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We will be happy to carry on with this one but without saying to much
I have had to address other problems I am facing at the moment and
to tell you the truth the last six months for me has been hell.
 



 
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We will be happy to carry on with this one but without saying to much
I have had to address other problems I am facing at the moment and
to tell you the truth the last six months for me has been hell.


At least your back on deck now Bluey.......smiley-happy088
 




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We will be happy to carry on with this one but without saying to much
I have had to address other problems I am facing at the moment and
to tell you the truth the last six months for me has been hell.


At least your back on deck now Bluey.......smiley-happy088


Yeah mate, back on deck.
 



 
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Following on in the same vane as my '57 Golden Flash...
I'm now the owner of this '51 Golden Flash plunger model.

When I was just a nipper (7 or 8 years old) & living in country Victoria in the early 60's
I was lucky enough to have been picked to ride in a side car powered by a
GOLD '51 BSA Golden Flash plunger..
The rider Les Sloan, would give great joy to us young lads taking us all for a blast around
the streets of this sleepy 1 horse town. Lifting the side car high into the air it's a wonder you
could even hear the roar of the motor above our screams of enjoyment.
When Les passed away in the mid 70's the bike passed to his son Brian & was put into storage...

I worked with Brian for nearly 40 years, & I'm quite sure he got sick of me pestering him
to sell me his dads bike. His answer was always a FIRM NO..
Brian decided to disassemble the bike to stop his younger brother from riding it, & there it lay
in his shed for years, untill the early 90's when Brian sent the motor off to be restored.

Receipts for the work done show crank grind, re bored, big end bearings bolts & nuts, new pistons & rings, new cam, followers, main bearing & bush, Mag & Dynamo overhaul,
4 new valves & springs plus more...

After coming around to my place & viewing my '57 Golden flash he realised he did not have the knowledge or desire to put this bike back together...

A deal was done & I'm now the proud owner of this beauty that fired my imagination & love of this
BSA motor bike over 50 years ago..

Now the work begins...  
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Good on ya Wozza keep us updated with your progress and with more pics as you go along... Sometimes it pays to pester     
 




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Good on ya Wozza keep us updated with your progress and with more pics as you go along... Sometimes it pays to pester     


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Good on ya Wozza keep us updated with your progress and with more pics as you go along... Sometimes it pays to pester     


+1

Ok ... bit of a up date of what I've done over the winter months..   dscn0070
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Frame bead blasted & painted, new stearing head bearings, rear plunger springs & covers, & brakes.
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Oil Tank & air filter..
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Carb overhauled & polished..
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I decided I'd have a go at re-lacing a new set of rims..
 



 
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Lookin good Wozza , keep the pics comin..
 




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Due to home renovations I've been a bit slack of late working on the '51 Golden Flash,
But now the motor has been sorted & back into the bike for the first time since 1992 ..  
all new pistons & rings,  cam,  valves,  guides & springs, gear box sorted & a splash of paint..
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Geesusssss Wozza, that is a work of art.  There is something about these old girls that you cannot feel with the new ones.  Love your work.
 



 
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. . . and no more Modak shop in Melbourne to walk into the past and buy bits for her Wozz  

A gem of a place gone.
 




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. . . and no more Modak shop in Melbourne to walk into the past and buy bits for her Wozz  

A gem of a place gone.


Been dealing with David & before him his father & mother Jean for nearly 35 years,
 I have purchased quite a few hard to get parts from Modak. sorry to see them go...
BUT I believe he has kept the web site going for parts..  
I think a lot of people shyed away because he only dealt in cash, & no credit card machine.
I have a few friends in England who have shipped bits & pieces for me over the years..  
 



 
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Totally left field, just to butt in! First bike I ever rode was a BSA Bantam. Great fun on that at thirteen. Shortly after, my friend happened to look over a fence in Balwyn where he lived to see a kid sitting on a bike in a shed pretending to ride it. Went and knocked on the door and upshot was a swap with his (not running Royal Enfield) to replace the kid's bike. It seems the young fella was mentally challenged, so his mother wanted something to replace it. Took the bike, which we believe was about a 1947 model BSA with hand change on the tank (we knew bugger all about bikes at that point in our lives) down to the local Golden Fleece garage and had a chat to "Pop" (as we called him). He checked it over, put petrol in the tank and suggested we give it a kick. After a few attempts, the bloody thing started and we rode up and down my friend's street driving the neighbours mad. Turned out, the bike motor had been fully restored by the women's husband who had subsequently died. We went on to ride and own various bikes such as Triemph Tiger, AJS, Ariel 500, another Royal Enfield 350, Triumph Bonneville's and a very rare bike called a Lilac all of which offered many amusing stories that this forum has probably heard a milion times before. Just to add, the Lilac, as I know, was the first bike to have electric start and a circular gearbox. Many years later I purchased a 450 DOHC Honda plus I rode round for a while on a 750 four. Would love to have them all now in my garage, but the V-Rod is at least some small comfort. Elizabeth Street in Melbourne in those days was the mecca for motorcycle owners. In fact, I purchased my Ariel 500 for twenty quid from Stan the Scooter Man. Those were great days of joy for me.
 



 
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. . . and no more Modak shop in Melbourne to walk into the past and buy bits for her Wozz  

A gem of a place gone.


Been dealing with David & before him his father & mother Jean for nearly 35 years,
 I have purchased quite a few hard to get parts from Modak. sorry to see them go...
BUT I believe he has kept the web site going for parts..  
I think a lot of people shyed away because he only dealt in cash, & no credit card machine.
I have a few friends in England who have shipped bits & pieces for me over the years..  



Bit of a update....   Modak web site is still working & should you want parts RING David to arrange a time to pick up the parts,
Just KNOCK on the front door of the shop & he'll open ...
I just ordered a new set of headers & mufflers from England, & with postage it still worked out $250 cheaper than local.  
 



 
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Some good pics there of ya Bloody sore arse Wozza .I am rebuilding 3 old Trumpys at the moment never head of Modak before will try them thanks Mate.
 



 
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EZI63 wrote: [View Post]
Geesusssss Wozza, that is a work of art.  There is something about these old girls that you cannot feel with the new ones.  Love your work.


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She LIVES...  

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Honey on wheels ..

Ya do some bloody fine work on 'em WozzA  

 




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Congrats Wozza ya have done the old girl Justice.
 



 
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Beautiful , nice work Wozza
 




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