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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 AM   #31
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My friend Phil and one of his Nortons at the Del Mar Concourse.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:19 AM   #32
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That is how my one is supposed to look, it is never going to happen though Mine will be more like the old red one above, or maybe the silver and blue one, if I get lucky with parts...
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:00 AM   #33
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whilst Kev is up to his elbows in rust and paint stripper, I'd appreciate comments on the Bonham Auction bike. Got a few more photos from them today:









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Old 11-09-2011, 09:14 AM   #34
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It looks very nice for a restored bike, although the wiring for the rear light is wrong? I also wonder why someone owns a bike for 60 years, and then has it restored, just to sell it? it would have been better left unrestored in my opinion

Seems a nice bike though, and with matching numbers, as prices seem down at the moment, £5500 ought to be close, although if someone really wants it, it will be higher.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:56 PM   #35
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Looking at the pictures on Bonhams:

The rear mudguard is shocking, looks like its been painted over the top of rust, same for the dash panel, the wiring looks amateur and is attatched to the frame with electrical tape.

There are plenty of new shiny bits, too many IMHO for what is supposed to be cherished one family bike, that has then been restored. The original stuff looks like its been restored on the cheap, it makes you wonder where else corners have been cut.

I think you'd be better with something scruffy that doesn't look like it might be hiding untold woes.


Kev, I'm looking forward to this, I was thinking of the same thing for my next project. good luck.
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Old 11-09-2011, 04:31 PM   #36
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Now I know this is a twin, but it is as cool as cool can be......




That's kind of a bitsa. There was never a girder-forked twin, and the gearbox is wrong for the plunger frame
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #37
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I vaguely recall seeing something similar that belonged to a Swede or Dane.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:37 AM   #38
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A crazy norton with bsa triplle engine ...Sold at bikejumble for 3200€ last wekend!
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:55 AM   #39
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:32 AM   #40
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That's kind of a bitsa. There was never a girder-forked twin, and the gearbox is wrong for the plunger frame
Yeah, but there's nothing wrong with with having a little fun;



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Old 11-10-2011, 09:18 AM   #41
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That's kind of a bitsa. There was never a girder-forked twin, and the gearbox is wrong for the plunger frame
As will mine be I hope I can't do a full on resto job, + there are too many out there already, so I will try to build a rider, with whatever parts become available. Now the rivet counters will hate it, but so what, lots of factory built bikes started out as "bitsa's"

And yes it is from Denmark....





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Old 11-11-2011, 01:59 AM   #42
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I thought I'd seen it.. CB included it in a feature they did on bikes at the Manx a year or two ago.

The washing up liquid bottle reservoir stuck in my mind
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:36 AM   #43
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Norton under the radar - rides it every day.


The single wil be satisfying in the shed but on the road - nup. Unless the special goggles are purchased.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:43 AM   #44
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Update of sorts.....

I have just been given a gearbox, set of crankcases, crank, rocker cover, and a few other bits

I wonder how much I can scrounge? anybody got a Manx tank, and some magnesium hubs they want to donate
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:24 AM   #45
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Update of sorts.....

I have just been given a gearbox, set of crankcases, crank, rocker cover, and a few other bits

I wonder how much I can scrounge? anybody got a Manx tank, and some magnesium hubs they want to donate
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