In at the (very) Deep End.. A Norton Story.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Are you in the UK? do you want a bike or parts?
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  2. Bongolia

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    UK but working in KSA. looking for a complete bike as I'm returning next year for a few months. Mechanically and cosmetically sound as I'll be working overseas for a while.

    I love the flat tankers but the prices are out of my league.
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  3. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I love it and will tag along :lurk
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  4. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Ok first setback (and I have yet to have the frame turn up from Devon) the motor I had sourced has fallen through, the seller had offered it to someone else first, but he had not been in touch, until I said I would have it, then all of a sudden there he was.:cry

    Oh well time to keep looking then...:1drink
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  5. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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    Next purchase should be a saddle so you can at least sit astride the thing, hold the imaginary handlebars and make motorcycle sounds with your voice. I know I'd need to do that in order to make it through a build as long as this ones going to be. You get an A+ in the "ambitious endeavors" category. Oh but you'd spell it "endevours", wouldn't you
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  6. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Now I know this is a twin, but it is as cool as cool can be......

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  7. Rob Farmer

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    I like that Kev :thumb
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  8. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Do any of you old time racers know anything about this bike?

    This 1947 Norton is said to have belonged to famed Indian racer Tom Paradise,

    It recently sold on eBay in NC for $2400:deal
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  9. Speedo66

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    There's something about the rearward angle on a Norton Manx pipe that just screams vintage, and specifically Norton. Love it!

    See it here at 1:13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl6KQVq2OFw

    Good luck with your build, and lets go already, been 24 hours at least. :deal
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  10. Bongolia

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    Whats the story with that, Kev?

    And I noticed a clean looking CS2 coming up with Bonhams on the 17/11:

    http://www.bonhams.com/eur/auction/19292/lot/253/#

    5-7K estimate. Don't know how original it is.

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  11. lemieuxmc

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    My friend Phil and one of his Nortons at the Del Mar Concourse.

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  12. England-Kev

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    That is how my one is supposed to look, it is never going to happen though :D Mine will be more like the old red one above, or maybe the silver and blue one, if I get lucky with parts... :evil
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  13. Bongolia

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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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  14. England-Kev

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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:deal

    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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  15. OneBall

    OneBall Been here awhile

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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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  16. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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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
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  17. Bongolia

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    I vaguely recall seeing something similar that belonged to a Swede or Dane.
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    A crazy norton with bsa triplle engine ...Sold at bikejumble for 3200€ last wekend! :huh
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  19. qiuliumsmith

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  20. norton73

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    Yeah, but there's nothing wrong with with having a little fun;

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