BSA A65 Thunderbolt 1969
Monday, October 24, 2011 5:09:51 PM
These are pictures of the bike that a new customer may be trying to emulate, I was asked to help with various areas of the rebuild as Roger wished to do a lot of (dare I say) the easier parts, so we will see what areas I was needed for!
With the rear shocks there was only one decision replace them. The fronts needed complete refurbishment.
New bushes & seals were sourced,the stanchions needed to be chromed and ground to size, unfortunately one of the stanchions was bent beyond repair and as the outer sleeves would be rusty, as evidenced by the mess on the bushes, it was decided to make both inners and outer sleeves.
Both front and rear wheel rims needed re-chroming, new stainless steel spokes and brass nickel plated nipples fitted
The hubs were skimmed and refurbished as were the brake plates
As can be seen the normal strip of the engine uncovered areas that needed attention
The finished bottom end ready to install