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This bike was in decent shape before the pandemic but it needs some TLC. I've only managed to start it a couple of times this year and it spewed oil from the primary due to wet sumping. It needs carbs removed and cleaned and all fluids changed.

Numbers match, tires and brakes are good, all lights, gauges and controls work. Bike shifts and drives fine. Paint and chrome are rough but serviceable. The original carbs were replaced with AMAL premiers and the front fender is an alloy replacement to fit the tire. I have both original items.

I'd like to sell it for a fair price to someone who knows what they're getting so ask any questions or i can video-call for a walk around. Pictures below and i can send more or any details on request. Bike is located in Ottawa Canada and plated here. I have a copy of the title signed over to me from the ohio seller in 2016.

I included a video below of the bike starting after a few kicks but this is *not* representative.


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If the paint and chrome are "rough", it sure doesn't show on your well-done pictorial. Looks like you'll make someone very happy... wish you success on your sale!

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That bike won't last a week at that price!


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Thanks for the kind words Steve and Paul. It's certainly a good bike and i'm sure someone will enjoy it but it needs more TLC than i have tools or skill for.

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Thats a great looking machine and at a great price. Would look great next to my Triumph C models.


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It's not GONE yet !!!!! Assuming there are certainly some fellows up there just like me down here! You couldn't buy the bits for that cost.......!
BTW> you are a master photo / video poster!

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UPDATE: Sold today for C$4,000 to a couple who appreciated the bike and were happy to get it at the price. A good day for everyone!

And, of course, it started eagerly for them.

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Good deal Bill! It’s always nice to have a good feeling when something goes down the road. And in my case, I always hope to a distant enough place that I will not be a free advice contact on the speed dial…. 🥸


Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
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HA! Didn't even last 1/2 a DAY!!!

Good deal.

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Congrats to Buyer and Seller. Nice looking 'Bird.

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Hey there, I'm the new owner of the Firebird. We are delighted to get this bike and it was great to not have to drive far to get it.

Today we change the fluids on the Firebird and then we'll start it up and see how things are. smile


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Originally Posted by dresda
Hey there, I'm the new owner of the Firebird. We are delighted to get this bike and it was great to not have to drive far to get it.

Today we change the fluids on the Firebird and then we'll start it up and see how things are. smile

Congrats on your purchase and welcome to the forum!


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Originally Posted by dresda
Hey there, I'm the new owner of the Firebird. We are delighted to get this bike and it was great to not have to drive far to get it.

Today we change the fluids on the Firebird and then we'll start it up and see how things are.
Howdy! Welcome to the forum.

Read the above and verify what you probably already knew: you got a great deal, and you are going to love it.


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