The Norton thread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by theturtleshead, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Yikes!

    Yikes! Boris Badenov fan

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    The Norton Empire Rally in N.Y. What a Norton blast! Tons of Snorts. Big fun. First ever I N O A/ NOC combined international rally. That's where I shot these photos I've posted in this thread so far. Let's keep 'em going.
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    Had the old girl out of the shop a couple of years ago, nice day, sat in the sun and did a little clean up. Serial number 102816, last batch Jan 1963. Bought from original owner, Zach Reynolds, who had it in his living room. All original and unrestored, motor has never been apart or out of frame, carburetor and magneto have never been off. Did take off the original Avons and put on some repop Dunlop triangulars several years ago for a track day.

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  3. Thumpermeister

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    A great first post. Beautiful bike! :thumb
  4. roadholder

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    Dreer Commando

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  5. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    So where are all the Garden Gate models then?:huh
  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Really great looking bike


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  7. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Do it myself then...

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  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Sweet bro.
  9. Thumpermeister

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    Yes, a great looking bike but actually quite "old school" appropriate if you look again. This is based on an original (albeit highly modified) Commando and should not be confused with one of the new UK-built Nortons.
  10. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    My 74 Norton was painted white by a guy who did a lot of work to it, a previous owner.

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    I'm vaguely toying with the notion of having it painted, possibly a metalflake paint job...

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    Whaddya think?
  11. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    I love these things, except that this one doesn't look right without a pair of shocks. Monoshock thing just doesn't work (looks wise) for me on a Norton.

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  12. roadholder

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    Yeah, great looking bike but even the "new" Nortons are using twin shocks.
  13. Yikes!

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    Sweeet singles.

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    Prody racer?

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    Unusual combination- haven't seen too many Earles fork Comandos with hacks.

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    Colorado Norton Works bike, I think?

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    Nice ride. I think I would try and find the proper silencer for it though! :eek1
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    Right! you keep the crowd busy while I go and give him a kicking.

    WTF! is that all about?


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  19. Yikes!

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    I know! It's funny, right? But look at it this way- it's only a proper set of bars and cables away from being a very nice road-going Fastback. Think of it as a hybrid FB/Hi-Rider sort of Commando. In the meanwhile if it means the owner enjoys riding this bike and he puts miles on it, it's all good. At least it didn't get "hacked" into some hipster inspired chopper bobber steam-punk thing of horror that can never be brought back. That's when I generally break out the WTF.

    Cheers.
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    Agreed. An otherwise great looking bike compromised by a ridiculous but easily changed accessory!