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Details about  1971 BSA Rocket 3 A75R

71 BSA Rocket 3 III Clear Title w/ Certificate of Date of Production

1971 BSA Rocket 3 A75R

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Up for auction is a great, operating and head turning '71 BSA Rocket 3 A75R with clear title and

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Mar 30, 2014
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US $11,000.00
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Item location:
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
 
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Up for auction is a great, operating and head turning '71 BSA Rocket 3 A75R with clear title and certificate of production. It's previous owner gave up and decided to sell. I had the restoration finished by a British motorcycle technician (in Doraville GA) near Atlanta. It's not without it's british oil leaks but it's minimal. I have ridden 500+ miles since restoration. Mainly to local meet-ups, around the neighborhood and a couple times on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Never dropped. I am selling because I want something new.Items to be aware of:- Left side foot peg needs tightening - (I don't have the tools to do this).- Needs mirrors- Gear lever side has some blemishes that need buffing.- small blemish in chrome around gas cap- The previous owner sealed the inside of the tank and it's starting to peel in areas (has not effected the fuel flow).- Needs a horn - Primary cover has a small shallow crack- Drips oil- Seat is missing a little trim- Minor scratch on side panel near bottom lock nut
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): GE00898 Year: 1971
Exterior Color: Gray Make: BSA
Engine Size (cc): 750 Model: Rocket 3 A75R
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Type: Standard
Vehicle Title: Clear Mileage: 11,100
For Sale By: Private Seller

1971 BSA Rocket 3 III A75R 

#GE00898 - Matching Numbers (engine and frame).
Documented date of production certificate
Clear Virginia Title
Starts, Rides, Runs smooth and sounds great.

     

Up for auction is my personally owned great, operating and head turning '71 BSA Rocket 3 A75R with clear title and certificate of production. Mileage on odometer reads 21,767. It's previous owner gave up and decided to sell. I had the restoration finished by a British motorcycle technician (British and American in Doraville GA) near Atlanta. I purchased this bike 3/4 restored. It's previous owner gave up and decided to sell.  It's not without it's british oil leaks but it's minimal. I have ridden 500+ miles since restoration. Mainly to local meet-ups, around the neighborhood and a couple times on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Never dropped.

     

The pictures below are large and a honest representation of what the bike looks like. I'm not going to make excuses for oil stains, blemishes, chips, scratches, etc. The images show a bike that is adult ridden and enjoyed and not put in a glass case.

   

Background About This Bike and the Rocket 3:
  • Restored by a technician with experience riding and restoring BSA and Triumph Triples 
  • Tri-Spark ignition installed
  • Seat was restored and a bit more cushiony
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  • Bike is constantly garaged and never ridden in the rain or left outside in the weather.
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  • Paint was sourced from Don Hutchinson (http://hutchinsoncycle.com/services/paint/)
  • A great example of a restored 1971 Rocket 3
  • This is one of the rarest and most collectible BSA Triples 
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  • It is estimated just over 1,000 of these bikes were built for 1971 
  • 1971 turned out to be one of BSA's most successful racing seasons 
  • Dick Mann won the prestigious Daytona 200 mile road race on his BSA Rocket 3 
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  • The longer and lighter front end on the '71, due to the different bodywork and the smaller tank (2.5 gallons) makes the bike more nimble than other Rocket 3 models

The glitches and cosmetics
  • Left side foot peg needs tightening - (I don't have the tools to do this).
  • Needs mirrors
  • Trip meter does not work (Odometer WORKS)
  • Gear lever side has some blemishes that need buffing.
  • small blemish in chrome around gas cap
  • The previous owner sealed the inside of the tank and it's starting to peel in areas (has not effected the perforce or fuel flow).
  • Needs a horn (wiring is there and functioning just needs the horn hooked on and it's ready)
  • Primary cover has a small crack
  • Seat is missing a little trim from putting the bike on the center stand
  • Drips oil
  • I think the side panel lock nuts are not original - they are buggy to fit in place.
  • Minor scratch on side panel near bottom lock nut.
  • A few chips in paint on frame.

Included with Sale:
  • Certificate of production date
  • Haynes Manual for BSA Rocket 3 and Trident
  • Vintage BSA Key Chain Fob (shown in pictures)
  • XL BSA T-Shirt (british green)

Below are some links to a YouTube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGnJU2QocFc&feature=em-upload_owner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16Cznyb7PhA&feature=youtu.be

Below is a YouTube video of riding the bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cANgtqNngNM&feature=youtu.be


 

The riding experience is so different from the traditional British twin that every vintage bike fan should at least try to own one - once, anyway :)
    Overall, this is a great, operating and head turning '71 BSA Rocket 3.

 

71 Rocket 3 Article links:

 

http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/november-december-2004/page/110/

 

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-british-motorcycles/1971-bsa-rocket-3.aspx

 


 

This is my answer to the RESERVE PRICE:
    "I encourage everyone to bid what you think the motorcycle is worth to you. However I don’t make my reserve prices available, in order to be fair to other bidders. I appreciate your understanding. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions. Thanks!"


 

The motorcycle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed, written or implied.
    This is a vintage British Motor Bike and you should know what you're auctioning on. No Refunds.

 

Bidding/Payment:

 

A $500.00 deposit  will be required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal*. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released.
    *     If full payment is with Pay-Pal Buyer there is an additional 3% cost on final auction price to offset fees.

 

If all the funds are not received as indicated above, I reserve the right to  resell the motorcycle by re-listing or to another bidder. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his/her cost. The motorcycle is locally listed for sale and the EBay listing may be deleted prior to the auction end if the Motorcycle is sold.

 
 

Delivery/ Pick-up/ Shipping:

 

Overseas buyers are welcome to bid, however arragements for pick-up must be made within 14 days of close of auction.

 

Buyer is responsible freight, pick-up, delivery fees, insurances and anything to protect the buyer from loss or damage of the motorcycle while in transit.

 

I will deliver within 100 mile radius of Roanoke, VA for an additional $50.  
    I'm easy to work with and will resonably help you. If you have questions please feel free to ask.
 

 

 



 

Thanks for looking

 

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