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melwain
23-09-15, 01:06 AM
Probably the most beautiful motor to look at. The superbike of its day!! Just magnificent.

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Nick Kakasiouris
23-09-15, 08:25 AM
I must agree with you on that and also it would be nice to have one Vincent in my garage, All i need is a spare $50.K

ThomasJ
23-09-15, 09:19 AM
I must agree with you on that and also it would be nice to have one Vincent in my garage, All i need is a spare $50.K

I am with you Nick....

Shin-Ken 1074
23-09-15, 10:58 AM
For The Grail Vincent: a Black Lightning would be my pick. Yeah, like I'll ever see one for sale that alone have $200,000 plus unless Mister Lotto drops a truckload of readies in the driveway. Ya gotta dream just the same.

Cheers.

Rusty82
23-09-15, 12:51 PM
I suppose the size of the 'house' in the background is somewhat proportional to the $$$$ involved in procuring one of these beasties......

murf
24-09-15, 01:29 AM
Some Aussie engineering right there thanks Phil Irving RIP Cheers Murf 4113 another one of his babies

melwain
24-09-15, 01:49 AM
I suppose the size of the 'house' in the background is somewhat proportional to the $$$$ involved in procuring one of these beasties......

Oh that little place. It's our summer get away. It's not much but we like it!!!:razz:

Shin-Ken 1074
24-09-15, 09:27 AM
Oh that little place. It's our summer get away. It's not much but we like it!!!:razz:

Hey Mel, I couldn't see your gardeners Bambi and Tiffany trimming the lawn in the photo, maybe they were by the pool trimming other things?

Cheers mate.

nige501
24-09-15, 07:42 PM
A bit like that add on tv at the Mo, with the three lasses trimming the wee hedges by the pool..

Nige

drillit
24-09-15, 08:02 PM
.....let me guess - wires, 1000cc, smooth bore carbs..........uber rare Bathurst model?

Shin-Ken 1074
24-09-15, 09:13 PM
Ya got the smooth part of it right. Ohhhhhhh sooooo smooth.............

Ivan
07-10-15, 02:09 AM
I agree! It's absolutely amazing!

melwain
07-10-15, 03:40 AM
Now that I've started I can't stop. Here is another Vincent!

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The Chief
07-10-15, 04:32 AM
Absolute classic, There's just something about those early British Bikes. Here's hoping our beloved KAT's will be considered as timeless,
and fetch lots and lots of $$$$..... Just imagine the KAT's 50th anniversary !!

donga
07-10-15, 11:08 AM
the best thing about people is the huge spread of passions and skills out there but how could anyone alive not have at least a flicker in their blood pressure around one of these awesome bikes as the man said we can dream and those photos prove that it can be done keep your dreams build your dreams live them never ever let them go ride long and enjoy people

Kiwialfa
07-10-15, 03:08 PM
Undeniable an absolute classic, although it should be pointed out that both the Vincents shown are Egli Vincents. The frame is built by Swiss builder Fritz Egli and is a large tubular back-bone and triangulated sub-frame that connects the steering head to the swing arm pivot. The stock Vincent arrangement was the swing arm pivoting on the back of gearbox/engine unit and the rear shocks bolted to the oil tank which was in turn bolted to the cylinder heads The front forks attached to the front of the oil tank. Apparently the handling of an Egli Vincent is day to the HRD Vincent's night. Speaking of night, the most 'heavily styled' stock Vincent was the Black Prince. The styling was let's say controversial.

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/KiwiAlfa/Vincent-hrd-black-knight1.jpg-1000x6711_zpsiosbedkh.jpg
The Black Prince

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/KiwiAlfa/VincentBlackShadow%201952_1100_zpsd7c6ntkn.jpg
Naked HRD

http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag97/KiwiAlfa/Green%20Egli%20Vincent_zpshx6ik4nc.jpg
Anglo-Swiss Porn

Gammaboy
07-10-15, 05:07 PM
Here's one for the Sidecar lovers...
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/t31.0-8/12138328_964114816965540_6498488264674060938_o.jpg

ThomasJ
07-10-15, 05:18 PM
Wow and look at the size of the pods!

The Chief
07-10-15, 05:40 PM
not to mention those deep dish rims.... those handle bars look quite low though ? Gammaboy, any other pics, good to see a rider on it.

Gammaboy
07-10-15, 10:00 PM
Here'sthe result of a quick google image search, I'll do a better job tomorrow... The pic above is of the new chair, fairing is much the same.

http://www.italian.sakura.ne.jp/bad_toys/irving_vincent/image/irving_vincent_050.jpg
http://www.irvingvincent.com/system/bike/picture4/0000/0002/6382_1.jpg
http://www.irvingvincent.com/system/bike/picture3/0000/0002/1065_1L.jpg

The Chief
07-10-15, 10:14 PM
Thanks Gammaboy, no need to do another search mate, good job...
Cheers.

revolution
08-10-15, 06:39 AM
Most of those engines is replica...built by original specification...originals is to expensive to ride...
australia made
http://www.irvingvincent.com/

Gammaboy
08-10-15, 01:15 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/t31.0-8/12079952_964114810298874_391735699001362819_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xla1/t31.0-8/12132395_964491663594522_9107225765074409326_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/12119934_964491653594523_1180897919283187662_o.jpg

Rusty82
08-10-15, 01:32 PM
Fuck me - you'd never catch me riding passenger on that!!!! You would defo need nuts and bolts from brain missing!!!!!AWESOME machine!!!!!!!

Toadboy
08-10-15, 02:38 PM
Fuck me - you'd never catch me riding passenger on that!!!! You would defo need nuts and bolts from brain missing!!!!!AWESOME machine!!!!!!!

+1 on that, the divets in the rear guard must be for the swingers 'aggots, would love to see this outfit in action :cool:

ThomasJ
08-10-15, 02:41 PM
Fuck me - you'd never catch me riding passenger on that!!!! You would defo need nuts and bolts from brain missing!!!!!AWESOME machine!!!!!!!

You need really huge cojones to ride or passage on one. Knew a guy many years ago who was a top WA outfit rider who never had a major incident on the track. He was riding to work one morning on his daily ride and was cleaned up by some driver who went though the preverbal stop sign he neglected to notice.

Gammaboy
08-10-15, 03:26 PM
He was riding to work one morning on his daily ride and was cleaned up by some driver who went though the preverbal stop sign he neglected to notice.
No-matter who you are, complacency when riding will fuck you up.

melwain
08-10-15, 06:42 PM
To my mind the Vincent engine is the most beautiful ever made. It just says power!!

darkside
08-10-15, 07:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5E4gKcqlLM

darkside
08-10-15, 07:56 PM
couple of different front ends, wondering how the equalised version works...


tail cam shows some performance advantage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89SbClfbNw

Ramius
08-10-15, 08:54 PM
Guys
Thanks for the heads up and links for Irving Vincent - must have been living under a rock cause somehow i was entirely unaware of any of that (despite i think watching them race at PI GP around 2010).
Good to read of some great aussie engineering.

murf
08-10-15, 10:56 PM
Two great blokes living the dream if you ever get the chance have a look at the carburettors on this thing (Pauline Hansom) please explain Cheers Murf

Gammaboy
09-10-15, 12:50 PM
Two great blokes living the dream if you ever get the chance have a look at the carburettors on this thing (Pauline Hansom) please explain Cheers Murf

They're Gardiners - a big old flatslide type carb that were built in a guys shed in pomgolia - weren't common in period, replicas are very common in modern historics.

Gammaboy
09-10-15, 12:54 PM
couple of different front ends, wondering how the equalised version works...


tail cam shows some performance advantage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89SbClfbNw

Different outfits for different race periods - kinda like the 3 different 2 wheelers they run. I think the equalised on is for Period 3 or 4 (it looks like it's running against P2 and P3 sidecars in the video), hence the narrower slicks and having to run double sided on the front "fork". Period 5 allows single sided front ends, but not hub centre steer like modern outfits.

Nick Kakasiouris
09-10-15, 06:52 PM
Wow that is awesome and i like how they used the old start line and the short track at Winton. This thing hoots and the rubber it left off the start line was choice.

peteGSX
10-10-15, 06:51 AM
I see why they have a rear mounted camera...

When do you trade the 1100G in John and teach Val how to swing? :-D

nige501
11-10-15, 10:47 AM
Ive been told John and Val already know how to swing!

Nige