Everyone sometime will need help with their Vincent HRD. After all it’s 75 years since the last Vincent rolled off the production line in Stevenage, Parts have worn out, and things need replacing and renewing. Fortunately Vincent owners have since the been analysing problems and finding solutions, since the club was formed so here are the sources you should use to try to find the right help.
Join the VOC. This is really a ‘no-brainer‘, The Club has extensive technical resources on its web page, and a Technical Officer who will answer your questions by e-mail. (Inside cover of MPH). There are regular meetings and rallies where you can meet fellow members with a wealth of knowledge who will be happy to help you, and you would enjoy a discount of 10% on your spares bought from Vincent Spares.
Join at the VOC web site www.voc.uk.com
Get some reading in. There are many books written about the marque, (see below). The best workshop manual is still Paul Richardson’s ‘Vincent Motorcycles’. And the ‘Riders Handbook’ is still in print. You may also need the original Parts List books and there is now a new laminated workshop-ready illustrated parts list. Finally for a full appreciation of the bikes ‘Know thy Beast’ by Eddie Stevens or ‘Original Vincent’ by J Bickerstaff, make a good read. Basic technical parts books are available in our web shop or the new regalia shop on the club’s website covers the full range
Join a forum. The best forums are run by the VOC. We suggest that you don’t jump in with a question that you may think is an original and difficult problem, as it may well have been asked many times before. It’s better to use the search box first, and read all the relevant answers you may find. Also remember that answers on Forums can be wrong as well as right! The Club’s online forum can be found at: https://www.vincentownersclub.co.uk/forums/ there is also a new forum on the club’s web site http://www.voc.uk.com
Send us an e-mail. We are always ready to help you with problems relating to the fitting of our parts to your Vincent or to help you identify what you may need. You may find the answer to your question in the drawings and information contained in the web shop itself, but in the end you may need to contact us. A phone call may not be the fastest way, since we may not be available and also before reaching a solution, we (or you) may need to carry out additional research. Often that may entail you making further disjointed calls repeating previous information. So, a better method is to send us an e-mail then everything is recorded conveniently step by step for you (and us!) to easily refer to. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org web shop itself
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