26 Comments to “BSA 650 Lightning 1971”

  1. Did you ever get the tank and side covers repainted to the original 1971 orange and white colors?

  2. Stellar Wahl der grauen Rahmen. Macht wirklich die schwarz lackierten Tank und Chrom Pop. Ich fahre eine 1968 Triumph Trophy Sport hier in North Central Texas "Cowtown" Fort Worth. Die heutige hohe Temperatur war 70 fahrenheit.
    Y'All haben einen Knall mit dem beeza. -gilpin 2-26-16

  3. Cafe Racer says:

    Geil, grad a klee noch BSA googelt und denn o no z Vorarlberg. Gfallt ma!

  4. jokansen says:

    watching this I was almost happy as you guys :))

  5. bossco09 says:

    Nice job of restoring a classic bsa…well done…:):):)

  6. Gen Me says:

    very nice job well done, little bit of tuning needed, specially low down, rolled off on one cylinder at the start, but hey you gotta fettle a bit after the first run.

    lovely to see another box of bits turned into a bike.

  7. mrstupid says:

    I have a 67 Spitfire.They are nice.Well done on that build now go and use it

  8. Paul Allton says:

    Brilliant the look on your faces say`s it all, you did a good job. Enjoy!

  9. 69Phuket says:

    My dad had one, the standard 650….Always a great buzz to hitch a backie on the beast…! Was usually in bits on the floor though!

  10. phakit says:

    Had one just like it back in the late 70's Orange tank white frame. No one wanted them back then. Funny that.

  11. Long Bowman says:

    What sight!
    Well done you blokes

  12. 03bonneville says:

    Great Job guys…..keep the old Brit iron running! First kick it dose not get any better than that.

  13. Brian Baker says:

    Well done !!! Reminds me of the '72 650 Lightning my father rode here in the States when I was a child in the early 70's. Funny how 40 odd years later, hearing your bike brought back memories of how his sounded…it sounded the same.

  14. Gohot229 says:

    Ah ha ha ha ha …..such a good feeling as it starts. A handsome Bike for sure. Can't see the detail, but I'm sure it looks very good indeed up close

  15. daniel burns says:

    great bike i had a lightning and a thunderbolt just tickle that amal carb and they are easy to start

  16. Nige Mellor says:

    A great moment captured. First kick ….. staight in gear and couldn't wait to ride it ……. love it. There's a lot of time and work gone in to that bike. Out of the cellar like a vintage wine. Great work

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