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    Quote Originally Posted by acace View Post
    What a shame that a simple question has morphed to this. We each participate in the hobby in our own way. I own many motorcycles and restore show winning bikes as well. I have several early Ducati superbikes because I happen to like them. Unfortunately, I'm at an age where they are no longer comfortable to ride. My Vincent or early Triumphs just suit me better. My collection is fluid, and some day this bike will be sold. The new owner is welcome to change the brake lines and paint the bike purple - I don't care. But for now, I'm enjoying the frustrating, time consuming, and expensive search for missing original parts. This is how I participate, so not a waste IMO.
    Yes fair play to you chap I apologise for my post.
    We all enjoy our hobby however we can, I just like to see these old 851/888's ridden as the designer intended.
    Here's a little true story...
    Whilst staying with TonyIOM for the Classic TT/MGP I'd been out for the day on my 851/916 and drew up at the lights at Ballacraine, stood beside me was a Vincent with a couple in matching leathers on board...
    The lights went to green and the Viincent took off like a scalded cat with me in hot pursuit (now that was a surprise to me), I was doing well over 125mph when I finally passed him.
    For me it was great to see a Vinny actually being used as the designer intended, my smile lasted for the rest of the day.

    Steve R
    Last edited by Mr.R; 03-27-2018 at 08:37 AM. Reason: My usual poor spelling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.R View Post
    Yes fair play to you chap I apologise for my post.
    We all enjoy our hobby however we can, I just like to see these old 851/888's ridden as the designer intended.
    Steve R
    All good! Great story - Vincents have a good bit of torque but that's impressive with a passenger. Sounds like a well-tuned Black Shadow to me!

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