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N15 frames

Postby jcurryfisher » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:27 am

I continue to struggle with me 1965 N15 battery / tool box. During the 4+ years of production of the N15 what were the changes to the frame and the battery holder? I think maybe that the rear section of the frame has been modified on my 65 as the top of the rear section of the frame is very different from my 67. Also, the pattern battery holder fit the frame of the 67 but does not line up on the 65.Thanks everyone!

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Re: N15 frames

Postby franko » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:44 pm

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Re: N15 frames

Postby Madnorton » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:42 am

CS and CT models differed from standard, but again, I know they are different but what exactly I don't know. As it was not considered a change to the part it was never recorded in a change register. Even the parts books of the day were not that accurate either.

Hats off to anyone restoring a N15 G15, P11 they look very nice when done.

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Re: N15 frames

Postby franko » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:49 pm

Some pictures of a frame in here. They don't state the year. https://bobbybaum.wordpress.com/tag/matchless-g15-csr/ . Some more pictures of another bike here http://veh-markets.com/motorcycles/nort ... -1965.html
Could you post some pictures of what you have?
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Re: N15 frames

Postby BillT » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:26 pm

franko wrote:pictures of another bike here http://veh-markets.com/motorcycles/nort ... -1965.html
Could you post some pictures of what you have?


This second bike is supposedly a 1965, which should be the same as your N15

The battery tray looks much like mine, but the cut-out of the tool box for the battery is a bit bigger. Can't tell from the pics if this was a factory cut or an owner mod to fit a replacement battery.
'73 Norton 850 Commando - 3030xx
'69 Norton Ranger 750 - P11/1289xx
'67 Matchless G15CS - G15CS/1235xx
'61 Matchless G80CS - 61/G80CS/41xx
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Re: N15 frames

Postby franko » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:40 pm

some more pictures from a craigslist ad in the for sale section.
ok, crud, I can't transfer pictures to here.
The ad in the accessnorton for sale section is https://knoxville.craigslist.org/mcy/6020696913.html it is a 65.
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Re: N15 frames

Postby BillT » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:43 am

Looks to be an early Commando motor - Commando head, early Concentrics, Distributor, Commando Primary.

Concentrics and distributor came on all the 750s from engine number 121007 (mid-year '67 production). Commando heads had the side oil feed due to the different head steady. Atlas, P11, N15, G15, 33 heads were all top oil feed.
Pre-Commando head:
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My '67 G15CS head and cylinder

Toolbox and battery tray look original.
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'69 Norton Ranger 750 - P11/1289xx
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