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Look what I was playing around with today.....

Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Johnnymac » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:43 pm

Oh, so sexy......

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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:41 am

Be careful Johnny boy... Just standing near it will cause your wallet to empty...

That's the Vincent magic!!
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Johnnymac » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:52 am

Fast Eddie wrote:Be careful Johnny boy... Just standing near it will cause your wallet to empty...

That's the Vincent magic!!



Haha. I bet that's right! Unfortunately it's not mine... and never will be unless I can manage to win the lotto.
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:48 am

Johnnymac wrote:
Fast Eddie wrote:Be careful Johnny boy... Just standing near it will cause your wallet to empty...

That's the Vincent magic!!



Haha. I bet that's right! Unfortunately it's not mine... and never will be unless I can manage to win the lotto.


No one ever actually owns a Vincent. They are like English stately homes...

Each generation merely acts as custodian, pouring all of their money into it, only to pass it onto someone else to do the same, repeat ad infinitum.

I think Vincent's were actually invented by the UK government as a long term initiative to drive the economy and provide a healthy profit to a large engineering cottage industry in the UK, and elsewhere.

And very successful it has proven to be.
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby bryan b » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:02 am

Hi
Nice engine is it a shadow what's its problem or is it a restoration.

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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Johnnymac » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:11 pm

bryan b wrote:Hi
Nice engine is it a shadow what's its problem or is it a restoration.

Bryan


The bike belongs to a guy in my local Norton club. He's getting ready to sell it and wanted to ensure that it's in tip top shape. Just going through the top end. Bike is gorgeous and doesn't need a restoration. I wish I had a spare $85K sitting around. Alas, I do not. Crap.
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby p400 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:11 pm

Johnnymac wrote:Oh, so sexy......

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Great photo, Thanks for posting.
Anymore of this Shadow would be appreciated.
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby Johnnymac » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:17 pm

I will see if I can get some more pics. I must emphasize that I personally am not doing anything in this bike. I was just lucky to be present. :-)
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Re: Look what I was playing around with today.....

Postby p400 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:12 pm

Johnnymac wrote:I will see if I can get some more pics. I must emphasize that I personally am not doing anything in this bike. I was just lucky to be present. :-)

Thank you, any details of this would be great.
found this Vincent at Bonhams , up for auction next year.
Altho it looks like a daunting project , and missing parts, it would be a great motorcycle.
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