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BSA B50 MX 500 Cafe Racer built years ago, some (dis)assembly required


  • BSA B50 MX 500 Cafe Racer built years ago, some (dis)assembly required
  • BSA B50 MX 500 Cafe Racer built years ago, some (dis)assembly required
  • BSA B50 MX 500 Cafe Racer built years ago, some (dis)assembly required
  • BSA B50 MX 500 Cafe Racer built years ago, some (dis)assembly required

Description

Price : USD3,000(Fixed)
Date : August 10, 2018
Condition : Used
Year : 1973
Model : B50 500 MX
Bike Type : Café Racer
Engine Size : 500
VIN : B50MXXG00234
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Location : San Jose, California, United States

I’ve owned this machine since my late teens, over 35 years now.  It was a complete B50MX in 1980, but I was into road racing at the time, so created the thing you see before you, from the dirt bike roots.

I do not have any bodywork that isn’t mounted on the bike, but this is a g enuine B50MX, matching frame/engine numbers, top end has never been off, gearbox never apart.  Front sprocket has been changed, most recently from the stupid 19T I installed back in the day, for a 17T (I think), which should work pretty well for street use if the new owner chooses to keep the bike road worthy.  I’ve put oil and fuel in it every few years, rode it around the hills for a few miles, then put her away.  A little goes a long way.  Until a couple of weeks ago, she was in my basement, engine and fuel tank dry.  This is the good news.
The bad news is we had record-breaking rainfall in 2017 here in California, and my basement flooded for the first time since I’ve lived here.  What appears to be a thin layer of silt on the bike is exactly that, I did not wash the machine, and while the water didn’t rise long, it did rise high enough to be above the bottom of the engine cases, examine the photos.  
After the flood I did pull the drain plugs of the engine and nothing came out.  Today, I pulled the primary cover to see if there was plain evidence of past water and I don’t see any.  But it’s been many months and I don’t KNOW for a fact that zero water got in.  That will be for someone else to determine, I’m done working on these old things.  I BELIEVE she will be just fine, but it’s still a bit of a gamble, some more dis-assembly is in order to be dead certain.
Vintage California pink slip in my old friend’s name, signed, no title issues.  Shipping is on the buyer, no crating.  I will answer questions promptly, will return calls if number provided.
Good luck and thanks for looking.

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