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BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby Rookster » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:30 pm

I have heard that Disney created a "thumper" logo for the BSA singles. I finally saw it on an advertisement for a Cheney built bike. Is it available as a decal? Does anyone have any more information about it?

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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby midgie » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:35 pm

This was the tank badge used on the heanes thumpers. our local dealer Ken heanes built 100 of these bikes using frames supplied by our local off road specialist eric cheney. the b50 motors, wheels and forks came direct from BSA. Ken wanted to build 500 of these bikes but after Alan Clews of ccm purchased 400 b50 motors from them and Bsa were still making the 73 model mx there were not many motors left. I do remember Ken telling me that Disney were not best pleased at him using their logo, but Ken being Ken this didn't phase him!

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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby midgie » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:58 pm

One of Kens advertising flyers of the time.
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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby midgie » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 pm

midgie wrote:One of Kens advertising flyers of the time.
motorbike book.jpg

I hope that answers some of you're questions rookster.

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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby Rookster » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:10 am

Thanks Midgie. It's a cool logo and an interesting bit of history about a B50 variant.

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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby beat » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:23 pm

this is the one on my original tank
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the thumper rabbit...

stil looking fresh <216

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Re: BSA Disney Thumper Image

Postby Sbanker » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:29 pm

Here is a source for a close replica of the BSA Thumper decal.

http://www.hobbit-classic-mx.co.uk/Stic ... lates.html


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