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1968 A65 Lightning outstanding restored condition For Sale

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  • £8,250 Offers invited
  • 1968
  • Stafford
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Price £8,250 Offers invited
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make BSA
Model A65
  A65 Lightning
Year 1968
Mileage 3,500 miles
Country UK
Town Stafford
Telephone 07977 914175
Status Private
Date 01-Aug-2020
Ref C1237527
1967 BSA A65 Lightning:

I am reluctantly offering for sale my stunning 1967 BSA A65 Lightning.

I have owned the bike for just over 2 years, having bought it from an elderly gentleman who was thinning out his collection of classics.
I was told it was originally an export bike and has been subject to a restoration, with bills in his ownership for over £8000, having the following features:

- Matching numbers
- Paint, powder coated frame, seat and chrome in excellent condition
- tyres in very good condition
- Akront front and rear high shoulder wheels
- Boyer ignition
- Period-style Lucas indicators fitted
- Rebuilt Amal carbs
- TLS front brake
- Full bottom end rebuild ( see below )
- SRM oil pump
- new rear silencers
- new clutch friction plates

Recent expenditure £2000+ in my ownership including a full bottom end rebuild carried out 12 months ago by highly regarded specialist Paul Henshaw of Performance Classics in Llanwrda as follows:

- source new old stock crankshaft with original main journal sizes
- replace timing side bush, correctly machined to suit above
- fit SRM uprated oil pump kit
- replace bearings, gaskets, setup end float / shims etc where required
- reassemble, setup timing and carbs etc

All the hard work has been done, the bike starts first kick thanks to the Boyer ignition, is a real joy to ride and really does go as well as it looks!

I'm looking for offers around £8250, which reflects the condition and amount of work / money invested into the bike.

The bike is located in Stafford and viewings, inspections and test rides ( proof of insurance required ) are welcome by appointment.

Thanks for looking.
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