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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 blogTue, 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.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.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.
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