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My open D was the same until I installed the steering stem mod which stops the front suspension locking under braking. I can now bounce the front of the bike with the front brake applied. This was not possible before and significantly improved braking particularly downhill.Hi again
Surprised to hear that there is some dive on people's Vincent forks - mine have never dipped appreciably on braking and I was always led to believe after 60+ years of ownership, that this was their greatest merit.
Perhaps it is because my brakes have never worked properly and the bike has only been used as a tourer for the last 100,000 miles or so!!