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Gold Star Build

Re: Gold Star Build

Postby rockitdoc » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:42 pm

Sometimes it's the little things that create the most frustration when going through the first time. The tool box has a special Dzus fastener to keep it closed. Looks like this:

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They are really hard to find in the correct size and the tool to put them in is, well....special. But, where there's a will....

Here's what the tool looks like:

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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby rockitdoc » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:46 pm

Inspiration!

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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby Mike T » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:39 am

Beautiful! Thanks a lot for sharing
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby gtsun » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:32 am

Wow that is a beauty for sure, looks like your quite up to the task & doing a top notch job... Always wanted a Goldie but still loving my lowly 441 SS. I for one like the blue color better then silver and by the photos it looks like you painted it your self, makes it look even better!!
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby daveh » Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:59 am

She's a beaut, Rockit.

Keep us posted.

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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby kernel65 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:50 pm

rockitdoc wrote:Restored clocks from the country whence they came:

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I had the speedo reset since every nut and bolt is new.



I don't know what it is, but I really like the reverse sweep clocks. Such a great bike, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby rockitdoc » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:35 pm

gtsun wrote:Wow that is a beauty for sure, looks like your quite up to the task & doing a top notch job... Always wanted a Goldie but still loving my lowly 441 SS. I for one like the blue color better then silver and by the photos it looks like you painted it your self, makes it look even better!!

I'm a fair wrench, but actually do know how to paint, color sand, and polish. This blue was the color for bikes that came to the U.S. market in 1960. I was about to paint him silver, cuz that's the only color I ever saw on Gold Stars of that year, but come to find out, that was only true in 1960 for all other markets, i.e. the Empire. Most folks from the Empire have never seen a blue Gold Star! Some of my pals from the other side o the pond even told me that blue was incorrect. Yes, and no. Depends on where you took delivery. I agree, the blue is stunning. A good choice by whoever decided to use it. I've heard it was the west coast U. S. importer; but then also heard the east coast boys had a hand in it. So, I don't really know.
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby wakeup » Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:33 am

Absolutely gorgeous. I've always been a big fan of Goldies, I had a BB34 followed by a DB32 in the 60s, and yours is beautiful!!
Good job!
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby rockitdoc » Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:13 am

Thanks. It is going to be running this spring. :!:
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby Jerry Doe » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:55 pm

I enjoyed seeing the photos and its looking great. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby rockitdoc » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:51 am

I got sidetracked with a Laverda project for the past three years and have not worked on the Gold Star at all.

Laverda is now sorted and I am back on the Goldie full steam ahead.

I think it shouldn't take more than a month to figure out where I left off.

Ugh!

Those Italian mistresses can really be trouble! :mrgreen:
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby MS850 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:34 pm

rockitdoc wrote:I got sidetracked with a Laverda project for the past three years and have not worked on the Gold Star at all.

Laverda is now sorted and I am back on the Goldie full steam ahead.

I think it shouldn't take more than a month to figure out where I left off.

Ugh!

Those Italian mistresses can really be trouble! :mrgreen:


hows the gold star coming along
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby xbacksideslider » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:29 pm

Sweet bike, got a pic of the Laverda? I always liked them.
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Re: Gold Star Build

Postby Bernhard » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:36 am

[quote="rockitdoc"]Sometimes it's the little things that create the most frustration when going through the first time. The tool box has a special Dzus fastener to keep it closed. Looks like this:

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They are really hard to find in the correct size and the tool to put them in is, well....special. But, where there's a will.... quote]


There are so many of these that the BSA owners club is probably the beat place to obtain one.

http://www.southco.com/en-gb/product/hi ... l?hid=7345

http://www.bing.com/search?q=Dzus+faste ... rsationid=

I had a 500 Goldie engine back in the 1960s which I brought for £50 and then sold for …….£50 :!: :(

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