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Old 06-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Bikes: Before and After Pics

Hi Folks.

As a fan of Classic Bike magazine I love their Before/After pics. Figured we needed a place for the inmates to show off their build pics before/after.

LarryBoy? Sailah? I am talking to you.

Sorry I don't have anything to offer. My before/after pic usually just show a new seat and crash bars.

And I use them both. Heh.

Hope this generates some great shots.

Be Safe.

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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Here are two of my 1970 BSA Lightning. My first bike-I rebuilt it when I was in grad school for about 4 times the planned cost and about the same in time. It's a really fun bike to ride though!



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Old 06-26-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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Awesome

Beezer!

That is beautiful. Returning British bikes from chopper to their proper form. There can be no higher calling.

Did you have to do anything to the frame/headstock? Of just just return the original forks? I assume cutting/welding was involved.

Truly beautiful.

Thanks

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Here are two of my 1970 BSA Lightning. My first bike-I rebuilt it when I was in grad school for about 4 times the planned cost and about the same in time. It's a really fun bike to ride though!



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Old 06-26-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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Kevan, thanks for the compliment! It is truly a labor of love. I just got a higher paying job, so I'm hoping to rectify some of the corners I cut while poor in grad school, including replacing the egg-shaped front rim. It was my daily rider for several years, but it's now 2 states away with my wife. Until she comes up here, I'm afraid the beezer will stay in "winter" storage.

As far as the bike, I was fortunate that a previous owner didn't do anything too drastic. I did replace the front forks. In fact, the only thing I kept with the bike was the engine (I did replace the head) and the frame. Everything else was sold and replaced. I did all the work myself, except for cutting new valve seats and boring the cylinders. I had never really worked on an engine, aside from changing oil or a starter, or ridden a motorcycle before then. Some rear pegs were welded, but were easily removed and the weld spots ground down-that was the only "permanent" modification done to the bike. Headstock was just fine. My new project is a 1952 BMW R51/3 I picked up about a year and a half ago for $50. Maybe one day I'll post pics of that one here, too!

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:53 AM   #7
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:19 AM   #8
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My commando, I bought it as chopper in 1981. I rebuilt it and sold it a few years later.









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Old 06-29-2013, 08:42 AM   #9
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Nice dxamet! I think Norton Commandos are my third sexiest bike-after Broughs and Vincents.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:40 AM   #10
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This should be good....

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Old 07-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #11
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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I spent a lot of time building that one...
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #14
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I spent a lot of time building that one...
man that is a super build!
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #15
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mnsty do you have a build writeup on it? that thing is awsome!
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