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Which BSA do you ride? / My BSA (Gold Stars) 1971 & 1972
« on: 19 April, 2018, 08:41:02 »
My original 1971 B25SS - repainted as Flamboyant Red faded and wore thin
My 1972 B50SS taken on day I bought it in Sept 2017 (Really, Purple? in the UK?)
My 1972 B50SS after ignition mods and respray (back to a proper colour scheme)

More tweaks and mods planned

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Singles / 1972 B50SS tyres
« on: 02 February, 2018, 10:17:24 »
Hi everyone.
I'm new to the BSAOC; I joined last September when I returned to BSA ownership. This is my first forum post.
Back in the early 70s (1971) I bought a new BSA B25SS "Gold Star" and ran it on Avon Road Runner (square) tyres.
The bike went through many changes and engines (350 B40, 400 Victor etc) before I stripped and boxed it.
Last September, having spent 30 odd years with German/Japanese marques, I returned to the fold and bought a 72 B50SS fitted with one good front tyre (Avon Roadrunner) and one balding rear Roadrunner. Handling is awful; round front profile, square rear, so whilst the bike is stripped ready for respray, I had local bike emporium in Wolverhampton fit a new Avon ROADRIDER tyre. It might look out of place on my Goldie, but I am told that it will improve the handling.
My question:
Has anyone fitted Roadriders to their BSAs? How do you rate them?

My steed will be back on the road in March/April so I have a while to wait before finding out if I've been fleeced...

Many thanks.
Geoff

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