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Title: My other Beeza is----
Post by: bsa-bill on 31.08. 2010 19:49
Thought this might be a bit of fun although maybe stretching forum aims a tad ( E - just delete  if so)
Some of us I'm sure drive other classic stuff, this is mine although not classic it is the main reason my project has taken 7 years so far, the harvest part of my job was driving this (actually this is a replacement as ours is in hock with a stripped crown wheel ).
Now I'm retired I only drive it part time mostly nights, still means no time for the bikes (12 hours night work, home, eat, sleep )
So what have you tucked away that might interest us ?

 
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: trickytree on 31.08. 2010 22:54
I needed to make some room in the garage this weekend so I had to put one of my projects in the loft. It was either the A7/10 or this. Started it a couple of years back. Frame is a box section skeleton with the sheet steel bent and formed around it. All TIG welded as its the only welder I have, took forever but the main frame is just about done now. Front forks are going to be single sided girders, sort of Britten like but without the carbon fibre. Rear end again single sided but with the drive on the opposite side to normal. Decided to put this to one side instead of the Beeza becouse I need the wheels before I can do much else and I cant find owt I like...dont want spokes...realy need a pair of billet blanks. They do come up occasionaly, I'll keep a lookout.

(http://a.imageshack.us/img208/8214/007det.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/007det.jpg/)  (http://a.imageshack.us/img208/4312/009kj.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/009kj.jpg/) (http://a.imageshack.us/img208/3866/006ew.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/006ew.jpg/)  (http://a.imageshack.us/img208/5098/005ns.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/i/005ns.jpg/)
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: Pete Gray on 01.09. 2010 09:07
........... a Continental Touring Limousine.
Purchased a couple of years ago mainly for my Art Student daughter to use.
The car has only covered 25000miles so the engine is a sweet as a bird, has a replacement galvanised chassis and is generally in good shape - but is a bit of beast to manouvre !
In our younger days we had a succession of Citroen 2CV's and Dyanes most from new, so it was a pleasure when she decided she wanted one.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: lawnmowerman on 01.09. 2010 18:12
Not as impressive as your other Beeza Bill - here are my Beeza's stablemates:

1938 Wolseley 14/60

1971 Wolseley 16/60 - soon to be sold and replaced by a 1928 Morris Cowley.

Jim


Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: a10gf on 01.09. 2010 20:02
... a Triumph 900, used it a lot in the past, should ride it more but am now somehow satisfied by just owning it!

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(bsa- bill, topic is a fine idea, and great posts)
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: muskrat on 01.09. 2010 22:06
Besides the other BSA, this is my weapon. Yep she's fully worked too, 11:1, 1165cc, ported + big valves & cam, etc, etc.
Cheers
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: Brian on 01.09. 2010 23:59
1994 1000S Moto Guzzi. I bought it new in 94', absolutely love it, best bike I have ever owned and as long as I am alive it will be in the shed. Dont ride it as much as I would like due to riding the BSA's as well but have managed to put 85,000 k's on it so far.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: lawnmowerman on 02.09. 2010 07:43
Tricky, that BM special is amazing. Love the way the frame is offset and curves around at the top. What are you doing about the petrol tank - it would be a pity to hide the frame, Perhaps a narrow tank tucked in the side on the left hand side beside the frame.
Don't leave it in the loft too long!

Jim
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: LJ. on 02.09. 2010 08:59
Well you know of my other Beezers but not of my campervan. We as a family have used this a lot in the last six years of owning it. Only this last couple of months have I got round to fitting a tow bar to it so I can take a bike with me to where ever we go.

The van itself is a classic in it's own right being twenty years old next April. The nice thing about it is that the engine is still old technology so that I can fix it. Thankfully there is even a motorhome forum specially for this model being a Talbot Express so I can keep it in the order I keep my BSAs. The next trip out will be down to Brighton on the south coast in the UK as it is the Ace Cafe reunion, expecting thousands of bikes in celebration of the 1960s.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: olev on 02.09. 2010 12:58
Bill,
Your other beeza is a ripper.
It looks fairly modern so I'd guess it doesn't have a kick starter and you change gears with the left foot and brake with the right??
cheers
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: melvyn on 02.09. 2010 14:06
Rover P6 V8S-Should be back in the garage this winter
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: bsa-bill on 02.09. 2010 16:41
Oh nice collections, thanks guys , it's confirmed we're a bunch of Classic nuts
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: Mark Parker on 12.09. 2010 05:38
I might be able to get away with it on this post, not exactly my 'other' Beeza though. It's sort of a result of tinkering with the power egg wayward child to try to erase some of it's bad reputation.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: muskrat on 12.09. 2010 14:47
G'day Mark,
                    It's like the new sNorton Commical. Maybe what a BSA would look like today. Nice work.
Cheers
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: MG on 12.09. 2010 17:58
Hello Mark!

I've seen this very picture on the internet (I think it was displayed by the Google picture search) some time ago and first thought that some smartarse had put BSA transfers on a rice burner. The surprise came when I zoomed in and had a closer look.  *eek*
Then I thought "How on earth could anyone have such an idea?" and "Now, what might that be like to ride?"

Now that you are here, I know whom to address with those questions.  *smile*

Great work, NOW I WANT DETAILS!!!!

Cheers, Markus
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: anita on 12.09. 2010 21:17
Up to today it was a 2004 Classic Bullet Enfield, which I rather enjoy riding.  But just today its actually became:
(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll127/anitaws/th_IMG_2209.jpg) (http://s287.photobucket.com/albums/ll127/anitaws/?action=view&current=IMG_2209.jpg)

Yes, it needs a bit of work, don't they always.  I'm looking forwards to a smaller bike for a change.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: chaterlea25 on 13.09. 2010 22:19
Hi All,
I can't really say "my other Beeza is"  BUT!
"Another Beeza" added to the stable this week is this one  *smile* *smile*
I have fancied one of these for a long time, so when I was offered this I jumped at the chance
These ohv 350's will do probably 70mph, *eek* no brakes to speak of *eek* *eek* *eek* *eek*

Cheers
John O R
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: Brian on 13.09. 2010 23:39
Thats terrific John, a really nice bike.

I really like the OHV 350's. Just this week I bought a 29' model, I would have liked a earlier one like yours but they just dont come up for sale over here.

As you can see mine needs a lot of parts but what it there is in very good condition, I'm hoping to start on it later this year.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: chaterlea25 on 13.09. 2010 23:46
Hi Brian,
Nice project
As I have several projects on the go not to mention all the "customer" bikes lining up, I didnt need another!!
Yet I'm probably going to get drawn into several jobs on the L25,
I have a front wheel very similar looking to the one on your bike, and am considering rebuilding it with either a 21in or beaded edge rim and fit that for safety!!!
I like my bikes to go well but also to stop *ex*

Cheers
John O R
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: Brian on 13.09. 2010 23:53
Those dummy rim brakes are not the most effective device, some years ago I had a 25' SV and to call them brakes is very optomistic.

I dont know if anything will come of it but I am also on the trail of a 1927 350cc OHV. Flat tank but with drum brakes, will be nice if it happens. One of those situations where the current owner will never do anything with it but wont sell at this stage, I'm wearing him down though.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: mike667 on 14.09. 2010 19:32
1994 1000S Moto Guzzi. I bought it new in 94', absolutely love it, best bike I have ever owned and as long as I am alive it will be in the shed. Dont ride it as much as I would like due to riding the BSA's as well but have managed to put 85,000 k's on it so far.

nice!
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: mike667 on 14.09. 2010 19:34
Hi All,
I can't really say "my other Beeza is"  BUT!
"Another Beeza" added to the stable this week is this one  *smile* *smile*
I have fancied one of these for a long time, so when I was offered this I jumped at the chance
These ohv 350's will do probably 70mph, *eek* no brakes to speak of *eek* *eek* *eek* *eek*

Cheers
John O R

that's beautiful John! have a vid you can post of it running?
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: mike667 on 14.09. 2010 22:10
My other BSA's
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/th_IMG_0433.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/IMG_0433.jpg)

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/th_norton1.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/norton1.jpg)

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/th_DSCN1046.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/DSCN1046.jpg)

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/th_duk1-a.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/duk1-a.jpg)

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/th_IMG_0163.jpg) (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p208/mikegray660/IMG_0163.jpg)

Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: chaterlea25 on 14.09. 2010 23:32
Hi Mike,
I dont have a video yet!!
I havn't got round to mastering videoing or posting videos yet
I dont think I can post videos on the forum??
Probably need to get on youtube or something???
The previous owner is in the pic I posted,
The head joint is blowing a bit so I must attack that too when time allows!!

Cheers
John O R
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: iansoady on 15.09. 2010 10:50
a Tiger:

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/iansoady/france%20june%202009/th_DSCF4348.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/iansoady/france%20june%202009/?action=view&current=DSCF4348.jpg)

and an NSU:

(http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/iansoady/quickly/th_crop2.jpg) (http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/iansoady/quickly/?action=view&current=crop2.jpg)

which I restored last year and haven't had the nerve to MoT yet......
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: muskrat on 15.09. 2010 13:03
Mike you capitalist! *smile*
Mmmmm a round case, mmmmm.
Check the Trump, I think the carb is falling off  *smile*
Very nice Commical, a noisy clutch Duck, and 1.2 Lav is too much fun for one man.
Must be hard deciding which one to flog today.
Cheers
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: mike667 on 15.09. 2010 13:35
Mike you capitalist! *smile*
Mmmmm a round case, mmmmm.
Check the Trump, I think the carb is falling off  *smile*
Very nice Commical, a noisy clutch Duck, and 1.2 Lav is too much fun for one man.
Must be hard deciding which one to flog today.
Cheers

thx MR
yes and they all run (at least 4 now!) - i am almost glad i have no more space in the garage or i'd probably have another money pitt in line for the wrench!
funny thing is though the  A10 gets the most time. it's not the fastest, or most attention getting but it always starts w/ little effort, handles easy and always fun -
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: bsa-bill on 15.09. 2010 14:19
My dad bought me a Quickly - it definitely wasn't, consistently broke gearbox drive keys until my dad made a "special" one from the end of a file then hardened it with a blow torch then quenched in oil, so next I need a gearbox drive shaft and sprocket.
Also broke both upper front suspension legs at the top where they bolt onto the handlebars, yep both at once or very near so I'm left holding bars that are attached to the machine only by the cables.
 Vorsprung Technik   it was definitely NOT

Of course all this would have absolutely nothing to do with my attempting to get the performance (speed) out of the quickly that I would of had if dad had bought me the tiger cub that was for sale in the same shop for half the price of the Quickly.
Title: Re: My other Beeza is----
Post by: muskrat on 15.09. 2010 14:42
G'day Bill,
                that sounds like my first getoff on my first motor bike. Home made similar to a Deltek with a 125 Victa motor Age 9 with girl next door on the back. The two blots holding the handle bars broke.. Down we went. 1 mile from home. she pushed I steered the forks. Think it turned her off bikes for life. I got better bikes and girls. ;D
Cheers