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The thing about having TWO A10s...
« on: 09.08. 2018 13:33 »
Both 1961 models and registered in February of that year. But both entirely different machines to ride, I kid ye not!

The red A10 you see in the picture is my very first bike, so can't get rid of that. The blue A10 has a nice tight engine and will probably last longer but so fun to ride without all the clobber that the red one has. Oils? Red has the straight 50 because of worn engine, blue has Halfords classic 20/50 with filter. Both gearboxes straight 50, and primary has the Halfords 20/50.

Apart from their looks... The feel, sound, even the smell is all different! Strangely though this morning I gave them a start and warm up because it is two weeks since the blue was last used, took quite a few kicks, there is an allowed slight clutch slip, I prefer a light leverage at the bars. So it is a skill of kicking and starting without too much forced slip. (If you get my drift) The red this morning, not having been started for three months or so, decides to start after only two kicks and fires on one cylinder with a heck of a smoke out due to having wet sumped, soon cleared though and number two cylinder quickly decides to play as well.

Strange beasts, but I'd not be without them.  *good3*
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #1 on: 09.08. 2018 17:24 »
Is that you LJ?

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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #2 on: 09.08. 2018 17:26 »
Noted they are both 'SL' registrations, so started life local to each other also?
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #3 on: 09.08. 2018 17:33 »
G'day LJ.
I recon their like people, everyone is different. I have two different models but their two different animals.
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #4 on: 09.08. 2018 17:43 »
“The” thing about having two A10’s is that you (should) always have one running...  *smile*
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #5 on: 09.08. 2018 18:27 »
Two nice bikes LJ thanks for posting

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“The” thing about having two A10’s is that you (should) always have one running

AH yes but (the best laid plans of mice and men ......)
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #6 on: 09.08. 2018 20:08 »
Is that you LJ?

All to your disappointments I'm afraid... but no, that's not me, it's the eldest daughter, I'm not quite so pretty. I did notice the blue bike picture got the most views.
Thanks for kind comments on the bikes.  *smile*

The SL registrations I think are age related plates. I'm not even sure if the engines and frames are factory matched. I'll have to get onto the BSA owners club sometime.
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #7 on: 09.08. 2018 20:14 »
Pretty bikes and rider!


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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #8 on: 09.08. 2018 20:54 »
Nutley Blue - look great in that colour. It was the colour of my 2nd Golden Flash (the one in my profile pic) mid 60s to mid 70s.

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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #9 on: 09.08. 2018 21:53 »
You have to have a pair  *smile*
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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #10 on: 10.08. 2018 00:47 »
A pillion like that would encourage frequent rides eh?  ;)

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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #11 on: 10.08. 2018 03:03 »
Nothing quite like a good pair ;)


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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #12 on: 11.08. 2018 12:13 »
i also love nutley blue but not available in smoothrite unfortunately.
my issue is 8 bsa s and rising. 4 on road and projects. yes they are all different.

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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #13 on: 14.08. 2018 18:28 »
Nothing quite like a good pair ;)

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Ooh, I didn't know the picture would come with the quote!

Why is the word P O R N offensive so that it automatically gets reversed?

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Re: The thing about having TWO A10s...
« Reply #14 on: 14.08. 2018 21:17 »
G'day Brett.
No nrop allowed *smile*
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