John Player Norton

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Lafitte, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Finally done.
    New pic w/ disc brake moved to right side....
    Before
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    After
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    Limey tax disc........
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  2. blaine.hale

    blaine.hale Long timer

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    0_o
    Are there any in between pics or a build thread I missed?
    This is fantastic!
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  3. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Very few build pics.
    Will look for them.
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  4. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    NICE!... :clap

    Out of curiosity, why did the brake caliper migrate from one side to the other?.
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  5. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Just noticed that...........must be a senior moment during reassembly....
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  6. lrutt

    lrutt SILENCE.....i kill you

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    Is it a true JPN or a replica?
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  7. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    Yeah, you're gonna want to fix that.

    The wheel is now rotating in a direction that can cause the threaded bearing retainer to unscrew.

    Otherwise, nice bike!:clap

    BTW, got the original JPN tank under the cover?

    Ist time I saw one at a swapmeet, it took me a while to figure out what i was looking at.
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  8. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Yes , it is an authentic JPN
    Tank:
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    VIN # plate:
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    That is an astute question:evil
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  9. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    I've been researching what makes for a genuine JPN recently.

    I only recently learned about the Vin plate location.

    My wife's boss is looking for one, I've been helping him in his search.

    Probably the search is going to be called off, he just bought a Laverda
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  10. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Those are the two authenticating items I know of.
    The stretched tank and VIN plate location.
    I got lucky and am the second owner. Bought it from the widow of original owner. When finished (swap brake and hook up lites) it too will go up on the block.
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  11. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Only one....
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  12. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    That bikes and the quality of the rebuilds a real credit to you.

    The National motorcycle museum had the originals on display at the Norton day two years ago.

    [​IMG]

    Check out the engine on the later machine.

    [​IMG]
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  13. DRGNHTR

    DRGNHTR Dragonhunter

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    I'm about to date myself but I just can't resist.

    I remember when one of those sat in the window at Munroe motors in San Francisco forever. They damn near gave it away. :rofl
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  14. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    pic w/ brake on right side
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  15. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    looks great!i'm glad things are better.
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  16. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Well done.
    I was always a fan of that model and even had most of the bodywork to create a replica at one time.
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  17. redboots

    redboots Johnny Lung

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    I still have a couple of stickers from the "Challenge" motor campaign when you could buy into a "raffle" for a £ a ticket. If your name was drawn, you got a weekend at the races with JPN... didn't run for long

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    John
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  18. Lafitte

    Lafitte on the lake

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    Thanks PJ.
    Yes everything's coming up roses !
    Thanks again for the loan of a bike for the Lone Star Rally.
    Now have a 2001 HD FXDXT.
    Will drink one for you down at Woody's.
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