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Just finished a new pair of BSA's

Just finished a new pair of BSA's

Postby norbsa48503 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:46 pm

Thought you might like to see them.
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Here a close up of one of the tanks so you can see the paint that looks and feels like leather.
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Postby grandpaul » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:18 am

Almost twins!

You can tell 'em apart by the winkers.
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Postby Reggie » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:58 pm

Very nice Norbsa.

Your BSAs are the BSA version of the 1972 650 Bonneville (the same or similar cycle parts I think) that a friend of mine owned and let me ride when I was about 19 yrs old. I was running a clapped out pre unit 650 TRIBSA at the time, and I felt that I had "made it" being allowed to ride his nearly new Bonneville 650.

Whenever I see this variant of the Bonneville/ Lightning, it takes me back to that time.

Ahh happy memories.
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Postby BrianK » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:26 pm

Gorgeous, Greg, you do nice work!

That "leatherette" paint is interesting. Looks like you've got a full "tank bra" on the tank.

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Postby norbsa48503 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:26 pm

Brian that is the idea here. I when to a lot of trouble to get the look and feel of leather. Soft touch urethane satin clear and all the rest. Backed out legs between the triple trees, full gators and the 72 seat on both bikes. Black wrinkle on the side covers of the 72 I may do the 71 later. This minimizes the large space in between the seat and side coves visually. With there motors built as they are they are quick as a Norton.
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Postby Rob94010 » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:58 pm

norbsa48503 wrote:Brian that is the idea here. I when to a lot of trouble to get the look and feel of leather.


Is that black satin paint?
Pardon my ignorance, but what kind of work did you do to the engines?

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Postby norbsa48503 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:59 pm

Yes on Satin paint also soft touch satin clear urethane on top coat.
The 71 got a full on ED V rebuild (http://www.evengineering.com/) including head work (porting) engine and trans all new stuff fitted. 520 X-ring drive chains. Relay kits H-4 head lights on on and on. The 72 was checked over and found to be good but for new primary parts and carb re-sheaves, cables, wire harnesses all new both bikes. New spokes and rims for the 71.
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Re: Just finished a new pair of BSA's

Postby nortryder » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:42 pm

Really nice. I've always had a soft spot for oif BSAs. You do nice work.

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Re: Just finished a new pair of BSA's

Postby norbsa48503 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:50 pm

Thanks just doing another 71 this September 2015. Just like them.
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Re: Just finished a new pair of BSA's

Postby frankdamp » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:54 pm

Maybe those aren't relatives of the alligator, but the leather covers (originally used in the UK protect people's trousers) called "gaiters". They were later adopted, in modified form, by the motorcycle industry.
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