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Offline Semper Gumby

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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2007, 09:19:32 PM »
Well The tank and the side covers are back.  I decided on Jaguar Racing Green (HJZ) with stock BSA decals.  Came out really well.  I decided against the two tone paint job because it hides the lines of the tank which are really nice.  When I get the bolts and bits to assemble the side covers I will pull it out in the sun a take a pic.  I can hardley wait for the parts to get here from Iowa.

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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2007, 09:40:20 PM »
Her is a first pic of the T-bolt - not a good one but...



Perhaps tomorrow I will get a before and after shot up here.

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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2007, 09:50:14 PM »
Nice Bill, great colors. I like it!! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

But wait a minute: earlier you had a pic of a red TT (Firebird Scrambler, I believe, what I once owned 1.7 of)) on the thread about gear ratios.

Does that mean you're peddling two Beezers now??  :o
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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2007, 07:09:05 AM »
Yes.  I got tired of watching bikes go for less than I would pay for them so I put a lark bid on a good looking Firebird one day before close and won!  I was shocked.  Turned out to be a nice bike though.  Complete minus the grab bar.  Tank in good shape.  Seems I'm heading back in time on these things.

There is a 1935 BSA Bluestar with real Lucas Aceteline Lamps (front and rear) that I'm looking at but the gent in question wants too much.  Can you imagine having to light your headlamp and tail light and then tickiling the carb to start the bike?  Can you say "Home before Dark?"  I knew you could!



It looks like a time machine to me.   ;)
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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2007, 07:36:25 PM »
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There is a 1935 BSA Bluestar with real Lucas Aceteline Lamps (front and rear) that I'm looking at but the gent in question wants too much.  Can you imagine having to light your headlamp and tail light and then tickiling the carb to start the bike?  Can you say "Home before Dark?"  I knew you could!

Way cool bikes.  Gotta love those old BSA starburst tanks. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]  Have fun!

Just be sure to tickle and light in the exact order as listed above, though: tickling first might lead to fuel on gloves which = 3rd degree burns when you "turn on" the headlamp!  [smiley=flamethrowingsmiley.gif]
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'19 royal Enfield Himalayan
82 R65-Blue II, 84 R65-Britta, 84 R65-Ol' Blue, 88 K75C, 99 R1100R
00 Guzzi Jackal, 89 Guzzi Mille GT, 03 Guzzi Cal Stone
07 Honda ST1300

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Re: 1971 A65T Thunderbolt - The other 650!
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2007, 09:05:37 PM »
wow! i would give up a left or right ... for something like that 35! maybe someday something like that will find its way to me.