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Took my BSA 650 Gold Flash out on Tuesday and it's a pleasure to ride. Everything about it just seems "right". Enjoy the bike, John, even if the purists give you grief!!
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Very nice indeed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 17:19
Originally posted by iceni iceni wrote:

Took my BSA 650 Gold Flash out on Tuesday and it's a pleasure to ride. Everything about it just seems "right". Enjoy the bike, John, even if the purists give you grief!!
 
when I was 19 I jumped on the back of my friends 650 Gold Flash and he took off bloody fast and I was close to being left on the floor , I soon had a BSA 650 Thunderbolt in me garage Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote v7john Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 19:33
I've never been a purist and I like how this bike has ended up. It's been here the best part of a week but I still haven't managed to get out on it. Life's really busy/complicated at the moment and I'm unlikely to be able to ride it for at least a week more as I'm going to be away from home a lot. All my mates assure me I've got a good-un and I can't wait to give it a go even if it's still wet and salty out!
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When I was much younger, I bought what I believe was the first privately owned Norton Commando on the road. Went to Scandinavia for a tour a couple of weeks after.  Somewhere in the middle of Sweden, was at the side of the road talking to other bike owners over there when a Brit reg new BSA went past. So I shot off up the road - that Commando could accellerate. Caught the guy up. He was a Swede who had just been to Britain to buy the BSA. When he saw the Commando he had rather a green face. He had previously had a Norton.
When I went back to the people I had been talking to, they said "do that again".
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Although slightly `left field` whilst visiting a bike dealer in Leeds on Friday I was met by a sound from the past in the shape of a Norton Rotary being fired up after repair. I have to say that the noise made the whole visit worthwhile especially after being invited into the workshop for a closer look.
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Well, c13pep, "left field" is what a rogues gallery is about, and not everyone may know why the noise a Rotary makes leaves an impression (and a big smile, more often than not):

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 hours 47 minutes ago at 13:06
Originally posted by jpc jpc wrote:

Well, c13pep, "left field" is what a rogues gallery is about, and not everyone may know why the noise a Rotary makes leaves an impression (and a big smile, more often than not):

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 8 hours 31 minutes ago at 15:22
Originally posted by c13pep c13pep wrote:

Although slightly `left field` whilst visiting a bike dealer in Leeds on Friday I was met by a sound from the past in the shape of a Norton Rotary being fired up after repair. I have to say that the noise made the whole visit worthwhile especially after being invited into the workshop for a closer look.
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That would be Startright Motorcycles, who are the acknowledged experts. I always fancied a rotary but stuck with the Commando. I suspect the rotaries would be too heavy for me now.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 7 hours 23 minutes ago at 16:30
Spot on Ian it`s the father who is the expert with many years experience, obviously it wasn`t an F1 but he did mention that he had a couple of them fully secured in the back of the workshop


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Edited by c13pep - 7 hours 5 minutes ago at 16:48
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 6 hours 38 minutes ago at 17:15
I remember going to a talk on the development of the racing rotary.
On first try out, just accellerating in a yard the rider wasn't too impressed - until he looked back ad saw the black line where the tyre had been spinning all the way.

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