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For Sale: 1968 BSA Spitfire MkIV This bike is from the final year of Mark-series production, which started two years earlier with the somewhat confusingly named MkII. These final Spitfires featured a high state of tune right from the factory, squeezing out 54 HP from 654cc of parallel twin for over 120 MPH–easily among the world’s fastest production street bikes of the day. This is fantastic and starts easy. This bike was restored over a three-year period and runs fantastic. Please look carefully at all of the photos on the attached link. The original tank has been lined by the craftsmen at GTL and, as the photos show, the gel coat is second to none. This is not a concourse bike as it was restored to be ridden, but with only a little more work, this bike would be winning award after award at your local and national bike show. Sold on a bill of sale for smooth and easy transfer.
The motorcycle was purchased as a matching numbers basket-case, with every nut and bolt in zip lock bags. The engine was rebuilt from the crank up. Crank was balanced and sludge trap thoroughly cleaned. NOS pistons and rings installed, cylinder was honed, and head was machined, deck sanded, and new Kibble-white valves and guides were installed. We tried to use as many NOS or reconditioned parts where possible, but all wear items were new. As detailed the engine has been started and run but has not even had its break-in 500 miles yet, so you will need to re-torque the head and barrel after the first 500 miles.
$9,100 OBO – Contact Julian Ph: 424-422-9299
Link to images: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MprP2CRFNDzawrqo7
WANTED: MY B50SS MOTOR (S/N B50SS EE11419)
A friend of mine is searching for his lost B50SS motor, here is what happened. My friend bought a B50SS about a year ago from a guy named Mark “Monk” Wilson. My friend bought a complete BSA B50SS that Monk was going to help him restore. The motor needed top end work so Monk removed the motor and took it to someone he knew who is a BSA mechanic. The motor was in the process of being repaired when Monk unexpectedly died of a heart attack. Monk was the only person who knew who the mechanic was and where the mechanic was located. The mechanic is located in Southern California and possibly in the Inland Empire area.
As we all know, the British Bike community is pretty close knit here in Southern California, it seem like everyone knows everyone or knows someone who does.
If you are the mechanic who worked on this motor or know who that mechanic is, please let us know. If there is money owed for work done, parts, storage fee’s, etc., my friend will gladly pay them as well as a finders fee.
If you have any info on it, please call Mr. Carter @ 909-994-1899.
He would just like to get his numbers-matching motor back so he can finish the bike and go on some club rides.
The misplaced motor serial # is B50SS EE11419.
Thanks for any help you can provide,
For Sale: 1969 GREEVES Ranger 250 Classic Dual Sport Enduro * All Original! – $4,999. Here is a wonderfully original 1969 Greeves 250 Ranger, complete with all its lights, speedometer and rear luggage rack. It’s a single-cylinder two-stroke, with four-speed gearbox. Low 2,385 original miles, runs and shifts great. Lots of patina! Original paint! The front Dunlop tyre is even the original one it left the factory in England with in 1969! Info: Dave Destler 818-606-2097
FOR SALE: 1964 TRIUMPH TR-6 – Steve McQueen Tribute Bike
This Triumph was built as a Tribute to the Late Great Steve McQueen and his 1971 film “Le Mans.” Check it out on YouTube under Steve McQueen “Le Mans.” Excellent Condition inside and out. Originally this Triumph (at factory specs) was a 650cc engine with a 4-speed transmission (engine and trans is a 1971). I had the 650cc engine punched out to a 750cc engine and added an extra gear to the transmission to make the gearbox a 5-speed. I have receipts for over $15K for the updates and restorations that were completed under 1,700 miles ago. With dual Mikuni carbs makes this Triumph a true handful when you turn it on. Very Fast, Reliable, and Handles Great!
Extras include Honda Dual Action Brake Hub, Ceriani Front Forks along with Progressive Vintage Rear Shocks. Updated electrical and ignition systems (starts 1st or 2nd kick every time). New Front and Rear Avon tires with less than 1,700 miles on them. Black Anodized Rims with new SS Spokes. I have all the original parts and still too much to list. CA registration until Nov. 2021. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND TRIUMPH. $12,500/obo – Please call Dave at 714-345-6749