Posts Tagged ‘Dominator’

Yesterday (Saturday) was a Norton day, I have to split my time over different projects, or I would get nothing done. And as I had to pick up my hub from the machine shop, I spent the rest of the day in full on Norton mode. Now, I am really getting into the whole Norton vibe, the more time I spend around, and working on them, the more I come to appreciate what they are, and how they work.
So after collecting my hub, I dropped into the shop to see what was happening in old bike land…as usual there were one or two Norton’s floating about the place..

Norton Inter Clubman

Norton Inter Clubman

 

Norton Model 18

Norton Model 18

 

AJS

AJS

 

Also there this time was an old Dommie, pulled from a shed where it had languished unused since 1979…

Dommie 650

Dommie 650

1979 Time Warp

1979 Time Warp

Norton Dominator

Norton Dominator

So I gave the old thing a bit of a fettle, a good hot wash to remove some of the grime, I then removed the plugs, dropped the oil from the sump, before pouring it back into the tank, then kicked it through a few times to get it circulating. then it was a case of checking the carb filter, replacing the cork in the petrol tap, cleaning the points, and adding some fuel. Two kicks later it fired right up and sat ticking over like a watch.

 

Needs a Little Fettle

Needs a Little Fettle

Also in the yard, is a metal bashing shop, the young guys who work there, make alloy tanks and things, in fact they are hand making my Norton Inter tank. But they also have another unique talent, they hand beat alloy car bodies from scratch.

Here is their own hand built Austin Ten sports.

Austin 10

Austin 10

Austin Special

Austin Special

 

Looking Back, part 2…

Posted: October 25, 2011 in Just Me
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I thought I would post a couple more pictures of my old bikes,  now winter is closing in here, dark mornings, and getting dark when I get home from work, I am not getting as much bike related stuff done as I would like, either with the camera, or actually on my bikes. Having said that, there are still some bike related days coming up.

BMW R65LS at Henley on Thames.

My old R65LS, this bike was a non runner, I bought for around £200 at one of the Kempton bike Jumbles.

Honda NX650 Dominator

The Honda was a blast to ride, a little noisy with its Laser comp silencer, but huge fun out in the lanes..

BSA A10 Road Rocket

The Road Rocket, this is a bike I should never have given up on, but to be fair, it was a money pit, I did loads to this bike, and it repaid me by playing up all the time, the vibration was dire at anything over fifty, and in the end I just had enough, so off it went.

BSA M33 and PAV-41

Finally my M33 and Pav 41, I think the picture speaks for itself..

Photograhping Norton’s…

Posted: October 20, 2011 in Just Me
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I managed to grab a few more Norton pictures to add to my ever increasing collection, I am always looking out for old bikes when out and about at work.

Just say No!

 

Norton Dominator

 

Clip on’s, and Rear sets….

Posted: March 19, 2011 in Just Me
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Having sold my Z1000, I then moved on the little Honda CT90 too, so the garage was looking a little empty, so I thought I would put something new in there. When I say new, I don’t mean brand spanking shiney new, what I mean is new to me, and new in direction too.

So I bought that Norton Cafe Racer I saw the other day, I contacted the owner and managed to fix a deal on the bike that sorted us both, so as of Thursday night, it now sits next to the BSA Thundebolt in my lock-up.

1956 Dominator, Cafe Racer

It is a little rough around the edges, and the paint is too loud, but it has that real old school 60’s vibe going on..

Cafe society