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  1. #16
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    what about the vincent on webbs, described as excellent.
    had a look through the photos and here's what i could see differnt from standard

    later model carbies,
    d series hand operated centre stand
    wrong size front wheel, should be 20 inch front and 19 rear, later they changed to 18 rear and 19 front (itís got a metzeler laser which you canít get in 20 inch)
    rev counter and drive added
    incorrect dynamo, should be miller, maybe itís a chinamo aftermarket upgrade
    stainless guards, originals were alloy, birmabright, same alloy as landrover bodies
    not matching numbers, iíd ask webbs for the two frame numbers, out of curiosity, let them sweat finding them
    elephant trunk breather fitted to crankcases, ugly, not the answer for a well tuned bike, although it was the fad for a while to solve them breathing elsewhere.
    external coils mounted on left of bike, means mag either missing or just being used as points to operate coils, ugly and not needed in this day and age. coils mounted right below fuel tap---good for fires.
    mixture of alloy and stainless tommy bars on magneto cover, not attention to detail here
    odd fuel tap iíve never seen before several extra holes in at least one footpeg plate, probably for luggage rack at one stage, not standard
    incorrect dip switch
    modern cables with product details in writing on them
    non matching numbers, only two of the three supplied (can't see photo, this is in the advert)

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    Buyers really need to do the research, can't rely on what the seller says. Everyone thinks their old bike is worth the same as what you see the ones sell for in the UK and US.

    Matching numbers only really matter for buying and selling they don't have a lot of impact on the riding

    Does anyone still ride Vincents, of the last four I saw this year, one was at a rally in Northland, two were in the back of a van ( a TT single and a Rapide) one was in bits all over a floor.

    The owners all look about ready to cash them in.
    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    what about the vincent on webbs, described as excellent.
    had a look through the photos and here's what i could see differnt from standard

    later model carbies,
    d series hand operated centre stand
    wrong size front wheel, should be 20 inch front and 19 rear, later they changed to 18 rear and 19 front (itís got a metzeler laser which you canít get in 20 inch)
    rev counter and drive added
    incorrect dynamo, should be miller, maybe itís a chinamo aftermarket upgrade
    stainless guards, originals were alloy, birmabright, same alloy as landrover bodies
    not matching numbers, iíd ask webbs for the two frame numbers, out of curiosity, let them sweat finding them
    elephant trunk breather fitted to crankcases, ugly, not the answer for a well tuned bike, although it was the fad for a while to solve them breathing elsewhere.
    external coils mounted on left of bike, means mag either missing or just being used as points to operate coils, ugly and not needed in this day and age. coils mounted right below fuel tap---good for fires.
    mixture of alloy and stainless tommy bars on magneto cover, not attention to detail here
    odd fuel tap iíve never seen before several extra holes in at least one footpeg plate, probably for luggage rack at one stage, not standard
    incorrect dip switch
    modern cables with product details in writing on them
    non matching numbers, only two of the three supplied (can't see photo, this is in the advert)
    Remind me to take you if I'm buying a Vincent. I'd get myself tucked operating alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Remind me to take you if I'm buying a Vincent. I'd get myself tucked operating alone.
    i spent a few years toiling on mine so i had to get it right......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    This seems cheap: http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/moto...-927176532.htm

    I suppose if I burgled it's bits to make a Cheney B50MX someone would hit me?
    Nah - its about right... They struggle along at 100kph but without all the mods they are not that flash... You can make em nice but oh gawd they can be a full on drama in a bucket...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    i spent a few years toiling on mine so i had to get it right......
    Ditto - are you becoming a Vincent nerd? (Ignore me - just jealous)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Ditto - are you becoming a Vincent nerd? (Ignore me - just jealous)
    no, haivn spent a entire years income on one a few years ago and re restoring it I wanted to get it right, or at least know what's right, also do the archives for the New Zealand Vincent owners club so follow what's moving around in the country.
    don't be jealous, they're a headache to most people.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    Does anyone still ride Vincents, of the last four I saw this year, one was at a rally in Northland, two were in the back of a van ( a TT single and a Rapide) one was in bits all over a floor.
    A while back now but I did the 1000 miler out of Turangi on the Darmah in the early/mid nineties and a guy did it on a Vincent, used to see one around Chch frequently
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    A while back now but I did the 1000 miler out of Turangi on the Darmah in the early/mid nineties and a guy did it on a Vincent, used to see one around Chch frequently
    A while back you could buy a house in Auckland for under 300K too...

    Bevel drive Ducatis are hardly ever seen outside Auction Rooms and Newmarket Cafes these days ( as in last year)
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    [QUOTE=Voltaire;1130903812]30's meets modern BMW
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    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=950908075

    yikes! they spent all that effort and then made the engine plates look like crappy galv plated gate latches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    I stared at it and all I could think of was "..why?...why in doGs name would someone do that?"

    What a fucking abortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
    About the dumbest looking exhaust I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    About the dumbest looking exhaust I have ever seen.
    Agreed, must have been a fri afternoon job!
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    Been some good buys on my Trade Me watch list lately.

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    This one belongs in optimistic sellers at 14K not sold.
    DeMyer's Laws - an argument that consists primarily of rambling quotes isn't worth bothering with.

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    this is a good thread how did I miss it first time round?
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