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Offline wilko

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Rigid A10
« on: 08.07. 2013 08:24 »
Friend of mine just bought this for much money.Is that front guard original for a Rigid? Doesn't seem to match the contour of the rear? He was impulsive as rigids aren't common. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-A10-RIGID-FRAME-1951-/190864763359?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=TJI%252B9VqhttN2yYoY1iNz%252BPv4XUA%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #1 on: 08.07. 2013 10:43 »
And bought off our Brian.
My 51 front guard is much slimmer, but I'm not saying that one is wrong.
Keep us posted on it's progress. Suggest the new owner join the forum.
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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #2 on: 08.07. 2013 11:15 »
Yes, was me.

Wilko I am 99.9% sure that guard is correct, it is correct by the parts book and identical to the one on my '51 plunger A10.

I also have my Star Twin for sale.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-A7-STAR-TWIN-1950-/190866746585?pt=AU_Motorcycles&hash=item2c708b6cd9#ht_251wt_962

I simply have too many bikes (is that possible !) and I will have to live to be 200 years old to restore them all. I have decided to reduce my collection to about 10 bikes to make it all a lot more manageable both physically and financially. I restored the Star Twin and did about a thousand miles on it and it has sat under a cover in my shed since, that was almost 4 years ago. I like to see bikes ridden not gathering dust so hopefully someone else will get some enjoyment out of it.

The rigid will make a nice bike when its restored and by all accounts quite rare, that one has known matching frame and engine. It was sold new in Adelaide in 1951.

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #3 on: 08.07. 2013 12:40 »
This is my 51 rigid; bought new from Mortlock Motorcycles in Hay Street, Perth, then ridden 1,000 km back to Laverton, over mainly gravel roads!

The guard is fully valenced, like Brian's (ex) bike.

A lovely machine to ride; I do it often (as the Actress said to the Bishop).

before & after pics:

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #4 on: 08.07. 2013 14:24 »
Fantasic restoration "Orabanda" !
I own a 1955/56 B.S.A Swinging Arm "Golden Flash" , had it since 1976 .

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #5 on: 08.07. 2013 20:07 »
yes nice one, and nice to have a record of before and after so easy to get involved and forget what you started with as it develops
All the best - Bill
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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #6 on: 09.07. 2013 11:23 »
Splendid machine! Well done.

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #7 on: 10.07. 2013 09:07 »
Perhaps someone has a picture of the bolt on oil feed block ? Different from a swinging arm one. Dont know what to look for on ebay.

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #8 on: 10.07. 2013 10:27 »
G'day Wilco.
Oil pipe union with pipes # 67-1461. I saw one on ebay not that long back.
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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #9 on: 11.07. 2013 00:02 »
Wilko,
           Get in touch with me, I've got a rough spare one. I would replace the copper tubes if I was going to use it.

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Re: Rigid A10
« Reply #10 on: 11.07. 2013 01:50 »
Will do Trev.