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New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Keith1069 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:45 am

New Genuine 850 Commando Cylinder Heads Cost £997 + Vat So This Is An Excellent Opportunity To Get A Restorable Second Hand Cylinder Head. Never Fit A Pattern Commando Cylinder Head To Your Motorcycle Especially When Pattern Ones Cost More Than Our Genuine New Ones
So where is he getting these from?? Has a third supplier of Norton heads started up, or has he found a source of NOS heads?
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Hortons Norton » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:22 am

Could you send a link?
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby grandpaul » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:25 am

Keith1069 wrote:...This Is An Excellent Opportunity To Get A Restorable Second Hand Cylinder Head. Never Fit A Pattern Commando Cylinder Head To Your Motorcycle Especially When Pattern Ones Cost More Than Our Genuine New Ones


So, are they NEW, or Restorable Second Hand?

Huge difference.

I have 3 restorable second hand spare heads on the shelf, one is an RH4.
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Seeley920 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:00 am

Keith1069 wrote:
New Genuine 850 Commando Cylinder Heads Cost £997 + Vat So This Is An Excellent Opportunity To Get A Restorable Second Hand Cylinder Head. Never Fit A Pattern Commando Cylinder Head To Your Motorcycle Especially When Pattern Ones Cost More Than Our Genuine New Ones
So where is he getting these from?? Has a third supplier of Norton heads started up, or has he found a source of NOS heads?


I wouldn't believe that person if they told me what time it was!! Sour grapes and an ongoing grudge over the "norvil" trademark!!

Look at the heads they are trying to sell, they would cost £1000 to put right! :-)

There were a lot of NOS heads floating about one time, especially RH6 ones, but they were all factory rejects..Buyer beware!
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Keith1069 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:12 am

Hortons Norton wrote:Could you send a link?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CYCLINDER-HEAD-85 ... 335a50ffe9
My comment was related to the text in the add where they mentioned 'new' heads. Maybe they found some NOS, certainly nothing there about new manufacture.
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Hortons Norton » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:15 am

If one was to buy one of those why not just spend a little more and buy one of Fullauto's heads? They look like they would be the best way to go. :wink:
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Hortons Norton » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:21 am

Thanks Keith, Yea the whole thing sounds fishy to me. What would that relate to in U.S. $$$$,? And then shipping. Matt has the Fullauto heads for 1996.00 and they are new.
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Holmeslice » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:55 am

Hortons Norton wrote:If one was to buy one of those why not just spend a little more and buy one of Fullauto's heads? They look like they would be the best way to go. :wink:


I think the seller is referring to the Fullauto heads when he says , "Why fit a pattern head..."

Pattern. That's a little bit of a misnomer, no? :roll:
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby cash » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:00 am

To me it looks just about worthless, it's been heavily modified to take those excentric rocker spindles and goodness knows what else.

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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Holmeslice » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:20 am

I just looked at the ebay auction and it all now makes sense - this "restorable" head is being sold by Les Emery of "Norvil". He and Mick Hemmings are not the best of friends, to say the least. Mick is the UK distributor of Fullauto heads. Therefore, it's in Les' spirit to bash anything Mick does.

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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Chris » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:01 pm

OOOH Homeslice

(I need to know why you use that name?)
I am with you & John (Seeley 920) when it comes to Les complaining about everything that Mick does.
However I have not gone so far as to bid against him when he is using one of his many e bay names to bid for rare Norton items, from people who do not realise what they are selling! Like someone I know!!!! Jacking up the price when they dont want the part at all!!! Cracks me up!!!
Makes me laugh everytime I think about it.
If only I had an old coach or steam train for sale!
I contacted Les for a Norvil (hehe) caliper fork leg at a very good price! When I asked why they were such a good price I was told they were rejects as they "leaked" but once I recieved my fork leg I could seal it myself!!!!!
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby Reggie » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:22 pm

chris wrote;
However I have not gone so far as to bid against him when he is using one of his many e bay names to bid for rare Norton items, from people who do not realise what they are selling! Like someone I know!!!! Jacking up the price when they dont want the part at all!!! Cracks me up!!!


Not sure what your saying :?: Could you explain in more detail. It sounds very sordid though :shock:
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Re: New 850 heads from Ebay UK

Postby MichaelB » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:13 pm

Chris wrote:I contacted Les for a Norvil (hehe) caliper fork leg at a very good price! When I asked why they were such a good price I was told they were rejects as they "leaked" but once I recieved my fork leg I could seal it myself!!!!!



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