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

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

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 00-4071

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
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