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Not too up on the classics but can someone here identify the bike my grandad is on ?
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Old 14th November 2019, 09:35 PM #2
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Re: Help Identifying bike

Your granny?

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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She's a big single, mid 20s (not yer granny) , in frame tank, and that looks like a BSA old logo on the tank.
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I'm gonna go with this one, a 600cc K2:



https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/bsa-1920-model-k2/
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I'm gonna go with this one, a 600cc K2:



https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/bsa-1920-model-k2/
It's not very often I say this here, but I am very fucking impressed!
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Looks like it's the more expensive chain drive model too.
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GS...

..or an Ariel..but the tank looks odd...
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That bike could be 25 years old in that photo. It looks like it's had a few bits and pieces done to it, Gawd knows what bike the parts came from.
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My best guess is that it's a BSA S29, but the exhaust header looks non-standard...
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Re: Help Identifying bike

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My best guess is that it's a BSA S29, but the exhaust header looks non-standard...
https://i657.photobucket.com/albums/...a065fe4927.jpg
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Nah, frame is all wrong.
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Re: Help Identifying bike

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Nah, frame is all wrong.
You're right....top tube missing...it's close though
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Looks like a Rudge from the mid twenties

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Re: Help Identifying bike

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That bike could be 25 years old in that photo. It looks like it's had a few bits and pieces done to it, Gawd knows what bike the parts came from.
Photoshop...its a brand new YingYong 125 cafe racer...saw them in BW.....
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Looks like a Rudge from the mid twenties

Engine casings are completely different.
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1920 AJS model D if I was forced to bet €50 on it.
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1920 AJS model D if I was forced to bet 50 on it.
Nah, they have inline V twin. Bike in the photo is a single.

Raleigh Model 20 with a BSA lump thrown into it?

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1927 BSA S27 500cc

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Nah, they have inline V twin. Bike in the photo is a single.

Raleigh Model 20 with a BSA lump thrown into it?

Not an in frame tank though.
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I'd say Gixxer's is the closest yet, it has the slightly shorter tank.
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However I'm now leaning towards a model L 350.



All we can really be sure of is its a 1920s BSA single. I reckon that's the closest we'll get.
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Now I'm losing the head altogether. Are they exposed pushrod on dewi's bike?

If so it's a 350 L27!
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Yup.,I think I give up after that.


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Yup.,I think I give up after that.

I think you're right. The exhaust is in the right place.
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And one would think so
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I think you're right. The exhaust is in the right place.
Yup I'd say that's it . Even the gear linkage rod and hand shifter look to be in same spots .
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James motorcycles have an add with a couple on it almost like your grandparents, bike looks identical
Look up James king of Motorcycle’s and you should find it
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