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Old 22nd January 2011, 22:57   #1
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Smile BSA B31 in Kholapur

saw this BSA M20, parked at bhavani mantap in kolhapur. what a beauty and she seemed to be in excellent condition!!!wow couldn't take my eyes off her........proudly displaying her 1942 ancestry!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 24th January 2011, 05:35   #2
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Well, it's not an M20.
The fact that it is OHV gies it away as a B31 350cc, moreover the plunger suspension only appeared in 1949.
1942 0n the tank is just wishful thinking.
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Yes. This is a 350cc BSA BB31. Early 50's Model. M20's also had plunger frames but that was only towards the end. But from the engine set up this this is confirmed as a BB31.
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Whats the difference between a B31 and a BB31? Both are 350s?
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Whats the difference between a B31 and a BB31? Both are 350s?
BSA B31 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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ok, so whats a BB31 then?
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ok, so whats a BB31 then?
The Bike posted is B31 plunger, likely to be '49 or '50.
Even "swing arm " 350cc OHV BSA's was termed B31, till mid 1954, after that same B31 swinging arm Bikes were upgraded with more stiffer suspension & came with a sticky .."B" ...thus BB31.

* If in doubt check out @ " BSA singles restoration " by Ray Backon
mind, this is book not a link!!

@ Pratap{ lockheed}: Did you notice, the front fender AJS M16 looks cool on this BSA ( just ignoring the Stock, originality & stuff)
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