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Title: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: A10 JWO on 13.07. 2018 17:06
As per the title,20 MPG I would suggest. Anyone brave enough to buy this project ?
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: RichardL on 13.07. 2018 17:17
Can't find it. Can you post the link or the item number (provided at the far right on the description tab)?
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: A10 JWO on 13.07. 2018 17:25
223059393246 ebay
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Greybeard on 13.07. 2018 17:54
Blimey!
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Greybeard on 13.07. 2018 17:55
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223059393246?clk_rvr_id=1596888544175&rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-53481-19255-0%252F1%253Ficep_ff3%253D2%2526pub%253D5574735181%2526toolid%253D10001%2526campid%253D5336086427%2526icep_item%253D223059393246%2526ipn%253Dpsmain%2526icep_vectorid%253D229508%2526kwid%253D902099%2526mtid%253D824%2526kw%253Dlg%2526srcrot%253D710-53481-19255-0%2526rvr_id%253D1596888544175%2526rvr_ts%253D9490e3901640ab1318b70c01fff72cc6&ul_noapp=true
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: A10 JWO on 13.07. 2018 18:10
I wonder what exhaust system it had Vespa or Francis Barnett  *smiley4*. I am tempted but don't have room  *eek*
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: a10gf on 13.07. 2018 18:27
Quote
The story goes that BSA built this -\- Whether this true or not

Without documentation, could be some drunk guy's backyard experiment.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: nimrod650 on 13.07. 2018 18:46
norton forks and wheel?? factory project what a load of twaddle
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: RichardL on 13.07. 2018 19:09
If ever there was a reason for an "A10" to go straight to the dismantler, this is it.

Richard L.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: PatM20 on 13.07. 2018 19:32
Nothing a bit of Autosol can't fix, though be careful not to lose the patina.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Sluggo on 13.07. 2018 23:20
Its quite fetching in its current livery.  I would park it smack dab next to a Trophy collector snob and can think of several locals it would be fun to watch them in distress about it.

"Watch out kids! you will catch tetanus or some sort of tropical blood borne disease from it!"
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: muskrat on 13.07. 2018 23:31
Yes would look good in the garden next to the Blue Star frame.
Cheers
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Sluggo on 13.07. 2018 23:50
Blue star?? Did someone say Bluestar??  What year and 350 or 500??  (I did a trade for one and its sitting in Scotland, not sure if it will ever materialize but hopeful)
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: kiwipom on 14.07. 2018 00:14
wow, a bit worse for wear. looks to have been well used,cheers
...(Fresh in from the USA, a BSA A10 Rocket Goldstar 'factory' 2 stroke prototype! The story goes that BSA built this at their Baltimore headquarters in the US, using an early snow mobile 2 stroke engine! Whether this true or not, we will never know, and whether it ever ran, or is complete under those covers, we don't know. But it's been sitting dormant since the early 70s outside. So it seized and rusty, and neither wheel turns. But for £999 it's a bit of fun and a good talking point! Whoever did it, has done a good job. It looks like the frame they started with was new as there are no numbers, but NOVA is issued on a state of Minnesota tag on the headstock, so easy to register on an UK age related plate)
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: orabanda on 14.07. 2018 00:56
Yes would look good in the garden next to the Blue Star frame.
Cheers

flanked by garden gnomes!
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Joolstacho on 14.07. 2018 01:18
"the story goes that..."
Nuff said.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Sluggo on 14.07. 2018 01:58
Dont start with the Gnomes,,, I might have to post pix of the Bridge Trolls as well at our cabin.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: coater87 on 15.07. 2018 15:50
 Lets see,

 Real story I imagine goes like this.

 BSA motorcycle quit running, no amount of hardware store wood screws could get it to go.

 Old Johnson snowmobile lost its track and bogie wheels, still runs but not worth buying a track for.

 Slap the two together, it never really worked at all.

 Too ugly to leave in shop, so push out into the tall weeds and forget about it.

 At one time I suppose Minnesota, Wisconsin, and upper Michigan each had as many snowmobiles as motorcycles.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Greybeard on 15.07. 2018 15:56
Lets see,

 Real story I imagine goes like this.

 BSA motorcycle quit running, no amount of hardware store wood screws could get it to go.

 Old Johnson snowmobile lost its track and bogie wheels, still runs but not worth buying a track for.

 Slap the two together, it never really worked at all.

 Too ugly to leave in shop, so push out into the tall weeds and forget about it.

 At one time I suppose Minnesota, Wisconsin, and upper Michigan each had as many snowmobiles as motorcycles.

Oh, ye of little faith!  *sarcastic*
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: RogerSB on 15.07. 2018 17:02
 *eek* Substantially changed . . . so not exempt from MOT for any UK opportunist thinking of snapping up a quick bargain  *dunno2*
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Greybeard on 15.07. 2018 17:36
*eek* Substantially changed . . . so not exempt from MOT for any UK opportunist thinking of snapping up a quick bargain  *dunno2*
Not if it came out of Smallheath like that, surely  ;)
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: metalflake11 on 15.07. 2018 18:51
*eek* Substantially changed . . . so not exempt from MOT for any UK opportunist thinking of snapping up a quick bargain  *dunno2*

Substantially changed over thirty years ago, so good for tax and mot exemption Roger!

I had to go through all this with mine.
Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 15.07. 2018 19:25
*eek* Substantially changed . . . so not exempt from MOT for any UK opportunist thinking of snapping up a quick bargain  *dunno2*

It’ll be ok if the owner gets off with lying.

Title: Re: A10 650 Factory TWO STROKE just listed on Ebay today 13/07/18
Post by: Ted_Flash on 15.07. 2018 19:53
I'd be more interested in the snowmobile with the A10 engine!