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I have a 1969 BSA 441 Victor Special. I also have an original Owners Handbook for 1969. The handbook shows a headlight dipper switch on the left handlebar that doubles as the horn switch. My B44 has a pushbutton dipper switch on the headlight housing and a solitary horn button on the left handlebar. I thought my B44 was completely original, now I'm not so sure. Did BSA use both types of dipper switchs in 1969 or is my setup from an earlier or later model?

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Current Bike: 1968 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 1969 BSA Victor Special, M1030M1 U.S.M.C. Diesel
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Earlier 69 VS models used the 68 setup, as yours does. There were a lot of slow changes from 68 to newer parts in 69 (oil tank, tail light, etc...), this was one of them. There will be more discrepencies in your books...the changes didn't occur simultaneously.

Fun fact- the 69 parts book doesn't show any dip switch at all, of any type (but does show a horn button and shell mounted light switch).

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Interesting. I have a B44R which I assume is a 67 but it might be a 68. The instruction Manual I have covers Victor Enduro and the C25 Barracuda models as well. The controls for the Victor Enduro are as described but the C25 and B44R road version controls show show and integrated dip switch/horn button.

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