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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #16
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A Viscount with my Tea...

No no no! not a scrumptious minty chocolate biscuit,



But a true dyed in the wool, blue blooded, full English, 100% Cafe Monster....




















Just like the 60's



Now where did I leave my Earl Grey, and fig roll?
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #17
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If you look closely at the pictures I have posted, you will see it is the very same bike as posted in the first post of the thread.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #18
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If you look closely at the pictures I have posted, you will see it is the very same bike as posted in the first post of the thread.
What's the cue that you see that's tell you it's the same bike? I see differences.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #19
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What's the cue that you see that's tell you it's the same bike? I see differences.
I think the number plate is the giveaway AW
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #20
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I think the number plate is the giveaway AW


This bike has had a long and varied history, all well documented, in the book of the Vincent it is seen in full cafe trim, and fully faired racing trim, and has a recorded speed of 140mph from what I have been told.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:32 PM   #21
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I think the number plate is the giveaway AW
Oh.

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #22
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Norvin?

As a friend of mine use to say: "a Triton is the fastest war to ruin 2 perfects bikes (Norton a Triumph)", I am not far away to think the same with a Norvin!!! Feathbed is great at amplifying any vibrations and too "rigid" IMHO. When my "Vincent-special-middle-age-crisis" hit me I went for a an Egli Vincent as built by Godet...not a great idea but I had more money than brain...


The Egli frame is fabulous in terms of roadhandling....The Vincent is ...a Vincent!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #23
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Here's a few that I have.





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Old 02-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #24
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Not a Norvin, but still very nice.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:03 PM   #25
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hey!

can't recall even Barber having a Viscount.

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Old 02-13-2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:22 AM   #27
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As a friend of mine use to say: "a Triton is the fastest war to ruin 2 perfects bikes (Norton a Triumph)", I am not far away to think the same with a Norvin!!! Feathbed is great at amplifying any vibrations and too "rigid" IMHO. When my "Vincent-special-middle-age-crisis" hit me I went for a an Egli Vincent as built by Godet...not a great idea but I had more money than brain...


The Egli frame is fabulous in terms of roadhandling....The Vincent is ...a Vincent!!
Those Godets look great, tell me more about ownership. A 'new' Vincent engine with modern upgrades???
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:10 AM   #28
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #29
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #30
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Those Godets look great, tell me more about ownership. A 'new' Vincent engine with modern upgrades???
Don't want to hijack this thread but lets say it is not a great experience.... At 50 miles one of the valve stem broke (rear exhaust!), after 3500 miles I am on my 3rd Alton alternator, the fork stucked in bottom position once and the bolts (Vincent!) holding the Ducati clutch on the primary broke, all of them. Dealing with Godet is a pain: he thinks he is a type of Vincent god who cannot stand any remarks!
And then... I am afraid to say it... A Vincent engine is smooth, powefull and fast but... I love my Commando better: more alive, more fun! IMHO Vincent where the Honda of their time.... Give me a Kawasaki H2 any time over a CB750!!! I do understand that stock Vincent were great touring machines but touring on an Egli is past my old body!!
And the price of the Godet...ridiculous!!!
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