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.
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.
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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.
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.