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Misc: Everything Else Throw or keep?

danno

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Hi
I have a box of old Rapide C top end parts, left over from a rebuild. Pistons might be original and have also got two old barrel liners (bit rusty and not in pic).
I inherited the bike (1952 Series C) and not sure if these would be worth keeping.
The choke lever is a single one but the one on the bike is double.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks
 

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danno

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Thanks for the reply.
Barrel liners here. Don’t think they’ll be any use.
 

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vibrac

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I know one thing as certain as the dawn
If I throw something away the next day.....
Just last winter I was scrabbling in a dustbin to find two rusty thrown away Triumph pillion footrests I suddenly realised I could make into folding foot rests for my Comet. Also utilizing a spare LH Comet footrest hanger on the right (another item I did not throw away)
Blimey I even made an old helmet into a hanging basket
 

Gary Gittleson

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Yep. I have found countless uses for old horseshoes. None so far directly for the Vincent but one of them is welded in a horizontal orientation on the end of a bar which is then mounted to a wall, the shoe some 6 inches out from said wall. It's a perfect helmet hanger.

I don't shoe my horses anymore but still have loads of old ones. And some new ones which will never find their original use. Shoeing every five or six weeks creates quite a pile.
 

danno

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I know one thing as certain as the dawn
If I throw something away the next day.....
Yes, exactly.
For the Vincent, it’s just getting to know what’s of value and what isn’t. I suppose any service parts, cables, nuts/bolts etc aren’t but are handy to have.
The pistons and liners were sort of in between.
I have the original Miller dynamo from the recent Alton fitting. Also an alloy casting/plate from when the Grosset starter was fitted.
A local knowledgeable chap bought some spares off me and gave some useful advice on what to hold onto. Eg, the original toolkit grease gun.
 

Shane998

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Yes, exactly.
For the Vincent, it’s just getting to know what’s of value and what isn’t. I suppose any service parts, cables, nuts/bolts etc aren’t but are handy to have.
The pistons and liners were sort of in between.
I have the original Miller dynamo from the recent Alton fitting. Also an alloy casting/plate from when the Grosset starter was fitted.
A local knowledgeable chap bought some spares off me and gave some useful advice on what to hold onto. Eg, the original toolkit grease gun.
You can never have enough grease guns86A49E69-1405-4236-9F11-01C0A33EAE9A.jpeg86A49E69-1405-4236-9F11-01C0A33EAE9A.jpeg
 

vibrac

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Best reuse I have is an old Royal Enfield neutral gearbox lever (heaven knows on an Albion box you need one) just fits the lever spindle on my armchair foot rest control
 

Oldhaven

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I am hesitant to throw away or give away/sell some of the old rusted original fasteners I have from years of ownership. I have a lot of them in cans. This is especially true of the ones with tiny part numbers stamped on them. As recently discussed on here, some future owner may want to replace the SS ones I mostly use with original replated items to get things back to “as it left the factory”.
 

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