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#564372 - 09/21/14 6:40 pm Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank  
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Some time ago I purchased a 1969 A65L. This is the tank it came with. It is obviously not the correct tank. I am now in the process of rebuilding the Lightning and have bought a correct tank.

I'd like to find out about this tank and where it might rightfully belong.

It's a screw top filler, the color scheme is inverse of the typical lightning. Its chrome on top and red on the sides. Pictures are attached.

Any ideas???







1969 BSA Lightning "Penelope"
1978 BMW R80/7 "Freyja"
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#564378 - 09/21/14 7:22 pm Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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It is from a BSA Rocket 3.









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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#564379 - 09/21/14 7:31 pm Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Probably worth real money to a Rocketeer!! ....

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#564380 - 09/21/14 7:41 pm Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Thanks Jon,

I was being thrown because I thought (due to the screw in cap) that it was an earlier model and when I looked at the earlier years of the Rocket 3 it was a very different tank.

So this was from a later model (post 1971) Rocket 3.

Thanks again. I am hoping to sell it in the near future to help finance the Lighting's refurbishment.

Cheers,

Paula


Last edited by Paula C. Buls; 09/21/14 7:42 pm.

1969 BSA Lightning "Penelope"
1978 BMW R80/7 "Freyja"
#564389 - 09/21/14 8:43 pm Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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You are welcome and good luck with your sale cool


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#564417 - 09/22/14 2:19 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Hi Paula,

Originally Posted By: Paula C. Buls
So this was from a later model (post 1971) Rocket 3.

From the dark red colour, almost certainly from a (rare) '72 US-market bike. Jon's pictures are of '71 US-market bikes (BSA called the '71 colour 'Firecracker Red'); '69/'70, BSA supplied the larger 'bread bin' tank to all markets; '71/'72, they used it only in other markets.

Originally Posted By: Paula C. Buls
I am hoping to sell it in the near future to help finance the Lighting's refurbishment.

Triples On Line has a "For Sale" page.

Hth.

Regards,

#564442 - 09/22/14 9:44 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Paula, you need to eBay that tank. The last one I had was bashed severely in back at the center rear seam. It went to Australia for quite a few hundred dollars. These are hard to come by tanks with people looking for them. Good luck with your sale.

#564447 - 09/22/14 10:03 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Much thanks Y'all.

I will be posting it to eBay in the next week or so. I'll also put notices on the forums. I really appreciate the help. This will certainly help with the rebuild of my Lightning.

Cheers,

Paula


1969 BSA Lightning "Penelope"
1978 BMW R80/7 "Freyja"
#564569 - 09/23/14 7:23 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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I just got a 71 Rocket3 that needs a tank. I have some A65 parts, maybe we can make a trade or I could also buy it. How much do you want to sell if for?

thanks,
Chuck

#564581 - 09/23/14 9:05 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Hi Chuck,

I really don't have a clue what the tank is worth. There is some indication it could be rather scarce. Since I could really use the extra money to put into the Lightning's refurbishment, my inclination is to put it on eBay and let the market forces determine what it's worth. I'll be sure to put notices on here when I post it. I'm going to be out of town over the weekend so it'll probably be next week before I get it posted.

Cheers,

Paula


1969 BSA Lightning "Penelope"
1978 BMW R80/7 "Freyja"
#564681 - 09/23/14 9:04 pm Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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Hi Paula. Good idea to put it on eBay, it certainly is a 1972 Mk2 R3 tank. These are getting very rare so the result will be interesting. I have just refurbished 3 Mk2 R3 tanks and the cost to do this is getting a bit horrific now. For example your tank looks like it will need panelling which will require it having the chrome removed and the bottom being cut away to allow access to panel beat it. As the steel on those tanks is so thick that was the only way I could get mine done properly. Once panelled and reinstated it will need to be rechromed and then of course repainted.This process cost me US$1,500 (in NZ) to have done and that is without the donour tank! In my book that makes a pristine one worth circa $2,000!!!!
Sid.

#566103 - 10/04/14 12:12 am Re: Help Identifying a BSA Fuel Tank [Re: Paula C. Buls]  
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The tank is now on sale on eBay. Thanks for all the nhelp.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-BSA-A75R-Ro...578&vxp=mtr


Cheers,

Paula


1969 BSA Lightning "Penelope"
1978 BMW R80/7 "Freyja"

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