1971 BSA Firebird Scrambler

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Technical Features

Motorcycle Make

BSA

Model

Firebird Scrambler

Year

1971

Mileage

19000

Condition

Excellent, used

Item Location

Bakersfield CA

Modifications

New Amal Premier carbs, electronic ignition



Up for sale is my 1971 BSA Firebird Scrambler. This is a true A65FS. This bike came to me by way of a friend who had me do some extensive restoration work on one of his prized vintage motorcycles. In lieu of monetary payment, I asked if I could have his BSA instead. He agreed and here we are. This BSA is a very nice example of a rare British Motorcycle. I chose this bike because it is one of those that you rarely come by that doesn't need anything. It starts and runs from cold on 1 or 2 kicks, period. It idles beautifully with the new Amal Premier carbs, and Boyer MKIII ignition system. It has also had a solid state regulator/rectifier installed for sure charging even at idle. It goes down the road, pulling very hard in all 4 gears. It cruises easily at 75 mph on the highway at 4200 rpm.  
The paint, obviously is not standard, and I'd say it's good but not great. The frame and ancillaries were powdercoated some time in the past. The tires are newer and very supple. There are no leaks evident, unless the bike is left on the side stand, then a drop or 2 will hit the ground while sitting for a few days. Horn, lights, brake lights and blinkers work perfectly. 

This BSA is titled in my name and currently registered through 2021. It comes with a thick log of receipts and invoices spanning over 20 years. There is a detailed engine rebuild performed, misc. tires, tubes, gaskets, seals, etc. having all been replaced and lovingly maintained throughout its ownership these past 2 decades. Also included in the sale, is a full low-slung exhaust with correct BSA head pipes, and nice Dunstall silencers. Sounds amazing on this bike. 

Please ask any questions. I can take video of the bike starting and running from cold if desired. Rest assured, this bike runs better than most of the British motorcycles I've personally owned. 

It was recently used in a photo shoot for a Jewelry and clothing line. I added a couple of the interesting shots I took behind the scenes. 

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