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08-31-2019 08:24 AM
ogrilp400
Line up

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Originally Posted by davehg View Post
Six pages and not a single comment on the Vincent in the OPís collection? Do tell us more, kind sir!
Starting from the back is a NorVin that I built and put on the road in 1978. It is the bike that I have done the most miles on in 41 years. Commuting, long distance touring, school drop offs and grocery shopping it has now done 250,000+ miles. Its been to NZ and last year I rode it around the UK for 2 1/2 months and 3000 miles. Next in line is my sons Ducati S4R. I ride that when he is riding his bikes and it needs a turn over. 3rd from the back is a B Series Vincent HRD done in a bobber style. I bought it accident damaged and took off the damaged parts, put on a pair of 2Ē straight pipes and a single seat and proceeded to ride it. I have done near on 50,000 miles in about eight years on it. Fourth from the back is a 1972 BSA Rocket Three mk2, the most recent buy. Always liked them from my early days of riding but very few Mk2 Home and general export ones are out there and I never had a real drive to get one until this one cropped up on ebay last year. Only done a few thousand miles on it so far. Next along is a Vincent C series Rapide done in a patinered slightly bobber style. I build this for a friend but he hasnít picked it up for nearly 3 months and said just ride it. So I am. Next to that is my sons 99-00 750 F4 then my 00 750 F4. In front is my 49 Ariel Square 4 with Dusting sidecar. Bought by my dad, my brother and I in 1976. Behind me taking the photo, in the shed, is a Vincent Comet, my first Vincent, another NorVin, this one a racing one running methamol, a 72 Triumph Bonneville, my sons 600 Ducati Monster and his 1980 Yamaha XT 500. Add in a Ducati Cuciollo and my sons 250 KTM, its mayhem.
08-20-2019 01:38 AM
davehg
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Originally Posted by ogrilp400 View Post
It always dismays and disappoints me when some one says, I have to sell my MV, Ducati, ................ bike as I just don't ride it enough. Well, ride it!, that fixes that problem! If I can ride this lot on a regular basis, surely you can ride yours. Its not that difficult, I'm an average bloke and I'm on one on a daily basis. Anyway, I'm off for a ride.
Six pages and not a single comment on the Vincent in the OPís collection? Do tell us more, kind sir!
07-20-2019 04:48 AM
Say10 1st off that a nice collection.

My Ex use to ride my RZ500 faster through the hill's than I ever did and that bike would get a death rattle tank slapper every 2nd time you came out of a corner and hit the powerband. Shit that thing would tank slap in a straight line just because you looked in the mirror.
my RZ350 was fair bit faster with the pipes and exhaust ports tuned.
Strange but today I was getting a bolt for my 87 FJ1200.
Took a look at the bikes before going to spares and there was RD400 mint condition. Yes I love my two pokes .
07-20-2019 03:38 AM
nigelrb ^^^

07-19-2019 03:23 PM
andrew fotheringham My bike has only done 83 miles since the last mot that goes to show most of the time it's pissing down or too dam hot to ride.
07-19-2019 03:11 PM
agusta 17 I was thinking of getting the Brutale out this morning for the first time this year. Checked in here for inspiration and this thread pops up. For 33K miles it has always encouraged high risk activities. Persistent aches and pains from old injuries tell me a mistake would be very costly. I guess the fear factor has finally got my attention. I bought a fast car a couple years ago so I still get some thrill with less risk. Still requires the focus of riding but not the escape factor.
07-19-2019 07:23 AM
Maximum Velocity I think you are right Nigel. Everyone should do as they please. At the moment I have 3 bikes (4th soon to come) and one of them did 700 km oer the last 3 years. And that is only because I rode it today lol
07-19-2019 06:17 AM
anothermvfanatic nicely put nigel
07-19-2019 05:26 AM
nigelrb
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Originally Posted by EVO Chris View Post
I am with you Nigel, F4 did 294 miles last year . . .
Damn!! I'm doing too many miles.

Guess I'll have to muster some discipline. (Pretty easy today; pouring rain. )
07-19-2019 04:34 AM
EVO Chris I am with you Nigel, F4 did 294 miles last year and the Brutale zero, but I have and love them. This year the Brutale will get a few miles but its the pride of ownership that I like the most, the fettling and the riding is a bonus. Could not care for their value as its worth nothing to me as I wont sell them.
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