Original perforated Grey cover too. Good to find and hope its got no holes or tears. Rear light casting looks to be A65, does not match the ones I have on my 2 69's which butt up against the frame rail and are machined to accept the rail.
Nice find Dennis... the chronos are an interesting addition... never seen that done to a Victor before. They should help finance the restoration nicely.
Kommando, BSA changed the 69 Victors' components throughout the year as the 68 parts were used up. The earliest 69s had the black seat still, as well as the 68 type taillight and thigh-burner oil tank (both of which this bike has). As the year progressed and parts were used up, these components all changed over to what you would see on a 70.
Hi all, the bike didn't have a title unfortunate because it's a numbers matching bike I have been looking for a 441 motor to put in my 68 Starfire (upgrade it to a Shooting Star) It's a nice bike that I would like to use for 2 up riding but the 250 motor is just to slow for that
JD it doesn't run yet, but looks to be in good shape
Steve thanks for the info, the bike is a Jan 69 build and I would have guessed the tail lamp and fender were original but as Kommando said this is different than on my other 69 Victor
as for the chronometrics, they will probably go on eBay I don't have a use for them and they pre date all of my bikes (ooops) just realized I have needed the chrono speedo for my Royal Enfield for almost 40 years! and it seems to work!
got it stripped down to see what's what. it's nice to find things that haven't had an 'merican' fix (you know the kind, Popsicle sticks and JB Weld or string and duct tape) trying to find a stash spot for everything
Getting a title is simply a mater of money. for about $150 the title co. will fix you up with paper and for another $200 the state of MD will give you a piece of paper that sez it's yours sooooooo, I will cheat them as much as they cheat me
"2 up riding on a bsa hump back seat is a very up close and personal affair , and you've got to be light and thin , and its got to be a female on the back...... other than that get a b50 seat or at least remove the hump.
1969 BSA A65 Lightning 1994 moto guzzi California Triumph sprint GT 1971 BSA B50 Victor special 1968 BSA B44 SS