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Wanted - BSA A7 500cc plunger or swingarm model.

Needs to be complete and together - any condition from non-running project to runner. Can't use a bike in baskets nor a concours restoration (and by that I mean I can't pay a concours price, not that I wouldn't like a concours bike!). "Period Correct" bike OK, need not be matching.

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There is a 1962 A7 in Portland, Oregon. A bit far, but seems a reasonable deal.

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Originally Posted by VincentEsposito


Thank you both, found it. I'll contact the seller. As you say, it's far away, but there's ways around that.

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Good luck Lannis!


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I'm glad you found it! Good luck--I don't know the value of a A7 (or the value of anything, really!) but it looks like a nice bike.
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Lannis--ref the A7 Shooting Star in Oregon---just some comments FYI.
Not so much to put you off but perhaps rather to give you some negotiating points.
I bought my first A7 Shooting Star in 1964 (a 1960 model) and after a gap of some years again have a 1960 A7 Shooting Star.
They are IMHO a very nice bike--not so fast as the A10 but smoother and a nicer ride.
My comments:
-- Should have pear shaped gas tank badge
-- No front fender
-- Front and rear brake plates should have black centers
-- Should not have an air filter (but better off with one!)
-- Non standard gas taps
-- Should have nacelle not a separate headlight
-- Should have a chronometric speedo.

For your interest I attach a photo of my current A7 Shooting Star
I bought it in 2010 and had to go to UK to see it and buy it!
Maybe Oregon is not that far!
HTH

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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Lannis--ref the A7 Shooting Star in Oregon---just some comments FYI.
Not so much to put you off but perhaps rather to give you some negotiating points.
I bought my first A7 Shooting Star in 1964 (a 1960 model) and after a gap of some years again have a 1960 A7 Shooting Star.
They are IMHO a very nice bike--not so fast as the A10 but smoother and a nicer ride.
My comments:
-- Should have pear shaped gas tank badge
-- No front fender
-- Front and rear brake plates should have black centers
-- Should not have an air filter (but better off with one!)
-- Non standard gas taps
-- Should have nacelle not a separate headlight
-- Should have a chronometric speedo.

For your interest I attach a photo of my current A7 Shooting Star
I bought it in 2010 and had to go to UK to see it and buy it!
Maybe Oregon is not that far!
HTH

Tridentman -

Beautiful A7! I agree on their merits. My A10 came from the UK and I shipped it here.

I just now sold it at auction after 14 years so I know what a nice pre-unit BSA twin brings these days. This A7 is on the high side.

I noticed some (not all) of the points you mention. Those are not necessarily deal-breakers but would certainly be negotiating points. Last time I looked, it cost about $700 to get a bike across the country - with the price of diesel at over $5 now, it may be way more than that ... it would take $800 worth of fuel alone to get 4 bikes across the country these days....

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There is a 1962 A7 in Portland, Oregon. A bit far, but seems a reasonable deal.

Originally Posted by VincentEsposito


Wow, this is definitely a very nice-looking machine!

1962 BSA Shooting Star Survivor 500cc - $4,800

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/d/oregon-city-1962-bsa-shooting-star/7460376118.html

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It IS a pretty bike, but a long expensive way away, and I'd have to go through the motor and transmission anyhow (unless I buy a bike from someone here that I know), so I'll probably hold out for a complete non-runner.

Not in a hurry, but on the lookout because good deals can take a LONG time to find ....

Thanks so far, all. Keep an eye out.

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Front brake needs sorting........

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Originally Posted by NickL
Front brake needs sorting........

Could be a lot of little things that need sorting. If it were within a day's drive owned by someone I know or was vouched for by someone I know, it might be worth a flutter, but as it is .....

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Out of habit and wishes, I check Craigslist each morning. This bike has been a constant for several weeks. The price dropped to $4400, but today it is up to $5250! Lannis, your caution is well placed!
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Originally Posted by pigpen
Out of habit and wishes, I check Craigslist each morning. This bike has been a constant for several weeks. The price dropped to $4400, but today it is up to $5250! Lannis, your caution is well placed!
Tom

Thanks for keeping an eye out!

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