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Offline dave55

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1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« on: 23.10. 2022 20:51 »
Hello , having just bought a the bike in the title the manuals say the wheel sizes are 19inch for both wheels? While having a good look round it i notice it has 19 front and 18 rear. Could this have been a modification back in the day , what would the original owner have been hoping to achieve, not speed surely . Other than getting wheel further off the ground if center stand was warn i fail to see anything ? Can Anyone tell me ?
BSA Bantam D7 175  1961
BSA A10 650 Golden Flash 1955 Plunger
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Re: 1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« Reply #1 on: 23.10. 2022 21:47 »
The 18" is probably from an A65.

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Re: 1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« Reply #2 on: 23.10. 2022 23:36 »
G'day Dave.
Trev is probably right. I myself can't comment on which A50/65 wheel will fit.
I put an 18" rim on the Cafe when racing it in the 90's just for a better selection of "sticky" rubber.
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Re: 1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« Reply #3 on: 24.10. 2022 09:08 »
I run a 19" on the front and 18" on the back so I could have a wider and taller tire. It doesn't mean it's goin' slower, sine the O.D.s are basically the same.

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Re: 1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« Reply #4 on: 24.10. 2022 10:39 »
Dave,
My 1960 Flash has its original 19" wheels and rims front and back.
Attached photo of my tyre labels.
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Re: 1960 Golden Flash s/arm Wheel Sizes
« Reply #5 on: 24.10. 2022 10:56 »
Thank you for the replies, so it seems i am safe to run on it for the time being . I am planning on having new stainless rims after the winter so now thinking of going to original 19 when i do that , Thanks Col for the pic, they what i now run on my plunger.
Cheers Dave
BSA Bantam D7 175  1961
BSA A10 650 Golden Flash 1955 Plunger
Suzuki GSX1400 2003