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.britishbikebits.com or www.burtonbikebits.net Tel: 01530 564362