Bsa Lightning motorcycles for sale
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Fleming Island, Florida
Category Dual Purpose Motorcycles
Posted 3 Weeks Ago
Trying to make room for new project - offered for second and last time time, if it does not sell this time I will put into storage. Come and inspect 32003 just south of Jacksonville Florida I got this a few years ago as part of a deal, it was originally a BSA Lightning which the previous owner had installed a replacement motor from a same year, (1970), BSA Thunderbird. He had installed the better twin carb head from the Lightning onto the motor and re-installed into the bike. He had removed the carbs and sent them off to be rebuilt with steel slides. The carbs arrived but the bike, stripped to a frame with two wheels and an engine sat at the back of his garage for the best part of 30 years. The majority of the remaining parts were stored in Ziploc bags in cardboard boxes. I thought it would be a cheap project, how wrong I was! I decided that the bike was not and never would be original and that I would go for something different. I finished disassembling the bike and sent the frame and all bolt on parts for sand blasting and powder coating, (Deep Red Metallic). The fenders, headlamp, tail-light bracket and instrument brackets were sand blasted and powder coated metallic silver. The forks were stripped and the tubes, seals, springs and internal parts were replaced. The external components on the forks were blasted and powder coated to match the frame. New rear shocks were purchased for installation. A new-old-stock gas tank came from England, (not an Indian repro), which was orange and I had powder coated a charcoal grey. The tank badges were powder coated the same red as the frame with the side panels powder coated to match the tank. I did not install the side panels but they will come with the bike along with an original left-side Firebird Scrambler half side panel, (needs coating to match if it is to be used). The engine was completely disassembled, inspected and re-assembled with new-old-stock piston/rings after the bores, (which showed very little wear), were honed. The wheels were re-built using new chrome rims and stainless steel spokes from England before being fitted with new tires and tubes. A new chrome high-level exhaust, "chicken wire" heat shield and a set of trail handlebars were delivered from England at the same time as the wheels. The speedometer and tachometer were rebuilt out on the West Coast by a reputable company. The bike was re-assembled with all parts either being new chrome parts or the original parts blasted/powder coated parts, (no rust anywhere). A new Firebird wiring harness was installed which does not support the Amp meter so that is for show only. An original and very rare 1960’s BSA trial seat sitting on the even rarer original brackets designed for the A65 were installed. The original seat and rear (powder coated) footrests are included. I had a BSA expert install the harness and complete the wiring and he installed a new gel battery, engine/transmission lubricants and gas in the tank. The bike took a few kicks but started and ran well. I drove it around the sub-division and parked it back in my garage next to my 79 Bonneville, (a year ago), and that is where it has stayed with 2 miles on the odometer until today when charged the battery and got the bike bike started. Over the year it had wet-sumped so I drained and replaced the oil, this is a common issue with these bikes, I have a new anti wet sump valve that I did not install that I will include with the bike. I noted that the carbs will need adjustment or maybe even replacement as the left side"tickler was weeping until the bike started then it was fine. I did not ride the bike today, I only started and ran it, see video by searching you-tube for:- BSA lightning firebird scrambler and choosing the video uploaded on Dec 4,2016. It only did two miles on the first and second startups after a complete rebuild and will almost certainly need some further adjustments to ensure it is running well and is roadworthy. Because of this, the bike is for sale as-is with no warranty is implied or offered. Things I wish I had done - Removed a dent from the fender before powder coating it, purchased a lightning wiring harness, not spent so much money, I did not think I would ever decide to sell this but it needs to go to make way for a new project so thanks for looking, let me know if you need any further information. The bike is for sale elsewhere so do reserve the right to end the auction early. Located in Jacksonville Florida with clear Florida title in my name. Happy to help with shipping collection once the buyer has made the arrangements.
I have owned this bike since new and have original bill of sale and manuals. It is nearly stock except rear shocks being Ceriana and the ignition has been upgraded to Pazon electronic with a dual fire coil. I have all the ignition parts to return it to the stock points system if needed. It was stored for 44 years and has been running this Summer for the last 2 months for about 100 miles. The present mileage is: 11,800 and has always been stored in a heated garage in Denver. It's a beautiful bike, but I am getting up in years and am having knee problems kick starting it.
Super nice and original 1964 BSA Lightning Rocket 650. Ready to ride. Gorgeous! Recent work includes brand new carbs, professional tune-up with new points, new gaskets and seals, wiring freshen up, new pin stripes on the gas tank, new seat cover. Runs and rides great. Available for viewing at Preservation Cycle (972)243-7442.btw, its not an A7 like it says in header, cycle trader had a limited set of model selections and it was only one with "Lightning".
Category Classic Motorcycles
Engine 650 cc
Posted Over 1 Month
Super nice BSA, freshly restored, looks runs and rides like a new motorcycle. Take a look at the photos, you couldn't restore this bike for Ten grand if the motorcycle was free. We believe the 13,300 mile to be correct. Starts easy , smooth and quiet engine. No disappointments. Call John for details 770 447 6945 x 20
I gave this great 1970 BSA Lightning 650. I've owned this bike for nearly 3 years. I bought it from "bobs classic bikes" and have enjoyed it since. I cleaned the carbs, new throttle cables and clutch, put on new tires. The paint is great, and it is mostly original as far as I can tell. I have not ridden it in about 6 months, and I'm sure it will need w service to get back to running right. It was running real strong last time I road it. I'm selling it due to not riding it and having problems kicking the bike because of two spine surgeries are taking their toll. I'll prob buy something with electric start, but will miss this great piece of British history. Buyer will be responsible for shipping or pick up. Thanks
The bike was built in the old school café style with a lot of power and torque. Bike starts easily and runs great with a very strong engine.I bought the bike from the builders as an addition to my collection but now I need to make room for other items. The original builders of this bike were extremely meticulous with the build process building it from the bare frame up; media blasted the frame and painted it with a base coat clear coat application. All parts of the bike were assembled with great care. Frame Number: A65L-5041 Frame Number indicates it is a 1966 Lightning Engine Number: A65S-8117 Engine Number indicates it is a 1966 Spitfire Title: Clear Arizona Title in my name Here is a list of the many new parts that went into the build of this bike not including all those small odds and ends: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE
Here is a rare opportunity to purchase the Gasbox BSA. This is an award winning bike that took Jesse Bassett, the owner of The GasBox, two years to build. This bike is well documented and there is more than enough press out there on the internet to get all the information you need. This bike has been on display at Classic Cycles in Orange, CA for the last year and is in great condition. If you have specific questions or would like to request more pictures please contact Tony Dunn at 714-974-1438. Build Specifications: Engine: BSA 650cc Lightening, polished and completely rebuilt Frame: Custom Hard-Tail stock BSA Front End: BSA M-20 girder, modified to fit onto 1965 frame Front Wheel: 21” modified BSA bantam hub Rear Wheel: 18” BSA QD hub modified BSA drum Fender: modified Wassell Fuel Tank: modified Triumph OIF Oil Tank: handmade, fitted with BSA cap and fittings Carb: Amal 389 monobloc Ignition: Boyer Tail Light: 1930s Dodge Headlight: 1930s MG Exhaust: Handmade Stainless steel Handlebars: Handmade Levers: Cook replica of pre-war British style Seat: Jason’s Custom Upholstery Paint: black with gold leaf by Jerry’s House of Kolor Polish and Nickel Plate: Jason’s Show Quality Metal Finishing Links: www.thegasbox.com/1965-bsa www.chopcult.com/news/articles/scullys-bsa.html www.motorivista.com/bsa-by-the-gasbox/ www.bikeexif.com/bsa-lightning www.youtube.com/watch? feature=player_embedded&v=kN5DQ4DQ14 www.bikerpros.wordpress.com/2011/01/31/cleveland-winners-ultimate-builder/ Good luck, you will not come across a bike like this very often.
Category Classic Motorcycles
Engine 650 cc
Posted Over 1 Month
1968 BSA Lightning 650 A7 , 1968 BSA Lightning for sale. This is an excellent example of BSA's twin carb 650cc bike. It has less than 500 miles since a total restoration was performed. The engine was professionally rebuilt from top to bottom. It has new pistons, rings, rods, valves/guides, bearings. It has new Amal 930 carbs, new Dunlop Gold Seal tires and tubes on stainless steel rims and spokes with a quick disconnect rear wheel. It has a new electronic rectifier, new fork boots, and new rear shocks. The paint is new and is the original red color with lots of good chrome. Everything this bike needed to make it a beautiful, reliable machine, it got. It starts easy, shifts smooth, steers straight and true, and has that distinctive beautiful vertical twin sound. It's ready to ride or show...or just admire. It's a crowd pleaser that anyone in the market for a classic British bike would be proud to own. I have owned this bike about five years but I now have other projects that need my attention so I decided to let this one go. The price is $6,895 and that's a very good deal for someone. Call Gerald @405-971-4423. No texts please and no PayPal scammers. If you're interested in the bike call me and we'll talk or send me an email and I'll reply as soon as possible. Thanks for looking. $6,895.00 4059714423
Im reducing my collection and only keeping one bsa ,so up for grabs is a sweet o.e patina 1966 lightning .this bike has a rebuilt engine/trans by Beno rodi and the rest of the bike has been mechanically restored leaving the original patina .It takes a certain person to love a original bike but here it is a extremely nice runner /rider so just get on and ride ,it has been upgraded with electronic ing and a better voltage regulator ,new tires ,battery etc its a sweet bike ,watch the video below ,I believe or think its a steel at the buy it know price !!! PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE ADVERTISMENT this advertisement costs money and I do not want to relist as people think there is a issue with the item (if there are any issues they will be described or in video) so please watch video ask questions and look at the terms and conditions of sale , such as payment etc , if you need aide in shipping ? please contact ahead of time .As long as the item is paid for with in 5 working days of auction's end , I will hold item for 30 days with out any cost .PLEASE READ !! PAYMENT : I do not accept PAY PAL sorry ,only for deposit no exceptions !! , cash is always good if not the next best thing is a CASHIERS CHECK on a nationally known bank (such as PNC ,WELLS FARGO ,TD bank ) if its not a nationally known bank or if its OVERSEAS ?? WIRE TRANSFER ONLY !! PLEASE HAVE YOUR FUNDS READY TO GO ,don't count on selling something or hitting the LOTTO !! have the money ready
1966 BSA Lightning 650 A7 , 1966 BSA Lightning A65L, matching numbers, runs and looks great for its age. Not a restored bike paint and chrome has patina. The previous owner had an issue with the battery and it leaked down the side of the bike. Have replaced numerous parts for functionality purposed (great rider) and have kept all original parts for new owner. Wiring harness has been replaced with new Lucas wire bundle assembly, fork boots, fork serviced, new speedo, tach and cables. Tank inside has been acidized and metal prepped, petcocks, new fuel lines etc, etc. A complete list of items replaced is available, starts first kick and doesn't leak.. Asking $6500 OBO. Shoot an offer, cant hurt. Book is well above asking price. No dealers and I don't need help selling it. Text or call 3one6-six1nine-three8three1. $6,500.00
This bike is 99% perfect with 18,000 miles. It is on the back of a large diesel motor home. The BSA will be sold with the rack on the motor home. The BSA will be in the Columbia River Gorge after Labor Day then it will be taken to the Bishop CA area then to Quartzite AZ. Contact me by e-mail only as there is little phone service...firstname.lastname@example.org