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It’s doubt­ful BSA ever ex­pect­ed­cted theirthei mo­tor­cy­clesmyes to still be in use 50 or more years af­ter their man­u­fac­ture, as they were in the mar­ket of sell­ing new bikes each year, so hope­fully the old ones would be traded in. How­ever, the fact is, thanks to the clas­sic scene in gen­eral and the Pre-65 comp scene in par­tic­u­lar, bikes such as BSA’S B40 model have an ex­tended life and things wear, es­pe­cially if there’s a rider’s boot in­volved in their work­ing life. So it is not an un­rea­son­able thing to ex­pect the splines on a gearchange shaft to be less than pris­tine af­ter such a pas­sage of time. Bur­ton Bike Bits have a handy re­pair shaft avail­able to re­place the splined part which does wear rather than the whole gearchange quad­rant which doesn’t wear all that much. The old shaft needs re­mov­ing and the new one is welded in place, job done. The shaft is suit­able for a num­ber of BSA mod­els and some smaller Tri­umphs too ac­cord­ing to the list on their web­site.

WHAT IS IT? It is a re­place­ment shaft for the gearchange quad­rant on all man­ner of BSA unit sin­gles and twins. WHAT’S IT COST? It’ll set you back £13.16 in­clud­ing VAT but there will be post and pack­ing to add. WHERE DO YOU GET IT? Bur­ton Bike Bits www.british­ or www.bur­ton­ Tel: 01530 564362

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