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A10 workshop manual and parts manual? #554822
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For Goldies we have The Gold Star Book. What's the best source for A10 parts and workshop manuals?

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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #554829
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There is not workshop manual per se for pre-units. Get Kim's BSA CD which has the parts manuals and factory service bulletins. Instruction manuals, Haynes and Clymer can also be helpful but be careful, they're not always right...


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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555530
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I did a complete tear down and full rebuild of a 1958 a10. The bike came with an original BSA service manual. I also bought the Haynes manual which was more in-depth in regards to step by step processes. The Haynes manual lined up very well with the original BSA. The only big discrepancy I found was in the valve adjustment measurements. And wiring harness diagrams. I would recommend the Haynes manual.

Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555535
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Go to British Only and download all the BSA service sheets covering the A series plus the generic ones on magnetos, dynamos etc and make your own manual.

Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555561
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I agree with Mike that the Haynes manual is quite good if you have no other source of info.

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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: Gordo in Comox] #555568
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Thanks, guys, I have the DVD available on this site and I have the Haynes and Clymer's manuals on their way.

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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555762
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Haynes manuals are a lot better than many on this site would suggest.
The big problem is that they pull down a single example of the range and tend to ignore what is different between the studio bike and the rest of the range.
So read the Haynes book with the right parts book printed out and follow through the instructions on the parts illustration before you put a tool on the bike.

Then when you start working, think of bth of the books as a guide not a bible as there are always differences and there is a better than average chance that the previous owner has made changes, done work & fitted incorrect parts of forgotten to replace bits all together.

Don't fret if what is in front of you does not tally 100% with the parts book either as there could be up to 5 different books in any one year to cover the local variations and Kim rarely bothered to add a different variatin of the same book.

Go to Draganfly Motorcycles and down load their catalogue, it is a very big down load, this is really handy as it tabulates changes to a particular part over the model life and a lot of the changes were quite subtle like widening or lengthening a bearing surface


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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555876
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This is what Trevor is talking about. I found this letter from Howard Alzina, son of Hap, in with a stack of service bulletins I got with a BSA dealership's parts book inventory. It is hand dated 10-62 and was sent to a dealer in Southern Oregon. In '62 the letter starts with "Dude" cool






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Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: Boomer] #555915
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Originally Posted By: Boomer
I found this letter from Howard Alzina, ...
Dude, that's a very interesting letter. It explains a lot. Thanks for posting it.

Re: A10 workshop manual and parts manual? [Re: zoe] #555941
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That is a little Gem .
I got a few similar ones in a bunch of service notes years ago.
Now If I can only remember where I "filled" them or remember who I loaned them to.

Below is an example of BSA's little answer to his problem, in this case for the D5.
I have a couple of similar books for A10's out on loan at the moment.
In the days when you can download a 300 page pdf of a book and print it out on your lazer printer for less than 1/2 hours wages it is difficult to comprehend that a parts book cost BSA substantially more to make than the bike it was covering and that was before it got to the presses, printed transported warehoused & distributed then became redundant.

This book is actually a spirit duplication commonly called a Fordograph or Ronio was hand made and is a genuine BSA distribution.
Front page
Page 6 & 7


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