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#416204 - 01/31/12 12:13 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here ***** [Re: Salty Dog]  
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[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.

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#416413 - 02/01/12 3:27 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Spooch22]  
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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

#416524 - 02/02/12 12:34 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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My bike is missing the head steady, I wonder if adding one will cut down on the vibes?

#416776 - 02/03/12 7:58 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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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]

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#418043 - 02/11/12 11:50 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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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!

#418048 - 02/11/12 12:40 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: ]  
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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.

#418157 - 02/12/12 5:53 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: frasercurmudgeon]  
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frasercurmudgeon,

Looks like a nice bike and sounds like you got it sorted out


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#418686 - 02/14/12 8:44 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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Here's my 1957 BSA B31

hope the picture actually appears cool



#418687 - 02/14/12 8:45 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Chris Nicholls]  
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ah frown how do I post a picture?

#418690 - 02/14/12 8:49 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Chris Nicholls]  
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found it!! be right back!

#419058 - 02/16/12 8:13 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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A pacified warrior, WDB40 (ex Danish army)




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#419060 - 02/16/12 8:21 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Pelle]  
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Looks great, Pelle ! bigt

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#419062 - 02/16/12 8:32 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Peter-L]  
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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

#419397 - 02/18/12 6:34 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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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.



#419401 - 02/18/12 6:44 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: photobob]  
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Very nice indeed photbob !! That last picture makes it look lie a miniature model, cool effect.

Welcome to BritBike beerchug


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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#419472 - 02/19/12 1:07 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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So many great bikes, I love this thread. Makes me wonder why I NEVER see one out on the road.

#420112 - 02/22/12 3:48 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: leon bee]  
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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?

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#420168 - 02/22/12 2:48 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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68 BSA 650 streefighter
71 honda CT70H
72 triumph T25T (sold)
71 Ossa MAR (waiting for engine donor)
71(?) BritCHonda 230


if this was easy everyone would do it
#420209 - 02/22/12 6:51 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Semper Gumby]  
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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.

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#420213 - 02/22/12 7:14 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: smitty]  
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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


1952 Triumph T100 in a BSA A7 Frame
#420335 - 02/23/12 12:13 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Mattsta]  
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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


68 BSA 650 streefighter
71 honda CT70H
72 triumph T25T (sold)
71 Ossa MAR (waiting for engine donor)
71(?) BritCHonda 230


if this was easy everyone would do it
#420618 - 02/25/12 2:12 am Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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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


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#420713 - 02/25/12 4:59 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: RustySled]  
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outnumbered42one,

Welcome & I like your bike. Looks pretty cool as is. Are you 100% sure it is a '71 engine ?


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#420729 - 02/25/12 6:59 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker]  
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here is a pick of my Hornet replica, not exact but i like it,

#420749 - 02/25/12 8:02 pm Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: viv cowley]  
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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,


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

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