Vintage Brit SuperThread!

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

  1. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    How could I have missed that?
    I first saw one of those in the wild sometime around 1975 or so, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge northbound. I was on the Southbound side, and never had a chance to swing around and chase him down (plus, I didn't want to have to pay another dollar toll when I resumed my journey through San Fransisco home to Half Moon Bay).

    As an Enfield enthusiast, what I love about the new production ones is the parts interchangability with our old ones. The rear fender stays, swingarm, and engine aren't compatible with the post-1955 UK built models, but the forks, wheels, fuel tanks, etc. will go right on.
    I'm using a number of new-made parts for my two restorations.
  2. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    speaking of a hurricane
    when i was in high school in los gatos (north cal) one of the kids parents bought him a hurricane
    scuba peterson was his name and he used to do shifter wheelies in front of los gatos high with a passenger on that thing
    i can remember the sound !! this was in 73-74? anyway, that bike was destroyed in a few months,dang rich kids from monte sereno !!

    ive posted pics of my bsa on other threads here but here she is again

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  3. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    dat dere is one bad ass BSA.
    what year and model is that?
  4. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    thanx ! well.......is a bista,according to the title it is 1950
    according to the engine and frame numbers it is a '47 xb33(500cc) motor in a 1950 frame
    the motor is pretty rare with the early all alloy top-end,some even say its a gold star
    she is registered and legal for the road(although i am only running total-loss lighting)i take her out around the valley here on nice days
  5. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    My cousin Don with his Brand new BSA Golden Flash, circa 1953 or so, Lynnwood, California.
    He rode the bike in standard trim for awhile, then modified it for desert racing. He ran the bike at least once in the Catalina Grand Prix.
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  6. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Bob Bledsoe racing in Southern California. Bob was sponsored on Royal Enfields by West Coast Enfield distributor, Cooper Motors.
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    Bletz, if you're out there, PM me! There are some Enfield enthusiasts who would really like to talk to you! I was in White Salmon last summer, and couldn't find you listed in the local phone book!
  7. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    And here's another picture that Mr. Bledsoe emailed to me a few years ago, taken while he was at Bonneville, helping Cooper Motors support Jimmy Enz, who campaigned Enfields in speed events. This picture dates from 1962. That's Bob's and Jimmy's wives posed in front of the Enfield.
    Cooper Motors was also very helpful to an unknown New Zealander who was at Bonneville for the first time that year. You can see his odd looking old Indian behind the Enfield!
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  8. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    And my BSA. Only one I've ever had.

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    roadholder Long timer

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    The 4-valve 600cc CCM MX thumpers made for 60 hp worth of earth moving fun!

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  10. xtop20A

    xtop20A Banned

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    a good friend just picked up one of these,looking for a correct gas tank tho
  11. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    How about this

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  12. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Jones

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  13. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    jbcaddy Long timer

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    thanks Rob :clap mmmmmm AJS:D
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    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Gold!:clap...That`s Burt Munro`s bike.
  16. Rightshiftrick

    Rightshiftrick Been here awhile

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    A few from various rallies in Ohio:

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  17. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    NICE GoldStar. is that a BSA issue drip pan?:lol3

    Rick, ever drop by the BritBike.com camp at Mid Ohio VMD?
    good times there, always bullshit flyin', beer in the coolers, and a bike show/BBQ Saturday evening.

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  18. vintagetour

    vintagetour Adventurer

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    Not original but has a Lightning spec motor and goes like stink!

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  19. vintagetour

    vintagetour Adventurer

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    Maybe not next but I will be working it in while I finish some that have already been started.

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  20. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    WW1 vintage Triumph Model H.
    Anyone watching "The War Horse" recently might remember a scene with a Dispatch Rider on one.

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