AND JELLYSPOONS! THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOUR HANDS ON
SOMETHING REALLY WORTH BUYING, A CUSTOM BUILT BSA C11 WITH JAP 350 SIDE VALVE
ENGINE, NOT TO MENTION MANY OTHER HAND BUILT CUSTOM FEATURES!!
How many bikes have you seen where you really could
just sit there and stare at it for an entire hour and not only are you completely amazed,
but absolutely enthused by all its amazing little features, parts and
I had this bike built by a good friend of mine who I have watched build several different custom bikes over the years. He is a qualified, time served mechanic and coded welder, who builds bikes as a regular hobby.
Increasingly, he has amazed me with what he has done, not just the quality of workmanship but the ideas and building work have just become (in my meek and humble opinion) absolutely awe inspiring.
The only reason this bike isn't complete is just because because of other work commitments the two of us have had means we haven't had the time recently to get together and finish the bike off.
However, this means you are getting a fantastic old bike with only some basic work left to do to get yourself probably a feature bike in a magazine.
The idea for this bike was pretty much that, either to get it featured as a board tracker custom in a mag, put on display in a pub as a bit of a talking point, possibly a show bike, or just getting an MOT and going out on the road.
Just to clarify, It's a BSA C11, with what appears to be a JAP 350 sidevalve, hand made engine mounts, brass oil tank and hand formed copper oil lines. Gearbox and primary drive are all original BSA C11 along with the frame, petrol tank, seat, forks, wheels, tyres and suspension. Yes, you can see I'v kept the original BSA plunger suspension. I love that vintage look as much as you probably do!
The only other custom parts are, as I'm sure you can see from the photos, the exhaust, carb intake and handlebars.
The engine, as you can see in the first video, runs absolutely sweet as a nut. It kicks, starts, runs and goes with no problems. This is obviously very important as it leaves you without the hassle of having to worry about rebuilding an old engine.
The tank has new paint, new BSA badges and new tank rubbers.
The bike doesn't have a V5, but not to worry, it has an original "BSA owners club dating certificate", clarifying exactly when the bike was manufactured and registered from its frame number. The frame number on the bike and certificate match of course. All you have to do to get its historic (tax free) log book, is get an MOT on it, then send send a photocopy of the dating certificate and MOT to the DVLA and they will issue you with a registration certificate.
The oil tank is a "Seagull" oil tank from an old outboard motor.
All you need to finish it off is fit chainguards, final drive chain, footpegs rear brake assembly and a few different nuts and bolts.
The kickstart lever I can keep to kick start the bike for the new owner, to show them the engine starts and runs fine, but I have to keep the kickstart as it isn't mine, so obviously isn't sold with the bike. They're not expensive to buy however, and often are for sale on ebay or from a parts dealer for a few pounds.
This really is a golden opportunity to own something that is completely different to many of the custom bikes out there.
You are more than welcome to come and view the bike, cup of tea included!
Call me on 07854136000 to ask any questions, arrange a viewing or delivery.
I can deliver the bike at 60p per mile one way from Huddersfield. I can also put on a pallet and deliver worldwide. Please contact me for a price. I will need a deposit for delivery.
No timewasters, tyre kickers, trainspotters, frame number fanatics, dreamers, tall-story-tellers or plonkers.
Good luck, and happy bidding!