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BSA A10 "Dark Star" #350668 12/31/10 5:41 pm
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BSA A10 "Dark Star"

Photo shows me and my not at all stock BSA on the Isle of
Man 2008, International BSA Rally.
Dieter from Germany
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Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #377187 06/04/11 6:04 pm
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Love the exhaust.Any info on the pipes or mufflers?

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Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: pierceblozgotz] #377349 06/05/11 8:48 pm
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Hello
There is a quite long story behind this bike. About the pipes: its all stainless, starts with standard diameter, after the star-clamps it goes up to 40mm, welded together in segments, each side about 13 bits to make it fitting exactly without stresspoints. There is lots of little kinks for the brake lever and the footrests, that makes it quite tricky. Before the rear wheel is a connection between the pipes, to run it smoother at high revs. Its got also an extra bracket in front of the head, to hold it in place. The muffler is from sixties/seventies Sportster and early Super Glides HD.
Thanks for your interest.
Greets Dieter

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #377581 06/07/11 4:47 am
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Thought I recogized the muff. What's the story on the girder?

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: scottgarland] #377633 06/07/11 2:04 pm
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Hello scott
The girder is from a BSA M20, modified to take the 7inch tls hub. Also modified with a rubber mounted handlebar. All works in tapered bearings from Volkswagen...
I guess not so many girder bikes gone to the states, right?
Think they were most common in the army range. Everyone wanted telescopic forks after the war and throw out the girderstuff. And now everybody wants the girders back.
greets Dieter

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #456658 09/30/12 5:51 pm
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Neat looking bike smile !

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #708863 09/18/17 7:07 am
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What a beautiful beast (I'm talking about the bike, not the owner :P)

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #742086 07/16/18 12:00 pm
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More than 5000 views since i have posted this picture, wow.
Think i have to add a slightly newer picture of my bike.
this is , how it actually looks like.

[Linked Image]

done many more miles meanwhile. Now its waiting for a re bore.
Cheers
Dieter

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #742088 07/16/18 12:09 pm
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Always one of my favorite customs. A new fuel tank, I see ... or a new treatment of the old one. What kind is it ... ?

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Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: Lannis] #742093 07/16/18 12:22 pm
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Hy Lannis
The paintwork must be more than 10 years old now. The tank is a very rare one from 1947 model only, with cronometric spedo inside.
And the two little dents above the badge is a gift from buddy Joerg Niemeier, when his A65 scrambler fell over and hit my bike... so i am always good for a "special" price when i need spareparts of his shop.

Re: BSA A10 "Dark Star" [Re: expresidente] #781480 08/14/19 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by expresidente
More than 5000 views since i have posted this picture, wow.
Think i have to add a slightly newer picture of my bike.
this is , how it actually looks like.

[Linked Image from s5.postimg.cc]

done many more miles meanwhile. Now its waiting for a re bore.
Cheers
Dieter


Still looking cool. Very simple and raw yet sophisticated.


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