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Re: What year is it?
« Reply #15 on: 04.12. 2019 04:10 »
If you look at the final bikes the factory made with a month and year code, the second letter was the season or sales year (to simplify things).
 so a bike with a KG prefix was built in september 1971 but a 72 model. whereas a bike with an apparently earlier code like AG was actually Jan 1972, only the matching numbers would be higher.
The fact that model years and calendar years differed causes a lot of debate and confusion.

I have two BSA's that are technically a 71 and a 72 model respectively, but both were manufactured in 71, but have different year stamps E (71 season) and G (72 season)
A good rider periodically checks all nuts and bolts with a spanner to see that they are tight - Instruction Manual for BSA B series, p46, para 2.
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