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Old 11-27-2009, 03:31 PM   #136
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We're talking about a '60s BSA here-they were covered with chrome.
Yeah but that doesnt mean it was a good thing
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:49 PM   #137
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:28 AM   #138
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Hey Jeep what is it about the 69 that makes it such an odd year for parts? Every parts listing goes up to 68. Some list the 69 seperate. And some list 69 on up. Its like the 69 is cought in the middle of some changeover in design or something.

I have a parts manual for a 69 A50 Royal star. And it has no info at all on my forks. Doesn't even show them. I have the slide valve fork. THe ones they show in the book are damper rod types.

Mine has the twin leading shoe front. But most listings dont show it as an option.

Something about the clutch cable for that year is diff also. Mine has some kind of adapter at the clutch actuator arm.

For some reason that year seems to be cought up in the middle of no mans land. Not that I havent been able to find the parts I need. It just seems to be an odd year for them.

Got my fork seals outta the holders last night. I thouth they had a snap ring holding them in. Turns out ya just gotta drive them out.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:44 AM   #139
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There's always the chance that yours was involved in a crash years ago , and it was fixed with forks from a different year. There are many subtle differences in BSAs each year from '68-70,even though they look identical. Mine here is a '69, but the gas tank and sidecovers seem to be from '70-'flambouyant blue' was not a color option in '69. Unless I decide to have it repainted,that's the color it will stay.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:19 AM   #140
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Ya know. Looking at your front fender. Thats what my manual shows for my bike. But my fender has seperate struts that bolt to the fender in the front where yours has that loop over strut. Not that it matters as Im not running a fender. My fenders are going to go onto ebay soon along with other parts if anyone needs something.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:32 PM   #141
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Woo hoo... Just got a call from my engine builder.

HE IS WORKING ON MY MOTOR


I might have my motor back this weekend!!
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:55 AM   #142
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We're talking about a '60s BSA here-they were covered with chrome.
Yeah, I know they had SOME chrome on them, I just didn't want to see it all blinged up like a typical American cruiser.... Like all the Busa boys & Harleys...

Keep up the excellent work YZman
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:33 PM   #143
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Been a busy week. UPS delivered a Continental front tire, fork boots and fork seals.

So I pealed the 40 yr old rubber off the wheels and after major cleaning of the inside of the rimss I spooned on a new front tire and tube. Still have to buy the rear tire. That one is a little more $$. The rims and spokes will have to be replaced at some point but for now what I have will work.







Then today I went and picked up my crank and a small pile of parts








New crank bearing, rod bearings, new sludge trap. Ballanced crank for 650 pistons. New pistons, rings, wristpins.

New oil pickup tube and sump plate.

new brake shoes

Crank shim kit

Headlight ears

650 pushrods.

Lock tab for LH footpeg.

Front sprocket

Fork spacers.

So yea a few parts.

So I came home and put the forks back together. They are just loosly put together as I have a little more work to do with them. But they work and look waaay better than they did.

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Old 12-06-2009, 03:34 PM   #144
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Thank you for taking the time to document the work you are doing on your great find. I know at some point I'm going to have to get into my motor and this will be a good reference.
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:33 PM   #145
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Thanks. There are times when I question my sanity. But I have a vision and will get there somehow.... someday.

You bike. If awsome. I got parts for that that will be on ebay 1st of the year if ya need anything.

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:15 PM   #146
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Ok so todays shipment of parts is

Fork puller tool



Chrome/stainless steel oil tank filter



New seat







Weld on frame mounts for the seat springs. Springs apear to be on back order.



And a quick teaser keeping in mind that the entire rear frame of the bike is going to look differant in a few weeks. When the rest of my parts come in

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Old 12-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #147
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........................ waiting......................
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #148
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........................ waiting......................
You and me both. Waiting on a few final parts.....

THAT FINIALLY CAME IN TODAY!!

So while I was waiting the BSA got kicked off the operatin table and my kids YZ125 steped up for winter maintance. I just picked this bike up used and wanted to go thru it to make sure all is well. For an 05 this bike is clean. It hasnt had much maintance in the way of greasing but it has hardly been riden. So far I greased the rear suspension, checked the top end, cleaned the carb, and changed the shock oil. The forks and steering bearings are last. And wouldnt ya know it... Steering bearings are wasted. I hate replacing bearing races. Never had much luck with it. Guess Ill have to find myself some luck this time.





A few weeks ago I did get my oil tank and universal mounting brackets in.




And my seat springs came in as well. Not sure if they are the correct length though. Time will tell. I might need the 4" (I ordered the 3") 50-50 chance so I guessed.



And just tonight UPS delivered my ridged rear. Quickly mocked my rear wheel up to get a feel for things. Looks like there is a shoulder on my axle that will have to be turned down on a laythe. And Im going to have to come up with a few spacers to center the wheel. Other than that it looks sweet.




Kinda in position once I wack the back of the frame off.










Oh and Santa brought me a 4-1/2 Dewalt angle grinder last night. Ok I bought it myself. I knew Santa wasnt going to bring me anything I want so I took maters into my own hands...



Day after x-mas.... Let the frame cutting/grinding/de-bracketing comence

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Old 12-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #149
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Oh almost forgot. I did spent a few evenings sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding and and and and.......

But it paid off. The ignition cover is looking nice



And a reminder of what it used to look like



Oh yea.. That tire on the back wheel is just tempory. Its a trials tire I run on my dirtbike. Its just there for something to roll on till I can get the $$ together for the correct tire.

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Old 12-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #150
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You are putting some elbow grease into that old bike, all the polished bits look great.
Where'd you find the rigid rear at?
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