• Welcome to the forum website of the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club.

    Should you have any questions relating to the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club, or Vincent H.R.D. motorcycles in general, please contact Graham Smith, Online Forum Webmaster by calling 07977 001 025 or please CLICK HERE.

    You are unrecognised, and therefore, only have VERY restricted access to the many features of this forum website.

    If you have previously registered to use this forum website, you should log in now. CLICK HERE.

    If you have never registered to use this forum website before, please CLICK HERE.

Advice sought on cycle parts

neil2498

Forum Website User
VOC Member
Hi all.

This may sound like a strange quest to some but I'm seeking some clarity on the type of washers Vincent-HRD used during original construction.
I have a mid 1949 built HRD Shadow, I am trying to get a definitive answer on the washers used during its build.
There are two schools of thought prevailing, one is that British Standard washers were used which as you will all know had a 30 degree chamfer to one face. The second opinion is that the washers used were of the bar turned variety. In either case they were not of the 'stamped out' production method.

Any help or insight gratefully appreciated. Kind regards Neil
 

david bowen

Well Known and Active Forum Website User
Non-VOC Member
washers screws nuts and bolts (not the head lines of a news paper) where mainly bought in from different makers some of the special part numbered nuts and bolts where made a no 2 factory David
 

Howard

Well Known and Active Forum Website User
VOC Member
I'm sure my answer to this won't be well accepted, but having seen two twins in the 70s that were claimed to be "as they left the factory", I would doubt if there was a standard on any bought-in components, and they would use whatever was in the stores at the time.

In Vincent's defence, the ones I saw were both late open Ds, probably put together when the company was going through the bad times.
 
Warning! This thread is more than 14yrs ago old.
It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread. If however you feel your response is required you can still do so.

Top