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chankly bore

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He doesn't know how to adjust the front brakes, one Series "A" rear brake rod wing nut and my favourite pet hate, doesn't have a clue where the H.T. lead should go on its journey to the plug!
 

Bill Thomas

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I think you missed one Chank's, I can't see a Big Nut on the right hand prop stand tube.
Just a bit of Fun, It would look nice in my Garage, Please. Cheers Bill.
 

timetraveller

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All the above might be true. There is also the rear light and the folding footrests but is it not a very nicely presented bike which would require very little to sort out the few problems? Not everyone wants all parts to be as original, folding footrests are one example.
 

plasticbeer

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All the above might be true. There is also the rear light and the folding footrests but is it not a very nicely presented bike which would require very little to sort out the few problems? Not everyone wants all parts to be as original, folding footrests are one example.
I think Timetrveller is spot on with this observation, the folding footrests have corrected the biggest mistake the factory made with the singles.

Vince Farrell
 

vibrac

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Two LH foot rest hangers two preunit triumph pillion footrests a bit of turning and die threading two nuts and there we are comet folding footrests! in my case all out of the scrap bin.in true 1960's Vincent workshop practice
 

timetraveller

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Are you sure? I have been fitting them with the tangs to the bottom for years and drawing MO 30 shows them that way round in the 1954 Spare Parts List.
 

greg brillus

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For all it's minor faults, it has one thing that most all Vincent's have lost. It still has all of it's original handlebar levers, this is one detail that is hard to fix on a proper restoration.
 

chankly bore

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I agree that folding footrests are a good idea: no reason why the svelte, lithe Single should be wider than those portly Twins! In the same vein, I wouldn't criticize a Honda/ Kwacka side stand or a Dave Hills stand. According to marks on my original front mudguard the rear stay is correctly placed. There are a few more minor faults, but I'm only criticizing because of the claim "better than it left the factory".
 
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bmetcalf

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Riders Manual. p.17 shows them pointing down, too. Funny, the tabs aren't shown in the Rap and Shadow photos. My bike had them pointing up when I bought it and when I noted contact with the mag cowl, Ron Kemp told me to point them down.
 

vibrac

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When thinking about the correct position one should consider the meteor and it's swinging front stand, that would need tang up for certain. Having said that does it matter?
 

bmetcalf

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He still is slagging those legendary Alton electric starters. They must be bad, you never see them on a running bike!;)
 

Graham Smith

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Re the Black Lightning replica on ebay…

I can confirm that the bike has been inspected and the frame and engine numbers have been checked against our factory records and are correct. The relevant dating information has been provided above.
I'm sure it could be easily argued that that statement is false representation - either by the vendor or Vincent HRD Company.

Unless the Vincent HRD Company have fraudulently obtained a set of factory records, then there's no way of knowing the 'frame and engine numbers are correct'.

Maybe they mean the frame and engine numbers have been inspected by the Club?

@vin998 ?
 

Bill Thomas

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Didn't the bloke that was banned from the Club, Give this type of paper work out ?, I think I have seen something like it before. Cheers Bill.
 

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