When I stowed my Norton many years ago I had only begun to scratch the surface of owning/riding/maintaining a bike I had always admired. Anyway to tuck it up a might I've been here around perhaps near 3 weeks and find that the Brit bike industry is shockingly thriving. The experimentation, innovation, and improvement I see being implemented by riders and surviving manufacturers of parts, etc. is astounding to someone who only had a slight suspicion by word of mouth that small numbers of parts had again become available. I knew folks still had them, but had no clue as to the vast number, and rode regularly. I've seen one Norton in my area and that was 20 years past, and perhaps two newer production Trumpets....That's it. I've an old friend that collects though no longer rides... Velo, Matchless, old open primary Guzzi, Duc's. It seems like Sou. Tx. is all HD & Nippon. So I wish to thank the old gods & the new for this place of enlightenment because in my short time it & you fellows have given me hope as well as a bit of help, but...….it's costing me money because I now want my Norton to look like yours....Heh heh.