Author Topic: wich bike belong to....  (Read 834 times)

Offline amri

  • Moving Up
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 14
  • Karma: 0
wich bike belong to....
« on: 13.05. 2012 11:25 »
Hi.... Im amri. i have bsa a7 n i dont know what model. Its rigid frame. Attached are a few photo.... some please help me

Online Brian

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 1699
  • Karma: 40
  • Mt Gambier, South Australia.
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #1 on: 13.05. 2012 13:35 »
Hello AMRI,
                this is a very strange one, I have never heard of or seen a ZA32. The prefix letter of Z indicates either 50', 51' or 52' on the A10 engine. Z was also used for 49' and 50' on the A7 but they are "longstroke" motors whereas yours is the later "shortstroke" style if its a A7 and should have a engine number starting with AA.

The numbers appear to be original, they dont look like they have been tampered with, especially the frame number.

The girder forks are also not normal, they (and the tank) look like they came from a M20 but with the strange numbers I just dont know.

I can only suggest getting in touch with the UK BSAOC and asking if ZA32 shows up anywhere in their records.

Offline amri

  • Moving Up
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 14
  • Karma: 0
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #2 on: 13.05. 2012 14:19 »
Thanks brian..... Im lack of knowledge about britisk bike.  actually i had bought this bike last year from an old man. this bike came along with document that stated same number n also show 500cc...? wright now im going to rebuilt this bike

Online duTch

  • Ricketty Rocketty Golden Flashback
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4519
  • Karma: 40
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #3 on: 14.05. 2012 00:31 »
Hiya Rami, sorry just playing jokes on Goldy *smile* I posted this in your intro too and copy /pasted here
      That's a nice looking bike I'm envious, maybe 'bout time I go see the rellies!
I saw your other post about A32? I never heard of them either, unless they were a model designation for Malaysia(possibly competition), as with the B32/B34 being competition versions of B31/B33.
I'm curious about what is bolted on the barrel flange in second photo??
Also it looks like you have 'reverse' levers??  Does the tank have a speedometer in it? Brian-it also looks similar to a B31/32 tank?? Some more (closeup)photos will be really well received too.
                 Cheers for now Jumpa Lagi, duTch

(like I said your english is better than my Bahasa, you won't start a war,as I could!!!)
Started building in about 1977/8 a on average '52 A10 -built from bits 'n pieces never resto intended -maybe 'personalised'
Have a '74 850T Moto Guzzi since '92-best thing I ever bought doesn't need a kickstart 'cos it bump starts sooooooooo(mostly) easy
Australia

Online RichardL

  • Outside Chicago, IL
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 4938
  • Karma: 46
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #4 on: 14.05. 2012 01:32 »
Knowing that the Chinese and, perhaps, Maylays are sensitive about certain numbers, I checked to see if "7" is unlucky in Malaysia, which might have caused the choice of a diiferent model number to that region. It turns out "7" is lucky and is called the "ghost" number. I can't imagine BSA marketing of the 40's worrying about this loose connection. but the "ZA32" definately begs for an explanaton.

Richard L.
Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2017 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDE on September 30, 2018. Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.

Online muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8027
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #5 on: 14.05. 2012 08:02 »
 I recon she's been restamped. The # is too far back towards the cam area.
Cheers
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR, '76 XT500, '77 AG175 '83 CB1100F, '81 CB900F project.
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Offline amri

  • Moving Up
  • **
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 14
  • Karma: 0
Re: wich bike belong to....
« Reply #6 on: 14.05. 2012 16:52 »
Thanks to all of you guy... i dont know what to do with this all numbers. hopefully this bike is not taken from some one(stolen)....hope so. base on document it is legal on the road n im going to rebuilt this bike.