BSA A10 650cc Rocket Goldstar / Spitfire Scrambler replica - Classic Motorcycle
Price: £4 750 ≈ $5997 ≈ €5547
Item location: Knaresborough, UK
Seller notes: Genuine Goldstar fuel tank. Nice original registration number. Older restoration with many quality custom made parts. Easy change of theme to RGS, Spitfire Scrambler or street scrambler. Sadly has to go to make room.
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I purchased this BSA A10 in August 2001 in a part dismantled condition. It was a loosely put together rolling chassis. engine and gearbox in large lumps. There were no mudguards. seat or correct fuel tank. With it came a genuine Goldstar fuel tank needing restoration. There was a green continuation log book (VE 60) and the bike was purchased from the last named person in that VE 60. who had owned it since 1971 and at some stage had embarked upon a café racer conversion. Apart from rebuilt wheels that was really as far as it had got. I spent the next two years totally rebuilding it to its form you see now. I made many special parts in stainless to include wheel spindles. riders and pillion footrests and brake plate components. a bespoke in line oil filter. bespoke suede leather covered ¾ seat. small luggage rack. chain guard and numerous special parts and small fittings. fasteners etc. Please study the pictures for these specially made parts. The Goldstar tank was painted and stainless mudguards fitted. I replaced the small journal crankshaft with a large journal one with rods and new bearings etc. I fitted a 357 camshaft. but since it was an iron engine I stayed with the existing low compression pistons to avoid overheating. Originally I was going to fit indicators. but never got round to it. which is why the light switch is what it is. All the usual rebuilding tasks were done including powder coated frame. reconditioned magneto. dynamo and electrics etc. The bike was re registered in early 2004 and retains its original number. which I believe to be transferable. but I would prefer it to stay with the machine. This rebuild is well documented and will be passed to the new owner. I did nearly 6000 miles in the following 5 years on VMCC runs and general riding. including over 1100 miles in a 4 day ride around the north of Scotland. On one day I covered 400+ miles! That trip was in 2009 and the bike has had little use since due to interests in other bikes. In that period of use the bike was well maintained. all documented with some ride details included. The bike was converted to 12 volt. new fork stanchions and after the trip around Scotland. the wheels were stripped to repaint the hubs. being rebuilt with stainless spokes. new TT100 tyres and tubes. I have not started the engine for some months. but I would be surprised if it did not burst into life straight away. It never has “wet sumped” during storage to any degree It is a lively ride. accelerates well and usually a first kick starter. The siamesed exhaust and small “Goldstar” style silencer is not quiet and sounds great on the open road. The bike is often admired and in 2005 a CBG magazine photographer spotted the bike in a bike meet car park and obviously liked it enough to publish 2 pictures in the October issue if you have one. It is currently taxed (free) and is MOT exempt. Obviously not a bike for the purist. but a nice ride and could make the basis for a variety if themes including Spitfire Scrambler or RGS replicas . Amongst a host of spares. I have a set of Goldstar Scrambler folding footrest hangers as well as nearly a full engine. gearbox. primary drive and some cycle parts. which are all available by separate negotiation. Intending purchasers are welcome to come and look over the machine. which has now lost that “restored” look and has that nice appearance of being used. which currently it is sadly not getting enough of. If you are not close enough to come and look. then I expect any purchaser to get in contact with me within 24 hours or to have paid a deposit via PayPal of £100. Collection only after full payment in cash or cleared cheque. If you need any further information. please contact me. Thank you for looking.