1968 BSA B44 Shooting Star

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Technical Features

Motorcycle Make

BSA

Model

B44 Shooting Star

Year

1968

Mileage

18800

Condition

used

Item Location

Bakersfield, CA

Modifications

none

Up for auction we have a 1968 BSA B44 Shooting Star. This is the sporting model that arrived later in the line up along side the Victor Special. Unlike the earlier Victor models with the round barrel, this has the square barrel. This bike, to my knowledge, is original and unmolested. I purchased this bike from a long-time owner who claims he was second in line for owning this machine. During my ownership, I have only done the needed basic maintenance to preserve the look and condition of the bike. A fluid change was done, and the carburetor was ultrasonically cleaned and rebuilt. I removed the fiberglass tank and sealed it with Caswell's Dragon Blood, which very closely matches the red on the inside of the tank. The bike starts, runs and rides very well. The tires are period, with a Dunlop Gold K70 in the rear, and a ribbed Inoue in the front. Both are showing age lines, but are still supple. You'll notice in the gallery, that the bike has some dullness and light pitting on the chromed surfaces and scuffing on the paint, that one would say falls in line with its age and use. Please look at all of the pictures and ask any questions in the comment section.

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  • Very nice bike. It looks like a 1967, the 1968 had rubber fork gaiters,
  • WOW! New site looks really good! nice job guys!