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Online RichardL

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Certificates of Performance
« on: 20.10. 2018 20:59 »
Until today, I did not realize BSA dyno ("Brake") tested our bikes before they left the factory. In fact, I don't know that they tested every bike, but I want to start a collection of as many of these records we can get our hands on. I think these are a great source of tech info for us.

Here are two I found on the web and one that Richard (orabanda) posted:
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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #1 on: 20.10. 2018 23:19 »
The fellow who allowed me to take a copy of the dyno chart the he received with his new Road Rocket, also provided these photos of the bike when he bought it, then after he ran up the back end of a car, on one of Perth's freeways.

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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #2 on: 20.10. 2018 23:48 »
That last photo made me say OUCH!
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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #3 on: 21.10. 2018 07:18 »
Did it polish out *????*  *sad*
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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #4 on: 21.10. 2018 08:10 »
Back in the old days, when the bears were bad, all the local BSAs had handlebars just like those in the picture.
Did BSA fit them for Aussie or were they an after market item.
They are different to the American ones.
I'd like to get a set but they seem to have disappeared.
Interesting certificates. especially the tuning info.
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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #5 on: 21.10. 2018 09:04 »
I like the certificates too, did they do all bikes are just the sporty models. Do we know if these are somewhere with the factory records, or did they go out with the bikes.
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Re: Certificates of Performance
« Reply #6 on: 21.10. 2018 11:33 »
G'day olev.
The roads were that bad out here (things never change) we needed cow horn bars to navigate.
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