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1970 BSA Royal Star

Post  Bud64 on Thu 23 May - 16:57

This is my new girl, she's been well taken care of, but sat for a year and a half at its last owner.
Before that the previous owner had the bike regularly on the road and it shows. No she's no show bike, but I don't really care, because I'm a rider.
The first pic are taken of the bike at the previous owner house.


Went back a week later with a trailer and brought her home, yes there was still snow on the ground.

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Re: 1970 BSA Royal Star

Post  Bud64 on Thu 23 May - 18:53

So the first thing I did was drain and replace all fluids, fresh gas with carb and head cleaner add.
Switched out the Euro Bars with some new Britt Clubman with end bar mirrors and a new Dunlop rear tire which I already ordered.
Kicked the girl over a few times and she can to life. Went for a road test and found out that the rebuilt speedo was not moving and I had no power over 4000 rpms. Also repainted the BSA tank badge.




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Post  Bud64 on Thu 23 May - 21:23

To fix the issue with the non-functioning speedo, I replaced the drive cable first, but that was not the issue. Then it only could be the drive gear since the last owner had all the gages rebuilt. So I went on the net to see what they costů..****! A $100 to $89 plus shipping, that would not come into question. A Royal Enfield drive gear is $9.95 for a plastic one and $45 for metal, so you know what I did, I ordered a plastic one and modded it to work on my BSA. Two hours of grinding and tinkering around I had the drive gear on and working great.
The second issue was fixed with cleaning the carb and adjustments, simple and no cost.
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Post  BenG on Fri 13 Dec - 8:56

The A50 seems to be much more scarce than the 650, at least here in the states.

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