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Budget Beeza
« on: August 02, 2009, 01:01:11 PM »
i thought I might do the progess of this bike on a new thread and try to keep a tabs on ongoing costs at the same time, just to see what is possible to build on a tight budget.

So far we have a B40 frame...

for $70

a tank....


for about $140 Aus delivered.

I'm stripping paint of it as we speak, and I've found a local paintless dent fixer guy so I'll see how he goes with the dings.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 11:07:00 PM »


as you can see, not only have I upgraded to a red milk crate, but I have also used a QLD man-sized pine cone as an engine mock-up rather than those pissy ones you lot down south use to hold your bikes up.

Those clamps come up rather nice after a quick go on the polish. Next step I think will be an axle for the rear wheel and then try and sort out some spokes/rims.



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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 11:22:06 PM »
Yee haa..... There's no going back now Paul. You'll soon be parked in that section of the pits with those chaps, discussing rugby union, the rising costs of getting the Beemer serviced and swapping witty anecdotes of Derek and Don taking on the commies and their CZs at Hawkestone Park.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 11:36:42 PM »
crazy stuff mate!
keep up the good work... 8)
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mainline

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 11:49:02 PM »
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Derek and Don

how about Derek and Clive ?  ;D

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 12:55:36 AM »
What is the Budget  yokes/ fork legs/ front hub combo :)

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2010, 07:18:20 AM »
they'd be 35mm Betors off a '74 (I think) Rickman Zundapp. The Rickman front hub came off the same bike.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2010, 08:46:57 AM »
You know the worst job I ever ad.

firko

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2010, 10:19:36 AM »
Jump you fu*ker, jump.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2010, 06:41:38 PM »
Now I thought it would be interesting to see who would reply to my last post and for some strange reason you were on the top of the list Mark.
Sorry for the hijack Mainline, I'm finished.
Their style of comedy is pretty well matched to this sick collection of desperado's.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2010, 07:03:34 PM »
Mainline I have a BSA Starfire frame that looks just like yours  :o I scored it on ebay for $40 I have  bought a SL350 engine to go in the frame I want to set it up for pre 70s. The frame was all ready set up to take a XL350 engine but I thought a twin would be more fun and if I can get it to pass for pre 70 as the SL's came out in 69 I might get lucky  ::)  :P jimson
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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2010, 09:03:35 PM »
$40 ! I got ripped then ;D

The Bunya pinecone I'm running in mine is pre65 legal, but apparently parts are hard to come by.

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Sorry for the hijack Mainline, I'm finished.

No worries there, myself and a guy I used to work with, would say hello every morning with the traditional Derek and Clive greeting. Got some strange looks

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2010, 09:25:37 PM »
Jimson your SL350 will have to be the very very early and rare CL350 engine that was fitted with a starter motor. All others strictly Pre75. Been there ,done that.... ;)
Opps  my apologies, back to Mainlines Beeza   Tim754
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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2010, 12:14:37 AM »
Jimson...I'm afraid Tims correct. Unless your engine is an electric button equipped CL350 you're out of luck in getting the bike into pre '70. I personally think that the bike is spiritually a pre 70 machine, the rulebook unfortunately says otherwise.
Cool concept though.

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Re: Budget Beeza
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 09:47:50 PM »
Mainline what seat are you going to use on your project? and the sprocket looks close to the shock mount so you'll need narrow shocks and could you show a close up pic of the foot peg mounts as my frame hasn't any from what I can see.jimson

 Tim & Firko looks like the bike will go to pre 75 then I just thought the SL350 engine would be a carry over  :'(  ::) jimson
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