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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Obsessed, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. Obsessed

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    IMG_4200.JPG New 1952 Vincent Black Lightning Day!
     
  2. Obsessed

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    Just kidding.:twisted:

    I couldn't let everyone else have the fun.:lol:
     
  3. MarkieMark

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    Does Red Haired Molly still ride it?
     
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    Is that a monoshock ?
     
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    What !!!
     
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    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    Not sure, but I think she rides a Black Shadow.

    IMO Vincents are some of the most beautiful bikes ever made.
     
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    OMG my heart almost stopped and my mind said ME WANT TOO! What a beauty machine. Alrighty then you rascal. :p
     
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    HaHahaha nope!

    Why isn’t some Korean factory cranking out reissues?
    That would sell, right?
     
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  9. Dan German

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    No, it’s two shocks parallel to each other. Very far ahead of its contemporaries, though. Hard tails and plunger hubs and such still all over the place when that design came out.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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  12. MarkieMark

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    FWIW, the bike is not just a beauty, the basis of its fame and reputation is that at the time it was known to be the fastest motorcycle ever produced.

    I'd ride the wheels of that machine!
     
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  13. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

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    I’d like to hear a Vincent in real life. Any Vincent. The single cylinder version even. I imagine there’s a significant valvetrain noise to go along with the intake and exhaust noise, and that it sounds good.

    Also, an early 70s desmo Ducati v-twin.

    Also, a Laverda triple with the 180-degree crankshaft.

    It may be my version of “get off my lawn,” but to me the bikes of today sound like modern Harleys or shop vacs. Every once in awhile I hear an old Harley panhead or shovelhead and smile a little at how you can hear some mechanical friggery going on in there.
     
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    Up close the sound is often similar to a McCormick thresher harvesting wheat.

    Noise to some, mechanical bliss to others.
     
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    I have heard both the twin and the single. They sounded great to me, although my opinion was probably heavily influenced but the fact that I was looking at a freaking Vincent! As far as modern bike sounds, I agree to a point; I’m not a young idiot anymore, and the street in front of my window gets LOTS of motorcycle traffic. I have no patience for overly loud motorcycles, cruiser bikes with straight pipes being the worst offenders. Besides, a “good” engine sound is not by definition a “loud” engine sound. My Honda 300 single cylinder gets slagged by fellow owners as “sounding like a putt putt dirt bike” at low engine speeds. So what? Once you wind it up to where the power is, it has a very nice growl with the legal and responsible stock muffler. And your neighbours don’t hate you. Just like with a guitar, when you confuse Volume with Tone, you get things horribly wrong.
     
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    I can relate...I have a non-running waiting-for-me-to-get-to-it-someday CB750A “Hondamatic.” It’s a detuned version of the 750 SOHC motor driving through the motorcycle equivalent of a two-speed powerglide trans. Not exciting, maybe, but when it HAS run I really enjoyed the burble of the four and the whirring of the SOHC valvetrain.
     
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