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New Resident In My Shed
04/16/16 at 12:53:00
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I've just added a new friend to my shed, a 1956 BSA Shooting Star, a bike I have been after for many years because when I was 'knee high to a grasshopper' my dad had one and it was the first bike I ever sat on/was taken for a ride on. (Sat on the tank holding he handle bars in front of my dad doing probably 20 or 30 mph riding round the block, ah the joys of a world before health safety and child endangerment laws!)

Cosmetically the Beeza is immaculate but as its been sat in a central heated house and not run for six years the engine needs refreshing and the mag is deader than David Cameron's reputation as an honest man....

  

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1981 BMW R65ls - the doner to keep above running.
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Re: New Resident In My Shed
Reply #1 - 04/16/16 at 13:12:20
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Beautiful bike !!!!
  

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Reply #2 - 04/16/16 at 18:06:48
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I like BSAs It is a nice looking bike and the good thing is there are plenty of spares for them.
  
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Reply #3 - 04/17/16 at 00:46:18
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Very nice. Would not mind one off those myself.
  

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Reply #4 - 04/17/16 at 05:21:57
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Even the wife is not as annoyed about me getting another bike as I expected, result! I do have to shift her old GS 450 from its place to fit the Beeza in, but as that is going to a new owner tomorrow it's all worked out rather well... Now I just have to get the pretty lady working, so I've ordered a gasket set and seals, along with a set of points, plugs and carb kit from TMS in Nottingham, so hopefully it won't be long before I hear the music of her peashooters. 

http://www.tms-motorcycles.co.uk/
  

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Reply #5 - 04/18/16 at 03:06:53
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I don't like the full width hubs and crossover rear brake on that model, otherwise gorgeous!
  
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Reply #6 - 06/06/18 at 21:36:04
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Crikey what a lovely bike.

O have too many BSA’s and only one BMW.
  

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Reply #7 - 06/07/18 at 13:05:41
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That's a beautiful looking bike.  Old enough that they won't have over tuned it at the expense of vibration and reliability.
  

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Reply #8 - 06/07/18 at 21:43:09
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I don't think I've seen a Beezer on the road for 30-40 years, or so.  In the mid 70s I used to ride around with a group where one of the members had one.
  

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Reply #9 - 06/07/18 at 21:58:05
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Justin B. wrote on 06/07/18 at 21:43:09:
I don't think I've seen a Beezer on the road for 30-40 years, or so.  In the mid 70s I used to ride around with a group where one of the members had one.


I rode an M20 BSA home from our last restorer's club meeting for the owner who was feeling a little poorly. Gee but modern motorcycles (even from the 70s and 80s) are wonderful. I've come to the conclusion I was a lot tougher  44 off years ago when I started riding motorcycles, I could not get off the thing fast enough.
  

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