The Norton thread!

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

  1. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  2. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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  3. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  4. roadholder

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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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  6. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    ^^^^^ THAT is fucking HOT. Love those pipes.
  7. rider929

    rider929 Been here awhile

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    I picked this 74 up last week. Owned many bikes but never a Norton. I am looking forward to getting her back on the road.

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  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Back on the road? Hope you don't do much more than tires, battery, and spark plugs. Looks like a rider to my eyes!
    Best of luck with it tho. :thumb
  9. rider929

    rider929 Been here awhile

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    She looks to be complete but things like the the fuel lines and the petcocks need to be replaced. The handles for the petcocks broke off in my hand when I tried moving them. :huh The battery needs to be replaced too. But all in all she looks OK with 14.5K miles om her.
  10. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    the 74 has a capacitor,rode mine for years without a battery ,lites and at nite.
  11. rider929

    rider929 Been here awhile

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    :huh It's a whole new game.:lol3
  12. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    How it is.
  13. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Saw this at the track yesterday......numnumnum:eek1

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  14. Old Mule

    Old Mule Been here awhile

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    OK, what's the gearbox there? A way to use a japanese six speed on a Norton? Must have a high primary ratio, look at the size of the rear wheel sprocket. Hydraulic clutch too.
    Very interesting, anyone have details?
  15. Voltaire

    Voltaire Bored Of The Rings

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    Only details I have is thats its a Commando 961, factory about 80BHP but the engineer owner says its now up to 100 BHP.
  16. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  17. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking I should recognize this rider,his face looks familiar from way back.Any idea Roadholder?
    John
  18. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    Took mine for a romp in the Rockies yesterday.



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  19. roadholder

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    Unfortunately no. The Facebook poster is asking the same question!
  20. Thumpermeister

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