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#891705 09/25/22 9:49 am
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Just curious has anyone ever seen any finned outer timing covers or finned primary covers for a65's?
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I've only seen Triumph ones.


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Originally Posted by 865
Just curious has anyone ever seen any finned outer timing covers or finned primary covers for a65's?
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Interesting. Nope! As usual, the Triumph folks got the attention! Back “in the day” the Triumph/BSA rivalry was the thing to do, a version of the Ford Vs Chevy thing the High school kids participated in at shop class. Many of them, including me had NO IDEA that BSA owned Triumph, and I’ve alway wondered if that was purposely kept under the Radar. Those finned covers are fun to see, ….IMHO, on someone else’s bike! Think of polishing one!

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BSA A65s are heavy enough, without adding even heavier finned cast aluminum covers to the bike "for show".

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On the A65, the shift lever sits close to the cover so if the cover were finned there would have to be an area clear of fins for the shifter movement.

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David, for a moment I thought you might offer to 3D print one, but practical thinking will just KILL the fantasy…. Oh darn!

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Down to ‘69 T120R now a Tr6R tribute bike
‘70 TR6C “happy in the hills”
‘67 A65L numbers match, “best effort” from basket *
Gone:
‘66 A65L“in ‘95 getting back in the game”+ empty ‘67 Case&Frame *
‘69 A65L
‘68 A65L “red bike” basket, sold & made whole by BB member
‘68 A65F nice Tribute bike
‘65 A50L bitsa from spare parts, Son’s fun
‘62 A10 Spitfire
‘65 T120R sad case, saved by BB member
'65 XLCH “scratched THAT itch”……
‘93 K1100RS heavy metal (should be gone, still here…)
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I think Irish is onto something regarding weight.
Triumphs always had a weight advantage over beezers due to
so many bits vibrating loose and falling off.

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if that wasnt true it would be annoying


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