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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby gortnipper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Dave when is you Commando going to be alive and kicking again?
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby norton73 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:24 am

Living only 25 minutes from Barber means it's hard to avoid going. Then of course all the house guests, including the Manx Norton Racing team (was Bob's Champagne Norton Racing) that always stays with me.
Hoping to have my 73 back together in time, maybe while it's apart I can clean it up enough to warrant entering the MC classics contest.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby G81 Can Cycle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:20 am

I will be there in the pits. Plan to race the NYC Seeley, and Stan will have both of his Nortons. And, MAYBE, my new Manx will be arriving from England next week and be ready for Barber

Would love to bring a couple of the Nortons from the garage for the Classic Show, but I have 3 races to run of Saturday.

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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby jseng1 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:47 am

Keep an eye out for Stan Keys on his Commando. He's the current points leader in Bears class and it looks like he's going to win the championship.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby G81 Can Cycle » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:51 am

jseng1 wrote:Keep an eye out for Stan Keys on his Commando. He's the current points leader in Bears class and it looks like he's going to win the championship.


He locked up the #1 plate at Utah. I am still trying to get second in Bears.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Dances with Shrapnel » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:04 pm

Barber is one of my favorite tracks!

I'll be there with NYCNorton on my two NYCNorton prepared Seeleys; the Nourish and Norton. Planning on racing BEARS and F750.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby gortnipper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:58 pm

G81 Can Cycle wrote:I will be there in the pits. Plan to race the NYC Seeley, and Stan will have both of his Nortons. And, MAYBE, my new Manx will be arriving from England next week and be ready for Barber

Would love to bring a couple of the Nortons from the garage for the Classic Show, but I have 3 races to run of Saturday.

Come by the pits and say hello


Oooh. A new to you Manx or a new Molnar? Either way, lucky boy!
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby G81 Can Cycle » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:03 am

gortnipper wrote:
G81 Can Cycle wrote:I will be there in the pits. Plan to race the NYC Seeley, and Stan will have both of his Nortons. And, MAYBE, my new Manx will be arriving from England next week and be ready for Barber

Would love to bring a couple of the Nortons from the garage for the Classic Show, but I have 3 races to run of Saturday.

Come by the pits and say hello


Oooh. A new to you Manx or a new Molnar? Either way, lucky boy!


A spanking brand new Molnar Manx. Been waiting over a year for it. I can't wait to throw a leg over her and take it around the Barber.

It was a toss up between McIntosh and Molnar. I visited Molnar's shop and was very impressed with the in house machining. So Molnar got the job.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby G81 Can Cycle » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:07 am

Dances with Shrapnel wrote:Barber is one of my favorite tracks!

I'll be there with NYCNorton on my two NYCNorton prepared Seeleys; the Nourish and Norton. Planning on racing BEARS and F750.


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We did not get a chance to talk much at Utah. Let's get together for a chat and beer at Barber

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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:22 am

gortnipper wrote:Dave when is you Commando going to be alive and kicking again?


I'm hoping to sell my T120TT engine so I can buy a spare Combat engine a friend of mine has. Then I can swap motors and get it on the road again. I miss it dearly although the V11 Sport is a hoot to ride!
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby jseng1 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:27 am

Dances - Are you riding both the Nourish and the long stroke 750 Nort? Did you get the Nort sorted yet?
G81 - Is that a 4 valve Molnar Manx?
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Dances with Shrapnel » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:03 pm

jseng1 wrote:Dances - Are you riding both the Nourish and the long stroke 750 Nort? Did you get the Nort sorted yet?


Both bikes are going and I plan to ride both. The Norton was sorted out other than a pesky tachometer matter at Barber last year which has been resolved. We are changing to a TTI five speed as the six speed in the rolling chassis was from when I had the 750 USS engine. The six speed is really not necessary with the long stroke Norton and actually hurt my lap times - maybe a highly skilled and well tuned rider might make some good use of the six speed with a long stroke race engine and a long high speed track. In fact, I am beginning to realize that the six speed was probably not necessary when I had the 750 cc Ultra Short Stroke engine in it as that motor in it's prime had as good if not better torque of a long stroke Norton race engine and just carried the torque to a higher rpm! .........Alan, are you there to chime in?

The Norton Seeley has a new (to me) Triumph light weight dual disk front end that I sourced from Herb Becker and installed as-is. We (NYCNorton) are taking a look at tuning this front end as there's more dive than I am accustomed to,..... but my lap times were pretty damn good for this bike literally coming right off the NYCNorton birthing table.
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby Dances with Shrapnel » Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:12 pm

G81 Can Cycle wrote:
Dances with Shrapnel wrote:Barber is one of my favorite tracks!

I'll be there with NYCNorton on my two NYCNorton prepared Seeleys; the Nourish and Norton. Planning on racing BEARS and F750.


John

We did not get a chance to talk much at Utah. Let's get together for a chat and beer at Barber

John


"get a chance to talk at Utah" - I was trying to catch my breath. Looking forward to visit and conspire with you over a few beers. Speaking of beers, is comnoz going to attend?
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby swooshdave » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:55 pm

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Is it bad when your ride is missing these slightly important items two weeks before you need to hop on and ride 500 miles?
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Re: The Official 2017 Barber Thread

Postby gortnipper » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:01 pm

Only if you work as slowly as I do...
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