One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

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One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:53 pm

Howdy All,

I have had this bike since 1974, its about 98% original, had it running a couple of years ago, clean the carb, install a new battery and it'll run again. I'd sell it if anyone's interested.

I was riding the bike on a regular basis when this photo was taken.
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These photos were taken a couple of years ago.
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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby gobium » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:54 pm

Dang Dave
Nice
I got 65 BSA

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:57 pm

gobium wrote:Dang Dave
Nice
I got 65 BSA


Howdy Van,

We seem to have a lot in common, to bad we were both born so damned good looking instead of rich. :lol:

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby gobium » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:22 pm

mr. cob wrote:
gobium wrote:Dang Dave
Nice
I got 65 BSA


Howdy Van,

We seem to have a lot in common, to bad we were both born so damned good looking instead of rich. :lol:

Dave

You r killing me :lol:

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby gobium » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:50 am

How much it costs to ship that 68 small arms to Maryland?
Put me on the "next in line list"

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:24 am

gobium wrote:How much it costs to ship that 68 small arms to Maryland?
Put me on the "next in line list"

Howdy Van,

This bike won't go cheap, I'd take $4,800 for it as it sits. I haven't started it in a couple of years I know it needs a battery and will need to have the carb gone through darned ethanol cruds carbs up if not in regular use. I'll be heading as far east as Russellville Arkansas in mid October, I could transport it that far FREE.

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby rivers » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:12 pm

Beautiful fun bike Dave. Shame you're gonna sell it.
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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:26 pm

rivers wrote:Beautiful fun bike Dave. Shame you're gonna sell it.

Howdy Joe,

I just need to thin the herd, got to many toys its hard to maintain them all. Here's another one I'd like to sell, 1998 R1, only 14,000 miles on this time warp monster that has NEVER been dropped and was ridden from day one when I bought it brand new by an old grey haired guy. $5,000.00 for what in a few more years is going to be a modern classic you can look the whole country over and NOT find a first year of manufacturer R1 in this STOCK condition.

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Proof that its ridden by an old guy.
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Its a little quicker then the Ural and you have to lean it when going around corners.
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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby Blue Ridge Wheeltor » Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:30 pm

I had the same bike, 68 Firebird.
95% of all Urals built in the last ten years are still on the road....The other 5% made it home.

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:01 pm

Blue Ridge Wheeltor wrote:I had the same bike, 68 Firebird.

Howdy BRW,

Mine is a "Thunderbolt", the only difference between the "Lightening" and the "Thunderbolt" is that the thunderbolt had one carb and a speedometer, the Lightening had two carbs a speedometer and a tachometer other then that the bikes were identical in all ways. I am not familiar with the Firebird, I'll google it. I googled the Firebird, it was an early attempt at making a dual sport bike, high pipes and skid plate, looks sharp in the photos I found on line.

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby gobium » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:06 pm

:lol: Dave
Are little old for sport bike?

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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby mr. cob » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:03 pm

gobium wrote::lol: Dave
Are little old for sport bike?

Howdy Van,

I rode a turbo-charged Harley for many years, started riding sport bikes in 1994, started with a ZX-10, went to a ZX-11D, then when I learned how to take corners I went to a CRB900RR, from there to the R1 which I bought new in 1998. There was a time when I was pretty darn fast, did some track days, terrorized all the local twisties with a couple of hooligan sport bike friends from 94-till 2005 when I bought the Ural.

Buying that damned Ural totally changed my way of riding. The R1, is in near perfect shape just a few little stone chips on the front fork and a scratch on the rear fender its an easy 97 out of a 100. I still enjoy scaring the HELL out of myself on the R1 but I am just to gimped up to ride for any distance, the artherites (sp) in my neck, wrists, and back really starts to hurt after a few miles.

Dave
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Re: One of the bikes still in my stable, 1968 BSA

Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:19 pm

Here is a photo of my Lightning & Firebird taken a bunch of years ago, in the weather they seemed most comfortable. Good running A65s are very enjoyable, quick, & handle very well. Mike Hailwood even placed on one borrowed from a spectator - when his factory racer broke (as The legend goes) Seeing yours pulls my heartstrings. Wish I could afford it, I always preferred the single carb models like yours.
Thanks for sharing, C.
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