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Finding Previous Owners!
« on: 03.12. 2006 10:50 »

Yes! It's the M21 again, (Apologise, But it is a BSA  *roll*) and this time I want to tell you about finding the previous owner.

I bought the M21 getting on for nearly 4 weeks ago now and I had been wondering about its previous history and owners. So I wrote middle of last week to the last address on the V5 vehicle registration document. Whoah and behold! I got an email reply yesterday afternoon! Fantastic!  *clap* The guy had bothered to take to keyboard and write a nice long reply to some of my questions. He even has some remaining green paint left over for me to have.

It's really nice when you get a reply like this, I did the same with the A10 but heard nothing from its owner at all. It seems that from the guys letter he was really pleased and suprised to hear from me as he was very reluctant to sell the bike at the time, but I wont go into his personal details as to why it was sold. (There, thats got you wondering!) I feel we have struck up a new friendship, it'll be nice to meet up and probably let him have a reminsing ride round the block (While holding on to the keys of his Jag!)

So I am told that it WAS an ex army bike as it had been saved by him as the bike was a rusted heap standing behind some caravan down south near Reading, He did the complete, whole restoration of the machine back in 1995-97. Also some very useful information, and that was, what exactly he had done to the troublesome magneto, seems he did a good job as far as he could, however not many dare to go into rewinding and placing of condensers but he had done all the rest like bearings seals and gaskets etc. Here is a photo for those who have not seen the bike!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/mr-lj35/LJsM21-1.jpg

Ahh well that's my weekend story for ya.  *wave*
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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1940 BSA M20 500cc Girder/Rigid- (SOLD)
1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red