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NORTON CHOPPER

Postby novadose74 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:32 pm

hope this works. here is a pic of my chopper, I found it behind an old garage.

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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby shrugger » Thu May 17, 2012 10:18 pm

Yep, thats what I like to call a car crash. Horrible thing to see, but you just can't take your eye's off of it. :P
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Postby hobot » Thu May 17, 2012 11:32 pm

Yep, thats what I like to call a car crash. Horrible thing to see, but you just can't take your eye's off of it


Made me LOL at your insightful summary
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby travelerjerry » Fri May 18, 2012 3:25 am

Like the duct tape for the exhaust pipes.
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby kingdaddyo » Fri May 18, 2012 4:03 am

Clearly somebody had a vision (not my vision) and spent time putting it all together. They at least had the sense to use a great power plant on the Chopper. Have fun with it. That's what it's all about.

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Postby cjandme » Fri May 18, 2012 4:09 am

Soooooo.... since you'r feet are so far forward do you reach down with your Right hand to change gears?.......Cj
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby batrider » Fri May 18, 2012 5:14 am

I think it looks pretty good. Needs some cleaning up of the wiring and working out some details like exhaust mounting. (That last 10% of the build that just got cobbed together.) I'd use it for local roadhouse hopping and hooligan behavior and get another Norton to work on/restore just in case you run out of things to do.
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby mikegray660 » Fri May 18, 2012 6:20 am

i love it - piss's off the purist! (most who never ride their bikes!) :shock:
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby iceteanolemon » Fri May 18, 2012 7:16 am

Amidst all the other stuff I am wondering on the placement of the coils. That spark plug wires goin for it!

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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby Mark » Fri May 18, 2012 7:30 am

I think it's cool!

If you old farts remember, that's what a "custom" bike looked like back in that era.
I had a CB750 chopper that looked pretty much just like that one.

I would keep it just as it is as a nod to that bygone time.
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby TJKII » Fri May 18, 2012 6:23 pm

Aside from the lack of fire the only thing that ain't right are the pipes. Folow the frame; one each side, tall pipes up the sissybar w'/megs at the top. Fishtails would be more my style but megs are '60's brit in the US REEEEEEL Tall. TK

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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby MikeM » Sat May 19, 2012 5:22 am

That thing is sweet!! I would never do anything like that, but it is period style. Right out of the 60s.
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby hobot » Sat May 19, 2012 7:24 am

Sweet? Ugh No Not really in its current condition, just the potential to be a head turner instead of stomach. Choppers were to show off and flaunt the law and practicality not as a rusty unfinished ratter but detailed and finished nice as could be. Don't confuse with Bobber style which was taking off stuff or leaving off stuff that just fell off. The hard tail frame with dip for the seat and the springer front are the gems of this interesting chopper. By late '60's early '70s they peaked in popularity and attention to art work in frame molding and far out color schemes. Long grip tassels would be appropriate too with the hair length back then.
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby shrugger » Sat May 19, 2012 7:44 am

NOOoo...can't stop looking at it. LOL
Then realized, how the heck do you down shift :?:
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Re: NORTON CHOPPER

Postby rvich » Sat May 19, 2012 9:02 am

Funny how nostalgia romanticizes things that died out for a good reason. Spend some time riding around on a chopper and it will make you love your Commando that much more.

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