The Norton thread!

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

  1. Nosotros Racing

    Nosotros Racing Long timer Supporter

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  2. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  3. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  4. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    clubmanracing.com in CT. retiring/closing selling everything
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  5. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' Supporter

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    Yeah, that's where I buy 99% of my parts from.

    Gonna miss the conversations with Frank when I order parts.
  6. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  7. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  8. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  9. Cowboy Don

    Cowboy Don Instagram @hoserdaddy

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  10. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  11. kyd99

    kyd99 Adventurer

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    DC303AA9-3FEF-4F09-BB8B-BF3D2F7A0D3F.jpeg Hit the wall at Mayhill in 2015 Classic TT Lap of Honour.
  12. zzzak

    zzzak Long timer Supporter

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    Is that the one in your avatar ?
  13. kyd99

    kyd99 Adventurer

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    Yep. All rebuilt now. 2CCDCE3B-F484-46A7-984E-8E0E0E8E0CC6.jpeg
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  14. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  15. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  16. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  17. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  18. ADV8

    ADV8 Long timer

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    Lots of Google pics.
    The poor old Mk2a is nearly ready for the engine to go back together.
    Tank paint from 2005, 46 year old frame paint.

    2.5 x 19 Excel rims with Continental 100/90/19 Classic Attacks.
    Fullauto cylinder head with Kibblewhite valve train.
    New 32 mm Amal Premiers.
    Pazon ignition.
    Replacement crankshaft (The original cracked the length of the D/S PTO) < Thanks Mike and Kelly @ MikesVintageCycleParts in Iowa for the mint crank.
    NOS AE pistons.
    Rebuilt stock caliper with SS pistons (for now) with a 1/2" bore master cylinder and braided line.
    Blanchard ground original disc.
    New camshaft and installed new cam bushes, line reamed at home.
    Tapered roller steering head bearings.
    Wide 5000 series 2RS double row ball wheel bearings.
    Homemade split clamps for the swing arm pivot to support the spindle with 0.0006" axial clearance at the cradle.
    RGM vernier Isolastics.
    AN stanchions with RGM top bushes.
    Ikon shockes with John Bould (R.I.P) rebound/comp fork inserts.
    Roller layshaft bearing with all new others.
    Shimmed new mains, new standard size big end bearings.
    Jim Comstock engine case reed breather (He did the head for my 1971 Fastback)

    IWIS cam chain.
    IWIS duplex Mercedes Benz primary chain, I am debating about machining the outer teeth off the front sprocket and moving the stator and charging rotor inward.

    I forget what else, just stuff to make it a good reliable rider, anytime, anywhere, any distance.
    Note to self, fix the EasyRider poster.

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  19. owen t

    owen t n00b

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    Got the old girl out for a little clean up.

    Last batch made January 1963, serial 102816, second owner, unrestored, all original except tires. First owner was Zachary Taylor Reynolds of Winston Salem, North Carolina. Zach had 32 bikes and 10 cars, featured in the April 1974 Cycle Magazine with a photo of this Manx in his otherwise very formal living room. Reynolds = tobacco.

    Number plates are mine, raced it a couple of times in 1983.

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  20. SPEIRMOOR

    SPEIRMOOR Been here awhile

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