1954 BSA A10 Road Rocket 650 pre unit motorcycle VINTAGE, ride and show

1954 Other Makes BSA Road Rocket

Price: US $3,550.00
Item location: Golden, Colorado, United States
Make: Other Makes
Model: BSA Road Rocket
Year: 1954
Mileage: 7,212
Color: Green
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear

Hello, nfortunately it is necessary to sell my 1954 BSA 650 Road Rocket! The bike was restored several years ago here in Colorado and I purchased it last year. I've ridden it just under 1000 miles and it has performed beautifully on every ride. The bike starts easily, ust advance the ignition, ickle the carb, nd give it a couple good kicks. Once you're used to the procedure it starts very easily every time, ot or cold. There is no smoke, o unusual engine or trans noise, nd it accelerates smoothly and shifts well. It is tuned for 7k feet above sea level, o if you're at sea level assume you'll need to jet the carb for altitude.
I put a new battery in the bike at the end of last summer and put on a pair of new Dunlop gold series K70 tires (has correct 18 inch rear, 9 inch front wheels), hey have maybe 100 miles on them. The bike has a quality replacement cloth wiring harness, o no old brittle wires to cause you trouble. The headlight and brake light work. These have no keyed switch, ust a kill switch, o if you ride it to the store bring a locking chain or cable!
The overall look and condition of the bike is very good. The chrome is nice, he green paint looks OK (some chips in tool box), here are no dents in the tank, il tank, r tool box., here are no tears in the seat, he black lacquer on the frame and parts is pretty good. I rode the bike to the big British Conclave held here in Colorado this past summer (2015), ntered it in the BSA motorcycle class, nd won first place with it! It is by no means a perfect 10 point trailer queen, t's just a nice clean rider and people liked and appreciated that.
Please look the 20 pictures that I have included with this auction over closely, want a happy buyer. These pictures do a much better job of showing the condition than my writing.
The Smiths Chronometric speedometer is in good shape, he tachometer moves but the needle catches on the face from time to time. These gauges open easily (the bezel unscrews unlike the later ones) and face plates are available. It just never bothered me enough to mess with it. The bars are obviously not original. There is one broken / filed cylinder fin under the carb on the right side. Cylinder head is in great shape as is the monobloc Amal carb. The magneto has a hot spark and has never given me any problems. And yes, he bike does mark its spot in the garage with some oil drips.
The bike has a clear Colorado title which is easily transferred to any other state with just a vin inspection at your end. I will also include a bill of sale. Here in Colorado they used to assign a vin to the older bikes and this one has an assigned vin plate attached to the frame at the head. Picture of title shows that it is titled as a 1954 BSA.
I hate to see this go, ut hopefully someone else will have some fun with and appreciate the bike. I see these sell from time to time here in the Denver area, nd even the incomplete untitled parts bikes needing a total rebuild bring 5k+. I've started this auction low and have a low reserve price.
Please ask questions and happy bidding!
Now for the other stuff; Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer. Both shipping arrangements and all shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. I've used HAULBIKES.COM for several transactions in the past and they have always done a great lob for me. You can use their online shipping calculator or give them a call. They can usually truck a bike to either coast for around $450. Use zip code 80033 as the origin when using the online calculator.
I will do what I can from this end to make sure the bike gets safely on the truck.
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due within 48 hours of the end of the auction. The balance is due in 7 days, efore the bike ships.

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