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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.
Duct tape. Never leave home without it.
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.
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.
whoa. Vinton? Norcent?
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.
Somebody would no doubt be offended here these days!
2 of my favorite old jalopies.
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...
Can you get 50 reasonably reliable HP from a JD?
I doubyt it, but the torque peak is probably 1200 rpm. It would go, and pull a decent top gear.
Isle Of Man, August 2008
BSA international Rally
Guinness World Record set at Laxey Wheel for the most BSA motorcycles assembled in one place.
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.
I was there!!