1969 Bsa Rocket 3 on 2040-motos
BSA Rocket 3 description
They say "It's only original once" and this magnificent BSA triple is as close to 100% original as a 47 year old, perfectly running, iconic piece of motorcycling history can be. The only non-consumable parts (other than tires, tubes, spark plugs, breaker points, battery, cables, oil and air filters) that did not leave the assembly line on this motorcycle in April 1969 are the mirrors, the fork gators (originals finally separated into individual rings about six years ago) and the battery hold-down strap (suffered the same fate as the fork gators last year, buckle and retaining clips are original). The driver foot peg rubbers, the shift lever rubber, the center stand rubber and (I think) the kick start rubber was also renewed over the years since the originals had worn or were hardened by time.
Only BSA NOS, British-made equivalent items or genuine original factory supplier parts were ever used as replacements.
The original Royal Carmine red paint with hand-laid ivory pinstripes is in remarkable condition, but the luster is thinning in some areas (tank top panels) and showing some fading (tank right side and rear fender to the right of the taillight) in others.
The mileage is original and the distance shown on the trip meter came from a glorious trip to Nanton Bomber Command this July when the pictures of the Rocket 3 alongside the Lancaster were taken.
There are no dents or scrapes on the fuel tank and the chrome remains beautiful.
The BSA stencil has faded on the back of the saddle, but the leather (yes, leather), is supple, the white piping and the supportive seat foam are like new.
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Included in the sale of this stunning 1969 BSA Rocket 3 motorcycle are the following additional collector items:
BSA Rocket 3 for Sale
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