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Queensland police BSA's #773737
05/14/19 9:53 pm
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Have been doing a bit of the family history thing lately and was wanting to tidy up some loose ends on my late fathers motorcycle exploits.
During the 60's he got around on a Gold Flash which he informed me was an ex QLD police bike? it had the big perspex screen and panniers.
Would anyone no what year model of Gold Flash QLD police may have used? and as a long shot did anyone on this site purchase a Gold Flash ex police with bent forks and other minor damage in the late 60's from Holland Park Brisbane.

Cheers,
Mick


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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773742
05/14/19 11:37 pm
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Afaik Qld Police were Triumph customers, certainly in the late 60s as they had the TR6P Saint.


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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773799
05/15/19 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by mickjmag

During the 60's he got around on a Gold Flash which he informed me was an ex QLD police bike? it had the big perspex screen and panniers.


https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/museum/2015/11/17/from-the-vault-the-royal-visit-1952/

2nd picture down sure looks like a load of BSA Gold Flashes kitted out with Perspex screens to me.

Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773801
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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773808
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That first photo is an early A65 circa 62-65


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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773838
05/15/19 9:47 pm
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This one has 1956 in the filename
Looks like the numberplates go in a run ?

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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: Rohan] #773849
05/15/19 11:48 pm
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Same sergeant ...
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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773864
05/16/19 1:48 am
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I guess you had to worry about people on their phones even back then wink

Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #773878
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The plywood motorcycle cop reminds me of how a friend once slowed down speeders on the road in front of his house.
He parked his bike in his driveway, stood next to it wearing all black clothes and a white helmet, with an old hand-held hair dryer with it's electric cord tucked under the seat.
When a speeder came along, he aimed the hair dryer their way, like a radar gun.
The next thing heard was the screech of tires from brakes being applied HARD.

(The trick worked for a day or two.)

Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: Irish Swede] #773948
05/16/19 9:24 pm
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Great info guys, I guess its fair to say that the old man got around on a 56 gold flash


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Re: Queensland police BSA's [Re: mickjmag] #774067
05/18/19 1:30 am
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Looks like the lineup and radio shot were taken at the old Army Barracks on Petrie Terrace. Maybe they were based there. A quick web search says the Police had a depot there.

Google street view today of the pub in the background.

Cheers
Ray

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