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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by Danno, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. jbruney

    jbruney

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    Kidding aside you've done a stellar job on the bring back. Someone shall be most fortunate if you sell.
     
  2. Danno

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    It goes, "badump, badump, badump, badump. Better than "potato, potato, potato" I suppose.
     
  3. jbruney

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    Mine goes, "Na-cho Na-cho Na-cho". No caps when just kicking over. Must be something with getting closer to the southern border.
     
  4. grandpaul

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    Very nice and tidy.
     
  5. gortnipper

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    Almost a shame to flick it on after all that work. Well done, Danno.
     
  6. Danno

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    Now that everything's functioning properly and there are no big marks, I'm wary of riding it even though it's a most enjoyable ride. I want the new owner to get the most out of it. Gotta get that head gasket on the SS clone done so I have something to buzz about on.
     
  7. Danno

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    No love on Ebay. Drained the sump and fuel tank and added fresh. Aired up the tires and went for a ride yesterday. Ran it up to 80 mph until I couldn't stand the windblast. Glorious day in the mid-80's.
     
  8. grandpaul

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    There were very few of those in Laredo, I'm REALLY loving the fact that there are very MANY of them here in Leander!
     
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  9. Danno

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    I've heard of guys from Texas saying it's too hot to ride most of the summer.
     
  10. grandpaul

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    Not me, although up until this year, I've been too BUSY to ride.

    I've ridden more in 2 months since I moved up here, than in 2 YEARS prior to that! So far, retirement is OK with me...
     
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  11. Danno

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    Just putting on a few miles here and there. Got the chain oiler blocked off a little better, so I need to see if it's any cleaner after a ride. This is my first stock 850, so I'm learning the character differences between that and 750s.
     
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  12. Richard Tool

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    Well done Danno - nice to know that motorcycles that became submarines can once again become motorcycles. A bit of an inspiration for me . Keep it for a while and try again later to sell it - it won’t lose any value .
     
  13. Danno

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    Thanks, Richard
    I wouldn't mind keeping it, but I need the $ for another project. Idle hands and all that....
     
  14. Danno

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    I have to grudgingly admit, I really like the sound of the crossover exhaust (as does everyone who's ridden behind me) on song.

    Had an annoying drip that was finally resolved. At first, I thought it was the drain or sump plugs, so I replaced the original nylon seal washers with copper. Then, I spotted a drip coming down off the bottom of the timing cover. Never had a timing cover gasket leak before, but I replaced it (again) anyway. Was still marking it's spot at Barber, so when I got back here, I did the powder test and discovered the brand-new overhead oil line was weeping at the bottom banjo. Cut the end off, heated and jammed back on, but it still leaked. So I got out the original, whose overhead portion was heat cracked at the banjos, removed the lower portion and used the upper piece from the leaky new line I had purchased. No more leak other than the damn primary, which appears to be weeping from the center fixing bolt and the alternator wire grommet (also new).
     
  15. jbruney

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    Those drips are more commonly known as 'hands free exterior oil level check points' to further ensure the owner/operator does not operate the machine without oil being present. Very considerate of NV seeing as they could have charged for this handy option, but instead allowed us to have it at no extra fee. We should feel more grateful for this and complain less.
     
  16. Bernhard

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    re; "nice to know that motorcycles that became submarines can once again become motorcycles"
    His family might buy him a snorkel for Christmas!
     
  17. Danno

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    My old riding buds used to say my Norton didn't leak any oil because it didn't have any oil in it to leak! A friend has a pristine BSA A65 in his living room and says it still leaks despite having all fluids drained before he brought it in.
     

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