Grey Flash 2751

The history and restoration of a Vincent HRD Grey Flash

The primary chain has now been fitted.

A period grease nipple has replaced the modern one on the rear damper. The brass plug has also been dulled down.

It looks much better.

These Maughans-rebuilt dampers do look a bit out of place but we feel it would be foolhardy to use period ones as they will never work as well as these. Original damper units are available and can be fitted for display purposes if required.

Coming together…

The drive side foot control hanger plate is now in place and the brake pedal and footrest have been fitted. 2751, being an early bike, utilised pillion footrests – these were replaced later on by the beautiful knurled racing items usually associated with racing Vincents. As impressive as the knurled ones are, however, it should be noted that they don’t fold.

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