BSA A10 Golden Flash
1949-1963. 650cc OHV air-cooled twin.
BSA A10 Golden Flash Pros
Performance: 95-100mph. Cruises happily at 55-65mph.
Looks: Overshadowed by variants in the range (RGSs, etc).
Reliable: Generally good. Odd problems. Roadside fixes.
Braking: Not bad for a 60s British twin. Good front drum.
Handling: Surefooted rather than fleetfooted. Plodder.
Sound: Solid, loping British twin. Pleasant. Reassuring.
Spares: Everything is available, but not all new.
Re-sale: Buy wisely, and you can always flog an A10.
Investment: High for the RGS and Super Flash variants.
Economy: 55-60mpg. Maybe a little more.
Maintenance: They're not rocket science. Manageable.
Tuneable: Plenty of speed options. 120mph possible.
Tyre wear: Expect high mileages front and rear.
BSA A10 Golden Flash Cons
Transmission: Ponderous, but reliable enough.
Plungers. Worn units can give you a fright. Check. Renew.
Electrics: Anything on 6-volts needs a 12-volt upgrade.
Lighting: Dim for modern riding. See "Electrics" above.
Bodges: Check drive-chain alignment due to clutch mods.
Forks: Weak springs are common. Fit progressive springs.
Frames: Plenty are ex-sidecar hacks. Check for damage.
Oil pump: Age distorts it. Check. Renew. But the best.
Brakes: Often poorly set up. Can be very good.
Cable: Rear cable operated brake. Many prefer rod linkage.
Vibration: Botched rebuilds are common. Minor vibes okay.
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