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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #15 on: 01.08. 2010 22:47 »
LJ,
          That Rocket will be a nice project for someone.
It looks like a U.S. export model with the short rear guard and 140 MPH speedo.
What gearbox has it got?
I say U.S. type but they did not go there exclusively.
Some also came to Australia,
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #16 on: 01.08. 2010 23:15 »
Hi Trev...

Certainly an export model as it still has the South African number plate attached, markings on the back of plate suggests Pretoria, I don't think the bike has rolled on a British road yet as it had been tucked away at the back of the previous owners garage for the last ten years since it arrived back here.

I looked closely at the short rear mudguard and it looks rather crudely cut although I'm sure it is the original one fitted at the BSA factory, after all what rusts out there in the African climate? I also noticed while working on the bike today that the alloy finish is better than that of my home market A10s. Seems we thought more of you overseas guys than ourselves.  *lol* Gearbox STD unfortunately.

Sent off the application for a machine dating certificate today so that'll tell us a bit more about it.
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #17 on: 01.08. 2010 23:54 »
Hi LJ,
              Does the frame have four cast engine mount lugs? Can't quite see in the photo.
As far as I know, 1962 frames should have the four lugs.
Why I asked about the gearbox is that mostly US models had a STD2 or STB box, both being the same.
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #18 on: 02.08. 2010 13:27 »
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Why I asked about the gearbox is that mostly US models had a STD2 or STB box, both being the same.

Must be US only I guess, both my bikes were export versions, the Flash was delivered to the RSA, like LJ's Rocket, and the A7 SS to Austria, still both have STD gearboxes.
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #19 on: 03.08. 2010 00:59 »
Markus,
             The Yank models which came here had the STD2 box.
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #20 on: 03.08. 2010 10:37 »
Ok, so again nothing you can be certain of...  *smile*
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #21 on: 03.08. 2010 10:54 »
Trev... I've looked over the frame and find it is the same as my 1960 frames (only the two top casting lugs). Frame number being GA7.1696*. Should be getting the machine dating certificate soon so we'll see what that says. Cheers!
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Re: BSA Parts!
« Reply #22 on: 03.08. 2010 22:41 »
LJ,
       That would make it a '61 frame. It seems as though '62 was the start of the 4 cast lugs.

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