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The 45th Cheney built with Street Title! 1967 Cheney BSA 441cc Victor Engine #: B44R 741 Frame #: MK2 45 As the follow-on to BSA's legendary Gold Star thumper, the 441 Victor had big shoes to fill. Tough act, especially at a time when the market included four Japanese competitors that were pumping out increasingly improving products, something the Goldie never had to contend with. But the 441 did well as a dual-purpose model in America, even making it onto enduro courses with some success. Eric Cheney never worked for any motorcycle manufacturer, preferring to make motorcycles in his own eccentric way. His greatest success came after the BSA competition department had closed. The venture was uniquely British. The bikes were designed and built on a shoestring budget in little more than a domestic garage. But the results were spectacular. Each handbuilt motorcycle took over 400 man-hours to complete. The bike offered here is Cheney’s 45th built. Of 1967 vintage, this Mark 2 machine has been maintained, raced and modified by someone who obviously knew what they were doing. A stronger Triumph leftside engine cover was fitted to the 1967 441 Victor motor, and for reliability and tune a new Amal carb was installed. Modifications to suspension are Ceriani forks up front and Curnutt rear shocks. Wheels have a BSA lightweight rear hub and twin leading shoe brake fitted to the front. Both have fresh tires, and the original front wheel accompanies the bike. The bike is offered in great condition, having just been gone through by a British bike specialist. The usual re-commissioning of brakes, suspension, carburetion and spark was all it took. The engine has great compression, starts and runs easily. The bike is fast and handles well. This rare opportunity for a great classic off-road bike is offered with a clean, clear California Street title.
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Santa Monica » California » 90405