stephan wrote:A VINCENT? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG Paul !!!!!!!!!!!! That bike,especially the Black Shadow is a legend here! Most of us would kill for one !!!!!!!! AND the Ariel Square 4 ! You lucky person! To be able to say you had one. I'd give my left....... leg for one! // // https://www.google.com/search?q=ariel+s ... CAYQ_AUoAQ
I know we are drifting off the subject slightly...
...but its FUN!... ...!
It was a toss-up between the Ariel Square 4 and the Vincent at the time, to use either solo, or with the family in the a Side-car.
The Square 4 occasionally had problems with overheating on the two rear cylinders (air-cooled), so I finally opted for my HRD,
which actually gave me more problems than all my many other British bikes put together!
( HRD....Howard R. Davies, before Phil Vincent took the business over).
After the total reliability of the Japanese machines which I have had since, I have no nostalgia wishes for old British Bikes any more... ...!
I already have a 1996 Honda CB500RR Twin, and a 1984 Yamaha 2-stroke single....
I'm just looking out for a nice Yamaha XVS Dragstar now, (Star=US Market, Dragstar=UK Market) ready for next Summer rides!
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Drags ... 28&bih=813
Things in common.....Motorbikes and Sopwith Camels...Both invoke wind in the hair and flies in the teeth!.... ...!