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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #1 on: 13.03. 2016 21:05 »
Thanks for posting that Viking.
Note the two different headlight brackets.
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #2 on: 13.03. 2016 21:46 »
Do I see two different front brakes?

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #3 on: 13.03. 2016 23:34 »
Hi All,
Yes, two different front brakes and two different headlamp bracket setups were among the options available on the RGS models

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #4 on: 14.03. 2016 06:15 »
It would be nice to see the list of 'Additional Equipment' as mentioned on the leaflet, could that be reproduced and shown?  Regards, Peter
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #5 on: 14.03. 2016 08:36 »
This is the basic list.
http://bsa-a10.hailwood.com/g21.html
There has been a few discussions about the RGS, here is a good one from 6 years ago. http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=865.0
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #6 on: 14.03. 2016 20:36 »
The "ski slope" is/was chrome plated on the RGS

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #7 on: 14.03. 2016 20:44 »
No it wasn't.

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #8 on: 15.03. 2016 03:41 »
whats the legend; they only made a couple of hundred but over a thousand have survived?
or something like that  *whistle*
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #9 on: 15.03. 2016 04:21 »
Every article I have read on the Rocket Goldstar states that it had this specially tuned much higher powered version of the Super Rocket engine.
This article infers that the 357 cam and nine to one CR are unique to the Rocket Goldstar.
In fact the Rocket Goldstar engine was the same engine as is in any same year West Coast Super Rocket.

And 315 pounds dry weight? Seems much too light given the minor differences between this bike and the Super Rocket.

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #10 on: 15.03. 2016 20:22 »
Rocket engines were dyno tested and a report was part of the delivery documents to the buyer.
Maybe the best performing engines were used in the RGS.

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #11 on: 15.03. 2016 20:42 »
Hi guys, the `Rocket Gold Star`  has a superior sounding name but the A65 that superseded it had everything that was special to RGStar engine, and could dick it for speed every day.
…I love the A10 looking engine and the clubman look build that is why I have a RGStar lookalike build but what is all the hype about, cheers
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #12 on: 15.03. 2016 23:37 »
And even the Super rocket was billed as the highly tuned motor. "with extra chrome"
i'm no RGS expert but the alloy rims and 190mm hub would have lost some weight from the bike and many RGS had a siamese pipe so one less muffler in weight.
They also may have had a race silencer  *dunno* . But only marginally more power if any from a super rocket.
And as Muskrat alludes, the valve size limitations compared to the A65 meant what limited performance over a stock factory SR was most likely from Eddie Dows assembly not the pistons and cam.

Saw two genuine RGS's at the Nelson classic museum, nice but hard to justify the cost premium over a SR.
I guess if I came across one with some clear provenance I might be tempted

If you look at the spec for the American market Road Rockets in 54/55 (even twin carb options)  they had all the best bits and were years before the RGS
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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #13 on: 16.03. 2016 11:41 »
You can always fit the Detroit item on the fender:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMNvi-XNN4


RGS is smart, but I prefer the TLS front brake, single monoblock carb. Works well and is easy to get in tune.
Hate the clip on handle bars. They are a pest in town driving, and not good for long trips… Except for Ton up cruise. SR and RGS are a bit underpowered for motorway speed race… anyway..

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Re: Factory RGS pictures and Info
« Reply #14 on: 16.03. 2016 20:12 »
RR, race silencer was an option. Standard was a long cigar shaped item, Burgess I think.