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Triples / Re: Side panel badge.
« on: 12 January, 2018, 09:06:45 »
My Rocket3 has been repainted by the previous owner and it looks like the name badge strips were removed. It would appear they are glued down as the ends of mine are lifting slightly. As the strips seem to be covered with a clear film, I would be careful what you use to remove them. Having done a search, Baxter Cycle in the USA claim to have the name strips at $38.50 each (parts numbers are 60-853 & 60-854) . I cannot find anyone in the UK who has them. Have you checked with the paint shop to see if they can suggest the best why of removal, I assume they must have come across badges stuck down like this before?


The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 28 December, 2017, 09:58:14 »
The BSA Factory records held by the BSAOC and VMCC are IDENTICAL.

Having checked with the Clubs Dating Officer, it is likely that someone at the DVLA is being pernickety about the dates as this comes up every now and again.

I have contacted Eddie Simpson on how to progress his request.

Rob Jones

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 27 December, 2017, 18:31:59 »
Date of Manufacture

It is stated on the Dating Certificate issued by the BSAOC, the date of manufacture is the same as the date of despatch.
The DVLA have accepted this since 1992.

Rob Jones

The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 26 December, 2017, 20:26:03 »
A correction needs to be made about the BSA factory records. It was actually a joint venture between the BSAOC and VMCC to acquire the BSA factory despatch records from the Science Museum. The VMCC are mearly the custodians of the original books (they DO NOT own them) and the BSAOC has a complete copy of the books which it uses for Dating Certificates.

Rob Jones

Forum Problems / Re: Problem logging in
« on: 02 November, 2017, 21:14:33 »

If you have not logged into the forum for more than 60 days your forum details will be removed.

Forum Admin

BSAOC International Rallies / 2018 Australian International Rally
« on: 25 September, 2017, 16:53:49 »
Details of the BSAOC 2018 Australian International Rally are now available in the Members Area of the clubs website.

The Star and Garter / NEC Classic Bike Show 10-11 November 2017.
« on: 25 September, 2017, 16:48:58 »
A discount on the ticket price is available for BSAOC members visiting the NEC Classic Bike Show on the 10-11 November 2017. Log onto the Members Area for more details.


This years International was attended by some 350+ members from 14 countries. Roughly 200 BSA's were at the line up in Orvelte. The Dutch organisation of the rally was exceptional.
Here are a few pictures.






The Star and Garter / Re: Membership number
« on: 11 September, 2017, 17:37:46 »
Send an email to, with your name and address and we will sort out a new membership card for you.


I'm not a Starfire expert, but I have used these ideas on the A65 when the oil is not returning. Double check you have connected the pipes correctly. Have you tried removing the return pipe from the engine to the oil filter, then without starting the engine kick it over and see if oil is being returned to the oil filter ? If no oil then either there is a blocked oil way/pipe or your oil pump is not working properly. If oil is returning, is there oil inside the filter? You could try filling the oil filter up and without starting the engine kick the engine over to see if oil is returning. Sometimes putting your finger over the oil tank return pipe will pressurise the system whilst kicking the engine over. You could do the latter when starting the engine but its risky if you are not sure the oil is returning. Rob

The Star and Garter / Re: Richard Pawson
« on: 07 July, 2017, 08:29:46 »
These are the arrangements for Richards funeral :
Date: 24th July 2017
Funeral Service :  Christ Church Methodist Church,Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4NE at 12:00
Burial Service : Longmoor Lane Cemetery Longmoor Lane Breaston at 12:45
This link gives the full details :

The Star and Garter / Re: Richard Pawson
« on: 16 June, 2017, 17:15:10 »
This is very sad news, having just become the Clubs President, which Richard took as an honour. He had taken an active part in his new role starting at the AGM and then at the Open Day presenting the Awards. A lot of you may remember Richard who along with Mick & Michelle Lee organised the Field day at Lutterworth for many years in the mid 1980 through to the 1990's. Now reunited with his great friend Keith Nicholls of East Midlands Branch. RIP

Rob Jones

The Star and Garter / Re: Machine report and dating certificate
« on: 13 April, 2017, 08:47:27 »
Ashley, I have sent you an email re your dating certificate.


Forum Problems / Re: Polls
« on: 31 March, 2017, 09:13:13 »
Sorry, there is no facility on this forum for the use of polls. You could always start a new post if you wish to canvas peoples opinion on a particular subject.

Rob Jones


This years National Rally and Open day will be held at the Market Harborough Rugby Club 26th - 29th May.

The Theme is the 1967 Range of BSA's.

For more details go to

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