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Can I swap A65 primary chaincases between years? #728213
03/10/18 2:23 pm
03/10/18 2:23 pm
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Hi I have a 1965 A65 Rocket that is fairly original. It has the very old style primary chaincase, part number 68-0240.

I've been offered a very late one, with the rotor inspection cover and the 2 Phillips screws for oil level and oil drain. It's part number is 71-1045.

Can anyone tell me whether or not it will fit?

Just by the way, the various old BSA parts manuals I have seem to list the following as other part number for this item

Approx 1966 68-0720
Approx 1967 68-837
Late, not sure when 70-9112.

Thanks very much for any help

Jon

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Re: Can I swap A65 primary chaincases between years? [Re: JonnyD] #728258
03/11/18 4:09 am
03/11/18 4:09 am
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Any cover will fit, but one thing to check, the covers became a bit bulgier in the clutch area at some point. When I fit a later cover on my bitsa (not sure what year the cover is from), the '66 footrest hit it when mounted. I can't say for sure that the footrest was never bent inward, but it did fit with the '66 primary cover. I solved the problem by having the footrest heated and re-shaped. I'd be interested in knowing if you run into this problem.


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
Re: Can I swap A65 primary chaincases between years? [Re: JonnyD] #728279
03/11/18 11:38 am
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Thanks very much for your advice! Very helpful.
Jon


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