Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Jim Mosher's '51 Rapide. The Bate's style cafe tail section was made by AirTech, the company that is making mine. I like it.


Flathead45 said...

What is the device that appears to be mounted just below the seat?

The Vincent is slightly cooler than a GS400...

BitMonkey said...

I'm not sure exactly which part you are talking about. The cylindrical pieces attached near back of the fuel tank are shocks. If you really look at the Vincent cantilever suspension it's very similar to the early Yamaha mono shock setup, only using twin shocks side-by-side.

The silver struts near the back of the seat are also stock Vincent. They allow the suspension system to actuate while the seat remains relatively stationary.

Without the seat Rollie Free's "junk" was along for the ride with the movement of the rear suspension. Clearly he wasn't too concerned about injury on many levels.

Flathead45 said...

The silver struts just behind the seat upholstery are what I was curious about.

Aren't you going to land-speed your Bonnie in your skivvies as soon as you are back at 100%?