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Ex John Ulver Racer

greg brillus

Well Known and Active Forum User
VOC Member
#3
Looks like quite a few spares come with it...........If that was in Aussie dollars I would be tempted. I like the comment about the "Weak rear frame members" In comparison to what...........A Featherbed frame seems weak to me, and I've got three of them here.
 

mercurycrest

Well Known and Active Forum User
VOC Member
#4
I was sorry to see it was bought to be flipped after the story I was given. The engine/gearbox is in excellent condition (1-1/2” Alpha)
with a never used Terry Prince top end with 12-1 pistons. The clutch needs attention. I never used it with front brakes. The Vincent heads were flowed by Dan Baisley in Portland, Oregon. It ran just over 150 at PIR, 135 at Bonneville, but trying to feed kids and a race bike at the same time doesn’t work. Lots of good parts there, the carbs need lots of work, I kept the GP’s. And magneto. Never got a record, as there was no Vintage class at the time and my competition was Yoshimira Kawasaki!
Low ball your bid and you won’t get hurt.
Cheers, John
 

Albervin

Well Known and Active Forum User
VOC Member
#5
I was sorry to see it was bought to be flipped after the story I was given. The engine/gearbox is in excellent condition (1-1/2” Alpha)
with a never used Terry Prince top end with 12-1 pistons. The clutch needs attention. I never used it with front brakes. The Vincent heads were flowed by Dan Baisley in Portland, Oregon. It ran just over 150 at PIR, 135 at Bonneville, but trying to feed kids and a race bike at the same time doesn’t work. Lots of good parts there, the carbs need lots of work, I kept the GP’s. And magneto. Never got a record, as there was no Vintage class at the time and my competition was Yoshimira Kawasaki!
Low ball your bid and you won’t get hurt.
Cheers, John
Sadly John we are often told a story like " I will never sell this" only to see it turn up soon after with a decent profit margin added on. It happens here in Australia too often.
 

Bill Thomas

Well Known and Active Forum User
VOC Member
#8
I don't know how you value a bike like this, It's bad enough with standard ish bikes, Mine have all been messed about with, Hope I never have to find out !, Like Ron says, It's someone else's problem, When I've gone. Cheers Bill.
 

JohnB

New Forum User
VOC Member
#11
Just to update the forum members. Although the BaT auction for John's Black Shadow racer did not meet reserve I was able to negotiate a transaction with the seller afterward as we were close. The bike will be going to NJ where I'll carefully get it running again with a focus on preserving it as much as possible as is. It's not going to be put back to original condition or flipped. I'll put a tail light on it and perhaps a headlight and look forward to enjoying it a bit on the street. I've reached out to John and he has been most helpful with the bikes details and history.

Cheers!

JohnB
 
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