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post #1 of 15 Old 05-05-2007, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Legend Of The Motorcycle!

We rode over 2up on the 9r and had a blast at the Ritz Carlton! They had BIKE ONLY parking on the premises! They threw a first class party! The 34 diverse pix (multiple posts), include 100yr old belt driven (yeah it's been done already!), dual motor 400MPH rocket, 90yr wood track, sport, cruiser, modern carbon nakeds. It was completely overwhelming! I've never seen sooo many nice bikes! The venue was breath taking on a coastal cliff! I will later post pix of my show favorite.

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Pretty cool!

A few of those are as ugly as original sin.

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Dream, I was there too! Do you have an Alpinestars sticker on the side of your bike? That one (a matte black or grey) was the only other 919 I saw...

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The MV Agusta and Vincent Black Shaddow are kick ass!!!

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Here's my guilty pleasure. If I could have this (guess how much?)... I'd ride it!

Those are all my best pix. Enjoy!

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Dream, I was there too! Do you have an Alpinestars sticker on the side of your bike? That one (a matte black or grey) was the only other 919 I saw...
Nope, that was my evil twin! Great show ehh!

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Dream, I was there too! Do you have an Alpinestars sticker on the side of your bike? That one (a matte black or grey) was the only other 919 I saw...
You were paying attention... but we had a cover on it. We enjoyed a nice ride down the coast afterwards!

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Any guesses how much to commision another custom Vincent (last pix)? I'll give you a hint...you will NEVER guess right! The Designer's challenge was taking a beautiful but primitive engine and updating it with an internal stator, starter, and fuel injection.

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Any guesses how much to commision another custom Vincent (last pix)? I'll give you a hint...you will NEVER guess right! The Designer's challenge was taking a beautiful but primitive engine and updating it with an internal stator, starter, and fuel injection.
I dunno, I have mixed feelings about that. There are so few of them out there now, it seems a shame to hack it up and add a bunch of stuff that was never there. As cool as the new stuff may seem. These things are best restored to original condition and enjoyed. They're probably worth more restored as well.

Here's what a Vincent Black Shadow is supposed to look like. A great uncle of mine in England owned one and used to ride it around London.


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In my tenure at Rickey Racer, I had an opportunity to ride a Black Shadow -- magnificent motor, fair chassis, horrendous brakes. With the owner's permission, had it over the ton and it was still pulling hard. I would love to shoehorn that motor into a buell chassis, without any mods to the engine at all -- it would make a kick ass canyon carver.

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The original was definately ahead of it's time.

The modern upgrade from drums to ~20" disk must make a HUGE stopping difference. The irony is the rim heat sink would avoid fading during mnt runs that it will never see. The bike is a jaw dropper, but I'd rather own a condo.

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The Vincent had many unique features, very cool bike!


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Just checked their site for tix and the event is canceled. Apparently not the right economic climate for hanging out at a 5* cliff hotel, sipping brandy, and smoking cubans....Hopefully it returns next year!

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