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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by theturtleshead, Jan 5, 2013.
INOA Prez Suzi Greenway
The Norton Manxs success at the Daytona 200 proved Nortons excellence. More at http://bit.ly/12PrR4e
Dood, where the heck was the event with all the Nortons? There were some fantastic bikes there.
DOOD!!! The rally was in the Catskills in N.Y. at this place:
In these mountains: (my ride)
An earlier post was this:
This was the first combined meeting of the worlds two Norton owners groups. England's NOC and North America's INOA. Tons of bikes and folks from around the world. Big fun.
A short history of Norton Motorcycles.
As seen on the World Wide Web:
On the first day GOD created the heavens, the earth,and summerland hwy, but he wasn't happy
his ford would sway on the corners,crawl up hills and use heaps of juice
On the second day, God created the stepthru
He enjoyed the wind in his hair (non compulsery helmet laws then) it was fun, used buggerall petrol j
but it still crawled up hills,
So on the Ird day, God created the Honda four, and it flew up hills, with 4 into 1 it sounded great, it never broke down, but the corners were a problem, but he had tasted power, and craved for more.
On the 4th day he added 2 more cyclinders to his Honda and created adrenalin, his insurance premium doubled, and it cost a fortune to get the tappets done, he also created fear (his hair turned white) and the cliche"enough is enough'*
On the 5th day God blew a couple of spliffs. had a rap with Willy G and created the Harly Davidson, he would cruise up and down the hills in top gear and pick up heaps of babes, but the hog was too heavy, broke down a lot and handled like the ford.
Then on the 6 day, he made the Bonneville, he would still pick up chicks outside the pub, and it sounded GOOD,* it was light,and for the first time the corners were fun, and it handled great, and the bike was light, but the the vibration gave him a pain in the arse, his kidneys were history, it was a touch gutless and he ran out of juice every 100 miles, he wastn't happy, but shit he was close.
So finally, on the 7th day God produced a motorcycle with the speed of the honda, the torque of a harley, handled better than the triumph, he could afford the petrol, tune it himself, pick up babes, and blow off ducatis thru the corners, he called his bike NORTON.
And GOD was happy*
Fantastic! Looks really amazing, too bad I missed it.
A big International Rally is a great idea- the BSAOC has held an international rally in a different country, every year for 50 +/- years on. People ship their bikes, even as far as New Zealand. Anyone who can ride in, does so; folks camp, or stay in local cabins or motels. Sometimes the sponsoring club puts up tents & provides sleeping bags etc(for rent), and builds camp kitchens. I was at the 45th in 2008 on the Isle Of Man- over 500 people came from the world over.
Why not an International Norton OC & annual Rally?
Anyone have any experience with the NC15CS? I've come across a late '66 one in very good refurbed condition - an EMGO plastic coil pack and electronic ignition and concentrics being the only changes from original spec. It's cosmetically very good and has had significant engine work done recently; my guess is that it had a proper ground up rebuild in the last couple of years. It's not what I have been looking for (that's a particular model 500cc single) but the price is somewhat below market for a bike in its condition and it may be one of those 'lucky chances' that come up every now and again. The bike has been in a large collection for some time, is owned by a person with a very good knowledge of Nortons and has been ridden regularly. The last Norton twin I had any dealings with was a MkII Commando 750SS back in the early 70's and that had clutch, electrical and isolastic problems. I want the bike for a daily rider, so what's the score on reliability of the Atlas mechanically?
An update - I've had to let this go as other matters have intervened but if any Australian Norton fan is interested you can find it on the bikesales website. Very good bike and a bargain. A pic:
Restored by a friend of mine...not my bike
I found this on the NOC forum, there is some serious work going on here...
Here are the results for the 1953 Senior TT
I saw this Brit bike club out for a ride in the rain Saturday. They were heading up over the mountain from Shady Valley on "The Snake" section of 421.