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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 10 December, 2017, 16:32:10

Title: Another A65 project!
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 10 December, 2017, 16:32:10
(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/c8/65/4e/c8654e91b867b86a61c97e983300a9c7.jpg)

Thunderbolt 1966 too good to let go, i will call it an early christmas present!

I havent told the Mrs yet! shhh  ::)

cheers
Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: A10 JWO on 11 December, 2017, 17:35:43
Pleased to see another A65 rescued. My local bikers pub can have up to 60 bikes on a Saturday lunch time. It is always Triumphs and other makes, never an A65. Where are they all ? Enjoy your restoration. Plenty of questions please.
Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 11 December, 2017, 22:10:29
Pleased to see another A65 rescued. My local bikers pub can have up to 60 bikes on a Saturday lunch time. It is always Triumphs and other makes, never an A65. Where are they all ? Enjoy your restoration. Plenty of questions please.

one question it has -Y at the end of the engine number, is this because it is mid year change and wiring has changed? i noticed zener is at front under triple clamps!

Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: A10 JWO on 14 December, 2017, 16:46:25
Hi I have looked on a few Engine number sites for BSA, cannot find that letter.
Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 14 December, 2017, 20:30:43
Hi I have looked on a few Engine number sites for BSA, cannot find that letter.

there is a post here talking about it there are others as well but no definitive answer.

http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91975

the engine number ends in -Y and is same in logbook.

Frame doesn't have -Y suffix just engine number.
Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: Editor on 15 December, 2017, 16:24:44
I read about this somewhere a while ago. The explanation was given but I have forgotten what it said. A club dating certificate should clarify.
Chris
Title: Re: Another A65 project!
Post by: PIQUET on 09 January, 2018, 12:01:10
See here http://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/engineandframenumberintro.html (http://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/engineandframenumberintro.html) Scroll down to 'UNIT A-SERIES'.