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Rattlecanblack

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Back on a BSA
« on: 06 November, 2018, 13:24:46 »
finally my 4th BSA ... after a 3 decade gap.

Previously: ex Heddlu Gogledd Cymru BSA 250cc Fleetstar (see photo); then A65S II and a A65S III in various configurations until around 1982.

happy to be back aboard

DerekAnderson8

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Re: Back on a BSA
« Reply #1 on: 06 November, 2018, 13:49:46 »
nice!

i like the front brake on the A65!

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Re: Back on a BSA
« Reply #2 on: 12 February, 2021, 18:37:12 »
Hi Mate
i notice you have a fleetstar
Im restoring one at present
wondering if you could help with battery cover mounts positions ?
b
Dane

Martin S

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Re: Back on a BSA
« Reply #3 on: 13 February, 2021, 13:51:11 »
finally my 4th BSA ... after a 3 decade gap.

Previously: ex Heddlu Gogledd Cymru BSA 250cc Fleetstar (see photo); then A65S II and a A65S III in various configurations until around 1982.

happy to be back aboard
I am intrigued by the front brake on the A65; it looks like an 8" brake with twin leading shoe operation. Can anyone shed any light on what this is? Who, where, cost?

DAVE BRADY

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Re: Back on a BSA
« Reply #4 on: 13 February, 2021, 14:16:37 »
Hi,

It looks like a Phil Pearson Gold Star one.

Dave.

JulianS

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Re: Back on a BSA
« Reply #5 on: 13 February, 2021, 14:17:20 »
Originally an Eddie Dow extra in the 1960s with versions for many British bikes.

The one for 8 inch half width hubs came with 1 3/8 wide shoes for Goldie up to 1965 Lightnings etc and 1 5/8 inch wide shoe for 1966/67 A65L and A65T.

New ones being sold on bay for Goldie;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bsa-Twin-Leading-Shoe-Bkake-For-The-Gold-Stars-Eddie-Dow-8-Single-Sided/324482421234?hash=item4b8ca8d1f2:g:vykAAOS