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Old 09-16-2012, 03:55 AM   #496
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My 1965 SS 650 looked like this when I got it in April, but the engine was very worn w/ blown head gasket, a cracked piston and worn rod bearings.




I'm just picked up the last of the internal engine parts I need, and ready to begin reassembly of the crankshaft Lots of work ahead, but am enjoying the process.
Crank freshly ground .010 under, w/new bolts and genuine UK bearings .






Superblend main bearings in place, with a little help from the gas grill (shhhh, don't tell Sweety )



Breather valve all lined up on the cam



A little Yamabond 4, and she's sitting pretty in a home built engine stand.

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:13 PM   #497
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here's another one...

Ad info translated br google (makes sense to you?)

Offer a very rare BSA. CHEAPEST she will not be!
Thompson v2 with 1100ccm engine.
Engine number 003. There have been built after Max 5 piece to my knowledge.
BSA A10 (initial 1963), engine frame Builder P.Thompson (self made built in 1991/1992).
BSA A10 transmission, B50 B50 cylinder cylinder heads, B50 CARB.
Bike is in very good condition visually and technically in my opinion.
English Fahrzeugpapieren.
If you are interested to make offer.
Offer motorcycle even in other forums, a premature termination of the auction reserve therefore me.
Private sale, excluding any warranty.
Pick up required. Shipment after advance payment possible.
Motorcycle is fully ready to start.
Ready for TÜH make all offer! Part-exchange also possible!

http://www.ebay.de/itm/BSA-Thompson-...item4607d4606a















I ride a B50...1972 BSA gold star 500 (see avatar)
If I was gonna get a V or gonna build something special...I think I'd use a different cylender.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #498
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Just spent a Long weekend away in Bishops castle. Purely by change the town had a Fair on. Good turn out of old machinery to see



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Not bikes but if you love old machinery. These take some beating





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Old 09-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #499
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Just spent a Long weekend away in Bishops castle. Purely by change the town had a Fair on. Good turn out of old machinery to see








even with a T160 , that is tasty.

Memories of the marshals at the IOM on white T150's lapping at over 100 mph ... breadbox tank , ray guns ... top stuff.

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:42 AM   #500
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even with a T160 , that is tasty.

Memories of the marshals at the IOM on white T150's lapping at over 100 mph ... breadbox tank , ray guns ... top stuff.

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That'll be these then. They had the same tune of engine as the factory racers and would run to 150Mph



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Old 09-21-2012, 06:08 PM   #501
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That'll be these then. They had the same tune of engine as the factory racers and would run to 150Mph

You Sir , are a gentleman

Thank you for the pic's.

Two different year models no less ... outstanding !!!


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:03 AM   #502
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Had this bike for over 30 years.

This is in touring mode:

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #503
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:54 AM   #504
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Ariels are great aren't they.

I had this lovely Red Hunter 500. made the big mistake of selling it a couple of years ago when I was swamped with bikes. regretted it since.



I sold it to one of the guys on this site. He's a photographer




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Old 09-27-2012, 05:04 AM   #505
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beautiful, i have a '49 BSA M21 i'm building to do a 2-3 month trip on next year, if you have any advice or tips let me know, i'd also bee keen to hear of the type of journeys you've done on these older bikes. -Nick
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:22 AM   #506
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Rob Farmer - always sad when you let one go and then realise how good it was. That looks like a great bike and with suspension and everything!

The last decent trip I did was 10,000 miles and the bike ran perfectly. I took enough oil to do several oil changes as the chances of finding a non detergent mono grade oil would be slim. As the filtration is poor, anything with detergent carries the dirt round the engine. Not one problem with the bike in all those miles.

The M20 / 21 was designed by Val Page as was the Ariels. All very strong and simple bikes. The temp got as high as 45 during that trip and the engine ran very hot. They were designed for 70 octane fuel so the modern stuff is a bit potent for them. The M21 is a sidevalve and they run even hotter so worth experimenting with mixing oil in with the fuel?

Taking it easy, the bike could do 90mpg so the range was as good as a GS. They are more comfortable than any modern bike I have ridden and can be fixed with simple tools. Could not think of a better adventure bike!
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:26 AM   #507
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I met some guys in Italy on some interesting bikes. This was an ex military M20 shipped back from Egypt. Motor swapped to a tuned B31 and tank etc polished and lacquered. They reckon under £1,000 all in. Not original but I love the looks. Quick bike, raced em all over the mountains.

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #508
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ArielBoy! That is a beautiful bike, perfect in every way!
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #509
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