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Welcome to new forum website member, Bill Harrison

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@Bill Harrison - welcome to the online forum website of the Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club.

We love to know a bit more about our new members, so please take a couple of minutes to introduce yourself to the other members.

Do you have a bike?
Are you looking for a bike?
What's your interest in the marque?
 

Bill Harrison

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On the subject of bikes, yes I have one or two, but no vincents. Been out today on a new acquisition, a Suzuki T500. Not been used for 30 years but started up OK and ran well, looks a complete mess because sadly the previous owner just left it in a damp garage, but then I suppose he might not have sold it if it was pristine! I also have another T500 in the dining room undergoing a rebuild. Most of my bikes are BSAs, I have a bit of a soft spot for the Goldies but they are a bit cold and uncomfortable at this time of year. Must go the dog needs a walk!
 

Bill Thomas

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Just seen in the Vintage Mag', What Bikes you can buy for under a £1,000,
Wish I was a bit younger and had a bigger Garage !.
 

Bill Thomas

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I had a DBD 32 back in the late 60s, But I broke the T/side main shaft,
Trying to keep up with Vincent twins !. Cheers Bill.
 

stu spalding

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Hi Bill H, When I lived in Grantham I used to know a guy named Vic Charleswsorth who was forever going to get his Vincent on the road but he had a tidy stock of spares. Unfortunately I no longer have his contact details but he might be worth chasing up, he was well known on the local bike scene. Cheers. Stu.
 

Bill Thomas

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Oh come on, It was the 60s !.
With my Back, Don't think I could ride it now !.
 

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Bill Thomas

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They make a big difference to speed, If you can stand the noise,
I had a very narrow George Brown one after, but never fitted it, 20" at widest point !,
=Not a lot of steering lock,
But had a Friend who had one on a 500 goldie on the road !.
 

timetraveller

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DMD fairing I think. One of my pals fitted one and asked me to take the bike for a ride. It was not raining but the road was wet. It was like a mobile vacuum cleaner. It sucked all the water off the road and aimed it at the rider. Also, when wind tunnel tested by Peter Gerrish it turned out that the two air scoops at the side did not pick up air as the nose deflected the air past the entrance to the scoops.
 

Bill Thomas

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It was a head turner, When I was coming up fast behind people, They got out the way !!,
The Red Bomb ! :D .
 

Marcus Bowden

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1996 at Conway's a gent came in with one on a Shadow and was going to have a rebuild, I was admiring it and said borrow it I won't be using it for a few months, had to also borrow a set of front stand plates as running a Scintilla mag, my exhaust nuts kept coming loose and tightened them by hand ruining a set of gloves but it was night time and fowl weather and having to go via Southampton topped up with fuel beating into an S.W. gale tucked in behind the screen I thought it was bloody great DMD got home and didn't even turn on reserve, Two days later after I removed my "B" heads returned to Conway's & Robin Jeffries put bronze threaded inserts into them. showing it off to my mate Terry Hobbs (Plymouth bike tuner) extolled over the quality of the design offered to get a plug made from it and got two fairings made laid up, seeing Phil Primmer shortly after he told me the scoops were in the wrong place and said the GRP wheel arch from a Vincent would work better as he makes them so I got another two fairings made up in white this time, never fitted yet as still collecting screens as the Tilly's had one that I blagged off them. Job for the future but the speed increase was 10 MPH faster at same throttle setting.
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Bill Thomas

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I used to Sprint my road going Vincent Twin in 2 classes, Production and the racing class,
I would have loved to put the George Brown fairing on, But we didn't do many flying 1/4 mile meetings,
And I don't think they would allow it in the production class.
 

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