Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:02 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:50 pm 
Retro Guru
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:07 pm
Posts: 2676
Location: 52 Festive Road. (Nr. Lincoln)
REKIBorter wrote:
stevek wrote:
Beautiful Norton single. 8) Looks totally original even down to the kiddie killer!
Now, where can I find myself a Vincent Black Shadow?


You could always buy a new one, about £60,000


They stopped making 'em in the late '50's. I was looking in the early 90's and they were about 12k for a minter, they fetch around 30k now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:55 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
Anglian Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:13 pm
Posts: 6928
Location: Livin' in a dust bowl
You can buy a new one from the spares available off the shelf from the Vincent owners club, I think the only part they had to get re-made was the carb body IIRC. Looking for a link ... found this but not enough detail http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2007/02/07/vincent-black-shadow-built-from-all-new-parts/


Last edited by REKIBorter on Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:01 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 5111
Location: Out here in the perimeter...
This would be my choice.....ordered a brand new one last year then backed out cos Mrs Neilll sold her VS750..... :roll:

nothing quite sounds like one of these...:twisted: :twisted:

Spent the money on bikes without engines now :lol:


Attachments:
lightning_cityx_xb9sx_1.jpg
lightning_cityx_xb9sx_1.jpg [ 133.86 KiB | Viewed 1135 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:39 pm 
Deputy National AEC
Deputy National AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:43 pm
Posts: 5169
Location: Cumbria, England.
My beloved Honda CR250 twinshock from 1979. Restored from a wreck by me back in 1997. Sadly I had to sell it when unemployed in 2007. I believe it now sits in a barn unloved. I'd try and buy it back but the price of twinshock MX bikes is just crazy these days. In 1997 I paid £600, I sold for £2300 and would have to pay at least that to get it back.

Loved that bike we enjoyed hundreds of races together and pretty successfully too. I think what appeals to me so much about retrobike is you restore a bike and live with it. Not swap every year because the new model has different decals and claimed performance advantages. It becomes a part of you and when you do let it go you'll always regret it. I look back and think was there any way I could have got around selling it? Sadly there wasn't, mouths to feed and bills to pay. A fact of life i'm afraid but here it is.


Attachments:
Picture 182.jpg
Picture 182.jpg [ 59.38 KiB | Viewed 1104 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:55 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:02 pm
Posts: 395
Location: Stirling
My 1996 Aprilia RS250, Max Biaggi Rep. Lusted after one when they first came out and bought this one 2 years ago with only 4000 miles on the clock. I dont ride it much, worried about the mileage!!!!


Attachments:
PICT0032.JPG
PICT0032.JPG [ 168.55 KiB | Viewed 1074 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:37 pm
Posts: 98
Location: The Parish of St Evenage
Here's my new toy

SV1000S, Viper cans, power commander, fairing lowers, undertray but otherwise standard.

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:15 pm 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:35 am
Posts: 12266
Location: Penarth
Kneedowndean wrote:
My 1996 Aprilia RS250, Max Biaggi Rep. Lusted after one when they first came out and bought this one 2 years ago with only 4000 miles on the clock. I dont ride it much, worried about the mileage!!!!


Mmmm...want one, want one....that or a Suzuki VJ23 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:49 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:51 pm
Posts: 321
Mine - 1981 250cc Maico restored by me.


Attachments:
Farleigh 06.jpg
Farleigh 06.jpg [ 200.35 KiB | Viewed 942 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Kwakkers
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:58 pm 
North Wales Deputy AEC
North Wales Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:50 am
Posts: 6218
Trying to sell mine still... :-(

Mr K


Attachments:
Kwakkers.jpg
Kwakkers.jpg [ 88.99 KiB | Viewed 931 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Kwakkers
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 12:55 pm
Posts: 149
Location: Exmouth - Devon - UK
mrkawasaki wrote:
Trying to sell mine still... :-(

Mr K


Hop onto mcnninjas.co.uk - You'll need to get your post count up before you can post in the for sale section but if you'd like I can stick it on there for you. Just holler via PM.

Cheers

Paddy


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 50 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: FairfaxPat and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group