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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here
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Could someone here tell the model and year of this BSA?

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I just bought me a project. This 1959 M21 has been stored outside for the last 5 years. The picture does not show the condition. Sadly it is very rusted. The engine turns over, but there is no spark and no petrol enters the cylinder. The first bad sign is that it came with a spare engine. Sadly the owner has passed away, so I am starting from scratch. I have never restored a classic bike, so bear with me for asking silly questions.

Firstly I want it in running order. Hopefully this forum can advise me on my journey!

I cant even figure out how to post a picture, but Ill submit this reply anyway.

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I don' t think it is a good idea to try to get an engine running that' s been stored outside for several years...
Personally, I' d take it apart.

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My Thunderbolt from 1964 and my freshly restored B31 from 1950.
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Beautiful!

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I found a 1970 B44VS that had been in a fire and abandoned outdoors for 10+ years. The fuel tank and carburetor were melted and frame severely rusted. I am going to keep working on it and try get a good motor out of it but I am not sure it's worth it. I have the head off so far....

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Here is my B44, started life as B44 Roadster in 1967, was "converted" at some time in the past to a VS. I got it about a year ago and re styled it along the lines of an Enduro. All the usual done, electronic ignition (Vape), re-bore to 453cc, new clutch (5 plate), 4 stud forks, new wiring loom, new lights, new paint scheme. Wish list ….... 21" front alloy rim, "Peanut" muffler...…. Certainly not as Mr BSA made it but done as I wanted it!

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Hello People!


I'm new on the forum, my father gave me a BSA bike, the bike ride for first time in 1947, but i don't know which model is exactly. Anyone knows which model is? and which engine is? The front fork isn't stock part.


Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Chapi
Hello People!


I'm new on the forum, my father gave me a BSA bike, the bike ride for first time in 1947, but i don't know which model is exactly. Anyone knows which model is? and which engine is? The front fork isn't stock part.


Thanks.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49147265453
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49147302938


¿ your photos are not linked ?...

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Originally Posted by Chapi
Hello People!


I'm new on the forum, my father gave me a BSA bike, the bike ride for first time in 1947, but i don't know which model is exactly. Anyone knows which model is? and which engine is? The front fork isn't stock part.


Thanks.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49147265453
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49147302938


That's a really beautiful motorcycle. I'm guessing a B31, but it will take a BSA pre-unit single smart guy to tell us for sure. What are your plans for it?

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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here
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Hi Chapi,
It looks to me that you BSA has been much modified ?
The basis of the bike looks to be very like a 1938 or so Empire Star ?
similar to the one on this link
http://my-oldmotorcycle.blogspot.com/2017/03/motomania-motors-details-bsa-empire.html

The rear of the frame has been modified to plunger suspension which are angled forwards
BSA plungers are vertical
Have you found the engine and frame numbers?
Frame number should be on the front downtube or on the headstock
Engine number is on the drive side crankcase near the cylinder joint
In Europe during the 40's a lot of prewar bikes were modified in a similar way to yours

John

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Hi chaterlea25,

I found the numbers that you say. The frame number is Z16xxx and the engine number is D1xxx. I guess that numbers can help to find which bike is.

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Hi Chapi,
BSA numbers from the thirties are on this link
https://www.britbike.com/bsapitstop/dating/1931-40.html

But the numbers you quote are from lightweight models which your bike obviously is not
Can you post some photos of the numbers? blank out the last digits
Are there any old documents with the bike?

John

Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here
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Hi everybody
Picture of my BSA A70 basking in the sun in Southport England.
Not one for the rivet counters though.

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Looks awesome with the Rocket3 export tank fitted, would love to see some more pics


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Re: Post a picture of your Bsa here
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The R3 tank is not a perfect fit, but apparently the factory was experimenting with fitting this type of tank to the very last OIFs towards the bitter end of BSA.

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Here's my 1971 Lightning with a 'Breadbox' tank. Only 7700 miles on the clock! I just bought it, and it comes from Nova Scotia, where it was for most of its life.[img]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...855.-2207520000..&type=3&theater[/img]


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Originally Posted by Dave Martin
[img][img]https://i.postimg.cc/J0r2Rtvh/B441.jpg[/img][/img]

Here is my B44, started life as B44 Roadster in 1967, was "converted" at some time in the past to a VS. I got it about a year ago and re styled it along the lines of an Enduro. All the usual done, electronic ignition (Vape), re-bore to 453cc, new clutch (5 plate), 4 stud forks, new wiring loom, new lights, new paint scheme. Wish list ….... 21" front alloy rim, "Peanut" muffler...…. Certainly not as Mr BSA made it but done as I wanted it!
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I just recently joined the forum. I recently brought home a 1940 BSA M20. It's going to be a lot of work as it's been broken down into nuts and bolts (except for the motor and transmission). I've owned one before but never took it apart, at least like this. I hope the members will be able to help me put it back together again. I have started the work but I've got a long way to go.

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post lots o pics of progress M20 is on my bucket list but bucket probably come first


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Here's a couple of pics of my B44 on a recent ride around the local lanes, shes running well and pulls like a train on uphill stretches.

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gunner very nice looks like you had a great day


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Thanks RAF, I don't get out much on the B44 or my other bikes these days due to work commitments, but when I do get out its great fun especially when the weather is good like it was yesterday, today its been pouring with rain.


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Well I picked up this old girl when I first walked into work. It was sitting underneath the stairs. It attracted my eye instantaneously! So to cut a long story short I now have it in an overhaul state and ready for the frame to be painted tomorrow along with a few more smaller pieces. This will get me started. one piece at a time to look at and decide whether or not it needs to be renewed restored or left as is.

I dont want it to be show room but I want it to be reliable, a rider. Part of the reason for stripping it down was to get to know the bike and replace or renew all those little things that would leave me stranded as my 1966 T120R did. So here it is. A 1944 WM20 in a "circa" 1951 M20 Plunger Frame. My first real Project English bike. My 1966 T120R was an only means of transport so could not do anything to it that I could not put back together in a day or so.

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