Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Sat
9:00 am 39th CAROL NASH BRISTOL CLASSIC ... @ The Royal Bath & West Showground
39th CAROL NASH BRISTOL CLASSIC ... @ The Royal Bath & West Showground
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm
NOTE – Date change due to inclement weather What’s on From humble beginnings in 1980, the show has grown and evolved into Britain’s greatest annual celebration of all that is best about the motorcycles of[...]
Feb
24
Sun
9:00 am Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cogenhoe Swap Meet 2019 @ Cogenhoe Village Hall
MEMBERS ONLY FREE EVENT Come along to the Cogenhoe Village Hall for the superb Swap Meet. Free Tables available for you to sell your spare triple parts and there will be lots available for purchase.[...]
Apr
27
Sat
9:00 am The 39th Carole Nash Internation... @ Staffordshire County Showground
The 39th Carole Nash Internation... @ Staffordshire County Showground
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
A flagship event of the classic motorcycling calendar, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycle Show is well into its fourth decade and is still going strong. Welcoming the very best that classic British motorcycling has[...]

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BSA Rocket 3

BSA Rocket 3 (A75)

The bike was originally to be called the BSA A75 Tri Star but this was subsequently changed to Rocket 3.  The Rocket 3 is in most respects the same as the Triumph Trident T150.  It differs in having cylinders inclined at fifteen degrees from the vertical and the use of a twin down tube frame.  As with the Triumph variant, Ogle styling was adopted.

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1969 BSA Rocket 3

Engine

OHV air cooled transverse 3 cylinder

Bore and stroke 67 x 70mm

Capacity 741cc

Compression ratio 9.5:1

Claimed output 58bhp @ 7250rpm

Carburation 3 x Amal 27mm concentric

Raygun silencers

Transmission

Endless triplex chain primary drive

Borg & Beck single plate dry clutch

Four speed constant mesh gearbox

Frame

Duplex cradle, all welded tubular

Suspension

Triumph type telescopic front forks

Girling rear shock absorber struts

Wheels and Tyres

Front rim WM2 x 19”

Rear rim WM3 x 19”

Front tyre 3.25 x 19” Dunlop K70

Rear tyre 4.10 x 19” Dunlop K81

Brakes

Front 8” dia. Twin leading shoe drum

Rear 7” single leading shoe drum

Tank capacities

Fuel 4.25 gallons

Oil 5 pints

Electrical

12V 8Ah battery

Lucas 120W alternator

Lucas rectifier and zener diode regulator

Dry weight

470lb

Colour Schemes

Black frame, Flamboyant Red or Flamboyant Blue

 

1970 changes

4.10 x 19” Dunlop TT100 front tyre

Revised gearbox ratio – 3rd gear lowered slightly

1971 changes

Optional 5-speed gearbox

Conical hub front and rear brakes

No front fork gaiters, Girling exposed spring rear units

Direction indicators

Colour scheme, Flamboyant Red/Flamboyant Blue/Firecracker Red. Frame Dove Grey

1972 changes

5-speed gearbox is fitted to some BSA A75

Colour scheme, black frame, Burgundy