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Electric Start for the comet

vibrac

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#1
Recently in 'another place' the subject of electric starts for comets surfaced and soon died as a subject ,I wonder if it is more sucessful here.
I belive the Vello guys have one in working fettle on their singles do we have anyone making a kit yet?
 

Ian Savage

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#2
Quite some while back François Grosset of the twin elec starter " Button Rouge" fame told me he was 'looking into' a Comet starter, but I've heard nothing since.
Ian
 

Henry Martini

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#3
Hi Ian, Bob Dunn does one I have seen one in his shop fitted to a "Bored & Stroked" go much faster Comet. Spoke with him to day and he confirms it
was not a "one off " and would be pleased to quote for same.

Regards to all, Henry
 

nobby

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#4
I wondered: is there an electric start for the Comet now/still for sale ?
Would be very convenient for mounting a RH sidecar...
 

Prosper Keating

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#5
Hervé Hamon showed me a neat-looking prototype starter recently, that requires no alterations to any original parts of the Comet. Can be fitted in a morning.

PK
 

indianken

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#6
I'm really amazed how many wonderful items are generated for Vincent motorcycles. And so sad that folks like me, here in the USA, are in the dark about them. I guess the only way to get in the know about whats available is for me to come over and buy a round or two at all the section meetings.

Now if I can only find a way to fit into a big envelope and post myself over.........
OR?

Ken Smith
 

minivin

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#7
I'm really amazed how many wonderful items are generated for Vincent motorcycles. And so sad that folks like me, here in the USA, are in the dark about them. I guess the only way to get in the know about whats available is for me to come over and buy a round or two at all the section meetings.

Now if I can only find a way to fit into a big envelope and post myself over.........
OR?

Ken Smith
Hey Ken, your not the only one not in the know ;) may have to think about fitting one to save the load on my bad ankle (although it aint the 'kicking one, balancing on the footpeg may not be advantagious to recovery for a good few months).

Rob Vincent
 

indianken

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#8
Rob,

I know something about that myself. My orthopedic surgeon said that if I brake one more bone riding my motorcycles, he's going to sew my knees together so I can't sit on one.

Little does he know I have a side car too:eek:

Cheers and a quick healing,
Ken smith
 

ogrilp400

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#11
Comet Electric Starter

Hervé Hamon has just sent me some photos a couple of weeks back of the electric start fitted to the inside of the comet chain case. It looks extremely well made in usual Herve tradition. I suggest you drop him a line and I'm sure he will be able to help you out.

Phelps.
 

minivin

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#12
Rob,

I know something about that myself. My orthopedic surgeon said that if I brake one more bone riding my motorcycles, he's going to sew my knees together so I can't sit on one.

Little does he know I have a side car too:eek:

Cheers and a quick healing,
Ken smith
Yes, very inconsiderate they are when we keep them so busy and in a job :D

Finally got back to work today on light duties, so time should fly now that I aint bored in the house:cool:

Regards

Rob
 

Tom Gaynor

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#13
Broken bones

After a night on morphine in Nirvana, I was found out, not life threatened, and sent down to join the hoi polloi in orthopedics (and on paracetamol). I was the motorcycle racer. My companions had: been run over on bicycles, been playing football, had fallen off ladders, fallen through rafters, and, best of all, suffered a broken pelvis in a bowling accident. The victim had slipped on wet grass, and fallen backwards into the gully that traps the bowls, alas, slightly narrower than his ar*e. Bowling? Like in "old men in cardigans?". Dangerous? Get out of here.
I was the least badly injured, out next day. Bikes are dangerous? Have you tried life?
Practical advice: don't be caught looking down the ward for sight of the happy trolley with your next fix. It identifies you as someone who no longer needs the analgesic properties, but has discovered the leisure potential of opiates.
 
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indianken

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#14
List of my, thankfully, non fatal motor vehicle related injury's, (most self inflicted) from 16 years old to today.

In order.

1. (Racing) Broken left ankle.

2. (Racing) Crushed and near complete severing of right foot at ankle.
Three years and five operations required till last cast off. Nerve damages.

3. (Hit by car) Ruptured disc in lower back.

4. (silly motorcycle fell off stand) Broker right big toe, now pinned.

4. (2005 Irish national Rally) Broken left lower leg at knee, 2 screws.
Broken right wrist, 8 screws and 1 plate, nerve damages. Broken right shoulder blade. Broken right collar bone. Torn right shoulder rotater cup.
Lacerated liver. Broken nose.
(Had on full face helmet. Without "RIP").



Now I believe only the good die young.

Ken Smith
 
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