It's a long way back from hell... (Yves)

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Dear all,
Yves is sorry not to have been able to respond personally to all your messages, as it is almost impossible for him to hold and type on a computer with broken fingers and his leg and lower body in traction on a hospital bed. During the first few days of his ordeal in Intensive Care, Yves was under heavy doses of Morphine to remove his pain, which got him as high as the entire crowd and Jimi H. in Woodstock. He is now back down to Earth.

Hereby a picture shot a few days ago with the two ladies in his life, Marina (the tall one) and Toy, (the short hairy one).

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Dogs are obviously not allowed inside Belgian hospitals, but Toy is a 'secret police dog' so there is no way to stop her from spending quality time with her darling Yves.

Yves is now reaching the end of his 6th week in the same bed with his leg in traction, hopefully the weights should be removed on Monday and if all goes well, reeducation will then begin.

His morale is good, his main topic of reflexion now being whether to start by rebuilding his beloved 920cc, or upgrade to a 1007cc, or... buy a vintage racing Sidecar with a Peckett Trident engine to campaign the 2019 vintage races season. Surprisingly, Marina is not too keen on the last option whilst Toy finds the idea very appealing.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers, they DID make a huge difference and helped him pull through the first 6 weeks of this ongoing Highway from Hell!

You can send him direct messages on this email address:

marina.kips(AT)skynet.be

Thanks a million for your support, from the man himself and me,
Bruno
 
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Firstly: great news, glad Yves is back worrying about the important things, his next rebuild...!

Secondly: bad news I’m afraid to say boys, I do not believe Steve has any 1007 parts left and has no intention of making any more.

The cases, crankshaft and barrels are all unique to the 1007.

I guess getting billet parts made for cases, crank and barrels would be possible, if you had drawings etc. But it would be hideously expensive.

I do know a couple of guys who just might be persuaded to sell a 1007 motor, but they’d both want big money for them. PM me if this is of interest.

Frankly gents, I think you’re both still on morphine as you are massively over complicating what is, in fact, a very simple situation.... the solution is crystal clear: Yves should rebuild his Norton as it was (with some improvements of course) AND build a championship winning race outfit!

@ Marina, please remember there are no moron car drives on the race track !
 

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@Jagbruno

I would urge you to edit you post to remove Maria's email address.

Having it in plain text like this on a public forum means that the bots will add the address to all kind of weird mail lists.

I have created a graphic of the address here, which cannot as easily be picked up!

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Very nice to hear news like this although I think he's milking it a bit with all this attention seeking
Ha ha
All the best Yves, looking forward to see what you build when you are firing on all cylinders again
 
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Nigel, you are definitely a teaser...

A magnesium cased 1007cc supercharged Seeley Norton might just be the ticket for Yves...not sure I should mention that to him, he might just go for it!!!
 

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Nigel, you are definitely a teaser...

A magnesium cased 1007cc supercharged Seeley Norton might just be the ticket for Yves...not sure I should mention that to him, he might just go for it!!!
And don't forget the nitrous oxide system for those situations when a short spurt of extra power is required!

Ken
 

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Nigel, you are definitely a teaser...

A magnesium cased 1007cc supercharged Seeley Norton might just be the ticket for Yves...not sure I should mention that to him, he might just go for it!!!
I sent you a more serious pm ref a 1007 motor. Please let me know your thoughts...
 

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There is a fresh CNW engine ready to drop in, just saw it for sale.

I know, it's not the same thing, but VERY nice, KNOWN QUANTITY.
 

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Dear all,
Yves is sorry not to have been able to respond personally to all your messages, as it is almost impossible for him to hold and type on a computer with broken fingers and his leg and lower body in traction on a hospital bed. During the first few days of his ordeal in Intensive Care, Yves was under heavy doses of Morphine to remove his pain, which got him as high as the entire crowd and Jimi H. in Woodstock. He is now back down to Earth.

Hereby a picture shot a few days ago with the two ladies in his life, Marina (the tall one) and Toy, (the short hairy one).

image upload free

Dogs are obviously not allowed inside Belgian hospitals, but Toy is a 'secret police dog' so there is no way to stop her from spending quality time with her darling Yves.

Yves is now reaching the end of his 6th week in the same bed with his leg in traction, hopefully the weights should be removed on Monday and if all goes well, reeducation will then begin.

His morale is good, his main topic of reflexion now being whether to start by rebuilding his beloved 920cc, or upgrade to a 1007cc, or... buy a vintage racing Sidecar with a Peckett Trident engine to campaign the 2019 vintage races season. Surprisingly, Marina is not too keen on the last option whilst Toy finds the idea very appealing.

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers, they DID make a huge difference and helped him pull through the first 6 weeks of this ongoing Highway from Hell!

You can send him direct messages on this email address:

marina.kips(AT)skynet.be

Thanks a million for your support, from the man himself and me,
Bruno
Hi There, first a lot of thanks for your support and thanks to Bruno to keep you posted.
After 7 weeks hospital they let me go home, but my healt is still a disaster, I lost 40 pounds and I can still not put my leg with the broken hip on the ground.
I must stay in the weelchair till 7 january and after they will see.
As you can see on the pic, my dog Toy is very happy with the smelt of freshly broken bones.
I can say nothing about the accident, the only thing I remember is the impact with the car and the noise of my broken bones, after that: darkness till I wake up a few days later in the intencive care.
Thanks the morphine, the first days where good, you live in a dream, without pain, with the Seeley doing 5 seconds on the 1/8 mile, with my wife Marina recovering from MS, with Toy keeping the Hells Angels out of my street.
About the food in the hospital: when you look at it, you think "this must be shit" and when you taste it, you regret it was not shit.

I spent a lot of time tinking about the future of my bike, I can tell you, it will be great, depending of course of the pay back from the insurance
Keep you posted
Yves
 

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Great to hear from you in person again, Yves. We expect to be admiring your bike and marveling at your exploits for many more years. But for now, it's enough to wish you a speedy recovery.
I'd advise you to take it easy in your recovery, but you wouldn't listen anyway:).

Ken
 

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Glad your home Yves,and even better to see you still have your sense of humour
Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery
Cheers
 

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Yves,
Glad your back home and doing better. Looking forward to see where you go from. Heal quickly.
Pete
 
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Hearing you voice/spirited attitude has brought a big smile to my face this morning.
Get well soon Yves - kick some ass . . .
 

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Very glad to have you back Yves.

Ken is wrong by the way, we expect updates from your workshop imminently ...
 
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