Are you one of those people with too much time on your hands? Is your tax adviser telling you that you need to spend some money? Is your ‘honey-do’ list getting longer by the day? Do you have a space in your garage that needs to be filled? Most importantly, do you have a set of Whitworth tools and know how to use them? If you answered yes to most of those question, I have a summer vacation (and maybe winter too) project for you.
I have an affinity for old British motorcycles. I have ridden and built a number of them; some for racing, some to ride on the street, some to sell, and one because I was snow bound and needed something to do. I always blame my step father for this illness, but he did teach me how to cut my own cork clutch plates, rebuild a sprung hub and gave me a set of Whitworth tools.
This morning I found this ’67 BSA 650 on ebay that is definitely a project. But, a project that could bring many rewards. And what would those rewards be you ask? Well, you would end up with a really cool motorcycle to ride, or when you’re done you could sell it for a profit (in reality, a loss, considering how much time you’ll put into it), but more than anything…it cuts down the ‘honey-do’ list…”Honey, I can’t fix the bathroom drain right now, I’m in the middle of splitting the cases on the BSA”… This is absolutely a ‘win/win’ deal. Click on the pics for more ways to get out of doing house projects.