69 BSA bobber project...or...the cure for wintertime madness!

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by YZman, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. flemsmith

    flemsmith lurk

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    ...catching up on this thread. I love the way you start into something you've not done before, and by the time you're finished it looks expert. Some guys just start out with more innate talent than the rest of us. That bike is gonna be so sweet when it's finished, and there's lots of us who'll keep tuning in if it takes you another three years to get in licensed and on the road.

    Thanks for taking us along thru all the issues.

    roy
  2. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Had to do a little bike shuffling today and the BSA got its 1st breath of fresh air in nearly 2 years. I just had to share. And no its still not finished.

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  3. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    looks great!
  4. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    I think the goal we'd like to assign to you is to get the bike riding down the road under its own power in the Spring. . .. Spring 2014! :D

    Bike looks great KZ.
  5. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Looks amazing!
  6. c.herman126

    c.herman126 Been here awhile

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    The bike looks great!
  7. garrett the nerd

    garrett the nerd Sprocket Protector

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    I assume you saw this muskegon posting :rofl

    1966 BSA 500 chopper project - $1800 (muskegon)

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    </figure> <section id="postingbody"> Up for sale is a 1966 BSA 500 single carb chopper project with title- frame has wide rear tire set-up with tire and 8" over front end with stock wheel- motor rolls over with good compression and is set-up for a single Mikuni carb- motor does have primary cover not shown in pics and comes with straight pipes - Sportster tank is clean inside and comes with petcock- Asking $1800.00 obo- Call/txt Jim @ 231-750-8064 anytime before 2pm as I work 2nd shift or leave msg if calling after 2pm and I will call back-Thanks. </section> <section class="cltags">
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  8. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    No I haven't seen that actually. Been a little out of touch last week. No new projects for me though. I'm all projected out right now.
  9. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Quick update for yas. No I haven't done any work on the bike. The reason the bike was outside last post is because we were preparing to move. Fast forward to today and we are now living in western Montana in the Bitterroot valley. My heated floor shop has been replaced by an outside garage with little to no heat and it has been -15 deg this week so no bike work is getting done till it warm a up a little bit. Think I'll go skiing instead!

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  10. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    ... you could take the boat for something like snow-cayaking ...
    Looking at the weather-report for the United States it seems to be a good idea to get a pack of huskies so you'll keep your mobility.
    Nice workshop, it's a pity that it's not heated. So you can't make use of winter-time.
    Kind regards from (too) warm (for this time of year) Germany, Bambi
  11. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    What do mean "no heat". I see a stove right there. Throw some logs in there and get to work.
  12. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    That stove doesn't even make a dent I heating this garage. I don't know what the prev owner was thinking putting that small of a stove I'm there.

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  13. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    It was probably just something to cook lunch on.
  14. Gerg

    Gerg Gergy Bear

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    If I'm seeing the walls correctly, they're block walls?

    If that is the case that stove needs to be run 24/7 to get the shop warm. An occasional fire won't do anything but waste wood.

    Might be time for some 2X4 furring strips and some insulation :deal


    following this build for YEARS :lol3
    Gerg
  15. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    its a stick built garage. No block. But its a 2+ stall with little to no insulation. Aint no way that wood stove is going to do much in there other than look cute. A torpedo heater would take the edge off (If I had a torpedo heater)
  16. BERG4FIDDY

    BERG4FIDDY track smasher

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    I've been bittern by the bsa bug. My brother is some what a bsa hoarder , he has turned them into his life. Me has always been a dirt pounder , riding as much single track as I can get the hoops on. My brother buys and sell beesa's and restores them like there's no tomorrow. So I end up going on a ride day with his local all British bike club and now I'm hooked ( although I did ride a mates 1200 super teneree ) and loved it . Abs , traction controll what a beast.
    So now I've been looking and searching photos of beesa's and a bobber is what does it for me , and I ended up on your thread. Well you sure have inspired me to build my own , it's been a awesome read.
    I hope you can get this baby on the black stuff before I finish mine ( my money is on you as the wife says the only thing I do quickly is pack the ute to go riding ) .
    Thanks for all the info

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  17. Packer

    Packer Been here awhile

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    Hey YZ, it's nearly summer :thumb

    Just saying.... :D
  18. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    What's the hurry, we've already been thru 5 winters since this project started. :1drink
  19. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Probably shouldn't even tell ya about what followed me home then huh? Lol

    Oh and we have been busy renoing another flip house out here so that's taken up all my spare time

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  20. drhach

    drhach We can't stop here, this is bat country!!

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    Good luck following up on this one:rofl