Bsa Lightning motorcycles for sale
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Costa Mesa, California
Black & ChromeClose to factory original conditionClassic Bike that’s fun to ride!Recently Serviced – Runs Great!TCM Certified with Safety InspectionMore photos available upon request
1970 BSA 650 Lightning. Original paint, unrestored with only 11,494 miles. This bike is in excellent condition, 100% original with possible exception of seat which may have received a recovering. Paint shows normal wear and tear, but is in very good condition for its age. Chrome is excellent with minor blistering on a couple areas, a small dent in front fender, and a couple dents on front edge of gas tank, tank chrome is excellent. This motorcycle is tuned, serviced, and ready to enjoy, starts easy, rides good, with all systems functioning properly. This would make a great daily rider, a nicely preserved example of the iconic British parallel twin from Birmingham. For more info, call John at 770.447.6945 ext.20.
FRESH BUILD! 1967 BSA Motor in a Ridged Frame. Brand new Springer Front End with 21' wheel. Tons of Custom Fabrication. Left side Jockey Shift, Right side foot clutch. A lot of $$$ invested plus 120 hours labor. Needs very little to complete (rear brake, throttle cable, light wiring). Open to trades and negotiable cash price.Will need to be titled as custom build. Sold with bill of sale 'as-is' only.
Last had the bike running in 2005. Been meaning to restore it but not likely I'll ever get around to it. I don't know what it will take to get it running again aside from fluids, battery, tires, etc. This is a good candidate for a full restoration and definitely worth something to those who know how to do that work. I'm open to reasonable offers. Bike is pictured with a Spitfire tank but I also have the Lighting tank. Clear title.It's missing the instrument cluster but has a speedo. I'm not sure of the actual mileage. Has a Boyer ignition.
I'm selling one of my BSAs .... a 1970 Lightning. I bought this bike from the original owner's widow. It is a matching numbers, almost all original bike. Recent maintenance includes (2)new Amal carbs, new Barnett clutch, rebuilt oil pump and one-way valve, Pazon electronic ignition, new tires and tubes, plugs and wires, Installed stainless allen-head screws in place of the old Phillips head ones. This is the last year before the dreaded "oil in frame" BSAs. Everything works: lights, horn, etc. It has 9055 original miles, but that goes up 3 miles daily, as I ride it most everyday. I have a clear title in hand. $5800/OBO
Fleming Island, Florida
Category Dual Purpose Motorcycles
Posted Over 1 Month
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.
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
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
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