I am showing off the A 65 Firebird Scrambler I acquired in November. July 1971, pretty original. I bought a pig in a poke and had to rebuild it extensively.
Tomorrow I'll have it registered which proved harder than expected due to the missing title.
Anyway, I am quite happy about the result. The last things to do are changing the front brake and clutch cable to versions a tad longer and of course get rid of the crappy brake light switch. And then, most important I'll ride the bike.
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Best regards Phil Duesseldorf/Germany '62 A 65 Star (disassembled) '69 A 65 Lightning '71 A 65 Firebird '75 T 160 '84 Yamaha SR 500
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My winter build. Chopped the frame, welded up the hardtail portion, powder coat, relaced wheel, complete motor rebuild minus the timing side bushing,(which I am doing now because I was to stupid and lazy to skip it the the first time).
This is a Starfire I bought from a gentleman in Myrtle Beach, SC. It's my first vintage Brit bike. I fell in love with the chrome look of a BSA. Of course this bike doesn't look like a B25S but I think it's gorgeous. What do you think? I'll need a lot of assistance in working on it. It's mostly cosmetic stuff. The bars will definitely be replaced with a Euro spec bar.
1969 BSA A65 Firebird, disguised as a Lightning.I obtained this bike as partial payment for a restoration done on a client's Norton Commando; it was restored before he bought it some years ago. It sat too long without riding and wet-sumps significantly. One of these days, I'll fix it up and let it get some regular riding; for now, it has to wait...
Okay all you rivet counters, have at it!
GrandPaul (does not use emoticons) Author of the book "Old Bikes" Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European "The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"
Hope you're not tired of seeing this one; I'm a one-trick pony. This is my one and only motorcycle, and a daily rider. The description is in my signature line, + Mikuni VM32 carbs, BB ignition, Tympanium rect./reg. (added this year).
Ten years later, 7.5 million views, I'm pretty stoked how this thread has been living it's own life and how many of you guys have contributed over the years. Almost two hundred pages of Bsa's, gotta love this thread !