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1967 Norton 650 SS Winter adventures

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by steelerd, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    A few will probably be familiar with my adventures on using my Norton 650SS as a daily rider.
    With severe flood warnings in place I had to pick dad and I a route that would be okish weather wise.

    Today was beyond freezing headed out with the intention of going to Matlock got as far as Monyash after starting out at the Cat some different country roads an dad was really cold so turned off for Monyash stopped and had some chips and dad had a bacon Sarny.

    The SS performed perfectly even in those rubbish conditions no matter what we came across she took it in her stride an as usual dad's GSXR 750 was great as well.

    Quite a few bike pic's should have some footage on the go pro of dad an I talking an riding which I'm gonna edit over the weekend once I've warmed up.
    Freezing in Monyash getting warm

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    Can't beat that for parking!

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    Dad spotted a pretty epic view :)

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    Woop! Such a cool view as usual the cat and fiddle doesn't disappoint!

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  2. tallbob

    tallbob Been here awhile Supporter

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    Very nice! I rode a Commando for many years.
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  3. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Thanks bob :) I'm restoring a 68' Commando at the moment half way through the rebuild.
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  4. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Yay the matching video to my pics is up from the ride on Friday hope you all enjoy :)

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  5. yokesman

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    shop in east los angeles built a 650ss commando in 1975, even had making decals. that 650 always looked the best.
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    Great bike you have there, and familiar riding country for me. :thumb
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  7. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    thanks for the replies everyone :) I'll take the gopro out again soon.
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    My 99 (600) SS was one of the best bikes I've owned....I had a Commando front brake too, a must upgrade.
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  9. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Thanks motu yep I'm running a 2ls front brake best upgrade going stops on a sixpence :)
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    cousin had a BSA spitfire with those brakes, riding 2up with full brakes I was in the riders position-almost , he on the tank-he weighed 135 lbs wet.
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  11. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    to be honest it's one of the best brakes I've ever used really is brilliant.
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  12. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Credit where credits due!
    Epic picture by Alex at bikerpicsuk a few who watched the video from that day will remember me getting all excited at spotting them :)

    As a former pro wildlife photographer always do appreciate good photography.
    Pic is on the Cat and Fiddle. 650ss has been running like clockwork so not much to report.

    Considering a wd16h at the moment and my next bike to go along with the current Norton's just starting to research the other ww2 bikes :) anyone had a 16h?

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    Merry Christmas everyone :)

    Been out on the 650SS today for Christmas Day with dad the weather was interesting to say the least. My Macbook has just let go so working on another solution to edit some more footage.

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    steelerd Been here awhile

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  14. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Some riding footage from the Christmas day ride up the Cat and Fiddle! :)
    Maximum smiles per miles!
    Hope you all enjoy had to edit on my phone as my computer just let go.

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  15. B10Dave

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    Nice short videos and pics. Foggy here in southern Ontario for Christmas morning but no riding as bikes put up for the winter. I had a 1938 16H for several years. Rode it solo and also put a Velorex chair on it for awhile. Great bike for back road bimbles but definitely happiest under 55MPH.
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  16. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dave that's good to know :) its certainly on the chilly side here again that's for sure.
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  17. steelerd

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    Had a wander out on the 1967 Norton 650Ss today by myself dad thought -1 was to cold..... even after offering him the gsx750et

    Had great fun on some local yet very slippy roads!

    By the time I got back my road was like a skating rink! Certainly interesting haha!
    Video to come later.

    In other bike news currently starting to hunt for a ww2 Norton 16h, my tz project sold the other week sad to see that go an it looks like my Triumph Daytona previously owned by Maria Costello MBE might be making it's way to auction now I've got the estimate.

    So it's all go 2020! Some huge plans for this year.

    The 650ss is flawless as ever although even cleaning her after every ride shes starting to show a lil bit of corrosion in places easy to fix though! Although I have to say shes faired far better than the bmw gsa I had used the Norton in much nastier conditions so smiles all round [​IMG]


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    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Video from today that goes with the pictures was interesting weather haha found a cool old school restoration garage that I've rode past loads of times so decided to stop and have a look.
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  19. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Had a spin out on the 650ss for a splash about :) up the Cat and Fiddle. Superb as always need to drop the idle a notch on her as the monoblocs are a pain on an incline at trafic lights. Apart from that all great! Still my all time favourite bike nothing quite like the roar of a British Twin.

    Need to do a bit of cleaning up on a few bolts here an there but shes held up great with all the wet weather riding.


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  20. steelerd

    steelerd Been here awhile

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    Norton 650ss ^-^ up the Cat and Fiddle had a spare 30 mins the other day so had a wander out on the 650ss. No music on this one as the audio came out good totally one for headphones. Hope you all enjoy.

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