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.
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.
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here#20325 02/04/072:43 pm02/04/072:43 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
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here#20332 02/04/079:36 pm02/04/079:36 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
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here#20334 02/04/0711:17 pm02/04/0711:17 pm