Author Topic: Patience and perseverance. At last I've got a Super Flash  (Read 624 times)

Offline bikerjohndavies

  • John Davies, Bath, UK
  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Posts: 196
  • Karma: 3
  • 1962 BSA A10 Super Rocket - West Coast USA Model
Well Pete, as you said 'Patience and perseverance' is needed when looking for a Super Flash and after many years of hankering for one I have at last got one in my shed, well my daughters garage at the moment as I have no room here until I sell one of the current stable.

Having had a good look over her and the boxes of bits that came with her the only parts that I think need to be found are a correct rear number plate, which is the same as a 1955 Bantam competition model, and the chrome extension. If anybody knows of where to get the chrome extension then that would be wonderful.

Here is a picture of her and one of the rear number plate of a restored SF showing the chrome extension.
1937 Panther M100 Rigid, 1946 Ariel Square 4 (WIP), 1952 Norton Model 7, 1953 BSA A10SF (WIP), 1958 BSA C15, 1961 Triumph T120R, 1962 BSA A10 SR Export

Offline Beeza

  • Moving Up
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Karma: 3
Hi BJD, wow that looks like an absolute ripper, I hope you can move this up the line sooner rather than later.
Your bike looks to be very complete and original, well done.
The tail light extension piece is reasonably common for USA west coast BSA's, and the number plate brackets do appear from time to time in the usual swaps/auctions.
Cheers Thomas

Offline bikerjohndavies

  • John Davies, Bath, UK
  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Posts: 196
  • Karma: 3
  • 1962 BSA A10 Super Rocket - West Coast USA Model
Following my request for the rear light extension to fit my Super Flash, I have been told that they were only fitted to East Coast USA bikes but I am not sure. As mine was dispatched to Deeleys in Vancouver, Canada I would like to find out what she would have been fitted with originally?  I also now have seen a picture of one that was on eBay in the USA last month showing that it was a complete unit with a Lucas 525 lens so now I know what I am looking for if it is needed.
1937 Panther M100 Rigid, 1946 Ariel Square 4 (WIP), 1952 Norton Model 7, 1953 BSA A10SF (WIP), 1958 BSA C15, 1961 Triumph T120R, 1962 BSA A10 SR Export