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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.


This years International was attended by some 350+ members from 14 countries. Roughly 200 BSA's were at the line up in Orvelte. The Dutch organisation of the rally was exceptional.
Here are a few pictures.






The Star and Garter / Re: Membership number
« on: 11 September, 2017, 17:37:46 »
Send an email to, with your name and address and we will sort out a new membership card for you.


I'm not a Starfire expert, but I have used these ideas on the A65 when the oil is not returning. Double check you have connected the pipes correctly. Have you tried removing the return pipe from the engine to the oil filter, then without starting the engine kick it over and see if oil is being returned to the oil filter ? If no oil then either there is a blocked oil way/pipe or your oil pump is not working properly. If oil is returning, is there oil inside the filter? You could try filling the oil filter up and without starting the engine kick the engine over to see if oil is returning. Sometimes putting your finger over the oil tank return pipe will pressurise the system whilst kicking the engine over. You could do the latter when starting the engine but its risky if you are not sure the oil is returning. Rob

The Star and Garter / Re: Richard Pawson
« on: 07 July, 2017, 08:29:46 »
These are the arrangements for Richards funeral :
Date: 24th July 2017
Funeral Service :  Christ Church Methodist Church,Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4NE at 12:00
Burial Service : Longmoor Lane Cemetery Longmoor Lane Breaston at 12:45
This link gives the full details :

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