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Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By norton73
Ducati was really just a shim maker back then,...

Ducati was really just a shim maker back then, they only built bikes to have a market for them :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 634,366
Posted By norton73
cam chain adjustment

I've been looking my new aquisition over and there deosn't appear to be any way to adjust the cam chain.
Also, I changed the oil, and in the lower stainer found a mix of black plastic and metal....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 76,680
Posted By norton73
Touring Norton ...

Touring Norton

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=151392539598&ssPageName=ADME:B:FSEL:US:1123
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 388,721
Posted By norton73
This has gotta be one of the gutsiest Fly-n-rides...

This has gotta be one of the gutsiest Fly-n-rides ever!

:1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,273
Views: 3,322,188
Posted By norton73
An AJS with a J.A.P.* engine? :D

An AJS with a J.A.P.* engine?
:D
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
One new piston, reusing the other with new rings....

One new piston, reusing the other with new rings.

I did happen to have one head gasket in my stash of parts, so assembled the right side yesterday.
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
Thanks :thumb

Thanks :thumb
Forum: Airheads 08-18-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
God, sometimes I'm an idiot! Somehow I...

God, sometimes I'm an idiot!

Somehow I ordered everything I needed except head gaskets :fpalm

Then, I meant to replace the nasty rusted nuts on the short studs. I forgot to bring the old ones...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By norton73
Glad you stayed upright and are OK. I have...

Glad you stayed upright and are OK.

I have to chase the damn things out of my driveway just to get in the garage most evenings. They just sit and look at me like they own the place or something....
Forum: Airheads 08-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
Overnight soak in a 50/50 mix of simple green and...

Overnight soak in a 50/50 mix of simple green and water;

http://norton73.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Fender/i-TFpHHcz/0/L/DSCF1732-L.jpg

Piston on the left is what the piston used to look like, ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,945
Posted By norton73
Yee Haa! :clap

Yee Haa!
:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 634,366
Posted By norton73
Thanks. Once I get my '92 GS off the lift,...

Thanks.

Once I get my '92 GS off the lift, the XT is next.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=989018
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By norton73
I don't know that the spacer is 5mm, but I have...

I don't know that the spacer is 5mm, but I have used it to run TKC 80s and Avon Distanzas on my '92.
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By norton73
Bob's is expensive, but does do decent work. ...

Bob's is expensive, but does do decent work.

Speed's? I'm surprised they are still in business. Plan on waiting a looong time for your work to be done

Battley's has a very good machinist on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 634,366
Posted By norton73
Picked up a '00 XT350 last week. Needs front...

Picked up a '00 XT350 last week. Needs front tire, fork seals, chain & sprockets, and a good going over.

Thanks for this thread, lots of good info here.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,903
Posted By norton73
http://norton73.smugmug.com/Boats/odds-ends/i-Wz3W...

http://norton73.smugmug.com/Boats/odds-ends/i-Wz3WpS9/0/M/bmwtoon-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,678
Posted By norton73
:lurk I'm thinkin' next year will be my...

:lurk


I'm thinkin' next year will be my year for headed west on my ol' '92. Lookin' forward to seeing what you come up with for jetting.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 194,865
Posted By norton73
Damn, that's some pretty country you get to ride...

Damn, that's some pretty country you get to ride every day.





I got a new ride!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 214,526
Posted By norton73
:thumb I've been meaning to get that shot...

:thumb

I've been meaning to get that shot for awhile, seems like I'm always on a mission when I go by there and don't have time to stop.
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 64,573
Posted By norton73
Hard Heads? what are these? ...

Hard Heads? what are these?





Other than the typical airhead owner :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 76,680
Posted By norton73
shifts on the wrong side :nono

shifts on the wrong side :nono
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,515
Posted By norton73
Not quite road ready! ...

Not quite road ready!

http://norton73.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BYOB-and-beyond/i-93t3Tcd/0/M/2005_0610byob0019-M.jpg

:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 25,021
Posted By norton73
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By norton73
Anyone tried to put a Ducati narrow case single...

Anyone tried to put a Ducati narrow case single in a petite frame?
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
Thanks, but I've got nikasil cylinders. ...

Thanks, but I've got nikasil cylinders.


I've got a genuine BMW source that can get me a small discount, but I have to order on their weekly order so they get free shipping and a discount from...
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
I hope to have it back on the road by mid-August.

I hope to have it back on the road by mid-August.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 82,599
Posted By norton73
Don't bother, just read about it here;...

Don't bother, just read about it here; http://bamarides.com/ride/ride-reports/killing-bugs-in-six-states/ and you can save yourself all the trouble and stay home watching TV.

:wink:
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 937
Views: 82,599
Posted By norton73
Went back to VA last fall to ride up to Crozet...

Went back to VA last fall to ride up to Crozet for the Nation's Capital Norton Owner's Rally.

VA still sucks;
...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 64,573
Posted By norton73
If my GS wasn't broken right now, I quit my job...

If my GS wasn't broken right now, I quit my job today and head west!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 26,221
Posted By norton73
Probably should get this thread unstuck

Probably should get this thread unstuck
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
Heads are back! :clap ...

Heads are back!

:clap

http://norton73.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/GS-Fender/i-D9rQS3v/0/L/DSCF1377-L.jpg

Too bad there's more to it than slapping 'em back on.

Piston;
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,945
Posted By norton73
In! :freaky

In!

:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15,367
Views: 8,891,197
Posted By norton73
Yes. My first bike was a '72 350...

Yes.



My first bike was a '72 350 Scrambler, in black. I think those ads might have had something to do with my purchase. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 226,761
Posted By norton73
Keep 'em coming and we'll be the judge :D

Keep 'em coming and we'll be the judge :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,060
Posted By norton73
:clap Great trip report!

:clap

Great trip report!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 26,221
Posted By norton73
He'll be the one with a Fat Tire Ale in his hand.

He'll be the one with a Fat Tire Ale in his hand.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By norton73
I'm told those seats are hard to find. Most have...

I'm told those seats are hard to find. Most have the bases broken from being used as a dirt bike/mx bike.

Thinking about it, I bet the battery is on there because either the mity max has failed,...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,108
Posted By norton73
I was going by my memory of the craiglist ad....

I was going by my memory of the craiglist ad. Judging by your pics, it is a narrow case motor and frame with wide case body work and wheels. Looks like a good use of wire ties to hold everything...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By norton73
Now we know. My wife really wanted a red...

Now we know.


My wife really wanted a red one :evil
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,851
Posted By norton73
Yes, the Norton got new pistons last winter for...

Yes, the Norton got new pistons last winter for this very same reason. Bore to piston skirt clearence was fine, ring groove wear, especially top ring groove was huge.
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