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Singles / RT RR Marking
« on: 20 July, 2022, 19:37:22 »
Posted on behalf of Ian Ackroyd ....
Can anyone throw some light onto the letters RT RR stamped into my engine casings just below the barrel on a BSA 440 victor I have had since I was a kid
Many thanks in advance
Ian Ackroyd

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The Star and Garter / Help with Funeral Send off
« on: 10 July, 2022, 19:11:32 »
Posting for Patrick Jarrett .... Can anyone help???
We unexpectedly lost our father 2 weeks ago and we are trying our best to do him proud .
I have managed to check the reg of his old BSA Lightning and was absolutely blown away to learn it is still insured so likely on the road .
If the stars align and Iím able to make contact with the current owner I would like to ask if they would be happy to join us for my dads final ride . I know itís a big ask ! But wouldnít it be wonderful! .
Equally if any other riders (of old or new) would be free on the morning of dads funeral and are local enough to Dudley in the West Midlands we would be delighted if you would also be kind enough to join us for dads last ride .
Thank you so much for reading I know itís a big ask 🙏🏻
If anyone would be kind enough to help celebrate my dads love of all things 2 wheels please reach out to me
Details are
BSA LIGHTNING Clubman
REG : EOJ650C
YEAR : 1965
Date of funeral 19th July 10am
departing DY2 0DA in Dudley at about 9:20am
Then heading to
Waseley hills crematorium
This will be about a 15 minute ride
Thank you again
Patrick

More details on Patricks Facebook post .... https://www.facebook.com/1301570542/posts/10229859254207805/?d=n

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The Star and Garter / Re: Talking pictures
« on: 19 April, 2022, 14:51:16 »
Great little film (saw it today - thanks for the heads up) .... you can get it on the Talking Pictures catchup ... https://www.tptvencore.co.uk and search for BSA

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The Star and Garter / Photo Albums on Website
« on: 14 December, 2021, 09:44:01 »
For those that have not spotted it - a new feature on the website is a number of photo albums showing copies from the Club's library.  Access to these is via the Members Area - so another good reason to join the Club.  Currently there are about half a dozen albums (Covering military / scooters / Police and Twins) - but more will be added shortly (when there is time!) .... in total there are just short of 1000 photo's scanned and being put into albums. 

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The Star and Garter / Harold Lyons
« on: 05 September, 2021, 12:06:10 »
On behalf of his daughter in law ...
"Hello, I am the daughter in-law of Harold Lyons. He lived in Waterlooville Hampshire. I am wondering if you knew him? Sadly he has recently passed away and we are trying to find as many of his Ďbikerí friends to inform them of the funeral arrangements. My email is holliebishop1985@hotmail.co.uk"

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Singles / Re: M21 engine - factory records?
« on: 27 August, 2021, 09:19:35 »
You can get the year of manufacture from the website (https://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/machine_id.php and go down to "extra letters" for the links) or drop a line to Steve Foden (detail on same webpage.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Clutch Parts
« on: 06 July, 2021, 09:31:44 »
Pics from Ken

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The Star and Garter / Clutch Parts
« on: 05 July, 2021, 18:51:49 »
On Behalf of Ken Griggs ...
I've been tidying the garage, and came across a box of old clutch bits.  There are approximately 20-30 clutch plates (plain and friction) in various states. I think they are BSA, but not sure. Free to a good home (collect only Rishton). If nobody wants them, they're going in the recycling skip.

You can message Ken via Facebook .... https://www.facebook.com/kengriggs123

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The Star and Garter / Re: Missing manual pages, and missing manual.
« on: 04 January, 2021, 10:00:01 »
The handbook on the website has been updated by Rob to include the missing pages. 

We try to check everything, but occasional slip get's through - thanks for pointing out.

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Twins / Re: LIGHTNING HANDLEBARS
« on: 02 December, 2020, 13:33:08 »
Looking at catalogues in members area, the A10 ones do look higher (couple of screenshots attached).

If you've not found it - go to library search in members area and then Unit A series / 1966 .... catalogues are down the page a bit.

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Pre War / Re: Timing a 1933 m33-11 Sloper
« on: 22 November, 2020, 17:14:06 »
Extract from 1933 handbook (in members area on website) .... pretty much as previous response, but uses feeler gauge instead of fag paper!!!

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The Star and Garter / Re: Dave Pratt
« on: 22 November, 2020, 12:49:07 »
For those who have not spotted it, Paul Meredith has set up a Just Giving page in memory of Dave, with Proceeds to the Royal British Legion.

If you would like to make a donation, the link is ... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-meredith15?fbclid=IwAR1H46TOO71Bn_gkgmka4I4Mb53-JM5DW-rqmC0TJBKKQhoKf3r-DxrolQg

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The Star and Garter / BSA to be made again (maybe).....
« on: 16 November, 2020, 19:51:14 »
News in the Guardian and FT that Mahindra are aiming to start building BSA's in the UK next year.

See links ...
https://www.ft.com/content/76d67754-1ba6-4dbc-ab1e-8da232f47284

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/16/bsa-electric-bike-motorcycles-uk

At least if they're electric we can stop worrying about ethanol !!!

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The Star and Garter / Stolen Bikes - Australia
« on: 15 November, 2020, 11:05:36 »
Posted on behalf of Jennifer Milward ....... Our friends Wietse & Marg Keuning have sadly had their bike trailer containing their BMW R90S and 1958 Velocette Venom  stolen from carpark outside Mannum Caravan park overnight. Hoping our bike community will keep an eye and ear open.

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The Star and Garter / Re: Thunderbolts and lightning
« on: 11 November, 2020, 09:41:34 »
Many thanks Bess

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