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Don do you have some pics of your RGSS that I could use for reference? Thanks Dave

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This one will be at the San Jose Clubmans show on April 2
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Originally Posted by RGSDave
Don do you have some pics of your RGSS that I could use for reference? Thanks Dave


Just a roller for decades now, my Gold Star Spitfire is mostly pieces tucked away in the cabinets.


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I'm not sticking to any original configuration, lots of Clipper and GF parts thrown in.
I'm more than willing to answer any questions you might have.

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Dang, yet another reason to get there april 2, I better get crackin!

Really nice of course, especially so for the twin port head beauty as well.

In Brit twits photo stream there is a red A7SS flat tracker, whose is that! and what is the story?
That is a real beauty right out of the pages of Cycle News and other 50's mags and newletters.

Also in his photostream is a page from a 1954 race listing of entrants showing engine AND frame numbers of all the entrants, including several A7SS and B34s. Got any more of those sheets with that data?

For those seeking frame and engine numbers of those early 50s BSA racers, that's a nice thing. I couldn't see the A7SS engine number in the pikkie but the frame number reads ZA7 R ###
I think..I beg for a better copy... help

Thanks for this, and God willin and the cricks don't rise, maybe see you in San Jose April 2.

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Don, that frame has no passenger loops, what years had that, do you know?...I asked elsewhere..and I know this is basic GS Clan knowledge but...I must have forgot, and my books are packed away.

Is there a show in SLO county this year?

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This should explain a thing or two...

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SLO show is in September or October on the hill at the Unitarian Church.

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1960 Greeves Scottish/Hawkstone Velorex 560
1963 BSA Gold Star Spitfire
1964 Triumph T20SM
1965 BSA C15T
1966 BSA VE
1968 Bonham Tote Gote
1969 BSA VS
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RGS Dave ... Welcome to the SJ Clubman Show. Your Twin sure looks nice in the photo. I assume your are traveling with Dan Lowery? I met him stopping by the KC area buying some GS pieces a couple of years ago. I'll have the swap spot against the wall between the restroom and concessions.


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Very nice Don, thanks for sharing that...and signed by John Gardner himself!

so no passenger loops on that 1963, my 1954ish frame also had no loops..

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So, RGS Dave or Dan or...
THIS a10 seems to show the same siamesed pipes as you put on this one seen at Bonhams?

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/18295/lot/187/

..or did you restore the first set with the dent and used chrome..dent removal done 'routinely' (?) by 2 stroke dirt bike specialists.
Dent and rechroming probably a lot more than the pattern ones I might guess.
I like the originals (they were the originals right?) better, thanks for showing the comparison.
Now I am even more edumacated.

'The one that twitters, mate' or a good enough pattern muffler?

I am partial to those and the smaller pattern look alikes on standard or swept back dual pipes.
Was the smaller version ever a factory muffler?....and...Do they twitter?...haha, but the sound is so nice, music to my musician ears.

My GS would mutter on the overrun as the 1.5" slide rattled around..I'd hold it still and the overrun note would be perfect.
They would make any bike sound better.

Armours for this one and yours then?

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Hi Bodger,

The Siamese exhaust for these bikes can be a real pain whether it's repairing an original or trying to fit an aftermarket.

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This is the aftermarket exhaust on my RGS, and it is on, but it doesn't fit like an original, and way overpriced in my opinion.

The following is an original Siamese exhaust that was repaired by Ross Thompson and chromed by Brown's. I don't know how Ross straightens these things, but it's incredible work.

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Here is before it was repaired

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Originally Posted by dave - NV
RGS Dave ... Welcome to the SJ Clubman Show. Your Twin sure looks nice in the photo. I assume your are traveling with Dan Lowery? I met him stopping by the KC area buying some GS pieces a couple of years ago. I'll have the swap spot against the wall between the restroom and concessions.


Hi Dave,
Unfortunately, I won't be attending the San Jose show due to many projects that need attention. Dan will be attending with his RGS and one of his Goldstars.

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The RGSS after the initial rescue.

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Dan, was it your Pbucket where I saw the A7 flat tracker pictures...red, So Shiny!..So Chrome! (movie mad max Fury road, see it!!)

That is sure a beauty wherever it was I saw it, those pipes were the stuff during the 50's flat track racers, where did you get them/where can I find them?

So you are going to San Jose?...I hope to see you there!

Nice before and after pictures, did you eventually swap frames then?..the frame was tweaked last I saw, then bare spots where heated I suppose. Looking good now, can't wait to see it in person...I hopeIhopeIhope.

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The A7 flat tracker was at the Mechum Vegas Auction a few years ago. I think it was done by Dick Mann for someone. I'd love to own it.
I'll be at the Clubman show this Saturday with my RGS that Dave recently did for me as well as my 61 Catalina.
Dave did a bang up job straighening the Clubman frame. It looks like the scrambler frame will have some issues to address as well.
Hope to met up with many of the BB fraternity.


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RGSDave's skills pay off again

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From the Kansas City Art of the Car Concourse. The RGS was awarded one of the corporate sponser special awards.

The inscription reads

Presented By:
Kawasaki Motors
Mfg. Corp.,USA

'The Motorcycle We'd
Choose to Build"

I didn't have the heart to tell the 30 something executive that they had already built it. It was called the W1. Or, maybe the joke was on me?


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COuld have been they were actually savvy...


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Way overdue on an update for the RGS Scrambler. I lost about half of my pictures due to a phone failure but have accomplished quite a bit over the last six months. The following is basically a photo dump of what I have.

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Still have a bit to do and hoping to have done by end of year. Until next time....

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beautiful work, there is a limit to how many pics per post, i think thats why the last two havent come over.


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I think these would be the missing pics, too good to miss wink

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Gorgeous red.


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Hi RGS Dave,

Your project is looking great
May I add an observation ?
To the best of my knowledge the engine / engine plate fasteners
should be studs with nuts on both ends
It only matters if you are going for a konkers restoration !!

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Unlike the Gold Star, the A10's used mostly bolts instead of studs. All the studs and fasteners are NOS. Beautiful craftsmanship and detail by Dave. You should see it in person. This is why Dave is doing this instead of me.


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Hi BritTwit,
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I will have to disagree with you there
I own a couple of A10's and have built more than my fair share of them so feel qualified to offer comment
My parts books agree with me

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From BSA parts catalog No. 00-5086 "A" Group 1960 on.

42-4077 Stud 7/16-20x4-1/4" UNF
42-4471 Bolt 3/8-26x4-3/8"
42-4472 Bolt 3/8-26x3-7/8"
42-4473 Bolt 3/8-26x3-5/8"
42-4474 Bolt (2) 3/8-26x4-1/8"
42-4475 Nut (5) 3/8-26 Nyloc nuts
Above for engine/gear box mounting plates 42-4278,4279,4280,4281
The only deviation is for the RGS and Spitfire Scrambler with crankcase shield
Re: Parts service bulletin N.8. under A10 Rocket Gold Star Scrambler 1963 (East Coast) U.S.A.
42-2018 crank case shield
42-4474 bolt
42-0062 bolt
27-5693 stud
For a good reference source on fasteners go to stainlessbits.com
All sizes crossed checked on British Only and Baxter Cycle web sites


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We just finished up on the RGS Scrambler and it turned out really nice

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