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Old 07-28-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Its alive!!! (1955 bsa b33 500)

I know its not finished but I had it running last night for the first time since the mid 70's. I thought I'd celebrate by posting a couple of before and after pictures.










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Old 07-28-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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Nice!!
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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Wow, nice ... congratulations, its a beauty
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the kind words folks, I painted it myself and she is far from concours. Apart from what you can see most of the engine internals were replaced, and the magdyno reconditioned. I haven't touched the gearbox yet apart from changing the oil. I'll do it later if it needs it.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:03 PM   #5
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what a beautiful and classy old bike.

Hope it gives you years of enjoyment.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:10 PM   #6
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:04 PM   #7
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Sweeet, looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #8
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:19 PM   #9
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Kudos to you, looks nice.



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Old 07-28-2010, 07:07 PM   #10
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WOW!!!

You did a really nice job, obviously without breaking the bank.

I have more respect for what you've done, than a project where someone just threw money at a bike.

Very kool!
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:51 AM   #11
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A plunger '55? It has a '54 swingarm front end...is there any reason it was built as a plunger for that year,maybe a sidecar bike or something? And no,I'm not going to pick any more holes in it - it's beautiful.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:58 AM   #12
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The chap I bought it off told me it was 1955. I quoted that year when ordering parts which seemed to be fine. I do however think that BSA buggered about a bit in the mid 50's with different suspension and brakes, I think this is one of the last plungers and may be a parts bin job.

I can however tell you that the front suspension is soft, the rear is solid, the brakes are crap and the kick start can propel 252lbs into the air with ease.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:25 AM   #13
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I can however tell you that the front suspension is soft, the rear is solid, the brakes are crap and the kick start can propel 252lbs into the air with ease.
As it should !


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Old 07-29-2010, 10:03 AM   #14
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are you sure it is a B33, as it looks like it might be an M33, if so, then the plunger frame is correct, as they were making them up to 56 with the plunger rear end.
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:30 AM   #15
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I found another one the same as mine on Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLXpK...eature=related
I'll get the frame no. later and try to confirm what/when mine is.
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