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Got a ride home in the back of a pickup

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by Paul W., Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Paul W.

    Paul W.

    May 12, 2018
    For some strange reason, the Norton got a wild hair up it’s ass and decided not to start. It was running great, just not starting. So my buddy rode his bike home and brought back his pickup. Fortunately, I was at a bike show and recruited some guys from a club to help us load it. Daughter and bf were just walking in and so I recruited him to help, too. I’m thinking it’s the Joe Hunt magneto giving me the issues. Forty minutes of periodically kicking wore me plum out. I may be purchasing a Pazon sooner, rather than later.

    So when I got it home, I fired up my Hodaka Road Toad with half a kick and took a ride to cool my sweaty self down before heading to the river. Now I’m tired and sun burnt, but wouldn’t trade my vintage Norton for anything. Time for some more garage time.
  2. jbruney


    Jan 5, 2019
    Been there. I feel your pain.
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  3. Pushed it n rode it

    Pushed it n rode it

    Jun 10, 2019
    That's why I have handled myself, pushed it, my old Lucas mag was the issue. Slip ring kept snapping off the brushes. New one, new bike. 30 + years ago. Just piggie backed a condenser ( capacitor) after a few hot start problems and all is well. Given up worrying about valve train noise after 42 years. If it goes quiet, pull over, something is wrong. 650ss ISH, not a commando. ?
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