1966 BSA B44 Victor Enduro — Classic Motorcycle Review — RealClassic.co.uk

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BSA Victor

1966 BSA B44 Victor Enduro

S has only a short riding to enjoy his old bikes, so he makes the of it. After many modifications, his BSA is nearly sorted — you have some butcher’s to hand, of course.

A few years I was talking with my friend mentioning to him that I was interested in a Matchless G80CS. Those are hard to find in the USA, and as well, so he suggested that I into the BSA B44 because he had a rough in storage. Sometime in the late 70s or 80s, when Brit weren’t worth repairing, a lot of would just junk when the bike had problems.

At time, Dave acquired of bikes and just stuck in storage. Mostly Triumph with a bunch of BSA Gold and assorted other items.

BSA B44VE Victor Enduro

At any Dave had a ’round barrel’ stashed away, and he quoted a figure to have it fixed up. As you can see the photos, it turned out quite although it is in a decidedly non-stock

I asked that the tank be blue rather than the yellow. I also asked for the Star badge rather the original winged BSA emblem. found somebody to hand-letter Victor’ in the star.

Dave also knew with an original trials so he borrowed it to have the seat rather than use the original seat.

1966 BSA B44 Victor

My bike has electronic ignition, the modern rectifier and other mounted on an aluminium plate under the seat. I’m not what brand the ignition is, but it has a system built-in so that a isn’t needed. However, a small battery is mounted the seat, with a switch, so the electronic ignition is ‘live’

Now that I know what doing, I can generally start it on the or second kick.

You can also see this has the off-road forks. also has the original style but I was wanting to play up the off-road Rather than use the large headlight, I just found a light used by the 4×4 crowd.

Not very social, and not legal, it at least satisfies the to have daytime lights on. the police are pretty tolerant of machines that don’t satisfy the law, so long as look like they are care of.

1966 BSA B44 Victor Enduro

The reveal just how inappropriate light is, but at least it is something to the daytime light laws in the US. One I was heading out to meet a friend for and as I pushed my Ducati out of the garage it really heavy. My initial was that I’ve been too used to the light BSA, but I I found out that I picked up a in the rear tyre. Since I was togged up to ride, I decided to the BSA out instead.

Because there are no signals, this is only for daylight riding… but after my friend and I went to a coffee to talk until they at 11pm.

That was the first I forgot to switch the battery on, so it 6-7 kicks to get it started. Because light is not a proper headlight, I that it would shine into oncoming traffic. At lights, I could see the light directly into the rear-view of the car in front, so I had to turn the handlebars to the light off to the side while we for the red light to change.

I had to take a bridge over the to get home, and I have to say that never had an easier time the overhead direction signs on the After I got home, I bent the mount downwards a bit, so even though there is a great deal of scatter at least the main beam into other driver’s

1966 BSA B44 Victor Enduro

than use the original (large) I had Dave get me a Tiger Cub speedo. The points aren’t the same as the speedo, and the cable had problems the headlight because the light was back so far within the forks. I up mounting the speedo on a bit of bar stock, and used some aluminium as spacers to lift the speedo slightly, and that was enough to me clearance on the speedo cable.

I of like the way that the aluminium echo the look of the fork and the speedo cable ferrule.

I the front mudguard, but took it When I was taking these I saw that I needed to put in a few more ties to keep the speedo from rubbing against the tyre. I don’t think Dave was too impressed about my the front mudguard off, but it is all of the look I’m after.

I’m thinking of having the guard shortened to enhance the look. I want to retain the lip at the so I’ll probably have the filled in and do the cutting from the and then drill new holes.

BSA Victor

BSA B44 Victor Enduro

It won’t be to have new chroming done, but I it’ll look better if I retain the lip. I would to have the tail light a bit higher, but then it would not be to the ground, so I’m not sure that.

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All in all, this is a real to ride. Last summer, the was basically complete, but we were waiting for the speedo to be restored, so I really ride it. I must that I had doubts then, I just could not start it.

It me about 20 minutes the first I tried, and I never was able to it in less 10 minutes or so. This I went back home newly found resolve and a right leg, and it only about 5 minutes the first As the engine loosens up, and I figure out I’m doing, it gets and easier to start.

A few times it took 6-7 kicks, but generally happened when I to put the battery in circuit to energise the ignition, and most of the kicks just to charge the electronic system.

I also am starting to what people mean they talk about the on these things. I kept to see if something is wrong, but everything right. It seemed to be getting the more often I rode it, but I realised that I was riding it as it (and the rider) loosened up.

every ride I have to to see what is falling off, but it is better as everything settles in.

BSA B44 Victor Enduro

My first I lost the bolt holding on the starter. The second ride I the clutch inspection cover. I had to tighten most of the screws on timing side and clutch covers.

A few days later, the sidestand loosened up, and the sidestand spring off. Fortunately, it didn’t pop off I stopped at a coffee shop and the stand. I went into a and asked for a bit of butcher’s twine, and asked somebody at the coffee to hold my bike while I the stand up.

When I got home I had to the bike against a wall I untied the stand. My wife it all quite amusing.

The BSA is also a bit but fortunately my neighbour is pretty You can see how close my neighbour’s house is to my so it is definitely a good thing to tolerant neighbours!

BSA Victor
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BSA Victor
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