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    or something similar i would like maybe a triumph 500 or a nice single just to potter around on ,suggest something

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    I know you want a British bike and you mention a Triumph 500, but why not go for a modern Japanese classic. A good one would be a Yamaha XS650. More reliable than a Brit, less spanner work, and it will not depreciate in value. IMHO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    or something similar i would like maybe a triumph 500 or a nice single just to potter around on ,suggest something
    What's your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brut33 View Post
    I know you want a British bike and you mention a Triumph 500, but why not go for a modern Japanese classic. A good one would be a Yamaha XS650. More reliable than a Brit, less spanner work, and it will not depreciate in value. IMHO.


    had one allready

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    What's your budget?
    at the moment ,nothing later on maybe £2500- 3000 (max )

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    i think it may be a triumph daytona 500 one of the best looking bikes around

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    exactly i think with a little care and attention and mantinence most things could be reliable
    All British bikes were crap back then, a 30bhp Starfire ridden by a 17 year old was never going to be a good idea! Ride it sensibly, look after it and you'll a cool little bike that will increase in value year on year This is the later Triumph version but they were all built by BSA anyway. (video contains swearing)


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    All British bikes were crap back then, a 30bhp Starfire ridden by a 17 year old was never going to be a good idea! Ride it sensibly, look after it and you'll a cool little bike that will increase in value year on year This is the later Triumph version but they were all built by BSA anyway. (video contains swearing)

    That's how it is, very good!!

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    This advert was on the Bike Shed MCC web-site a few months back and hasn't got a SOLD sign up against it

    http://thebikeshed.cc/bikes/bsa-b50/

    Could still be worth a call?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice 'n' Fat View Post
    This advert was on the Bike Shed MCC web-site a few months back and hasn't got a SOLD sign up against it

    http://thebikeshed.cc/bikes/bsa-b50/

    Could still be worth a call?
    That's a bargain

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    thanks guys plenty of food for thought as you know i am slightly and i only said slightly prone to changing my mind but i think i am heading in the right direction ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 6 View Post
    All British bikes were crap back then, a 30bhp Starfire ridden by a 17 year old was never going to be a good idea! Ride it sensibly, look after it and you'll a cool little bike that will increase in value year on year This is the later Triumph version but they were all built by BSA anyway. (video contains swearing)

    actually i think i remember watching this video a while ago and thinking ......sod that

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    My old Starfire (1971)

    BSA Starfire. June 1971. One heck of a bike....just demolished that wall behind me.
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    well looking back at my old photos this might be an omen, notice the saftey footwear
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    i think it may be a triumph daytona 500 one of the best looking bikes around
    had a 1969 one of them. cool bike. vibration was a killer but not unusual in them days. Amal MK.1 concentric carbs. did my head in somewhat but hey it went well and looked good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UturnTony View Post
    had a 1969 one of them. cool bike. vibration was a killer but not unusual in them days. Amal MK.1 concentric carbs. did my head in somewhat but hey it went well and looked good.
    you said the magic words "IT LOOKED GOOD" im in

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