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Woulda Shoulda Coulda (a.k.a. 1967 BSA 441 Shooting Star)

Sometimes projects go horribly wrong. Other times they fall by the wayside and never end up finished. I’m going to put this bike in both categories.

I did a little research about the head angle on the 441, and from other pictures, it appears like a bike that, in stock form, doesn’t exactly tuck the front wheel under the motor with a steep head angle. However, when I read the description in this eBay listing and saw that the frame had some non-stock welding around the head tube, I thought “Aha!” Then I read the question at the bottom of the listing where someone commented that it looked a bit raked out, and the seller agreed that the welding was probably connected to the relaxed rake, but that “It seams to go down the road fine though. thanks”.

This is all I ask. If you start a project, either finish it or don’t. You can’t stop building a chopper half way. It just doesn’t work. And don’t later try to sell it on eBay as a cafe racer. Please.

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1967 BSA B44 Shooting Star Cafe Racer

Here’s a nice BSA currently up on eBay with about 2 days left. Unrestored and very cool looking, this bike is currently at around $1K. It has the original black with yellow license plate so you can pretend you really are back in the ’60s bombing down the PCH north of Los Angeles. I wonder if this bike will reach the ton…

BTW, the seller of the bike has it listed as a B441, not a B44. Does anyone know the difference? Everything I’ve found only refers to a B44.


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