And the 60-year-old thumper has never been rebuilt. St. Clair himself went through the transmission back in the ’70s, and the top end and Lucas magneto were freshened a few years ago, but the Beezer’s bottom end is original—rod, piston, main bearings, and all. Through the years, St. Clair has updated the bike to reflect his own taste and to bring it a bit closer to its original kit. The fiberglass tank the Goldie wore in Texas was replaced by a 5-gallon, hand-hammered aluminum Lyta tank that befits the bike’s heritage and offers a range that extends well beyond that of St. Clair’s butt. A pair of BSA clip-ons replaced the one-piece bar the bike leaned against in that Austin alley. The Amal TT carburetor sports only a stubby velocity stack against the elements, its open mouth protected from errant bugs or nesting birds by a wood plug only when parked. Where the Goldie betrays its British heritage is in its incontinence with internal fluids, always marking its parking space.