Welcome to Lightning Spares LTD. BSA Specialists

Stainless Steel: BSA Parts: Tools & Extractors: Books & Manuals:

 As we are now retired and the shop is closed, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their custom over the years. It has been a pleasure to serve you. We hope to see some of you at various events we will be attending now we have the time. The stock has been sold and an announcement will be made as to who has it so you can still buy our excellent quality parts.


We will be retiring at the end of May so this is the last chance for you to buy the business. Also anybody out there wishing to buy spares, some of which are only available from us get on the phone.
If the business doesn't sell then we will be looking to sell off all the stock. Have a think about taking advantage of a good opportunity to get into the spares business. The opportunity includes a book printing business. We also manufacture many BSA parts which we sell to the major distributors and other dealers.

BikeOutside our high street shop. An unstaged picture, nice that people turn up on their BSA's. The A10 in the background is ours, on which we have done over 80,000 miles all round Europe.


Inside the shop, the genuine Transatlantic Trophy awarded to the British team which beat the Americans in 1971, riding BSA and Triumph triples can be seen to the right.



Chris and I would like to thank all those people who have phoned us or sent messages wishing us well for our retirement. You are just the best customers anybody could have. For those of you worried about where you are going to get the same quality products with the great service, don't worry as we are hoping somebody will take over the shop. It is a great opportunity for somebody. We have already had a few enquiries, so if you are interested don't wait until it is too late. The shop premises are rented so the business can be moved anywhere.


Due to retirement this year, our thriving business is for sale. This comprises the retail and wholesale sales, parts manufacturing, and book printing. It is a great opportunity to enter into business. Interested parties please contact us by phone or email for an informal and confidential chat. Meanwhile, to our loyal customers and potential customers, we will be operating as normal throughout the year, supplying you with quality parts at fair prices.

We have just uncovered a large haul of obsolete genuine BSA and Triumph stock some of which nobody else has, which we are currently doing an inventory of. We will be publishing a PDF of it all on the website, as soon as we are done. There is about a ton of it but we have 3 people working on it so watch this space, the list will keep being updated so call back.Find it here Rare parts list

Please note: From October 2014 we will be changing our opening hours for Saturdays. We will now be open from 9:00 am until 13:00 pm.

Check out our Facebook page for updates.

As well as the Transatlantic trophy we also have on display a genuine factory sectioned engined restored by Steve Foden of the BSAOC

Many new stainless parts back in stock.See the Stainless Steel page

New product Big End Bolts and Nuts made by ARP.67-1536 in BSA parts news.

Certain browsers may need the products button, above left, right clicked to allow the stainless etc. buttons to be clicked.

If you are looking for parts for your BSA motorcycle, we have in stock around 20,000 parts and what we believe, is the largest range of stainless steel parts, for BSA's available in the world. If we do not have your part, we will do our best to source it for you. Our products and services are of the highest quality, and at very competitive prices. All stainless parts are made in the UK. We offer a personal, professional service, and have a world-wide customer base.      

For over 30 years we have successfully provided the finest, high quality stainless steel parts, for BSA and other vintage motorcycles. We pride ourselves on our product range and quality customer service. Our goal is to expand our product range, continue to provide our customers with excellent customer service, quality parts and services at reasonable, competitive prices.

Please beware that,some of our customers have brought to our attention that, there are some stainless steel parts being sold very cheaply at the moment, by various people. Unlike ours, these are made in the far east, do not have the bearing surfaces ground and, in some cases have incorrect dimensions. You have been warned.


Stainless Steel:

We have, what we believe, is the largest range of top quality, high grade stainless steel BSA parts, plus nuts, bolts, screws, washers, studs and split pins for BSA’s in the country. Check out the page regularly for back in stock and new items.

tools and extractors

BSA Parts:

With over 20,000 BSA parts, we probably have what you are looking for. We actually make over 230 parts for BSA's ourselves. All made in the UK, such as the A65 primary chain tensioners below.

BSA steel

Tools & Extractors:

We have the most comprehensive range of service tools, pullers and extractors for your BSA.


Books & Manuals:

We have books and manuals dating back to 1949 so, whatever your model, we have the parts book and manual to go with it.

Book and manuals

Bike Painting:

The work is produced by a seasoned professional with outstanding results. Please see our Service Page for details.

bike painting

Wheel Building:

Need a wheel building? We can help and have just the guy to do the job using chrome, alloy or stainless rims and if you wish stainless spokes. Please contact us for more details.

weel building

Opening Times

MON: 9:30AM – 5PM

TUES: 9:30AM – 5PM


THURS: 9:30AM – 5PM

FRI: 9:30AM – 5PM

SAT: 9:00AM – 1PM





DIRECTIONS: Turn off M60 at Junction 7 onto the A56 direction Altrincham and Sale. We are located on the left about 100m past the first set of traffic lights (past the Ducati showroom).
Parking (off street) on Dargle Rd & Denmark Rd.

Metro: Dane Rd station, 5 minute walk.

PHONE: 0161 969 3850