Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Voodooo, Apr 7, 2019.
I try to go one ride on the old Bonnie for every two on the Norton. Going to try to get my original condition Bonnie worked on this year. New fork stanchions and seals, carbs redone.
Why do you want to go back to the black tank again?
What about your idea of painting similar to this?
I've just spent best part of the afternoon polishing my rims, so polished gets my vote..... until next time they need doing then I would vote black
Just a thought. I still have my original black tank and I also have a gray tank that came on my Dominator Naked
Funny you mentioned this, I have thought about painting my tank when I first ordered it. Just never gave it anymore thoughts after I installed it 2 years ago.
I do like that look. Looks classy.
I've had my polished rims converted to black over the winter break by Central Wheels. £208 the pair and the finish is excellent... they used to provide the wheels for Norton in the past.
I'm not a great fan of polishing and I think that they make the bike look more purposeful.
Is that to coat your existing rims? If so, what do they use, powder, anodising ??
It’s powder coating. They told me that they used to do all the wheels for Norton. I thought that the rims were anodised, but they said they were powder coated.
My black wheels are anodized.
£208 to strip, powder coat, and rebuild ?
Sounds like good value to me.
So long as they rebuild them correctly that is... unlike my last ones they did...!
Over 6k5 miles now and despite many hours of polishing I find that the front gets pitted. Is it to do with the brakes?
They seem pretty round... hopefully as they used the original spokes and saw the pattern before dismantling they re-assembled them correctly! I'll let you know how I get on!
Mine were round, offset was wrong, I’d advise checking carefully.
My front is as new, it's the rear that gets pitted.
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Not sure if it would make a big difference, but worth the try. I'm not finding a pitting problem and I ride in the salt quite a bit. Wash them down every few rides.