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Offline bsaalf

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A10 model id
« on: 14.05. 2009 00:29 »
hi all,
i have a A10 and need help to identify the original model spec, the registration doc say its a road rocket first registered 26th may 1960 but i understand the road rocket wasn't made after 1957-8 it certainly looks just like all the one's i have researched, the engine no is DA1012700R and the frame no is GA7.5573 it also has HC stamped underneath the engine no and has a alloy head can anyone help ?

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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #1 on: 14.05. 2009 02:06 »
engine DA1012700R:-
 1960 A10 Golden Flash

frame GA75573:-
 1960 A7
 1960 A7SS Shooting Star
 1960 A10 Golden Flash
 1960 A10R Super Rocket

Here: http://www.bsansw.org.au/scgi-bin/bsadate.cgi
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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #2 on: 14.05. 2009 06:17 »
that's a great site Josh, very nice with the brochure pages!

so what was the larger carb they speak of for the 1960 Super Rocket?  still a 389?
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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #3 on: 14.05. 2009 18:04 »
Still a 389 as on the Road Rocket, but increased in bore from 1-1/8 by 1/32": woo-hoo!
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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #4 on: 14.05. 2009 20:14 »
thanks for the info josh i guess it started off life as a golden flash then, although i can't help wondering how it became registered as a road rocket though regards alf.

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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #5 on: 14.05. 2009 20:28 »
Welcome to the forum, and I hope you will find this a good place to seek (and give) A related help & info.
erling
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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #6 on: 14.05. 2009 22:05 »
what does it matter what the bike started out being as long
as you like it the way it is lifes too short

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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #7 on: 14.05. 2009 22:44 »
ye rocket man you are spot on the road rocket is my favorit a10 and this one is exactly what i like even if it is a replica its a superb bike regards alf.

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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #8 on: 14.05. 2009 22:56 »
and their disclaimer that this is to the best of their research is true.  when I put in my serial numbers for my 57 spitfire, it gave me the correct year and model for the engine, but the frame it calls a 58.

mine has been verified to match the despatch numbers as a 57.  just so we don't put TOO much into it (just like Rocket Man says!)

still a great resource!
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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #9 on: 14.05. 2009 23:52 »
It is a great website, if you personally have any brochures etc etc that are not on there, email it to them.

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Re: A10 model id
« Reply #10 on: 15.05. 2009 02:00 »
OK Snowy, I will get Shane to check that one.
He and Brian Pollett concocked that script using the despatch book records and while we did run a lot of numbers through it we did not do a 100% test ( it would have taken a full year).
It was supposed to go on both web sites but the server the BSAOC UK uses will not run "forein" scripts, so it ended up on ours.
By far the most common enquiry we got ( and still is) was to identify a bike from the engine & frame numbers and if for instance there was a "special spitfire" for sale we could get hundreds of emails from prospective purchasers who wanted to verify the bike so hence Shane rote the script and he & Brian converted the paper file ( and there is 100's of pages) into a searchable data base and I was one of the bunnies ( there were a lot of us) who ran numbers to prove the script.
Would you mind going back to the site and useing the links email me you numbers so that we can fix it ?

The catalogues were a natural follow up because the second most common enquiry is " what colour " so the site is a self help center and I get to go to bed without answering 20000 emails.

The web site is about to be redone so it would be an opertune time to fix any goofs.
And on that subject, I would appreciate any links to other sites that have factory catalogues on them so that when it gets redone we can directly link to other pages rather than filling up our space ( there is not much left) with stuff that is already up there.
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