BSA A65 off road special

Scrambler, Desert Sled whichever. Its 99% complete. Just some clutch issues to attend to and some carb tuning prior to its test ride. This project took about a year, while I was working on the triumph at the same time. Unfortunately, its the usual story of other priorities (finishing the Triumph) and financial issues which means I will have to sell it at the first available opportunity. Hopefully I will get a couple of rides in first!

Anyway, heres the specs:
1965 A65 Thunderbolt frame
650cc Motor of unknown type or year (see cryptic engine numbers)
Firebird yokes and petrol tank
900 Mk1 Concentric 28mm
Pazon electronic ignition (batteryless)
Honda XL forks and front hub
Kawasaki (modified) rear shocks
Alloy rims, Custom seat

And the before pics..

Thanks to ;

Craig at Hamco Industries for the wheel building
British Spares for all the new bits
Colin at Two Wheels Engineering for the fork adapters
Peter at Rangiotu Motorcycle Parts for the Jap parts
Automotive Upholstery Specialists for the seat

New stuff

New years. Drinking. Much. Deplorable acts such as dancing and other inappropriate behaviours I gladly cannot remember. Absolutely nothing motorcycle related except I was wearing my Norton shirt at the time. If you saw me in Courtenay Place on friday night I hereby order you to forget everything you saw. Next..

New Mags. One Percent! I discovered this mere days after the aforementioned. Issue three is out now looks like I missed the first two. (Where have I been?) If you're like me and this is news to you, I added their blog to the list and you can ask them who stocks it. I got mine in Wellington but I havent seen it in Palmy if thats any help. (No.)
Its a rods and bikes publication, a couple of pieces each for both two and four wheeled machines, plus a couple of articles on racing. Its a bit thin on content at ten bucks, compared to say, GKM or DiCE, but its homegrown and that makes up for it in my opinion. Also some random reviews of music and movies can be found inside (even an ad for meat..) I'll keep buying it. You should too. Or else I'll get drunk and come round to your house and dance until you laugh yourself to death.. or severe discomfort.