Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vincent Comet in pieces

The above was a shot I set up of a Vincent Comet in pieces. Dismantled by the previous owner prior to restoration they unfortunately ran out of time. The parts were sold for a figure not far from what a complete machine sells for, proving that working on the motorcycle is as much fun as riding it to some owners.

Clearly visible is the Upper Frame Member oil tank in the centre of the shot and the Rear Frame Member in the top right, which make up the ingenious parts that connect everything to the engine of a Vincent. A beautiful piece of engineering by the two Phils (Irving and Vincent) which is all the clearer when the entire system is taken apart.


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