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1971 BSA Rocket | 1971 BSA Classic Motorcycle in Studio City CA | 4364825629

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1971 BSA Rocket is a 1971 BSA Classic Motorcycle in Studio City CA
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Used 1971 BSA
Studio City, CA

Hans Schwind purchased this BSA Rocket III from Motorrad Narr in Munich in 1971. Over the next year or so he modified the bike, fitting Borrani wheel rims, a 4LS Fontana front brake, clip-on handlebars, and a fairing. He then used the BSA on the road for some 4-5 years. In 1977 Hans purchased a 'Rob North'-type racing frame kit, which also included a fuel tank, front fork, and exhaust. The first test of the machine in its new form took place in 1978. Hans Schwind also wanted the engine tuned for racing, and it was modified by Schott in Munich, incorporating a lightened crankshaft, BLW valves, ported cylinder head, 32mm carburettors, a Mini Cooper clutch in aluminium (from MBB), and Gröber ignition. The BSA was finally finished in 1982.After Hans suffered a heart attack, the bike was dismantled and re-assembled in 1991/1992. The frame was powder-coated, the cycle parts repainted, and a new front fork and twin disc brakes fitted. By now the BSA was only useable for racing and was no longer road legal. Its first competitive outing was in April 1993 at Monza, a 750cc Classic race. The bike was very quick in qualifying, but suffered engine damage. A new engine from marque specialist Richard Peckett was installed in 1993. Featuring a centre-plug 'head, this 750cc unit was built to 'medium-fast' specification, producing 83bhp (as achieved by the works bikes in period).
October 8 2016 on Oodle
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