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Title: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 30.05. 2019 07:16
Hi!

It is a pleasure to become a part of BSA community. I am from poland and i am not a good english speaker so please be understanding for my mistakes.
My BSA A10 andventure started 3 months ago when I saw BSA A10 plunger in very bad shape. I am not used to buying bikes with so many parts missing but this time I had to buy like that due to low cost and knowing that i have a lot of time to collect missing parts and restore it.
This month i started disassembly.
Its my second Brit bike. First one is awesome Velo LE 200. Nevertheless its gonna be first one I will restore. My goal is to make it not so orginal but a reliable bike that I can drive approx 500km a day for a whole year. The other one A10 I`ll make as orginal as possible.
Other bikes I drive are from communistic world and you can see them on a blog I have: www.klasykiwpodrozy.blogspot.pl also on facebook: klasyki w podróży.
Hope you will help me with my adventure.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Greybeard on 30.05. 2019 08:15
 *welcome*
Your English seems great!

I made this slideshow and video after I restored my A10.
https://youtu.be/nrOfq1O-gV8
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: morris on 30.05. 2019 08:49
Hi and *welcome*

Judging by the pictures, it's not that bad. Most, if not all of the bodywork is present.
I think I even see a decent battery carrier/air filter unit!
For the missing parts, it'll take some searching but they do come up regularly through the usual channels
Great project!  *wink2*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: bsa-bill on 30.05. 2019 09:21
Welcome aboard Fearie
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 30.05. 2019 10:19
Morris. What do you mean in usual channels?
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: ironhead on 30.05. 2019 10:27
 *welcome*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: a10gf on 30.05. 2019 13:01
Nice to see Poland here *smile*
Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: morris on 30.05. 2019 13:04
Morris. What do you mean in usual channels?
People like Draganfly for their extensive website with plenty parts lists; https://www.draganfly.co.uk/  or on the continent there’s British only Austria; https://www.vintage-motorcycle.com/en (they currently have a set of front engine plates but I think they’re for an SA), De Groot in Holland who always have a vast stock of spares; https://degroot-bsa.nl/ , also in Holland there’s Peter’s classic bikes who has a lot of new old stock and second hand; http://www.petersclassicbikeparts.nl/contents/en-us/contactus.html , there’s first class magneto service from Brightspark; http://brightsparkmagnetos.com/
A browse through the service and parts suppliers section on this very own forum will also turn up some interesting information
Or else there’s always evilbay *evil* of course...  *smile*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Swarfcut on 31.05. 2019 06:36
fearie,   Hello and welcome to the forum.  Can you count the number of teeth on the rear wheel brake drum? That will tell us what basic model you have. Is the bike from UK, as number plate letters look old UK style. If so, can you read them all?

 At a first look you have the basics of a good machine. You need a speedo (genuine types very expensive) but the other parts, steering damper, ammeter, switches are all available either used or new, but made to poor quality standards in some cases.

 The toolbox and back mudguard look to be from a later  (maybe different) model.

 Do not worry about your English, it is very good, and do not be afraid of asking questions about anything you do not understand. Have a good look around the Forum, most of the problems you will have can be found, and you may even find some new English Words not in the dictionary!

 Best Wishes.

 Swarfy.


Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: muskrat on 31.05. 2019 09:04
G'day fearie.
 Crikey mate that's in better nick than my A7 plunger after I dragged it out of the chook shed.
There you go. A few Aussie words to work out. LOL.
I had a CZ once. Kickstart lever was also the gear lever.
Cheers
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: RichardL on 31.05. 2019 13:28
Fearie,

Welcome to the forum. That's quite a collection of bikes you have there. My first thought about the plunger is that it looks like one of those where you just fix the mechanics and leave the crust in place. That assumes it is the original crust.

No luck getting to the blogspot, but I found the facebook page and enjoyed the ride, that is, the ride you were on and the ride it took me on in spirit.

Looking forward to lots more from you. By the way, your English is at least as good as several native speakers on here.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: cyclobutch on 31.05. 2019 14:30
I had a CZ once. Kickstart lever was also the gear lever.

That was a slick shift wasn't it?
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 01.06. 2019 13:54
Thanks for many warm words.
Swarfcu
fearie,   Hello and welcome to the forum.  Can you count the number of teeth on the rear wheel brake drum?


It has 49 teeth and I need new drum. What does it say about my model?
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Swarfcut on 01.06. 2019 14:17
fearie, 49 teeth means it has been used with a sidecar. The drum for solo use has 42 teeth. Change the gearbox sprocket at the same time as the back sprocket and a new chain. The engine unit has to come out of the frame to do this, so wait until you have it all in pieces.

 If you are going to try to start it, I can give you a list of important things to check before you try.

Swarfy.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 01.06. 2019 22:35
How many teeth should have gearbox sprocket? Do I have to change whole drum or somehow just  sprocket?
I will be very happy to have such list.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Caretaker on 01.06. 2019 22:59
General reminder: this is the introductions\stories board, tech questions\discussions goes in the the tech boards. Thanks.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Swarfcut on 02.06. 2019 08:10
fearie.  The forum admin. has requested we move to the technical sections. I have posted a basic list for you headed "Barn Find Bikes and Engine Problems" in the engine section.
 Look at the gearbox section for  sprocket sizes. See Plunger Rear Sprocket.

 Swarfy
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 02.06. 2019 08:43
Right. I will look in proper sections.
Meanwhile few more pictures of my bikes.
I also start in many races classic races. Including national chamipionship
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Greybeard on 02.06. 2019 09:48
Very interesting motorbikes!  *smile*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 02.06. 2019 11:14
Thanks. Straight from comunistic world.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: duTch on 02.06. 2019 12:19

 Hiya fearie- welcome to Plungerworld....they're a great ride, so good luck with it...
  I'm a bit dyslexic, so when I first saw 'fearie' I read it as 'faerie' (I think 'færie' is the old gaelic/gælic way of writing it)....but then  *eek* I realised I should be s-scared of a fearsome name like yours..... *respect* *beer*...
 
 rapidly changing subject, I agree with previous comments of your English (thus far) and I like that jet engine strapped to the side of the comm bike.....no offense to comms, I'm sure Ive had many friends over  the years...um, I think there's a GP about to start so I'll watch that instead of starting wars- much more fun  *smile* *beer*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: a10gf on 02.06. 2019 12:45
Great bikes. Love the chrome jet front, just a question, the 1st picture, says "Sad Rejonowy" on the building, is there a "Happy Rejonowy" building as well in town ? :O)
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: RichardL on 02.06. 2019 14:04
E,

Teating my Google skills, I am guessing "Sad Rejonowy" is the court building (where you could certainly find some sad people).

Richrd L.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 02.06. 2019 17:48
Indeed Sąd rejonowy is local court. But in polish we have word "sad" not "sąd". "sad" means orchard.
Yeah, jet engine is my beloved combination. I have inherit from my grandfather. I ride it about 6k km a year. in 2016 i drove it about 16k km all around poland.
I hope that plunger will not dissapoint me. I love its long line.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Greybeard on 02.06. 2019 19:27
I hope that plunger will not dissapoint me. I love its long line.

A Plunger A10 COULD NOT disappoint you!

Did you watch my video?
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 02.06. 2019 19:49
What video? Didn't I notice something?
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: a10gf on 02.06. 2019 20:11
^^^ The great video (photo timelapse) > https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=14248.msg118247#msg118247
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 02.06. 2019 20:22
O yes. I did. Unfortunately due to many ppl working with my bsa I'll not be able to make such video.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: morris on 02.06. 2019 20:25
I hope that plunger will not dissapoint me. I love its long line.

A Plunger A10 COULD NOT disappoint you!

Did you watch my video?

Oh dear. The lad's just in and you're already pulling him a leg... not nice GB  *smile*  *smile*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: Greybeard on 02.06. 2019 20:34
What video? Didn't I notice something?
I just thought it would encourage you. Your bike looks to be in a similar state to mine when I started to fix it up.
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: muskrat on 02.06. 2019 20:43
G'day fearie.
19 teeth on the gearbox. Yes the rear sprocket and drum are one piece.
Cheers.

Please put further questions in their respective sections of the Forum eg Frame
 *beer*
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 05.01. 2020 13:46
My bike recently:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/mFdthJnfFtBguHqZ6
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: morris on 05.01. 2020 15:38
*wink2*
Those chrome plunger covers are a nice touch!
Title: Re: Greatings from Poland
Post by: fearie on 05.01. 2020 20:45
Stainless steel. A friend of mine made them.