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BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5258
10/07/05 8:32 pm
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My BSA has documentation to prove it was owned by Billy Joel in New York. It is in good condition and runs superbly (thanks in part to this bulletin board!). My seat has a slight tear in it and no BSA sign on the back, I also need a black and white number plate and some new decals for the side panels. My tyres too need replacing.

The decals don't seem to be listed in the clubs list. Can anyone help?

Phil

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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5259
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well at least Billy Joel knew what was Fast.....

Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5260
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Post some Pics !!!! {no of the bike not billy}..........what kind of documentation is there ......


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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5261
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I have William M Joel's "New York State Insurance Identification Card" with details of the bike on it.

I am afraid I do not know how to post a pic on this site but I will gladly send them to anyone who supplies their email address.

The bike is in very good condition and unrestored.

Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5262
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Given Mr Joels' penchant for running into things around here I have to ask if the front wheel is jammed between the downtubes laughing

Just kidding, good luck with the bike.

Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5263
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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5264
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Cat,

Thanks for the web site I needed it for a project I am working on.


Alan
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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5265
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Hello sunrise,where abouts are you in London?6T


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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5266
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Hi 6T. I am just North of RAF Northolt in Pinner (Near A40 Target roundabout so named as the Luftwaffe lined up on it for their bombing runs on the aerodrome) Pinner is also about 7 miles south of Watford or 7 miles NE of RAF Uxbridge (Churchills Battle of Britain command centre). I am also about 8 miles from "the" Ace Cafe (on the old London N Circular near Park Royal) if you ever get there.

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Thanks for the web site, I shall be ordering a few items.

Regards

Phil

Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5268
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Hi Black13 I hope you got my pics. BTW both my younger brothers were born in Oshawa, Ontario during the late 50's and some of my relatives (the Greggs) live in Vancouver.

Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5269
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Sunrise,
I've just put a new seat cover on my B44 Victor ,obtained from RK Leighton in Birmingham UK. Quick sevice, good quality cover with BSA logo on the back looks the Biz.They also supply foams if if you've got the squishy seat like I had.

http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/bsa.html


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Re: BSA Lightning 1969 US spec "Billy Joels" #5270
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Thanks Trelawney b44 I shall give them a call!


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