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The Star and Garter / Re: RAF WD B40 Auction
« on: 16 February, 2017, 19:49:24 »
Hi Arthur

Got the results on the Charterhouse Auctioneers website, it is recorded as being sold for 3100.00.  This does not surprise me, there is a story behind this motorcycle.

At the last moment, prior to the sale, the machine's description was changed by Charterhouse, they added that it was fitted with "a replacement engine" (it didn't have the original RAF GR engine, it has an Army GB engine fitted).  They added an amendment saying it was restored to "near original specification".  Also the estimate was revised down from 5000-5500 to 3800-4200 prior to the sale.

I have researched this actual machine in the past and I have a copy of it's RAF history (the Auctioneers/vendor stated it's history was not known).

I am unwilling to mention any more here but should the new owner be a member of the BSA Owners Club, or should any member know who it is, I would be very pleased to pass on what I know about this particular motorcycle.


The Star and Garter / Machine Painting - West Yorkshire
« on: 15 February, 2017, 09:34:00 »

I am having some difficulty finding someone or somewhere to get parts of my B40 painted in the West Yorkshire area, any members in this area have any contacts?


The Star and Garter / Re: New BSA Website
« on: 14 February, 2017, 18:57:19 »
We all had our jobs to do...

Even us Snowdrops  ;)

The Star and Garter / New BSA Website
« on: 11 February, 2017, 21:19:47 »

I don't now if we are allowed to promote our own BSA related websites here, but here goes...

This is my website highlighting the history of the RAF BSA WD B40 GR motorcycles.

I'll understand if the Moderators remove this post  ;)

Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A7 Star Twin
« on: 08 February, 2017, 08:26:51 »
Lovely motorcycle.  I am currently reading the book "Where BSAs Dare" the story of BSA's 1952 ISDT Golds and Maudes Trophy success using three standard Star Twins.  Great bikes and a great story.

The Star and Garter / RAF WD B40 Auction
« on: 06 February, 2017, 10:09:25 »

Does anyone know if the ex-RAF WD B40 up for auction at the Bristol Classic Bike Show at Shepton Mallet on Sunday 5th Feb was sold, and if so, what price it sold for?


Which BSA do you ride? / Re: A10
« on: 30 January, 2017, 11:35:55 »
Very nice. Always liked A10s in black.


Which BSA do you ride? / My ex-RAF WD B40GR
« on: 30 January, 2017, 11:01:06 »
My 1970 ex-RAF WD B40GR as purchased last year with original paintwork and very low mileage.  I'm currently refurbishing it to full RAF Police Escort specification with full Avon fairing, RAF Police equipment and road tyres.  I rode a few of these bikes on patrol when serving in Germany with the RAF Police during the 1970s.

The second photo is from my records and was taken in 1968 at the RAF Police Depot when they first took delivery of their new WD B40s.  I'd like to hear from anyone else who has an ex-RAF WD B40GR.

The Star and Garter / Re: New forum
« on: 30 January, 2017, 10:44:32 »
Well done for the new look Forum, looking good.  :)

Like all the new features and nice to be able to add profile pictures and other info.


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