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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #45 on: 22.03. 2016 20:25 »
Hi Nimrod
Wikepedia is the source of all untruths  *eek* *eek*

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #46 on: 22.03. 2016 20:43 »
Hi Nimrod
BSA started the series with frame 101, mine is in the 1700's
 *????* *????* *????* *????* *????*

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #47 on: 22.03. 2016 23:59 »
hi guys, don`t bother with(Wikipedia) just ask a  `Yorkshire man`cheers
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #48 on: 23.03. 2016 18:00 »
hi guys, don`t bother with(Wikipedia) just ask a  `Yorkshire man`cheers
not many in yorkshire will be paying todays prices HOW MUCH *smile* *smile*

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #49 on: 24.03. 2016 20:50 »
Hi All followers. I would still love to see that list of additional items as mentioned on the leaflet. 'Prices of additional equipment see last paragraph of specifications'. Could the holder of the original leaflet add this to the posting, Please.  We could then deduce what the standard spec for an RGS was, perhaps!   Thanks,  Peter
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #50 on: 24.03. 2016 23:29 »
Would this help?

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #51 on: 25.03. 2016 00:17 »
Mine is GA10 862 / DA10R 9964, May 1963. Dredged up from the River Mersey in 1980. One owner from new (yes, really!). Awaiting restoration. Just starting work on this bike. RRT2 gearbox restored by a well known restorer in Coventry, shafts and most gears OK, main body fixed, inner cover OK, outer cover replaced (same as STD).
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #52 on: 25.03. 2016 01:04 »
So, did some ferry crossing the Mersey go down in '63 or '64 while transporting this bike, thus inspiring the song by Gerry and the Pacemakers?

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #53 on: 25.03. 2016 20:16 »
As far as I know, the RGS frame has a kink i RH side, because it was a GS frame
with SR motor and Clubman trim.
Has that kink "disappeared in the river "  :-)


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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #54 on: 25.03. 2016 20:22 »
The RGS frame never had a kink.
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #55 on: 25.03. 2016 20:43 »
All in all, the RGS is not that different from a A10 SR in US spec. :

http://bsa.hailwood.com/57a10srproof.html

Except the oldsmobile ornament on the front guard.  :-)
and the GS pipes and tank...


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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #56 on: 25.03. 2016 21:56 »
Hi All,
Viking,
Theres a quite a list of different unique RGS parts,

They are listed in the attachment below,  some of the parts are priced

Beezermac,
I'm puzzled about the difference in frame number and date you gave between your RGS and mine
Did they make 900 odd between May and July 2 when mine was despatched or were random frame numbers  used in production *????* *????*
My engine is around 400 higher than yours   *????* *????* *????*


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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #57 on: 25.03. 2016 22:56 »
Interesting, Andrew.
Note the inner primary cover has the short extension. not the long as some do.
Is the barrel the one with the different front fins? I was given one recently but it is so badly cracked around the flange that is irreparable, much to my disappointment. .020 over and not a broken fin!
Are the engine and frame a match? The engine number seems very high for the frame comparing it to numbers that I have collected over the years.
Do you have the story about how it came to be in the river?
Sorry about all of the questions but as I have had my RGS for over 40 years now, I have a keen interest in them.

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #58 on: 25.03. 2016 23:21 »
All in all, the RGS is not that different from a A10 SR in US spec. :

http://bsa.hailwood.com/57a10srproof.html

Except the oldsmobile ornament on the front guard.  :-)
and the GS pipes and tank...

I found the link posted by Viking to be interesting overall, but there were two things that jumped out at me. First, I didn't know that the basic '57 A7 was called a "Flash".  I thought it was just "A7". Now I have a name for my barn find. Second, the man named in the Illinois title document lived and died 60 miles from me. It really doesn't matter much or mean anything, but to add some depth to this coincidence of proximity, there is this: http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin//fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74756963

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #59 on: 25.03. 2016 23:41 »
Richard, I think that the "Flash" designation for the A7 was an American market thing.