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#716237 - 11/22/17 5:51 pm joined the Goldie cult!  
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Hi all, after lurking here and bugging a few of you (yes, I'm talking to you, MM and Swan- thanks, guys!) I now am the owner of a 59 DBD34. It's originally a Catalina, but it's now dressed in clubman's garb. I'll try to get some photos posted soon, but I have to take care of thanksgiving duties this week.

Kevin

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#716238 - 11/22/17 6:04 pm Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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It seems one can get a machine dating certificate from the BSA Owner's Club or the Goldstar Owner's club. Any advantages going with one or the other, with the exception that it seems the Goldstar club has a bit cheaper membership?

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Congrats! Now get it sorted and start riding it!

And Happy Thanksgiving. Got my own T-day chores with 2 turkeys to cook. One smoked, one fried.....


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#716273 - 11/22/17 10:43 pm Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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With both you get great monthly magazines. The So Cal BSA owners club would be right in your neck of the woods for somewhat local events and rides. Not much of a USA presence for the Gold Star owners club.... That being said A USA branch of the Gold Star owners club would be great addition. Welcome to the club Kevin! There is much to learn from these pages within this forum. Tell us about your Goldie, its history and maybe post some pics.

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#716284 - 11/23/17 12:46 am Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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joined the Goldie cult!

Cult? Cult!? We don't got no stinkin' cult!

cult \kult\ n. 6a.: a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea, or thing
Webster's Third International Dictionary (Unabridged)

Hmm, maybe we do have a cult.

#716460 - 11/24/17 4:40 pm Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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Congratulations on your finds! Happy to help and am looking forward to images.

I seem to remember the BSAOC will give you an official dating certificate.

Yeah, it is a cult...


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#716662 - 11/26/17 6:06 am Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: ToolBox Dave]  
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Originally Posted by ToolBox Dave
With both you get great monthly magazines. The So Cal BSA owners club would be right in your neck of the woods for somewhat local events and rides. Not much of a USA presence for the Gold Star owners club.... That being said A USA branch of the Gold Star owners club would be great addition. Welcome to the club Kevin! There is much to learn from these pages within this forum. Tell us about your Goldie, its history and maybe post some pics.


Thanks Dave I've been an off and on member of the So Cal BSA club since 1995 back when I was stationed in San Diego in the Navy. I've got an M20 and a few other bikes and know the crowd here in So Cal well. Great bunch of guys.

I just picked up my DBD from New Mexico on Monday, from a guy who had it for about 12 years. I am currently away from home doing thanksgiving duties. Wish I was in the garage tearing into it now.

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Ok, so I'm going to try to use postimage to upload some photos.

I found my bikes through an ad in the SoCal BSA owner's club. Or, more accurately, the previous owner of my bikes found me. Bob, in New Mexico, read my ad and asked one of the former BSA So Cal club presidents about me and I was given a good reference. I drove off to South Western New Mexico, with my son in my trusty Tacoma. A deal was struck.

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The bikes were loaded

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And I'm back in Los Angeles with the bikes. Here's my 59 DBD34 (originally a Catalina).

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And here's the other bike, a 55 CB34

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Also, I got a bonus, a big Lyta tank:[Linked Image]

I'll write more later.

#717558 - 12/03/17 1:29 pm Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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I dig the Skorpion! I had one for a few years. Lots of fun.

#717576 - 12/03/17 5:03 pm Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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very nice! Congratulations.

#718187 - 12/09/17 12:11 am Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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You poor poor man! Oh my, the hours of fettling & fretting, agony & ecstasy you have in front of you... It's a addiction that's very hard to shake. grin
I like the CB34. Just kick it up & go for a ride. If you drop it who cares? Just pick it up & carry on!


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Hey guys, thanks for the welcome.

Tom, the MuZ Traveler parts bike will be dissected soon. It's a bike that was given to me recently and I'm going to use it for parts for my 96 Mastiff. The Mastiff is a really fun bike with loads of power and handling.

The CB34 is pretty cool and a great counterpart to the DBD. If I decide to hang on to it, I'll probably keep it pretty much how it is now, flowboy. I like the idea of having a goldie that I don't need to worry myself over. It would be fun taking it off road. The CB has a timing cover off of an M20 or M21. There's no breather on on those covers, so I need to get the right cover. Then, I'll need a head steady plate, fenders, a speedo or plug for the gearbox at least and so on.

On the DBD, it has a very light coating of surface rust so I've got the tank filled with evap-o-rust to soak overnight.

After I do the 59 tank in the evap o rust, I'll put the 55 tank in and do a full soak. I degreased it and scrubbed it down today.

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Here's the 59 before I took it to to get the title and plate today.

#718201 - 12/09/17 6:05 am Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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L A Kevin: Great looking machines. .Does your timing cover not have the screw-in fitting with the disc type breather?

If you are looking for a timing cover with the timed breather it will be CB specific as it was the CB that introduced the timed breather but was the last GS to use the quill oil feed. The DB engine switched to an extended timing side crankshaft to allow for a real oil seal type timing cover. If you still have the CB crank I think you will not be able to use the later timing cover without a modification to the crank.

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A Quota and a Lemans too, so you're a member of TWO cults now I see!

Really pretty Gold Star, hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of riding it!

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Hey Gordo, yep... it still has the quill feed. And, I am familiar that this is a short term set up on these bikes. After I get the 59 running, I'll get into the bottom end on the 55 to see what's in there.

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That's right Lannis, I've had several Guzzis and an M20 too. We've crossed paths a few times...

#718496 - 12/12/17 4:29 am Re: joined the Goldie cult! [Re: L.A.kevin]  
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Nice. Plenty of 'fiddling fun' in those. If you don't mind, what's the engine number on the CB? Have been looking for a lost one for years and keen even to know if it's still round..

Thanks


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The '59 er looks nice.
The conversion from quill feed to DB oil seal type is not too tricky if you ever have the crank out. You will of course need the later cover then! Or convert another cover to oil seal.
If the CB has scrambles cams & box or a std. box then you probably don't need a rev counter drive, the power is in the mid range. One less thing to break. Those rev drive gearboxes are hard to find & not cheap.


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