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BSA identification
by Johnk on 01/15/14 12:44 pm

Could anyone help identify serial A50B6368. Currently registered as a 1968 Thunderbolt. Thanks and have a Great day

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#523147 - 01/15/14 4:05 pm Re: BSA identification [Re: Johnk]  
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Hi John and welcome to the forum.

Identifying your bike will not be too much of an issue if you can post a series of photos of it.

The thumbnail is simply too small to work with.

There will be a thread here somewhere if you are having trouble, you normally require the image details from a Photobucket account or similar.

From the thumbnail the bike appears to have 1967/1968 parts and features. It may have an earlier engine fitted for that A50B number.
The later frames had the frame number down by the left front engine mount. I would expect to see yours there and possibly on a flattened boss.

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#523559 - 01/18/14 2:09 pm Re: BSA identification [Re: Kevin (NZ).]  
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Hello Kevin, I will post a better picture of my bike. It has matching engine and frame numbers. Thanks Have a Great Day


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#525216 - 01/28/14 2:21 pm Re: BSA identification [Re: Johnk]  
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John: The best I can find shows the engines with a A50B prefix came in both 1964 and 1965. As for the 6368 number you posted, A50B frames start with #4001 in 1965 so the year could be 1965.

However an A50 engine is a 500cc machine while a Thunderbolt is a 650cc machine and should have an A65 engine number.

From what I can make out in the small photo is there is a lot of detail from a machine later than 1965.

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