Vintage Brit SuperThread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Duct tape. Never leave home without it.
  2. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  3. Little Bull

    Little Bull Doing it today

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  4. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Gorgeous. I would venture a guess of this example being a '59-ish ES2.

    I once owned a '1961 Norton ES2, at the time I did not properly appreciate what I had, traded it for another Triumph. That is not a bad thing however, I think of the ES2 often.

    Rob



  5. Velocipede

    Velocipede Been here awhile

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    I could be wrong but I'm thinking that this bike might be a 350cc Model 50 on account of the green paint which they came with.Visually the ES2 and the Model 50 were just about Identical.The vast majority of Model 50's were converted to Triton's because of their Featherbed frame and gutless engine.
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  6. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  7. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  8. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    whoa. Vinton? Norcent?
  9. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    NORVIN. Probably an ES2 originally. Used the engines in hillclimb cars. Featherbed frames were bought cheap and mainly Triumph engines added, Triton. Vincent engines were not inexpensive then either.
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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Somebody would no doubt be offended here these days! :lol3

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  11. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  12. bodine003

    bodine003 Been here awhile

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    Me & 20161223_084506.jpg 2 of my favorite old jalopies.
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  13. Scrivens

    Scrivens Been here awhile

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    Re the mountaineer and Tiger ad - Chris Bonnington and Don Whillans leaving London on Whillans' Triumph for their attempt on the Eiger North Face, 1962. All their gear is on the bike. Hardy lads in those days...

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  14. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  15. Truckedup

    Truckedup Been here awhile

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    Can you get 50 reasonably reliable HP from a JD?
  16. Old Mule

    Old Mule Long timer

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    I doubyt it, but the torque peak is probably 1200 rpm. It would go, and pull a decent top gear.
  17. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  18. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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  19. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    I used to work at a British bike dealer. I think we had at least that many BSAs in the shop at any given time.:D
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  20. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    I was there!!

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