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    heres my SS80 similar engine to the Starfire
    Sounds brill and lovely for lane rides

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...e-BSA-C15-SS80

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    i keep looking at triumphs though and to be honest dont think i would be happy untill i have owned a proper triumph

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    bsa starfire anybody had one ?

    The triumph trophy trail was unusual and usefully more power than the Starfire.
    The C15 made just 12 bhp same as a Honda CB125S except one had enough vibration to jackhammer roads apart

    I personally like the Honda XL250 K0 Motorsport cool looking and reliable the later RS was a bit more powerful but not as nice
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    oh dear please dont give me choices

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    Only bike I've ever owned and hated was a BSA C15, not a Starfire but a close relative, uncool, unreliable, slow and for a first bike a lousy introduction to the world of motorcycling, wouldn't want to own another for sure!

    Cheers Phil

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    I had one in the early nineties and it was great fun. Once I had the gear box rebuilt and a few porous bits of crankcase sorted and fitted a new clutch and....... But all joking aside it was fun in a slow plodder with a great sound sort of way. Just don't pay over the top cos it's old British iron.


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    ive gone of the idea of a bsa now and to be honest i was watching a youtube clip on changing the front and rear sprockets on a t140 what a faff so much arseing around to change them ......sod that

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    It's not like you have to replace them monthly
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    to be honest i have never had a bike long enough to wear out a chain and sprocket

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    I did wonder if that was in fact the case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    i have a hankering for a little bike run around (where i will run around to i am not sure)and liked the look of the bsa starfire ,i know nothing about them ,never had one ,never ridden one but i like them .
    #any advice other than dont bother or terrible i think allthough not sure were they allso called the barracuda in export trim
    I've had one................ never wanted another which says it all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackass dave View Post
    i have a hankering for a little bike run around (where i will run around to i am not sure)and liked the look of the bsa starfire ,i know nothing about them ,never had one ,never ridden one but i like them .
    #any advice other than dont bother or terrible i think allthough not sure were they allso called the barracuda in export trim
    If you want an old clunker set your sights a bit higher then a 250. Subscribe to Old Bike Mart and peruse the private classifieds every month until a well cared for original machine that grabs your attention comes up. Matchless, AJS etc can all make rewarding bikes to own.

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    ive set my heart on a triumph i think

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    A Triumph what?
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    ah that i do not know at this stage

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    When you pull them apart the starfire engines are quite a nice bit of kit. The problem was they didn't like to be laboured and would knock the big ends out. They also suffered from abuse and neglect by spotty teenagers.

    Liz Gill enjoying hers back in the day



    You'd be better off buying a b44

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