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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.".

1967 BSA Chopper motorcycle with A65 BSA engine in custom hardtail frame by CC 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 Hardtail Motorbike by CC 1967 BSA A65 Short Chop

1967 BSA Chopper motorcycle with A65 BSA engine in custom hardtail frame by CC

1967 BSA A65 Short Chop Hardtail Motorbike by CC CC: "Front tire is a 19" Avon, rear is a 19" Cheng Shin".

1967 BSA Chopper motorcycle with A65 BSA engine in custom hardtail frame by CC

1967 BSA A65 Short Chop Hardtail Motorbike by CC

1967 BSA Chopper with BSA A65 engine in custom hardtail frame by CC

1967 BSA A65 Short Chop Hardtail Motorbike by CC

1967 BSA A65 Engine

650cc 1967 BSA engine type A65 The two cylinder 1967 BSA A65 engine has 650cc capacity.

1967 650cc BSA A65 engine

1967 A65 BSA engine

Chopper Tail

1967 BSA A65 Short Chop Hardtail Motorbike by CC Yep, that's it, a Chopper's tale...


(April 2010)



1965 BSA Chopper motorcycle with A65 BSA engine in custom hardtail frame by CC





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