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Hi guys.

Last year I picked up a swet 66 BSA A65T. It's sat almost its whole life, and the kick start rubber is rotting away. I've glanced around only a little without luck so thought I'd ask for someone to point me towards a source for a new replacement?

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A lot of stockists should have them; I usually try British Cycle Supply first. The correct one should be open on the end, and should have a cross-hatch pattern on it. I've found that the ones that are closed on the end tend to split at the flange in short order.


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Originally Posted by Mark Z
I've found that the ones that are closed on the end tend to split at the flange in short order.
Same problem I have with closed-end shift rubbers. I use center-stand rubbers on those. I use rubber sold for CB750 on my kickers, they last forever.


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Originally Posted by Mark Z
A lot of stockists should have them; I usually try British Cycle Supply first. The correct one should be open on the end, and should have a cross-hatch pattern on it. I've found that the ones that are closed on the end tend to split at the flange in short order.

Thanks mark, checked BSC but they have generic ones, no apparent BSA logo'd ones. I see on The 'Bay some new ones that are made in India- under 10$ USD and free shipping. Not exact but no doubt good enough. Might go for one but for now will continue to look around

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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
Originally Posted by Mark Z
A lot of stockists should have them; I usually try British Cycle Supply first. The correct one should be open on the end, and should have a cross-hatch pattern on it. I've found that the ones that are closed on the end tend to split at the flange in short order.

Thanks mark, checked BSC but they have generic ones, no apparent BSA logo'd ones. I see on The 'Bay some new ones that are made in India- under 10$ USD and free shipping. Not exact but no doubt good enough. Might go for one but for now will continue to look around

The original kickstart rubber did not have a "BSA" logo on it.


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I use a Yamaha kick start rubber on my A & B series

Off the DT model

Open ended, tight fit, doesn’t slip, quality rubber

Got it from a US flea bay vendor $7



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NOS Kickstart. Has a loose-fitting metal tube in it so the rubber rotates easily when kicking. 1966+.

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Page 110 of the Walridge Motors Catalog (Ontario) has the rubber with the logo.

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Originally Posted by sciadventurer
Page 110 of the Walridge Motors Catalog (Ontario) has the rubber with the logo.


I stand corrected.


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Hi Ricochet,
We offer the plain ribbed version under the part number 68-3193, as shown in the 1966 A65 parts book.

https://www.thebonnevilleshop.com/p...-ended-kickstart-rubber-pn-68-3193-open/

We're adding more BSA inventory to our catalog on a monthly basis, so I would encourage you to browse our website when future needs arise. Have fun with the new Beezer!
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Originally Posted by Gary E
NOS Kickstart. Has a loose-fitting metal tube in it so the rubber rotates easily when kicking. 1966+.

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What’s the end like on that Gary? Thinking if it has that tube, then it must be removable or something?


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Originally Posted by Allan G
Originally Posted by Gary E
NOS Kickstart. Has a loose-fitting metal tube in it so the rubber rotates easily when kicking. 1966+.

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What’s the end like on that Gary? Thinking if it has that tube, then it must be removable or something?
The tube is smaller than the end so it does not come off. It is sliced long ways and is crimped in place so as to be loose on the kicker so that it rotates. The kicker, tube and rubber come as an assembled package when new.

Also, there is a package, when new, 68-3315, that includes the 6 piece complete kick starter assembly, sans the cotter, washer, and nut.


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The part no for the Yamaha kick starter rubber is 156-15618-01.
I have fitted the rubber to several A10's and they are very durable (and cheap).
BSAeeing you,
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