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Early bike motor? You tell me


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Frame looks like BSA engine is way cool but not sure if it goes with frame. Email me and I can send more pis
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Gravely made a T head engine similar. Can't see enough to tell.
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Default Re: Early bike motor? You tell me

Has a kick starter in the box it came with
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The head is Gravely. If it fits the block, it's for a Gravely Model L walk-behind tractor.
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Default Re: Early bike motor? You tell me

I also, was thinking it is for a Gravely walk behind tractor.
If I am not mistaken, the motor is a Kohler.
I don't know what the arrangement between Kohler & Gravely was. Did gravely use kohler engines exclusively.
I've never saw a kick start gravely tractor. So that might not be for the engine at hand.
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That's a Gravely-built T-head engine.
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BSA never made a T head that I know of. Looks Gravely to me.
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It's a model L Gravely engine built by Studebaker.
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From what I can see it looks like a 500cc BSA thumper I use to race one good bike with a little work.
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hi,that is a model L gravely engine for shure.Not bsa.the engine is fed oil from the gear box.you would need the gear box to run the engine.or fabricat an oil sump and a pump.thanks ken
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Definitely Gravely model L 5.5 hp You can see the shaft and block that drives the mag in your pic.
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