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Bantam / D14 Electrex ignition and lighting
« on: 05 January, 2019, 10:00:15 »
Going to fit Electrex on my D13, would anyone using Electrex on a D10/D13/D14 share their experiences please - 6 or 12 volts for lighting, battery or capacitor, which battery and bulbs?


Bantam / Todd heads.
« on: 27 September, 2018, 14:19:21 »
Just bought a D13 engine/frame Bantam which had a rather nice George Todd head fitted.

A more robust casting than the D14 head with central plug.

Does anyone have a knowledge of these heads, compression ratio etc?

Twins / A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 17:27:53 »
For the full width hub back brake 1963/1964/1965.

Can someone post  photos of the point where the short and long brake rods are joined by the little toggle plate, to include the bracket on the frame?

Thanks in advance.

Twins / A65 cylinder flange cracking?
« on: 07 October, 2017, 20:30:06 »
Found this USA service sheet from 1969.

Has anyone actually suffered or seen such damage, I certainly have not.

From Youtube, link to a road seafety film  made in 1955 by Liverpool dealer Vic Horseman includes a lot of shots of BSA motorcycles in contemporary settings.

There is a part 2 which you can also find on Youtube.

The Star and Garter / 1957 Super Rocket
« on: 07 March, 2017, 19:04:38 »
Has anyone got one or actually seen the 1957 export only Super Rocket?

A photo would be interesting.

They came out in Spring 1957 as as far as I know were only exported mainly to the USA.

Photo from 1957 East Coast US brochure.

The second photo is reverse of service sheet 39 from August 1957 refers to R/Rocket with modified head from engine CA10R 4501 - CA10R 5000 and Super Rocket from engine CA10R 4650 and fitted in EA7 frame.

Twins / BSA A10 twin leading shoe brake
« on: 31 January, 2017, 20:52:25 »
If you are looking for a TLS brake for your A10 with full width iron hub have a look at this E bay item;

It is an Eddie Dow conversion not a factory job - the shoe pivots are fixed not sliding as on the factory job - and appears to have the boss of sufficient height to engage with the A10 fork lug. The levers and tie rod are not Dow items.

You may have seen the thread on the old forum on the subject.

Photo is that of an Eddie Dow brake, BSA not Triumph type, to compare with the E bay item.

Which BSA do you ride? / Shooting Star 1954 or 1955
« on: 31 January, 2017, 16:05:55 »
From the family album.

Not one I rode but the proud owner of this Shooting Star was my Great Uncle Walter Rendell.

Photo taken at Blandford Dorset though date taken unknown.

PRU is a Bournemouth plate issued between December 1954 and February 1955.

Pre War / Pre war single - What is it?
« on: 31 January, 2017, 09:40:57 »
From the family album a 1930s BSA with my Great Uncle John Rendell at the front.

 Dont know when taken but does the flag say "Pirates"

But what is the bike? I am not sure.

Maybe a 1936 B18 250 with the large headlamp? Or a 1935 B35-2 ?

What do you think?

Which BSA do you ride? / A10
« on: 30 January, 2017, 09:39:27 »
My A10 first registered March 1962 at Bournemouth.

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