Help identifying a bike please

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Spacelord, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    Would one of wise gentlemen mind telling me what kind of bike is on the pole ?
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  2. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    It is a BSA , can't tell what year or model from the distance, my guess would be a mid 60's Spitfire.
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  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Victor 441?
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  4. zataomm

    zataomm Been here awhile

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    They couldn't find a Honda to put up there?
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  5. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    BSA a-50 500cc or a-65 650cc , they are very similar. Far to nice and complete to rot on a pole.
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  6. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    '68 BSA Lightning

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    or a '66 Spitfire, both the US models

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  7. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Here is one for you.....!:wink:

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  8. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    Yep, seems like terrible waste to me. From what I could see it was 100 % complete.
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  9. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    I'm guessing it's a Thunderbolt.

    It still has the badges on the gas tank. Didn't you have a pair of binoculars in your kit?
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  10. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    That's more like it. I thought the one on the post had twin carbs, but on a closer look it appears to be the single without the chrome filter covers. We only got a few examples of the US models here, most of the BSAs and Triumphs imported came with the bigger Brit tanks. Can't ever remember seeing a small tank Thunderbolt. Nice bikes, the single carb 500s and 650s.

    The Honda looks like a 1980 CB750 Custom minus the exhaust system.
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  11. Cordless

    Cordless Two Wheel Addict

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    It's a Polish BSA. Lots more of those around than Polish Triumphs--thanks to the Germans. (Apologies to the true Polish patriots out there.)
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  12. nsu max

    nsu max Been here awhile

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