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Author: Floyd Clymer
ISBN: 9781588502520
VP Book ID: 20139
Pages: 252
Dimensions: 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"

Description:252 pages, and more than 240 illustrations and charts, size 8.25 x 10.75 inches. This publication is a faithful reproduction of the 1962-1965 BSA Factory Workshop Manual part number 00-4113 that covers the A50 (500cc) and A65 (650cc) unit-construction twins manufactured between August 1961 through the end of July 1965.

It should be noted that BSA model years ran from August through July. For example, the 1962 models were released in August 1961, the 1963 models in August 1962 etc. This can, at times, cause confusion and the only sure method of determining ‘what year is it?’ is by the serial number. The various engine and frame numbers for the 1962 to 1965 unit-construction twins are shown in the table below. Note that the pre-1966 engine and frame numbers seldom matched.

MODEL KEY: C = Cyclone, CC = Cyclone Competition, L = Lightning, LC = Lightning Clubman, LR = Lightning Rocket, R = Rocket, S = Star, SH = Spitfire Hornet, TR = Thunderbolt Rocket.

EXTENSION (-) KEY: CB = Cable (Rear) Brake, CR = Close Ratio Gearbox, PM = Police Model, RB = Rod (Rear) Brake, RC = Rev Counter, UK = United Kingdom Model, US = USA Model.

1962         Engine/Frame
A50S-CB    A50-101/A50-101
A50S-RB    A50-101/A50A-101
A65S-CB    A65-101/A50-101
A65S-RB    A65-101/A50A-101

1963         Engine/Frame
A50S-CB    A50-823/A50-2288
A50S-RB    A50-823/A50-2701
A65S-CB    A65-1947/A50-2288
A65S-RB    A65-1947/A50-2701

1964         Engine/Frame
A50S         A50A-101/A50-5501
A50-PM      A50AP-101/A50-5501
A50C-US    A50B-101/A50B-101
A50C-CR    A50B-C101/A50B-101
A65S          A65A-101/A50-5501
A65-PM      A65AP-101/A50-5501
A65R          A65B-101/A50B-101
A65R-RC     A65C-101/A50-5501
A65TR        A65B-101/A50-5501
A65LR        A65D-101/A50B-101
A65SH       A65E-101/A50B-101

1965         Engine/Frame
A50S          A50A-686/A50-8437
A50-PM       A50AP-121/A50-8437
A50C-US     A50D-101/A50B-4001
A50CC-US   A50B-507/A50B-4001
A50C-UK     A50DC-101/A50B-4001
A50CC-UK   A50DC-101/A50B-4001
A65S          A65A-1134/A50-8437
A65-PM       A65AP-267/A50-8437
A65R          A65B-334/A50-8437
A65R-RC     A65C-1082/A50-8437
A65LR        A65D-1742/A50B-4001
A65SH        A65E-701/A50B-4001
A65L          A65DC-2158/A50B-4001
A65LC        A65DC-2158/A50B-4001

(1) An additional ‘C’ included in the engine number denotes ‘Close Ratio’ gearbox. (See 1964 Cyclone A50C-CR as an example).

(2) Some engines also carry additional letters such as ‘HC’ for ‘High Compression’.

In 1945, after the war had ended, BSA resumed production of their civilian line of motorcycles. However, they continued their pre-war practice of publishing repair, overhaul and technical information in the form of (dealer only) individual ‘Service Sheets’. It was not until the early 1960’s that BSA discontinued the service sheet program and eventually started publishing model specific workshop manuals that were available to the general public.

Consequently, owners of BSA motorcycles are subjected to considerable confusion surrounding the appropriate selection from the multitude of ‘workshop manual’ reprints that have recently flooded the on-line marketplace. Many of the reprints found on internet websites are from ‘bedroom sellers’ at enticingly low prices by individuals that really have no idea what they are selling. Many are nothing more than poor quality comb-bound photocopies that are scanned and printed complete with greasy pages and thumbprints and, as such, are deceptively described as ‘pre-owned’, ‘used’ or even ‘refurbished’! In addition, they are often advertised for the incorrect series and/or model years of motorcycles.

However, VelocePress has been producing high-quality reprints of out-of-print motorcycle and automotive manuals and books since 2000. Therefore, you can be assured that this publication has received the utmost care and attention in its preparation...$29.95 USD


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