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New old iron-BSA 1954 A7

Discussion in 'Iron Age' started by dodursley, May 24, 2014.

  1. dodursley

    dodursley Active Member

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    Having sold my Harley 91 FLHTP I had some space in the garage found this BSA 1954 A7 in Bristol. An early spring frame bike with quite a few add-ons 12v electrics and coil ignition. Probably a stalled rebuild, parts well painted but in the wrong shade of red, worked for Royal Mail?? loads of nylocks, Allen screws and anti vibration mounting. Odd exhaust systems left and right an home made footrests. Had receipts for loads of work on the engine, confirmed by what I can see. Now to get it running.
     

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  2. outrunner

    outrunner Well-Known Member

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    Nice, reminds me of my youth, looks like a great project mate. :thumbsupanim:


    Andy.
     
  3. hotbulb

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    Nice..... I never had any experience of the A7, but a few school friends had A10s. The BSA twins were always my idea of a "real" motorcycle.

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  4. dodursley

    dodursley Active Member

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    Latest incarnation of the A7 now styled like a Spitfire, brought a set of high level pipes at Shepton jumble, changed from bust Boyer electronic ignition to a rebuilt magneto. The mods are all reversible in case I decide to go back to the RGS style. Had it running with the pipes on and it is surprisingly quiet with the baffle tubes fitted. Fancy fitting a late small steel tank as used on TW250 and B50's , got a tank now fits OK so now fill the dents in it and respray it.
     

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  5. Raymo

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    I have the makings of one of these in the corner of the garage.. a 650 superrocket........ may get around to it once I've sorted the fist full of XLV750Rs :(

    LOUD PIPES and @hot too
     
  6. dodursley

    dodursley Active Member

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    a closer starting point.
    I just wanted something like the Triumph I had Brit Iron -Triumph Trophy Trail but of course the Spitfire was 1957 ish and the Triumph Adventurer was 1972 ish.
     

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