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shredzorv2
12-16-2012, 5:36 PM
Hey I found this old photo of my grandpa when he was stationed in Japan, I thought it looked like an old BSA or something, anyone recognize it?

http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a545/Shredzorv2/181803_3971716543345_1652037328_n_zpsca72ade6.jpg

tuba6869
12-16-2012, 6:29 PM
yeah looks like there is a BSA badge on the tank

bobscogin
12-16-2012, 9:09 PM
What's the time period? Looks like an early 50's Meguro to me. Perhaps a Model J "Junior" 250cc.

Bob

Jetblack
12-17-2012, 4:10 AM
BSA A7? Looks like that to me.

bobscogin
12-17-2012, 8:46 PM
BSA A7? Looks like that to me.

Front fork looks wrong for an A7. They didn't have the rubber gaiters at the bottom of the legs. Looks like a single cylinder. If it was a twin I think you'd see a pipe coming out on the left side even if it was a siamesed exhaust system.

Bob

Jetblack
12-18-2012, 2:34 AM
I didn't take it that far in, just fenders and tank. Perhaps one of the Bantams.