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 ?
Peter. 1974 Commando 850 1972 Trident T150T 1961 Goldie DBD34 1969 Benelli 250 sport special
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.
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
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
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.
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.