It has been a while since I updated on the Monster Project, though actually a lot has been going on. If you recall, the bike was transported in pieces to SDS via my Honda coupe. But prior to that, I tried to get myself a roller using only my limited tools and small garage space.
Motorcycles and an unexpected love story- my eyes welled up with tears at the end and simply because the content in this video is everything I love.
Men love ladies who can RIDE!
Even when you’re on a group ride, it’s still just you and the bike on the road. Even two up you’re the only one inside your helmet. Yet, we’re all (kinda) one big family.
Robert Fullum, friend of mine and Instructor for Team Oregon
Makes you wonder if the solitude is part of what brings us together? Like lone wolves crossing paths in the forest.
While I’m finishing the Monster, I’ve had a lot of things rattling around in my brain for this Rust Bucket / BSA Project of mine. Firstly, I found out it’s a 1958 BSA A7 or A10. The difference being the exact model and either 500 or 650cc (thanks to everyone who corrected my typo). I’m stoked to know it’s about 7 years older than I thought and pre-1960s! So cool.
Hand stamped VIN number close up- this is one thing I love very much about this bike. It might have been bondo-ed to shit, but damn it has character. Paul D’Orleans of the Vintagent clued me in on the fact that all British bikes have hand stamped identification numbers. I had no idea!
Anywho, I figured I’d share some of the inspiration I’ve collected while figuring out exactly where to go with this.