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Title: B31 - 1958 , alternator model What tank Badges should it have.
Post by: JEFFLEW on 08 December, 2017, 16:07:41
Help please Guys and Gals

I'm at the point of rebuilding my B31 where I need to source some new tank badges. The bike was registered very early 1958 and was originally in the green colour. The old tank badges from pre rebuild , which I've still got the broken parts of were dark green with the star in silver. I can't see any record of this combination. The parts list  shows P/N 65-8220 as being correct but that's a red badge with the 3 rifles and BSA  in Gold. As I've owned the remains of the bike since the early 70's it hasn't been bodged too badly over the years . I'm a bit baffled by this ?

As the bike is now black I'm likely to fit a red badge but it would like nicer with a silver background. Any suggestions gratefully accepted.
Title: Re: B31 - 1958 , alternator model What tank Badges should it have.
Post by: ANDY HIGHAM on 08 December, 2017, 21:40:30
The red badge with the 3 rifles was fitted to all B31/33 with round badges. The Bantam badges with BSA and a star also fit
Title: Re: B31 - 1958 , alternator model What tank Badges should it have.
Post by: JEFFLEW on 08 December, 2017, 21:55:41
Thanks Andy . Now been advised that what I appear to have is a shooting star tank on a B31 based on the size of the badges being 4 inch dia which I have measured off the broken badge I have.
Title: Re: B31 - 1958 , alternator model What tank Badges should it have.
Post by: ANDY HIGHAM on 08 December, 2017, 22:20:21
4" badges with BSA and a star background are available in Black, Green (A7SS) and Red (Gold star)
I have the black ones on my B31 with polished alloy tank, they look rather good
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