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BSA and triumph - What are these?

Went up to WI to my parents Friday night and saw these bikes for sale. What are they? Anything good?

The one with the lower bars they wanted $1400
First one next to it they wanted $1000

3 BSA and 1 triumph.





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441 victors or maybe m50's
The twin carb twin maybe a lighting 650

The enduro ?441?
Cool projects but these are a whole different world when it comes parts and tools.

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BSA A65 Lightning for sure. Others look like later model Victors. A65's a nice sounding bike. I got one out of a barn for a few bucks and rode it until I holed a piston in it and then sold it to a friend who did a top-notch restoration on it.

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The Triumph and the 1 single cylinder BSA are 250cc singles. The single with the clip on bars, conical brake and Silver Star tank emblem is a B50 SS. The engines (except for bore & stroke) and frames are all the same and the engine is based on the C15 250 single design that eventually morphed into the B25, B40, B44 (441) and B50 BSA's and the TWR 25 and TR5MX 250 and 500 Triumphs. I have a B50 MX that I race in AHRMA vintage MX and a TR5MX (basically the same bike) that is apart and going to be restored for vintage TT scrambles and the ice.
Where are these bikes? I'd like to check them out. I might be interested in one of the singles for a trials or Cross Country bike. Serously...I'm very interested. Be glad to check them out for anyone that is interested too.

PS The BSA twin has dual carbs, so I think that would make it a Lightening...but it could be a Thunderbolt...I forget which is which because when it comes to twins I am a much more Triumph guy...The only thing I'm sure of is it's not a Firebird.

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