The Norton thread!

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

  1. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Yes I went to the single Mikuni because the Amals were just hanging on the bike when I got it. I am in the process of rebuilding the motor right now and will go back to dual carbs but they will be flat slide PWK's. The complete motor except for the crank and cylinder will be changed. This is whats going inside; FullAuto head, JS light weight pistons, JS designed Carrillo rods, JS stage one cam with light weight lifters, JS custom valve springs and push rods, Comstock breather, and a bunch of little things that just make things better!
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  2. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    The FullAuto head is a work of art
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  3. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    You are a very cruel man posting all that gear I want for my bike!
    One day soon it shall be mine:evil
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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    My mates had a lot of issues with his Mikuni. It keeps flooding for no apparent reason. Take it apart clean it out, put it back together and it'll be ok for a short period of time and then start flooding again. All I can attribute it too is small parts of grit in the fuel. Nothing ever appears when it's cleaned out though.

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  5. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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  6. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Lower the float, mine was very sensitive to this also. I got mine from Sudco and it was supposed to be all ready to bolt on, no way! I had to change everything, the slide, needle, main jet and slow jet. It turned my pipes bright blue right away. A friend's bike leaked also, we found the bowl didn't have an overflow drain so the gas would fill the bowl then run back into the air cleaner soak it and then drip off the air cleaner. Good luck.
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  7. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Easy enough to put in-line filters on.
    Could it be the enricher O-rings, maybe not seating properly? If that is a Mikuni MKIII knock-off, with an enricher lever, take a look down there to see if the o-rings are seating properly. I had a T140E with the MKIIIs on, and it ran rich forever, until I finally replaced those O-rings. Just a thought.
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  8. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    Out for a spin with some ADV guys on the outskirts of Medellin:D
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  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Okay, my turn: tell us about the brakes, please?:ear

    Oh yes, and the wheels, too.

    Beautiful bike!
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  10. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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  11. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Yes the brakes are from Colorado Norton Works, Brembo front and back and master cylinder units. The wheels are Excel and I laced and trued them my self. First time I have attempted this and it was hard because of the crazy off-sets that Norton uses. This bike also has a hydraulic clutch unit in the tranny that was also from CNW.
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  12. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Been here awhile

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    Holy Cow, Doug. Motorcycles don't get any more beautiful than that! :clap
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  13. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Thank you, I feel the same way.
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  14. dxamet

    dxamet Adventurer

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  15. Rob Farmer

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    Better sit down before you read the price :eek1

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    The real deal

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    A few minutes from where I'm sitting

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    Always a handy thing to collect the bits that fall off

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  16. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile

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  17. O.C.F.RIDER

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

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    Stunningly beautiful!
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  18. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    Interesting the bike started out as a 75', left hand shift, electric start, and ended up right hand shift, kick start. I love the pipes and it is a beauty!
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  19. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    That left hand shift system was never meant to be there. Nice to see it where it was supposed to be.

    Lovely bike rixcafe :drif
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  20. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the compliments and thanks to the boys at CNW and Stan Smith, the Stainless Steel King of Rocky Point Cycle, for taking all of my money.

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