The Norton thread!

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

  1. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    Nice Injun too!
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  2. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  3. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Well...it says Norton on the tank!

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  4. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Mit Ironhead motor & hole in the seat for the pilot's enormous balls.:lol3
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  5. Norton 357

    Norton 357 Adventurer

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    It's a Sporton...ster, or something. Interesting for sure.
  6. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Norley Davidson
  7. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    I think there is a thread on here about that build-referring to the Norley/Harton/whatever you call a featherbed with a Sportster engine in it.
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  8. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  9. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    I used to go through the Dunstall catalog until the pages were worn. Now, while I still appreciate a Dunstall equipped Norton, I prefer one with a look closer to stock .
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  10. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    I acquired a full seat of JPS bodywork and fairing for a café style project bike years back.
    As a little time passed the idea of keeping around a clean original one stuck with me too.
  11. aerone

    aerone Clemson Cafe' Racer

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    I'm adding this to my pile of new parts. Norton Model 30. 1935-1955. I might have bought one of the last NOS. dsc01302.jpg,qitok=r8JUBgH8.pagespeed.ce.RnuTh54YZ_.jpg
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  12. spokester

    spokester Long timer

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    That's solid gold!
  13. Husky360cr

    Husky360cr Adventurer

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    I posted this in Cafe Racers but thought I should put it hear as well.
    It is half a Norton....

    for sale on US eBay right now
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1949-Norton-Manx/184464911652?hash=item2af2f72d24:g:oocAAOSw84BfVVf8


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    1949 Norton Manx with knucklehead motor . Very unique Cafe Racer built in early 70's by machinist / metallurgist / artist William Selby .Beautiful melding of Form and Function ; that mating of Knucklehead engine with Norton Manx drive train . Lived good portion of her life on Nantucket Island , Mass. Fully operational in her maintained original condition . Had a ride on her upon return from Vietnam in 1973 and that memory never faded , fast forward about 40 years ; Owner passed in 2011 , she gets out a bit more now for local jaunts but her speed is more than I can handle . Looking for a good home . Good fortune on your bidding .

    On Sep-29-20 at 12:57:37 PDT, seller added the following information:

    Some more history for you nostalgia buffs out there ; William Selby worked with Frank Piasecki , a pioneer in Aircraft development . Hence the precise and creative metallurgy found in this creation . Wheel hubs are magnesium and fuel and oil tanks are aluminum .

    On Oct-02-20 at 17:41:11 PDT, seller added the following information:

    Original owner called this machine... " My Poor Man's Vincent "
  14. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Nope!

    Knuckton!





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  15. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    I've seen photos of the Knuckle Norton over the years but could never find out anything about it. Thanks for the post.
  16. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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    Or slightly poorer man's Brough Superior!
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  17. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  18. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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  19. Thumpermeister

    Thumpermeister roost maker

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  20. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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