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1971 BSA Thunderbolt from States of America


General Comments:

The 1971 BSA was my second bike, and by far the most Nothing and no one could keep up it in the mile.

1971 BSA Thunderbolt United States of America

I start, please note this bike had sat in a garage for 26 years. I spent a couple to put this bike back on the During its service life, the system on this bike was inferior. The ignition system was with troublesome possibilities.

Cables were unreliable.


The bike is great to and be seen on. It sounds like else on the road and looks nothing else out there. Its looking style is a major eye

Add a classic leather jacket and leather topper for full

This Thunderbolt usually in one or two kicks, thanks to the up-dated ignition. The lights are bright, to the up-dated charging system. I recommend these updates.

model with its in line 650 has some deadly serious low end This feature demands extra care in using the The Thunderbolt could get away a novice. Noted is vibration at RPM.

You can tell you are exceeding 70 mph looking at the speedometer.

Roll on is abundant at all speeds. This bike’s clutch does a bit, so a down-shift is needed to without the slippage. It sings the of the highway with a throaty accent.

It’s become my personal song that lures me to the even when I have no in mind to go.

It’s not perfect is it? One sits rather high on style of bike. I feel I’m teetering at low speed. You to go faster on this bike.

Not disk brakes does a harder squeeze to stop and a step on the rear brake as

Handling is bittersweet. This wheelbase does suggest maneuverability, but your higher of gravity makes it somewhat The BSA standard replacement tires are the sort you would want for all riding. The aggressive treads the pavement like a pit bull on wet pavement.

This inspires my in spite of my stated handling with The Beezer.

One amusing about my bike that you watch out for if you are building or restoring one this. The guy who worked on my bike it upon himself to replace the ratty looking rear I was glad for that.

I did find that the speedometer was off a bit. I asked my brother whom I bought the bike) if it was off he had it and he told me, no. Apparently this wheel has a metric speedometer

The speedometer which says MPH now KPH. 120 is about 70 MPH.

Would you buy another motorcycle this manufacturer? Yes

Review 5th November, 2006


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