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Online Happyhenry

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Introduction - as requested
« on: 09.07. 2019 19:03 »
Hello all,

I'm new to this forum having just joined after buying a 1949 A7 long-stroke plunger. The bike is an oily-rag runner that looks as if has been maintained on a budget ('remould quality' front tyre and 'sub-standard' rear - it had a sidecar on for years, which probably explains). It is however original and correct.

I am the fifth owner in 70 years, which in itself tells a story.

I am not intending to restore the bike, but simply to recommission it and ensure that it is mechanically and electrically reliable. So I'm currently going through it checking, adjusting and servicing as necessary.

I'm not new to BSA's, this is the third one in the garage, but this is the first multi-cylinder to have found its way to me.

I've posted a question in the 'Frame etc.' section looking for some help.

Intro over - back to the garage...

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Re: Introduction - as requested
« Reply #1 on: 09.07. 2019 19:13 »
Hello, welcome, thanks for the story!

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Re: Introduction - as requested
« Reply #2 on: 09.07. 2019 19:22 »
If you've been involved with other old bikes you'll know about sludge traps.

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Re: Introduction - as requested
« Reply #3 on: 09.07. 2019 21:05 »
G'day HH.  *welcome*
Their basically a single with an extra lung! Quite a lot of cycle parts are the same from the same vintage.
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR, '76 XT500, '77 AG175 '83 CB1100F, '81 CB900F project.
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