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Misc: Everything Else Grey Flash Replica


Bill Thomas

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I would see how you get on with the 10TT9, I ran my L/ning on the road for some time and was pleased.
It was only after they messed with the petrol, That I had trouble, What was needed was a weaker slide, As I have had to do with other carb's, On my Bikes.
Wish I had not sold them.
Yours being a single, Would be much more easy to ride with.
Plan B, For me would be a Mk2 Amal 30mm.
Cheers Bill.
 

davidd

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The Flash usually came with a 10TT9 32 mm carb. I have never run it on the street, but it is a nice carb to run. I have seen them with an idle screw installed, but I have wondered if you could get away with adjusting the slide cable adjusted a little tight or drilling a hole in the back of the slide. One or the other might be just enough to make it useful on the street.

David
 

Robert Watson

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I have a 10TT9 1 5/32 on the TTR. It has an "upside down threaded nail" coming up from under the slide and through a threaded hole in the cap with a lock nut. A bit fiddly to adjust but will sit and idle all day long with a 12:1 piston. I drove it a few miles on public roads in Montana and whilst it has other issues (the carb that is) I could see it would be quite civilized to drive on the street, well except for the noise!
 

vibrac

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Ron Kemp did the lands end trial with the same TT he raced with just a 1/4 X1/4 hole in bottom back of slide for tickover
 

Dominique2

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Nice to have it on the road again ! A Belgian phoned me several years ago to know about this Grey Flash (2005), he did not know anything about Vincent bikes … I asked him to send me identification's Numbers on the engine and "frame", and send them asap to Gordon Powell who gave me the model and that story. So I told the new owner about the story and model... He spent very cheap money for it … bought in a bunch of other British Classic bikes… no news after I mailed him… no thanks , not a word ! a pity !
 

Somer

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I found the remains of a road going Flash in Argentina. Forks, UFM and later the RFM. While researching, I once had a picture of Marty Dickerson's Flash. His was fitted with an 8" headlight. Another that went through Aucott's hands I think was also. The buckets were left in black too. Any one have any more info on this ? Perhaps the works was just trying to blow out excess inventory ?
 

Dominique2

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the Belgian guy (E P) sent me this picture (on May 2006) asking for precisions about, he bought the bike among a bench of British Classic Bikes, engine F5AB/2B/38** chassis RE/1A/37**, one of rare Grey Flash built for road . I think he sold it and it was the one I saw in Patrick work shop (maybe)
 

A_HRD

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This Flash was one of two sent to Moorkens of Belgium (7th May 1950).
Peter B
 

Dominique2

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Thank you , I was asking for that 0n May 2006 and the Machine Registrar answered to me, so I sent the answer to the owner
 

davidd

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This Belgian bike showed up on Ebay years ago and Patrick bought it on spec and the listing was withdrawn. He had a buyer for it, but the buyer dragged his feet. Patrick offered it to to another VOC member and it was purchased. Patrick restored it for him. The photo of the restored bike was posted on this forum.

This current owner told me several months ago that he really enjoys riding the bike.

Marty's bike did come with a headlight, but it was not ordered as a "road model" as far as I know. It was shipped to Gene with the extra parts that Gene asked for. The current owner has the headlight that was shipped with it. I always assumed that many bikes could have been shipped with extra parts, but those extra parts did not change the model designation. In Gene's case I thought it might be an opportunity for him to order a few extra parts that he could use in the shop or send with the bike.

David
 

Dominique2

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Dear David, Thank you ! I saw the bike when I went to Malaunay last time. He made a great job ! wonderful
What it is insteresting for me, was the replica as well, great job Indeed as well.
 

Spqreddie

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A visit to Patrick's workshop. The seven first pictures are those of the last Grey Flash configutation route from 1950. On the eighth picture, the two motorcycle side by side: on the left the Godet's replica from 1980, on the right the original which used as model. The Godet's replica is now in my garage (others pictures later).
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Hi, the stand is a Godet item or adapted from another bike?
 

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