1971 BSA A65 Lightning 650

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BSA A 65 Lightning
BSA A 65 Lightning

1971 BSA A65 Lightning 650

Each the month of March brings the end of the renewal of spring and the Daytona The big race, of course, is only one of the at Speed Week — the Hole saloon, half-… riding on the sand, alcoholic and the classic bike auction things out nicely. Not to mention a dose of that Florida

Fleeing winter’s last I found myself at ‘The in 1999, in fresh possession of two old a Thunderbolt and a Lightning, both around the edges, running, and Just my type, you might

Upon returning to Pennsylvania, I all of the best components onto one and had myself a useable Lightning, one of my bikes from back in the The remaining bits made up a Thunderbolt, which was sold to recoup some of the initial The secondary investment is often the major expenses lay, and over the years, my typical restoration process took

The top end and transmission were overhauled, bugs exposed and exterminated. New fork tubes, tires, and were supplemented with and an electronic ignition. A ‘home four-gallon fuel tank has the diminutive original, adding and duration. British Racing livery, adorned with a stripe, add beauty and riding Was it worth it?

RetroTours’ motto could be: lose money on every but we make it up in volume”. Sometimes it is to ignore the dollars-and-cents terms and enjoy the historical significance, and riding sensations (I keep myself). In 1971, BSA and Triumph their tried-and-true frame for the (in)famous ‘oil in frame’ There were two basic with the initial re-design incidentally, looked far superior on

BSA A 65 Lightning

First, the seat height to over 34 inches, putting the out of reach for most riders. minor detailthe engine not fit in the frame. Once the factory these oversights things OK, even though the oil capacity and padding had to be reduced a little.

A Good Thing that unchanged was the BSA ‘power egg’, so because of its streamlined shape. One of the attractive engines ever, it a great sound and respectable with easy kick-starting and a uncharacteristic of a big vertical twin.

As a the Lightning is an everyman’s bike for use. Not the fastest or flashiest but it the job done, and its spot-on steering and light weight endear machine to all who ride it. Brakes and could politely be called and the pretty conical-hub front was sometimes referred to as a ‘comical’ hub due to its friction.

Like most British of yore, though, once a individual has rebuilt practically with great care, it pretty darn well for a The Lightning may lack in comparison to new in absolute reliability, smoothness, or At the right pace and on the right however, its comfortable riding and natural beauty are intoxicating, as is the pleasure of riding a torquey motorcycle that weighs than 400 pounds and steers

BSA A 65 Lightning
BSA A 65 Lightning
BSA A 65 Lightning
BSA A 65 Lightning

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