A Mostly British Obsession

Birmingham Small Arms

1954 BSA Golden Flash

I brought the BSA out of slumber to get ready for annual Vashon Island shin-dig, hosted by the local Vintage Motorcycle club. (Note: The photo is from a show the bike was in a few years ago, now!)

It started right up, considering the inactivity it has had–it still only has 650 miles since it was restored. Smoked like hell for a bit, wet sumping to blame, I think. I have a list of things to do, starting with having my friend Robin take a look at the carb to my replacing the kill switch and the absolutely dreaded task of pulling apart the front end to fix the forks, which leak like there is no tomorrow.

1 Comment

  1. Allie

    Is it a prerequisite before you buy that the vehicle must leak? :)

    Except the silver motorcycle, of course. I always get the feeling that the silver motorcycle is looking down its nose at the other vehicles… “I’m faster, I don’t leak, and I get terrific mileage. Neener neener.”


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