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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #15 on: 16.03. 2023 18:22 »
Admin, are you happy for me to carry on posting about a modern bike in this section of the forum?
G'day GB.
It's another BSA and in the right section. Looks good to me.
Even though I'll never buy one I'm still very interested.
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #16 on: 16.03. 2023 18:34 »
 I'd be looking for the biggest and meanest security chain and perhaps ordering some additional home security. I like the AK47 type, a design guaranteed to work under the most arduous conditions........so they say. You could stick with another product of BSA, this one almost silent in operation. Happy memories of a mis-spent youth.

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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #17 on: 16.03. 2023 18:44 »
G'day Swarfy.
I agree. GB's shed looks a bit vulnerable.
I have full motion and heat sensing alarm in shed and house. A mouse will set it off. Also motion sensing flood lights with battery back up. Then there's the baseball bat beside front & back door! Shame I don't have a semi auto with muffler any more.
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #18 on: 16.03. 2023 18:55 »
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It's another BSA and in the right section. Looks good to me.

A BSA in name only, and certainly not a Gold Star. And no relation to A series.
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #19 on: 16.03. 2023 19:24 »
G'day RD.
The section is for "Other BSA's Other Bikes, Cars, Machinery and Tools"
So if anyone wants to post about  1910 Ford Model T this is the place.
I'm sure some of us like reading about "other stuff"
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #20 on: 16.03. 2023 21:21 »
Musky - wasn't referring to the appropriateness of referring to the bike in question - after all, my vee twins have been mentioned - but rather the fact the bike ain't what it's referred to as.
I genuinely hope Neil likes it, but have this nagging doubt - this is a modern single and, as such, is highly unlikely to be the gentle plodder A7's can be. A single - especially modern - is a different experience compared with older bikes. Even the original - real - Gold Star was a bitch to ride in its later format.
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #21 on: 16.03. 2023 22:08 »
G'day RD.
I do get your point.
I just think for older riders that can't kick a real BSA or can't fiddle like you and I. An electrick leg and little need to work on ones self it would be a good thing. Even if it's just seeing the emblem when they open the shed door.
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #22 on: 17.03. 2023 01:37 »
Sell the hoist and keep both bikes !!
I can see a place in the lounge room being reserved for a bike or 2..   *wink2*
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Re: My 2023 Gold Star
« Reply #23 on: 17.03. 2023 08:49 »
Musky - wasn't referring to the appropriateness of referring to the bike in question - after all, my vee twins have been mentioned - but rather the fact the bike ain't what it's referred to as.
I genuinely hope Neil likes it, but have this nagging doubt - this is a modern single and, as such, is highly unlikely to be the gentle plodder A7's can be. A single - especially modern - is a different experience compared with older bikes. Even the original - real - Gold Star was a bitch to ride in its later format.
I did have a test ride. The engine is very smooth thanks to a balancer shaft. The bike reminded me of my Triumph Trailblazer, that is a good thing because I Ioved that bike 👍. The new GS has almost none of the characteristics of the historic version, possibly more like the second generation, from the 70's?
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