BSA A65 Lightning Rocket – 1965 Restored Motorcycle

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BSA A65 Lightning Rocket – 1965

Year:  1965
Drive Type:  Chain
Manufacturer:  BSA
Model:  A65
Type:  650cc Lightning Rocket
Colour:  Gold g
Date of 1st Registration:  16/03/1965
Engine Size:  650
Gears:  Four-speed manual
Start Type:  Kick start

Restored 1965 British Specification 650cc A65 Lightning Rocket.

Purchased in 2010 as a rolling chassis with rebuilt bottom end (crank reground,new bearings right through,re-bored, new pistons and rings etc).

A new silencer was made and a new Siamese exhaust system was fitted.

The correct deep headlight, correct top yokes were used.

The engine and gear box ( It is the correct close ratio box as fitted to the Clubman and the A65DC) were completed including fitting a spin on in-line oil filtration system.

Pazon Electronic Ignition System + dual output Boyer Branson Ignition coil.

New chains all round.

The petrol tank was Ethanol proofed with ‘Casewell System’ gel.

All lights,electrics, suspension were refurbished and re fitted.

The front brake is the 1/2 width A65 Gold Star type.

The owner has fitted a pair of Amal 930 Mk1 Concentric’s in place of the 389/689 Monobloc’s as they are so much easier to set up and get to the ‘tickler’. .

The clocks were serviced, the bike totally repainted, rims are original Dunlop and in good order, frame was coated, original chrome was re-chromed.

A great looking British BSA.

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2 Responses to BSA A65 Lightning Rocket – 1965

  1. Mike says:

    Hi Dave, we’re an enthusiast website displaying photos and stories of some wonderful bike restorations.
    Most of the bikes featured aren’t now actually for sale.
    Take a look at the “For Sale” sections to see what is currently on the market.
    Good luck and thanks for visiting.

  2. Dave Harless says:

    Great bike….
    Is the bike for sale??
    Where is it located?
    Engine serial number = ?????
    Frame serial number = ????
    Restorer contact email = ????

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