Vintage Brit SuperThread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Here's a pic from our Easter Morning ride.

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    we were NOT up to see the sunrise however!
  2. StevefrmGV

    StevefrmGV MotoBro's RetroCycle's

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    OK, Now I own a Real Classic. Hope to get started on it this spring. I have a complete restored front end for it and a bunch of other bits. I need to complete my Cafe Rat GPZ550 before I start on this.
    Thanks for the comments


    [quote="StevefrmGV, post: 17745803"]Hello All
    I have the opportunity to purchase a 1968 441asking price around $1K . I would like to get an idea of a price range for these old bikes in running condition. Its kind of rough looking but looks like it is all there. The motor turns over but is loose in the frame. Dont know when it last ran. What do these sell for in reasonable condition? I have never owned a britt bike but have rebuilt a couple of old beemers so feel I could take on a rebuild of one of these.
    Thanks for any input.
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  3. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Steve you have your work cut out for you.
    When I get up to pacos for a vintage thingy this year I'll let you know, maybe I can help. I do have many web addresses to source parts. Shoot PM if that's something you need. #1 site to talk about it is;
    http://www.b50.org/
    Even though it's all about the oif's, there's lots of pre 71 stuff there.
    http://members.boardhost.com/whitey/ ...here, have some more discussion...

    extra fork set...rebuilt? OEM or like what is already on there.
    Realistic price for your bike fixed up might be 3,200. I'd have to think it's a labor of love as opposed to turning around and being a money maker.

    My bike has had about 10,000 thrown at it, but that's in 35 years. All the fun riding...that's economical.

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  4. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    This Friday (4/27) I'm riding the Norton over to Oley PA for the Perkiomen Chapter of the AMCA's Spring ANtique Meet.
    Pix WILL be posted. Lots of Harley and Indian stuff at these meets but inevitably, lots of Brit Iron as well. Often, VERY interesting bikes in the parking lot!
  5. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    New Project on it's way.

    Got a mate who's always stumbling across bikes in strange places. This ones in Greece apparently and has my name on it if it makes it back. Just needs a little TLC and a bucket load of £££ throwing at it :clap

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    I hope you get it OK Rob. it is in a tiny bit worse shape than the one I had for a few months before the pressures of being newly married made me decide to sell it years ago. I look longingly at every fastback I see ever since. be sure you use a high quality tank sealer to protect that fibreglass from todays fuel. good luck with the project. JB
  7. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Rare find- Intact & complete tinware from a Triumph

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    AND IT RAN!

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  9. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    ricochetrider a certain something

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    a rare Triumph race bike:

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    ONLY 25K!

    The guy, when asked where he got the thing:

    "I bought it from some ex-racer guy in Argentina- I didn't want it but had to buy it in order to get this BMW I wanted- it was a package deal! I'm really NOT into Triumphs so now I'm just trying to sell it and maybe break even."

    Before coming across this, my fave-o-the-day was that BSA Empire Star- and I'm not a "BSA Guy".
  11. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Last weekend's ride was the BSA owner's club of northern california "motherlode" ride.
    A romp through the gold discovery area in the foothills of the sierra nevada western slope.

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    Liked the square 4.....:clap
    Saw a 250 starfire, and a 441 shooting star, but I was the only one on a B50. (1972 BSA gold star street scrambler)
    I topped off before leaving home, again before the tour started, and again in pine grove which got me back home.
    Hamburgers here in the town of volcano.
    Perfect weather all day to ride with gear on and not be over heated.

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    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Did they actually sell any of those Fury/Bandits or were they pre production prototypes?
    Years ago when I visited that museum they had a OHC Commando ..looked to have a loooong belt or chain.
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    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    Yes, pre production prototypes.
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    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Euromad Been here awhile

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    Beautiful Norton :clap Enjoy!
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