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#566788 - 10/08/14 7:15 pm Bsa X65 Rebuild  
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scotland A small place just no...
Finally just geting round to rebuilding my X65 which has been in a damp shed for years should keep me busy for the rest of this year.
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Frame done now for front forks



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#566838 - 10/09/14 3:44 am Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Good job so far, I am looking forward to watching your progress.
I have never heard of a BSA X65. Is this based on the same idea as the Triumph X75 Hurricane ?
Who came up with the original idea of a BSA X65 ?


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#566845 - 10/09/14 4:53 am Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: Peter R]  
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scotland A small place just no...
Peter
Yes it is based on the hurricane these were done by SRM to what ever spec you wanted left factory as a 68 lightning,not shure if i am going to use the Craig Vetter tank seat unit yet as i was never a lover of the looks, Frame has been powder coated with all new stainless fastnings, new bronze bushes in swingarm etc hope to finish fork overhaul this week and get them on to the frame also taper head bearings to fit.

#566919 - 10/09/14 3:41 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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The X65 kits are really nice, I like the blue myself. Are you gracing the bike with the OIF type front forks?


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#566940 - 10/09/14 5:59 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: Allan Gill]  
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scotland A small place just no...
Alan
Have just put on tonight Triumph forks had bottom legs chromed
fitted new stanchions bushes seals ect also taper head bearings these forks will do just now as i am still not shure if this is going to be a keeper


#566943 - 10/09/14 6:12 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Looking forward to watching this come together!

#567447 - 10/13/14 1:18 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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#567449 - 10/13/14 1:22 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Looks good, in fact one of the best looking A65 based machines I have seen.


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#567501 - 10/13/14 7:26 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: Randy Pigford]  
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I remember when I first saw these....must have been around 1999-2000. I thought, "cool" idea and they do look good IMO.

A worthy project whether you keep it or not but definitely looking forward to the finished product !


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#567799 - 10/15/14 4:59 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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scotland A small place just no...
Engine torn down cleaned all new bushes bearings ect


Pistons still on standard bore at 79mm

Crank is from a A10

Crank an rods fitted temp to check clearance, Rods still to be polished

#567832 - 10/15/14 8:01 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Looking good Jim.

Thanks for the pistons, got a new ring from Thornton's thanks for that smile

Regards Andy




#568009 - 10/16/14 8:47 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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scotland A small place just no...
New clutch centre ready to be fitted clutch drum has still to get locateing pins turned

New belt fitted checking for clearance

Bottom end built all new bearings bushes seals laid on its side to lay frame over it

Engine now in frame with jugs on jugs blasted then done with oven black the same process as your cooker has in your kitchen

Bare head vapour blasted only on temp to check downpipe fits with bottom engine bolt

Next job get head built it has the full monty done by Srm Large valves plus flowed out sucks of a pair of 34mm mk2 AMAL carbs

#568070 - 10/17/14 8:28 am Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Very nice. I have the same belt drive kit on my devimead Lightning. Needs a new belt but wasn't sure who's kit it was. But it's the only time I have seen the basket use the same pins to locate the friction plates as mine. The DPO used the tensioner without the blade fitted and the hex head stuffed the belt.


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#568078 - 10/17/14 10:19 am Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Great stuff, nice looking bike Jim, did we meet around 2000 at a Classic Bike show in Oban?
I recall meeting a fellow A65 aficionado who mentioned an X65 kit in the car park at the Corran Halls.


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#568099 - 10/17/14 12:55 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: Allan Gill]  
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scotland A small place just no...
Alan its a Tony Hayward kit i cant pm you his number as your box is full a lot cheaper straight from the man.

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#568101 - 10/17/14 1:09 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: gavin eisler]  
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I del new cars into Oban for years v/hall ford ect with car transporter then down coast to cambeltown we were up that neck of the woods most weekends for a blast but never at the show.

#583066 - 01/28/15 4:47 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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scotland A small place just no...
Nearly finished the 840cc should have been ready last year but i took a wee stroke plus the computer crashed and i have lost all the pictures of the rebuild, all thats left to do is fit the bunn breather system and tidy up the cables under the tank fit the number plate so due to come off the ramp then i can start on the venom, This rebuid was a complete strip down every nut bolt washer all stainless all new bushes an bearings in eng an gearbox new wheel spindles taper steering head bearings new swing arm bushes all cables wire harness belt drive surflex clutch plates ect Boyer elect ignition an power box carbs overhaulded in fact it is as good as new should keep someone happy for a good few years.
Bsa x65 spec
1968 Lighting
Out to 840cc
50Bhp at 6300 rpm
A10 Dynamically balanced alternator crankshaft with the srm oil feed conversion
A70 rods with steel caps
Srm oil pump
Srm barrels the space between barrel and cyl head is because there was not enough room to cast on another fin
Nourish Z profile cam
Bore stroke 79x84
Srm gas flowed head with 44mm inlet valves also same combustion chamber shape and piston crown shape as the v12 jaguar
Rocker shafts reworked
Pair AMAL 34mm mk2 carbs
Belt drive primary
Srm built wheels
New tyres tubes ect
Bike was clocked at 99.4 mph 13.45 seconds over a quarter mile
Sorry about the poor pictures need a new camera.





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#583152 - 01/29/15 9:25 am Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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A beautiful Bike! Impressive numbers for the motor.
How do the numbers compare to a good running stocker?

#583173 - 01/29/15 12:10 pm Re: Bsa X65 Rebuild [Re: jim.c]  
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Very nice indeed!


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