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Please can anyone tell me the correct gearbox for '53 G3LS? Is it the same CB gearbox on the War and post war bokes? Or is it the newer I think "GB" type?

Any pointer to Burman geabox numbers would be appreciated.

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I'm not an expert, but i think it would be a B52.
On the big singles, '51 was the last year for the CP Burman

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That sounds about spot on.
And that 52 in B52 could have come from 1952, always a giveaway...

Of course, in Kenya, where Burmans possibly don't grow on trees,
any functioning gearbox is a 'correct' gearbox ??
They don't look all that different, after all.

This is a view of a Yesterdays sale bike recently - any of it look familiar ?
https://www.yesterdays.nl/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Mastchless-1953-G3L-2508-2.jpg

And if you tell us that the local corner store has a stock of Burmans under the bench, I'll eat my words !
Especially if they are new, wrapped in greasepaper.

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Hi Rohan...nope they sure don't grow on trees in Africa ....but after Idi Amin fell I did visit Uganda ( 1993) and the old AMC agent did indeed have boxes of things untouched in that paper! Going back to WW2.... I should have bought the whole shop. It ws as cheap as used napkins.

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Yeah, it is the GB52 and that is the correct one shown in Rohans PIC....the Ariel one wont fit..Vincent Comet one, also I think may fit.... Panther used them but maybe they again had their own variation..the Burman factory was a busy one.... neither will the later AMC box which is much wider in cross section, so it's B52 Hunting I go!


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