not a 50 year old guy for a change!

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Post  Tobias on Wed 2 Mar - 15:36

i've been busy.

Took the engine out, cleaned that damn sludgetrap, new bearrings, new seals..the copper bushing on the right side seemed OK so we left it in there.
The carbs have been ultrasonicly cleaned, with new gaskets and the ignition got new points and condensors.
After a lot of fiddling with a stroboscope light she runs perfectly now, quiet and slow stationairy but with a powerfull accelaration. Even got the frontwheel up.
Bought completely restored smiths rev and tach in the usa, they really change the appearance of the bike.













There is a problem with the backwheel, it cleary points to the right on the upper side. I think my rearend is bent..? is this fixable?
I still want to try proper clipons... has anybody got a nice oldschool looking set for sale maybe? and headlamp brackets?
Would it be possible for a mod to move this post to projects?

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as requested... moved by TinTin
original topic with pictures of the bike beeing uncovered in the barn at
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Post  claustro on Thu 3 Mar - 1:02

Hey Tobias,

Is that originaly a B40?
Looks nice

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Re: not a 50 year old guy for a change!

Post  Tobias on Thu 3 Mar - 1:06

noooo sir! original 1964 bsa lightning rocket a65 affraid

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Re: not a 50 year old guy for a change!

Post  650zed on Thu 3 Mar - 15:28

Beautifull!


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Post  claustro on Thu 3 Mar - 23:11

Sorry! tought the engine and some bike parts looked very the same as my dads b40. But those were army bike's.
But as you say, i remember the sparkles in his eyes when he told me about his young years and the lightning ;-). pitty he never had one.

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Post  Crazy Cavan on Fri 4 Mar - 18:23

starting to look nice!

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Post  Tobias on Tue 8 Mar - 16:40



RAAAAWWRRR

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Post  TinTin on Tue 8 Mar - 17:51

nothing like a fly by in the afternoon sun....
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Post  650zed on Tue 8 Mar - 18:13

The sound is magic...

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Post  joolzned on Tue 8 Mar - 18:45

Great looking bike, sounds good

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Post  Crazy Cavan on Tue 8 Mar - 19:09

i think the birds are dropping dead from the trees Twisted Evil sounds wicked!

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Post  CB-Racer on Tue 30 Aug - 17:35

She is loud hehe :)
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