Well where to start....at the begining I suppose. Its wintertime here in Michigan. And for a motorcycleist winter brings on major boredom. So what to do. Well right about X-mas I was out bowling with the inlaws and my wifes uncle casualy mentions that he has an old BSA in his shed that needs to go away. I origionaly blew it off as I dont know anything about bsa's. But in the back of my mind I keept thinking...hmmmmm a project bike could be cool. So I went and looked at it and found this. After a little research it turns out its a 69 BSA A50 500cc twin Royal Star. Ive never even heard of seen a Royal star before. So I started doing a little online research learning what I could about it. I chatted with the owner a little learning a little more about it. Around here my wife tells me that her uncle was trying to talk her into buying it for me for X-mas...lol She also told me that he only wanted $200 for it. I tried as hard as I could not to buy this bike. But in the end it came home. So. I started to take a parts inventory and the 1st thing that really stood out is the gas tank. Kinda nasty looking. But after a good cleaning wala.... I was majorly pumped it cleaned up that nice. The chrome is cherry. It needs to be re-painted but thats no big deal. This was a major score and probably worth more than what I paid for the bike. And Badges....We dont need no stinking badges.........Oh yes we do... And they are in very good shape. Next up was the carb. It was pretty fuzzy looking But an evening latter and I came up with this. Now for the rest of the bike....Its not so good. Years of neglect have left a lot of it pretty rusty. To restore this bike would cost an arm and a leg. So after some reserch the decision was made to turn it into a bobber. And this is the picture that did it for me. Dont know who it belongs to but its freeking gorgious. I found a fella that makes riged tail sections for around $300 and said yep thats the way to go.