BSA B31 start up
This is a recent restoration of mine. It started first kick today after
'tickling' the carb.
I retarded the ignition lever and adjusted the throttle slide to get it to
it still needs some fine tuning, as does my movie technique! will be MoT
ing it next week, and intend to start riding again, can't wait!
BSA 650 Super Rocket
Trying to start my Super Rocket after I had washed it. My girlfriend (now
Wife) didn't dare say a word !! That would be around 1966
BSA Goldstar Electric starter of Phil Pearson
I attached an electric starter of Pearson.
Good stuff !
It is not an engine stall. I appeal to you for that an engine starts
immediately even if I stop an engine.
WW2 BSA M20 Dispatch Riders Motorcycle
The BSA M20 was a British motorcycle made by Birmingham Small Arms Company
(BSA) at their factory in Small Heath, Birmingham. Initially viewed as a
near failure by the War Office in 1936, the M20 evolved into one of the
longest serving motorcycles in the history of British military
motorcycling, as well as becoming the most numerous type produced for World
War II with 126,000 in active service, so many are still in use around the
At the outbreak of World War II BSA were Britain's largest motorcycle
manufacturer with a long history of armaments supply to the armed forces.
Designed by Val Page the BSA M20 started development in 1937 as a heavy
framed sidecar model with a simple 500cc single cylinder side valve engine.
It had low compression and plenty of low end torque through a standard BSA
Early K-M20 models from 1939 were made from standard civilian parts with
the addition of military fittings, such as a large 8 in Lucas DUl42
headlight (fitted with a black out mask), a timing-gear cover with a
screw-in plug for access to the magneto drive-pinion nut and special filler
caps the petrol and oil tanks. These early military M20 models were also
fitted with a long spiked prop stand on the rear nearside pivoted from a
lug brazed on to the rear frame tube. Factory ledgers show that BSA
exported K-M20 models to Sweden, South Africa and India, as well as
civilian dealers and distributors.