BSA Books & Literature

PARTS BOOKS are probably the most useful book to have. Every year BSA issued a parts book that covered all the models for that year up until 1952. In about 1950 they began to issue parts books for each model group that covered several years in one book. These books covered more and more years until there were too many changes to be contained in one book and a new book was started. The problem for restorers wishing to return their machine to ‘as built’ specification is that parts fitted to later years are, where suitable, listed for earlier machines with no mention of the earlier part. For example a cast widget may be fitted in 1950 but in 1951 it was changed to a sheet metal one and because they both do the same job the 1949 to 1953 parts book only shows the sheet metal one for all years. A 1949 to 1953 parts book may be taken to be correct for a 1953 model but may well be quite inaccurate for a 1949 model. In the multiple year parts books if a year is given after the description of the part, this usually means up to or from that year and you will need to check the other descriptions, and read between the lines!
BSA, in common with other manufacturers, began the model year in the previous August and some of the parts book dates refer to the year of manufacture not the model year. We have tried to correct this anomaly in the list below. If you are unsure of the year of your BSA we can check your engine and frame numbers against our lists.

OWNERS GUIDES were supplied with the machine when new and cover controls, minor servicing and even how to ride the motorcycle!

SERVICE SHEETS were the closest that BSA came to issuing a manual for pre-unit machines. Each sheet covered a different aspect of maintenance, overhaul or information; sometimes for just one model but sometimes for the whole range. Our reprints contain all the relevant sheets for a particular model group but many of the sheets are in more than one collection. The complete set of service sheets is a large loose-leaf book; if you are interested in obtaining a complete set please enquire.

HAYNES MANUALS are well known and are pretty good, their main drawback being that the actual example that they use in order to write the book is very well covered but variants somewhat less so.

ROY BACON BOOKS are also well known; they contain a wealth of information and are particularly useful for the enormous number of pictures both from contemporary sources and later detail photographs making them very useful for the restorer. The restoration guides give a lot of detail on how to restore and on yearly changes. The other books are arranged chronologically and cover the history of the various model groups.

Many other parts books, owners’ guides and manuals are available back to 1914, in fact about another 150 items in addition to those listed below, all high quality and complete reproductions, please enquire.

 

COVERING ALL MODELS (1930-52) These parts books have many pages and in order to reduce the cost the pages covering dealers, GPO and AA special parts, sidecars and the numerical index have been omitted. We can supply these if required.

 

Description

Years

Models

Part Number

Motor Cycling Electrical Manual (reprint)

All WM63ELEC

Lucas maintenance book

1936-62 All WMLUCAS DYNO

Lucas maintenance book

1936-62 All WMLUCAS ALT

BSA Service Tools List

1940s-70s All 00-5726

Owners guide

1930-36 All 00-8010

Parts book, 178 pages

1936 All 00-5021

Parts book, 90 pages

1938 All 00-5015

Parts book, 114 pages

1939 All 00-5016

Parts book, 55 pages

1940 All 00-5017

Parts book, 41 pages

1946 All 00-5018

Parts book, 100 pages

1947 All 00-5019

Parts book, 96 pages

1948 All 00-5020

Parts book, 100 pages

1949 All 00-5022

Parts book, supplement, 107 pages

1950 All 00-5023

Parts book, 146 pages

1951-52 All 00-5014

A Group 1950-72

     

Parts book (not long stroke A7, see ‘all models’ above)

1950-53 A7/10 00-5002

Parts book (better than 00-5003 for these years)

1954-55 A7/10 00-5003A

Parts book

1954-57 A7/10 00-5003

Parts book

1958-59 A7/10 00-5013

Parts book

1960-62 A7/10 (not RGS) 00-5086

Parts Book

1960-62 A10 RGS 00-5004A

Service sheets, improved version, with index, 182 pages

1947-63 A7/10 00-8006

Owners Guide

1947-50 A7 00-4061

Owners Guide, plunger models but covers S’arm suspension

1950-54 A7/10 00-4080

Owners guide

1957-58 A7/10 00-4062

Owners guide

1958-62 A7/10 00-4063

Owners guide

1960-62 A7/10 00-4078

Gold Portfolio – reprint of assorted period road test and articles

1947-62 A pre-unit OG-GP1

Haynes workshop manual

1947-62 A (pre-unit) WM47A

BSA Twins Restoration Guide by Roy Bacon, all A7/10 & A50/65 models

OG94

BSA Twins & Triples by Roy Bacon, hardback history of all the A group

OG98

B Group 1950-72

     

Parts book (inc. 1953 supplement) (not 1953 Gold Star)

1949-53 B31/33 00-5005

Parts book

1954 B31/33 00-5008

Parts book

1954-55 B31/33 00-5008

Parts book

1954-57 B31/33 00-5006

Parts book

1958-59 B31/33 00-5007

Service sheets, improved version, with index, 168 pages

1946-60 B31/33 00-8007

Owners guide

1946-55 B31/33 00-4064

Owners guide, alternator model

1958-60 B31/33 00-4079

Haynes workshop manual (pre-unit engines)

1954-62 B/M WM54B

Haynes workshop manual

1958-72 B/C (unit engines) WM58SING

Gold Portfolio – reprint of assorted period road test and articles

1945-63 Singles OG-GP3

‘Gold Star and other singles’ hardback history by Roy Bacon

1945-72 B/C/M/D OG97

Singles Restoration Guide by Roy Bacon, all post war singles, soft cover

OG93

C Group

     

Parts book

1949-53 C10/11 00-5000

Parts book

1954-58 C10L/11G/12 00-5001

Service sheets, improved version, with index, 124 pages

1946-53 C10/11 00-4021

Service sheets, improved version with index, 133 pages

1954-57 C10L 00-8004

Service sheets, with index, l25pages

1954-58 C11G/12 00-8009

Owners guide

1954 C10L/11G 00-4058

Owners guide

1956 C10L 00-4060

Owners guide

1956-58 C12 00-4058

Gold Portfolio – reprint of assorted period road test and articles

1945-63 Singles OG-GP3

Gold Portfolio – reprint of assorted period road test and articles

1964-74 Singles OG-GP4

‘Gold Star and other singles’ hardback history by Roy Bacon

1945-72 B/C/M/D OG97

Singles Restoration Guide by Roy Bacon, all post war singles, soft cover

OG93

M Group

     

Parts book

1940-45 WM20 00-5010

Parts book

1949-58 M20/21/33 00-5009

Service sheets, improved version, with index, 144 pages

1938-63 M including M33 00-8003

Instruction book

1940-45 WM20 00-5012

Owners guide

1947-62 M 00-4077

Gold Portfolio – reprint of assorted period road test and articles

1945-63 Singles OG-GP3

Haynes workshop manual

1954-62 M/B WM54B

‘Gold Star and other singles’ hardback history by Roy Bacon

1945-72 B/C/M/D OG97

Singles Restoration Guide by Roy Bacon, all post war singles, soft cover

OG93


Please find below a list of literature for the
A65. Owners guides are what would have been issued with the motorbike from new. This covers greasing points, oil levels, tyre pressures etc. The Service sheets are an old version of a Haynes manual. They are very good and our preferred manual. Back in the day, a garage would call up BSA, say they were rebuilding the gearbox, BSA would send them Service Sheet No 101 which covered just the gearbox. We have combined all of the Service Sheets into one Super Service Sheet. The ultimate companion for any rebuild, well ,second companion after your favourite drill. 

WM61A

1962-73

A50/65

Haynes Manual

00-4096

1962

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4115

?

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4116

<1966

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4121

<1966

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4117

1966

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4134

1967

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4142

1968

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4153

1969

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4170

1970

A50/65

Owners guide

00-4184

1971-72

A50/65

Owners guide

00-5101

1962-63

A50/65

Parts book

00-5116

1964

A50/65

Parts book

00-5118

1965

A50/65

Parts book

00-5126

1966

A50/65

Parts book

00-5129

1967

A50/65

Parts book 

00-5137

1968

A50/65

Parts book

00-5145

1969

A50/65

Parts book

00-5707

1970

A50/65

Parts book

00-5722

1971

A50/65

Parts book 

00-5733

1972

A50/65

Parts book

00-4192

1962-65

A50/65

Workshop manual

00-4123

1966-68

A50/65

Workshop manual

00-4177

1969-70

A50/65

Workshop manual

00-4189

1971-72

A50/65

Workshop manual


Please find below a list of literature for the
B25 & C25.

WM58Sing

All

B25/C25

Haynes Manual

00-4131

1967

B25

Owners guide

00-4141

1968

B25

Owners guide

00-4144

1969-70

B25

Owners guide

00-4183

1971-72

B25

Owners guide

00-5138

1968

B25

Parts book

00-5197

1969

B25

Parts book

00-5709

1970

B25

Parts book 

00-5720

1971

B25

Parts book 

00-4136

1967-68

B25

Workshop manual

00-4176

1969-70

B25

Workshop manual

00-4188

1971-72

B25

Workshop manual

00-4138

1967

C25

Owners guide

00-4139

1967

C25

Owners guide

00-5133

1967

C25

Parts book 

Please find below a list of literature for the B40

00-4193

WD

B40

Manual

00-4194

WD

B40

Manual

00-3999

WD

B40

Owners guide

00-4133

WD MK1

B40

Parts book

00-5093

1961-64

B40

Parts book

00-5121

1965

B40S/SS

Parts book

00-5122

1965

B40ES

Parts book

00-5711

Rough Rider

B40

Parts book 

00-8001

All

C15/B40

Service Sheets

Please find below a list of literature for the B44

00-4122 1966 B44 VE Owners guide 
00-4127 1967 B44 VE Owners guide 
00-4128 1966-68 B44 Workshop manual
00-4130 1966 B44 V GP Owners guide 
00-4131 1967 B44 V Owners guide 
00-4132 1966 B44 V Owners guide 
00-4136 1967-68 B44 Workshop manual
00-4138 1965-67 B44 Owners guide
00-4139 1967 B44 Owners guide 
00-4141 1968 B44 SS Owners guide 
00-4144 1969 B44 V Owners guide 
00-4176 1969-70 B44 Workshop manual
00-5127 1967 B44 VE Parts book
00-5127A 1967 B44 VE Parts book supplement
00-5132 1967 B44 VS Parts book  
00-5134 1967 B44 VR/SS Parts book
00-5139 1968 B44 SS Parts book
00-5142 1968 B44 VS Parts book  
00-5146 1969 B44 VS Parts book 
00-5706 1969 B44 SS Parts book 
00-5708 1970 B44 VS Parts book
00-5712 1970 B44 SS Parts book  

 

Please find below a list of literature for the B50

00-4183

1971-72

B50

 

Owners guide

00-4221

1971-72

B50

MX

Owners guide

00-5732

1971-73

B50

 

Parts book

00-4188

1971-72

B50

 

Workshop manual


Please find below a list of literature for the
C15. 

WM58Sing

1958-72

 All

Haynes Manual

00-4125

1959-66

  All

Owners guide

00-5074

1959

 All 

Parts book

00-5105

1960-64

  All

Parts book 

00-5119

1965-67

Star / SS

Parts book

00-5120

1965-67

Trials / Scrambles

Parts book

00-8001

1959-67

  All

Service sheets


Please find below a list of literature for
Bantams. 

WM48BANT 1948-71 D Haynes manual
00-5043 1954 D Parts book
00-4020 1948-66 D1/3/5/7 Service sheets
00-5034 1948-51 D1 Owners guide
00-4056 1956-60 D1/3 Owners guide
00-5011 1949-54 D1/3 Parts book
00-5077 1954-56 D1/3 Parts book
00-5078 1958-63 D1 Parts book
00-4036 1948-63 D1/3/5 Owners guide
00-4124 1967 D10 Sports/Bushman Owners guide
00-4146 1967 D10 Supreme Owners guide
00-5130 1967 D10 Silver/Supreme Parts book
00-5131 1967 D10 Sports Parts book
00-5135 1967 D10 Bushman Parts book
00-4135 1967 D10 Workshop manual
00-4152 1968 D14 Workshop manual
00-4140 1968 D14/4 Owners guide
00-5140 1968 D14/4 Parts book
00-5144 1968 D14/4B Parts book
00-5143 1968 D14/4S Parts book
00-4155 1969 D175 Owners guide
00-5701 1969-70 D175 Parts book
00-5702 1969-70 B175 Bushman Parts book
00-4169 1969-70 D175 Workshop manual
00-4036 1948-63 D3

Owners guide

00-5077 1954-56 D3 Parts book
00-4036 1948-63 D5 Owners guide
00-5071 1958 D5 Parts book
00-4056 1956-60 D7 Owners guide
00-4112 1965-66 D7 Owners guide
00-5079 1959-60 D7 Super Parts book
00-5080 1960-62 D7 Super Parts book
00-5124 1961-66 D7 Super Parts book
00-5115 1962-65 D7 Trail & Pastoral Parts book
00-5136 1967 D7 GPO Parts book

 

 Please find below a list of literature for the BSA A75

00-5141 1969 A75 Parts book
00-5710 1970 A75 Parts book
00-5723 1971 A75 Parts book
00-5731 1972 A75 Parts book
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