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Title: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Bjackson80 on 28.11. 2017 20:25
Hello,my name is Brian and I am from California,i am 38 years old and here is my bikes story.
It started life as a chopper BSA with a peanut tank.My dad spent years in the 80's getting it back to stock,ish form.
Well dad sold it in 1984 and he passed away in 2010.We never found it....until my little brother went looking on the Jockey Journal with pics of dads BSA.
Just so happens one of the guys remembered seeing a BSA sold a couple years ago,so we track it down and find the guy the bought it only lived about 4 hours away.
Amazingly the BSA looked un-changed from the 80's and it still ran,LOL.
So I will be buying my dads BSA in early 2018 as I get the funds together.

Cant wait.

Let me know if the pics don't post.
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Bjackson80 on 28.11. 2017 20:26
the bottom pic is how it looks today with the guy who bought it.
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: scotty on 28.11. 2017 20:40
Great story

Welcome to the forum

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Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: a10gf on 28.11. 2017 22:27
Thanks for a fine story. Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Greybeard on 28.11. 2017 22:43
Welcome. I really hope you do get to own your pops old bike. Great story.
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: muskrat on 29.11. 2017 04:45
G'day Brian, welcome to the forum.
It will be great to have dad's bike back in the family. I like the plungers the best.
Remember there's no such thing as a stupid question (only answers). We're all here to help and wait for the photos.
Cheers
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Clive54bsa on 29.11. 2017 07:08
What part of California?
North or South?
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: duTch on 29.11. 2017 09:08

 Hola BJ- Good luck with the re-purchase, hoping it all goes smoothly and welcome in advance to Plungieworld *smile*...Your Dads' taste is well regarded, It's fairly much in the style of mine, apart from colour.
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: bsa-bill on 29.11. 2017 09:47
Hi there Bjackson80 and welcome
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Bjackson80 on 29.11. 2017 12:54
Thanks for all the warm welcome guys,I am in Tehachapi,CA about 3 hours north of LOs Angeles.
This definetly looks like I came to the right place,i just ordered a Hayes BSA A7-A10 500-650cc service manual to get me started learning about the Brit bikes.
Ive also never ridden a Brit bike so I hear I will have to learn to shift on the right side.LOL
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2017 14:10
I just ordered a Hayes BSA A7-A10 500-650cc service manual to get me started learning about the Brit bikes.
I've read some critisms of the accuracy of that book so check here before doing anything.
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Ive also never ridden a Brit bike so I hear I will have to learn to shift on the right side.LOL
I once worked at a Honda, Puch & bicycle shop. I'd ride my BSA to work and then take a Honda out for a test ride. You soon learn to convert your foot functions. Even now, not having ridden left foot gear change for forty years I occasionally press the wrong pedal!
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: bsa-bill on 29.11. 2017 15:37
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Ive also never ridden a Brit bike so I hear I will have to learn to shift on the right side.LOL

to confirm GB view I had a ride on a Kawasaki W65 a few years ago and found no problem with the gear shift, at the first junction whaere we had to stop I did manage to put the wrong foot down, quickly realised and changed leg, other than that no problems
Title: Re: My 1952 BSA Golden Flash
Post by: Bjackson80 on 29.11. 2017 17:56
Awesome I wont be tearing anything down,i talked with the current owner about dads BSA and he said it rides amazing for a 67 year old bike.
he said he didn't have the engine open in the time he has had it.
If I do run into something I will def be hitting you guys up here,thanks again for this lovely forum and all your guys knowledge.