The Norton thread!

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

  1. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Unity equipe sell atlas swept back down pipes and pea shooter silencers the catalogue is here http://www.unityequipe.com/CatalogueJAN2011.pdf (page 12)

    or theres always fecked.com http://www.feked.com/norton-exhaust-pipe-dominator-650ss-atlas-750cc-swept-back.html

    These guys do a 1 5/8" silencer in black or chrome http://www.oldbritts.com/alt_061978.html
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  2. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Cheers, Rob!
    Can't believe I hadn't checked unity!
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  3. Yikes!

    Yikes! Boris Badenov fan

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    More Empire Rally.


    My first Norton was a new '72 Combat Roadster in taxi-cab orange/ butterscotch/ tangerine just like this:

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  4. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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  5. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Che Guevera's ride!

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  6. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    I have the opportunity to acquire a 850 commando (electric) for what I believe is a steal, $4,500. Here is the bike:

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    So my concerns are:

    - maintenance to keep it running (approx. cost per year)
    - Any special parts that are expensive but easy to break/go bad?
    - Support/Mechanic in Northern California?
    - Corbin Gunfighter seat still available and fits 2 people? Conversion needed or plug and play?
    - any other things to know about / look out for?
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  7. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    All you`ll ever need to know-http://www.accessnorton.com/
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  8. victor441

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    you can bend them yourself using sand as below....there are a few more videos out there on the topic. I have not tried an exhaust pipe yet bud did make a rack that way and it came out OK.

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  9. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    very nice bike and that is a good deal...though personally I don't know how practical it would be to ride a Commando if you don't do your own work. I've owned two and both required fairly frequent tinkering (though I usually enjoy that and consider it part of the Norton experience) , it would be a major PITA to have to take your bike somewhere for service frequently. As was said accessnorton.com is an excellent resource
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  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Times 3 plus Nitro.
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  11. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    I've got a 16H on its way to me... I brought the frame home, the rest is following along behind... due in about a month

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    Its a '38. I'll put it back to WW2 colours for the Aussie Army, as my father rode one in the Middle East, Greece and Crete. (this one is ex Indian Air Force)

    Paint's off the frame.

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  12. RobbieO

    RobbieO Muskokatard

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    I was at a vintage motorcycle show on the weekend and saw something I've never seen before......beautiful bike!

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  13. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  14. roadholder

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  15. Rob Farmer

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    I know they were of their ere but they're a terrible looking bike.
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  16. roadholder

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    I guess it depends on what you compare it to! :eek1

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  17. England-Kev

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    My mate Paul has one of those..:clap
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  18. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    Built for the Americans...say no more :D
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  19. KhaoSanMan

    KhaoSanMan Airhead

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    Thanks for the feedback and the link to the site. I'm an Airhead owner, so know my way around a wrench. To be honest my main concern is that I am about 75% of the way to making a BMW cafe racer, so this would be a somewhat redundant bike. While it would have two seats vs the one, I would always be longing to give it some Dunstall or Manx garb, thus enhancing the redundancy. The main thing is that it's my dad selling the bike, and if I have to I will buy it to keep it in the family. I guess it could sit in my living room (and be taken out occasionally) while I finish the cafe...
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  20. roadholder

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    How does that explain Kevin's mate? :lol3