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Old 06-04-2013, 12:04 PM   #11026
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Definitely not a BSA M20 or M21. Which BSA are you talking about, Chip? I love a good mystery.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #11027
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Looks more like a 500cc lawnmower engine to me. The long inlet tract is quite common on lawnmower and stationary engines.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #11028
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #11029
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Definitely not a BSA M20 or M21. Which BSA are you talking about, Chip? I love a good mystery.
Well I am stumped too!

You can tell we're old! LOL Wondering what the bike is!
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:18 PM   #11030
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Well, the only reason I was saying that is because I remember the M20 and M21's having round heads, not squared like this one.

I was thinking Rudge or Excelsior, but I am still seeing details that don't line up with either one.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #11031
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Well, the only reason I was saying that is because I remember the M20 and M21's having round heads, not squared like this one.

I was thinking Rudge or Excelsior, but I am still seeing details that don't line up with either one.
That's actually an F-head. Overhead valve intake, side exhaust. It looks Brit to me, has a Pilgrim type oil pump.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #11032
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Is that a chopped Sprint?
Yes, post-'72 SS350 is my guess. '72 and before did not have the frame downtubes. That cute little engine just hung in the breeze.
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #11033
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Is that a chopped Sprint?
It is. What a way to ruin a good handling bike. 66 Sprint. My first bike.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #11034
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OK, minus the distraction, what kinda bike is that anyway and how does a hand shift on the right work??


Okay, Looks like a interwar IOE military (right hand shift.) The magneto looks bosch, but the carburettor looks to be an Amal with a satellite float bowl. 1930 Triumph T500
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #11035
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Whatever it is you would'nt want to ride it very far.................
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #11036
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #11037
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Chained wallet, boot knife, cheap ass jeans w/ matching vest, fluffy earrings and no ink.

Give the Harley back honey...
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:25 AM   #11038
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Chained wallet, boot knife, cheap ass jeans w/ matching vest, fluffy earrings and no ink.

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Right on Brother!!!!!!!!!

Her worst offence is her Harley isn't on a Trailer!!

How dare Her!!She actually rides it.....
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #11039
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Give the Harley back honey...
Judge not, dude. If she's riding, she's fine by me.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #11040
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Judge not, dude. If she's riding, she's fine by me.
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God bless her even if she only rides a hardtail ironhead five miles.
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