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1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211942
12/11/07 10:34 pm
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Seasons Greetings, i am finishing the restoration of my Lightning and am in need of transfers. Problem is i'm not sure what and where. I know there's the 'Made in England' on the headstock, that's easy. And correct me if i'm wrong but i think the side covers get a '650 Lightning'. But is there a piled arms on the rear fender, and where would it specifically go? And what goes on the left side of the tank opposite the fuel cap? There's probably a plethora of colors? Did i miss anything? Pictures or diagrams would be awesome. Thanks


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1973 R60/5
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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211943
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Hi, I have a 1970 bsa Lightning also. Love my bike. On the decals Try : British Only , They have some nice decal for your 1970 bsa Lightning. Good luck, Roy Vincent Jr.

Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211944
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surf monkey--------------Do you want water slide decals, or don`t it matter to you?they seem to go on nicer!!
JMO b scharp


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211945
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I figured water slide. Aside from water slides and stickers, what else is there? And then there's something to do with lacquer? Anyway, my original point was placement of transfers, and what they look like. Thanks for the thoughts. I'll check with B/O


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211946
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SURF MONKEY..............whats left of the,b/o is a warehouse, 8 miles from me, all his bikes are gone, he still does mail order,.He had a bunch at one time in livonia mi. My question..............Hows he going to help with placement of decals,

i`ve had many ways of placing them, thrown at me; all with great intentions, [picked out the ones that i thought, were close, [as "close" in these things; has a big variation].Grandpaul was the closest;ibelieve, and mike at walridge; only likes to deal in matchless, but he sells more. of every thing else :rolleyes: If you get a solid description to go by, let me know as be a great help to me, does b/o have some diagrams or something they go by, cause noone seems to!!
thanks ...surf monkey
would be a large help to me. smile smile
bob s


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211947
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i was just hoping someone had a stock(ish) Lightning and could send some photos showing the transfers, i'll keep looking on the site and on the web for pics, cheers


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211948
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yeah me too s monkey.... if you get a good pic, let me in on it..............if ya wood.my decals are orderd , and on the way,i got pretty good ideas from bending a few ears on the bb.
take care
b scharp smile


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211949
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Tank:

Sidecovers:

That and the "made in england" decal are about it, I think.

Domiracer carries them


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals #211950
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Thanks. That'll do nicely.


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: Alex] #411247
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Originally Posted By: Alex
Tank:

Sidecovers:


British Only also lists this one for the side cover, I think:



And this one I'm not sure of, maybe tank top?


Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: surf monkey] #411248
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Kind of annoying, really. I'm seriously tempted to use this one:



SOOOO much prettier!!!

Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: Jim Hultman] #411293
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Originally Posted By: Jim Hultman
Kind of annoying, really. I'm seriously tempted to use this one:



SOOOO much prettier!!!


I believe you could get that decal with a Union Jack and a Stars and Stripes instead of the BSA banner.
Now those are pretty!


Don in Nipomo

Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: surf monkey] #414739
01/23/12 2:31 am
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I believe that sticker with the yellow bsa flag is for a 68 canadian model.


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: surf monkey] #425181
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I've got several pages from a May 1970 Cycle World magazine that has some photos of the Lightning. I can't find the originals right now; just my low-res scans, so I'm not sure if they would come in any clearer. Here's one of the side cover and what appears to be a glare on the tank:



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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: Jim Hultman] #445949
07/24/12 12:36 pm
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What was supposed to be there is shown in the cattledog and all the cattledogs for the 60's & 70"s are here BSAMCC of NSW INC we put them up years ago when repos were hard to come by.
The Vintage MCC UK do a full range of decals and if you ask them for a "complete set of decals for a 1970 USA spec A 65L" you will get everything that you need and if you ask them to confirm the placement they will be happy to oblige .


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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: Blown Income] #445950
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The USA spec got the sticker with the USA flag.
The rest of the world got the yellow banner.
There was a plan to do a variety of different country decals but it never came off.
The 67's got the tri-colours
The 68's got the chequered flags
The 69's got the CC's & model name in line
The 70's got the CC's above the model name

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Re: 1970 BSA Lightning Decals [Re: surf monkey] #471008
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My 1970 US market Lightning still has its original paint and decals. The decal marked as 25-00036 in Alan Gill's post above is correct for opposite the gas filler on the tank top.

The LIGHTNING 650 decal in Alex's post (and also shown in JD's magazine reprint) is correct for the side covers.

Harvey


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