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22 year old and my first norton 650 ss :) from england

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by norton_rider, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    Rattle cans ore OK if you can accept the limitations of what you can achieve.

    The difference with using a spray gun is that when you get to applying the top coats ( after applying several “build up” coats) is that you can gradually increase the amount of thinners in the paint which will give a really good sheen finish.
     
  2. wakeup

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    Looking really good!!
    When I did my 650SS tank strips I went to my local friendly hobby shop and got a tinlet of Humbrol gloss Black, some acetone, and a decent small brush. These days in Australia the whole lot wouldn't cost more than $15 or $20, most of that would be the brush.
    Give the areas that you want to paint black a good clean with the acetone and a tissue. Allow any acetone to evaporate from the tank strips. Clean again and allow acetone to evaporate again. Then apply paint, using your nice small brush. The Humbrol stuff is an enamel, is fairly durable and takes about a full day to really dry hard. So it would pay to position the strips in a fairly flat position to prevent the paint running, it does stay pretty much where you put it but we don't want any little accidents, and try and cover them so that dust won't settle.

    good luck!!

    cheers
    wakeup
     
  3. norton_rider

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    Thanks mate yup used the humbrol stuff :D really came out great and somehow managed to keep my hand steady haha

    here's a few little pictures of where shes at now next up is some 930 prem amals ordering them this week :)

    just got back from work and boo the exhaust clamp doesnt fit right on the silencer to down pipe so going to have to start using a new supplier i think whos everyone recommend in the uk?


    also has anyone used the half inch manifolds off monoblocs on concentrics?
     
  4. wakeup

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    Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!
    Well done, I'm very envious.
    All the best
    wakeup
     
  5. Mark

    Mark

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    Sweet Bike!
    Go ride the wheels off of it!
     
  6. beng

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    Good job, you made some nice choices in restoring your rare bike. I am sure the old man you bought it off is happy to see it all fixed up.

    Now you need to find a orphan frame and a spare 650 engine and build that cafe racer with all the experience you have under your belt.
     
  7. kommando

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    Are you talking complete exhaust system or just the clamp ?

    For the clamp you could not go wrong with Mick Hemming or RGM, for exhaust systems do not go to Armours, if it does not fit its nothing to do with them regardless of the problem.



    I use them on a B44 with an ex Commando Concentric with extended studs and heat resistant spacer, hot starts are not a problem as the carb stays cool, rest seems unchanged.
     
  8. norton_rider

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    Just the clamp the diameter doesn't seem wide enough she's on but then the bolts to short haha and theres a bit of a gap between the two sides of the clamp,


    Ill give mick or rgm a call tomorrow :) thanks mate

    Thanks for the very kind comments everyone she's a bit of being ridden yet need to get the forks rebounding got a sneaking suspision theres no oil in them but having said that will have enough for a landsdowne kit in a week or two so one of those will find there way in

    just got to work out what fuel lines I need then its operation amals this week, sort of gutted not to be getting the mono blocs but I know how much of an improvement these new premiers are meant to be so might as well :)
     
  9. acotrel

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    The only way to go. Love the bike for what it is and don't destroy its true value !
     
  10. Mark F

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    http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffyclamps.htm
    Tom if it is not too late I would get a pair of stainless exhaust clamps from Paul Goff. Standard motorcycle clamps are next to useless imo. Your lucky if they seal property before they start bending. Goffies are more of an industrial pipe clamp that really pull up tight.
     
  11. norton_rider

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    thanks mate not to late just seen it :) been having a nightmare with work but finally getting sorted so bit of dosh onto the norton now :D although I'd really love to get into the bike industry

    so yup :D jobs for this week are to fit the amal premiers I've got for her, new carb manifolds correct ones for concentrics I need to sort a fuel line out to, and finally get round to looking at the forks thinking there isnt any fork oil gonna try the drain bolts see if anything comes out if not strip them dying to get out on her next week :)

    lots of pictures to follow soon gonna stay back after work a few nights and get her back to running condition, keeping the stock looks on this one
     
  12. SteveA

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    Tom, you are the guy that is bulding a stroker for CRMC air cooled right?
     
  13. norton_rider

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    rd 350 lc mate been having a nightmare at work ended up having to do weekends so its put my plans on hold hoping to be out back of the season though :D in the production class been nattering to dad would love to get a british bike out there to as my uncle used to race a gus kuhn commando so that would be really special to me :)
     
  14. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

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    What you need is a 72 H2.
    Great thread,have you shown the Norton to 'old mate since the refurbishment,I'm sure he would be very happy that it is in 'safe hands. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  15. norton_rider

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    yup :D in constant contact weekly hes over the moon with how shes coming, got to decide on tyres next something a bit sportier id love some rearsets just for the ground clearance for the tight roads near me but dont want to drill the frame haha so they are staying off for now
     
  16. Matt Spencer

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    Dunlop K81 TT100 . Not the Jap NYLON ones . in case it rains . Rubber , were even made in Ireland , also .

    theser a bit obsolette . Like the Motorcycle . :D

    4.10 front & 4.25 rear'd be a bit overdone , but if continental touring , better . AND increase ground clearance over 3.60 & 4.10 .
    If its a 18 rear no way id use a 4.10 , if both are 19s , 3.60 & 4.10 F & R .

    Were American made ' R ' K81s ( Race ) for rear of goldwings @ 100 in Death Valley . Have reasonable durability with the Race Casing .

    Likely some moden things'd suit , though ' wide oval ' like original Road Runners give better cornering clearance .
    Other options the 4.70 18 yokohama Knobbly , Enduro / green Lane & drifting the bends on Tarmac . :twisted:
     
  17. norton_rider

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    changed pst
     
  18. norton_rider

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    fixed wrong mudguard took it off :) and it worked better then I re did the tightening procedure for the wheel and pinch bolt and it works yay ! nice easy fix
     
  19. norton_rider

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    bit of progress this weekend :)

    got some new shocks hagon but had an issue sideways play in the top mount compared to original so there's one thing that needs fixing,

    bought a new shaft for the footrests as the original is bent although still weighing up rearsets as the standard position doesn't suit me anyone know if when you drill them its bellow the frame number?
     
  20. kommando

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    Have a word with Autocycle Engineering on the mudguard, they still make them and have some of the original tooling.
     

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