July, 2009

Filed under: Piling the Arms — Wrote by Roger Los on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 @ 12:52 am

1954 BSA A10 Golden Flash

The bike after a few years in service. Need to redo the fork seals, which gave out after about 300 miles, and nearly all of the reproduction rubber has deteriorated depressingly quickly. As with nearly all British twins, despite careful prep the engine started leaking copious amounts of oil almost immediately. A real shocker!

Otherwise, it’s a nice bike to ride, and I’m finally getting it sorted out after some benign neglect as we’ve moved a lot over the past few years.

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  • Comment by Rene Andre | September 17, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    I had a 47 A7 SS in the 70’s. Plus other classic BSA’s. Lost them all during a vicious and long fought divorce battle with a X-wife’s nasty lawyer. Don’t regret getting rid of her, but, I still regret the loss of the A7 SS. The M20 was a nice bike too…

    Looking to find both a restorative A7 and A10. Preferably pre units with plunger frames.

    If you think a British motorcycle leaks and is a maintenance headache, try owning a Jaguar! I own a 84 XJS with a V12 engine.
    It’s always something!

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