Tyler, looks like a nice and nearly complete B40 you got there !
These unit singles can be very straightforward to restore, as parts are readily available.

Good luck! bigt

Peter
Posted By: jays375

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 11:52 am

Very nice find,looks like a good place to start.Have fun with it.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 8:18 pm

here's the 72 Thunderbolt i just finished putting back together for a client/friend//////it had to have a complete wiring harness as well as a general going over..runs great...
Posted By: VicCyclone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 9:02 pm

Good looking project with all the tinware. How did a bike with a UK registration plate end up in PA? I thought that all the old BSAs crossed the Atlantic in an Easterly direction. laughing
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/14/10 9:28 pm

Very nice Tyler. Is that a 65 B40? No distributor?
Do you have the sidepanel for the ignition switch/aircleaner surround?
Center stand is intact, side stand missing?
Good find.

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/15/10 3:10 am



1967 Thunderbolt
Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/15/10 4:11 am

Originally Posted By: D.Bachtel
Very nice Tyler. Is that a 65 B40? No distributor?
Do you have the sidepanel for the ignition switch/aircleaner surround?
Center stand is intact, side stand missing?
Good find.

Don in Nipomo


I was told it was a 65 B40. I do not have the side stand but the center stand is intact. No distributor it still has the points. In the pics a bunch of peices are missing but i have them all. The previous owner started taking the bike apart but marked and kept everything. I wish i knew its history and why it still ahve an english registraion on it. I am going to keep that as part of the bike. The only peice im missing and really want is the registration plate that goes on the front fender. if anyone knows where i can find on let me know.
Posted By: pr0j3ct333

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/10 4:18 am

1969 Thunderbolt. My first BSA. Just got it a week ago. Gots lots of plans for it.
Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/19/10 12:41 am

Thats a beautiful looking bike man
Posted By: pr0j3ct333

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/19/10 3:16 am

Thank you kind sir...Hopefully more beautiful in the coming weeks and months.
Posted By: likemlouder

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/21/10 11:01 pm

Originally Posted By: Fisherman


This is my '66 A65 'special' (seems the word bobber causes some consternation here sometimes)

I bought the engine and bare frame in late '05, and built the engine first, in my garage. It's stock w/ .020 over pistons, and a cast iron oil pump body from EV engineering. New bearings (Timing side main was at .003, so it went back in.)

The fork is a late Sportster, shortened 2". Rear wheel is H-D as well as brakes and levers. The rear brake linkage I designed and had fabbed by a friend who is a prof welder and drag car fabricator. He built the oil tank as well and welded the rear section.

The fuel tank is a '69, and when I got it had been beaten with a hammer and shot with a small calber gun (talk about a bad day with your BSA...), you can stick your finger in the filler and still feel the inside of the gunshot hole. The battery box is aluminum diamond plate. I wired and painted it in my garage.

Bernie


Great work Nice Bike
Posted By: crash1292

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 5:04 pm

I think I am done....for now.
the blue cleaned up off the pipe and I enriched the mix
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 5:32 pm

This is one of the best here, Crash. Congratulations.
Posted By: kommando

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 5:55 pm

Tyler, looks like you have a 64 B40F, this was the first upgrade with sidepoints, uprated gearbox but retaining the bush timing side main bearing. To check conclusively look at the timing side crankcase just behind the barrel, there will be a small circular cover marking where the distributor was on the pre F's. The sump plate will be oblong not square. If the circular cover is not there and the sump plate is square then you have the 65 B40G, this has all the F's upgrades plus further improved gearbox and a ball bearing on the crank timing side.

EY identifies it as being first registered in Bangor Northern Ireland, guessing at the full reg is EYP 20 B or EYB 20 C, neither is showing online at the UK registration website so its been off the road for some years.
Posted By: Steve Erickson

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 6:08 pm

Kommando, aren't you a year off? Didn't the F series start with 65 models, and the G with 66? At least, that is the way it was in the US market, was it earlier for the Home market?
Posted By: VicCyclone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 7:51 pm

It's the YP which denotes the county of first registration, not the EY. YP was a Central London registration mark. Still intrigues me how a Brit registered bike ends up in the US. It's just sheer greed; not content with 70% of the factory output when the bikes were new, the Yanks now want our barn finds too. laughing
Posted By: kommando

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 8:10 pm

Steve, yes a year off and wrong on the 2 letters for the local licencing office too, but EYP20D gets no more info on registration.
Posted By: Steve Erickson

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/10 9:38 pm

Absolutely sheer greed Vicyclone... now send that GP over here, post-haste!
Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/10 2:58 am

Originally Posted By: VicCyclone
It's the YP which denotes the county of first registration, not the EY. YP was a Central London registration mark. Still intrigues me how a Brit registered bike ends up in the US. It's just sheer greed; not content with 70% of the factory output when the bikes were new, the Yanks now want our barn finds too. laughing


Thanks for all the info guys. What decides the numbers for the plate on the front fender. I have the holes on the front fender for the liscence plate and i want to put one on.
Posted By: Revband

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/10 7:54 pm


1946 B32




1955 B31 scruffy but too original to restore,




A friends 1956 500 Goldie as he brought it to me,





Same Goldie part restored,




The finished bike.
Posted By: kommando

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/10 8:03 pm

Originally Posted By: Tyler Leach


Thanks for all the info guys. What decides the numbers for the plate on the front fender. I have the holes on the front fender for the liscence plate and i want to put one on.


Numbers are the same as the rear so it will be EYP 20 B , the B is a guess as it identifies the year of first registration running Jan to Dec at that time.

A 01 February 1963 31 December 1963
B 01 January 1964 31 December 1964
C 01 January 1965 31 December 1965
D 01 January 1966 31 December 1966
Posted By: Tyler Leach

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/10 11:42 pm

thanks, it will be EYP 20 C
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/10 10:00 am



My latest project. Wish me luck !!!! grin
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/10 10:02 am

Quote:
Wish me luck !!!!

I wish you luck.

It does not look to bad though...
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/10 10:11 am

Hi Ger, I'm sure the digital camera enhances things. When you look close up, it's needing quite a bit of TLC. I will post pictures of how things are going later on. bigt
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/10 10:14 am

Quote:
the digital camera enhances things

The "photoshop the rust away and one can sell everything" issue?

Keep us informed, Rothery.
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/10 11:40 am

Will definately keep you updated Ger. Cheers Ian
Posted By: Bob Johnson in Oregon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/10 8:53 pm

Here is my 1968 BSA A65 Thunderbolt, took five years to finish !
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/10 9:11 pm

Good Job Bob!
Posted By: Bob Johnson in Oregon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/10 9:20 pm

One more from the other side :
Posted By: Bob Johnson in Oregon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/10 9:21 pm

I work ay Daimler trucks, we make parts in Gastonia ! In was there last April.

Bob
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/10 9:51 pm

oh Bob i think that used to be Freightliner there on I-85..its only about 12 miles from my house......my sister used to live in Eugene on a hippie commune......small world
Posted By: bsa 140cc

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/10/10 12:38 pm

this is my bsa junior 140cc lets me know what you all think of it thanks kev http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff227/beef125/47555_427949211765_652491765_5527236_828087_n.jpg
Posted By: roadrocket

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/10/10 4:09 pm

Some pictures of my A10 special They were in the Irish vintage magazine

http://picasaweb.google.com/112109492043457884023/RocketMan?authkey=Gv1sRgCKqH8daGzZ7OOg#
Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/14/10 5:52 am

Posted By: dave thomas

Rare 1 owner Bsa, hardly used - 09/21/10 7:17 pm

Here`s my sons new bike, a one owner 50cc BSA Junior. It was made about `78 and has a Moto Morini engine. There was also a NVT (Norton Villiers Triumph) Tracker that was the same except the badges. The previous owner bought it for his kids but they didn`t like it so it went under a sheet for 30yrs. I know its not a Small Heath one, but I couldn`t resist. Shame my son is only 24 weeks old!

Posted By: Neil56

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/24/10 4:32 pm

I see the post of my old t-bolt from 2007 is still listed with a broken link to the pic, which is ok since it's long-gone. Worry not, I still have a BSA, albeit somewhat smaller:

'68 B25 Starfire
Posted By: bsa 140cc

Re: Rare 1 owner Bsa, hardly used - 09/26/10 8:36 pm

hi there nice lil junior you have got there for your boy fun lil bike to start on there is a pic of mine on here its the bsa 140 post would like to know what ppl think of it thanks kev
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/10 1:30 am

Finally! Some pictures of my recently completed '66-'67-'70 A65 Spitfire-Lightning-Thunderbolt







Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/10 2:46 am

Looking good Mark, I know it's been a long time coming! beerchug
Was the hardtail one of the donors or is it still rolling?
Sidecovers or no?

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/10 11:33 am

Thanks Don; the hardtail FRAME is history (along with the HD rear fender and alu oil tank) - I traded it for some powdercoating work. The rest of the bike went into this 1970 frame.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/10 7:31 pm

HEy Mark,
Nice clean BSA. For whats its worth I run similar saddle bags mounted under the seat.
Works good for me.
Richard
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/27/10 11:56 pm

Richard, I wanted to take this offline, but you're over your private message limit.

Yeah, I just threw those bags on in a hurry so I could carry stuff. I am interested in improving the mounting though; the way it is now, I have to remove the bags in order to carry a passenger.

But, with the strap under the seat, how do you keep the bags from swinging inward and hitting the rear wheel? With the hardtail frame, I had a fender stay there, but with the stock frame, there's nothing there to keep the bags away from the wheel.
Posted By: Sgt:Woodie

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/28/10 5:56 pm

I found this Post Office Bantam that delivered Telegrams in the Croydon area between 1970 & 78, in a back yard in 1988, condition in bits and full of rust with most Post Office fittings missing. Restored by 1992 I rode it continously, again restored in 2008 I have toured France, Belgium, & Luxembourg aboard it . Model BSA Bantam B175.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v711/Sergentwoodie/OnDelivery001-1.jpg
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/28/10 8:57 pm

Looks lovely in that Post Office Red and good to know it' s been used well ! wink

Peter
Posted By: Bigblockdude

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/10 4:57 am

Heres my first BSA. Bought last June at a bike swap meet. Shes froze, but I plan to rebuild and redo it. It won't be all original, since parts are scarce and $$$. But I won't chop it either. I want a nice bike to ride and as time goes I plan to collect more stock parts. I don't even know what model it really is. I was told a 57 Super Rocket. I'll get numbers to post eventually.






Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/03/10 7:38 pm

C.1980
Cool hairstyle not! blush




Frame in Kitchen beerchug bra an stockings on radiator is an optional extra laughing





2010
Engine in shed today, getting motor ready to take to SRM for bearing conversion next week. bigt



I wonder what happened to my platform boots confused
Posted By: CARMAN62

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 1:08 am



I think it worked!
Posted By: CARMAN62

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 1:13 am

My 3 year project finally finished(or is it?)

1969 LIGHTNING

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 1:22 am

Carman62..........gorgeous!!!
Posted By: CARMAN62

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 1:41 am

Thanks RAF
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 11:13 am

Sweet Lightning...... grin
Posted By: CARMAN62

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/10 1:46 pm

Thanks Rich
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/08/10 1:54 am

Very nice job!
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/08/10 2:02 am

Thanks
Posted By: CARMAN62

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/09/10 12:20 am

Thanks Jim
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/12/10 11:45 pm

Here is my 1952 M33, just picked it up....plans are to keep it pretty much barn found except for a better tank, solo seat and maybe a better exhaust....eventually will work on making it nicer but just want to enjoy it like it is for a while...

Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 5:15 am

Great find MotoMike... sidecar lugged and ready to roll.

I'd like try one out as a rig some time, bet it would make a pleasant tug.

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 7:28 am

Sigh... Some people have all the luck...

Great find MotoMike ! bigt Looks complete and ready to go.
Replacing that battered seat by a solo saddle, fitting an unrestored tank and giving it all a wipe with an oily rag would make it nearly finished.

Peter
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 11:27 am

Thanks Peter, thats my thoughts on it exactly.

Originally Posted By: Peter-L
Sigh... Some people have all the luck...

Great find MotoMike ! bigt Looks complete and ready to go.
Replacing that battered seat by a solo saddle, fitting an unrestored tank and giving it all a wipe with an oily rag would make it nearly finished.

Peter
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 12:04 pm

Peter-L sez:

"Looks complete and ready to go."

Well it is complete and ready to go except for one small detail.....where is the magdyno eek
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 12:28 pm

Originally Posted By: Rich B
Peter-L sez:

"Looks complete and ready to go."

Well it is complete and ready to go except for one small detail.....where is the magdyno eek


Well eurmm... if that is all that' s missing... sleep
Seems that front brake won' t work well either - unless I am missing something wink

Peter
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 1:05 pm

No worries, I have the magdyno...it has actually been rebuilt and is ready to go...




Originally Posted By: Rich B
Peter-L sez:

"Looks complete and ready to go."

Well it is complete and ready to go except for one small detail.....where is the magdyno eek
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/10 1:39 pm

All joking about missing parts aside, nice find Mike. Wish my M33 had been that decent of condition when I found it.

My M33 is a 52 also. Headlight ears were missing, so it is getting the alien head nacelle like yours has. The frame is ready to go for paint, bottom end is about to be reassembled as it the trans.

Good luck with it.
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/24/10 6:42 pm

Better with the saddlebags under the seat, where they should be...



Posted By: ian1949

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/10 1:02 pm

here is my bsa beagle
http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt28/edwar983/bsa%20beagle/


it is situated in a bedroom, by the radiator where it belongs
Posted By: nz rian

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/10 6:13 am

i have my old bags over the seat, which can be a pain, but they hang too low otherwise. 2c [img:left][/img]
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/10 10:10 am

Mine hang like yours, Rian (the bags I mean).
The only way to hang these high bags,
which would otherwise touch the rear fork or the exhausts.

Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/06/10 10:46 pm

68 Lightning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2XJzflVy9I
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/10/10 7:53 am



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Posted By: princelumber

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/15/10 11:53 am

So I just picked this up in a snowstorm yesterday, I'll get a better picture. It's a 1970 Thunderbolt, it was parked 8 years ago in running shape, but as you can tell it was stored outside in Minnesota. God save the Queen!
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/17/10 10:47 am

Nice!!!
Posted By: Salty Dog

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/10 5:48 pm

First time at posting with a pic so apologies if I've buggered it up smile

This should be, the new to me, BSA B33 that i just acquired.



She's a 1954 B33 matching eng/frame (everything else is a mish mash of different parts).
It's a runner but I plan some mild fettling over the winter to get her in better shape for a lot of road use grin


Salty
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/19/10 5:52 pm

Originally Posted By: Salty Dog
First time at posting with a pic so apologies if I've buggered it up smile

This should be, the new to me, BSA B33 that i just acquired.



She's a 1954 B33 matching eng/frame (everything else is a mish mash of different parts).
It's a runner but I plan some mild fettling over the winter to get her in better shape for a lot of road use grin


Salty


Looks like a lot of fun! Keep us up to date on rides you take on it, there are very few of those old pre-unit thumpers actually on the road ... !

Lannis
Posted By: Mr Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 4:52 am

Lannis,
Your disease for old british stuff has metastasized. Does it continue to spread with no signs of remission? The B33 was my bike of choice for old bikes before the preunits got so expensive. A friend of mine rode his B33 from Ft Smith, Arkansas to northern PA back in his service days. Pretty nice looking ride.

Mr Mike
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 1:10 pm

Salty,

Sweet, the pre unit B range are sweet looking and running bikes....it may be a mish mash of other bits, but will make a nice looking bike...

Shame it has that new fangled thing called swing arm suspension...that is probably a fad that will face laughing Long live plunger suspension laughing
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 1:28 pm

Originally Posted By: Salty Dog
First time at posting with a pic so apologies if I've buggered it up smile

This should be, the new to me, BSA B33 that i just acquired.



She's a 1954 B33 matching eng/frame (everything else is a mish mash of different parts).
It's a runner but I plan some mild fettling over the winter to get her in better shape for a lot of road use grin


Salty


I just looked at it again and realized that the front brake actuating lever is at an evil angle - you need that sorting before riding it! The SLS brake on my M21 is actually a good stopper, this one can be too. Not like you'll be pulling it down from over the ton!

Lannis
Posted By: Mr Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 4:19 pm

Lannis,
Sorry, I overlooked your post...nice bike Salty. But how many do you really have Lannis?

Mr Mike
Posted By: LJ.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 9:08 pm

Time to add my latest bike as well I think... This is a 1953 B33. I've not yet had the pleasure out on the road with it yet, but just sitting on it I notice the Alien head or Diver Helmet nacelle is just ''Huge'' gives the bike a real meaty feel to it. I'm intending to remove the double seat to place a sprung single seat. I'll be changing the carb back to a pre monobloc and will need to find a plunger tool box. Finally I'll have to repair the broken rear mudguard hinge. Plenty to do and all part of the fun!

Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/10 9:16 pm

Originally Posted By: Mr Mike
Lannis,
Sorry, I overlooked your post...nice bike Salty. But how many do you really have Lannis?

Mr Mike


I'm just a piker when it comes to some of the bike collections people have here.

Total today is 9 in various states of deshabille ...

Lannis
Posted By: Mr Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/24/10 12:34 am

I still get the urge to find another something to make a runner out of and I'd want it to be a pre unit, but space will become an issue and I will have to add a "South" wing to my shop. Sometimes I dream I might run into a barn find. Lannis you've still got plenty of room for more stuff.

Mr Mike
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/10 3:01 pm

Nice bike LJ....something about the plunger singles....they just look good grin

Mike,

There are still pre units out there. But be prepared to become too focused on one when you get one, they are quite fascinating.
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/10 7:15 pm

SO SO true...

Originally Posted By: Rich B
Nice bike LJ....something about the plunger singles....they just look good grin

Mike,

There are still pre units out there. But be prepared to become too focused on one when you get one, they are quite fascinating.
Posted By: Donalvin

Proud new owner of BSA - 11/26/10 9:23 pm

Greetings Beezers,
After a couple of years looking for a Brit bike I finally found one equipped with a price that fit my budget. Here's my 71 T-bolt as I purchased it before cleaning it up.
Its not running but with good compression hope it will by spring. Looks like it hasn't run for at least 10 years. PO wasn't sure. Needs: Gas tank derusted, carb cleaned, battery, and who knows what all.
Halvin
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 11/27/10 2:00 pm

Welcome Halvin, nice lookjing T-bolt. I still like the 71/72's...my first BSA was a 71 Lightning....

And you are from Ohio.... bigt
Posted By: Donalvin

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 11/27/10 4:07 pm

Rich B,
Thanks. Not FROM Ohio but IN Ohio for the last 7 years. I'm from the part of the country where the riding season is longer. I also own a 77 Honda CB750 F2 and a 74 CB200. These reside in a garage with a 73 MG Midget. Lots of fun.
Halvin
Posted By: Ed V

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 11/27/10 5:23 pm

Nice looking Tbolt Halvin,

Welcome aboard

Ed
Posted By: nz rian

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 11/28/10 8:21 am

sweet lookin t-bolt halvin, looks all good from here, but bound to be a few fuel and elctrical connector issues if its been sittin for ten years, good luck on the resto, (its almost as good as ridin them!)
Posted By: raf940

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 12/06/10 1:53 am

donalvin./nice bike but flip the front fender mounts down so the fender sits closer to the tire
Posted By: Richard Phillips

1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler - 12/06/10 2:38 am






Frame No. A65FB3113 Engine No. A65F3113
Owner Jan Reifenberg Los Almos, CA
Restored by Richard Phillips San Luis Obispo, CA

Thought you might like these pics and I know Gary Edwards is keeping a log on serial numbers for these.
The milage was left as is when restored, and is assumed accurate.

Richard

PS: More of Jans collection to follow.
Posted By: jimt100

Re: 1968 BSA Firebird Scrambler - 12/06/10 12:26 pm

Richard....Great job, the bike is beautiful!
Posted By: Donalvin

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 12/06/10 5:16 pm

raf940,
Thanks for the advice on the fender. Haven't had time to spend on it but had wondered about the space between the fender and tire. Lots to learn about this bike.
Halvin
Posted By: raf940

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 12/06/10 10:08 pm

donalvin....have fun!!!
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Proud new owner of BSA - 12/12/10 4:50 am

Hi Donalvin,

Love the Thunderbolt. I'm a fan of the OIF and have ridden mine all up and down the east coast including two 1000 mile in 24 hour trips. Go get 'em.

Richard - Jeeze that is a nice bike. You and Skeet put a lot of us to shame...
Posted By: oleandreas

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/14/10 9:42 pm

nice style on this black BSA, do you have more pictures ?
Posted By: speedfiend

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/23/10 10:56 pm

My 71 Thunderbolt.






Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/24/10 1:40 pm

The design on the inner engine cover is interesting. Is the bike street ridden much? I don't see a mirror or horn.
Posted By: speedfiend

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/24/10 2:05 pm

Its ridden as my daily commuter. About 100 miles weekly plus sunday rides.. 3 seasons outta 4 anyway. Here in NC, we don't have to have bikes and cars older than 25 yrs inspected. So we can get away with alot. I had some cheap ebay bar ends, they kept coming loose. I got pulled over for speeding. The trooper gave me a warning about the tag being more visable. I've researched the laws regarding displing a MC tag in N.C. According to the DMV, " you will be provided a tag by your local tag office. It must be displayed on the rear of the motorcycle and kept clean"
That certainly leaves alot of grey area.

I've never heard of anyone getting a ticket for a tag placment here, but I have heard of people being ticketed for a dirty tag.

No horn, watch for finger. Ha!
Posted By: govig

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/28/10 5:41 pm

Mrs govig abord our '71 A65FS. I think this is the first pic of a OIF FS on here



Just getting parts together for its restoration next winter.
Posted By: Donalvin

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 2:24 am

Govig,
look forward to more pics of your resto. Also would like to see more pictures of it as it is. Running?
Donalvin
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 2:59 am

Originally Posted By: govig
Mrs govig abord our '71 A65FS. I think this is the first pic of a OIF FS on here



First pic of a pretty French girl on here too! Perhaps she can show us how the restoration is going ... bigt ?
Posted By: Peter Quigley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 1:49 pm

2 Nice OIF BSA's. I am prejudiced since I have one too and rode it the most of all my bikes last year, but I think the OIF's are tops.
Posted By: govig

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 4:56 pm

Here's another pic of it with new wheels and tyres. Apart from that I've just put a stainless exhaust on it for far and some very nice italian rear shocks that are copies of the fontana ones from a year or two back .

I'm just finishing off a three year T150V restoration and I've also got a Commando in about 20 boxes so the BSA is to keep me quiet next winter.



I think a nickel plated frame would look great on this bike. Has anyone plated a OIF bike frame?

Mrs govig is also a biker and rides her own modern MZ and a Honda XR



Posted By: govig

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 5:01 pm

Peter, I think we have a similar taste in bikes. I have a 1150RT, Trident, oif BSA as you've seen and a Yamaha although its a WR 250. No KTM as yet...
Posted By: Peter Quigley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/29/10 8:24 pm

Sympathique

Trident is being finished by Decent Cycles and the other bikes are all ridden as much as possible!

I think les femmes will fit on the Tridents better.

Regards
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/31/10 12:57 am

My 70 Lightning
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/11 3:42 am

I like all the new faces / bikes on here now.... This hobby/lifestyle isnt going anywhere for quite a long time I'd say. Nice rides everyone... (French girls help too) smile
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/08/11 11:41 pm

Here's a shot from the 2000 Victoria Hillclimb.
Dad (Gordo in Comox) took the 2nd place trophy and me the 3rd (must have been the extra 45 lbs); both on 69' Victors.

Posted By: Rusty Goose

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/09/11 5:14 pm

So now that I finally figured out how to post photos...

Here is my 1966 Lightning as it was unloaded from the trailer. It's now a bare frame in my shop.


[IMG]http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l553/kellinrusty/motorcycles004.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/17/11 3:05 pm

Speedfriend.

Pretty Cafe! I like the etch on the inner RH side timing cover.
Posted By: pr0j3ct333

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/22/11 10:11 pm

Here's how it looked when I got it in August 2010


And here's how it looks now...still lots more work to be done.






Frame No. - XC 15625 A65T
Case No. - XC 15625 A65T
Posted By: h4nk

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/11 7:30 am

Hey Guys, I've been going through the pics on here and there are some really nice rides on here.

I've a 1952, Golden Flash, a M20, 2 x 1952 B31 plungers, a 1955 B31 swing arm and a Bantam super.Here are some picture of a few of my BSA's. I'll post some more as the pics come in.

The first ride is a 1952 Golden Flash, it had a B31 oil tank when I got it, I changed it out with tank that I got on ebay it came painted and pinstriped-I decided to leave it the way it is because I need to repaint the flash at some point and I'll get the oil tank done when I do that.

The second ride is a 1952 B31 plunger.



Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/11 10:33 am

Seems like you've got yourself a lovely collection there ! wink
Flash looks nice as it is, so why not leave it like this ?

Peter
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/11 12:12 pm

Good looking bikes, and I love the scenery.
Please post the other bikes also.
Posted By: -BW-

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/11 2:21 am



My project just finished.
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/11 2:46 am

Originally Posted By: -BW-


My project just finished.


That looks like trouble BW.. and lots of fun!

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/11 11:24 pm

Originally Posted By: -BW-
[img] <snip> My project just finished.


Nice Bw! Thunderbolt heads for simplicity. I'm with Don -- looks like a LOT of fun!
Posted By: hockeylife

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/11 1:16 am

BSA

Just picked it up yesterday - 70 Thunderbolt. Lots to do - missing side covers, fenders, grab rail, and broken spark plug.

[img]http://picasaweb.google.com/Cobyboss/1970BSAThunderbolt#5568098914458148706[img]
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/11 9:36 am

Bikes look very nice and healthy, BW and pr0j3ct333 !

@ Rusty Goose and hockeylife: lots of courage to you guys! Great projects though clap

Peter
Posted By: 649

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/07/11 11:15 am

Originally Posted By: hockeylife
BSA

Just picked it up yesterday - 70 Thunderbolt. Lots to do - missing side covers, fenders, grab rail, and broken spark plug.

[img]http://picasaweb.google.com/Cobyboss/1970BSAThunderbolt#5568098914458148706[img]


thats the sort of bike I'd love to get running like a swiss watch and leave looking exactly like that and park next to the trailer queens at a bike show
Posted By: jagxke46

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/09/11 10:08 pm

Beautiful. My 60 Flash (Florida) is nice but older more cvlassic look is great, Pete J. Vero Beach, Fl
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/11 5:04 pm

Originally Posted By: -BW-


My project just finished.


Thats a pretty bike! What are the tank and seat from?
Wade
Posted By: Kev.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/11 5:45 pm

Hockeylife Just picked it up yesterday - 70 Thunderbolt. Lots to do - missing side covers, fenders, grab rail, and broken spark plug.



Nice.. bigt
Posted By: theo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/14/11 6:07 pm

[img]http://[/img]
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/14/11 6:11 pm

Nog een keer, Theo.

(Try again, Theo). bigt
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/11 5:33 pm

Restoring a 69 Lightning. A65

Posted By: Donalvin

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/11 6:00 pm

Keech,
Looks excellent so far.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 2:39 am

Thanks Donalvin.. working on the motor rebuild at the moment. Crankshaft balanced for hopefully a smoother ride.



Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 3:42 am

Wow. That is a lot of material taken off the flywheel for balancing. And offset too.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 5:39 pm

Jack

Bikes looks good, and that is some LARGE drillings....yikes.

One more trick to the smooth running A65 puzzle, make sure the engine is shimmed to fit the frame. Most bottom mounts need something, some front mounts as well. BSA called it a "packing piece" on the older unit twins, the reference largely disappeared on the late unit twins. P/N is elusive. Though metric flat washers in stainless seem to be thin enough to work well as a shim.

Also make sure the head steady it installed and tight.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 7:38 pm

Thanks Rich, I will check that shimming. Actually weight wise, I dont think much metal was removed as the craters are fairly shallow. It was more of an experiment to see if it makes a difference.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 10:47 pm

Yes, They did a static and dynamic balance using bob weights on the journals. The place does a bunch of auto race motors.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 10:56 pm

Gap,, yes there is a 1/8" gap between the light and fender. I suppose it is not supposed to touch for various reasons but I think It could vary on the gap somewhat between bikes.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/11 11:57 pm

Allan .. it is pretty close but does not touch the bar.. probably .020" clearance. You can see daylight through there on both sides and thick paper does not touch.

Installed the bigger stator, and ready for the Barnett cluchpack.

Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 12:26 am

Allan,, just a camera illusion. There is probably over 1/4 inch of threads left.
I don't know how they install big motors in bikes - this little guy was a handful.

Posted By: Arv

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 4:57 am

Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 1:36 pm

Jack sez:

"ready for the Barnett cluchpack"

Hopefully you will have better luck than most....but IME, a Barnett clutch pack will have you tearing your hair out.... eek

The MAP clutch pack is without a doubt, the easiest to get right clutch pack out there for a street bike. grin bigt
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 2:05 pm

Thanks Rich, I will keep that in mind. What problems come with the Barnetts? What type of oil were you running on the clutch?

All Barnett wet clutches are designed to be run with synthetic or petroleum based oils. Thinking I will try the Synthetic for street use.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 2:13 pm

IMO, the worst problem with a Barnett clutch is the sticking. Even on bikes ridden frequently, the plates will stick in as little as overnight. Then you have to kick it over with the clutch released to break them loose. Worst case I personally experienced required removing the clutch pack to break the plates loose. That was the end of Barnett clutches in my bikes.

They also drag and seem to exhibit a large change in clutch adjustment between cold and hot. PIA when using a bike frequently.

But a stuck Barnett clutch pack makes a good paperweight shocked
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 2:30 pm

Wow.. guess I am sorry I popped for the barnetts. I will give them a try with synthetic as the slippery oil may help. I have tried to search the MAP's but cannot find anything? Do you have a site where I can get some info and costs?

Jack
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 3:25 pm

Top left banner on the BB.com website has a MAP ad. Try MAP Cycle for your search. If I wasn't so lazy today....I would pist a link laughing
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 3:43 pm

No luck with MAP cycle. Searched for "Clutch" but nothing shows up. I will try some other sites.
I did check with a BSA shop that has been in the business for many years and this is their comment:

BSA and Triumph always have trouble with clutches, no matter whose. ,, You don't want to oil new plates before installation , use light weight oil and don't over fill the case. They tend to stick together when the bike sits and you need to free them up before starting the bike,, Oddly Nortons don't have the same problems,,


Posted By: shel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 5:51 pm

I have the MAP plates in my Bonnie and the last set were Barnett and I've never had to free up the clutch with either set.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/24/11 7:08 pm

mmmmmmm I see no one has mentioned Surflex plates...i have them in my bikes they work great
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/11 1:59 pm

Assemble the top end..



Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/11 12:11 am

Allan, I will look into that. Do you have a source where I can get such an animal?
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/11 3:42 am

I sure appreciate your help.. and what a sweet bike!!! Boy am I anxious now.
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/11 6:08 am

Allan... shouldn't tell anyone I helped you...
It might damage my reputation.
Glad I could help you get those horns mounted up.

Now here's the real deal..







1970 Lightning with a "Y"

Don Bachtel (note the spelling Allan! Bachtel ) wink
Nipomo, California
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/11 1:27 pm

Nice Bikes!! That is the good stuff!! Yes Allan, if you could get that rod length for me -- It's a good time to do the mod.
Question - Is the 3 spring kit the correct one?
And - I am trying to locate Frank Dheli - does he have a website?
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/11 4:31 pm

Originally Posted By: 1968BSA


Would it be safer to say i nicked details off your bike, during a conversation we were having at the time. Or you bike helping me against your wishes laugh




Probably best to say I was complicit in the operation.
There's room for denial there, I had no idea what your intentions were.


Don in Nipomo
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/06/11 1:01 pm

Allan, I ordered it already from SRM Engineering. $89 delivered and they have them in stock.. Thanks for the help, and I am looking foreward to the delivery.

Jack
Posted By: Wink

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/11 9:16 pm

Hi to all, just thought i'd show you some piccis of my 67 Thunderbolt [img]http://PA160134JPG[/img] [img]http://PA160142JPG[/img] [img]http://PA160144JPG[/img] [img]http://PA160145JPG[/img]
hope i've suceeded with this
Posted By: Wink

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/11 9:25 pm

Sorry it hasn't will try again sometime
Posted By: Duncan Rogers

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/11 8:49 am

Here's my current project
Posted By: theo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/11 5:41 pm

Originally Posted By: Rocker
Post a picture and tell us a little of your bike, if you`re in the mood :-)

I`ve been surfing around the net to find nice pics of bsa`s and other bikes and thought it would be cool if you guys would post pics of your bikes here.

I personally enjoy rigid frame bobbers, but nice original resto`s is always encouraging to see too ! Especially during the winter with snow and all. (yeah it`s really cold up here now...)And old racing machines tooo oh yes :-)

So go ahead post a picture !!!
Posted By: besageezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/11 12:00 am

Originally Posted By: Duncan Rogers
Here's my current project


Nice.
Here is my new B44B SS. Got it last week.
Engine is broken. Missing some parts. But I hope to get it looking better soon.

Attached picture B44 SS 1.JPG
Posted By: Boomer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/11 1:06 am



Not the best shot. It's my old vintage GS race bike I raced in the NW from '85 to '95. Lots 'o' fun and lots 'o' stories. '59 frame and engine.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/11 8:09 am

Again, a lot of great looking machines added to the list, guys ! clap

Peter
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/11 5:53 pm

Good looking machine Boomer, more pics please!
Posted By: Boomer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/11 8:21 pm



Started on building the racer in '83 out of parts I'd been collecting for several previous years. I believe the basic chassie and engine came with another Clubman engine/gearbox/primary that was still bolted into the cradle of a Clubman frame cut off at the swingarm and steering head. Paid $1000 for the lump along with fenders, tanks, and severed steering head with numbers that was also on the only paperwork. That was over 30 years ago. The fiberglass tank came later as the first year I ran a two gallon alloy scrambler tank. It came with the lace paint job of the period where they had laid the lace over the paint and added lots of clear coats over the top. I ran the scrambler gearbox for lack of an RRT2. Actually I liked the gearing as I could get a great jump off the line as the other Goldies were slipping the clutches to get going. Raced in Portland, Seattle and Westwood BC Canada from '85 to '95. The Westwood track was beautiful and challenging. We raced on Historic Race Weekend that was quite an event and I was lucky to be involved in the last five events.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 4:29 pm

I only see the photobucket homepage, Wink.
Posted By: Wink

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 4:33 pm

sorry not done it again will have to get 10yr old to help later frown
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 4:36 pm

I recognise that. bigt
Posted By: Wink

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 7:14 pm

please be patient if this has not worked again
[img]http://s1096.photobucket.com/albums/g327/Wink63/[/img]
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 7:50 pm

it worked.nice bike
Posted By: Wink

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/10/11 9:38 pm

Thanks, glad it worked that time was begining to think i would never do it.
Posted By: A.k.a Homer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/14/11 12:07 am

Here is Aka Homers 67tbolt

Aka Homer
Posted By: BONZO R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/14/11 3:45 am

OHHHH Homie , that sure is a nice lookin' bike.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/16/11 3:39 am

And the Wink's as well! Like the big tank and the large side covers Wink.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/18/11 12:22 am

Painted the A65L tank this week. The Lightning decals were cut to shape and applied before the clear coats.



Posted By: allendemint

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/19/11 11:44 pm

Can someone tell me what kind of motorcycle I have. After my Dad passed away he left it to me, and i was hoping to know a little more about it. I know its a 1965 BSA 650, but that's all i know.
Posted By: allendemint

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/11 12:49 am

Well my mom said that my grandfather originally bought it in 1965 and it was blue, but then he painted it black and put chopper handle bars and a back rest. but he kept all the original parts in a little shed next to his house. So when my dad bought it from him, put all the original parts back on. on the title it says lightning bsa 1965 and the engine size is 650.
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/11 11:55 am

Allen

Looks to be a fairly complete Lightning Rocket. Engine S/N should begin A65D, frame prefix should be A50B. Front fender is not a big deal, 6 tab fenders can be found and decent ones repopped.

Grab rail is a typical deal from that era. Seat is not original cover, but not a big deal. Those air cleaners are hard to find....don't lose them!

LRs were painted red. Gold was for Lightning & Lightning Clubman models.

Lightning Rockets are interesting models. Lots of variations in a short production life.

Where are you located in Ohio?
Posted By: Ola

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/11 11:56 am

Hmmm - to my knowledge the LR were all red. The blue ones were the single carb bikes. But who can be sure?



Best regards
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/11 12:56 pm

I'd like to see pictures of these yellow, gold, black, and blue ones myself.

Funny thing is, I'm building an early A65, it is NOT an LR, because of the full loop frame, even tho' I have an A65D engine set of cases. The left side panel is red, the right is blue, the 4 gallon tank has the twin cable reliefs on the underside, and is a sun faded red.
I'd like to trade someone for a red side panel for my blue one. Or, buy a red right.
These panels have the one oddie fastener, and the funny socket hole in the front, for mounting on the carb stud of the early single carb bikes.

On another note, in Ola's posted pic, you can see the cable loops on the handle bars, that someone in another thread was asking about... I believe those are the short ones..

Where ARE you located, I'm in Columbus. Maybe, if close by, I could buzz by and help ID the bike?
I am also an OVBSAOC member, and could get you in touch with that group of enthusiasts....
Brett
Posted By: allendemint

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/20/11 2:45 pm

As of right now the motorcycle is in Arkansas because we didn't have a lot of room in the garage, so my sister is holding on to it for me, but i can get different angled pictures of it. she can send me more but i live in southern Ohio.
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 12:42 am

Hi folks, I'm sorta new here. Registered awhile ago and then never managed to return. But now I finally got my Beezer so I'm back. Bike is a '65 T-bolt that the previous owner restored. Normally, I like to buy bikes as-is and tinker with them. But I could not pass this one by when it showed up for sale. It has a few mistakes, that I'm in the process of correcting. But he did most things right like rechroming original parts instead of replacing. Can't wait for Spring to take her on her maiden voyage. 800 miles on the odo since the rebuild. I know the guy that did the engine and even he said the guy spent money like a drunken sailor on this bike. Plus the PO was a fellow employee and we have mutual friends so I know the bike restoration is 100% legit.
So far I've found the BSA info to be a little more cryptic than Triumph info. It appears that the T-bolt came with a tach in it's first year, which was '65. I know that later T-bolts only had a speedo. I probably will be looking to the experts here for help in verifying some other details on my bike. In the meantime, here she is. Ain't she purty?
regards,
Rob
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 12:46 am

Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
giving the engine number I think would help a lot.

It has been modified in some sort of way, but i would take a plunge and say its a "lightning rocket"

Handle bars are original, and the back rail, looks like an OEM aftermarket accessory - sold by bsa at the time. So is (i think) the engine crash bars.

tank, side panels and carbs are right for a LR, but you may want rid of the cola shaker silencers in preference for something a little more in tune with the bike.

I think the original colour would have been yellow. Black headlight and number plate. (full mudguard, this has been chopped)

It wouldn't cost a fortune on cosmetics to put it as standard, (depends on engine condition) or use as is.

The chromed covers on the air filter are quite rare now, the original filter bodies had holes all over and allowed water to get in, this was the cure. later on the covers remained un-drilled at the top to keep the water out, but I think this idea looks more practical.


Wow, small world. I just posted my '65 T-bolt. The PO told me the bike had this huge rail on the back that he threw out (it's killin me) but he saved the plaque off it that said BSA and I got that with the bike. I see you have the same plaque on yours. Not many of those around from what I can tell.
Nice bike and great family heritage you have there.

regards,
Rob
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 12:59 am

Originally Posted By: Rickman
I'd like to see pictures of these yellow, gold, black, and blue ones myself.

Funny thing is, I'm building an early A65, it is NOT an LR, because of the full loop frame, even tho' I have an A65D engine set of cases. The left side panel is red, the right is blue, the 4 gallon tank has the twin cable reliefs on the underside, and is a sun faded red.
I'd like to trade someone for a red side panel for my blue one. Or, buy a red right.
These panels have the one oddie fastener, and the funny socket hole in the front, for mounting on the carb stud of the early single carb bikes.

On another note, in Ola's posted pic, you can see the cable loops on the handle bars, that someone in another thread was asking about... I believe those are the short ones..

Where ARE you located, I'm in Columbus. Maybe, if close by, I could buzz by and help ID the bike?
I am also an OVBSAOC member, and could get you in touch with that group of enthusiasts....
Brett


Hi, I know, 3 posts on the first day. But new BSA owner enthusiasm is hard to curb. I've been doing a lot of research since I got my '65 T-bolt a few months ago. It looks like '65 was a transition year and the brochure has '64 model year bike depicted instead of true '65 bikes. I say this based on actual bike photos I've found and my parts book. The PO for my bike did a lot of research too. It appears that most T-bolts were blue in '65 but you could get them in red as an optional color. I would think that color options existed for the other models as well. Again, just sharing things I've learned since getting the bike. By no means am I trying to speak as an authority.
regards,
Rob
Posted By: Duncan Rogers

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 1:22 am

Looks similar to mine. Does yours have a twin leading shoe front drum?
Posted By: allendemint

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 1:22 am

Thank you very much guys. O and here is the back seat bar thing ha. Also the gauges. Funny thing is i just realized the tires are the original ones, they say from Great Britain.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 2:59 am

Hi Rob,
Thank You so much! Finally, a pic of just about what I'm trying to put together.
Are your wheels 18"? Is your frame the full loop one?

Flater early seat, four gallon tank, a bit later headlamp shell, and your chain guard is painted black, mine has been chromed....

In a prior purchase, a couple decades ago, I made a purchase of many speedos and tachs, still in their Smiths boxes.
Among them was a chronometric speedo. After researching the numbers, it turns out this was one of the last chronometric speedos installed by the factory, and it is for the early A65, as far as I've been able to find...

According to a factory manual I found, I'm guessing I'm building this one towards a Star, Rocket, or Thunderbolt Rocket.
But, I am NOT researching exact correctness, so I'll still end up with a Bitsa... Many correct factory parts, but they may all not be for the same model/year...

GOOD looking bike there, Rob! I hope mine gets close to looking as good.
Brett
P.S. Those BSA placarded seat rails show up often enough. They aren't terribly hard to find one of...
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 11:15 am

Rob

I would say a Thunderbolt Rocket would not have had a tach in 65. Tha twas reserved for the Lightning Rockets. Though I admit a lot of the info about those bikes is confusing due to the amount of variations presented in the parts books. There were actually 2 for that era.... eek

One parts book (00-5116) was for the: A50 Star, A65 Star, and A65 Rocket.

The other parts book (00-5118) covered: A50 Cyclone Road Model, A50 Cyclone Competition, A65 Thunderbolt Rocket (which was closer to an A65 Rocket crazy ), A65 Lightning Rocket, and A65 Spitfire Hornet.

Then all the variations within the parts book...it can be mind numbing.

But got to say, your bike is sweet looking. Wouldn't mind having one like that myself bigt

I would guess closed loop frame due to the way the seat/rear fender fit.

Sweet, really sweet. Glad someone saved another early A65..... clap
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 9:31 pm

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Yes, the frame is closed loop and yes, the wheels are 18 inch.

The parts book I have is Catalogue No. 5118 and covers the A50 Cyclone Road model, competition model, A65 Thunderbolt Rocket and A65 Spitfire Rocket.

Bike already had a tach drive on the engine, but the owner had not purchased the correct tach. Dual instrument mount similar to the Lightning with just the gray face speed. I got a single speedo mount on ebay last week just to have in case I ever get the bike judged and they say it should not have a tach.

If you are in need of picture of certain areas on the bike, let me know and I'll take them and post them. I don't see a gallery on this site so I'll put them on Photobucket. I have some up there now, including that big alum BSA plaque from the rear rail.

My parts arrived today to fix some of the errors on the bike. Most notably were EMGO levers and perches with mirror holes. The real problem is the wrong pivot hole spacing requiring a grip like Arnold to release the clutch. I think this was one of the reasons the PO sold it. I've always worked out and have a pretty good grip and the clutch lever is tortuous with those levers. It's about a 30 increase in required effort. The brake side translates into 30% less braking force as well. None of that is good. I told EMGO about this and they said they'd look into it. Yeah, right.
regards,
Rob
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/22/11 10:05 pm

Thanks for the kind words, guys. Yes, the frame is closed loop and yes, the wheels are 18 inch.

The parts book I have is Catalogue No. 5118 and covers the A50 Cyclone Road model, competition model, A65 Thunderbolt Rocket and A65 Spitfire Rocket.

Bike already had a tach drive on the engine, but the owner had not purchased the correct tach. Dual instrument mount similar to the Lightning with just the gray face speed. I got a single speedo mount on ebay last week just to have in case I ever get the bike judged and they say it should not have a tach.

If you are in need of picture of certain areas on the bike, let me know and I'll take them and post them. I don't see a gallery on this site so I'll put them on Photobucket. I have some up there now, including that big alum BSA plaque from the rear rail.

My parts arrived today to fix some of the errors on the bike. Most notably were EMGO levers and perches with mirror holes. The real problem is the wrong pivot hole spacing requiring a grip like Arnold to release the clutch. I think this was one of the reasons the PO sold it. I've always worked out and have a pretty good grip and the clutch lever is tortuous with those levers. It's about a 30 increase in required effort. The brake side translates into 30% less braking force as well. None of that is good. I told EMGO about this and they said they'd look into it. Yeah, right.
regards,
Rob
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/23/11 11:23 am

Rob

If the clutch is that heavy on that vintage A65, something is WRONG. I have 2 A65's with the same style release mechanism, Tr*umph 750 springs (and one is even a 4 spring clutch), and both are 2 finger clutch operation.

Cable routing is critical on those bikes. Correct cable routing is across the steering head, back across the front of the engine, and a large loop into the back of the inner timing cover. A well lubed cable is also important.

The clutch springs may also be wound too tight. Or be the wrong springs. If the bike has the correct 4 spring clutch, they take shorter springs than does the later 3 spring clutch. Most parts places sell the later spring only. To use the later springs requires some "modifications" eek

You may be missing some bits in the plunger that fits between the clutch release lever and pushrod.

The whole thing may be misadjusted. The lever has limited travel, getting it all set up right is critical. But once right, I prefer the early clutch over the later clutch release mechanism.

Or it may be something I have overlooked.... eek

1968 BSA sez:

" cant see how your bike can be a thunderbolt rocket with it having twin carbs!"

Better look at the picture again. It is single carb along with what appears to be reasonbly correct single carb side covers from that era.
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/23/11 3:18 pm

Appreciate the input, but I know for a fact that the clutch effort problem is due to the config of the levers on the bars. Certain EMGO levers have a 1-1/16 pivot hole to cable hole spacing and the correct spacing is 7/8". The difference makes for a 30% increase in effort. I had a similar problem on my T140V when I bought an Emgo lever to replace an OEM lever with peeling chrome. The difference in effort is truly striking. I confirmed this on my T-bolt by borrowing a lever from a '66 T120R I have and putting it on the T-bolt. Clutch pull returned to normal.

I suspect that there are a number of folks out there that are unaware of this Emgo lever issue. The dealer I got my spare from was not aware and he's been in the Brit bike business over 40 years. Another local shop that sells these levers also said he's never gotten a complaint. He did say he think that most Emgo levers go on bike people are fixing up to unload and maybe don't care. I may have overstated the effort. It's rideable, but certainly not enjoyable.
regards,
Rob
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/11 12:34 am

Come on guys,I thought this was for posting pictures of our BSA's:
Motorcycles belong to Jan Reifinburg Los Alamos Ca.

Posted By: besageezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/25/11 1:40 am

Now this is what I like to see. Nice collection.
Originally Posted By: Richard Phillips
Come on guys,I thought this was for posting pictures of our BSA's:
Motorcycles belong to Jan Reifinburg Los Alamos Ca.

Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/01/11 1:37 am

Very purty, Mr. Oil. You bought it looking like that? Lucky man, if you didn't pay a fortune for it. Forgive me if I've already asked and forgot, but, whereabouts in upstate NY are you from?

Allendemint, if you decide to ditch those "cocktail shaker" mufflers, would you let me know?
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/03/11 10:28 pm

Picked up my engingine from SRM on Wednesday 30th March!

Those guys have done a great job, crank balance, new big ends, small ends, polished rods, new oil pump, welding to bottom of cases, roller bearing conversion and crank end feed, Spifire cam, stainless pressure release valve, all bearings/bushes/seals replaced, all threads cleanened and re-tapped and then rebuilt!









Wheels and tyres next!

The wife is hoping it will be finished by August as I can tell she may be getting annoyed about "BSA parts in every room of the house" , which is untrue as they're aren't any in our bedroom or the bathroom! Women, eh! LOL
Posted By: Snakeoil

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/04/11 9:40 pm

Thanks Mark. Sorry for the late reply. I'm in the Albany area, but have a summer place on Oneida Lake. Bunch of Brit bike riders out there.

Bought the bike for a less than a quarter of what was invested in the bike. And I got all the receipts with it. It was a good day for sure. What's nice is if I wanted to make it absolutely 100% perfect, I could do that now without breaking the bank. It just small stuff.
regards,
Rob
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/11 5:46 pm

SOme nice bikes on here! still doing the assembly of this 69 A65L



The Tank.

Posted By: besageezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/11 6:48 pm

Piperjak,

Very nice. Keep us updated.
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/11 8:52 pm

Originally Posted By: piperjak
SOme nice bikes on here! still doing the assembly of this 69 A65L



The Tank.



Wow, really nice!

How long have you been doing it?

I hope mine looks half as good!

Any more photo's?
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/11 11:53 pm

I started on it Nov 2010. I will post some more as it moves along. Thanks for asking.
This is how it started. Surface rust and crud.

Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/11 8:11 am

Originally Posted By: piperjak
I started on it Nov 2010.


Looks like you' ve been doing night shifts then, piperjak ! wink

Excellent job. Please, do post some more of those rusty pics !

Peter
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/11 12:49 pm

Thanks Peter! It wasn't cruddy too long - powdercoating didnt take long so assembly was started in January 2011.







Posted By: tsohg

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/11/11 6:16 pm

Here's my 1970 A50. My dad bought it from a family friend back in the 80s; the last time it was registered was 1989. The PO chopped it and painted it black to match his friend's lightning. I've spent the last year sorting it mechanically and doing inexpensive fixes to cosmetics (polishing aluminum, repainting rusty side covers, etc).

In the future, I will need to decide whether to take it down for a restoration. It runs great now, and I am happy with it for the time being. There's a definite charm to the un-restored frame with its minor flaws and character.

Thanks to all the good people on the BSA forum for the advice they've given me so far. I started this knowing almost nothing and now have rebuilt many of the key components of the bike.

Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/11/11 8:45 pm

tsohg......it looks really good to me i would just ride it
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/12/11 3:56 am

Don't worry, I found an already butchered frame to build this with. Actually, parts of three wrecked frames welded together:
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/12/11 8:25 am

I see a set of OIF B25 or B50T fork legs complete with alloy yokes. I think the wheel is part of the same set so it should be able to converted into something more A65 related, and very easily at that.

I guess you intend to take it back to something a little more original. All the best with it.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/15/11 2:09 am

Thanks, Kevin. Actually, I posted that pic to show a completed project. I dragged home a big pile of nasty wrecked stuff a while back. A65 frame had some of the back cut off, and had some kind of 60s Japanese neck welded on it. I welded on the front of a wrecked B25 and the back of a wrecked Triumph chopper.
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/15/11 2:35 am

Ooops, sorry about that Leon. We don't get to see many machines like that down here. Some may have been imported as rebuild projects when they were shipping them here by the container load 15 years ago.

I think our vehicle testing stations guys would have a fit if something like that rocked up..... Is it street legal in the states ?
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/15/11 2:44 am

Pretty sure it is in hillbilly country where I live.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/15/11 7:12 pm

Thought I would post a couple of more pictures of my 66 east coast T bolt. Has 19 inch rear wheel


Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/15/11 7:24 pm

Another great looking bike Richard. Just like the 2 on another thread....awesome
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/17/11 3:33 pm

Thank you Rich!


"Its a gift.... and a curse!"

Adrian Monk
Posted By: 441/R3cafeSteve

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/20/11 12:18 am

Average condition no paint in 2 years, there is enough other things to do with 200+ miles a week when req' or not in service.



Day 1 & Month 3 of the R3 reconstruction:

Steve
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/21/11 4:35 pm

Still not done but close.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/22/11 12:42 am

Thank you Allan,, you are always so kind!
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/22/11 10:27 am


my other bsa
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/22/11 10:27 am


1968 kawasaki w2tt.... they only made 600 during the entire run of high pipes for two years.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/22/11 2:24 pm

You could have fooled me saying it's a BSA.
Posted By: oleandreas

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/26/11 9:25 pm

Posted By: oleandreas

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/26/11 9:27 pm

Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/11 3:20 pm

The Lightning is going to look Great!
Posted By: 441/R3cafeSteve

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/11 8:33 am

Ole that is a great ergo-styled bike. Everyday the bars may get tiring but heck I'm getting soft with my flat bars turned down even.
S
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/11 3:00 pm

Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
keep it up. (then i can pinch the photos and say its mine laughing )


Allan,, warm enough to work on it outside. Easier to see to assemble! (1969 A65 Lightning)



Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/29/11 1:19 am

Man I dig watching this thing come together. Bravo.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/11 6:30 pm

Kinda a special day for the BSA. The Bike went through a total restoration with some upgrades. Fired it up today for the fist time since 1981. It started up fine and adjustments were made.
The motor was balanced during overhaul and what a difference! .. much improved for a BSA twin.

Thanks everyone for the help..






Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/11 6:44 pm

Piperjak that thing looks stunning from here..........I don't know how some of you guys do it. My favorite part of this whole deal is when I fire something up that has been dormant for decades.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/30/11 10:38 pm

Thanks Leon.. I guess it was successful because parts didnt fly all over the yard. 30 years is a long time to be strewn around in someones garage.
Posted By: lemans

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/11 9:50 am

http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa351/lemans4/?action=view&current=P5010013.jpg

this is the one with the leaking barrel, see other post. I own it since 1979, bought for 220€. turned out the be a spitfire mkII, still with matching numbers. During the years the bike has seen and suffered a lot of abuse.

crank rollerbearing conversion was done by myself (in a well equiped workshop) in 1984.

Now in the process of restoring it to an usefull condition, doesn't have to be perfect. first mechanically, cosmetics later. For the sake of braking the front end is replaced with a guzzi fork and brembo brakes. works surprisingly well.

next on the list is a 90degree crank. keep you posted on that one.

regards Anne
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/11 11:37 am

Originally Posted By: 1968BSA
Going well sir!, well done again. I forgot to ask if you ever got the SRM clutch lifting mechanism?


I sure did... thanks for the advice.

Posted By: B33Ben

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/11 12:27 pm



Just bought this B33. It was advertised as a 1949 model, but the frame and engine numbers say it's actually a 1950.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/11 12:34 pm

What a classic shape ... nice!!
Posted By: bubo75

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/03/11 7:40 am

My Ex.Norwegian army BSA M33 1952 in front of the mountain of Northern Norway:



Regards from Benny
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/03/11 8:47 pm

Piperjak,

Beautiful job....did you take the engine all the way down?

Jim
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/03/11 9:21 pm

Yes.. All the way to a bare block. I took it too a trusted machine shop and they were experienced in balancing. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! ! is it ever smooth. Seen a lot of shakers but not this one. When the tach needle is calm - things are good.
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/03/11 11:13 pm

Did you replace the crank bushing with bearing?
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/04/11 12:28 am

No, as far as crank bearings - just the big end was replaced.
Posted By: Dean Matthews

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/05/11 11:42 pm

Greetings all,
I'd like to share my recently acquired and finished '69 B25. The bike was taken down to a pile of parts by a high school auto shop class in Freehold, NJ. The bike ran well when the instructor bought it at Mid Ohio so the engine was left alone. The kids blasted, painted, polished all the frame bits, wheels, etc. Sheet metal sprayed by local bodyshop. I took on the project when nearly complete and did final assembly, wiring, got it going (learned a lot there :)). Just ran it in the Motogiro East (see Rod and Tappet) and it went the distance pulling some wicked hills and my fat ass so I'm very happy with it.




The tank is from a '68 T25 which will be my next project so I'll have another 'Giro bike for a buddy.
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/07/11 1:39 pm

Sure fun to see the bikes posted on this site.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 2:55 pm

Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 4:47 pm

Wow, Bad to the Bone.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 5:26 pm

i spent months building it raced it once ,scared the pants off me (hadnt raced for 18 years) sold it !!!But i did get to have a dream bike for a short while !!!
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 5:30 pm

this is one i made from scratch
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 5:39 pm

Water Buffalo, or as you folks call 'em kettle front wheel?
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 6:10 pm

yes its about as agood as a standard 8" tls bsa brake, but it looks good !
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 6:15 pm

The frame after a few cuts and shuts, note the start of the petrol tank,thank god for body filler or bondo as you might call it .
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 9:06 pm

Man-O-Man,
Do I like the looks of those types of frames! They look short-coupled? Anyways, shorter in length than a standard frame, lighter also!
Almost looks like you'll never remove the engine again!

Yeah, they use both terms over here...

What 'scared' you about the first one?
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/09/11 9:52 pm

it wasnt so much the bike it was the class of the racing,its very competitive,some triples were making 100+ horse power and man could they ride! i realised if i tried to keep up the end result would be an even shorter rocket 3
Posted By: Mechacode

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/11/11 10:14 pm


Posted By: Bob Murphy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/11/11 10:43 pm

Nice looking, have you any info on the bike.

Bob
Posted By: Mechacode

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/12/11 6:02 am

Nothing really to speak of other than it's pretty non-original and that's a zundapp rear fender on it. She's a hell of a starter being my first kick start (as well as my first bike overall!) without the compression release working and a half dead battery. It has a new amal on it and it's 12v, no idea if that's factory or it received an upgrade over the past 40 years. She's getting a cleanup and I'll be repainting some of the brackets/etc over the summer while riding it.
Posted By: Mechacode

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/13/11 6:54 pm

No idea what is what on it to be honest, other than the zundapp rear fender. An identification of parts is more than welcome!
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/11 12:16 pm

Allan: I hope you will delete that last post.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/11 4:06 pm

I had one, mater of fact it was my first bike, rode it from Big Bear Lake to Santa Barbara the day I bought it. Thank you for posting it.
Richard
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/11 5:37 pm

You must be trying to "get our goat" by posting images of a Honda on a BSA picture thread. It worked.
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/16/11 2:23 am

Hello Allan: I went back about 15 pages, all I see is the Kawasaki A10 clone. It might have some relevance to this thread.

I had one of those 400Fs myself, just a couple years ago. An interesting little bike, and I took a few pics of it. Never occurred to me to post one here.

I read and enjoy all your posts, but I hope we can get these pics deleted.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/20/11 11:54 am

Heres my kitten ,it is english tho !!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/20/11 9:35 pm

PROJECT ~ restored the badges --- boy does it ever take patience.





Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/20/11 10:36 pm

For the gold? nothing. All it takes is a dremel cloth polishing wheel and metal polish and polish off the lacquer coating that is on them from factory. With that removed - the gold, (brass) polishes up like new. Took about 3 hours to do them both. Masking was not the most fun - then sprayed the with tank color and clearcoat. No need to clearcoat the brass star like the factory tried.
Posted By: OLS

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/21/11 4:01 am



Very large windscreen version below.
http://cl.ly/1h473z0K2J2O1i2c2u2Q/Side_DSC_0178.jpg
Posted By: Redman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/25/11 9:10 pm

BTW, it's been years so...here's Buster again. He now has clip-ons above the Tclamps but otherwise looks the same.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/25/11 9:17 pm

good ol' Buster
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/26/11 5:11 pm

Good looking machine Redman, Tell me some more about those front forks and front brakes please.
bigt
Posted By: ceefer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/28/11 4:39 pm

Having had a lot of help from people on this site, I thought that I would post some pictures of the finished item. It is now taxed and MOT'd and runnning.

Posted By: Brandycat

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/11 9:59 pm

Hi All!, hope I manage to post this ok, this is a 1949 B31 that I have been building on and off for about 12 years, I finally finished it the other week, It runs great and will be even better when I manage to get the head to seal!
anyway here it is:

and this is a 1937 BSA B20 that I did about 20 years ago, I do go work on this and it's great fun!


hope you like 'em!

cheers, Dave
Posted By: Rusty Goose

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/11 11:23 pm

Very nice Dave, thanks for sharing!
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/30/11 2:44 am

Oh man, those are nice!
Posted By: Brandycat

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/30/11 9:02 am

Cheers Guys!
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 11:42 am

After a very long and tortured path, the 56 DB Gold Star is about ready to sing again. Hopefully tonight!





This bike has been seen before but in slightly different disguise. Tarvin Porter had built this bike to be his rider of the 2 Gold Stars. Now it has been rebuilt and modified a bit to suit my taste (or lack of laughing ).
Posted By: norbsa48503

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 2:25 pm

A new favorite Rich? So many fine choices for you to ride now just one more.
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 2:32 pm

Rich -

It's great that you've persevered to get that bike on the road.

At the Int'l in 2008, I saw several Gold Stars which looked like they were being used as daily transportation and touring bikes. I hope you will be able to get this one on the road regularly ... I don't mean 15,000 miles a year and wear it out, but ride it regularly and "show the flag".

I'd love to have one for just that, but it takes SUCH a commitment, as YOU know ...

Lannis
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 2:40 pm

Lannis sez:

"I'd love to have one for just that, but it takes SUCH a commitment, as YOU know ..."

Or it causes commitment laughing
Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 2:44 pm

Originally Posted By: Rich B
Lannis sez:

"I'd love to have one for just that, but it takes SUCH a commitment, as YOU know ..."

Or it causes commitment laughing



Yep, except you have to choose between a mental treatment facility and debtor's prison .... !

Lannis
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/11 5:48 pm

Well, She's almost finished at last!! Can't wait to get her on the road... grin

Posted By: Mattsta

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/01/11 12:56 pm

Originally Posted By: Fisherman


This is my '66 A65 'special' (seems the word bobber causes some consternation here sometimes)

I bought the engine and bare frame in late '05, and built the engine first, in my garage. It's stock w/ .020 over pistons, and a cast iron oil pump body from EV engineering. New bearings (Timing side main was at .003, so it went back in.)

The fork is a late Sportster, shortened 2". Rear wheel is H-D as well as brakes and levers. The rear brake linkage I designed and had fabbed by a friend who is a prof welder and drag car fabricator. He built the oil tank as well and welded the rear section.

The fuel tank is a '69, and when I got it had been beaten with a hammer and shot with a small calber gun (talk about a bad day with your BSA...), you can stick your finger in the filler and still feel the inside of the gunshot hole. The battery box is aluminum diamond plate. I wired and painted it in my garage.

Bernie


fantastic

Your phota has identified which petrol tank is fitted to my bike.

I always wondered which model it was from
Posted By: cesariaputeri

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/03/11 3:22 pm

My first brit bike

My friend said, it is B31 1956.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/03/11 7:07 pm

hey cesariaputeri,
That's a very good probability with those Ariel wheels.

Nice lookin' ol' bike! Very darned complete, with those accessories included!!

Wish I could find a package tray for my '48 AJS...
Brett
Posted By: piperjak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/09/11 12:09 am

Allan, The red button is the kill switch, wired through the
neg post on the coil and the black one is the horn. (center toggle is the high beam)
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/12/11 4:13 pm

My 1967 West Coast Hornet
ET Ignition, Acronet Alloy Wheels, Alloy Side Covers, WORKS Shocks, Progressive Springs, and Siamese Exhausts.
Pistons are Original 10 or 10.5, likes a mixture of racing gas and 91 Octane. Bates Headlight and Bracket.
Runs great with a long legged 21 tooth drive sprocket.
Plans are to ride it like this for the summer and then restore to original condition.




Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/15/11 9:55 pm

Just got me wheels back today and I'm CTF! grin








I'm just hoping that I'll be be able to get it out of the kitchen when it's done blush


Posted By: Keith Miller

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/17/11 7:02 pm

Hi,
Just joined the forum and would like to say what a great source of information it contains. A big thank you, to you all.

I've just finished restoring my 66 Spitfire at the beginning of the week and have now put 98 miles on her. I've attached a couple of photos. Hope you like her.....





Thanks

Keith.
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/17/11 10:35 pm

Nice one, how long have you had it?
Posted By: Keith Miller

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/18/11 8:11 am

Hi,
Got the frame and engine in 1980ish. Left rod through cases. Repaired engine and put it into my Thunderbolt. In 1988 had SRM conversion done to bottom end. Three years ago after about 60,000 miles the gearbox went, putting a hole in the cases.
Decided to completely rebuild engine and put it back into original frame. The quill on end of crank needed replacing so sent bottom end back to SRM where it was repaired and dynamically balanced with racing carillo rods. SRM pump and PRV were also purchased. New pistons, new clutch, Pazon ignition, gas flowed head, new 32mm concentrics, lightned rockers.
I've modified the timing cover to take the later clutch cable.
The frame has tapered roller bearings, later shuttle damped forks and TLS front brake.
The tank is a new Burtons fibre glass tank with a casswell lining.
It's taken two years to put back together and hopefully will last another 60,000 miles without having to pull apart!!!!!!!.

I bought my first A65 37 years ago whilst at College for £70 and bought the Spitfire for £40, I've spent probably thousands over the years riding them and modifing them. It gets into your blood.

Here's a photo of my thunderbolt.


Enjoy yours

Keith.
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/19/11 3:00 pm

Thanks mate, bought mine in 1978, blew it up 1979! Then had a bit of a crash on it later that year, 'rebuilt' it and rode it until 1983, now decided to put it back together now the kids have gone, the ex-wife has gone, and the CSA has gone!

And the new wife is a lot more tollerant of bikes!

Wheels now in grin



Posted By: Salty Dog

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/11 4:42 am

Finally got the old B33 sorted on the road and she's a rumpty !

Here she is in the shadow of the Tantalus mountain range in Squamish B.C.



and again after taking a drink of fuel up on the Duffy Lake road

Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/11 7:10 am

wow, lucky man , ho to be there ,nice bike nice place
Posted By: roguevave

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/11 2:27 pm

1957 M21






Posted By: Jedzo

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/11 1:38 am

Here's my '66 MKII Spitfire, US spec. Not concours but my regular ride.







Lives with my other sickle, a '68 American Eagle / Laverda 750 GT.



Cheers

Jedzo, Sydney
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/11 3:08 am

Like the Spitfire!
Posted By: BazzaT120

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/11 4:46 am

[IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1146.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1162.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1167.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1176.jpg[/IMG[IMG]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1183.jpg[/IMG<a href="http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/?action=view&current=IMG_1189.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j464/BazzaT120/IMG_1189.jpg" border="0" alt="All Parts Stored at End Of Shed"></a>
Hi, this pictures of the start of my winter restoration. A 1972 BSA A65 Lightning. It's an American import that will spend time after the rbuild on the country road of Australia. It's first big trip will be to the Border Run in 2012 in memort of BSA Bill a legend that rode BSA's all over Australia.
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/26/11 6:43 am











Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/27/11 9:40 pm

Ha ha! Here's a pretty 'hideous' photo from about 1980 not long after my 'smash' in '79, note the OIF rear mudguard and tail-light, cheepo headlight brackets, 'Goldie' style silencers and the 190mm front end I picked up for £20 from the breakers yard and those crash bars! eek

Ho,hum I was 20 and as long as I could ride it it didn't matter! LOL!

Posted By: Go2fer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/02/11 11:13 am

This project will take some time, but this is the start on May 2011. This non running bike, has a wrong triple tree, wheels and exhaust,no looming wire and was waiting for restoration by the former owner from 1996 till May 2011, when I bought it. Next picture May 2012
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/02/11 1:47 pm

Interesting project Fer, awaiting restoration since 1996..
Do not dispair, my Goldstar project took even longer than that. (and is still not completed yet).
Good luck with your restoration work,I am looking forward to watching your progress.
Posted By: Go2fer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/02/11 5:44 pm

I now see that my information was not complete. The former owner bought it in 1996 tot restore this bike, but never got further than this point. I bought it in May this year and the planning is summer next year to ride again.
Posted By: FastDoc

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/14/11 4:36 pm

My 1968 BSA 441 Victor. In bike years it IS a Senior Citizen. Even so I moved it one spot over after taking the picture.



The lovely Miss Linda with the BSA.





Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/24/11 2:20 pm

After 3 monthsits done at last dont even try to guess what it is !!!![img][IMG]http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd485/1963wak/a65lightning007.jpg[/img]http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd485/1963wak/a65lightning011.jpg[/IMG]
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/24/11 2:23 pm

Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 3:39 pm

That's a great looking bike, Congrats! beerchug
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 3:52 pm

Wak, is it my eyes or... What kind of carburettor do you use?
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 7:18 pm

Originally Posted By: Ger
Wak, is it my eyes or... What kind of carburettor do you use?


Looks like Amal monobloc 376 to me.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 8:02 pm

Originally Posted By: Ger
Wak, is it my eyes or... What kind of carburettor do you use?
There amal monobloc 389 & 689,the floats go to the inside
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 8:09 pm

It's my eyes, I think. I thought they were the racing Amals with the separate float chamber.
Thanks.
Posted By: Steve S

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/25/11 8:14 pm

Hey wak

Nice bike just finished mine live just up road to you Belper

Where did you get the lightning power transfers from ?

The ones I have put on mine are not quite right


Steve
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/26/11 7:05 am

They are from Classic Transfers http://www.classictransfers.co.uk/pages/galleries/british-us-transfers/a---c/bsa.php?p=0.Thats a nice original bike ,unlike my box of bits mongrel !!!!
Posted By: jimt100

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/11 3:39 pm

Very nice! I have a 67 with 10.5 to 1 and wondered what ratio your mixing the fuel. I have been running 93 octane and it's still not real happy.
Posted By: Steve S

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/11 6:39 pm

Just put regular fuel in from supermarket in the UK as far as I know is 95 octane and it runs fine as far as I can tell

We used to have 2 3 4 and 5 star petrol think 5 Star was 100 octane the only other thing I use is a lead substitute to stop valve/seats burning out


Steve

Just done some googleing and found this

"Super Fuels

Many of the large petrol companies have launched 'super fuels' - petrols and diesels that have a higher research octane level. These fuels are said to increase power in many vehicles, deliver less pollution than regular fuels and help to maintain a cleaner engine. Amongst these 'super fuels' are Tesco's Super Unleaded 99 Octane petrol, supplied by Greenergy, now sold at many stations across the UK and also BP's Ultimate 102 Unleaded which is currently the most advanced, high-performance petrol you can buy on UK forecourts. "

Might have to try a tank full see if it makes a diffrence
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/30/11 8:08 pm

Win,

I really like that bike...great job.



Originally Posted By: leon bee
Don't worry, I found an already butchered frame to build this with. Actually, parts of three wrecked frames welded together:
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/31/11 3:39 pm

Nice, iv got a rougth old frame and fancy building one in that style,its well cool
Posted By: bri1955

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/11 4:32 pm

Both bikes are Chad's, last photo by Chad.

IMG_3061 by bri1955, on Flickr
IMG_3065 by bri1955, on Flickr
IMG_3067 by bri1955, on Flickr
IMG_3068 by bri1955, on Flickr
IMG_3071 by bri1955, on Flickr
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/11 4:49 pm

At last the A65 metisse is back from the platers
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/11 6:48 pm

Well I saaaaay ole chap its nicely done! .
Is it straight nickel or does it have a copper foundation.
Richard
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/11 8:52 pm

its nickle over copper,and theres no money here just loads of old bikes !!!!!!!!its going on the road iv got a long stroke 750 to put in it,i want it to be a delux hornet !
Posted By: nz rian

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/08/11 6:00 pm

i'm lovin that rocket 3, its beautifull.
i want one!
Posted By: shel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/08/11 11:54 pm

There's one close to the top of the page.
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/10/11 10:41 pm

Originally Posted By: nz rian
i'm lovin that rocket 3, its beautifull.
i want one!


I think Rian (thanks by the way) is refering to mine Allan.. I'm going to try and get in touch with Colin Podmore with a view to showing it on the Beezer stand at Stafford next April.. Ian (the cheese stealer)
Posted By: Thomas4

BSA Rocket 3 1969 - 08/16/11 5:21 pm

BSA Rocket 3 1969
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--WLh2AJNrM




Posted By: Luke Albanese

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/17/11 8:54 pm

Wow Wak, this is really a beauty to me. Can you tell us something about it? What is that fantastic green colour?

kind regards

Luke Albanese
Burlinton, Ontario
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 7:00 am

Sure Luke,its a 66 lightning with rocket yokes and headlight,b44 forks,69 wheels and cyclone tank and seat,the engines stock it as small port head and a genuine timing side bush,electronic ignition,power box and gell battery and the usual paper oil filters and magnets.the colour is candy green over a silver base.Iv done 200 miles so far with no issues and gave it a short squirt up to the ton,my only regret is not making it single carb but the twin carbs do look the part !!!!!
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 8:40 am


bike has been parked for a while but son who does some photography decided to take some photo's which came out great(in my opinion)....
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 9:05 am

Joe ,thats well cool,i bet its great to ride?
Posted By: Luke Albanese

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 4:37 pm

Wak,

Thanks for this. I wonder have you got any more (larger) photos you can send me of the bike from various angles?

I'm just about to start with a 67 Thunderbolt that I happen to have a 1972 750 lightning engine to hand and would love to aim to produce something over here that looks like yours?

Cheers

Luke

lukealbanese@gmail.com
Posted By: Luke Albanese

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 4:40 pm

Wak - is that the 7" TLS or the full 8" brake on the front? Did you paint it yourself? If so - how did you do the gold tank line?

Cheers

Luke
Posted By: Luke Albanese

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/18/11 7:39 pm

Thanks Allan
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/19/11 3:01 am

wak....it's been 3-4 years since it's run.
i ran it when i finished it several times. like most vintage bikes its enjoyable to look at and to ride..
lots of nice bikes on the forum guys, hope your all enjoying them ............joe
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/19/11 7:11 am

Yeh the front brakes a 69/70 bsa triumph 8" twin leading shoe, a must i my opinion if you intend to ride in busy trafic.i did the paint my self its easy enought ,cellulose ,acrylic or 2 pack will work,apply the coarsest silver you can find then you can buy the candy or make it, i usualy make it just ask you paint supplier for a 50ml of pigment in the colur you require (go a shade darker than you want) then mix in to a clear laquer,using a aluminium stiring device pour the color in until you get about a third of the require shade(viewed on the ally)hit it with 3 coats ,mask a pin line then paint the gold then clear coat it.i brush my pin line but i wouldnt recomend it,it takes practice!
Posted By: Luke Albanese

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/19/11 1:40 pm

Cheers Wak,

it really is a stunner!!

Top polishing job as well.

L
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/20/11 12:46 am

Originally Posted By: wak
,unlike my box of bits mongrel !!!!

its a 66 lightning with rocket yokes and headlight,b44 forks,69 wheels and cyclone tank and seat


Wak,
PM sent...

Are you talking about that pretty green bike? It sure does NOT look like a mongrel!
Brett

P.S. wish you were a LOT closer, I've got at least four tanks to get painted.... And maybe four oil tanks and tool boxes to match the gas tanks...
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/20/11 12:57 am

Joe,
I like your A10 Spitfire, is it a replica? That circle track seat sure sets it off!

May I ask what the panel behind the exhaust pipes is, or is it a central oil tank? Did you find the winged BSA badge and affix it there?
Whichever, that also is a great accent!

What are in the ends of the exhaust pipes, some sort of silencer?

How about a pic of the other side!?
Brett
Posted By: wak

New seat - 08/20/11 12:16 pm

just fitted new seat, its the early type i think it suits it better than the humped one
Posted By: dodgeboy57

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/20/11 8:02 pm

'57 Alloy Clipper - soon to be in ISDT trim



'57 Alloy Clipper - Scrambler



'78 CCM 350 Trials w/ BSA based B40 engine


BITZA BSA - A7 engine, B33 frame, SCT gearbox, twin carb head.
This thing will go through the woods faster than my old reflexes will allow!

Posted By: besageezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/21/11 4:14 pm

Dodgeboy57,

You have some nice motorcycles.
I have always liked off road bikes.
Posted By: KevRasen

Re: New seat - 08/21/11 8:16 pm

Wak - is that seat a Wassel ? if so is the quality any good ? I've seen one on UK ebay , looks the same - but I've heard negative about the vendor - but that's possibly one persons bad deal.
Regards
Kev
Posted By: dodgeboy57

Re: New seat - 08/22/11 2:28 am

Thanks! I'll post some more of the treasures once I dig em out. I've got a project A10 Gold Star Scrambler buried someplace, a trio of B50 scramblers, a Dick Mann engined, Sammy Miller framed Trialer and the original Otter B40 Trialer that's mentioned in the British Trials Bike book. There's also a Seeley Honda and a hoard of Greeves buried in the garage.
Posted By: wak

Re: New seat - 08/22/11 9:04 am

Yes its a wassel seat,its fit for purpose,and looks good,you cant beat a genuine seat with a pressed base and moulded foam tho,but its not the sixtys anymore !!!!
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: New seat - 08/22/11 12:02 pm

wak,

What kind of car is that ? I noticed it has a Mustang emblem on the fender too !
Posted By: wak

Re: New seat - 08/22/11 2:27 pm

Yes mustang badges ummmmmmmmm ! its really a 1963 Ford consul Capri 1500GT
Posted By: ChiefEagle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/22/11 8:04 pm

67 Thunderbolt<br>
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/24/11 5:00 pm

Nice T-bolt Chief, very nice....

Seems any decent unit twin from the late 60's just look right to me....
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/11 6:09 am

the street tracker lh panel is just steel sheet cover with a tank badge added...
the pipes do have baffles installed as it was way too loud and i made up some exhaust tips for the ends..
i really like the green lightning, nice paint on her too....joe
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/25/11 6:10 am


rt side
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/11 1:35 pm

Gorgeous! Can we see the left side?
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/11 4:25 pm

Mark Z,
In this thread, go back to "#390260 - August, 18 2011 04:40 AM", and you can see the left side.

He DOES have a NICE boik!
Brett
Posted By: Diane Cressell

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/02/11 8:20 pm

I would like to post a picture new to this place how do you do it? My poor 1956 BSA just came out of 30 year storage in a tractor trailer....Diane
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/02/11 8:53 pm

Am pretty pleased with how my Petrol Tank turned out, now have just gotta figure out how to 'bash-in' that roll pin that holds the filler cap on without cocking-up my paint job shocked



laughing
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/11 2:15 am

Beautiful tank Dick, I would rig up some sort of rig to pull-draw that pin into place.
Don't think I'd take any swings around that gem.
That's my favorite tank for a Lightning, home market 70 probably 69 also. I need one in blue.

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/11 2:47 am

Diane,

It is very simple. Check out this post which just happens to be the very first post at the top in the BSA section.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660&an=1#Post169660



Originally Posted By: Diane Cressell
I would like to post a picture new to this place how do you do it? My poor 1956 BSA just came out of 30 year storage in a tractor trailer....Diane
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/11 5:24 am

hi, go to the main forum page (the complete list) and go to the tutorial board section(anouncements) which should walk you through it....i'm not great at it but i use photo bucket that is fairly easy..give it a try and if you have problems someone should help you....good luck, joe
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/11 6:44 am

Originally Posted By: D.Bachtel
Beautiful tank Dick, I would rig up some sort of rig to pull-draw that pin into place.
Don't think I'd take any swings around that gem.
That's my favorite tank for a Lightning, home market 70 probably 69 also. I need one in blue.

Don in Nipomo



Cheers mate, it's a '70 tank grin
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/11 8:35 am

There' s lots of great machines and beautiful restoration projects posted here over the past few months. Congratulations to all of you ! clap

I wonder how many machines are left to be unearthed...

Peter
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/04/11 2:17 pm

Posted By: spicer650

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/05/11 10:04 pm

nice bike shame about the screen..
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/11 9:41 pm

I'd wanted a BSA since I was a kid. Wasn't actively on the hunt though. Walked past a very clean A65 Thunderbolt on the way to work a few weeks ago (Rivington and Christie, seen it about a lot) and commented to a mate of mine. He said, oh, did you know there's a BSA for sale on Craigslist today? Went to have a look and here was this little darling. Wasn't really planning to buy a bike, but I had the readies, had a little something to celebrate and she was cheap and gorgeous, just the way I like ’em. So she's now mine, and after Fumi at 6th Street Specials gave her some love she purrs like a bird. The bike I always wanted since a kid in London. Matching numbers too.

Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/06/11 11:38 pm

Nice one Eddie smile

Have had mine since 1978 and would rather sell my soul than part with it!
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/07/11 12:45 pm

Nice bike Eddie! Hope you wont get rain... with that missing front fender wink
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/07/11 1:57 pm

She'll be a fair-weather friend, this one. She'll also live upstate, cause I reckon she'll like the twisty back roads in Sullivan County better than straight lines and 90° turns in the city.
Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/07/11 2:24 pm

Ok, then she will be well kept I guess. Have fun & ride save.
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/08/11 5:25 pm

Here we go, a few BSA glamour shots from the Bull City Rumble:

My '71 BSA A65 powered Rickman Metisse


My '67 Royal Star daily rider


Jim Hunsberger's '67 WD B40
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/08/11 6:34 pm

portable seamless set-up and softbox visible in the tanks. photoshop afterwards to clean things up. nice job!
Posted By: Alex

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/08/11 6:50 pm

These were taken by a professional photographer who set up inside the music venue during the day at the Bull City Rumble. Fortunately, as thanks for me letting them ride the bikes, my cousin and her S.O. cleaned them up before we rode to the event, so they look pretty good.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/09/11 12:26 am

DROOLING over that Rickman!!!!

VERY nice! VERY COOL!
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/11/11 11:18 pm

My 1958 Golden Flash......more pics here....

http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/eldomike/1958%20BSA%20A10%20Golden%20Flash/

Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/12/11 3:20 am

Originally Posted By: eddiebrannan
I'd wanted a BSA since I was a kid.



Did you get my PM eddieb.... Sent last week??
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/12/11 3:06 pm

This was my home made rocket3 hi boy followed by my low boy
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/12/11 3:57 pm

NICE Rockets, Wak!

Grimeca on the Hi-boy?
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/12/11 6:10 pm

its a suzuki gt750 item,looks better than it works!
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/12/11 8:55 pm

no i didn't wadeschields! sorry — going to look for it now. brand new to the forum
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/13/11 3:57 am

When you have a message Eddie there is a flashing "mail" symbol near the top of the page if you are logged in.... New reply sent.
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/21/11 10:44 pm


I'm getting there, the only trouble is the nearer I think I'm getting there the further away it seems!



I really hope I can get it out of the kitchen when it is done otherwise the wife will not be pleased!

and yes I know the front end isn't right but when I smashed it up in 1979 and totalled the forks and front wheel, I realised how violent the twin leading shoe was and 'fell in love with the 190mm' that I fitted, so it stayed! smile






Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/22/11 1:59 pm

Ha, ha! Don't even go there mate!
The first one was bent and twisted, the second had such a scratch on it that you could feel the burr in the metal and the third had many hair-line scratches on it! The only good thing to come outta this is that I'm getting good at complaining!

If the forth is crap, it's "give me my money back" time!
Posted By: sam_tots

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/22/11 8:59 pm

1971 BSA Thunderbolt - original except color.

IMG_0736 by bicyclenerd_1, on Flickr


IMG_0881 by bicyclenerd_1, on Flickr
Posted By: Bob~NJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 12:38 am

Hi,
Look'en at those burn out marks on the pavement behind yer bike, tyres must be cheap in Co.?

Cheers~Bob
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 1:33 am

Originally Posted By: Bob~NJ
Hi,
Look'en at those burn out marks on the pavement behind yer bike, tyres must be cheap in Co.?Cheers~Bob


Looks like pavement crack sealer to me.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 2:20 am

Heh,
Gary, look at the pavement just ahead of the front tire...
Otherwise, yeah, crack sealer tar...

How's the weather holdin up out there?
Brett
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 3:00 pm

Brett,

I see it, but I still say crack sealer. Nice bike though.

Low 90's everyday; no humidity. Normal is 82 this time of year. Cooler nights though (low 50's), so daytime is fine.
Posted By: sam_tots

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 3:04 pm

Bike is awesome, currently she is a little sick ( see my post below wink... The weather is Colorado is great, awesome riding the bike into the mountains! I was stuck at the RR crossing because a big freighter was coming through so I pulled into parking lot and started taking photos.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 3:04 pm

The old Bushman,ring ding ding,a lot of fun

Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/11 5:18 pm

Funny little bike, that number plate on your car is nice too !
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/24/11 11:57 am

Yes i love it off road its real fun the only thing i would change is the rear shocks there a bit short with the 21" front wheel,the real surprise is on the road its as happy at 55/60mph as my 650 trophy !!! People should ride these more
Posted By: Chuck Cole

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 1:16 am

I like this pic. Hope you do too.
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak...289_7976983.jpg
Posted By: Chuck Cole

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 1:20 am

My father and I built this bike over a 15 year period, gathering parts and paying bills at the same time. The engines are both A65L '66 Lightnings. The frame is a combo of two older A50's and the tig welding artwork of a close friend. Enjoy! http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak...352_5252160.jpg
Posted By: Chuck Cole

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 1:23 am

Another view. http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak...319_5472919.jpg
Posted By: Chuck Cole

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 1:24 am

And another. http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak...287_4184694.jpg
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 2:28 am

Posted for Chuck Cole.







Posted By: Chuck Cole

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 5:49 pm

Gary E., how were you able to post those pictures like that? What's the trick?
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/05/11 11:37 pm

That is pretty cool Chuck; do you hill-climb it?

I'm loving my Lightning; the Tri-spark ignition and JE pistons from EdV make the bike a real pleasure to ride; I just took it for a quick spin. I should be wearing earplugs but I just love that BSA exhaust sound.

Posted By: Curley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/11 12:28 pm

Here is my 1961 BSA C15 that i just picked up 2 weeks ago!



Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/11 1:59 pm

Hey Curley, welcome aboard ! smile

Looks like your find has been out in the open for a very, very long time...
I which you all the luck you can get !

Peter
Posted By: Curley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/06/11 2:33 pm

Originally Posted By: Peter-L
Hey Curley, welcome aboard ! smile

Looks like your find has been out in the open for a very, very long time...
I which you all the luck you can get !

Peter


Thanks Peter. It was sitting in a barn for almost 14 years and it spent some time int he rain as well.
Its not all grim!!!!

Was sold as non runner with seized engine.
Got it back home and gave it a power hosing!! Cleaned up a lot of the gunk and dirt.
Engine turns over fine!!! clap
Gearbox seems fine!!! clap

Bike has been stripped to rolling chassis with the engine still mounted.
All nuts and bolts came off easily after 2 day soak of WD40!!

Surprisingly there is only surface rust all over and the chassis is in very good shave with very little rust!! clap


Thank you for the wishes and luck mate!! beerchug
Posted By: LR1970

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/11/11 11:37 pm

Had this bike for 20 years now. It has taken many different shapes and now I am changing it again. All bolt on stuff so I'm not modifying it too much. Just a mock up at the moment so I can work out colours and which bits to crome. I should get a few looks at the bike shows when it is done. mmm... paid my subscription, how do I load a picture?
Posted By: LR1970

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/11/11 11:45 pm

Thanks
Posted By: Back2Brits

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/12/11 3:36 am

Wonderful machine! I really like the pipes. If I may ask, where did you get them? I see the studs on the pipe for the heat shield. Will you mount the shield(s) as well?

Sorry for 20 questions - a friend is considering using similar pipes on his '69 Triumph TR6. Truth be told, I'm asking for him. But I never thought they'd work so well on an A65. Beautiful.
Posted By: LR1970

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/12/11 5:03 am

The pipes are BSA Hornet pipes. You can still buy them I think. I will put the heat shields on and wrap the pipes in heat proof wrap and just recrome the last 2 inchs on the ends. There is a Hornet video on Utube with the same. Might be too loud to get rego but I will worry about that later.
Posted By: ttatham

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/18/11 10:02 pm

Here is my '70 A65t.

BSA A65t by LumberingGiant, on Flickr
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/18/11 11:06 pm

Nice seventies-style colours, ttatham ! bigt

Talking about the seventies: last month, my mates Eric, Peter, Etienne and me plus some other guys had some good times on the set of a new film that will be released next year.
I wouldn' t mention this here of course, if there hadn' t been some bikes in it grin

We had to “play" the start of some friends who escort one of their friends and his pregnant wife to hospital after a wedding party. The year ? 1973...

Eric was riding his Maroon BSA B40WD, Etienne was on his T120Triumph Bonneville, I am on my green/gray B40WD and Peter rides his 500 Honda.
Other bikes include a Guzzi V7, another Honda 500 Four, an AJS 500 single, a Norton Commando Caféracer, a Harley chopper and a newly restored BMW R75/5

We also got some lovely young ladies to escort us blush
Thought I' d post it here in the BSA section, as this adds some more British iron to the history of cinema, isn' t it ?

Below is a picture of the four of us on a row before one of the - many - takes.



And here is a youtube video, taken by one of the onlookers...

Peter

Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/20/11 8:02 am

Yeh i can remember Hagon shocks and Davida helmets in 73 lol,sorry thats being picky i like the disc braked t3 sport as well !
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/20/11 1:25 pm

Heheh, you' re absolutely right, Wak grin
But then, the budgets here in Belgium for movies are way too low to buy or even rent the correct vehicles, so they have to look elsewhere.
Also, they didn' t find enough people who were prepared to show up with suitable machines on that particular day...
Apart from the shocks and the disc-braked Guzzi, the BSA B40WD was never sold to the public either wink

Anyway, this scene will make only a few seconds of the movie and we were just there to fill up the scene and make some noise.
99,9% of the people who will watch the movie won' t even notice there' s bikes in it laughing

This happens often though. How many times did they use NA Harrvard/Texan aircraft to mimic German or Japanese aircraft to name one?
Remember Steve McQueen riding an early sixties 650 Triumph in the great Escape, btw ??
That was supposed to be a German WWII motorcycle... grin

anyway, we had great fun. wink

Peter
Posted By: JD

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/20/11 2:07 pm

I like the pic and video Peter. The guy in the video trying to start his bike and then being left behind cracked me up.
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/20/11 2:34 pm

Hi JD, thanks !
Yes, that was the AJS. After many takes, some machines didn' t like the 2 minutes rides that much.
The Belgian block road wasn' t that helpful either. The norton started to lose some - rather necessary - parts ( air filter, Tickler Pin, ... ) after a while. Heheh.

Peter
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/20/11 2:52 pm

peter fair play to you, its a better effort than quadrophenia !!
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/26/11 10:37 pm


twin singles
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/27/11 5:54 pm

Awsome looking bikes Joe, that kickstarter on your DBD34 looks different from the stock item, where is it from, and could you post a more detailed pic of it please ?
Posted By: joe a.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/28/11 7:01 am

thx,speed and sport in az has the kick arms- hear they are not good for high compression engines as they bend(not sure if it is still the case). mine has worked fine on the dbd engine but i use the compression release and compression on these are fairly conservative.....joe
Posted By: philterman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/30/11 9:00 pm



Here's my 1966 Spitfire. Doesn't look much like a Spitfire I know, but the frame and engine are Spitfire, everything else is a mixture of different models and years!!
Could run a competition to identify how many none standard bits make up this Smallheath product. This photo is now 2 years old and some more bits have since been changed.
Suits me anyway as I like it.
Enjoy your rides.
Philterman
Posted By: KevRasen

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/11 1:46 pm

Here's a picture of my 66 Lightning that looks like a Spitfire ! again it's a complete bitsa that I've just finished but it's going well and that'll do me.



Here's the non-runner I bought about a year ago - don't let the photo's fool you ! it was a complete bag of nails with a newish tank and side panels.

Posted By: philterman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/11 9:15 pm

Kev,
Your bike looks the business. See you've got a decent front brake on there. Your wheel rims in ally look good. What make are they and where'd you get them? I need to replace the rusting rims on mine and putting allys back on would take it one step closer to being like an origional Spitfire.
Regards
Phil
Posted By: KevRasen

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/11 11:20 pm

Phil,

Cheers for the compliments.
Picked the rims up off ebay - both Borrani, the rear was a complete wheel but had wrong size nipples for some reason so I swapped em for the next size up and it was fine.
The front was rim only. Price was OK for both but I could have bought new ones for the same money.
Picked the front drum up from the US ebay - about £50 plus another £50 postage and it had done bugger all work! bargain about 10 months ago but I see now the prices are also getting daft in the US.
Built the front myself with s/s spokes from SRM - takes a while ! hang it in the vice by the axle with a dial gauge on the rim and test your patience for a few hours !
Rest of bike has had a complete overhaul ( and a few quid)but not restoration , just ( hopefully ) fixed all the knackered stuff and bolted it back together good and solid.
Ebay is sound for alot of bits - but you need to be sure of what you're looking for and set yourself a reasonable price limit - don't chase any bids, be patient, let a few go cos there always be another comes along and you'll sneak in your "bargain buys". I've bought a few bits of crap but I've had a lot more bargain buys of good old stock.
Be wary of the "ebay" (UK) dealers selling repo stuff - it's a bit hit and miss quality wise - but then again some is OK.
Still running the bike in but it's done about 300 miles now and it's loosening up nice - running it in with plenty of short high revs but easy work and this seems to be working out OK and hopefully will get the boring bit out the way as quickly as possible.
Posted By: Michael Selvey

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/02/11 12:05 pm

http://users.stargate.net/~mrpink/images/brits/441new34.jpg

Mike Selvey's ex-"Victor Clubman Special"...what I was trying to do here was make a bike that BSA "might" have built..not too custom, but in keeping with the general theme. The best compliment I ever got was "what year did they build that one?"

Engine: 1966 motor, completely rebuilt with...

* New Alpha main bearing
* 1968 square barrel-head (to enable the "low pipe")
* Custom oil return (reversed on earlier motors)
* Oversize intake valve
* 30mm Amal Concentric carb
* Original Shooting Star headpipe and muffler

Cycle Parts:

* Fuel tank from a '70 Firebird Scrambler, chromed and custom painted
* Triple trees, headlight ears and fork sliders chromed
* Spokes cad plated (don't know WHAT I was thinking here!)
* Alumin(i)um front fender
* K&N "Ace" handlebars
* Barnett levers
* Avon Speedmaster tire up front
* Carlisle "universal" on back (to help in Field Events!)
* NOS wiring harness
* New seat cover
* Functioning compression release
* Custom stainless bolts and nuts scattered throughout

Mike is also having custom Mylar decals made that will spell out "Victor Clubman Special" to put on the sidecover and oil tank...
http://users.stargate.net/~mrpink/images/brits/Victor_Logo_Background3.GIF
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/05/11 11:31 pm

Here you go Mike. Very nice bike and cool decal!!






Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/11/11 12:12 am

Last ride of the season and it was a beautiful day in Victoria.




Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/11/11 8:21 pm

Originally Posted By: bsahatch
Last ride of the season and it was a beautiful day in Victoria.








I'd like a pair of handlebars like that. I tried using R90S bars but they're too narrow ....

Lannis
Posted By: bsahatch

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/14/11 9:21 pm

Lannis,

The bike came with the original high-rise bars then I switched to a narrow set which was very uncomfortable (they were narrower than my shoulders and felt awkward). My Dad had this set kicking around so I tried them out this season and love them. The fit me just right.

Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/11 12:10 pm

1967 HORNET (WEST COAST MODEL)

Recently finished this one. Fully restored with tons of NOS parts. It's a brother to the east coast Hornet I posted here a few years ago. West coast models have the TT pipes, the larger front wheel and tire, and larger oil tank (different frame too). There are more pictures posted on the "Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone" thread from a month or so ago.

Watch for pictures of my Wasp that is almost completed as well as group pictures of all three (both Hornets & Wasp), "the three tenors", on that thread.

Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/11 12:40 pm

W-O-W Gary. Beautiful !!
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/11 2:56 pm

As usual with your bikes Gary, STUNNING bigt Very nice indeed grin
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/22/11 9:32 pm

stunning
Posted By: Bob~NJ

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/23/11 12:58 am

Very nice Gary!!!

Looks like she's choked and ready to go.....

Cheers~Bob
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/25/11 7:09 pm

Bad to the bone. Have you run it yet.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/27/11 4:11 am

It's on my list of things to do. Got side tracked with the passing of my father recently. He was a motorcycle guy all his life. He built the tanks and solid rims at the Mustang motorcycle factory in Glendale, Calif. in the '40's.

Anyway, firing up the west coast bad girl got delayed for a bit, but it's coming soon.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/28/11 7:54 pm

My condolences, life is never the same.
Posted By: Dave Francis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/10/11 2:27 am

I've been in love with old bikes for as long as I can remember. Always had dirt bikes in the past. I decided once I left the navy and got to Texas, I'd get an old bike. Picked this up a month or so ago. Runs good. Needs some tuning. First thing is replacing the high rise exhaust with stock.


Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/10/11 1:19 pm

Frankly,
I like the "sheep's hook" exhaust systems, wish I had a boik to put it on, I'd ask you to send it to me, after you had found the "correct" pipe for your boik.

They have MUCH less chance of getting bashed against the ground or high spot, or when someone might accidentally go over a parking stop in a lot.
Brett
Posted By: Dave Francis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/10/11 4:09 pm

Yeah, I was hoping someone might want to trade so I posted in garage sale but, no takers.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/10/11 4:25 pm

Dave,
IF that would have fit my Goldie, I'd have traded with you.
But, as the port angle is different, that's a no-go...

Let me talk to a buddy of mine... I doubt he has an iron B33... Maybe though, he knows someone else who does...?
Posted By: pachy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/16/11 6:46 am

J12 V Twin from 1935
&
B44GP early spec with the white background transfers, white rubber tank mounting bung, white plastic filler bung, it has correct early GP folding kickstart & short gearlever & footrests only seen on early BSA press release pics , the engine is a works GP numbered engine (Sandcast crankcases with raised lug lettering) & the 531 tubing frame had been Nickel plated. Engine has genuine GP barrel running bsa slipper piston on standard bore which is Nicasil straight on alloy.

Posted By: Steve Erickson

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/16/11 7:08 am

Wow... both are beauties. More of each, please!
Posted By: pachy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/16/11 9:56 pm




V twin is quite fast, it was sold as a sports model & is a versatile engine, I restored this with attention to details such as the internal spiral Amal throttle & left-hand internal advance/retard twistgrip, cables exit the handlbars at the centre between clamps which are isolated from the top yoke by rubber bushes.

B44GP has original Jones rims with new old stock period Dunlop "Sports" tyres, the front being the correct 20"
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/11 12:54 am

i wish sanny claus would bring me that vtwin it's gorgeous
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/17/11 4:23 pm

Nice bikes,i bet the v twin is real fun
Posted By: Dave Francis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/20/11 1:39 am

pachy, that '35 is a real beaut, really outstanding. As far as aesthetics go, the 1930's are hard to beat; cars, planes, motorcycles, boats, clothes, you name it. Tough to beat that decade.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/26/11 3:24 am

Pachy,

More pics of the v-twin please in daylight out in the open. That is a incredibly gorgeous bike. Those and the slopers get my immediate attention every time.

Thanks in advance,

Allan,

That is a nice 68 BSA. Very Niiiiice!
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/26/11 10:53 am

It looks like he deleted the complete account, or he didn't pay the phone bill.
grin
Posted By: VicCyclone

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/12 8:37 pm

What happened to the B44GP Photo? Any chance of re posting it? Can't get enough GP photos.
Posted By: Doc_dup1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/05/12 11:15 pm

This started out as a 68 A65 that was powder coated red. I thought about turning the frame black again and then gave up and built a bitsa using a lot of leftover parts from other projects.

Doc

Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/10/12 9:54 pm

Nice Doc. It's different but I like it! I was thinking about putting the Siamese on the OIF Thunderbolt to cleanup the LH side of the bike so I can get at the primary adjuster on the road with a minimum of fuss.
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/20/12 2:06 pm



My CB34- Picture taken at Tucson Vintage Motorcycle Riders meet at the Barrio Brewery on Wednesday evening (photo credit- AZJohnnie)
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/23/12 8:24 am

Good looking Goldie, what type of front hub/brake do you have on your bike?
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/23/12 1:27 pm

It's a TLS piece from a Yamaha 650. It was highly modified by machinist/magician Jimmy Nichols here in Tucson.
The picture doesn't show the beauty of the work on the other side. It really hauls the bike down well
Posted By: Robin Giesbrecht

66 441 VE - 01/28/12 9:05 pm

1966 B44 VE I bought from Chicago area about twelve years ago. It is as I bought it except it has been completely gone through using Rupert Ratio book so I can ride it regularly.Bottom and top end were in nice shape but transmission and primary were rough. Has a nicely polished connecting rod. The ET coil was useless so I installed a 12V rotor/stator/rectfier/zener/commando capacitor to get it running. Works fine but will reinstall ET system with a Japanese coil.Front brake is also pretty much useless. Am going to try and skim the drum and see if it helps. Also has an alloy front wheel.But it sure is fun, I try to position myself for a start at top of a hill as kicking this thing is hardly worth it. Most people have no idea what it is and just stand there gawking at it.



Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: 66 441 VE - 01/29/12 1:33 am

Robin, me likes bigt
Posted By: Salty Dog

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/29/12 2:28 am

nice work Robin clap
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/12 12:13 am

[img:center][/img] MY 67 VICTOR ENDURO /SPECIAL I love the dirt tracker look on Robins bike. The Victor is a fun bike but there is tons of vibration in the bars and after 45mph she really screams.
Posted By: Robin Giesbrecht

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/01/12 3:27 am

Mine does not vibrate badly at all, kind of surprising but I can only assume that whoever went through the engine before I got my hands on it had it balanced fairly well. Looking at the internals it was obvious someone had put some time into the bottom end. I split the crank and inspected but that part was near perfect. Makes tons of torque and is fun to climb with as well as trails fast or slow.

Robin
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/02/12 12:34 am

My bike is missing the head steady, I wonder if adding one will cut down on the vibes?
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/12 7:58 pm

This bike was a "barn find". Hopefully with the addition of a head steady and some wrenching she will settle down a bit. It's almost unrideable like it is!! [img:center][/img]
Posted By: frasercurmudgeon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/12 11:50 am



This is my BSA Firebird 650 with SRM 750 conversion, owned since 1981. Bought in Shepton Mallet as a Lightning as the seller hadn't looked at the frame and engine numbers and these export models were not as well known then in the UK. He said it 'used to have some curly pipes' which he had taken off and replaced with standard UK exhausts. I got the complete exhaust and front mudguard and stays etc from the late Ted Bloomfield at MCS. At that time he had piles of them, all new and in original BSA wrappings. Not long after that he was still making up complete Triumph 500s from spares in Norfolk. I was allowed to browse through his Leytonstone stock room looking for bits (taking care not to step on his Yorkshire Terrier). I think it's a West Coast version originally as, when I bought it, it had a 17 tooth gearbox sprocket and revved out at 70mph in top!
Posted By: frasercurmudgeon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/11/12 12:40 pm

No it was a heap of junk then! I got through 2 cranks before I sent it off to SRM for bottom end conversion, 750 barrels, gas flowed head and fitted Mikuni 34mm carbs. My unsspecting wife said I should get it done as a present but I kept quiet as the bill mounted up and she wasn't overjoyed when it arrived back! The front end does lift a bit now under fairly normal acceleration on a 20 tooth sprocket.
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/12/12 5:53 am

frasercurmudgeon,

Looks like a nice bike and sounds like you got it sorted out
Posted By: Chris Nicholls

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/14/12 8:44 pm

Here's my 1957 BSA B31

hope the picture actually appears cool


Posted By: Chris Nicholls

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/14/12 8:45 pm

ah frown how do I post a picture?
Posted By: Chris Nicholls

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/14/12 8:49 pm

found it!! be right back!
Posted By: Pelle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/16/12 8:13 pm

A pacified warrior, WDB40 (ex Danish army)




Pelle
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/16/12 8:21 pm

Looks great, Pelle ! bigt

Peter
Posted By: Pelle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/16/12 8:32 pm

Thanks, Peter-L! I've seen your site and the story of your WDB40 project. That was really an inspiration those days when work seemed endless (I still have a print in the workshop).

Pelle
Posted By: photobob

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/18/12 6:34 pm

Hi there just recently joined the forum here are some photos of my A65 Star Twin 1963 which I restored last year then added some period extras the panniers are genuine Craven the fairing is an Avon and the crash bar is a Britax the indicators were added for safety I also have them fitted to my Gold Flash To many narrow escapes giving hand signals.


Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/18/12 6:44 pm

Very nice indeed photbob !! That last picture makes it look lie a miniature model, cool effect.

Welcome to BritBike beerchug
Posted By: leon bee

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/19/12 1:07 am

So many great bikes, I love this thread. Makes me wonder why I NEVER see one out on the road.
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/12 3:48 am

Nice Photobob. I've got a 1963 A65 Star as well waiting in the wings...
How does that front brake work? Did you do anything special with it?
Posted By: smitty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/12 2:48 pm

Posted By: photobob

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/12 6:51 pm

Hi there. The front brake is the standard 8" brake and at the moment it works okay but is not as good as the front brake on my Gold Flash which is also standard, maybe it will improve as it beds in it has new linings and has only done a couple of hundred miles up till now. Pleased that you like it some people are not in favour of the panniers and the fairing but I think it is acceptable on this bike as it is a standard road touring model I would not have fitted them if it had been a sports model like a lightning or spitfire. I did most of the work myself including rebuilding the wheels and overhauling the engine and gearbox also the paintwork, the only thing that I had to get done outside was the keyway in the crankshaft which was damaged because the rotor at some time in the past had come loose and destroyed the alternator I had to get a local engineering firm to cut a new keyway.
Posted By: Mattsta

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/22/12 7:14 pm

Originally Posted By: smitty


I've never really liked the A65 but that photo has changed my mind completely!

Very nice looking machine. Looks great with the alloy rims
Posted By: smitty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/23/12 12:13 pm

rims were the biggest expense when I was building it,I set up an account with buchanans at the shop I worked at to soften the blow
smitty
Posted By: RustySled

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 2:12 am


OK So after a lot of penny pinching, wheeling and dealing I saved some money for a Brit bike! Im performing my usual scan of local craigslist ads(Houston) when Low and behold up pops this "1967 BSA A65 Lightning" with three boxes of extra parts.. I contact the guy and the price is with in my range. I arange to see the bike (at this point Im ready too wet myself with excitement) at his place. Its perfect! Runs good pulls strong sounds GREAT! I pay the man he gives me the title I go home. Now as the excitment has worn off some and I start going over the bike I realize AAAAHHHHH crap true enough its a 1967 Lightning fram but it has a 1971 Firebird scrambler engine in it!! Im not to concerned by this because I dont really care if it all numbers matching. But what do you suppose all those boxes of parts are you ask..... thats right the original engine totally apart. Anyway this is my first bike ever and Im dam proud to own her. But I will be pestering yall with tons of questions in the appropriate forums! HAHA
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 4:59 pm

outnumbered42one,

Welcome & I like your bike. Looks pretty cool as is. Are you 100% sure it is a '71 engine ?
Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 6:59 pm

here is a pick of my Hornet replica, not exact but i like it,
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 8:02 pm

Didn't work for you viv.



Originally Posted By: viv cowley
here is a pick of my Hornet replica, not exact but i like it,
Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 8:05 pm

here is a top veiw of the single seat on my Hornet rep
Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 8:08 pm

Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 8:10 pm

Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 8:11 pm

Posted By: viv cowley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/25/12 11:56 pm

the orange is the colour that is used on the force india formula 1 car because the people who paint that car painted this,can get a code if you should like it
Posted By: RustySled

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/26/12 12:02 pm

Based on the numbers stamped on the motor case and what I could find on the net it says its a 1971 Firebird scrambler. If memory serves its stamped A65FS HE then a series of numbers(production). If Im wrong Id be greatful for some info from someone who knows more. I have a ton of questions about this bike Ive fallen for! Mainly carb questions for now though.
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/27/12 5:41 pm

[quote=smitty] [/quote This really reminds me of the 69 Lightning I had. It was the same color. When the crate was opened the original tank was damaged. The dealer asked if the FS tank would be OK. I always thought it looked better.
Posted By: oldcrow

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/12 1:28 am

Yes please. I don't know if our painters can read your codes, but that is a gorgeous color.
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/12 3:20 am

67 Victor Enduro/Special
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/05/12 12:54 pm

The 66 Spitfire is starting to look like a Spitfire again. Albeit my version of one. I've had this tank sitting in the barn for 3 years now. Figured it was time to put it on. As soon as I have the extra cash and find a rear alloy rim I will put the 190 front brake on it and both alloy rims. The rim on the brake is pretty wobbly but the shop seems to think it will straighten out in the truing wheel.... That might be as far as I take it then.



This is the same black bike I posted earlier in this thread but it looked like a black Lightning then.

Oh and at some point I will make the fenders match and put on the correct 66 tail light that I have. And get rid of the chrome fork legs too... who am I kidding these things are never done laughing
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/12 3:49 am

Wade,

I am so glad you posted pics of your Spitfire !! I really like the Black & White color scheme. IMO, the only thing I would do is get a chrome rear fender and I would call it done! Otherwise and even now, it is absolutely beautiful !!


beerchug
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/12 4:38 am

Thanks Jon, That is close to my plan.
1. Fender (need one)
2. correct taillight (already have)
3. and the alloy rims. (Have front need rear)

Then I will call it done. It may take me a while but I am not ashamed to ride it as is till then and it does run good now....
Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/12 12:18 pm

Looking good Wade! Is it coming t VMD this year and dragging you along? laughing
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/12 2:24 pm

That will be the plan Rich. Lord willing and the creeks don't rise....

Actually I just realized that I might have a rear fender too. No holes and not sure if its the right one. I do believe its BSA fender but I need to be sure its not for a Hornet. I would hate to drill holes in a rare fender.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/07/12 3:58 pm

Originally Posted By: Jon W. Whitley
...I really like the Black & White color scheme...

I concur. The tank looks good in black.
Posted By: edunham

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/12 2:49 am

Wade,
Are you sure that your bike is a '66 Spitfire? I ask because it has a later year valve cover, later sidecovers, wrong rims, and wrong front brake. Nice looking bike though. I too like the black Spitfire tank.


Ed from NJ
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/12 3:48 am

Originally Posted By: edunham
Wade,
Are you sure that your bike is a '66 Spitfire? I ask because it has a later year valve cover, later sidecovers, wrong rims, and wrong front brake. Nice looking bike though. I too like the black Spitfire tank.


Ed from NJ


Everything was wrong on this bike when I got it. Including the ape handle bars. I had no intention of restoring it but as time goes on I just keep adding things to bring it back to a spitfire look. Mostly because I like the look. It would be cheaper to buy one already done but where is the fun in that. Just removed the all red wiring harness that had more short circuits then a nut house and replaced it with a new British Wiring harness. Seems better now so far. All of the other parts like side covers and tank and other parts I had laying around. It will never be a rivet counters restoration but it is a matching numbers Spitfire and it will look nice and be ridden hard... Thats the plan and I am sticking to it. bigt
Posted By: gavin eisler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/12 6:05 pm

Wade
in the last pic I thought you were drooling. Took a good minute to see the shades.
Nice bike,the stock 8" front brake is probably better stopper than the 190mm full mirth hub. Aesthetically the tank seat line looks a bit hump backed, some foam stuffed under the front tank tunnel would correct that, maybe its just the camera lens.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/09/12 10:45 pm

No Gavin, Its not the camera. I think the same thng about the tank. I will sort that out along with adding the needed bracket under the front as well. I do drool sometimes but I photoshop that out of my photos wink
Posted By: RustySled

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/13/12 5:36 pm

There is nothing ugly about that bike! Love the whole "rat bobber" thing its got going on! Awesome! bigt
Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/15/12 3:57 pm

Drat!
I'd have traded you a shortened fender for that stock length one....

Too many fenders have already been altered, and there are no more originals being made... 'Replica's', sure, but no more originals.

Otherwise, it appears you ARE having fun with your boik!
Brett

P.S. If that is a true BSA single seat pan, you might want to get a tracing from it before you have it upholstered, there may be folks online that may want a copy, so they can try to get a seat pan made!

I'd like to have a tracing! Talk about a unique piece! I'd try to put one on my Hornet, and maybe one on the Fire Bird...
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/16/12 12:39 am

Brett,

I think we have determined that it is a modified tandem seat pan. It is too long to look like the seat drawing in the parts book. And no way to mount the original without frame mods.
Posted By: Peter Gascoigne

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/18/12 7:14 pm




1965 Rocket Lightening with Honda Forks and 7" tls. (and other strange additions). Engine is seized because it was left outside in the rain on the prop stand with the plugs out and one bore filled with water!
Posted By: morton750

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/23/12 8:03 pm

Posted By: Tridentman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/12 9:56 pm

Front brake lever angle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: MarkR

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/30/12 6:41 am

looks stunning
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/30/12 8:01 am

Originally Posted By: Lasse
Thank´s! That´s one of the things I have to adjust.


I think it will need more than adjusting. It is well past that.
New brake lining will probably be in order, - it may even require a little machining of the drum.

Good luck with the tests.
Posted By: Arnstein

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/05/12 12:38 pm

Posted By: Mark Parker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/12 1:16 pm

The BSA's looking really nice Arnstein. Why don't you list some of the modifications and specs?
Posted By: Arnstein

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/12 7:16 pm

Thanks a lot Mark.
Here are the modifications I remember in my 800cc Spitfire. Front fork from a Honda (because the excellent frame deserves a better front).Electronic revcounter from Hemmings.Ported cyl.head witk 43.5mm inlet valves,hardened exhaust valve seats (std dia.)and alu.spring ratainers.Mikuni carbs 32mm,maybe bigger carbs later on or maybe I will leave the 32mm on because I like the way it pulls HARD from low revs..Alu./nicasil 77mm cylinders from R.Traupel.Modified Triumph (TRW Routts)T140 pistons,approx.10-1 comp.Boyer ign. Nourish 85mm crank with needle roller t.s.(which sits in a steelsleeve machined into the crankcase and also a bolted plate holding the outer ring of the bearing axially). Deepgrove ballbearing outside alternator to hold the crank axially.Alu.clutch basket with 7 plates and Devimead 3spring alu.pressure plate without the needle bearing (beacause the needlebearing collapsed twice I made a thick bronze washer instead and a ball in each end of the actuating rod).Honda cb 450 clutch actuator mecanism (which is inside the outer t.s.cover) and outrigger bearing plate behind the clutch (the hole for the sprocket made bigger to accept the 22t).Cast iron oil pump and modified vw transporter oilfilter housing..Close ratio gearbox and 22-46 secondary sprockets with 5/8 x 3/8 x-ring chain. Double row ballbearing in the rearwheel brake drum because the sigle row bearing ballcage collpsed (too much torque?).
I take the BSA on quite long trips..for example Isle of Man and Denmark for the international in -05. also planning to go to the inter. this year in south Sweden. Next year the international will be held here in Norway only a few miles from where I live..see some of you there maybe.
Regards
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/06/12 7:24 pm

HOT STUFF,

Thanks for showing it off.
Posted By: The Chad is Good

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/12 2:00 am

My '67 BSA Lightning. Probably my favorite bike.

[img:center] '67 BSA Lightning by chadgman, on Flickr[/img]
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/12 3:46 am

Originally Posted By: Tridentman
Front brake lever angle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yep noticed it too...scary!
Posted By: Tridentman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/09/12 1:29 pm

Lasse---the angle between the cable and the brake arm is more than 90 degrees.
As you apply the brake that angle will increase.
You should have the angle set so that at rest the angle is less than 90 degrees and when you are braking hard the angle is as near to 90 degrees as you can get it.
That maximises the braking effect in relation to the force you apply on the lever.
As you hav4e it now it would certrainly fail inspection (MOT) test in UK.
HTH
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/21/12 5:12 am



Posted By: Beeza Benz

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/25/12 9:55 am


BSA in 1972 by Graeme-in-Oz, on Flickr

Photo of my 1971 Thunderbolt taken by me in 1972.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/27/12 8:13 pm

Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/28/12 6:03 pm

Originally Posted By: Graeme Bensley

BSA in 1972 by Graeme-in-Oz, on Flickr

Photo of my 1971 Thunderbolt taken by me in 1972.


Graeme,

Black Side Covers! Shiny Chrome. Cool Picture. Thanks for posting.
Posted By: gavin eisler

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/01/12 12:23 am

Amazing photo,.!

Learn from Wayne ,
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/05/12 2:47 pm

class
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/05/12 2:49 pm

We should go play BSA's one day, Wade.
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/05/12 3:03 pm



Here's my 1970 Y after its resurrection from dry storage this Easter.
I've been playing with the Greevorex and Zundapp so much it sat idle for three years.
I'm thinking about converting it to 1968 specs just to match the sidecover decals.... wink

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/08/12 11:40 am

Selling these two,i need the space !
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/12 2:43 am

Dang that A65 is clean!
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/12 3:38 am

Is that an English Capri?
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/20/12 2:06 pm



My 1955 BSA CB34.
Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/21/12 3:50 am

beautiful darbone beerchug
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/21/12 9:09 am

Great looking bike Darbone, congrats beerchug
That central fitted oil tank looks cool too.
What size of rims/tires do you have on your bike? looks smaller than 19"
Posted By: darbone85737

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/21/12 12:31 pm

Thanks. The tires are 18" Avon RoadRiders. They work great
Posted By: Henry Greg

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/12 4:54 pm

Its a ( Ford) Consul Classic, I think, although I may be wrong.
That A65 is just beautiful............. I think I am in love !!!
Posted By: triton thrasher

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/12 7:52 pm

Originally Posted By: wak
Selling these two,i need the space !


That's not a Ford Classic. It's a Ford Capri, nowadays often called a Consul Capri, to distinguish it from the later Cortina-based Capri. The Classic had a back-sloping rear window.

Posted By: Henry Greg

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/29/12 9:09 pm

Apologies Triton Thrasher, you are quite correct. Regards, Henry
Posted By: OLS

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/07/12 1:38 am


Posted By: Chris Nicholls

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/08/12 10:44 pm

Affectionately known as "little Bob" he was restored gradually over a few years and completed in 2011.

I've recently taken him up to 12 volts, Triumph 4 spring clutch, tuned the brakes, and put some decent rubber on.

I love "Bobbing" around the English country lanes on Bob.

Posted By: walloway

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/12/12 5:25 am

Here is my '66 Lightning from Australia. Excuse the dust,not much we can do about it out here.
I have had this bike for about 9 months, after resleeving the carbs and setting the points it now runs like a clock.
Later model instrument binnacles are about the only non standard parts I can pick. Of course I'm happy to be corrected.



Posted By: walloway

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/12/12 10:12 pm

Aircleaners are definately next on my shopping list.
Posted By: dodgeboy57

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/15/12 5:34 pm

Originally Posted By: Rickman
Dave,
IF that would have fit my Goldie, I'd have traded with you.
But, as the port angle is different, that's a no-go...

Let me talk to a buddy of mine... I doubt he has an iron B33... Maybe though, he knows someone else who does...?


Brett, your CB34 has an 1 3/4 od pipe. The B33? not so much.
Posted By: DavidP

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/18/12 2:41 am

Meet Zelda. Still a work in progress, but she's come a long way.

At the Blue Ridge Rally this year.

Improvements include Mikuni carbs, oil filter and gauge, and a modernized wiring system.

Not bad considering this is where I started. laughing
Posted By: stugs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/12 9:07 pm



My 65 BSA B40
Posted By: conhawks

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/22/12 10:21 pm

smashing!!
Posted By: conhawks

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/12 10:12 pm

this is my b44 after total restoration, from sitting in a garage for thirty years
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/25/12 10:26 pm

Purty!
Posted By: bsanorton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/12 6:47 pm

Delivered from Tennessee this week, 66' A65L (titled 67'). Has been stored a few years. cleaned the gas tank, petcocks and will have to redo the monoblocs carbs again. Just received a nice new sealed battery. The previous owner has had it since 71'. He had the paint freshened up and looks like many new chrome parts. Can't wait to fire her up. Anybody got the part # for viton tipped float needles? I was told the ones for concentrics are shorter or else I'd go with the extra ones I have.
Posted By: raf940

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/28/12 7:57 pm

OMG! What a beauty!!!
Posted By: Xchoppers

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/12 6:38 pm

This is my 1969 BSA Lightning.
It has 7500 original miles and is not restored.

Posted By: Xchoppers

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/01/12 6:43 pm





Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/02/12 3:20 am

very nice Xchoppers
Posted By: Monty777

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/12 9:00 am

1949 ZB32 Competition I just acquired-nice little bike with a very sweet engine.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-411lWn6yzuE/T_vtjLCtkTI/AAAAAAAAKxc/y2gHCJ6qlfg/s128/DSCF1989.JPG

John
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/12 9:59 am

Quote:
1949 ZB32 Competition


This is what I see when I click your link, Monty... frown

Posted By: bprm

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/06/12 10:12 pm

My 1933 Bluestar Jr in as found condition, been sitting since 63. Hope to get it running soon.


Posted By: Monty777

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/10/12 8:58 am

I changed the link and posted the picture to my Picasa album-it should work now.

John
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/10/12 9:39 am

Sorry John, it still does not work for me.
Read the photo posting tutorial at the top of this forum.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/10/12 4:20 pm

Quote:
still does not work

I tried to insert www. between the // and Picasa, but still the link does not send us to the file.

John, we're more or less of the same generation.
If computhings try to be smarter than me, I outsmart them with a grammar school child of one of my neighbours.
Posted By: someturn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/12/12 2:39 am

Posted By: someturn

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/12/12 2:41 am

That is my 1963 RGS chopper
Posted By: spanner man

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa herehttp://i1149.ph - 07/12/12 11:09 pm

[img][IMG]http://i1149.photobucket.com/albums/o599/buythabitz/mybsa2.jpg[/img][/img]

Hi all this is my 1972 BSA A65 LIGHTNING this pic is a few weeks old now and is now completed i've spent 18 months putting the bike back together.the original engine had blown and i had to replace the crank cases(i could only get 1968 crank cases)i managed to get hold of a crank with the end feed oil conversion and roller bearing and did the rest in my workshop,works well with 60 psi on idle.
Another BSA on the road!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Monty777

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa herehttp://i1149.ph - 07/14/12 8:21 am

Edited it again and the link now works-but I still can't get the picture to just appear in the forum............ho hum.

John
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa herehttp://i1149.ph - 07/14/12 11:03 pm



Hi John,

The address you gave as a link are to the thumbnail only it would seem.
You would need to open the image and then just click on the image code. This should copy it, - all you have to do then is paste that into the message block here.

You should see the address with a couple of brackets containing the word 'IMG' at the beginning and end of the address. Job Done.

I can all be done with 3 or 4 clicks of the mouse buttons.

I played around with the address and came up with this;

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-411lWn6yzuE/T_vtjLCtkTI/AAAAAAAAKxc/y2gHCJ6qlfg/
Posted By: schrottschlecker

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/17/12 2:20 pm

Hello,
here is a picture of my A65 when I pulled it out of a garage after 15+ years of storage...

Posted By: WozzA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/22/12 7:11 am

Hi... thanks to Morgan & his patience with me re registering trouble I'm now a newby.. No longer a LURKER..
Some may know me from the BSA A7- A10 Forum but for those who dont my name is Warren & I live in Melbourne Australia.
I retired from work last October & decided I needed a project bike... after a short search THE ONE was purchased...
OK I know it looks like a pile of rusty bits & pieces in boxes & buckets... but that was 8 months ago...

The latest update...

Looking forward to learning a LOT from your post.
Cheers WozzA
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/22/12 7:34 am

Hello and welcome to this forum Warren.
looks like a good project indeed, and there is a lot of expertise around over here if you encounter any problems with your restoration.
Actually, this forum is the best addition to my toolbox.
Posted By: WozzA

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/23/12 1:30 pm

Thankx for the welcome Peter...
I'm sure I'll be using other members knowledge before the project is finished..
Posted By: BSAGuy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 07/29/12 5:32 pm

This one was built out of bits (almost all 66-67)and is stripped down at the moment for paint. I live in the country, outside a small Texas town and I have a terrifically hard time getting firsthand information about my ongoing restorations. Currently I am working on four B44's; two are GP motored (66 Enduro Round Jug, and 67 Roadster Square Jug), along with an 'EA' '67 Enduro and a Victor Special. I also an slowly restoring a 1969 ThunderBolt 650 and a '67 Hornet(?) 650 motor in a '68 Lightning frame... another of my "Johnny Cash" specials! But, now on to my problem(s): First Question: "Was the 3/4" inside shaft on the early cam for the GP motored B44's only? My later B44 motors have a larger circumference inside shaft on their cams (along with some other differences. Mine are marked : one with an "E" for Enduro I suppose and the other "R" for Roadster. My Second Question: My "Hornet motor appears to have been constructed using two different case halves sometime in the dim past. The patination is different from half to half, the seams are not quite matching and a few other things. The frame number I am putting this motor in indicates it is a 1968 Lightning (A65LA10894), but the motor does not have a BSA 'Pad" on the cylinder with a number. In fact there is no pad there, just the following numbers stamped in the drive side cylinder deck (same place the pad would be):BC650718!!!! These are sand cast cases and do NOT appear to have been tampered with under magnification. ANY Help would be GREATLY appreciated. I bought this motor with a nasty home-built hardtail chopper frame (which I tossed). Thanks in advance for any help. T-Bone in Bastrop [img:center]http://C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\My Documents\My Pictures\Craigs List Photos[/img]
Posted By: BSAGuy

VIN Information, and B44 GP Cam information - 07/29/12 5:43 pm

This one was built out of bits (almost all 66-67)and is stripped down at the moment for paint. I live in the country, outside a small Texas town and I have a terrifically hard time getting firsthand information about my ongoing restorations. Currently I am working on four B44's; two are GP motored (66 Enduro Round Jug, and 67 Roadster Square Jug), along with an 'EA' '67 Enduro and a Victor Special. I also an slowly restoring a 1969 ThunderBolt 650 and a '67 Hornet(?) 650 motor in a '68 Lightning frame... another of my "Johnny Cash" specials! But, now on to my problem(s): First Question: "Was the 3/4" inside shaft on the early cam for the GP motored B44's only? My later B44 motors have a larger circumference inside shaft on their cams (along with some other differences. Mine are marked : one with an "E" for Enduro I suppose and the other "R" for Roadster. My Second Question: My "Hornet motor appears to have been constructed using two different case halves sometime in the dim past. The patination is different from half to half, the seams are not quite matching and a few other things. The frame number I am putting this motor in indicates it is a 1968 Lightning (A65LA10894), but the motor does not have a BSA 'Pad" on the cylinder with a number. In fact there is no pad there, just the following numbers stamped in the drive side cylinder deck (same place the pad would be):BC650718!!!! These are sand cast cases and do NOT appear to have been tampered with under magnification. ANY Help would be GREATLY appreciated. I bought this motor with a nasty home-built hardtail chopper frame (which I tossed). Thanks in advance for any help. T-Bone in Bastrop [img:center]http://C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\My Documents\My Pictures\Craigs List Photos[/img]
Posted By: John Birkett

Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/12 7:48 am

Here is my B33 that later had a B34 (small barrel) motor fitted. I owned it for 20 years, it went from Chop shocked to Racer, to "street" etc over the years. Had various pistons, cams, carbs etc. Sold it in ~1980 (for peanuts compared to today's value) Shouldn't have let it go sob sob.

Currently looking to get another
and intend to make it very similar. Let me know if you know of one up for grabs wink



Posted By: Hoosier Daddy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/06/12 9:44 am

Here is my next project and reason for joining the forum, '67 Spitfire MkIII fitted with an L engine. I just picked her up this weekend.



Gave her a bath and been sorting it out. Pardon the shop rag, she's already marking her territory.

Posted By: BSAGuy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/09/12 7:40 pm

Thanks John. Nice bike. I will keep my ear against the ground. I belong to an Antique MC and I can ask around. They do antique swap meets in the Texas area, and I always find some really good old BSA/Trumpet and other stuff. Tons of parts. British and American mostly. Love the lines of the B34 John. I can see why you need another. Tim in Bastrop
Posted By: D.Bachtel

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/11/12 2:14 am

Like the tank, how much would it cost to get it chromed?

Don in Nipomo
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/12/12 12:25 am

Originally Posted By: Allan Gill
Newly painted bigger tank now fitted, newly painted side pannels to follow soon

Is that a Firebird Scrambler tank ? If the color was black it would look like the 69 Lightning I had.
Posted By: Kenny H.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/12/12 2:44 pm

Hi,

Where did you get that exhaust system?? I would like to hang my very nice original system on the wall and put on a system similar to yours. I would probably ride the bike more!!!!

Thanks....Kenny
khargens1024@msn.com
Posted By: Peter Gascoigne

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/12/12 8:05 pm

triton thrasher's Consul Capri seems to have a Mustang badge on the front wing (fender). Does this mean it has a small block Ford engine?
Posted By: BSAGuy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/12 2:31 pm

Your pipes are beautiful! Would you mind sharing the manufacturer/cost? I have a 67 and would love to find a nice two into one set. Thanks,
Tim
Posted By: Jake Hart

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/13/12 9:10 pm

My "new" '64 B40 Enduro Star. Lots of work ahead.


Posted By: BSAGuy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/17/12 4:50 pm

Hi Steve. Aren't you the same fellow who makes those great gasket sets? If so I need to get with you about a set for my 1967 A65L. Also enjoyed speaking with you. This is for my brother Bob Crawford, my name is Tim and I had him locate you for those gaskets some time ago. I hope to hear from you soon, and thank you for the great (1967) BSA B44R gasket set. The motor in question has been rebuilt and is running. Cheers on you !
Posted By: BSAGuy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/17/12 4:54 pm

Hi Jake. Just thought I would let you know there are a bunch of parts for your bike on evil Bay. His name online is: "DIGIDAVE." He is willing to take offers, and he will work with you on what you need. Just thought I would let you know. Your bike has tons of potential! I would love to find an old B40 star around this neck of the woods. Cheers on your bike. Tim
Posted By: shropshirelad

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/22/12 8:57 pm



My pride and joy rust bucket BSA Dandy, anyone knows of any bits I may well be interested
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/23/12 6:03 am

Hi shropshirelad, looks like a bit of work ahead crazy ...
Interesting bike though. Don' t think that many survived.

Jake, nice b40 bigt

Peter
Posted By: Peter Gascoigne

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/27/12 9:02 pm



Mostly BSA, but a fair bit of Triumph in there too. Its basically a BSA bitsa, but none the worse for that.
Posted By: Thomas4

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/28/12 5:41 pm

This is how my bike looks after a new paint job and rebuilt wheels by SRM engineering.





Posted By: Rich B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/29/12 11:54 am

Nice RIII, very nice bigt
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/29/12 8:29 pm

Looks nice from here.
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 08/30/12 2:44 pm

Sweet Rocket III.....
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/03/12 7:47 am

Very smart looking R3 Thomas, must be great ro ride this bike on the Swiss alpine roads. bigt
Posted By: Thomas4

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/05/12 6:05 pm

thank you all for your nice comments ...

Indeed riding the R3 I have been across neighbour Swiss mountain passes like Grimsel, Furka, Susten etc. within a couple of hours on a normal Saturday afternoon ... :-)
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/16/12 6:50 pm

The Wasp out for a ride at sundown yesterday.



Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/17/12 2:24 am

PURDY!!!!!
Posted By: Caferacer3543

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/17/12 4:52 am

What a great looking wasp! Great picture!
Posted By: Semper Gumby

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/18/12 9:52 pm

Beautiful bike Gary.
Posted By: David Cass1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/19/12 7:45 am

ZB32

Before and after shots
Posted By: A.k.a Homer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/21/12 2:08 am

Just about finished and this started about 20 year ago
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 09/23/12 12:16 pm

That looks good in black, nice job.
Posted By: grandfaloon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/12 1:38 pm

Found this on CL, and after a 18 hour round trip drive, we arrived back in North Carolina. This is the before picture. I have since torn it down to component pieces, and am rebuilding/polishing, and derusting as I go. The bike was "reported to be" left in a barn in Maine for the last twenty or so years. During the tear down, I found the right cylinder had retained water, the exhaust valve was open, and bug like creatures had died depositing mud and other corrosion enhancing attributes. It was reported to be a 1969 Lightning. I found three layer of paint under the blue. In order: blue, red, green (?), and grey or rust. There was no paper with it, but a former registration indicated 1969 (A65L-71xx Y). The rest of the motor and gears were remarkedly clean, with little to no wear on the primary chain tensioner. The crank measured standard, but has a rust spot where the oil feed on the bearing surface was exposed (sigh). The clutch basket shows no wear, and the plates are like new. Go figure. It will be a long haul to completion.
Posted By: wak

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/02/12 2:33 pm

the rust spot might be ok, try polishing it out with fine wet or dry, a low spot isnt the end of the world especialy if its inline with the oil hole.
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/04/12 9:36 pm

Ah, the famous '69 A65LA's with the Y on the end of the number.
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/04/12 10:30 pm

Most interesting. As Gary says it is one of the 1969 'Y' bikes. It has to be very rare as we don't know of too many on this group yet.
I am sure a couple of the other owners will be introducing themselves directly.

What a shame about the paperwork, - is there any chance of tracking the papers down or obtaining the previous history.

Anyone that tries telling you the bike is a 1967 model will be misinformed. The Dating lists contain errors.
Posted By: Bluecat Lance

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/12 3:33 am

After hours shot with the bossman's T140 next to my B33.

Posted By: grandfaloon

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/07/12 3:05 pm

My 1969 A65LA71xx Y, I found it on Craigslist, drove 14 hours to get it. Serial numbers match. Upon tear down found water, old gas and one rusted cylinder. The right piston had broken and frozen rings, but no major scoring. The rods, and bearings are all std. No rust on the transmisison gears, but the crank had rust on the two oil feed holes. The machine shop honed it back to .020 over and it's going back together soon. I had to replace the front wheel rim due to excessive corrosion, and the speedometer read 6.7 miles, but was rusted solid, to turn no more. I found red paint under the blue paint, and performed electrolysis on the tank to remove the rust, no leaks and I can reuse it.
This is the before picture. I have pictures of all stages of disassembly and rebuild.

on the trailer heading home
Posted By: Speedchop

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/10/12 5:27 am

Ok heres mine! -54 B33 in Sweden

Cheers/ Jonas

Posted By: Hoosier Daddy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/13/12 12:49 pm

Gorgeous photo Jonas
Posted By: stype225

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/15/12 2:40 pm

Here's a few pics of my A65 after getting her out of a long slumber, as you can see it's not strictly original but I like it like that!! ;-)

Mike



Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/12 3:29 am

Mike,
Hit edit on your post and put the photo links under each other so the pictures will be under each other rather than beside, so we do not have to roll to the right to see the second photo.
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/12 8:30 am

Quote:
Mike,
Hit edit on your post


+1 (and I use a wide screen).
Posted By: sollero

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/16/12 11:47 pm

hello I'm Tiago, 27 y. from Portugal. I work on tv as a photographer, cameraman and light technician.
I love old motorcycles. Caferacers, trackers, bobbers and all the culture. And I'm here to learn a bit.
(sorry any error)

I have two bikes. One 74 Honda cb200 that I'm changing to tracker and one 70 Bsa lightning. (the one on the pics)





Posted By: Salty Dog

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/17/12 12:31 am

ola e bem vindos Tiago

that's a fine looking BSA you have there

S
Posted By: sollero

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/17/12 1:24 pm

Thanks smile
Posted By: David Cass1

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/24/12 10:36 am

ZB32GS - 1950 nearly there -running and used regularly
Posted By: Spooch22

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/25/12 11:09 pm

67 Victor Enduro
Posted By: tomge

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/26/12 12:47 pm

Post a picture and tell us a little of your bike, if you`re in the mood
Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/26/12 1:12 pm

Back on the to do list



and back on the road

Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 10/31/12 4:46 pm

Originally Posted By: sollero
hello I'm Tiago, 27 y. from Portugal. I work on tv as a photographer, cameraman and light technician.
I love old motorcycles. Caferacers, trackers, bobbers and all the culture. And I'm here to learn a bit.
(sorry any error)

I have two bikes. One 74 Honda cb200 that I'm changing to tracker and one 70 Bsa lightning. (the one on the pics)












Beautiful bike. We never got the Lightning with the "Firebird" style tank over here in the US, it was a European/UK option.

Lannis
Posted By: haris

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/01/12 5:07 am

Hello From Indonesia smile , this is my BSA B31 1956 Kustom motorcycle



Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/02/12 9:33 pm

Haris,
There are some very unique and beautiful things in the world, and I gotta say this job you did is one of them. Absolutely my favorite bike on the forum.
Posted By: DarrinG

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/02/12 10:22 pm

Here are a few pics of my ladies. Left is a '67 B44EA and the right is my recently finished '57 DBD Goldie.






The 441 I ride on the street and the Goldie will be raced.

Darrin
Posted By: Pelle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/02/12 11:16 pm

Is droolicious a word?
Posted By: Gary E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/12 4:14 pm

A ride this fall just before sundown on the '67 Wasp. Less than 20 of these were actually built, all off of the normal production line by special order.

Posted By: Lannis

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/12 4:26 pm

Originally Posted By: DarrinG
Here are a few pics of my ladies. Left is a '67 B44EA and the right is my recently finished '57 DBD Goldie.




The 441 I ride on the street and the Goldie will be raced.

Darrin


What sort of racing for the Goldie? It would go right against my emotions to bash this around on a scrambles track - or are the knobby tires "just for now"?

Lannis
Posted By: DarrinG

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/03/12 11:55 pm

I will be racing motocross and some flattrack probably. It was what they were meant for so I'm going have a go. Plus these motorcyles are far too cool to let sit inside someone's museum or garage. They need to be out and enjoyed by all.

I took it to the track prior to this photo and rode it for an hour or so. It actually leans up pretty well.
Posted By: SidSnot

New bike in the shed. - 11/05/12 5:34 am

Just bought this off a friend of mine, Neils Videbeck of Auckland NZ. He spent 10 years rebuilding this! When I picked it up I felt like I had just bought his daughter! I suppose all love affairs come to an end sooner or later. Still, I'm in love with this beautiful Firebird now and its become the first bike that I have ever placed straight into the collection without the need for any work.
Sid.


Posted By: Peter R

Re: New bike in the shed. - 11/05/12 9:48 am

Congrats, great looking Firebird, one of the best I have ever seen. bigt
Posted By: Scott O

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/08/12 6:56 pm

Hello all! New to the forum and BSA. Picked up this 1967 Hornet through the friend of a work contact two days ago. It appears that someone tried to make it a chopper in the 70's and there was a peanut tank on it before the previous owner bought another BSA tank to replace it. I have to do an inventory of the parts I have and what I need, but the engine and frame numbers match, it is a Hornet and I'm going to need a bunch of parts for it. I still think it was worth every penny of the $700 I paid for it.
Posted By: CT Beezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/08/12 7:57 pm

Hey new member here. I found this bike in an old garage of a house I was selling and bought it from the owner. 71 b50ss. First BSA and first bike ever. It sat in the garage for about 8 years since the old owner bought it. He said he never tried to get it running though. So far I've got a new battery, plug, changed the oil, gapped the points, cleaned the carb and haven't been able to get it to fire. But heres a few pics of it. Two from the garage I found it in, and two of how much I've cleaned it up so far. Looking forward to picking your brains!!




Posted By: Bob E

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 12:26 am

Hey CT Beezer.welcome. where in CT are you? im in Watertown with a 1967 BSA Thunderbolt and a 1968 Spitfire under resto at this time. well, actually the last 2 years but it is getting there. this is the web site for all your questions BSA, Triumph, Norton, etc.
Bob
Posted By: Kevin (NZ).

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 1:08 am

That B50 has cleaned up well. I have a similar bike sitting on a mainstand also.
The front fender mounts on yours could possibly be reversed. The blade is an 18" and is different than most OIF bikes. Yours looks to be the correct 18" version but the clamps are inverted, they would normally be clamping below the mounting bolts.
Once they are set-up correctly they are easy to start, mine is normally a one or two kick machine.
There is a method of using the decompressor lever, if you read up on some of the internet sites you should find a style that suits you.
I would not be starting a bike on a stand myself, never have and I first rode a B50 as a 16yo school kid.
It is all technique.

Posted By: Denis J

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 7:13 am

The Projects...



Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 9:36 am

Good to see some new people posting great stuff ! Welcome aboard !

Peter
Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 2:17 pm

Nice assortment. Should keep you busy for a while. Like the OIF (have a 71 A65 myself). bigt
Posted By: CT Beezer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/09/12 7:09 pm

Hi Bob, I'm in Fairfield. It looks like a good forum and I'm sure there's all the information ill ever need and probably more than ill ever understand..

Kevin, thanks I'm still working on cleaning it up. I've come across quite a few tutorials on starting procedures and am getting better results. But no start yet. I'll be taking it in to a bike mechanic who is knowledgable in British bikes next week to have it gone through. Ive been looking at your picture and mine, and went out and looked at my fender, but im not sure what you mean exactly.
Posted By: Lannis

Re: New bike in the shed. - 11/09/12 7:32 pm

Originally Posted By: Peter R
Congrats, great looking Firebird, one of the best I have ever seen. bigt


One of the best I've ever seen too ... now the NEXT step is to move it out of the collection and out onto the road! I can hear it calling from here .... "Daddy, I want to RIDE somewhere ....!"

bigt

Lannis
Posted By: Keith Miller

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/12 1:18 pm

Came across this site today, some of you may have already come across it.
15,754 great photographs of BSA's across the world.

www.flicker.com/groups/bsa_motorcycles

Enjoy

Keith.
Posted By: run990

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 11/12/12 6:01 pm

my facebook photos
check out my a65 plus all the other bikes i have had over the last few years, i change bikes whenever i feel like a change so i have had a few.
Posted By: SidSnot

Re: New bike in the shed. - 11/13/12 5:32 am

Dont worry. I have only owned it 2 weeks and its been ridden twice already. The good thing about this bike is that it has a '70 roller bearing engine so it can be ridden hard without the need to worry about damaging a matching number engine (which I also have).
Sid
Posted By: Ringer805

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/02/12 9:14 am

This is my 1969 BSA 250 cafe racer. This is my first Brit bike, and I love It. I do have a few questions for the more knowledgable. The first question is what voltage does the headlight use? 12 or 6. I am trying to get a sealed beam bulb and I don't know whether to get 12 or 6 volts. Also I notice that the bike runs pretty hot. This may be normal but I'm not sure. Well here she is, let me know what you think . Thanks.

[img:center]http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-BSA-...ae9fc2cc9#v4-38[/img]
Posted By: Ger B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/02/12 12:31 pm

Are you selling it? The link takes us to Ebay.

For your questions, Ringer, I suggest you post them in a new thread on the BSA board. More chances for answers.

Did somebody pull the front brake when the pic of the brake drum (rh-side) was taken?
Posted By: Ringer805

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/02/12 7:50 pm

When I went to post the pics of my bike, it wouldn't let me pull them from my gallery. The only pics online I had we're the ones of the bike when it was listed on eBay. And im not sure if someone was pulling the brake lever in the pics. the guy i bought it off of took all of them. The bike isn't for sale at the moment. I'm replacing the clutch and redoing the charging system. It will be available in the near future. Thanks for letting me know how to post some pics. More pics to come.
Posted By: Pelle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/08/12 3:37 pm

A beautiful day to play.

Posted By: zambu

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/12/12 12:45 pm

Pelle, looks like great fun! I used to be a Husaberg rider and always dreamt to go to Sweden (you are from there?) with it!

My lady is in winter clinic...


Posted By: Pelle

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/13/12 8:44 pm

Yes, and I think that with proper enduro tires the fun would be even greater. But the trials tires will have to do for now.

A nice and tidy A10 there. Soon even better, it seems.
Posted By: Richard Phillips

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/25/12 10:03 pm

1966 Thunderbolt Daytime and Nighttime Photos.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Richard





Posted By: A.k.a Homer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/25/12 11:09 pm

Richard. I like it!

Aka Homer
Posted By: A.k.a Homer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 12/25/12 11:23 pm

Richard. I like it!

Aka Homer
Posted By: AML

My '67 Victor - 01/01/13 3:05 pm

Here's a pic from last spring of my bike, before I became too frustrated with the ET, and put it back in the shed and rode the others that were running. Come spring and warm weather I'll head to the (unheated) shed and finish it up. Gas and hopefully nothing but fine tuning.


Posted By: Denis J

Re: My '67 Victor - 01/06/13 4:45 am

Here is Todays Haul!! Super stoked!




Posted By: Rickman

Re: My '67 Victor - 01/06/13 5:41 am

Holy Mackerel!
What kinda crane didja use to get those bikes up into that 4x4???

Hope you got those at a good price. Interesting set of projects ahead of you, right? Gonna have at least one of 'em at the '14 Int'l?

In the last pic, there is evidence of some sort of fork in the lower left-ish corner, what brand are those?
Brett
Posted By: Denis J

Re: My '67 Victor - 01/09/13 4:08 am

Originally Posted By: Rickman
Holy Mackerel!
What kinda crane didja use to get those bikes up into that 4x4???

Hope you got those at a good price. Interesting set of projects ahead of you, right? Gonna have at least one of 'em at the '14 Int'l?

In the last pic, there is evidence of some sort of fork in the lower left-ish corner, what brand are those?
Brett


Hey Brett!
No Crane, just a ramp. These bikes are nice and light compared to the Twins. As for price, I paid too much but why else do I work? When someone asks why, I say it's better than spending to loot on drugs.
The shot in the corner is my Cafe'd '67 441 that sports an early Ceriani fork prior to the lugged unit we find so famous today. I am thinking this fork will come off in favor of a Matchless G11 fork (for looks) The Ceriani deserves to be on a frame like a featherbed I think.
Posted By: Rickman

Re: My '67 Victor - 01/09/13 4:14 pm

Thanks!
Posted By: gavin eisler

Re: My '67 Victor - 01/19/13 3:36 am

Ceriani and CCM . mmmmm
Posted By: Per B

Winter Enduro/hillclimb on BSA - 01/20/13 6:19 pm

Here is a picture of me on my CB34 Goldstar at a winter race in Norway this weekend



This is a 9 km twisting mountain road raising approx 400 m, that we have to navigate in 14 minutes, there is a points systems giving you points for every minutes you are late or early. In addittion there is a bonus system for the older bikes as a insentive for people to bring out the old bikes. As i am riding in the class for non spiked tires its pretty tough to meet the 9 minutes time.

Four BSA's entered and we came home with three prices, some more pictures of other bikes both old and new you may find here.
Pictures from Rally Knuten

Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Winter Enduro/hillclimb on BSA - 01/29/13 11:14 pm

That looks like a lot of fun Per .... Was it difficult to get traction in the snow? Do you have knobby tires on or street tread?

Oh and Nice bike by the way.... Looks a lot like my ZB34
Posted By: Orville

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 01/31/13 12:43 am

1970 BSA 650

This is my website on the first page is some of my research on the 1970 BSA 650 Lightning. On the next two pages is a brief photo history of my restoration of my 1970 BSA 650 Lightning. The next two pages are my 2009 XR 1200, and my 1984 Husqvarna 500.

This is a picture from my website of my 1970 BSA 650 Lightning.
Posted By: mike2937

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/13 3:02 pm

Very nice....I have one just like it
Posted By: Orville

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/03/13 5:13 pm

Thanks. That is a very clean Beezer you have there. Maybe one day down the road we will meet up at a show.
Posted By: Per B

Re: Winter Enduro/hillclimb on BSA - 02/04/13 8:28 am

Originally Posted By: wadeschields
That looks like a lot of fun Per .... Was it difficult to get traction in the snow? Do you have knobby tires on or street tread?



Hi Wade, thanks yes its a lot of fun, the traction is a problem, its going sidways most of the time, I am running a knobby tires without spikes, motocross (scrambles) rear and enduro type front.
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 2:05 pm

Here is my rough old 1952 M33....more pics at the link....

http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/eldomike/1952%20BSA%20M33/


Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 3:01 pm

Apologies — can't find it for the life of me. Someone posted a series of pictures of a pretty radical build. I know it had an extended swingarm, Ceriani forks, clips and rearsets and a handmade oil tank and tank/battery cover delete. Can anyone link me to that bike pls?
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 3:32 pm

Originally Posted By: MotoMike
Here is my rough old 1952 M33....more pics at the link....

http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/eldomike/1952%20BSA%20M33/




An honest looking M33 Mike.. I'm intrigued though as to whether it went to say Burma or somewhere like it from the Factory, as mine did in 52( part of order for 350 plus spares ).. Mine had the same tinware as yours, but the rivet counters state that divers helmet,boxed rear light etc. were from 53 on.. I wonder if they did actually leave the factory with spec as yours and mine.. confused Just checked my engine number which is ZM33 5496!! Could have been from same batch?
Posted By: Peter-L

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 4:56 pm

Originally Posted By: MotoMike
Here is my rough old 1952 M33....


Now that' s a nice looking M33you got there.
Will you restore it, or keep it as it is ?

Peter
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 7:18 pm

Well there is no doubt this bike was in the far east somewhere....I've been calling it a 1952 but really not sure....here are the frame numbers...BM20S-9518....engine numbers ZM33 5438(very close to yours)....I don't even know if the engine is original to the frame....here is a pic of the fender number plate that was on the bike...




Originally Posted By: Ian aka Frank
Originally Posted By: MotoMike
Here is my rough old 1952 M33....more pics at the link....

http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/eldomike/1952%20BSA%20M33/




An honest looking M33 Mike.. I'm intrigued though as to whether it went to say Burma or somewhere like it from the Factory, as mine did in 52( part of order for 350 plus spares ).. Mine had the same tinware as yours, but the rivet counters state that divers helmet,boxed rear light etc. were from 53 on.. I wonder if they did actually leave the factory with spec as yours and mine.. confused Just checked my engine number which is ZM33 5496!! Could have been from same batch?
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 7:19 pm

No one has ever accused me of being a restorer...if I keep it, I'll keep it as is....
Posted By: Ian Clifton

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/13/13 9:41 pm

Originally Posted By: MotoMike
Well there is no doubt this bike was in the far east somewhere....I've been calling it a 1952 but really not sure....here are the frame numbers...BM20S-9518....engine numbers ZM33 5438(very close to yours)....I don't even know if the engine is original to the frame....here is a pic of the fender number plate that was on the bike...






The frame # Mike dates it as being built maybe 56 or 57, but the engine # is definately from 52. The engine in mine isn't the original but was shipped as a spare on the same order. The battery box came with mine too, but was too badly corroded to repair. I've been told BSA fitted battery boxes only on bikes shipped to hot humid climates, as the original rubber cased batteries would'nt stand up to the extreme conditions!!!
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 02/15/13 2:15 pm

Looks like I will have to change my titles....yes looks like the frame is 1957 and the engine is a 1952....thanks for the info...

Originally Posted By: Ian aka Frank
Originally Posted By: MotoMike
Well there is no doubt this bike was in the far east somewhere....I've been calling it a 1952 but really not sure....here are the frame numbers...BM20S-9518....engine numbers ZM33 5438(very close to yours)....I don't even know if the engine is original to the frame....here is a pic of the fender number plate that was on the bike...






The frame # Mike dates it as being built maybe 56 or 57, but the engine # is definately from 52. The engine in mine isn't the original but was shipped as a spare on the same order. The battery box came with mine too, but was too badly corroded to repair. I've been told BSA fitted battery boxes only on bikes shipped to hot humid climates, as the original rubber cased batteries would'nt stand up to the extreme conditions!!!
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/03/13 2:35 pm

Back from 6th St with new headers and megaphones, fork uppers and progressive springs, and Hagons. This Thursday it's up to Ryders Alley where as part of an electrics class we'll replace the Lucas ignition with a Boyer kit. Side panels are in the cellar being repainted, then it'll be time to do the tank, and get the polishing gear out for the engine.

Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/04/13 10:38 pm

Looking Good Eddie. I saw your bike last week at Hugh's. Those new pipes are looking good. Whats Ryders Alley?
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/13 1:22 am

Very nice...please post more pics when you can !



Originally Posted By: eddiebrannan


Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/08/13 10:06 pm

I shall.
Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/14/13 3:59 am

Posted By: wadeschields

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/23/13 10:58 pm

I saw your bike at Bar Matchless eddie but they recruted me to take photos for them so I never got a chance to track you down. Next time maybe. How did that new gear change shaft work out for ya?
Posted By: Redshirt

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 03/24/13 5:01 am

New to the forum. Here's my 1967 Lightning.
Got it from a buddy. It seized in 1997 from oil pump failure. My friend had a Jeff Covert rebuild done with a roller bearing conversion, but the bike stayed largely in boxes until my buddy gave me the bike at Thanksgiving 2012.

Here is is just about together.



Here it is ready for running in.



Still sorting out carb and timing issues, but at least as of today it will hold oil pressure thanks to a late model iron pump and relief valve.

Redshirt
Posted By: Mike Carter R.I.P.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/02/13 9:33 pm

Don't know why it was locked but I fixed it...

Cheers

Mike Carter
Posted By: Mark Z

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/03/13 3:44 am

Very nice, Redshirt! I'm sure you must be aware of how rare a thing it is to have such a correct '67 (the prettiest A65L, IMO). And at the same time rideable! Enjoy and cherish it!
Posted By: Redshirt

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/03/13 4:26 am

Originally Posted By: Mark Z
Very nice, Redshirt! I'm sure you must be aware of how rare a thing it is to have such a correct '67 (the prettiest A65L, IMO). And at the same time rideable! Enjoy and cherish it!



Thanks Mark Z,

Today was the day! My first real ride. I got it running on Super Bowl Sunday but have never been able to get more than a couple of miles due to spark, oil pressure, carbs, etc. I finally beat all of that and got in a decent ride where my eyes weren't riveted to the oil pressure gauge. Then my wife and I got in the car to go recover the parts that fell off (air cleaner & retainer)! Typical day in the life of a Brit Iron owner I suppose.

Redshirt
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/05/13 2:53 pm

Yes Redshirt, that is a very nice bike you have there. Welcome !
Posted By: OLS

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/13 12:43 am

Posted By: eddiebrannan

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/07/13 5:42 am

Posted By: Denis J

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 04/23/13 12:42 am

The newest member of my Beeza family, the Great Grandpa M20 unrestored Rider!

Posted By: Per B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/14/13 7:03 am

Here is some nice BSA's at full song when the Norwegian BSA club was promoting the 50th International BSA rally at a autojumble in Oslo one week ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv5UYvW_xsQ&feature=youtu.be
Posted By: Peter R

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/14/13 7:50 am

Nice vid Per, Thanks for posting bigt
Posted By: Seth K ROCKERSct

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/15/13 6:47 pm

Hello.. I will post a picture of one of my BSA's 69/70 A65L Imported..





Posted By: Per B

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/21/13 7:53 am

Here is my C34 Goldstar Scrambler, its not perfect catalouge speck, but I use it for Classic Enduro events here in Scandinavia.
Some details:
Jawa speedway crank,
GM speedway conrod,
Viseco forged piston,
DBD Clubmans head,
34mm dellorto carb,
BTH electronic magneto
Norton Clutch
BSA B44 Victor fork with Marzocchi damper valves
Øhlines rear chocks





Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/26/13 10:56 pm

From 1980 after I'd 'repaired' it after a major smash in 1979



Today after it was MOT'd last Saturday




Yes I know it should have a twin leading shoe front brake and yes I know it shouldn't have alloy rims, the list is endless but it is how it was back in 1980 when after trashing the front end in 1979, I then bought a DBD34 front forks and wheel from the breakers for £25 and I liked how the 190mm worked so it stayed! smile


Posted By: Rickman

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/27/13 1:28 am

Not a thing wrong with that!

It's YOUR bike, and it's STILL on the road, running!
Posted By: Kerry W

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/27/13 3:34 am

...and it doesn't say much for the TLS brake the 190 replaced!
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/13 12:05 am

Is that Paul McCartney on a BSA !!




Seriously DD, nice bike !!
Posted By: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/13 2:27 am

Posted By: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 05/31/13 2:27 am

Posted By: Gary Szucs

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/01/13 3:18 pm

Originally Posted By: PsYcHoBiLLYRocKeR
Nice...Had a FS tank on my 69 Lightning. Always liked the look better than the original.
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/02/13 7:53 pm

Originally Posted By: Jon W. Whitley
Is that Paul McCartney on a BSA !!




Seriously DD, nice bike !!


Yes the 33 years have been kinder to the bike than it's been to it's owner!



LOL laugh
Posted By: Boomer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/04/13 6:43 am

Yeah, good thing that oil slick is gone. Hope that wasn't the cause of the major smashup. http://www.britbike.com/forums/images/icons/default/laugh.gifhttp://www.britbike.com/forums/images/icons/default/laugh.gifhttp://www.britbike.com/forums/images/icons/default/laugh.gif
Posted By: Boomer

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/04/13 6:53 am

Still haven't mastered those emodicons. Seriously DD, sweet ride. Those 190 brakes work really well with a little fiddling.

Bill
Posted By: DickDastardly

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here - 06/06/13 9:08 pm

Originally Posted By: Boomer
Yeah, good thing that oil slick is gone. Hope that wasn't the cause of the major smashup.


Yeah, nice oil slick but that was from my Dad's Austin Maxi 1750(classic British Leyland car, not), so is the massive 'drip' tray that can be seen in the first photo lurking on the garage floor, made from a large round Dunlop aluminium tyre sign, which had been beaten around the edge to form a nice curved lip to stop the flow! grin
Posted By: Lotusmark

I can now step into the light, and lurk no longer! - 06/08/13 12:39 am

Purchased from the original owner of 44 years. http://images56.fotki.com/v362/photos/6/2194576/11203490/dcyj5c-vi.jpg
There, I've pulled the trigger and bought a vintage bike, I feel much better now!
Posted By: Lotusmark

Re: I can now step into the light, and lurk no longer! - 06/08/13 12:46 am

OK now I feel like a complete numpty. I've got the image address, but no image? Help please?
Posted By: Rickman

Re: I can now step into the light, and lurk no longer! - 06/08/13 12:57 am

Well, I get the image...
Posted By: Jon W. Whitley

Re: I can now step into the light, and lurk no longer! - 06/08/13 2:19 pm

Here you go and very nice bike too!

Posted By: Lotusmark

Re: I can now step into the light, and lurk no longer! - 06/09/13 6:39 pm

Jon, could you give me a clue as to what I had wrong with the image address.
Posted By: shel

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