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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Dave1 on 18 March, 2017, 17:50:56

Title: Help with engine number
Post by: Dave1 on 18 March, 2017, 17:50:56
Hello, I am in the process of becoming a member of the BSAOC. I have recently purchased a 1971 BSA A65 Lightning, which apparently has a Devimead 750 big bore kit.

I am having trouble dating the engine. The engine code is A65D 42*9. * is to not fully reveal the whole engine number. My frame number tells me its a June 1971 bike.

Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Help with engine number
Post by: JulianS on 18 March, 2017, 18:25:06
A65D decodes as a Lightning Rocket and 46*9 indicates its from the 1965 season. Probably exported.

You can see for yourself on the BSAOC website under "machine dating"
Title: Re: Help with engine number
Post by: Dave1 on 18 March, 2017, 21:46:27
Yes I looked at the machine dating page, how did you suppose I deciphered the frame number?...I was not quite sure on the engine, I narrowed it down to 1964-65 but could do no better, was looking for confirmation. Thanks