The Classic Motorcycle

05 Suspension Separate, undamped

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springs provided compressio­n and rebound for the plunger suspension. The swinging

arm suspension of later models moved on ‘Silentbloc’ bushes pressed

into the swinging arm. Twin Girling suspension units combined springing and damping. BSA’s hydraulica­lly damped telescopic front forks had replaced girders soon after the war. They were fitted to all the A-series twins, although there were minor difference­s to the slider spindle bosses when full-width hubs were

adopted in 1956.

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