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1969 BSA 441 Victor single

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The BSA 441 or Victim, depending on who you are, was in 1966 to capitalize on the BSA that Smith won two back-to-back world on. Smith’s Victor was factory with such items as:

* 7 brake

* 20 front wheel

* 531 tube frame

* Wet weight of 225 lb

* All motor with a chrome

Realizing that to produce a race replica of Smith’s would put BSA into more financial straights, the boys at did the next best thing: produced a motorcycle that like the factory MX bike, but none of its winning attributes, as handling, reliability or light

One thing it did share with the race bike was power. The 441 was fast, but that motor was in a 320-pound package that bounced and tank-slapped its way from one disaster to another. Forks and were straight from the department of BSA, and had the dubious of blowing seals, sacking and other nonsense that endear themselves to going in the dirt.

Rear shocks street Girlings that fade on a busy bar room and had a true operational life of around 2 hours.

It took a mighty leg to start the and BSA saw fit to use a valve-lifting mechanism that sometimes stick, and wreck the top The points wore like an with the points cam supported by a bronze bushing that BSA no replacement for. If it wore you had to machine one from scratch.

were handled by Lucas, the fabled Zeiner Diode/Alternator set up caused more cursing a Bosuns Mate Chief his crank stuck in the zipper of his But wait, there’s more…

no air-box to speak of, large could walk through the air without bumping their but the paper filter and devious the air had to take strangled the motor.

A rather short wheelbase of 52 made handling at speed and a whole aftermarket industry up around the Victor to make it within reason.

One could hundreds of 1970 dollars on new arms, shocks, forks, etc. and still have a that no one wanted. Resale was a joke, and back in the day one of these out Victors could be had for three dollars all day long. If you really one.

A British 32mm monobloc or concentric carb with the mixing chores, and to be a pain in the a$$, with sticking and slides breaking and themselves ingested into The usual Amal stuff. How we put up this crap is anybody’s

And yes, I too owned a 1969 441 bought for $300.00 from guy who belonged to my gun club. Unfortunately the was a very good looking with the canary yellow and aluminum gas tank, and trick gas cap. A chrome up-pipe the baloney shaped silencer, conical hubs, minimal and no other foof on the forks and

The bike looked right, but even on the street it didn’t the goods.

The last ride on my went something like Kick it until I’m blue in the and sweating, finally bump it down a big hill. Stop at a red and notice the screws in the primary are falling out and dropping on the street. up the screws and put them in my coat At the next red light the bike both bolts holding the on are gone, the only thing it on is vacuum. Push the bike to a gas and cross thread SAE nuts on the studs.

A mile or two later the top of the carb apart, the bike goes throttle and scares the crap out of me … again. Duct the carb back together try to it home before dark, I might have to use the lights.

miles from home the died, zeiner diode? I it the rest of the way, and it’s in the that next Thursday. Swedish guy buys it for $400.00 and I saw it again.

The BSA 441 Victor was only produced for years, and was the last of a … The boys at Birmingham never their beloved double-knockers and … singles would be by anything from Japan, and in their ale when Honda or was even mentioned. Sadly, it was on like the Victor that of us cut our teeth on, and why the Japanese took the industry so quickly.

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