BSA Parts Catalogue for 1971 Twin Cylinder Models
Re-printed coil bound copy of the factory publication, A4 page size.
Covering Frame and Engine Numbers (at start of production year)
1971: A65 Thunderbolt: A65T-
A65 Lightning: A65L-
A65 Firebird Scrambler: A65FS-
In 1969 a new numbering system was introduced using a two letter prefix for the month and model season year.
The first letter designates months as follows:
A: January B: February C: March D: April E: May G: June H: July
J: August K: September N: October P: November X: December
The second letter is the year code:
E: August 1970 to July 1971 for bikes made for 1971 selling season.
Numbering started at 00101 and carried across all models.