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  • 1968 BSA B44 Shooting Star 441cc1968 BSA B44 Shooting Star 441cc (1968)
    Big-Bore motorcycling at its elemental best.  A "Thumper" - 441cc’s of long-stroke, high-torque, single-cylinder British iron from 1968.  Old age and arthritis dictate that it is time for me to give her up.  A "daily rider" - not showroom or museum quality, but a nice, good-looking bike you can happily ride.  It turns heads and wins admiring glances wherever it goes.  It -IS- a BSA, and it -IS- 48 years old.  There is a nice patina of age on the mechanicals.  The bike was found in a barn in Upstate NY after many years of sitting.  The years left their mark, with some corrosion on the rims, front brake drum, and rear fender - light pitting on gas cap and headlamp shell - carefully review the photos.  Using the correct tickle, compression-release, then kick with conviction starting drill, the bike starts easily and runs well.  The Amal Concentric has extended Tickler and Idle Screw adjustments.  I have gone completely through the bike since I purchased it, and there are many new parts throughout the machine, including new tyres, new speedo, new chain, new clutch-brake-speedo cables, rebuilt carb, hex-screws on engine side covers, and innumerable small parts.  Buyer will receive a complete history of all work since I took possession of the bike in 2015.  The paint is new and bright red - see photos.  The tank and side panels are the original fiberglas.  The tank has been sealed.  I have used ONLY non-ethanol premium gasoline since I took possession in 2015.  New Avon AM26 RoadRider tyres.  New chain.  Both center- and side-stands.  The speedometer as-delivered was a handful of loose parts.  Reassembly was futile; therefore, the actual mileage of the bike is unknown.  A new reproduction speedometer has been installed.  Matching engine and frame numbers.  This is a USED and VINTAGE motorcycle, sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS, with no other warranty, express or implied.  It -IS- a BSA, and will mark its territory with a few drops of oil.  Otherwise, it is reasonably "oil-tight."  Study the photographs carefully and bid appropriately.  Pickup and shipping are the responsibility of buyer.   Paypal only.  $500 non-refundable Paypal deposit within 48 hours of winning bid.  Balance due within seven calendar days of winning bid; balance accepted only via Paypal or Cash-In-Hand to Seller.  Motorcycle, title, and keys will be released to Buyer or buyer's agent upon Seller's receipt of complete, full purchase price.
    2016-06-25 05:09:04
    Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States

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2014 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Concourse d’ Elegance Report

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Billy Joel Has 1967 BSA Restored On “American Restoration”

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