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Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr #758289
12/06/18 12:01 am
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Hi mates
Barry from Western Australia , I'm looking to buy a CB / DB 500 Goldstar and need a few tips
The main thing is how in "general" are the modern engines regarded as to a genuine one
ie, not as good, better , just the same
Also if a DB34 is 10 out of 10 how would you rate a CB500 in "general"
and any other tips would be a great help
looked at a couple, one had engine No DBD GS --but no 34 stamped --prob' modern engine---------------,, another was a CB500 but an gen'? engine of a later year , ---------and going to look at another DBD500 with a modern engine
Barry

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Re: Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr [Re: barry2] #758319
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Originally Posted by barry2
I'm looking to buy a CB / DB 500 Goldstar and need a few tips
Tip #1, get someone to buy this for you for Christmas before you spend money on a Gold Star.

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Re: Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr [Re: barry2] #758325
12/06/18 4:46 am
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I think this is what was missing form the above post!

https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Star-Buyers-Companion/dp/0615780806

If you want a bike to ride, originality (as in a frame and engine dispatched from the factory together) is less of a consideration, though price should reflect this, 'replica' aspects even mores e.g. B31 frame/cases/reproduction barrel, head.

There are those that believe the CB34 engine was the best of the bunch, with oval flywheels, thought he DBD had will make more power. Notoriety/glamour/top $ leans towards a Clubmans DBD with 190mm brake, Dunlop alloy rims, RTT2 box, an 1 1/2 GP carb, and a documented history starting with an engine test certificate and Gold Star Owners Club dating letter, showing the frame and engine started life together and on what day. Practically, that bike would be no better to ride than a well put together/sorted B31 with a Gold Star top end.

Frankly, I'd buy the closest thing to the above original spec/documented history that you can.


No generalisation is wholly true, not even this one.
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Re: Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr [Re: barry2] #758473
12/07/18 5:39 pm
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I have both modern (ABSAF) and original Goldstars. The modern motors are pretty much bullet proof. Most original goldstars have been run into the ground and it is suggested you replace at least the crank assembly to make them reliable. As an investment DBD 34 is the way to go. If you want to seriously use the bike I think the more modern the better.


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Re: Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr [Re: barry2] #758830
12/10/18 10:48 pm
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Hi Mates
Thanks for the info', missed the 1955 CB500. needed renovating and a bit of the chrome done, offed $1800k went for $1900 aust, the modern DBD500 like new , they are asking $25,000
Barry

Re: Wanted; Tips on buying a BSA goldstarr [Re: barry2] #758915
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I have some in between those prices, just gonna need to get them on a ship!


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