1967 BSA A65 Chopper
Our friend "CC" from Punta Gorda, Forida, United States, made available these pictures of his cool 1967 BSA Chopper which has a BSA A65 engine in a hardtail frame.
CC: "This is a 1967 BSA A65 Chopper that I purchased last summer. I throughly enjoy taking it out every Sunday for its weekly exercise. This is a piece of history still hanging on to its glory that continues to turn heads on every outing. It is a good running machine and I installed a new battery several months ago and it starts on the first or second kick.".
CC told us this is a complete custom frame and not a weld on hardtail. The rake of the steering neck is somewhere between 36 and 38 degrees. While this motorcycle has the looks of a Bobber, the increased rake makes her a Chopper. In this case a short Chopper - or "Short Chop".
Chopper or Short Chop?
Not all Choppers have been created equal...
In our perception, it's not the length of a front fork that tells us whether a bike is a Chopper or not. To us it is the rake that counts.
To us, as soon as a stock motorcycle or a Bobber has her rake increased significantly, she has thereby become a Chopper. Whether she has a long front fork or not.
For more information on Choppers and Short Chops, check out the Bobber Republic Info Pages!
1967 BSA A65 Short Chop
CC: "Front tire is a 19" Avon, rear is a 19" Cheng Shin".
1967 BSA A65 Engine
The two cylinder 1967 BSA A65 engine has 650cc capacity.
Yep, that's it, a Chopper's tale...