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  • 1966 BSA Lightning1966 BSA Lightning (1966)
      Spectacular restoration of a 1966 BSA Lightning 650.    This comes out of a private collection and was formerly owned and ridden by a famous musician-singer-songwriter…..name to be known to the buyer of this bike.    Out of respect and privacy, the name of this person will not be released in this description.    The bike has been meticulously cared for, maintained and stored inside.    The bike looks and runs like new.    The pictures tell it all and you will not find a nicer ’66 BSA Lightning out there.    The bike comes with a clear title, which is signed by and still in the musicians name. PLEASE NOTE -The bike can be seen on request. Additional photos are available on request. For sight unseen sales we strongly encourage buyers to have a representative come and inspect the bike before purchase.  All freight shipments must be arranged by the buyer.
    2016-12-13 04:49:29
    South Glens Falls, New York, United States
    45
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
    One of a kind barn find.  1967 BSA Lightning A65LA 650.  We bought the motorcycle with the understanding it has been in a garage for 20 years.
    2016-12-06 04:46:30
    Westerville, Ohio, United States
    1
  • 1970 BSA Lightning1970 BSA Lightning (1970)
     1970 BSA A65 Lightning project motorcycle. This is the start to your winter Chopper / Bobber project. Engine turns over.
    2016-11-09 04:40:53
    Cameron, Wisconsin, United States
    0
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
    A65HA1594https://youtu.be/S2XJzflVy9I The engine and frame are 1967 Hornet serial numbers. I have owned the bike for the last ten years and have made the following changes. New Rims Stainless SpokesNew wheel bearingsDunlop K70 TiresLow UK handlebarsAmal 930 concentric carburetors were new when I purchased the bikeNew fork stanchions, bushings and springs Hagon Shocks Boyer ignition Gel Battery Fenders re-chromed by Atlantic Coast PlatingI have put 1850 miles on the bike Clear title
    2016-10-31 04:48:24
    Signal Mountain, Tennessee, United States
    1
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
    Up for Auction:  1967 BSA Lightning motorcycle  7500 miles from new  650 cc  Twin Carbs  Very correct & original  Excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition; however there  are some blemishes on the fuel tank   New seat cover  Converted to new Amal 930 carbs  History: Well cared for, always stored indoors.   Worldwide Shipping Available at Buyer’s Cost. Buyer to pay Shipping /Freight Costs   Location of motorcycle is Brooklyn, New York.
    2016-10-29 04:51:58
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    7
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
    Purchased this bike from an acquaintance who rode it some and shortly thereafter began a restoration.  He had the motor and gear box apart, installed a lot of new parts, put it back together and could never get it to run.  Frustrated, it sat in his garage for the last 5 years collecting dust.
    2016-10-26 04:54:19
    Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
    9
  • 1968 BSA Lightning1968 BSA Lightning (1968)
    1968 BSA Lightning A65 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Matching numbers (frame/engine).  Runs, starts and stops great. 2-3 kick start. Tires in excellent condition.
    2016-10-12 04:46:39
    Verona, New Jersey, United States
    17
  • 1965 BSA Lightning1965 BSA Lightning (1965)
    1965 BSA A65L 650 Lightning. VIN# A50B-6069 Engine# A65DC-3374 Clear Indiana title. One owner since 1968.
    2016-10-06 04:49:38
    Martinsville, Indiana, United States
    10
    3,000.00
  • 1968 BSA Lightning1968 BSA Lightning (1968)
    This bike is sold in as is condition with no warranty. I have owned this motorcycle for 2 years but have to thin out my collection due to health and other concerns. While this bike is not perfect it is in very good condition for it's age.
    2016-10-05 04:55:40
    Battle Ground, Washington, United States
    12
    3,550.00
  • 1966 BSA Lightning1966 BSA Lightning (1966)
    This 1966 BSA Lightning is in great original condition. All of the paint is original, the chrome is very nice, and it has LOTS of brand new and new parts that include: speedometer and tachometer cables, battery, drive chain, rubber parts, fuel lines, and air filters. The brakes were cleaned, checked and adjusted, and the wheel bearings were cleaned and re-greased.
    2016-08-29 05:01:07
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    100
    4,000.00
  • 1972 BSA Lightning1972 BSA Lightning (1972)
    A beautifully restored, matching numbers, 1972 BSA Lightning. The list is long: .030 over size bore, new pistons, valves, guides, springs, cylinder painted, gasket surfaces cleaned, new gaskets, carbs, wiring harness, and turn signals, the pressure release valve, oil tank, oil filter and sump filter cleaned, changed all engine, primary and transmission oil, new coils, spark plugs and battery, replaced rear drive chain and sprocket, new tail light bulb and front fender, and replaced the reserve gas tap and all gas hoses. It drives better than it looks!!
    2016-08-26 05:07:57
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada
    4
  • 1969 BSA LIGHTNING1969 BSA LIGHTNING (1969)
    Close to Factory Original Classic Year Model Previously Restored, Runs Good Vehicle Inspection Performed Shipping Options Available Lot #T84 Feel free to contact us for more details on this motorcycle: (714) 556-0170
    2016-08-11 05:06:23
    Costa Mesa, California, United States
    14
    14,995.00
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
          this is a nice bike.  Actual mileage not known. speedo. was broken and replaced with new speedometer.   estimated mileage to my best figure between both speedos.
    2016-08-09 05:03:35
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
    26
    6,500.00
  • 1969 BSA Lightning1969 BSA Lightning (1969)
    Selling my 1969 BSA Lightning, #s matching, completely restored approx. 10 years ago at a cost of $9000 with 800 hours of labor, not including cost of bike. Fully documented restoration with full receipts and lots of manuals and brochures.
    2016-08-06 04:59:07
    Bozeman, Montana, United States
    2
    7,500.00
  • 1965 BSA Lightning1965 BSA Lightning (1965)
    You are bidding on: One (1) used1965 BSA A50 frame with 650 engine with salvage title. Lots of new parts, including: New in Box- AMAL carburetors, new air filters, new tires, seat cover, handlebars, headlamp. Rolling chassis with engine installed.
    2016-08-02 05:11:46
    Littleton, Colorado, United States
    1
  • 1965 BSA Lightning1965 BSA Lightning (1965)
    2016-07-20 04:58:43
    Erwinna, Pennsylvania, United States
    2
  • 1968 BSA Lightning1968 BSA Lightning (1968)
    1968 BSA Lightning for sale. The frame VIN is A65LA6002. The VIN does indicate that it is actually a '67 model, as well as the single leading shoe brake, however, the bike was titled as a '68, most likely due to it being sold that year. Title is clear.  The bike is currently not setup as a matching numbers bike, however I do have the original cases in my possession.
    2016-06-29 05:09:44
    Dallas, Texas, United States
    7
    6,500.00
  • 1966 BSA Lightning1966 BSA Lightning (1966)
    1966 BSA Lightning 650 A65L Motorcycle for sale. RPM meter works, speedo does not work, so Miles on bike are unknown but motor starts within one or two kicks so the motor is still pretty strong. All the electrical works expect for the low beam on the main headlight blub.
    2016-06-24 05:05:43
    Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States
    0
  • 1967 BSA Lightning1967 BSA Lightning (1967)
    1967 BSA A65 Lightning with original paint: I've owned this bike for two years and I have hardly ridden it.  It's been stored in my garage and living room and it seems a shame to hide it, so I'm passing it on. She shifts through the gears, starts on the first kick and brakes very well.This is a strong runner, and in very good condition for it's age. Boyer electronic ignition 7476 low miles New MotoBatt QuadFlex AGM Battery Excellent Avon Speedmaster front and Avon Mk2 rear tires BTE dual throttle White Amal type grips (original Gran Tourismos included) Center stand is fully functional, but the side stand needs to re-welded to the frame (comes with bike) Lots of extras come with this bike Small dent on the left side of tank and a couple on the front fender Scratches on the tank (pictured)  Two Amal Concentric carbs (original Monoblocs included) Battery tender cable attached for easy trickle charging Matching numbers (pictured) Clean title in hand and in my name.I reserve the right to end the auction early as the bike is also for sale locally.Winning bidder must pay an immediate deposit of $500, the balance to be paid within 7 days.Buyer is responsible for shipping, but I can deliver to NYC for a fee.
    2016-06-22 05:08:52
    Kingston, New York, United States
    7
  • BSA: LightningBSA: Lightning (1972)
    1972 BSA Lightning.  Frame # DE 04409 - Eng. # DE 06382 A65L.
    2016-06-17 05:12:14
    Ingleside, Ontario, Canada
    500
  • 1971 BSA Lightning1971 BSA Lightning (1971)
    well I hate to do this but need the room opertunity of collectors dream low miles factory dealers original personal bike rare  have plenty of original dealer manuals parts  owner son changed to satin black but  comes with sidecovers no tank in orange original paint signals bill of sale from dealer in 1971 be kool to see bsa lover to get this  or museum display  runs great kick only any questions 7189794442 no trades need room retirement soon walt
    2016-06-15 05:31:37
    Staten Island, New York, United States
    8
    9,999.00
  • 1971 BSA Lightning1971 BSA Lightning (1971)
    1971 BSA Lightning. Oil in frame classic British street bike. Only 8500 miles with newly rebuilt engine.
    2016-06-14 16:21:35
    Washington, District Of Columbia, United States
    8
  • 1969 BSA lightning1969 BSA lightning (1969)
    BSA Lightning, 1969, totally restored. 
    2016-06-14 16:21:32
    Beaverton, Oregon, United States
    300
    7,500.00
  • 1970 BSA Lightning1970 BSA Lightning (1970)
    1970 BSA Lightning 650 Motorcycle                             One of a kind on our showroom floor! This BSA Lightning motorcycle is fitted with its original, numbers matching 650cc vertical twin engine. Largely original, Low miles, with the odometer reading of only 9,376 miles!
    2016-06-14 16:21:29
    Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
    9
    7,995.00
  • 1971 BSA Lightning1971 BSA Lightning (1971)
    We have sold dozens of custom build cafe racers on ebay so bid with confidence! We can ship anywhere in the 48 states. Shipping will cost anywhere from $250-$550 depending on distance from Pittsburgh, PA We reserve the right to end the auction early if it sells via our website or is sold locally.
    2016-06-14 16:21:24
    Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
    5
    4,200.00
  • Used 1970 BSA Lightning for sale.Used 1970 BSA Lightning for sale. (0)
    Here is another British Classic motorcycle from the owner's collection. The BSA Lightning was designed as the all-round sportbike of the 1960s, planned largely for export to the US market. Development of the engine aimed to make it more reliable, quieter and less prone to oil leaks & to improve mid-range and rideability.
    2014-01-28 03:11:09
    Effingham, IL
    7
    4,000.00
  • 1965 BSA lightning rocket1965 BSA lightning rocket (0)
    Here is a fresh barn find1965 BSA lightning rocketTurns over great compressionHas Michigan numbersAsking $2000 or best offerCall
    2014-01-22 00:44:07
    Detroit, MI
    0
    2,000.00
  • 1969 BSA Lightning project1969 BSA Lightning project (1969)
    Purchased as a "rat bike" in 2011 in Edgewater Florida. In process of converting to a '69 Lightning when connecting rod broke and trashed bottom end. Included incorrect side stand, points and coils and well as a Harley Sportster coil I ran on the bike.
    2013-10-01 15:32:28
    Orlando, Florida, US
    1,148
    750.00
  • 1966 BSA Lightning 6501966 BSA Lightning 650 (1966)
    This is a very nice running old Brit bike. It starts easy and idles great. Shifts real smooth.
    2013-09-29 13:10:23
    Bay City, Michigan, US
    23,740
    2,750.00
  • 1970 BSA Lightning A65L1970 BSA Lightning A65L (1970)
    Mostly original numbers matching BSA Lightning. It sat for a while so work to get it roadworthy includes complete valve job, new piston rings, new rod bearings, gaskets and seals. New tires, wheel bearings, rebuilt front end, and more.
    2013-10-02 01:38:29
    Quincy, Massachusetts, US
    99,999
    200.00
  • 1972 BSA A65L Lightning 650 OIF1972 BSA A65L Lightning 650 OIF (1972)
    Very nice shape 1972 BSA A65L Lightning. 650cc's. Runs and rides.
    2013-09-05 08:42:18
    Baldwin City, Kansas, US
    15,500
    2,500.00
  • 1965 BSA Lightning Rocket 650cc1965 BSA Lightning Rocket 650cc (1965)
    For sale is a 1965 BSA Lightning Rocket (A65D).  Bike starts right up with no problems.  Rode it the other day, and did not detect any major mechanical issues.
    2013-09-04 07:51:55
    deep river, ct, US
    20,000
    1,625.00

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Bonhams Auctioning “Blur” Guitarist’s Motorcycles For Charity

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Graham Coxon, British musician and lead guitarist for Blur, auctioning off seven of his personal motorcycles with proceeds benefitting NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. See the full press release from Bonhams below. The motorcycles will be sold as part of Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, an annual event taking place at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.

Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

More than 2,000 attendees visited America’s Car Museum for its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, where over 300 motorcycles and scooters were showcased on the Haub Family Field at LeMay. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U.S. and Canada, including an antique motorcycle display, swap meet, cruise-in and a 78-mile roundtrip tour from ACM’s Anderson Plaza to Mt. Rainier.

2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concourse d’ Elegance Report

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The 2014 edition of the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show continued its now 23-year tradition as the premier outdoor streetbike event in America with producer photographer Jim Gianatsis moving the show this year to the beautiful green lawns of the Malibu Golf Course among the twisty canyon roads in the Santa Monica Mountains alongside the Pacific Ocean. Highlighting this year’s exciting activities was the emergence of another new and soon to be renown custom bike builder to the sport for which the Calendar Show is known for cultivating. Taking Best of Show in this year’s Calendar Bike Building Championship was Calin Senciac’s Imagine Vehicles International / ImagineVehicles.com motorsports fabrication shop with an incredible custom billet aluminum designed chassis built by Terry Ward and the shop crew, housing a legendary 1979 Honda CBX 1047cc air-cooled in-line 6-cylinder engine.

Oil On Canvas Originals To Be Auctioned

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Bonhams will be auctioning two oil on canvas originals from contemporary motorsports artist Robert Carter, January 9th at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The title piece for this auction (pictured above) measures 48” x 60” and depicts AMA Flat Track star Jim Rice piloting his BSA to victory at the 1970 Santa Rosa Mile. Carter’s second original celebrates the Catalina Grand Prix of 1950’s fame. The oil on canvas piece is 36” x 60”. In addition to these two originals, some of Carter’s Giclee prints will be available.

What’s Old Is New Again – Video

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

There’s something distinctly cool about old British motorcycles. From the wire wheels, the minimal bodywork, and the exposed engines which give off a thunderous bark, I’ve always loved looking at old Triumphs, BSAs and the like from the 60s.  I’ve never owned one though. The reason is simple: old British bikes are needy little maintenance machines notorious for the odd oil leak.

Bonhams To Auction Bruce Smith Collection Of Original Illustrations

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

On October 20, Bonhams will be auctioning off a collection of original illustrations by Bruce Smith from the 1960s and 1970s. Each one will be signed by Smith on heavy cartridge paper. The collection is comprised of cutaway illustrations of a 1963 Royal Enfield Interceptor 750cc, Chris Vincent’s 1964 BSA 650cc A65 Race Outfit, and a 1966 Greeves Racer, the largest of this series being 45cm x 62cm.

Billy Joel Has 1967 BSA Restored On “American Restoration”

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The 1967 BSA Royal Star 650 has a special place in the heart of the Piano Man, Billy Joel — it was the first motorcycle he ever had. As time went on and Joel’s career blossomed, the love for motorcycles only grew. In fact, Joel even has his own motorcycle shop.

Teutel's 1943 BSA M20 up for sale

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Paul Teutel Senior of “American Chopper” fame is having a clear-out of his bike collection but the machines on offer are a far cry from the overblown customs he's renowned for building. Instead, they reveal a passion for vintage British machinery. One of his auctions is for a 1943 BSA M20 and it's currently at $4,500 (£2700) with a $5,000 (£3,080) Buy It Now price

The Fonz Never Really Rode a Motorcycle!

Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 -0700

According to the “King of Cool” himself, “The Fonz” (Henry Winkler) never actually rode any motorcycles during the ten year Happy Days television run.  Winkler, never rode a bike in real life either, he has dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to co-ordinate the clutch, throttle and brake.  Instead, the bikes (Harley Davidson’s, Triumph’s, BSA’s were used) were mounted on a piece of wood with wheels to make it look like he was riding, even though I am not shocked, I am a little disappointed… You can watch the interview with Winkler, the famous motorcycle jump “The Fonz” made over 14 trashcans and a bonus “Jump the Shark” video after the jump. Get the Flash Player to see this player. “Jump the Shark”, as per Phoghat’s request: Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Man Builds Sidecar from Bathtub

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Back in 1997, an unusual motorcycle appeared on the front page of the Bristol Evening Post. Unable to afford a costly traditional sidecar, bus driver Alan Iles of Bedminster opted to build his own, using a bathtub. Twelve years later, the 1959 650cc BSA is still going and has been ridden all over Europe to help raise money for Cancer research and various charities, for which he has raised thousands of British pounds.