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Offline olev

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #30 on: 19.09. 2009 11:53 »
Rico, you lucky dog,
Look at this as an opportunity. You have lots of great bits.
Treat it as a blank canvas and build 'Rico's beeza'
Have a look at Beeza Bills purple piece of art.
http://www.geocities.com/beezabill/
or goffy's BSA with teeth.
personally I like Tombeau's yellow beastie with the VW pipes. They are all BSA's.
The place is awash with replica RGS that all look the same, run like hairy goats and keep the physios rich.
There is also a herd of Golden Flash, Super Rockets etc that you can't tell apart.
Just build something you are proud of that runs good, and ride it.
Start off by sticking the A50 tank on it.
cheers

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #31 on: 19.09. 2009 13:07 »
I know it would be cool to build something different it's just that without so many parts I have a tendency to way overspend money I don't have. Done it before on unit twins. You know those guys that advertise something,have  invested $10,000 and will sell for $2500. I are one. LOL I think a few people from British Only sent their kids to college off of me. We'll see. I might do something with my 2 bikes or sell them and get another one.

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #32 on: 22.09. 2009 11:20 »
Very interesting topic.  Just to throw a spanner in the works I notice from the photo that there are no chain guard mounts on the swing arm, so does this add crecibility to the scrambler theory?
Just a thought to keep you guessing.
Bob .

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #33 on: 23.09. 2009 04:36 »
Scramblers had chain guards.
Probably the mounts have been chopped off.
Trev.

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #34 on: 23.09. 2009 08:31 »
Hi Trev,I agree maybe the mounts have been cut off BUT I have an identical swing arm (56/57) without mounts and no sign of ever having any cut off so I was looking to see if anybody had the answer. Does this bike show signs of the chain guard mounts having been removed?
Cheers,    Bob, (also in oz)

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #35 on: 23.09. 2009 16:18 »
No it doesn't look like it ever had them. The forks are 56/57 along with the wheels, so maybe the swing arm is too

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #36 on: 24.09. 2009 11:29 »
Hi Rico, it must be a 56/57 swing arm to fit those alloy hubs, they have a larger axle lug on the brake side than the 58 on models (of course you could machine a later swing arm lug out to fit the axle), but for my guess you seem to have a 57 scrambler (front and rear) with possibly a frame replacement at some time. Anyway that's the way I would build it!
Cheers,    Bob .

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #37 on: 24.09. 2009 22:52 »
Bob,
          The 1957 scrambler didn't use Ariel hubs.
  Trev.

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #38 on: 25.09. 2009 02:33 »
But this is the new and improved model! LOL   Actually it's a mystery bike. A fellow who is going to purchase them says the engine number, which shows as being a 61 Super Rocket, is not a number the official guys in the UK recognize. The bikes I have were puchased from a guy who bought about 10 bikes in single purchase and none of them were Ariels and there were no Ariel parts that were included in a bunch of spares.

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #39 on: 25.09. 2009 02:45 »
I wonder if there might be a small amount of confusion here as regards "Ariel" hubs. These hubs that were fitted to the 56 and 57 models are referred to Ariel hubs which they are but they are the correct fitment for BSA's of these two years.

56 and 57 models BSA's came from the factory with these hubs Rico, they are not from a Ariel motorbike.

Hope that makes sense, probably not !

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #40 on: 25.09. 2009 22:04 »
GO ON RICO BUILD IT YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO

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Re: 1961 super rocket vin id
« Reply #41 on: 28.09. 2009 05:25 »
The Ariel hubs do make sense. If the sale does not go thru, I am going to put together at least one of them. Maybe both and have a retro chopper too! Well, maybe not with the struts. I remember my old hardtail Paughco framed slab side shovel. My back couldn't take that anymore. Hell! It couldn't take it way back then. Different is cool, but I really like the classic look of the Super Rocket or an RGS. I have a friend with a bunch of Triumphs including some TTs but I like the way the BSA's sound better. Just something about the BSA's stand out for me. And if I need a fix on a fast and modern bike I'm the sales mgr for a Honda Yamaha dealership.