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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #623222
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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #629003
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Hi there, I'm new to the forum and although I grew up with British bikes I haven owned one for a very long time - preferring the reliability of Japanese machinery - yamaha being my weapon of choice!

Anyway, I've bought a 1946 BSA B31 to work on as a winter project so here it is before I start.

This is the bike in a previous incarnation as a military lookalike (1980's) I think.





Here is the bike as I bought it.



I'll try to remember and post progress photos in the "projects section as I go along.


Mike F
Current crop:1946 BSA B31, 1955 BSA B31, 1997 Yamaha TRX 850, 2006 Yamaha MT03
Last year's project - Yamaha XS400 Street Tracker
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #629954
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Here's my '68 A65, a true barn find that I restored about 15 years ago when I got back into riding after a 30 year break.




And my '53 A7 on the day I brought it home about three years ago-should be ready by this spring if I'm lucky.


Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #631313
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1937 BSA B21 rescued as semi-complete derelict. repaired not restored.


All the way with BSA
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: jacks the lad] #631318
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What a beauty, Jacks ! bigt

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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #637182
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Hello everyone... having sold my C15 I was BSA less for a year but have now just acquired this 1969 B25... bit of a case cosmetically but sound enough (I think !)... When I get it unloaded I will post some more pics but here are a few- and I have questions about them all! I'm not too familiar with this bike so would appreciate any comments about whats right and whats wrong with it!

Thanks all
Mike

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-udsVu...-p/P1011044.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eUudb...-p/P1011045.JPG
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-cZ3Tz...-p/P1011048.JPG

The bike has a steel toolbox cover- this is listed as part no 82-8614 in the britbike bits site... but I cant find a parts list that shows it- most/all show a fibreglass cover? Similarly the oil tank is metal and appears to be naked- there are no mounting lugs for a GRP cover as seen on some examples. The tank is probably a later replacement although it does bear a passing resemblance to the 1970 tank shown in the uSA starfire manual... but the V5 doesnt mention any previous export Were those tanks ever use din the UK
My engine and frame nos match at B25B5627FS which I think is right for a 69 starfire... but it just doesnt look like a starfire... or at lerast not like I expect one to look.

Also the chainguard looks a bit "after market" to me.

I guess my question is really is this right for a 69 bike an or does it mean something is missing or swapped?

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: jacks the lad] #637268
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Thats a beautiful bike... I envy you that project! Best of luck.
Mike

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #638309
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Well, its an $800 start on a 1967 A65T.


My 1967 BSA A65T Thunderbolt parts bike rebuild project is kicking my ass. (wife's '75 T160 on deck)
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #642773
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Hey all, new here.
I appreciate this wont be to everyones taste but i grew up around BSA and vintage bikes so i definitely feel at home here.
Have recently inherited this A10 custom. Paintwork is not necessarily my thing but you soon get over that after a couple miles.








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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Mr Bentwrench] #644704
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Wow, that looks just like what I started with when I rebuilt a '67 Lighting. 4"over forks, steel bars in place of the rear shocks. The first time I started it, it cracked a piston and nearly threw a rod before I could turn it off. Only difference is I paid $600.

Here is what I'm working on now. It's a '68 B44 Shooting Star. I need to get pics of the Triumph I just (nearly) finished.




Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Grenville] #644772
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Originally Posted By Grenville




hey grenville

welcome to the forum

what's the back story on the BSA? you say you inherited it?


live every day.
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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #644906
03/19/16 12:53 pm
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Hey guys. Finally doing my first post after lurking for a while. Though I'd share some pics of the 1970 A50 Royal Star I picked up last year. Prior to this I had only worked on 70's Honda fours. I've always admired the 60's british twins but all the good ones seemed well out of my price range. Then this bike pops up on CL for what I thought was a very reasonable price. Ended up trading a CB750 and some cash for it. It sure is different than the hondas but damn if it ain't a great looking and sounding bike! Unfortunately she didn't want to run on both cylinders the last time I tried to take her out before winter so once it warms up again I'll be troubleshooting that along with a few smaller things.

First pic is from when I rode down to check it out. The seller was a really great guy. After I balked a little about the powdercoated front brake hub (I think they look much better in bare aluminum) he said he'd throw in a spare for free!







Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Hoodellyhoo] #645064
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Originally Posted By Hoodellyhoo
Hey guys. Finally doing my first post after lurking for a while. Though I'd share some pics of the 1970 A50 Royal Star I picked up last year. Prior to this I had only worked on 70's Honda fours. I've always admired the 60's british twins but all the good ones seemed well out of my price range. Then this bike pops up on CL for what I thought was a very reasonable price. Ended up trading a CB750 and some cash for it. It sure is different than the hondas but damn if it ain't a great looking and sounding bike! Unfortunately she didn't want to run on both cylinders the last time I tried to take her out before winter so once it warms up again I'll be troubleshooting that along with a few smaller things.

First pic is from when I rode down to check it out. The seller was a really great guy. After I balked a little about the powdercoated front brake hub (I think they look much better in bare aluminum) he said he'd throw in a spare for free!








Nice find. My garage also has a BSA and a CB750.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #645080
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That's a very nice bike. Hope you get the running sorted.

Remember ....

1) Compression (compression test and valve clearances) first.

2) Then ignition.

3) Then fuel.

Lots of help here if you need it!

Lannis


I'm like super lazy today. It's like normal lazy, but I'm wearing a cape.
Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Gary Szucs] #645288
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Nice looking A50

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Richard Phillips] #645290
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A beauty

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: bsawood] #645293
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Life couldn't be any better than to have a nice BSA in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho!

Originally Posted By bsawood
Here are a few shots of my bike on it's first couple of rides after my three year long rebuild. I asked, if by chance anyone had this plate at the DMV and to my surprize they said no so here it is. This is the road to the Blaine County Dump. Got to be the worlds most scenic dump road. Down by the river.
I got 900 miles on it as of today.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: jacks the lad] #645402
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That has a lovely used patination, I'm not familiar with the B21, is that a 500? Looks like a good touring machine. I am currently having a go at fettling an M20, though I'm no mechanic!🤔

All the best. Roy

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Big Seven] #646278
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'69 thunderbolt
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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #648661
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Hi folks.
Although this looks like a Hornet it is supposed to be a 1965 Lightning Rocket. It was imported into new Zealand in 1990 but the rego has long gone so no records there. UK vitage Motorcycle Club say it is A65 2L Lightning dispatchtched to New Jersey USA 1965. Frame number A50B 9776 engine number A65D 5784 confirmed by VMC as correct. The D in the engine number is significant but I cant remember why.
Coils are mounted on the correct Hornet brackets as is the exhaust. There is no wiring up front, the headlight is just sitting there. Side covers are metal. So....what is it? Is it a Hornet or has someone done a good job making it into one?

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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #649010
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My latest project, a 1968 BSA Starfire 250 with Triumph T25 motor
I have been piecing this thing together for the last 2 months
it started today on the 3rd kick. I even rode it around the back yard a little
not quite done, (correct) back wheel is still on the bench awaiting spokes
needs a working gas cap, amp gauge, grab rail, 1 footrest anchor/pivot bolt,1 oddie stud
I treated the glass tank with caswells, fingers crossed







Cheers
Dennis B


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bsa M21 and sidecarfor auction 4/6/16 [Re: Rocker] #654358
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BSA M21 (600cc side valve) and sidecar. I have had the pleasure of owning this outfit for 3 years, so the V5 is in my name and because of its age, it requires no MOT or Road Tax. The motorcycle and sidecar are both in very good condition cosmetically, mechanically and electrically. It has a solid roof conversion with a side sliding window plus an electronic regulator has been fitted inside the original regulator type box. This combination was purchased new locally by a gentleman who owned it for over 50 years, it was then left to his nephew, who restored it around 2006. In addition to the extensive restoration work he personally carried out, he also provided myself with 2500 worth of receipts for new parts and specialist work carried out by various motorcycle companies (these come with the bike). This is the larger version of the BSA M20 ( World War II army motorcycle), they were mainly built for sidecar work and were known for their simplicity, durability and reliability, hence they were the motorcycle outfit of choice of the AA. This is a practical useable classic, that would provide the winning bidder with a great deal of pleasure and fun. Video links: https://youtu.be/fpR43n4nB6Y https://youtu.be/aqtKdug5gfA or just search BSA M21 sidecar 1955 on YouTube. Please do not hesitate to email, call or text Andy on 0791779739, if you have any further questions. payment by: Cash or Bank transfer. HAPPY BIDDING

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #654800
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love the M21 sidevave. Have a WD M20 which belonged to my best friend's mom which i first rode illegally when i was 14 years of age.
Goldie John.

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #655256
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Bought this a couple of months ago now apart from having zero oil in the primary I didnt have to do too much to it, doesn't blow any smoke although the engine is noisy in the top end


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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here [Re: Rocker] #656908
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Some photos of my old 1970 A65L. I got it from Miami in the late 80's and it was excellent unrestored condition. I disassembled it into atoms and re-did everything that was worn but I left the paint as it was because it was in really good shape.They tell me that the color was called Mandarin Red. The stickers for the cover were missing pieces but I applied those that are incorrect but are the ones I liked.
The BSA handled better than a Bonnie I had at the time and I think is because of the all welded frame of these bikes. It was a great touring bike. I had to let her go after more than 10 years because I got more and more bikes and projects and did not have the time for her.

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