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Old 08-24-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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Couldn't find a BSA thread in Old's Cool though there might be one.......here is a recent barn find...1957 BSA A10 Golden Flash...rolls easy...kicks through...carb isn't even stuck....looking for a seat and tank....more pics in the link...

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Old 08-24-2014, 06:40 AM   #2
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Nice find! Probably correct tank for the US market is on the bike. Decent aftermarket seats are available.

If you want the large home market tank, those are thin on the ground and priced accordingly. The Indian made tanks are available but some report fit issues depending on which rock they used to form the tank .

A well sorted A10 is a sweet bike. Friend of mine in VA has a 61 Golden Flash, it is hands down one of the nicest motorcycles I have ever ridden, period. He has it upgraded to a TLS brake in the front, the rest, just well put together. He rode it to Ohio a few weeks ago, close to 1000 miles that weekend trouble free.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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Couldn't find a BSA thread in Old's Cool though there might be one.......here is a recent barn find...1957 BSA A10 Golden Flash...rolls easy...kicks through...carb isn't even stuck....looking for a seat and tank....more pics in the link...

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:39 AM   #4
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Nice find! Probably correct tank for the US market is on the bike. Decent aftermarket seats are available.

If you want the large home market tank, those are thin on the ground and priced accordingly. The Indian made tanks are available but some report fit issues depending on which rock they used to form the tank .

A well sorted A10 is a sweet bike. Friend of mine in VA has a 61 Golden Flash, it is hands down one of the nicest motorcycles I have ever ridden, period. He has it upgraded to a TLS brake in the front, the rest, just well put together. He rode it to Ohio a few weeks ago, close to 1000 miles that weekend trouble free.
Yes I'm sure the small tank came with the bike....I prefer the larger tank and besides this one is trashed....as I don't plan a restoration, just a good cleaning up, I would prefer used seat and tank....definitely wouldn't put a India tank on it ....I've had a lot of A10 Rockets....my old body prefers the lighter tune of the Golden Flash....here is one I wish I had kept...

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Old 08-24-2014, 09:40 PM   #5
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Having spent a bit of time in Central IL growing up, is this a farmer bike? I remember my grandpa coming up with all kinds of stuff trading around locally. Fixing them up would take a backseat to farm equipment, and after a while the dust would thicken to a protective coating.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:13 AM   #6
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Good idea,

a BSA thread. I loved my 1962 Star Twin 500 and wish I still had it.
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Old 08-26-2014, 03:11 AM   #7
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Well.....if this is gonna be a BSA thread, may as well add a BSA pic or two.....

Had errands to run last Saturday......no better excuse to take a BSA out for a ride:



Couldn't have picked a better bike for exploring roads of Napa & Sonoma Counties last spring than my loaner 53 Golden Flash.



Maybe more later.......don't want to use them all in one post
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Great to see a BSA thread I have been racing a 1967 BSA B44 GP for the last few years, been super reliable and I have pushed it hard.Not smart enough to post pictures of it
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Rich, I recognize that '53! I'm glad he finally got it back on the road. It's a beautiful bike.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:28 PM   #10
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It is indeed a sweet bike. I even threatened to ride it home.....fun bike!

So you out bobbing around the oceans of the world? I am off to southern Turkey Monday
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:46 AM   #11
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Yep, sitting in port at Cagliari, enjoying some good Italian food and getting to gawk at the beautiful women. Won't make it as far as Turkey this trip though.
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When you do get to Turkey, I can tell you where to find an awesome seafood place west of Iskenderun. If you sit along the wall in the outside patio, the waves from the Med roll onto the rocks adjacent to the wall
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Here is a1963 A50 with 650 top end I had earlier in the year.....

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Ok, BSA singles, most fun ever, biggest turds ever, or both? Discuss. I seem to want one even though most people sy they're rattly unreliable monstrosities.
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Ok, BSA singles, most fun ever, biggest turds ever, or both? Discuss. I seem to want one even though most people sy they're rattly unreliable monstrosities.
BSA made all sorts of singles.


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