The Norton thread!

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

  1. GBen

    GBen Been here awhile

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    I had to move the photo of Heinz Kegler's works 1962 Daytona 88 into this thread. One of three built in the race shop and sent over to compete the 1962 season in the USA. Heinz was the head of Norton distributor Berliner's Norton racing program from 1963 onwards. He took care of this bike and kept it ready to race for 46 years, even though it's last real competition was in 1972. RIP.

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    This is Heinz(in cowboy hat) with his bike, his rider George Rockett and friend Tom DeMange at Daytona in 1967.

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    Heinz' bike at some unknown track circa 1965:

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    [​IMG]Kenny Hayes on one of the three 62' Daytona 88 racers at Laconia in 1963:

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    Joe Messaros on one of the 62' Daytona 88s at Daytona in 1962:

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  2. Thumpermeister

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  3. roadholder

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    Some still get dirty! Hard work on a rigid I suspect! :eek1

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  4. RobbieO

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    Are all Norton owners FIH????

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  5. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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  6. hankmarx

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  7. roadholder

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  8. darmst6829

    darmst6829 Been here awhile

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    ThatÂ’s a proper motorbike.

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  9. England-Kev

    England-Kev Long timer

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    Let me see what I can find in my pictures.....

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  10. Rob Farmer

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    I see Keanu reeves is a Commando Rider

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  11. Rob Farmer

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    I remember these Posters in the local Bike shop. A row of new Commandos along one wall and a row of Bonnies along the other. Despite being new they all had oily drip trays underneath :D

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  14. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    FANTASTIC!
    I'd be eager to see any other photos of this bike that you can dig up!
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  15. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    A friend's '66 Norton Atlas. He's got one in bone-stock condition, and this one in racer trim.
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    I also just met someone that used to race a Norton Manx. He's still got a collection of Nortons and the Manx is supposedly sitting in his office. Hoping to visit for an interview and pictures.
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  16. Rob Farmer

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    Love my old Snort. Need to start riding it more.
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  18. Rob Farmer

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    Be a shame not to ride it. Looks like a lovely machine.
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  19. Yikes!

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    From the Norton Empire Rally.


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  20. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these commando-style pipes onto an atlas style engine?

    I don't have have access to a pipe bender, so I don't have the ability to fab the headers, and I don't see anyone selling a similar product?
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