JOHN WEB­BER, 73

1958 BSA GOLD STAR

Townsville Bulletin - Townsville Eye - - FEATURE -

These were al­ways fairly rare be­cause they weren’t a masspro­duced item, you had to or­der one from the fac­tory. I bought this one in pieces in 1966 – com­pletely in pieces, in boxes. At that stage it was very dif­fi­cult get­ting parts for them be­cause they’d stopped mak­ing them. I left home, got mar­ried and that sort of thing, and it was 1996 be­fore I fi­nally got it go­ing. It stayed in the cup­board at my mother’s place un­til 1990 I think I picked it up. She was happy to see the last of it ... yes! I de­cided it was time to work on it. There were peo­ple mak­ing parts by then. It wasn’t nec­es­sar­ily easy to get them but you could get them. I’ve got two bikes. I’ve done a few long trips on this one. It goes all right. I did the ride last year, it’s sup­port­ing men’s health.

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