1939 BSA B25

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1939 BSA B25

Postby dig » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:45 am

About 3 years ago my 1939 BSA B26 classic race bike chucked a rod out the front of the engine,well i went looking for another engine but anded up buying a basket case BSA 350 that had a set of 1939 M24 Gold Star forks on it, i removed them an fitted to my B26 racer the rest of the basket looked too good to bust up for parts so for the next 3 years i started working to build a classic trials bike
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It sat on this small work stand in this state for a few years until i sorted the wheels then this summer i got stuck in to finish it.
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So here it is ready for its vin and M O T,after asking all an sundry waat i would need to get a result i found know body who could really tell me exactly waat i needed as i had no papers or rego plate,nothin zilch.
After phoning VINZ for more info they tell me no problem,they can do it on the spot. Well i load it in to the back of my ute an drve the 70 or 80 miles to Hamilton to the testing station only to be told they couldnt do it untill they had the paper work sorted after waiting around for 5 hours so they say leave and we will be in touch when its done, i drive half way back home and my mobile phone rings its VINZ and i have to return to Hamilton to get some forms to get an exemption so i dont need proof of previous rego in NZ .Fill the forms out ,post to LTSA in Wellington ,two weeks go by VINS phone and say i need letter of authenticity from NZ Vintage Car club, a week to get the forms and fill and post to NZVCC,3 weeks to get a reply, a bleedin phone call telling me it will be another 3 weeks from today before they have a meeting to pass the letter of authenticity then post to me then i have to post that to Wellington and i might just get my bike legal for the road, bet there will be another demand for more papers and more dollars.
So here she is in a NZ GOVT lockup
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but not for much longer i hope :ugeek:
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby MOUSE » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:39 am

Nice looking resto dIG, CREDIT TO YA. 8-)

Beuracrats aye, you wouldn't believe the crap iv'e just been through to get a new shed put up. I've now got two sumps (don't ask me or the plumber why) on a drive that has had nothing for past 50 years ( where is it ....wankers smilie)


Hope you get to ride it soon.
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:50 am

Looking good there Dig, is this to take over from the old RE then.?
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby GBC » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:01 am

Some things are all the better for waiting for Dig....just be patient.... :P
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby dig » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:26 am

waiting waiting :204
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby Bill » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:33 am

Nice.. very nice.. :39
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby kawa » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:51 pm

Nice BSA you've put together there :209
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:12 pm

Dig I thought it was only two years ago you chucked the rod,

Nice build there buddy
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby dig » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:47 am

waiting waiting still bleedin waiting
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Re: 1939 BSA B25

Postby dig » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:48 am

:93 waiting waiting :18
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