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1949 Other Makes Sunbeam 500 S-8 on 2040-motos

YearYear:1949 MileageMileage:39 ColorColor: Black

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
1949 Other Makes Sunbeam 500 S-8, image 1

BSA Sunbeam 500 S-8 photos

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BSA Sunbeam 500 S-8 tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):500 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Touring For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

BSA Sunbeam 500 S-8 description

1949 SUNBEAM S-8 TWIN CYC. RESTORED CORRECTLY THIS BIKE WAS PURCHASE AT THE MID-AMERICA MOTORCYCLE AUCTION IN LAS VEGAS,ITEM NUMBER 504. IT WAS DECRIBED AS "ONLY 400 MILES SINCE RESTORATION, EXCELLENT CONDITION". IT REALLY DOES LOOK NICE. THE ODOMETER SHOWS 39000, WHICH COULD BE THE ORIGIONAL MILEAGE AS THE SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER DO WORK. IT NEEDS A NEW BATTERY IN IT AND STARTS EASY AND RUNS GOOD. I RIDEN IT AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND A COUPLE OF ROAD TRIPS, AND IT RUNS GREAT, SHIFTED SMOOTH, IDLED GOOD. IT HAS AN UPGRADED AMAL CONCENTRIC CARB, THE PAINT IS NICE AND SHINES, I HAVE TOUCHED UP A FEW TINY SPOTS. IT HAS A SLOW LEAK IN THE FRONT TIRE AND NEEDS A NEW BATTERY. I'M SELLING IT BECAUSE I HAVE CANCER. I DO NOT HAVE A TITLE FOR THE BIKE SINCE I NEVER GOT AROUND TO REGISTERING THE BIKE. I HAVE A TRANSFEREABLE BRITISH REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, THE IMPORT PAPERS AND THE BILL OF SALE FROM THE AUCTION. I WILL SELL IT WITH THIS PAPER WORK AND A BILL OF SALE.. THE WARRANTY ON THIS BIKE IS LONG OVER AND IT IS SOLD IN "AS IS" CONDITION. The Sunbeam S8 are British motorcycles designed by Erling Poppe with styling loosely based on the BMW R75 designs that were acquired as war reparations by BSA (full rights to the Sunbeam brand had been acquired from AMC in 1943).[1]Built in Redditch, the unusual engine layout was similar to that of a car. The engine was a longitudinally mounted inline vertical OHC 500 cc twin based on an experimental 1932 BSA design (the Line-Ahead-Twin - LAT)with coil ignition and wet sump lubrication which, though a dry clutch, drove a shaft drive to the rear wheel. The inline engine made this technologically feasible—horizontally-opposed ("flat") twin engines on BMW motorcycles had already used shaft drives.

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