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Allan G, Andrew of Macclesfield, bluzdoctor, Bob E, D.Bachtel, Dave Lid, Gary E, Gordon Gray, GordonL, Kevin E, KevRasen, MarcB, Morgan aka admin, Neil1964, Peter-L, Ricardo, SpeedyV, TomL, TR6Ray, wadeschields, wbabojo
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by Rocker
Rocker
Post a picture and tell us a little of your bike, if you`re in the mood :-)

I`ve been surfing around the net to find nice pics of bsa`s and other bikes and thought it would be cool if you guys would post pics of your bikes here.

I personally enjoy rigid frame bobbers, but nice original resto`s is always encouraging to see too ! Especially during the winter with snow and all. (yeah it`s really cold up here now...)And old racing machines tooo oh yes :-)

So go ahead post a picture !!!
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by SpeedyV
SpeedyV
When my dad was in high school in Ohio—but not yet driving age—he had his older brother buy an almost-new 1968 BSA Starfire for him.

He used the bike as a runabout for a few years, but then he parked it in the barn in late 1977 or early 1978, never to ride it again.

With 6,089 miles, the bike rusted away in the barn until 2007, when I was able to convince him to bring it down to me in Texas.

From 2007-2020, I stored the bike in garages and climate-controlled storage. But the bike was getting to a desperate state.

In September 2020, we finally pulled the trigger. I worked with a British bike specialist, and we quickly assessed that the engine could indeed run. We decided to go for a full restoration, salvaging whatever parts we could.

Here's the BEFORE state:

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It looks pretty good from a distance, but the condition is rough. Check out the speedometer, for example:

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After a 30+ week restoration, way too much money for the bike, and numerous technical challenges due to Small Heath's proclivity for "tweaking" things continually, I'm happy to say the bike has seen the road for the first time in 43 years!

The frame was powder coated, NOS front wheel fitted, NOS rear rim with new spokes and original hub built, new Dunlops sourced from the UK, all casings vapor blasted, all brightwork rechromed (except a few small pieces that were replaced), engine completely rebuilt with MAP conrod, very slight .020 bore, Pazon ignition, spin-on oil filter kit from Paul Goff, new AMAL Premier carb, speedometer restored by Vintage British Cables, and much more. We lined the original fiberglass tank and kept it (original paint, original badges for now). We also cleaned and reinstalled the original oil tank and side cover (original paint for now).

Here are a couple of photos and a video of the AFTER state:

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(restored by Vintage British Cables in Alberta, Canada)

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At some point, I should probably create a whole thread about this one wink
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by joe czech
joe czech
my new to me, and soon to take possession of, my 66 Spitfire. shipping has been arranged, and should arrive here in Florida on or before 11/19. details - 13K showing on the clock, original paint on original tank and side covers. fairly original example and somewhat a survivor. appears to be unmolested. couple things have been changed - most noted, 932 amals, newer primary cover, and some handlebar details. new tires, fully serviced, and ready to go. should be a good daily rider. will post more pics after she arrives.

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by johnu
johnu
My b50mx project just completed. Almost ready for the track!
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by SpeedyV
SpeedyV
Greetings all!

I'm new to this forum and have a BSA project underway.

After 42 years in storage, we're bringing my dad's 1968 B25 Starfire back to life. The little bike started its life in Ohio and was moved to Texas 14 years ago (still wearing 1978 Ohio plates).

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I've never heard the bike run until a couple of weeks ago, when it started easily and ran strong (after a bit of fiddling with points, etc.). It had never been apart, but now...the frame is stripped and off to powder coating, other parts to plating, a host of items are on order, speedometer sent off for restoration, NOS wheels sourced, etc. We're progressing quickly!

Thanks for having me!
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by Mark Z
Mark Z
My son Peter and I finally got our two A65s together at my house for a ride. Peter has just finished a complete restoration of the '67 Lightning, which was previously my bike, purchased in 1972, ridden until 2001, and then retired until 2015, when Peter rescued it from my shed and set out to restore it.

Regular readers here know the story of my bitsa, purchased in 1991 (actually traded for a '72 BMW) as a very ugly chopper, then built into a hardtail bobber for some ten years, and then restored to somewhat stock form with a 1970 frame and 1967 bodywork.
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#841723 Mar 3rd a 01:14 AM
by Polarize
Polarize
Greetings-

New to the forum - here's the 1970 A65T I've been working on, almost done. Hasn't been on the road since 2007.

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by ricochetrider
ricochetrider
Howdy, all.

As I've finally arrived as a BSA owner, guess a couple pix are in order. For anyone not following along, I just bought a 1966 A65T Thunderbolt in nice original condition. It has 5516 miles showing on the clock. The guy I bought it from (3rd owner) had it since June 2008, rode it barely 300 miles- BUT added a Boyer + new wiring harness. The owner prior (#2), had it sitting in some basement for 30 years- as the story goes. No details on how much he/she rode the bike. I assume the original owner put the bulk of the 5516 miles on, but I'll never really know. It is certain tho that the bike sat around most of its 55 years however. Andy Lorenz tells me the bike was dispatched to New Jersey on 16 March 1966. The seller told me he somehow had the impression the bike was purchased out of Maryland? In any case, it hasn't made it very far from its original point of entry into the U.S.! The bike will be a rider for me, but it's original, complete, and clean enough to show on occasion.

Cheers. Tom

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by expresidente
expresidente
Well, i just thought to post a picture of my latest project bike which is on the road now since last fall.

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because of miserable weather over here in Germany for a long time, i just made roughly 1200 km with it. We still have temps under 10 ° C and it is no big fun touring with the bikes. Was out with another bike of mine yesterday and get fully wet. Had to spend one hour in the hot bathtub afterwards to get warm again. But i am very pleased with the bike so far.
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by DPO
DPO
‘68 Firebird
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by Servodyne
Servodyne
The R3 tank is not a perfect fit, but apparently the factory was experimenting with fitting this type of tank to the very last OIFs towards the bitter end of BSA.

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by gunner
gunner
Here's a couple of pics of my B44 on a recent ride around the local lanes, shes running well and pulls like a train on uphill stretches.

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by Kevin E
Kevin E
Here’s a couple of pics of my 1966 Lightning. The first one was taken in 1993 a year or so after it’s first rebuild. The second one was taken yesterday and shows the current state of the second and more comprehensive rebuild. It will be getting a 750 kit fitted as part of this rebuild.
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by Andrew of Macclesfield
Andrew of Macclesfield
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I built this bike at the end of 2018 from 'shed bits' so it is affectionately know as the Red Shed A10. I wanted something comfortable and uncomplicated so here it is! I rode it from Cheshire, UK, to Assen last year and went there and back with absolutely no problems at all.
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by Morgan aka admin
Morgan aka admin
BSA A65 Lightning 1970 altered with some goodies.
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BSA A70 Lightning 750cc 1972
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by davewillner
davewillner
This is my 2nd 70 Victor, first one took me back and forth to high school and thru the woods and fields, had this one about 6 months now....was in rough shape, did all the paint, lots of mechanical stuff to sort out - electrics, etc. lots and lots of NOS parts, still a few more to go. The previous owner wrecked his leg trying to kick it over for almost 2 years, he only put 7 miles on it in the time he had it. When the top end was rebuilt awhile back for some reason or another, the valve lifter was left off....well its back on now and I can start it with my left arm (from cold, 2nd kick). Can't wait till Spring.
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by Servodyne
Servodyne
Hi everybody
Picture of my BSA A70 basking in the sun in Southport England.
Not one for the rivet counters though.

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by Mark Z
Mark Z
Originally Posted by Joolstacho
I wonder why many people seem to be using Photobucket. (early pages anyway). There are much better options that aren't a ripoff!

I've been using Postimage.org. Free, easy to use. Ask me for usage details if needed.
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by bones_bir
bones_bir
Some might call it a problem, but I have a couple, or a few.

1971 A65 Lightning (Taken at the Bonneville Salt Flats)

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1968 mongrel project (C15/B50/441V)

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1953 Competition Gold Star (with a 1950 ZB33 engine)

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by LJ.
LJ.
Well here is my 1948 BSA M21.
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And my 1961 BSA A10 Gold Flash.
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And if you want to read the M21s Diary... http://www.ljswain.btinternet.co.uk/pictures/m21/m21.htm
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by Dennis M
Dennis M
Here is my one owner dirt tracker looking today just as it did in 1961.

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by Andrew of Macclesfield
Andrew of Macclesfield
... and the 'sister bike' I built this year. The Covid A10 !
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by raf940
raf940
Speedy.....great job!!!!! looks/sounds wonderful!!!
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by Damon Fever
Damon Fever
OK, here's me ABSAF Goldie track bike (with thanks to Tunerman Dave Kath and GoldStarRon), soon to be a road bike: [Linked Image]
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And here's a look at me '56 Catalubman crossbreed roadster: [Linked Image]
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Cheers
Rick F
L'Equipe Rathole
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by dig
dig
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1939 500 Silver Star, fitted with TT500 yam crank,goldie cams an piston on methenol, its been in the cooking pot for a year or too but now looking as tho it might go well,tops out at 126 mph
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by Dave Lid
Dave Lid
Brings back memories that Speedy me first bike as a kid smile cracking job there mate !!!!!!! credit
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by Rocketman71
Rocketman71
1971 Rocket 3

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by Snakepitt
Snakepitt
My 68
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by bones_bir
bones_bir
This little Beasty is taking shape. Looking to get it running this winter

C15 Factory Scramble Frame
B44 Square Barrel 441V
B50 Front end and tank

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