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Sold my A10
« on: 18.09. 2016 19:11 »
I bought my A10 as a bit of an introduction on old British iron and really enjoyed the bike.

Did a bit of fettleing to get it to run propper and last week I had a fella who offerd to buy mine for a price I couldnt refuse to let it go for.

So this fella turns up at my door yesterday and I load it up on his trailer and he gave me a big wad of cash.

Unfortunatly, he just wants it for nostalgia reasons and mumbled something about having it on display with his personal collection. Have to say i`m a bit gutted that its just going to be stood around instead of being used. Such a shame.

Anyway, I got hold of an original Rickman Mettise Mk.III with a BSA A65 converted engine with a 750 big bore kit and twin mikuni carbs. Apparently the only road going Mettise over here so i`m well chuffed. Not for the purists though with blacked out engine and wheels but I think it looks pretty tough.

Can you fella`s direct me to forum for A65`s please?




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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #1 on: 18.09. 2016 20:46 »
G'day Manx71.
Yes it's a shame it won't be out on the road but at least it won't be broken up for parts.
I like the new bike, would be great on my clubs dirt rides.
I don't think there's a specific A65 forum. try the http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php
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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #2 on: 19.09. 2016 05:48 »
Thanks, I`ll try there.

We have a lot of gravel roads here, so I think its going to be a fun bike.

I do however prefer the look of a pre-unit motor but a unit may be slightly easier to clean?

Unlike my A10 this thing has brakes that work and Rickman still make the bodywork for these if it gets dropped.

Havn`t seen it in the flesh yet. Pick it up this week.
Rob

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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #3 on: 19.09. 2016 06:34 »
What's an A65?


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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #4 on: 19.09. 2016 07:02 »
Evolution (sort of!).

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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #5 on: 19.09. 2016 08:18 »
Actually devolution, I think.

The big upgrade for an A65 lightning is to convert it to use a A10 crankshaft :p

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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #6 on: 19.09. 2016 12:18 »
That looks great.
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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #7 on: 19.09. 2016 18:55 »
some great bsa sites on facebook

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Re: Sold my A10
« Reply #8 on: 19.09. 2016 19:57 »
Ok, I ll do a search thanx.
Rob

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