richiedan40 Posted July 9, 2014 Share Posted July 9, 2014 Hello guys , and thanks for the welcome let me tell you a bit about this bike. Ive always been a bit of a Brit bike man , mainly BSA,s,not because I didn't like Japanese stuff , I did , a BSA was always easier to work with ,mechanically they were good , my mate did 100 000 miles on his A10 , same engine. they sounded nicer to me and not wanting to go into warp drive at every traffic light they suited me , yes I did get fed up of pushing an A65 lightening home from work , but that really wasn't BSA,s fault , it was joe lucas.....prince of eternal darkness. Then I had this prang in the ninetees.....put me off bikes for a bit. so lets jump forward to april 2014 , and in a local pub in holywell N Wales myself and my good friend Alan , who incidentally originates from the Shetland isles , have sunk a few and started to talk sh........silly ! "now ive got that bonnie , I reckon we should do a tour of Ireland.....says Al "on what , says I , I havnt got a bloody bike ! " well what about that BSA then ? " its in the pipe line" " well so,s my pint so get em in ! when the laughter died down , we laugh at fruit when were avin a few ! , Al offered to give me his old XJ600 , he hadn't ridden it for ten years and it was in the Shetland islands for god sake , let me take care of the travel, he said, you can take care of the rest. So a week later it arrived on a palet in a sorry state , itd been covetred from head to foot in wax oil to preserve it , enbarmed more like ! I thought I,d get it going first to see what the mechanics were like before spending any money , it seemed ok.... sort of.....I mean it would only run between 4 and 8 thousand rpm , and it took half an hour to start.....but it didn't smoke or leak any oil...happy days ...or so I thought 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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