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#223600 11/15/08 4:50 am
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I am looking to create a new topic about RGS' specifically. Of the 1,584 Rocket Goldstar's produced, I'm aware that there are only about 3,000 left.

I just thought that I would start a list of the RGS' that are documented or not. I will start off with my Rocket Goldstar "Special" which I still have not been informed what exactly is special about it, but was stated in my dating certificate to be one.

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Goldstar Freddie's RGS'

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Goldstar Freddie's Rocket Goldstar Scrambler.

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David Lisle's Rocket Goldstar

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Alright guys,
These are the RGS's that I'm aware of on this forum and are very nice examples.

I hope no one is offended that I took their pictures and copied them to this thread. I would like to encourage anyone else with any RGS' to contribute pictures and/or information so that we can document actual information that is difficult to find on the RGS's.

Thank you to all that contribute!

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Hi Dave tried to email you a picture and discovered that this new site does not allow for that at least i could not find a way to email you directly. Also annoyingly bounces you out of a topic when you wish to log in and comment. I like the idea of an RGS reference file. will need to ask morgan to anchor it near the top if there is enough interest.

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Here are some pics that my good friend Wade emailed to me to add more to the list.

Les Josey's 1962 Rocket Goldstar

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Picture taken by Walt Malec of an original Goldstar Twin

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Hi Rob,
Thanks for the effort to email a picture. How about you post a picture of your bike here.

If anyone is aware of other RGS', please post pictures, links, or you can email me from BritBike and I will post them.

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This is an email I received from Bob Gaukel along with the pics he sent.

"I think I have the longest running RGS project in history (my kids may need to finish it). Got it in the late 70's, didn't know what it was until about the mid-80's, and been trying to piece it together ever since. The attached pics are basically what I started with. Lots of chrome including the frame, not much more than the engine and frame (have the engine top end bits). Luckily, BSAOC England confirmed that the match #s. Dispatched Feb 1963 to New Jersey.

Stripped the chrome off of the frame and had it straightened. Been buying parts for a long time - still looking for a few more bits."

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Here is another one of the remnants of an RGS in pretty rough shape, but it shows a lot of the key elements. Thanks Wade.

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Geoff Ullmann's Goldstar Spitfire Scramler

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These pictures were taken in 1964 and are about as original as you can get. The bike belonged to Geoff's brother and Geoff still has the pink on it and the frame # was GA10 1538 and he would love to one day locate the bike again. It was purchased new in N.J. in 1964. The only modifications his brother had done to it, was to add the baffles to the exhaust. As he remembers it was really loud even with the baffles! He also had the primary cover chrome plated and I'm not sure about the chainguard. The rest is as he purchased it. The light kit had already been installed. Geoff owns a 1970 A65T and is in the process of restoring a 1969 TR6R but would love to get his hands on a 63 Spitfire! Write to him at [email protected] if you know of one for sale!

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Hi Dave, the pictures that Wade sent you clearly show the correct under seat bracket detail you were looking for.
Just an aside I clearly remember having a 420 main jet in the 1 5/32 Monobloc in the rgs I owned in UK. That was without an air filter. On my current RGs I am running a 410 main jet with a K&N. with the standard airfilter I believe I ran a 350 main jet .
Does anybody have any other data or settings?
Also how do you email one another directly on this new board?
My digital connection to the brain must be severely compromised because I cannot find a way to do it

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Frank Makowski's 1963 Rocket Goldstar

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Peter Dietrich's 1962 BSA A10 Goldstar Spitfire Scrambler

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BSA A10 GSS has correct numbers, as well as the tank, seat, and all the hard to find bits. The bike runs very strongly, and is a first kick starter. The overall condition is not original, however all the important pieces are there. It comes with original light kit, and has the factory Dynamo, and Regulator installed. Frame# GA10 327 Engine # DA10R 7390 Transmission # ASCT.

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Tom Flinn's RGS Collection

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Daniel Boss' Rocket Goldstar Spitfire Scrambler

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Rocket Goldstar Headlamp Assembly from Golstar Freddie

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Here is a picture of an RGS that I took back in the early 80's -- about 20 years before I knew what an RGS was.

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I've had some requests about posting some picture of the NOS RGS wiring harness that I have. Here they are.

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Let me know if you have any questions.

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Can anyone tell me if these are the correct petrol taps for a 1963 RGS? These are the original ones that came with my bike, I just want to make sure that they are right. Also, if anyone knows, is there anyone that rebuilds these because they were leaking?

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Dave, they are correct. They are known as "taper cocks". You should be able to buy them from a tube fitting supplier or similar such as engineering supplier. Here in Oz they are readily available.
Alternatively, you could try lapping the taper to the bore with fine paste and finish with Brasso or similar metal polish. Go carefully and you should get them to seal. If you remove too much metal, the spring will stand proud of the body and you will not have any tension on the taper. I know from experience and had to file the end of the taper to restore tension but the taps did seaTrev.

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Thanks for the info Trev,the bike sat for alot of years.I will try a good cleaning and lapping.I would like to keep the bike as original as possible.
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Yep I concur with Trev, definitely right. Try and reclaim them as the satin chrome finish seems to be unavailable-replacements usually chrome.
On lapping you can re-establish the spring pressure by carefully
shimming . If the small end of the taper is dead ending with the washer that control rotation limits you can carefully file the shoulder for clearance.
Then you can re-shim.

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