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Norton Ride Video Test

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

Figured I’d add some up to date content with a short ride around the block on the Norton.

Not too bad for a first effort but lots of room for improvement, I even left in the engine stall….

I did add some commentary rather than some vulgar music track, but in the end I do hate the sound of my own voice.

I used the you tube editor which leaves something to be desired but mastering a real editor takes some time, so  I posted this rather than be consumed by analysis paralysis.

Comments are welcome¬† but please, I don’t need some twit telling me this is amateurish, I am well aware and hope to improve over time.

New Addition

Posted: April 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Yes I know they aren’t all that rare but it needed a new owner.

Occasionally craigs list works!

A loss of spark means it has been sitting for years so that’s actually a good thing. New points restored the sparks but there’s a lot more things to be done. With only 4500 miles there’s hope…

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Figured I’d better add some Brit Bike content after that Ford GT posting so here it is:

Lots of pics from a UK bike rally from England Kev. A real treasure trove of bikes you normally only see in the magazines. From New Imperial to Zundapp, to Velo specials there are tons of bikes all ridden and not pampered. Refreshing to see events like this with such a wide assortment of classic iron in one place.

Have a look:

http://www.kevindean.zenfolio.com/p490263707/slideshow

 

 

The annual British Motorcycle Meet put on by the BSA Owners Club of New England is on May 21 2017 this year in Lancaster MA at the Bolton Fairgrounds

Click here for the website>>>http://britishmcmeet.com/britishmeet/index.html

 

British MC Meet 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Well, the last big projects have been completed and here’s the result.

The new seat foam and cover was the last step after bleeding the front brake. It took about two hours (!) to get the seat the way I wanted it. Just an FYI ; heat is your friend here along with some patience. It’s chilly enough in my garage that the cover really needed some persuading to fit without showing wrinkles etc. Probably my best seat job yet.

Thanksgiving morning, a perfect time to work on motorcycles!

Well, I had an hour or two so I figured why not see if the barn find runs?

Believe it or not, she started first kick! After some fiddling with the carbs a little it ran pretty much the way a Commando should bar some exhaust smoke. After sitting for 20 years or so I think the rings may be a little gummed up, as the smoking has dissipated after a few more heat cycles. It’s running way too rich so I think the next job is to install some fresh needles and needle jets. Normal vibration and use tends to rattle them about and open up the clearances so it’s my first tuning step.

Have a look at the video and enjoy some turkey!

Here’s a website with lots of Norton pics and info.

This guy messes with a a lot of proper vintage race bikes and some cars too if that’s your thing.

Be prepared to lose an hour or so looking around, don’t say I didn’t warn you….

Click on the pic