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New member and pictures of new & old projects. #712111
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Hello all,

I have just joined the forum to show my Triumph Tiger winter project. There are also pictures showing my BSA A10 based Yamaha engined special which was finished in May.

When I bought the Triumph two years ago it had already been lightly restored but this winter I hope to improve on the work already done by the previous owner.

Cheers,Chris



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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712118
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I am sure Turner would not have approved of so much complication of cylinders, DOHCs, electric foot, et cetera. Nice job though.

Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712120
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Edward Turner knew they couldn’t engineer and produce those things.


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712121
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nicely done.


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712126
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I bought my Triumph Tiger because I really like the look of old British bikes but wanted something a bit different with more modern running gear but it had to have the look of an old BSA. An engineer friend built the bike for me from an A10 frame and swinging arm ( not a complete bike ). It was built on a home made jig and handles really well. I am no expert but the A10 frame looks far superior to the Yamaha frame I got the engine from.


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712153
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Welcome, and I dare say, that is the coolest Yamaha 600 I have ever seen ! Very nicely done cool


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712277
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That's a bloody nice looking bike! And I think you may have answered the long-running question of how to cure problems associated with the timing side bush on pre-unit and unit 500/650 BSA twins!


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712390
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And the problem with oil leaks!


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712490
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You don't need my approval, but that just ain't a BSA. What a bore it'd be to ride that: easy to start, no clattering parts, no leaks, probably no breakdown or roadside repairs. No wondering if you can make it home.....boring.

Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712495
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I've got my Triumph for all those problems! You are right though, it is not a BSA, I just wanted it to look similar to one with modernish running gear. It is about 80 per cent Japanese with the engine, brakes, forks, clocks, wiring etc being a mix of Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki. It did look too Japanese with the twin discs we fitted originally but I think the Suzuki 4ls drum is a lot more period.


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712608
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"I am no expert but the A10 frame looks far superior to the Yamaha frame I got the engine from."

That's a given.

I think there's room in the world for stock bikes and for one-offs. This one is all put together very nicely, and looks like something that could have been manufactured, or perhaps what one might have looked like if BSA had decided to take a go at a four-cylinder motorcycle. But they didn't, and I think I would have played down the BSA logos, especially on the engine - maybe come up with some unique logo, like YABSA or BEEZAHA or something... Uh, by the way, how fast does it go?

Looks like you're going to leave the Tiger stock; that's good, then you'll have one 100% Brit bike!

Welcome to the Forum,


Mark Z

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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712612
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I just can't decide which is better; Yabsa or Beezaha.

Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712615
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Wow! Nicely done! You could have a lot of fun listening to "experts" explain that machine to the bystanders!


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Oops,.. add 1 Sporty
Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712619
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welcome aboard, chris.


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Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: kevin roberts] #712620
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Very nicely done that BSA special. A BSA multi has been created that is nearly on par with your Triumph !

Re: New member and pictures of new & old projects. [Re: chrisbsa] #712658
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Thanks for the comments on the bike, good or bad I don't mind as I didn't expect everyone to like it. I have to admit It's not an original idea, I saw a BSA A10 or A65 at Stafford Bike Show fitted with a Honda 750 engine a couple of years ago. An engineer friend of mine did most of the work, I did the polishing, general dogsbody work etc and paid for it! It is pretty quick on acceleration and I've taken it to about 90, it will do more but I'me just getting use to it first. It also tracks and handles well, which I was worried about after seeing some of the chassis work being done!

The engine is rubber mounted as the original Yamaha and is very smooth, hardly any vibration but one of the best things for me is the gearbox, it has six gears, very smooth changes and no false neutrals like my Triumph.


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