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Offline RoyC

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Sixty years on.
« on: 03.11. 2019 21:05 »
The original owners of my BSA drove for three hours to come and be reunited with the A7ss, How often does that happen ?

Copy of the email sent to me from his son,

Hi Roy,
Thank you for today, it was wonderful to see my dads face as you started the bike, it must have taken him back 60 years.
It was great to see the bike again after all that time.
I’ve enclosed the photos you have ask for
Thank you again for letting us see the bike, I hope you ride it for many years to come,  it’s too nice to be left in a garage to get dusty

Regards
Tony



My bike is a 1958 A7SS
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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #1 on: 03.11. 2019 21:32 »
This is great+++

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #2 on: 04.11. 2019 04:24 »
Fantastic !

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #3 on: 04.11. 2019 07:57 »
How did he track you down, Roy? I notice their are subtle differences in the bike from the one on your avatar. Are they the same bike?

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #4 on: 04.11. 2019 10:02 »
How did he track you down, Roy? I notice their are subtle differences in the bike from the one on your avatar. Are they the same bike?

Swarfy.

He (the original owners son) was looking at a photo of his dads old BSA and his son told him to look on DVLA to see if it was still registered, when he found that it was, he entered BSA A7 Shooting Star on youtube and the first hit was my bike, he then messaged me from there.
The bike on my avatar is me on my 1961 shooting star No 860 AUK (Photo taken 1963). The bike that I have now is a 1958 shooting star No 46 MPD.
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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #5 on: 04.11. 2019 16:56 »
Thanks Roy, a rather amazing story.

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #6 on: 05.11. 2019 09:01 »
Good one Roy. A great day for the PO to remember.

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #7 on: 05.11. 2019 23:58 »
Fabulous! I bet the ol' bug*er's green with envy now!

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #8 on: 06.11. 2019 09:05 »
I would love to show my bike to previous owners.  *smile*

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #9 on: 06.11. 2019 09:46 »
I would love to show my bike to previous owners.  *smile*

My old 1966 BSA A65 Spitfire (KDA 60D) is still listed with DVLA, I have looked every where to try and trace it but no luck so far.
ONE DAY  *wink2*

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #10 on: 06.11. 2019 10:15 »
I would love to show my bike to previous owners.  *smile*

My old 1966 BSA A65 Spitfire (KDA 60D) is still listed with DVLA, I have looked every where to try and trace it but no luck so far.
ONE DAY  *wink2*
Have you contacted BSAOC?

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #11 on: 06.11. 2019 10:27 »
I would love to show my bike to previous owners.  *smile*

My old 1966 BSA A65 Spitfire (KDA 60D) is still listed with DVLA, I have looked every where to try and trace it but no luck so far.
ONE DAY  *wink2*
Have you contacted BSAOC?

No, never thought of that. Thanks.
I am a member.

Just sent them an message.
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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #12 on: 06.11. 2019 13:18 »
RoyC the photo's with plenty of snow have just taken me back to when I used my bike all the time in all weathers . those years are now long gone . I still clear the snow for neighbors etc but wouldn't even bother starting the van up to go somewhere never mind the bike. I know lots of people have to but I am glad I don't have to. the worst winter riding for me was leaving a night shift and coming off a main road onto a side road and hitting black ice with me and  the bike having a skate about resulting in us both hitting the deck *bash*

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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #13 on: 06.11. 2019 15:36 »
Yes Berger.
In those days I didn't think twice about jumping on the bike, no matter what the weather was doing.
I remember once going to pick up my girlfriend (late wife) from work in thick fog in the dark, the only thing I could see was the kerb four foot in front of me,
I hadn't got a clue where we were.
We eventually got back onto a main road where I could just manage to follow the street lights.
We don't get fog like that any more.
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Re: Sixty years on.
« Reply #14 on: 06.11. 2019 16:41 »
We don't get fog like that any more.
I can remember fog that thick. The atmosphere and rivers are mostly much cleaner these days.

I was two years old and living in West London when this happened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog_of_London
It led to the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968