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Gold Star info please.
« on: 13 February, 2019, 11:29:02 »
A pal of mine has unearthed the remains of what appears to be a Goldstar. Although it apparently looks as though it has been in a "hedgeback" for 50 years, he does have a log book. Numbers in it correspond to the bike, which are BB32 2*** for the frame and DB32 GS 1118 for the engine. The original logbook initially refers to the frame number as FB32 2*** and my pal says the stamping on the frame also looks like an "F", but I suppose could also be a poorly stamped "B". That original entry in the log book has been crossed out and replaced with BB etc. The bike apparently looks to be in scrambles trim and he wonders if the "F" might refer to a Factory frame. My knowledge of Gold Stars is minimal, so can anyone throw any light here for him. Thank you.

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Re: Gold Star info please.
« Reply #1 on: 13 February, 2019, 15:45:16 »
I believe the Gold Star frame number should start with  I have a DB34 engine apart that is within 70 numbers of the DB32 GS 1118 if you need any pictures.


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Re: Gold Star info please.
« Reply #2 on: 13 February, 2019, 16:32:38 »
In 1953 the 350 gold star frame was numbered BB32. BB32S was the plunger model and BB32A was the swing arm model . Engines were BB32GS .
   The DB32GS engine arrived in 1955 . But the CB32 frames were first out in 54 and were the first swing arm gold stars but had a CB32GS engine number . Some of the BB32 frames were for competition but finished in 54 with BB32R numbers .
  The BB32 frame was 1953 only and the DB32GS engine started in 1955 . In saying that though it is over 60 years old so things could have been changed .

Have a look here but it is confusing .
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