1957 BSA DBD34 Gold Star

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This 1957 BSA DBD34 Gold Star was purchased by the seller seven years ago and subsequently restored by British motorcycle specialist Tim Bardsley of Ontario, Canada. Powered by a 500cc OHV single mated to a 4-speed transmission, the bike has reportedly been rebuilt to stock specifications, including new paint, refreshed chrome, and rebuilt mechanical systems. It has been used primarily as a display piece, and only 50 miles of the 23k indicated miles have been added since the restoration was completed. This BSA Gold Star is offered with a clean Florida title in the seller’s name. Produced for 25 years in both 350cc and 500cc variants, the Gold Star was used primarily for racing and dominated European TT races. It also won numerous road race, flat track, and off road competitions in the US. This example has been rebuilt in street trim and is finished in silver and black with chrome details. The paint, chrome, and upholstery were renewed as part of the restoration, with all fasteners cad plated as originally supplied. The chrome Dunlop rims wear a combination of a ribbed Avon Speedmaster on the front and a Dunlop K70 at the rear. While many Gold Stars were equipped with clip-on handlebars and rear-set foot controls, the seller has found them impractical for anything but the track, so this example is fitted with standard bars and controls for street use. Instrumentation consist of an 8k-rpm tachometer, an ammeter, and a 100-mph Smiths chronometric speedometer. 23k miles are shown on the odometer. The 500cc OHV single was rated at 40 horsepower from the factory and features an alloy barrel and cylinder head, as well as a 1.5″ Amal GP carburetor with a velocity stack. The 4-speed transmission shifts on the right side and transfers power to the rear wheel via chain drive. A manual compression release aids with kick starting, while a Lucas magneto provides the ignition and a Lucas generator powers the lights. No service records are available, the oil was changed and the magneto cleaned within the last year. Videos below show the bike running and parked.

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