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Sidecars / Re: A65 Fitting?
« on: 22 May, 2018, 08:21:01 »
You will need to attach your Palma sidecar to the A65 at 4 points. Working from the front, there is a downtube brace which attaches to the bike, you then have a L shaped downtube (swan neck) attached from the brace to the front sidecar chassis mounting. Depending on the age of the chair, there will be a mounting either coming out of the body, or attached to a loop that goes under the body. From the mounting you need to attached a straight adjustable tube to the front engine mounting on the bike. If your A65 is a cross over brake pedal type you will need a ball joint fitting across the bottom frame loop. If you have the later brake (same side as pedal) there is a special fitting that goes through the brake pedal arm, although you can use the ball joint type fitting. Lastly, there needs to be a downtube running from the upper shock absorber mounting down to the rear sidecar chassis fitting. I have attached the only picture I can found so far of my A65 front fitting. If I find others I will post them up.


Twins / Re: Misfire
« on: 15 May, 2018, 22:43:12 »
What petrol are you using, supermarket or a branded one? I have a Spitfire that had a similar misfire, it disappeared when I started using Shell V power. BP do a similar type of fuel, but empty your tank first. Also have you tried changing the plugs?

The Star and Garter / Re: birmingham camp
« on: 03 May, 2018, 22:16:35 »
If you contact Phil Bull at , he will be able to help you with all the details.


The Star and Garter / Stolen Bantam
« on: 27 April, 2018, 10:34:22 »
I have been asked to put an appeal for help regarding a Bantam and a Vincent Comet that were stolen from a secure garage near Malpas Cheshire on the night of Monday 9th April.
I have no further details about the machines.

There is a reward for their return.

contact number is 07733351132 or call the police crime number 18100098667.

Come and join us for the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at this years Open day.
The event takes place at Market Harborough Rugby Football Club.
Click on the link for more details.

The Star and Garter / MEMBERS MEETING 4th March 2018 CANCELLED
« on: 03 March, 2018, 09:53:05 »
The National Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Members Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 4th March due to adverse weather conditions.
Whilst we will make every effort to contact those members we know attend regularly, if you can all spread the word we will be grateful.

A new date has not yet been decided.

Thank you
BSAOC National Committee

The Star and Garter / Barry Harper
« on: 05 February, 2018, 10:29:33 »
It is with much sadness to inform you all that in early January Barry Harper, sadly passed away. Barry, who was East London Branch member for many years and was helping Steve Foden with Dating/registration applications for the club will be greatly missed. The club sends its condolences to his Family & Friends.

Barry's funeral service will be held at 11.20am on Wednesday 14th February. It will be in the South Chapel of the South Essex Crematorium, Ockendon Rd, Upminster RM14 2UY.
After the service, you'd be welcome to join us for refreshments at 27 Gaynes Court, Upminster, RM14 2JH. We will also have a memory book there, and would love it if you would bring a photo to add to the book or perhaps a memory to write in.
It'd be helpful if you could RSVP to confirm whether you'll be able to join us for the service, refreshments, or both. You can reach us on 01708 223117.
In lieu of flowers on the day, we would appreciate donations payable to 'Barts Charity', in recognition of the excellent care Barry received at St Barts Hospital.
Please feel free to wear whatever you would like; black dress is not required.

Triples / Re: wheels sizes for BSA Rocket 3
« on: 28 January, 2018, 15:29:50 »
I have a 19" front and an 18" rear on my R3. I have fitted a 18 X 4.00 rear tyre, the bike is on standard gearing. There is no noticeable difference in performance. I guess it depends if you want to spend a lot of money on buying a new rim etc or just buying a new tyre for a lot less money.

The Star and Garter / Re: finding information
« on: 28 January, 2018, 15:20:49 »
If you apply for a machine dating certificate from the BSAOC, it will both help you with registering your machine and give some of the history. Have a look at the BSAOC Machine Dating pages at

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

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.

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