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#1 Pete Swede

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

The original is just THE coolest v-twin ever built, and now this!!!... FEVER!!! :atombomb:



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 02:10 PM



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:27 AM

Someday after I win the lottery...

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:33 PM

Gotta have balls backed with cash to do that these days :-)  Mind you, in most of the classic bike mags I have Vincents all seem to be slightly modified in some way - disc brakes, indicators etc.
For the poorer motorcycling brethren one can make a cheap Vincent clone...the Vinago! http://www.motorcycl...9#axzz2cepCTzld

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:40 AM

Vinago...GREAT. thanks

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:17 AM

Vincent and Virago!!!... Sounds a little bit like a Rolls Royce look-alike based on a Trabant...

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:10 PM

View PostPete Swede, on 23 August 2013 - 02:17 AM, said:

Vincent and Virago!!!... Sounds a little bit like a Rolls Royce look-alike based on a Trabant...

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Have to say the Vincent is well done, but he must be a banker as i (though dearly wishing too) could not afford the bloody time off in the garage till 2am for 5 years...let alone all the machining , and the initial cost of the bike, merely to reduce its worth in the classic market, and create a machine i could not ride for fear that some lump would chuck it in his van, and  drive it off  overseas...also i cannot see Carol Nash not throwing a wobbly when they ask about modifications...

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

Why didn't he at least crank it? Does it run?

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:16 AM

Theres a pure Hillbilly American Bluegrass song about a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
The song is about a guy who rides a Vincent and his girl friend. The guy robs a bank uses the Vincent for a get away ride. gets shot and on his death bed gives the Vincent to his girlfriend to ride.
You can find it on youtube just search Del McCoury 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postmowich, on 25 October 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

Theres a pure Hillbilly American Bluegrass song about a 1952 Vincent Black Lightning.
The song is about a guy who rides a Vincent and his girl friend. The guy robs a bank uses the Vincent for a get away ride. gets shot and on his death bed gives the Vincent to his girlfriend to ride.
You can find it on youtube just search Del McCoury 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
That was an awesome song! Combining blue grass and a cool motorcycle!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:26 AM

My own feelings about this is that a Vincent is the Holy of Holies.  Customizing one is invariably a sacrilege.  He did a nice job, but why didn't he start with a Harley or a Yamaha?
Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:59 AM

View Postmowich, on 25 October 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

You can find it on youtube just search Del McCoury 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Or search for Richard Thompson and hear the song's writer sing it. Both versions are fine, but I'm a sucker for the original.

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