BSA B50MX Side Panels

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I now have complete right and left B50 MX side panels for your bike. They include neoprene-covered support mounts to protect your paint. I don’t drill mounting holes because mounts for various B50s had different mount locations. You simply tape the covers in position and mark holes from inside with a marker. Use a brad-point drill to make a clean holes.

I know when you search the web for these they are rare, pricey or out-of-stock. Now they are back. They come in black with either white or yellow number panels.

$279 per pair

BSA Left Side Panel for C25, B25 and B44

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I will be producing these new covers very soon. I know eBay has these posted all the time. 95% are very used after 50 years. If you don’t want to screw around with covers that have been repaired multiple times, just start fresh with a new one. (The photo is my pre-mold pattern.)

I could have made them in orange, red or blue but would they match your bike color after all this time--probably not. So, I made them in white and you do the color matching. I have not drilled the mounting holes but I have molded in drill points as a guide. Before you drill, tape the plate in place and use a marker to mark the holes from the inside. You might want to drill your hole with a 1/16” drill then flip the cover over and see how close I got-then adjust as needed. Use a brad-point drill for a clean hole without chipping the gelcoat. Drill before you paint or you’ll be visited by Mr. Murphy. I don’t know the price yet.

Write if you want to get on the short waiting list.

Future Café Kit for B25 and B44

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I am developing this café kit for B25 and B44 owners of the best looking tank BSA ever designed. I know there are detractors but their taste is wanting. My goal is to make a tail, an abbreviated front fender with my characteristic flip, and a ¼ fairing. I think the side covers are in good supply so I won’t worry about those or tanks. If you are a 25 or 44 owner and would like updates sent to you via email-Just write and say “put me on the BSA café report list”. 

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Café Tail

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This is not a bench style universal café tail like you see on the web. It is highly dedicated to the B25/44 frame with the sculptured fiberglass tank. The lower edge lines will flow with the tank and side covers. The tail itself will attach to the original front seat catch and rear supports like the original if not the original.

You can classify me as a poor marketer because these unit singles are not in huge abundance. When I search BSA singles on the web I am bored to tears. They all look stock because owners have no custom alternatives. I want to change that.

BSA Café Tail Progress Report

A time back, I started roughing out the cafe tail dedicated to B25 and B40s with the sculptured tank. I have progressed (in my spare time--in short supply) so now I can show you the epoxy foam-filled back end.

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The tail will attach to the original front seat catch and hopefully the stock rear support bracket. To do this I have to make a shelf under the hump to attach the bracket and the taillight/license plate unit. This will have a side benefit of becoming a trunk space. It will be acccessed through a hole under the seat. You’ll simply pop off the Velcro attached seat cushion. Thus far I am pleased.

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Next I’ll be working on the modified Piranha quarter fairing by adapting it to accept a cheap smoke fairing to keep the costs lower. Shields from Gustafsson are wildly expensive now. More later.

Café Quarter Fairing

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I have this fairing with a dedicated opening for the stock lamp. And I have a line on cheap windshields, (the greatest cost of fairings) so wish me luck-it may not work out.

Café Front Fender

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I chopped down one of my universal fenders (see below) to start this café styled version. It will much sexier than this lump shown. It will have drill points to match the stock braces.

Universal Fenders

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5" (left, top) and 4.5" (right, bottom) fenders

I know that some of you BSA & Triumph builders will be turned off by fiberglass fenders but hear me out. Now if you just have to have stainless fenders go ahead and buy one for $225 to $600. If you are painting your fender to match the factory paint or are doing a custom paint job, consider fiberglass for the price and ease of prepping for paint.

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My fenders are reproduction fenders from the originals, yes with the bead on the front edge. Another nice feature is that you can trim off the rear edge if you are doing a period café bike. I intend to do that to my 1967 Starfire. Another thought for you... when a stainless fender dents you are screwed. When fiberglass takes a hit, it’s repairable. You may have to carve out the sides for fork clearance.

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I almost forgot you vintage dirt trackers who are doing a solo seat and pillion pad rear end. You should buy the 5” fender to fit over your 18” or 19” tire.

I offer two front fenders:

  • A 5” wide fender arched for 18 & 19” tires - $125
  • A 4½” wide fender arched for 17 & 18” tires - $125

Fenders are made to order and the turnaround time is 4 weeks.