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Old 10-03-2004, 06:11 AM   #14
Oilhed
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Originally Posted by norton73
The GS has 60,000.
The Norton has 50,000, but I got it when it only had 8K on it. It had been sitting in a carport with a plastic tarp over it, and was a pile of rust. I tore it down, powdercoated the frame, replaced every bit of rubber, cables, put a new set of rings in it, painted it, and have rode it like it's a sport bike ever since. It's been 15 years of hard use, and while it has had it's share of problems, it seems like it's been easier and cheaper to run than the BMWs.
The Norton is my favorite ride, followed by the GS.
Well, thats the problem. You should have done a complete tear down/rebuild on the GS also. If you did it would be more reliable than the Norton.

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