Historics Sell your house and buy a Vincent

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  1. mikesbytes

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    The one that held the Australian land speed record

     
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    Never caught the Vincent fever. When stuff is too old and too agricultural even for me, you know it is no good :p
     
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    I once saw one with twin front drum brakes :)
     
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    Well there you go I wasn't telling pork pies
     
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    A mate of mine has two of them. One he rides, the other he races. The racebike engine was rebuilt by the Horner brothers, of Irving -Vincent fame. Prolly has $200K+ tied up in the two machines,

    ...but then he also has a square case 900SS, a mint RC30, an MV F4i, a '47 Triumph 500 he restored himself, a Ducati 998, an S1000RR, a Harley of some sort, a KTM1190R, and about 6 or 8 dirtbikes.

    All that and he's a really nice bloke. No bullshit, no airs and graces, and really, really, fucken fast.
     
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    Poor lad, so many bikes, so little time :(



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    I understood all production Vincents had twin drums.
     
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    Outcome of a quick search, it looks like the switched from 2 small drum brakes to one large one in latter years, could be wrong as the photos could be of modified ones
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    All Vincents had cantilever rear ends and girder forks. The pic you've used is of an Egli-Vincent; Vincent engine/Egli frame, which has a twin-shock rear end and telescopic forks. Also only worth about half the price of an original.
     
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