1949 Other Makes Sunbeam 500 S-8 on 2040-motos
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).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.
Moto blogWed, 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.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.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.
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