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1 Norton in a Sea of Harleys

Postby Beach » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:00 pm

I went to a bike show today as a fundraiser for a local VA hospital and there were over a hundred bikes there and 1 non Harley (my 1974 Commando...Happy to say my Commando won 2nd overall..Guessing the sight of a different brand among a Sea of Harleys was refreshing for judges..Yay for my daily rider
Bill

1974 850 Commando
1967 Atlas
1966 Atlas
1948 Panhead
1966 BSA Lightning
1965 BSA Lightning Rocket
1971 Honda CB350
1967 Honda Dream
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Re: 1 Norton in a Sea of Harleys

Postby acotrel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:08 pm

A Harley probably does not evoke the same emotional response as a well-turned out Norton Commando. I feel like that about Thruxton Velocettes, however I would never own one.
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Re: 1 Norton in a Sea of Harleys

Postby Bernhard » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:13 am

At 75 years old actreo you are too old to own one let alone ride one-motorcycling is a young man’s pastime :!: :o

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Re: 1 Norton in a Sea of Harleys

Postby acotrel » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:17 pm

It is a very strange thing, but as I've become older, I have become more competent as a rider. My problems are that my attention to detail has suffered and I am much poorer. If I take my bike to a practice day, I end up tripping over my own feet , when I was younger it was all much easier. But when I am actually on the bike, all is lovely. These days I never go anywhere near crashing and I am riding much faster. It is all in the mind - a good bike makes a good rider.
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