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Welcome to new forum website member, Knapdog

Vincent H.R.D. Owners Club

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@Knapdog - 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.

www.vincentownersclub.co.uk is more than just a forum, we're a worldwide community of Vincent Motorcycle enthusiasts, and we're keen to help anyone with an interest.

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


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Thank you for your welcoming post.
For many years I've been on the search for a bike that matches my birth date. Obviously, there's a slim chance of finding one from the year 1951 but I still live in hope.
I was initially looking for Ariels and Sunbeams and actually missed out on a Red Hunter that was one day out, but at my age now, the word "Vincent" keeps coming to mind, regardless of the year.
I know very little about them apart from the fact that they're quality machines and, for the amount I'd be prepared to spend, I reckon I could get a very nice "Comet".
I am surprised, however, how many there are for sale on various sites. They keep cropping up all the time since I've been looking. The problem I have, of course, is I don't know a good one from a not so good one.
My current bikes are still fairly modern, a Honda cbf1000 for continental trips, Royal Enfield Classic 500 and an old Honda C90 that I've done John O'Groats to Land's End on.
With interest rates so low I would hope that a Comet would be something of an investment but I would want one completely restored. I appreciate that forums can be a mine of information regarding rebuilds with many talented members contributing but these days I'd rather pay extra for someone else to have done all the work.
There is a lot to think about and maybe I'll never buy one but thank you for having me.
If anything comes up that fits the bill, please let me know.

Bill Thomas

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VOC Member
Morning, The reason there are so many for sale ,
A lot of us are getting to an age when it's not easy to ride,
Have to say the Comet is a lot more easy than a Twin, But still a Hand full ?,
Or is it just Me !.
Cheers Bill.

Simon Dinsdale

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The problem I have, of course, is I don't know a good one from a not so good one.
Before buying a bike if you have not already then I would suggest you read the pages about buying a bike. This is the general services available:

This is specific to buying a bike:


Bill Thomas

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VOC Member
There are Bikes for sale , via the Club Spares shop,
Not sure if you have to be a VOC Club Member ? to get in there ?.
Cheers Bill.

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