GOLD STAR GOING GOOD
The Goldie’s been out for a run – and it’s running smarter than it looks, judging by one person’s observation...
“Now that’s what I call a barn find!” said a passer-by as I hauled the Goldie up on its stand. Maybe I should have given it a dust off before riding it down to the Ashford Show, but I wasn’t there to win prizes. At last the chance had arisen to take the bike for a long test ride to see if my attention to the cylinder head has had any effect on the mediocre performance. Last time failed because I tried to do two jobs at once by refitting the GP carb. I’ll go back to it later, but for now I’m best off with the easily-tuned Concentric.
The news is good. The jetting still needs attention, but the Goldie already feels like it’s got its mojo back. I was so delighted that I wasn’t even too annoyed to find it was going fast enough to shake off its numberplate/tail light somewhere en route home.
Anyway, as Jan de Jong at ABSAF said, it looks like the 20 thou cylinder base shim I fitted (groan) 18 years ago was the problem