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Old 28th December 2009, 14:35   #1
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HI.
This BSA has been sitting in the basement of the place where i work
Not used in a long time. uploading some pics. can anyone please identify it.
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Old 28th December 2009, 15:05   #2
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This BSA has been sitting in the basement of the place where i work
Not used in a long time. uploading some pics. can anyone please identify it.
This would probably be a swingarm BSA B31 350 single - I would guess mid 50s.
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Old 28th December 2009, 16:39   #3
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And its in great shape for a restoration, any idea who it belongs to?
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Old 28th December 2009, 17:59   #4
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Hey Iron
Make the owner an offer he can't refuse, cos it seems a nice bike.
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'hope I'm not posting OT here, but I guess once fully restored, this is what the bike would look like.
BTW, this is yours truly just posing with a Swingarm I spotted outside a garage, more than 6 months ago. I was told it was just sold then to someone in Bombay, for 35k! Could they really be had for as less as that, in this condition too? I don't know the model year but AAX is a late 60s/early 70s series regn. But the engine casing on this bike looks slightly different to that of the bike posted by Iron. Also note the externally mounted meter on this one.

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Old 28th December 2009, 20:12   #6
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This would probably be a swingarm BSA B31 350 single - I would guess mid 50s.
thanks for your reply. i think the rear suspension of this may have one been changed but i may be wrong.

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And its in great shape for a restoration, any idea who it belongs to?
no idea who it belongs to. I will try and find out.

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Hey Iron
Make the owner an offer he can't refuse, cos it seems a nice bike.
let me find the owner first. i will have to contact the landlord of the building.

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'hope I'm not posting OT here, but I guess once fully restored, this is what the bike would look like.
BTW, this is yours truly just posing with a Swingarm I spotted outside a garage, more than 6 months ago. I was told it was just sold then to someone in Bombay, for 35k! Could they really be had for as less as that, in this condition too? I don't know the model year but AAX is a late 60s/early 70s series regn. But the engine casing on this bike looks slightly different to that of the bike posted by Iron. Also note the externally mounted meter on this one.

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This one has registration number of MMZ xxxx
that is a bombay registration i suppose. correct if i am wrong.
The Ammeter on the RHS has been replaced with one that is found on Enfields. Any Exact pictures of how this bike looked in its heydays? i tried googling, yahooing the closest match i found is 1955 B31
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Old 28th December 2009, 21:36   #7
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BTW, this is yours truly just posing with a Swingarm I spotted outside a garage, more than 6 months ago. I was told it was just sold then to someone in Bombay, for 35k! Could they really be had for as less as that, in this condition too? But the engine casing on this bike looks slightly different to that of the bike posted by Iron.
Hey Stanher, Nice bike, nice photo. I think thats a 250 cc single youre posing with. Somewhere on teambhp I recently read about someone owning one and restoring it. Thats why the engine casing looks different.
What do you know I found it http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...storation.html
And yep 35 K is cheap.

Iron, why do you feel the rear suspension has been changed?

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Dear Iron - is the BSA in Dadar area by any chance?

Dear Shyam - so finally we know what STANHER looks like !

Best regards,

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An another picture of Shyam Garu is there in the forum, one can find it here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/655467-post2.html
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Dear Iron - is the BSA in Dadar area by any chance?
Behram Dhabhar
Behram are there any nice old BMW 's in dadar still?
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Dear Iron - is the BSA in Dadar area by any chance?

Dear Shyam - so finally we know what STANHER looks like !

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Behram Dhabhar

No Behram, its not in dadar.
Its in Bandra.
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thanks for your reply. i think the rear suspension of this may have one been changed but i may be wrong.
This is the original rear suspension.
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This is the original rear suspension.
I dont think this motorcycle's rear shox came with the height adjuster. Those shox look like from a modern bike. This is indeed a swingarm model B31.
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Dear Shyam - so finally we know what STANHER looks like !
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An another picture of Shyam Garu is there in the forum, one can find it here

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/655467-post2.html
Hehe...well, in any case I suppose I may not draw the same kind of attention a 'REAL' Stanher would!
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This would probably be a swingarm BSA B31 350 single - I would guess mid 50s.
Karl - This is a 1956 B31. Notice the rear cable brake and full width hubs. It is an original Swing Arm.

Stanher - The bike you have posted is a 250 cc.
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