What are Norvins going for these days?

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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby gtsun » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:36 pm

Careful coco, don't say that too loud or your poor little bike will get it's feelings hurt. Then it will start to cry & dripp tears all over your drive way.

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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby BrianK » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:58 pm

Sacrilege!

Just for that, you don't get it.

Sell it to me instead....

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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby willh » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:44 pm

A little update,

The reason this has been asked is my friend finds himself semi-retired with far more time to ride and less interest in wrenching. He now yearns for a modern fuel injected bike to push the button and go. He came across a new RC-8 at my local dealer and has fallen in love. He's sold a TRW and a first generation M-G Lemans but is still short for the new KTM and is wondering if he should let go of the Norvin to pay for the new orange bike. He has too many bikes but the newest is/was the M-G so something new can definitely be justified.
Sorry for the lack of photos, I've returned to work after taking a year off and am finding it hard to do what I have to do never mind getting done what I want to do. Maybe this weekend I'll be able to make it down to take some more shots.

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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby britbike220 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:01 pm

I seriously couldn't imagine being fortunate enough to own a norvin let alone think about seliing one to help finance a new bike that will loose 50% of it's value within a year. Actually I couldn't imagine selling off a TRW to finance a new bike. I know, not my bikes, not my money, not my decision, but it just seems a shame. Can't you talk some sense into your friend. Certainly there has to be some cheaper modern bike that will satisfy his start and go needs. In my opinion a norvin is worth considerably more than an RC8, especially his.
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby mrlee » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:49 pm

willh wrote:Image
The only picture I have on file. I'll get him to send me more with the details on the weekend.

IMHO that's about as good as it gets. Good gracious. AMAZING machine. :D :D
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby willh » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:40 pm

britbike220 wrote:I seriously couldn't imagine being fortunate enough to own a norvin let alone think about seliing one to help finance a new bike that will loose 50% of it's value within a year. Actually I couldn't imagine selling off a TRW to finance a new bike. I know, not my bikes, not my money, not my decision, but it just seems a shame. Can't you talk some sense into your friend. Certainly there has to be some cheaper modern bike that will satisfy his start and go needs. In my opinion a norvin is worth considerably more than an RC8, especially his.

I know... I told him...
My riding time has just about disappeared and the new ride to work is looking like tickets and death. May have to pass on my Orange bike to him.
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Some of his stable kept in Quebec. He was riding the 500 as a daily for the last few years and now is riding the Triumph as daily transport.
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby MichaelB » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:43 pm

mrlee wrote:
willh wrote:Image
The only picture I have on file. I'll get him to send me more with the details on the weekend.

IMHO that's about as good as it gets. Good gracious. AMAZING machine. :D :D
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby willh » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:37 pm

Looks like he's come to his senses and will keep the bike, hopefully until I can talk him into selling it to me when I can afford it...
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby britbike220 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:46 pm

That is good to hear. Any new bike is just a machine, either overpriced or priced just right, but nothing to keep for life.
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby pelican » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:31 pm

Seems like I see some vincent incarnation every couple weeks. Pretty cool that it seems the great majority of them are still used and on the road for being as rare as they are.
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Re: What are Norvins going for these days?

Postby not-ron » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:16 pm

When you get one like this the skies the limit.....this guy actually rides this frequently but not in the winter :D
and I've stood next to it .It's about as close as I'll get....just out of interest you might like to check out the rest of the photo's on this site..he was an apprentice at Gus Khuns in the Sixties.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikerscafe/3596232944/
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