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Offline Felters

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Where are all the BSA's?
« on: 08.01. 2012 06:27 »
I always thought BSA was the most prolific UK manufacturer - or maybe it was Triumph after all?

Either way there were thousands built yet whenever I go to a bike meet of one sort or another I very rarely see one.

For example I live near a well known bikers cafe called Loomies here in the UK. Popped in there for lunch yesterday and the car park was busy - Commando's, beautiful Triton, obscure russian two strokes - even a Matchless twin. Bsa's - apart from mine - zero. Really no excuse - weather was cold but bright and sunny and there were a lot of bikes out there.

So do you ride yours in the winter? Have I got my fact's wrong? Maybe there are only a handful on the road after all...
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #1 on: 08.01. 2012 09:15 »
lots of them on the road up here Felters, would be lots more if their BSA owners could ride all their bikes at once, and there lies your answer possibly - few people have just one
Bantam owners in particular I have noticed seem to collect them profusely ( some free range some in batteries  *smiley4*)

I recommend this  subject is a short one in case they bring in rationing
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #2 on: 08.01. 2012 14:02 »
 Lucky country down here, ride all year round. I ride all mine at least once a week.
In our local club of about 50 members, 5 have A's (all more than one) and are ridden often. Only a few Trumps seen now & then.
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #3 on: 08.01. 2012 15:21 »
Mine are all tucked up in the shed as I'm tucked up in a hospital bed... wont be riding for a couple of weeks. Then first week in Feb I'll be taking one to the Dragon Rally in North Wales for a few days... IF I'm up to it.
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #4 on: 08.01. 2012 15:33 »
L.J.,

Sorry to hear you are laid up. Get well soon.

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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #5 on: 08.01. 2012 19:03 »
 Wishing you a speedy recovery mate. Think of it as R&R so you can cut loose at the rally.
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #6 on: 08.01. 2012 19:52 »
hi Felters out on my Golden Flash today,weather great for time of year other bikes i saw all modern but at least they were out used to ride my bonnie oops sorry about that as long as its fine and dry.

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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #7 on: 08.01. 2012 21:53 »
I only ride when it's exactly 28 degrees centigrade and absolutely no wind!

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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #8 on: 08.01. 2012 22:23 »
I'm with you on that one Wilko
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #9 on: 09.01. 2012 08:35 »
Thanks Richard, Musky... Things are not too bad, will be able to get out to the shed later today, always something to do in there.
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #10 on: 15.01. 2012 10:38 »
This goes back to the original thread...Hi Felters, have you forgotton the chap with the Super Rocket you met the other day! It sounds like you who I met with the A7?
Loomies is a great bike meet place.The first time I went there it was all fairly modern bikes.Everyone friendly.Lately I have seen alsorts.I have met the matchless twin man and many others.
Appologies if it was not you who I met a couple of weeks ago.
Cheers. Mark. 

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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #11 on: 15.01. 2012 21:02 »
Hi Mark - yes it was me... old age has a lot to answer for.

I'm just sorting the clutch out - so ironically mine is off the road this week and I'm using my BMW. Should be back on the BSA by next weekend though. We ought to organise a BSA meet at Loomies - just to see if there are more than two of us on the road in Hampshire...

Despite my memory lapse it does seem to me that I see a lot of bikes apart from BSA's though  *conf*

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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #12 on: 15.01. 2012 21:22 »
Hi Mike, 'Prophet of Doom' here! Glad to see you're still having fun on your Beezer. Hampshire's a bit far for the Cheshire Mob but hope to see you again in September.
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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #13 on: 15.01. 2012 21:35 »
Hi Mark - yes it was me... old age has a lot to answer for.

I'm just sorting the clutch out - so ironically mine is off the road this week and I'm using my BMW.

So am I - so is mine and so am I !


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Re: Where are all the BSA's?
« Reply #14 on: 15.01. 2012 22:12 »
This is why nobody can see mine  *sad2*
Will 'soon' get it together  ;)

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