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Norton fiends

Postby jhwalker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm

The man who rode the Ducati over to the Queretaro Ducati shop and back is a Norton fiend. He has three in his garage, in various states of repair. He is one of the motorcycle group down here -- the self-appointed leader of the pack, a good guy. He wrote for years for a Norton rag.
His article below, with a pic of Art and two chicas starts on page 10 and is 5 pages long. Art still looks the same, 8 years later. His resemblance to a certain person we all know is a little frightening, but Art is a nice guy. :lol:
https://www.inoanorton.com/NNews/162_2010_09.pdf
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby jhwalker » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 pm

His article is a good read, I hadn't read his writing before. :clap:
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby xbacksideslider » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Enjoyed that. Thanks James.
Jay's friend, and mine as well, Frank Forster also contributed an article on Commando exhausts.
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby jhwalker » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:40 pm

de nada :-D
Here is another Norton article that I enjoyed. The comments are very interesting.
https://www.cycleworld.com/norton-comma ... ory#page-1
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:32 pm

Jay Chases John - Little T
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CZTGqk0Gno&t=27s

Jay Stalks Frank - Kennedy Meadows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDNHJhPdhS8

Jay & John - Caliente over to Isabella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhIB27lm-yU

Tetge cuts yellow chasing Jay Chasing John up an dover Spunky Cnyn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yckFxJeHdlc
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby jhwalker » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:05 am

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Re: Norton fiends

Postby Thruxton71 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:20 am

Great video of the insane Texans preparing for a crazy time. I rode my 1952 Velocette MAC (hard tail, 17 horsepower) from Ojai to Ashland Or, then participated in a 1000 mile rally to spots in the area, including Crater lake and Happy Camp, and I will tell you this. You learn about long distance riding on old stuff real fast, the hard way, on the side of the road covered with oil. You also learn, as team Norton hinted at, how you could better prepare for a ride of that scope.

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Re: Norton fiends

Postby jhwalker » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:58 am

Thruxton71 wrote:Great video of the insane Texans preparing for a crazy time. I rode my 1952 Velocette MAC (hard tail, 17 horsepower) from Ojai to Ashland Or, then participated in a 1000 mile rally to spots in the area, including Crater lake and Happy Camp, and I will tell you this. You learn about long distance riding on old stuff real fast, the hard way, on the side of the road covered with oil. You also learn, as team Norton hinted at, how you could better prepare for a ride of that scope.

Tim.



:clap: I'd like to do a couple more 'silly' rides. Terri and I planned a 4000+ mile ride in the SPF (no comparison to a lond bike ride) and then I had a couple of issues and she said 'NO WAY!'. Maybe next ear :liar: :whistle:
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby xbacksideslider » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:21 pm

Those things are probably more comfortable than my Commando
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Re: Norton fiends

Postby Thruxton71 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:00 pm

Try it on a rigid, it will make the Norton feel like a cloud, or as they say, a feather bed.
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