BSA 650cc "Rocket Lightning" confirmed:
Eng No A65D 622B – Frame No A50B 10301
History.
First purchased by
Mr Stanley Roy Worsdold in Feb 25th 1966 from
Philip & Bloomfield Motors Ltd
68 London Street, Reading, Phone 52635.
March 1978 sold to his brother Mr Barry Malcolm Worsfold.
April 1989 sold to dealer:
Two Wheels (British Motorcycles)
35 Cross Street
Farnborough
Hampshire, 0252 522552
When purchased it had a fairing, twin exhausts
and a smooth rocker box cover and different handlebars.
·
1978 the rocker box cover was changed to a finned one.
·
1979 Rear shock’s changed

For more information on A65D Lightning Rockets

· 1989 Allen-head bolts used in engine covers.
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12v electrics fitted by CW Motor Cycles of Dorchester
·
1991 Rear wheal sprocket re-toothed (welded type) by
Roger  Maughling Eng., Knighton, Powys.
Speedo recon. by Speedo Repairs of Frimley Green, Surrey.
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1995 Stainless steel rims & spokes front & rear
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Seat Recovered (was sculptured at the rear)
The above are the main changes plus routine maintenance etc.
The BSA 1962-65 Workshop manual the only model with
twin Amal 389/206 carburettors is the A65 Lightning Rocket,
which mine has.
In the publication BSA Twins & Triples
1964 A65 Lightning Rocket engine Nos A65D–101
frame Nos A50B-101
1965 A65 Lightning Rocket engine Nos A65D–1742
frame Nos A50B-4001

Matchless "G80S"    1955: 500cc Single
Owned since March 1999.
Not completely standard in that direction indicators fitted
and carburettor is Amal Concentric rather than Amal Monoblock.

Recent work done
Cylinder liner fitted and bored back to standard and new piston, new Concentric carburettor, new auto advance / retard
mechanism and new front wheel spindle, anti wet sumping tap fitted all completed in 2006.

Electrics rewired, petrol tank repainted and lined and
back box fitted in 2007.

Honda CB 400F
( 400/4 Supersport) 1975:406cc 4 cylinder

Owned since February 2006
Completely original.
Only done 10,500 miles from new (9000 at purchase),
had just one previous owner and had only been taxed
and ridden during the first year of ownership.
Work done since purchase
New tyres and tubes, new battery and side panels.
Front brake cylinder rebuilt and front braking system
overhauled. One replacement telescopic fork leg
together with new oil seals.  4 new carburettor float jets
fitted. Crash bars and handlebar mirrors fitted.
Minor repair to seat pivot. 
Other than the above only a cosmetic clean up and tune
and adjust has been necessary to date.

Matchless "G80S" 1956

MATCHLESS G80S - 500cc Single Cylinder, the S denoting sprung rear suspension (the famous AMC jampots).
 
Made in late 1955 this is the 1956 model hence the large oil tank with the long-winged "M" motif.
 
This machine was originally exported to Egypt, only being re-imported to the UK in 1991 in a very sorry state.
 
It was entirely rebuilt to the original standard and in 1994 was on the front cover of, and the subject of a four page feature in, Classic Bike magazine.
 
It remains entirely standard other than a modern solid state voltage regulator and quartz halogen headlamp bulb

1964 MATCHLESS "G12 CSR"

THE LAST OF THE MATCHLESS TWINS TO BE FITTED WITH THE MATCHLESS ENGINE AFTER WHICH THE NORTON ATLAS ENGINE WAS FITTED.
THIS BIKE WAS PURCHASED IN 2006 FROM WELLINGTON, SOMERSET, WHERE THE OWNER HAD DISMANTLED IT AND THEN DECIDED IT WAS TOO BIG A TASK SO SOLD IT ON.
PRESENT OWNER 'SANDY' CARRIED OUT A FULL REBUILD OVER THE WINTER OF 2006/07 IN A GARAGE IN WEST BAY.
PRIOR TO THE PREVIOUS OWNER THE BIKE HAD FOR MOST OF ITS LIFE, BELONGED TO A MR DOUG WEST OF NEWTON ST CYRES, EXETER. A KEEN MEMBER OF THE AJS & MATCHLESS OWNERS CLUB WHO FOR MANY YEARS DURING THE 70s AND 80s USED IT FOR AN ANNUAL TRIP TOURING FRANCE AND THE PYRENEES WITH HIS WIFE ON PILLION. DOUG PAID £74 FOR THE BIKE IN 1974,IT WILL COST YOU A BIT MORE THAN THAT NOW.

This 1971 commando came as a Café racer.

I restored back to an Interstate model.

My son rides it as it’s too heavy & high for me

This is a 1967 T100 I swapped a Bond Bug & some cash for it.

It came with hi level trophy pipes fitted into a botched single silencer, sprayed with a garden sprayer! & put together with gutter bolts.

Has given some trouble, such as wet sumping, holed piston & sliding on diesel slick!

I have now rebored it with new bearings etc. Overdid it a bit on the last Polperro run but OK now .

My favorite Bike.

 

This 1961 velocity registered as a Viper but has been fitted with a 500cc barrel & head so is now really a Venom.

I bought it at the Netley Marsh jumble from Dave Somebody in rough but complete condition.

Its OK

 

Triumph Daytona 1993

Triumph Speedmaster 2005

BSA Lightning Rocket 1965

BSA GOLD SR 500

THIS IS THE LAST MODEL MADE BY BSA.


THIS IS NUMBER TWO OF FORTY MADE SOLD ON 1/06/1999 TO MR S. JOHNSON OF SURBITON.

HAND BUILT BY THE BSA COMPANY LIMITED PART OF THE BSA-REGAL GROUP OF SOUTHAMPTON UK.

I PURCHASED THIS MOTORCYCLE ON 25/04/2008 WITH 4803 MILES

INTRODUCED IN 1997 AS THE SR 400 POWERED BY A YAMAHA SR FOUR STROKE ENGINE, AS THE 500 FROM 1999. BY 2005 EU REGULATIONS HAD MADE THE GOLD SR UNOBTAINABLE, OF THE 200 400cc GOLD SRs MADE BSA KEPT TWO, AN ANONYMOUS UK BUYER HAD TEN & THE REMAINING 88 WENT TO THE DAYTONA TRADING COMPANY OF JAPAN.

ALL THE 500cc BIKE WERE SOLD DIRECT TO PRIVATE CUSTOMERS.

BSA "Rocket 3"
1972 Mk 2 export 750cc triple.

BSA made just 1491 mk2s between 1971 & 1972 in export & UK format.
    The obvious difference being Export models had the small 2.5 gallon tank with the UK models having a 4.25 gallon tank. The last 200 were 5 speed models built for racing homologation & all except one going to the USA the odd one went to Germany.

    This one was made in July 1971 & registered in Croydon on the 11th of May 1972 to Keith French of Old Windsor, Berks. It spent time in the Southampton, Portsmouth & Reading areas before being bought by a local man.
    I bought it on 23rd of August 2004, since then I have put Boyer Branston Electronic ignition, Mikuni Carbs & most importantly a front Brake that works, a Bonnie front end with a L. P. William's twin disc.
    Dispatch records don't appear to differentiate between Export & UK models, as there was only 1154 Craig Vetter styled Triumph Hurricanes made, a mk2 Rocket 3 Export or UK model would appear to more rare. The Rocket 3 range was introduced in 1969 & production stopped in 1972, with BSA making approximately 7000 Rocket 3s mk1s & 2s.

BSA "Bushman" & BSA "Tracker"

1994 100cc two stroke BSA "Bushman"

This bike is based on a Yamaha AG Farm bike made for the Australian & New Zealand markets.

This Bike was bought from BSA Regal in Southampton on the 20th September 2007 with just 3 kilometres on the clock.

BSA Regal sold over 1000 100cc two & 200ss four strokes to third world countries through E U overseas aid programs.

This I believe is the only one in the UK.

 

 

For more information on BSA "Bushman" & "Tracker" bikes

Puch SGS 250.

BSA 650 Gold Flash
 
 
   
   
   

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