Girl on an old motorcycle: Post your pics!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by chiefrider, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    That is one seriously nice-looking bike. I see Vincent on the tank, but I'm not terribly knowledgeable about bikes older than about 1965 - can anyone enlighten me as to the model?
  2. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I can't help other than to say you are correct, it is a Vincent. I personally feel the Vincent twin is the most beautiful motorcycle engine ever built. If I ever wind Lotto, I'll have one.
  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    It appears to be a Black Lightning, which was the factory built racer. The pipes and carburetors are correct. The gas tank is interesting, I've never seen one like it. I suspect that it was for a long distance event, maybe the Manx GP that was held in the fall for amateur riders.
  4. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    >"It appears to be a Black Lightning, which was the factory built racer."

    Front brake... missing ???
  5. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Drag racing or top speed run? Didn't notice that before.
  6. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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    Awesomeawesomeawesomeawesome!


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  8. zookster

    zookster Chupacabra

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    Article in Motorcycle Classics magazine about Gunga Din

    Gunga Din
  9. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    Tom and Zookster thanks for the Gunga Din links. I had never heard of it before.

    The Motorcycle Classics article starts out listing a couple of other famous bikes with names. It left out the one with the coolest name though.....the Harley roadracer,"Lucifer's Hammer"
  10. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    While the Vincent is up there, I don't think it beats the Crocker for beauty.

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    http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-crocker-story.html

    You just have to love girder forks!
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  12. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    I haven't heard much about Crockers before. thanks for posting that website! Both the Broughs and the Crockers are incredible machines. The Vincents fit right in there with them. Now that I've seen what kind of price they sell for, Don't think that there will be one in my future. :lol3
  13. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Great picture (2nd one), from a photography standpoint, it's brilliant.
    Love the expression on her face.
  14. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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  15. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Me too, from an earlier post suggesting a look of "innocence" I see quite the opposite: knowledge, understanding, experience? I probably would have been in love at first sight if I'm not already:lol3
  16. MotoGB

    MotoGB Been here awhile

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  17. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    That must have been back before the signposts thieves were out!

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    Taco girls!

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  20. chiefrider

    chiefrider Chrome won't get you home

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