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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby Britfan60 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:12 am

contours wrote:Curtis, May we assume you are well enough to ride by now? If so, it's a good thing you have back up bikes, eh? :roll:


The only back up bike I have is a 79 Bonnie T140D which I did ride twice this month against better judgment. The bone healed but the knee has quite a bit of pain yet. Electric start would be nice.
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby BPHORSEGUY » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:00 am

Fast Eddie wrote:
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Either that, or fork out the dosh for an alloy tank (it's a nice 'excuse' to give the missus "it will be cheaper in the long term dearest")...


I'm going to have to try that one, I like your thinking Eddie!

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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby BritTwit » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:23 am

BPHORSEGUY wrote:
Fast Eddie wrote:
961al wrote:
Either that, or fork out the dosh for an alloy tank (it's a nice 'excuse' to give the missus "it will be cheaper in the long term dearest")...


I'm going to have to try that one, I like your thinking Eddie!


The missus can also use the polished alloy tank to fix her hair and makeup.
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby BPHORSEGUY » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:11 am

Lol.....

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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby Richard 1047 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:49 am

Britfan60 wrote:The only back up bike I have is a 79 Bonnie T140D which I did ride twice this month against better judgment. The bone healed but the knee has quite a bit of pain yet. Electric start would be nice.


T140D.... my dream bike as a 15 year old.... Kool as kool can be. :shock:

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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby Britfan60 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:32 pm

Richard 1047 wrote:
Britfan60 wrote:The only back up bike I have is a 79 Bonnie T140D which I did ride twice this month against better judgment. The bone healed but the knee has quite a bit of pain yet. Electric start would be nice.


T140D.... my dream bike as a 15 year old.... Kool as kool can be. :shock:
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby Fast Eddie » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:00 pm

As Richard said... very cool!
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby BLIGHTYBRIT/SF » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:00 am

See u been at your fav spot again Curtis,we are waiting with baited breath to c the 961 there again,& b4 the weather tails off, & although this thread is about Tony going to factory I can inform u that this won't be till this Friday ,I had a great couple days catching up with Tony & his other half a week ago , as he was on his way to the Isle of Man classic,think he's blown away by it all & look forward to his reports on another thread maybe & complete this one at the end of the week

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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby TonyA » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:32 am

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Hello , I am back and have some things to share. The exhaust welding seems to be back on track and looks good. Notice the trans vent Norton is using in one of the images . There is now a one piece cat with much heavier bracket. We met up with Richard and had a great. more to come.
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby TonyA » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:00 pm

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That is Richard Pearce and Katherine with his bike in Ramsgate England . The last image is me shaking hands with Josh Brookes at the IOM. We met him at a restaurant where we had dinner.
The last thing I wanted to mention is that there should be a rendering of the Norton 650 at the NEC show this November I was told. Also Norton is working on new maps for the new OMEX ECU and all Commandos will now be dual seats , All Commandos will have USD forks with Radial brakes and ABS. The CR will continue to have remote reservoir master cylinders like Domi.
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Re: Going to Norton Next Week

Postby ntst8 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:03 am

Appreciate the feedback Tony, it must be great to get to the factory.
I look forward to the 650 being displayed. As someone with a sore back after a 3 day trip on my ES2 i hope the 650 has a forgiving riding position.
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