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This is a discussion on BSA A65-based Hyde Harrier — has anybody ever seen one? within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; Discussing late BSAs the other day (in another CR.NET thread) revived my fascination with BSAs. The Norman Hyde website describes Harrier Classic kits as "available ...

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    BSA A65-based Hyde Harrier — has anybody ever seen one?

    Discussing late BSAs the other day (in another CR.NET thread) revived my fascination with BSAs. The Norman Hyde website describes Harrier Classic kits as "available for Trident/Rocket3 models, Bonneville and A65." Now, I've seen plenty of 3-cylinder Harriers, and a couple of T140-based twins, but never a BSA 650. So my question is petty much what it says on the tin: Has anybody ever seen evidence of an A65 Harrier, in the press, online, or in the wild?

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    Imagine this with an egg motor.

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    Have you been to their website?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o1marc View Post
    Have you been to their website?
    Yes, but no A65 photos, or indication that they've ever built one. They only say they have a kit to build one.

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    Gotcha, I misunderstood.
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    The physical engine dimensions of the Triumph and BSA motors are not very different and would fit the frame equally well. I used to have a flattrack frame that had been special ordered from Curtis Racing Frames with dual engine mounts. One set of mounts would accept a Triumph 650 or 750 motor and the other set would accept the BSA 500 and 650 motors.
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    To follow up, I got an e-mail from Norman Hyde...

    We cannot remember ever making an A65 Harrier.
    It is likely that the engine will physically fit as it is similar size & layout to a T120.
    We would not have any engine plates but will help all we can.


    I'm not sure how "we would not have any engine plates" jibes with "kits available...for A65," but I have a definitive answer.
    Still something I'd like to do in one of the alternative realities where I have real money to spend.

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