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Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by denislordm » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:47 pm

My brother has just passed away and I have come across this pic

I know its a BSA but wondered if its clear enough for anyone to tell me 500cc or 650cc and year or model

many thanks
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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by skyrider » Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:37 pm

it looks like a 650 a10
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by fastbob » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:40 pm

Swinging arm suspension was introduced to the A10 series in 1954 . The bike in the picture has plunger suspension . Could be an A10 or an A7 ( 650 or 500 ) but there isn't enough detail and both bikes were externally very similar . You won't be able to work out the year from the number plate because the Year Suffix was not introduced until 1963 . Not particularly helpful I'm afraid .

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by raesewell » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:20 pm

Try sending the picture to the National Motorcycle Museum, if they can't identify it nobody can.

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by XTreme » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:38 pm

Try and find a BSA group on Facebook!

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Post by denislordm » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:53 am

Thanks for replies couple of nice suggestions cheers

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by raesewell » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

You might have to scan the photo at a higher resolution for more detail for it to be identified.

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RESOLVED - Can anyone identify this bike

Post by denislordm » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:25 pm

Thanks very much raesewell for the tip to ask NMM - I did just that and got a reply within the hour - Bike is identified as a 1951 or 52 BSA A7 500cc twin.

Thanks again to all who replied.

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by raesewell » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:54 pm

You're welcome, no need to be so formal, Rae will do nicely :P

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Re: Can anyone identify this bike please

Post by denislordm » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:55 am

Okey Cokey cheers Rae!! :cheers:

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