A crusty BSA Super Flash twin was brought back to better-than-new condition by Parker Performance. Pictures of every step of the project are here. Comments below.
Can I ask what the restoration of the SuperFlash cost? I have a SuperFlash in my garage needing about the same amount of work.
I could do a proper restoration for half that here in england
Hi Terry, great project and extremely well detailed. I too have an original matched superflash project ongoing here in the UK. The bike was one of the few that originally remained in the UK with original registration documentation.
I’m wondering if you would mind passing some information on with respect to the suppliers you used when having your bikes prepared. More specifically the seat and grab rails as I know these are specific to the superflash in a number of ways.
I’m also trying to locate a toolbox which is missing from our build. You wouldn’t have any measurements apex to apex of the sf toolbox would you?
Any help would be much appreciated
I have a super flash and before I do any engine work I wonder if you can tell me what the compression ratio is and what a compression test should indicate in PSI.
George (your bike is awesome)
I USED 9/1 SHOULD BE 8/1
I bought a Super Flash in semi-knockdown condition in about 1960 for $90. Got it put together for about $60. It really snorted. It had open megaphones instead of mufflers and it had a 357 or 358 cam. Didn’t like bumps too much because of the plunger rear but it went like hell in a straight line. Rode it for a summer before learning the engine had been assembled without oil rings. Ran cleaner after that, but the headlight barely worked at night (typical in those days). I traded it to a friend who souped it up. Over-bored the heck out of it, jumped the compression up to 12-to-one and, surprise, it blew up. I imagine it got junked. Fun bike.
Hi Terry, I have an almost complete Super Flash project here in the UK and I am trying to put together a correct rear number plate for it. This is the one piece that I am missing. It looks like in the pictures that you adapted a rear plate for your project and I hoped that you could you tell me the measurements of the top bridge so I can make one up. Thank you for your help with this. Regards, John
I would pay heaps for a bare Superflash frame. I’m in Australia.
Can you tell me what the part number or casting number of the cylinder head is? Mine came with several and I would like to use the correct one.
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