Why hasn't this sold?

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I knew I had a more exciting pic of me ole Vin somewhere…

(avert your eyes away from the carbs Eric…)

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What's this big front brake?
MV replica, sold by Dave Degans / Dresda in the 90s and 00s. It was taken out of my race bike.

As bought, the basket case had 2 Gold Star front hubs welded together to create an incredibly heavy double sided brake! I didn’t fancy that much.
 

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I wonder how many here have ever seen a series D in the flesh...
They just look great, ahead of their time by decades and obviously designed for touring.
As Glen, I'm lucky enough to own a Commando and a Vincent. I'm Triumph Trident owner as well.
I love my Norton and my Trident, they are great bikes but for fast touring, the Vincent is in another league.
"This is a fact not a slogan".;)
there wasn't a fiberglass bodied model but there was a D at the Vincent rally this year in Illinois . I brought my own carbon fiber bodied bike, it was a hit there.

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Would really like to the see some pics of you riding with the various Vincents you speak of....maybe owner letting you ride his bike? Said owner sharing his thought on the value/nuance's of his/her Vincent?
Sharing your insight and expertise of said Vincents would really be insightful and helpful to me.
I have been taking a hard look at one specific Vincent for a while now. Lotta' money.
Are the Vincent owners you are riding with riding their Vincent's in traffic?
There's a whole YouTube channel dedicated to just that. :p
 

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There's a whole YouTube channel dedicated to just that. :p

Yes, I know...and I am actually aware of the variety of information available in so many different formats, even books!


I was inquiring as to the personal experience you spoke of.
 
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A well set up Vincent is a very nice bike to ride indeed. Actually, the light weight, instant torque, and small physical size, makes them great in traffic.

Because they are physically small, other road users often think it’s a very small bike, and treat you accordingly, so upgraded electrics to allow constant use of the brightest lights are a good idea.

There are many proven mods available, EI, E start, Mikuni carb kits, suspension upgrades, etc, etc. So they can easily be made into a very useable and very fast classic.

I have personally never ridden one with standard brakes. Those who have claim they are good when set up properly, but I cannot comment on that. Mine had a 4LS drum in the front which was excellent. And only half a rear brake, which was shite !

Set up right, they are a first kick starter, handle well, go fast, and easily handle high mileages.

Bottom line is, if you want one, and can afford one, you‘re highly unlikely to be disappointed.

Getting a good one, rather that a shiny money pit, is probably the hardest part.

Restoring one is very involved indeed. They are totally different to any other Brit bike. And many did very high mileages over the decades and are utterly worn out inside !

If you genuinely want one to ride, I would highly recommend an Egli Vincent Godet.

Thanks for sharing your insight FE.
 

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If you want to keep your bike dead stock that is understandable and fine by me. But although my Commando started with me returned to stock, as time went on I went to mods that make daily life easier. The modern brake looks a bit out of place but using it matters more. The BNR clutch and belt, the TTI box, the Fullauto head, cut down Police seat, sealed drive chain, Ikon shocks, LED headlamp, Pazon ignition, new Amals, Madas rear hub just to tick off a few.
I have little doubt that a lot of Vins are not quite stock in many places.
 
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Yes, I know...and I am actually aware of the variety of information available in so many different formats, even books!


I was inquiring as to the personal experience you spoke of.
And as I said, there's a YouTube channel that documents that. :p
 

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You going to offer a link to your personal YouTube offering or just keep posting snarky emoticons.
 
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On a Hill Country ride after the big race, our bunch stayed at a fish lodge outside Hunt. A large truck pulled up pulling a 40' trailer, Cali plates, Amal sticker (among others). It was a bunch of Vincent owners. The Vincent group had a complete shop in that trailer, along with bike-carrying capacity and several other large vehicles filled with humans and their gear. Never saw them on the road all weekend long. We were with a BMW riders group and the 4 of us spent all weekend blowing around them. The Vincents sounded great and looked great. Got to be the ultimate garage eye-candy.
 
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