1968 BSA a65 650 lightning
Sale price: $5100 ≈ €4902 ≈ £4215 ≈ ₿0.309 btc
Item location: Sunland, California, US
|Model:||a65 650 lightning|
This is a numbers matching 1968 A65L Lightning , for those of you who are familiar with these years can see (except for the front brake) this bike looks like a 67 . some think the 67 was the best year for looks , i have to agree , here's the difference , in 67 the tank had different paint lines compared to 66 and earlier yrs. giving it a similar look to the Triumph slimline tank , and they retained the cool 3D smaller (bsa) emblems , also was the last yr. for twist lock gas cap ,... 68 and later had the pot metal emblems , they were large and un proportional to the tank . ... 67 was the last year for the nice beehive type tail light , they changed it in 68 to a less attractive lens/housing .
To answer why , when i purchased this bike , the previous owner had converted it to a cafe style with an ugly/cheap tank - fenders - seat and exhaust , (nothing against cafe bikes when done right , this one was done in poor taste ) , so i purchased the bike for a good price and set it aside for a future project . So months later by massive luck i saw an ad for 67 bsa parts for sale , the guy selling the parts was building a 67 a65 cafe bike, what a coincidence ! . So i bought the parts he was selling and were removed from his all original 67 low mi. bike which included the gas tank with original paint & pin stripe / the seat , original cover , perfect / complete front and rear fenders and tail light / complete and original exhaust , ... the chrome on all these parts is original and nice but not perfect , no after market , all oem bsa , the side covers and chain guard I repainted (ppg) . the frame was red when i got the bike , it seems durable like powder coat . The wheels are new sun rims and stainless spokes from Buchanan's and the tires are new Avon's ,/ the carb's are new and so is the Wassell ignition . the battery is weak and will need replace . I've only put about 60mi. on it and it run's / shift's / stop's and sounds great , no smoke or unusual sounds . when i got the bike the speedo was frozen so i replaced with a nice original smiths with 700 mi. on it so by no means am i trying to pass this off as a 700 mi. bike , i have no clue what the original mileage is . the registration is current and good till Sep. 2022 and title is clear in my name ... cash / money order local pickup / NO paypal ... i can deliver to shipper if shipping is involved let me know details , i am open to deliver within reasonable miles or meet 1/2 way . I know the description here is long but felt it needed some explaining , if you have further questions call me 8186352596if your in the area come by for a look / ride if interested ,... Kelly