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Felix built by Bev Bowen

davidd

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I thought Rob's thread had been hi-jacked enough. Bev did a great job on this bike which was an old Vincent hot-rod. He is running 42mm Dellorto carbs and says that it is idling fine. He is still in the process of tuning it in, but he has a big smile on his face.



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davidd

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Modern racing equipment can obviate the need for wiring your nuts. As seen below in this photo of Steve Hamel's bike, your nuts can be secured by alternative methods:



David
 

greg brillus

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Love the L and R indentations in the seat base, just so you know which nut goes where...!!! I think Steve needs some lessons on how to lockwire things correctly, judging by the rear tank mount bolts though..... :) Greg.
 

bmetcalf

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This guy didn't have the labels and got it wrong:

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vibrac

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yes I have mentioned modern day rubber before
It seems to lack the consistency of rubber a few years back certainly when vincents were new
apart from shrinking and cracking quickly one of its new 'properties' is its ability when washed to spread a black stain onto light paintwork or alloy
can anyone explain what has been added or taken away from modern ruber items to change their properties?
 
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