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12 volt electronic digital ignition
sale is my 1965 Mandarin Red BSA Cyclone road model. This
is the A50 500cc dual carburetor engine. This moto was produced
for one year only; a limited number were manufactured and a very
limited number were imported to the U.S. as the A65 650cc was more in
demand. As far as I have been able to determine there is only
one other survivor in the U.S. and that is in a private collection. I
believe this to be the only one still on the road in original
condition. I have no provenance for this moto; I was told
by the former owner, Bob's Classic Bikes in Indiana, that the
engine had been recently rebuilt (i.e., probably approximately 5
years ago) and the bike performs in line with his report. The
moto has been ridden only approximately 200 miles since then.
The speedo has recently stopped working; I believe this to be a
cable issue. The moto was converted to a Tri-Spark 12 volt
electronic digital ignition system earlier this year by Terry Parker
of Parker Performance in Maryland to enable it to be a daily runner.
As such, it kicks over easily and reliably. None of the
original wiring was removed and the original points, condenser, etc
kept if a future owner wishes to restore the moto to its original 6
volt condition. The seat is almost certainly re-done but is
accurate in its details. Period correct handlebar mirror.
As far as I know, the moto is otherwise original. There
are two small dings in the fiberglass side-covers; I have tried
to show them in the photos. I have recently had my L3, 4, and 5
vertebrae fused and am now having to rely on electric starters.
Two shop manuals included. Who would like to be the next custodian of
this piece of rare motorcycle history?
|$2000 bid placed by Dave|
|$1000 bid placed by Roper211|