BSA Super Rocket 667 FMP
I spotted this photo on Facebook taken at the Ace Cafe & recognised the reg. no. as one of my old bikes.
Going by the tank it looks like it started life as a 500, but by the time I bought it in 1977 it had a Super Rocket engine. I wonder who he was? He looks happy enough.
Here the bike has different bars & levers, a car headlight & what looks like a chromed front mudguard, & a bent footrest.
|I'd just bought it when these were taken, you can just see a fiberglass petrol tank & a BMW style cockpit fairing & a ghastly 'lace curtain' effect paint job. These photos were taken on a UBs run to (I think) Weymouth 1977.|
Just starting to change it around
It had straight bars & 'John Tickle' headlamp brackets behind the fairing. The awful crash-bars, went in the skip around the corner. The paintwork's still on the chainguard. That's a skinny version of me, I'd have been around 21 when this was taken.
I took it to the IOM TT in 1978 by which time I'd fitted different forks, a nice export tank, a 2LS front brake & ally rims.
When the 6 spring BSA clutch fell apart I fitted a Norton clutch, a great improvement + proper headlamp brackets & comfortable bars. (Not unlike the first owners).
This was taken at the Union Mills campsite
This is what it looked like when I sold it. Apparently the next owner knocked the ends out shortly afterwards.
It isn't on the DVLA database so was probably broken for spares, a shame as it was a damn good bike.
This is what it probably looked like when it was new. I think it looked better in the photo on the left.
Oh look there's a garden gnome on the seat. This looks like a good restoration apart from the missing airfilter.
|I've recently been told (Nov.2020) that Terry Hobbs later owned it, took it out to 823CC & sucessfully raced it. Following that it changed hands again & has been put back on the road, but I've no proof of this. Anyone out there know much about Terry Hobbs bikes?|
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