The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33 - The Jockey Journal Board

Go Back   The Jockey Journal Board > General Discussion > The Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-04-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
vorhese
Senior Member
 
vorhese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 1,992
Default The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

This is a 1950 BSA B33 I've been pursuing for 5 years, my personal unicorn. My buddy Danny, who found it in 2008, finally decided I should be the rightful caretaker. Story is there was a dilapidated house in North Hollywood with some old cars outside my buddy had been admiring for years. One day he stopped by and there was an old guy cleaning up. He asked about the cars, they weren't for sale, but the old dude told him he had something else. Apparently his brother had just died and left a house full of loaded guns and this Beezer. The brother went by "Candyman." There was also Candyman's leather jacket, which Danny's friend bought, full of strip club match books. The bike looks to have been customized in the 60's, last registered in '68, then put away for 40 years. 21" front wheel, Bates side-mount headlight, Sparto tail light, green rattle can, and some chrome. I'll be trying to maintain the character and get it mechanically sound. I want to keep it as a running time capsule. I'll get it running first then work on the chassis internals. It needs the primary cover screws, gasket, and some footpegs... but Danny says it runs good and went up the street a few times. The mag had been gone through and shoots a nice bright spark. But my gut tells me I will eventually need to go through the motor. Anyone with info on the bikes, parts resources, etc, feel free to contact me.

As found, out in the sunshine for the first time in decades






__________________
My projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
vorhese is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-04-2014, 12:02 PM   #2
mitchell tannahill
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: CHICAGO
Posts: 59
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

rad, love a bsa
mitchell tannahill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
kllrjo
Senior Member
 
kllrjo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: sunny tampa fla
Posts: 726
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

too cool! not much about that i would change!
__________________
Originally Posted by cmantle1 https://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/h...s/viewpost.gif
yea Newtons fourth law says mass x triumph engine x pavement = the need for head steadies!? haha

http://www.ace-custom.com/
https://www.facebook.com/acecustomcycle
kllrjo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-04-2014, 12:22 PM   #4
lilbill
Senior Member
 
lilbill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: arkansas
Posts: 3,991
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

that is just too cool i wouldn't change a thing, just spiff it up and ride the shit out of it
__________________
RIP SwedeBobb
lilbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 12:26 PM   #5
kleinbike
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 112
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

What a trick little bike!
kleinbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 01:14 PM   #6
need louvers ?
Senior Member
 
need louvers ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 447
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Damn! I love survivors!!!
need louvers ? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
Lurkingclass
Senior Member
 
Lurkingclass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 2,202
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Love that bike! That's one of the few survivor bikes I've seen that looks like it would be usable and presentable with minimal work. Check for rusty/weak spokes or a rotten gas tank and if it's all good, get her runnin and put her to work. Congrats!

PS- I might just happen to have an NOS Superior jiffy-stand for your bike...
Lurkingclass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #8
M.O.Ther
Senior Member
 
M.O.Ther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 2,138
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

I love that bike. As has been said, I wouldn't change a thing, just clean it up and ride it. I think once you start looking a little closer, you'll find that the taillight is a BT&E, (Barnett Tool & Engineering - they still make clutches and cables.) It's a little more rare than the Sparto, cooler too. The headlight also looks more like an MC Enterprises than it does a Bates. This was the same headlight used on the original Easyrider bikes.
__________________
In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra
M.O.Ther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 03:35 PM   #9
Loffer
Senior Member
 
Loffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: WINSTON GA.
Posts: 3,187
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Nice complete bike ! Lucky dog...
Loffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 05:42 PM   #10
vorhese
Senior Member
 
vorhese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 1,992
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Thanks for the help. The knowledge base of this forum is great.

I cleaned the mag contacts and got a big bright spark. Has a NGK plug, going to get some Champion L82Cs .020".

On to the carbs.



__________________
My projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
vorhese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2014, 06:23 PM   #11
HD48FL
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,699
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Nice score and interesting story!
__________________
"No one knows what they don't know." - Govmule84, Wannabe Hipster
HD48FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:44 PM   #12
vorhese
Senior Member
 
vorhese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 1,992
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Rebuilt the carb today and then this happened...
http://youtu.be/VKpSCFX9hxc
__________________
My projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
vorhese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #13
beaverbikes
Senior Member
 
beaverbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: arkansas
Posts: 770
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

I don't really want to intrude on your thread, but thought I'd show you a pic of my B33. I love the thing:
beaverbikes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:08 PM   #14
BSA Nut
Senior Member
 
BSA Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 292
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

I dig the old BSA singles....keep them coming.
__________________
*** For more pics of the A7 project, you can follow me here:
http://manionframeworks.wordpress.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
BSA Nut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #15
KCgran
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: kentucky,USofA
Posts: 1,355
Talking Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Man i don't just like that bike, I LIKE like that bike. Wish I could come up with something that cool.sigh.
__________________
I buy all my groceries and pharmaceuticals at Circle K
KCgran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 07:22 AM   #16
SwedeBobb
Senior Member
 
SwedeBobb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Burträsk Sweden
Posts: 1,604
Send a message via MSN to SwedeBobb
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Amazing find, clean it up real good and keep it as is PLEASE!
SwedeBobb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 07:44 AM   #17
Swan
Senior Member
 
Swan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Winona, MN
Posts: 265
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Love it! One of my friends just picked up a 1952 B33 motor.
Swan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 10:27 AM   #18
vorhese
Senior Member
 
vorhese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 1,992
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

Pulled the front wheel off to replace the old cracked Dunlop tire and tube. Neighbor is hooking me up with a 21" modern Harley tire until I can find money for a correct old tire. Lubed all the old cables and they seem to be workig just fine. Basically just doing anything I can do that's free. Brake pads looked brand new. There was no brake stay so I need to make something. The rear Grasshopper holds air, has no cracks, and lots of tread, so I'm keeping it.
__________________
My projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
vorhese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 10:31 AM   #19
greasystain
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Kenosha WI
Posts: 1,455
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

we got plenty of those tires and tubes at the shop what you need?
greasystain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2014, 08:52 PM   #20
vorhese
Senior Member
 
vorhese's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 1,992
Default Re: The Candyman Beezer 1950 BSA B33

What's the odds someone has a junker pair of footrests they'd sell me? I'd make my own, but I can't make the (female) splines.
__________________
My projects: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
vorhese is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.