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1969 Bsa Rocket 3 on 2040-motos

US $20,000.00
YearYear:1969 MileageMileage:11 ColorColor: Royal Carmine Red

Sweet Grass, Montana, United States

Sweet Grass, Montana, United States
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BSA Rocket 3 photos

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BSA Rocket 3 tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):750 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller and Collector

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.

Please note the following:

Included in the sale of this stunning 1969 BSA Rocket 3 motorcycle are the following additional collector items:

    • the original BSA factory tool kit.

    • the original BSA Owner’s Handbook which was water/acid-damaged from being carried behind the side panel until 1971.

    • a genuine replacement BSA Owner’s Handbook purchased from the dealer in 1971 to replace the damaged original.

    • a genuine BSA Rocket 3 Work Shop Manual originally purchased with the motorcycle.

    • a genuine BSA Rocket 3 Spare Parts List (January 1969) originally purchased with the motorcycle.

    • two sets of original ignition and steering lock keys.

    • a brand new replacement battery (supplied dry, with electrolyte included separately)

    • an original 1969 BSA Rocket 3 brochure in pristine condition.

    • a two page BSA Rocket 3 advertisement from a late 1969 issue of Playboy magazine.

    • an ultra-cool, dealer-supplied Rocket 3 touring windshield fairing, one of the very first manufactured by "Slipstreamer" in St. Paul, MN, USA, complete with all mounting hardware (all in nearly-new condition).

    • one pair of chrome, long-reach rear view mirrors for touring with the windshield fairing.

    • one chrome touring/crash bar manufactured by Britax in London, England.

    • a published reprint of Cycle Magazine’s first test of the BSA Rocket 3 in October 1968.

      The winner will also be given the right of first refusal for the purchase of my original, very low mileage 1973 Triumph X-75 Hurricane, which may also be offered for sale in the upcoming months along with other bikes from my collection.

      The auction does NOT include the 1969 Alberta license plate shown in the pictures.

      There are no known mechanical, electrical, aesthetical, safety or other detrimental issues present in relation to this motorcycle.

      The bike carries no liens or encumbrances and comes with a clear title in the form of an Alberta government registration issued in my name, plus a legal Bill of Sale.

      I've attached the maximum number of pictures allowed by eBay, so please study them carefully. I have also uploaded more than two hundred photos to the Flickr site where you will be able to see every paint chip, scratch and imperfection regardless of how minor, as well as close-up detail of all of the included extras (including a shot with the Slipstreamer fairing, touring mirrors and crash bars installed).  Copy the links below into your browser to see the detail photos:

      1969 BSA Rocket 3:

      BSA Rocket 3 – Imperfections:

      BSA Rocket 3 – Auction Extras:

      More importantly, you can marvel at the Rocket 3 in all of its glory from every camera angle. The pictures certainly tell the story.

      For US Buyers, the Rocket 3 will be shipped from Sweetgrass, MT (59484).

      For Canadian and International Buyers, the Rocket 3 will be shipped from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

      Buyers may elect to have the bike delivered in a dry, free-rolling state or wrapped and fully secured on a purpose-built pallet at no additional cost, but MUST devise their own shipping arrangements accordingly (fork lift may be required).

      Payment shall consist of a US $1,000 deposit within 48 hours of being declared the auction winner or immediately upon processing the Buy It Now option.  Balance due in reasonable time by Bank Draft, Certified Check/Cheque or electronic transfer once Buyer and Seller have each provided the other with appropriate documentation to assure each party that the transaction is both safe and legitimate.

      Seller will hold the item for a reasonable time without charge, in order to allow the Buyer sufficient time to make shipping arrangements.  We will function as partners with honesty and integrity to make this purchase and sale a very pleasant transaction for each of us.

      Scammers are not welcome here.

      I purchased this bike from the elderly original owner many years ago and I am the only other human being to ever have had the pleasure of riding it.

      I invite you to be the third.

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