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Old 10-14-2008, 06:02 PM   #2296
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Have you ever noticed that the n00bs kick ass in this thread?
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #2297
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I do believe some came with black side panels, beacuse I have seen a few original ads with black side panels on 650s. I am not sure if they were lightnings or maybe another model. The ones shown were offwhite when I got it and looked like hell. I also put a new tank on the bike, and I am not sure if its correct or not. Maybe someone with more knowledge will speak up. I have had a few old Triumphs and they couldnt touch this BSA for reliability. I could just be lucky.


It's been a long time, and my Beezers were from 67-70, but I remember the color scheme going like this:

A65L Lightning. Dual Carb. Red/chrome.
A65T Thunderbolt. Single carb. Black/chrome
Royal Star 500 cc, Blue/chrome.
A65FB Firebird Scrambler. High pipes. Dual carb. 650. Red fiberglass tank
The Spitfire was dual carb 650 with low pipes and white/red fiberglass tank.
In 1970 the T'Bolt was gray/chrome.

But that was a long time ago, and I may be confused.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:19 PM   #2298
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God dammit. When will the powers at be adhere to my request of a smiley face boner?!?!?!?

I'm jealous ducnek, real jealous. I just started a monster bsa project
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:11 PM   #2299
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....Brutus, my latest acquisition, was built by my friend and mentor, Ken Edmiston. We lost Ken last year to cancer.

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Brutus has a 3.25 bore and a 5" stroke. I plan to affix the girder on the front. Her motor/transmission is currently on my bench.

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Old 10-14-2008, 09:14 PM   #2300
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It's been a long time, and my Beezers were from 67-70, but I remember the color scheme going like this:

A65L Lightning. Dual Carb. Red/chrome.
A65T Thunderbolt. Single carb. Black/chrome
Royal Star 500 cc, Blue/chrome.
A65FB Firebird Scrambler. High pipes. Dual carb. 650. Red fiberglass tank
The Spitfire was dual carb 650 with low pipes and white/red fiberglass tank.
In 1970 the T'Bolt was gray/chrome.

But that was a long time ago, and I may be confused.
Thanks Blue Ridge, the side panels were red under that jacked up white that was on the side panels. I really like the looks of those high pipes, but have my doubts about every day use.

Bloodweiser, I have been following your thread. I dig your style, jump right in and figure it out or break it. I usually break it, then learn how I could have done it correctly.

I have the original tank, in fair condition, no leaks, very minor dings, original screw type cap attached, with the side panels and screws. The tank was lined with some type of liner and is starting to come loose but I used it for about 1500 miles with few problems. 1 side badge was broken but I superglued it and it looks pretty good at 6'. The tank, side badges, cap and screws are yours if you need or want them. They are correct for a 66 A 65L.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:20 AM   #2301
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'Bout 2 minutes before the picture, this was a 75 R90S, completely re-done except for the S fairing re-painting. Thirteen years ago. I still mourn.

Lovely bike, I might have had the only Del Ortos that never needed adjusting.

Please note how far over the double yellow the 20 y/o driving the truck was.

The current ride...R100/7 "78 with 800 jugs.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #2302
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I do believe some came with black side panels, beacuse I have seen a few original ads with black side panels on 650s. I am not sure if they were lightnings or maybe another model. The ones shown were offwhite when I got it and looked like hell. I also put a new tank on the bike, and I am not sure if its correct or not. Maybe someone with more knowledge will speak up. I have had a few old Triumphs and they couldnt touch this BSA for reliability. I could just be lucky.
Late '60s BSA 650 Thunderbolts were black. They are the single carb version of the A65 model. The twin-carb 650 Lightnings were generally red, although late '69-'70 came in blue also. Firebird Scramblers and Spitfires were also twin carb bikes,but they had different styles of gas tanks than the Chrome-sided one in your photos. The serial number would indicate which model your bike started out as.
I remember looking at '68-'69 Thunderbolts in the dealership,and thinking that the black looked much better than the red ones. They looked so massive back then-now they look small
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:57 AM   #2303
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Just had to buy these, something about Old bikes being Black and chrome, Locky.
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:34 PM   #2304
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[quote=Bloodweiser]God dammit. When will the powers at be adhere to my request of a smiley face boner?!?!?!?

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #2305
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Beautiful spring morning just now so i grabbed these an hour ago.







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Old 10-17-2008, 07:04 PM   #2306
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Beautiful spring morning just now so i grabbed these an hour ago.







Beautiful bike. Beautiful photos.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #2307
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #2308
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:30 PM   #2309
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:41 PM   #2310
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