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Offline bikermike

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whot have i bought ! help please
« on: 15.09. 2010 21:11 »
hi , im new here, mike from somerset, just picked up a new project it a plunger a10  about 60% complet been that way for a long time. its fitted with a 1953 motor but the frame number has a r insted of s for springer . did these frames change at all is there any other way to date it ? i also have a petrol tank that seems to fit the frame but not with the engine fitted ie the tank has a flat bottem all i know its a bsa tank. any help please !

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Re: whot have i bought ! help please
« Reply #1 on: 15.09. 2010 21:26 »
Sounds like something is off.  No "R" was ever used in the frame number that I've ever heard of.  Here is a list of numbers for I.D. purposes:
http://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/Engine_Frame_Listing.html
Alex

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Re: whot have i bought ! help please
« Reply #2 on: 15.09. 2010 22:56 »
Love your action photo Alex :)
Mark
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Re: whot have i bought ! help please
« Reply #3 on: 16.09. 2010 07:14 »
Mike when the spring frames were introduced in 1949 the rigid frames were stamped with a R. If yours has a R but is a sprung frame it means one half of the frame has been changed at some time.

Can you let us know the frame number and possibly a photo of the tank so we can identify it.

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Re: whot have i bought ! help please
« Reply #4 on: 16.09. 2010 07:17 »
Hi Mike,
Welcome to the Forum - I'm sure there are plenty of owners of the plunger models that will be able to help here. Which part of Somerset do you live in??

Cheers,
Adrian

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Re: whot have i bought ! help please
« Reply #5 on: 16.09. 2010 21:36 »
hi guys, thanks for your replys! brian yours is just whot i was wounding as the number is so well stamped it is za7 r #### it also so has the fork leg to take the 7 inch wheel and the ear type lamp holders also early ? try to get soom pics of tank thanks .adrian good to here some one quite close, im near to ilminster .