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Old 01-15-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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BSA A75 Rocket 3, How rare?

There is a really cool BSA A75 Rocket 3 for sale on Ebay. I am not familiar with these but seems like a rare model. Can anyone tell me how rare they are? I considering a bid on it.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Here in NZ they come up about once or twice a year.
$12k this one went for.
Same sort of money gets you a Commando these days here.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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Rocket Threes are fairly rare, although there were more '69s than later ones. They are bringing surprising money.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:28 AM   #4
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Are they Whitworth or SAE? Of course if a new owners tool box is all metric anyway it may not matter.
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Old 01-16-2015, 06:48 AM   #5
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Most of the hardware on the triples is SAE, or more properly, English, which should not be confused with Whitworth or British Standard. There is some British hardware, but you'll not find anything metric.

If you're considering a triple, be aware that many Brit specialists will have nothing to do with them. There's a steep and expensive learning curve.
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Old 01-17-2015, 03:02 AM   #6
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:07 AM   #7
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That one is going to take a very large and well filled wallet to do.........
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:13 AM   #8
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What is the appeal of a 'Barn Find'? isn't 'Heated Garage Owned By Professional Mechanic Find' better?

That looks like a money grabbing Ho if I ever did see one. She'll let you ride her once in a while and then one morning you will wake up and all your money is gone. Run away! Lots of hard to find cosmetic parts look like shit. Whoever bid it up to over 4K need to have their meds increased

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Old 01-20-2015, 01:43 PM   #9
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I have one of those 69 models. Not really that rare but command serious cash. As has been said that "barn find" is going to empty your wallet fast. In retrospect I should have bought another Norton.
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Old 01-20-2015, 05:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Hammerfist7 View Post

Too much money for a bike in that condition.......

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