Posts Tagged ‘Norton’

My Norton Clubman…

Posted: July 25, 2017 in Just Me
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Well what can I say, my Norton “Garden Gate” Clubman came back home today, the motor is all finished with the later head fitted, now it is just a case of tidying things up a bit over the coming winter…

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My Norton ES2 Clubman

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Norton, November 1964…

Posted: January 15, 2017 in Just Me
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Now I would love one of these Norton Scrambler models, just too cool.

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Norton 750 Scrambler

One Last Step…

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Just Me
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One Last Step…

So I am nearly at the end of my journey, and have one last step to go, in the small matter of getting the Norton registered (getting a title for the US contingent). I started this whole crazy dream back in November 2011, with just a frame I found on Ebay….

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Norton project

And now here I am five years later, with a dating certificate telling me the Norton was built at the Norton works factory in Birmingham back on 26th June 1952, and was despatched to  Bennet’s of Southampton. Who knows what the bike got up to in the intervening years, but it is once again a fully working Norton, and ready to be out on the open road next summer. Just one final piece of paperwork, that is all I need.

I have a few more pictures from Popham, there are always some nice bikes both in the show area, and in the carpark…

I quite fancied this 1969 T120 project, but is it right?

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Triumph T120?

Nice old Guzzi in the car park.

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Moto Guzzi V7 750 Special

Trident Cafe Racer.

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Tripple Power

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Cafe Triton

Wonderful Norton.

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Nearly perfect Norton

Nice Yamaha in the car park.

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Yamaha XS

BSA? SR400 special.

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BSA Special

Berkshire Velocette Day…

Posted: July 16, 2016 in Just Me
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One of the smaller events I try to support each year is the local Velocette club meet, at the Cherry Tree pub, in Stoke Row. And once again it never disappointed, with great weather, and some lovely bikes.

And while the Velocette’s looked great, and some of the other attending bikes were also nice, the bike that stood head and shoulders above everything there was a wonderful  old 1920 Indian, in original paint, and thankfully unrestored.

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1920 Indian

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Patina to die for

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Hand clutch conversion

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Indian Summer

It is getting close to that time of year again, great rally, well organised, so why not come along and see for yourself.

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TOMCC Rabbit Rally 2016.

My Norton Clubman Project…

Posted: May 28, 2016 in Just Me
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I had a little blast up the road today, fast & loud would sum it up, sure there are still things to sort out, not least of which is the registration, but what a moment this is for me, it has truly been a labour of love over the las few years.

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Norton 500 Project

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First Ride

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Norton Clubman