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Old 02-16-2013, 12:40 AM   #31
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I'm far from being an expert on the featherbed or the Vincent. But, just from a design perspective, the Vincent seems to be the better of the two. So, why put a Vincent engine in a Norton frame? I don't get it. It seems like you would lose on that deal. Is it one of those "because it was there" things?
Vincent stopped production sometime around 1955, Tom Somerton who built the Viscounts, having amassed a huge amount of Vincent spares, decided to use them. Combining newly built Black Shadow engines, and available Manx Norton racing frames, so yes, because it was there. The best powerplant of the age, with undeniably the best racing frame built.

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:27 AM   #32
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A bit to much bling for my taste and clearly hasn't been ridden.


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Old 02-16-2013, 01:41 AM   #33
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The BMW frame is nothing like a Featherbed frame.




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Yes and thats exactly why BMW copied it!

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #34
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They have the steering head and seat subframe at opposite ends, but otherwise I can see the similarities.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:26 AM   #35
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Another Godet vincent seen at the recent Bristol show.

Looks like it marks its spot!





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Old 02-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #36
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This was at one of our local shows a couple of years ago. Not sure what the frame is though

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #37
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The clip-on ape hangers are... uh... interesting
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #38
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In real life the bars did not look too high......the bike did look as if it was used properly
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #39
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The clip-on ape hangers are... uh... interesting

mmmm....nice ! exactly what I need with my screwed arm...
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #40
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In real life the bars did not look too high......the bike did look as if it was used properly
Yeah, I'd just never seen clip-on bars that high. The whole point of clip ons is to allow bars lower than the top triple with risers would allow.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:48 PM   #41
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The Ceriani used by Godet have triple trees with no handlebar fixations; reason why of the swan neck clip ons.... Wonder if the owner did these ones himself as I cannot find them anywhere (maybe V7S??).
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #42
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Definitely one of the nicest exhaust systems I've seen. Looks like lots of work to make a pipe that can't have much application.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:17 PM   #43
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Yeah, I'd just never seen clip-on bars that high. The whole point of clip ons is to allow bars lower than the top triple with risers would allow.
A lot of Bultacos came that way. My Matador did.
Dirt trackers loved it because they could angle one bar to any position that suited them.
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