Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Jagbruno, Nov 23, 2018.
Hi Steve , yes Dan is a nice man....and he was very sad to have to sell most of his $$$treasured bikes , due to some problems.
What do you mean?
Tomorrow a expert will come to evlalue my crashed Seeley, I hope to receive 25.000 euros pay back, the real value is higher, but I will be satisfied with 25.000 euros including the buy from the remain from the bike, of course I will not have a antsword tomorrow but at least I will know witch direction we are going.
About my healt, no big changes at the moment, my force is coming back in my body and I can stand up on my two legs and I can walk 40 feets with the help from a rolator
A kinesist come 3 times the week, and a Nurse every day for the wounds in my leg, doctors are very afraid from infections in my leg, this can be very dangerous...
On january 7, I must go back to the hospital and they will decide about the future, maybe a new chiurgical intervention to put some artificial parts in my hip.
Now I am in a weelchair and I understand the hell that my wife is surffering, she is already years with weelchairs or rolators and she never complain, I am so proud of here.
The only goog thing is that our house is fully made for a person with a rolchair, wide doors, no steps, special WC, special shower and mutch more, thanks this accomdation the Doctors let me leave the hospital so soon.
Anyway, like General Mc Arthur says: I will be back. on a motorcycle of course, even with no legs and one arm, I WILL BE BACK!!
Keep you posted
yes be very careful what they say about maybe infection
the expert come along to watch the Seeley, we ask a payback from 30.000 euros, same to be OK for him, but here in Belgium when the payback is higher than 8.500 euros,
the counter party as the right to sent a counter-expert and that will not be before january
Keep you posted
The delay gives your body a chance to get workshop fit Before the spanner action starts in 2019
Hi There, Good news to day, I receive the results from the two experts, they agree to give me 20.000 euro's and I can keep the remains from my old bike, this same good to me, not very good, but good... keep in mind that I still have the 920 engine in the bike, the Ceriani forks, the Fontana drum brakes, the TTI gearbox and more usefull stuff.
Now I am waiting for the payment from the insurance to pick-up my new bike, you wish to know witch one, but I keep it secret till the bike is in my workshop, the only thing I can say: it's a Seeley MK 2 with a 750 engine with the best components you can find around the world and the bike is put togeter by one of the few top Norton builders in the world. And it's not one of the two british Seeley from Ebay....
Now about my healt: I am still in the weelchair, on february 7, I was in the hospital for a tchek-up and the doctor says four weeks more without puting force on my hip, at the moment I can walk with the rolator, but this is forbiden by the doctors, thanks to the Kine I can raise my leg 60 degrees when I lay down and 45 degrees sideway when I stand up.
Very funny it's wats happens to me a few days a go: every day I take the electrical weelchair to go to the bakkery dowtown the village, on my garage there is a ramp
and I did a mistake and the chair turn over, so I stay 30 minutes on the frozen ground whit the heavy chair over my body, then somebody discover me and ask neigbours for help, nothing more broken.
All my other broken bones are more or less OK, only my wound above my knee is still open, not painfull and usefull to put my coins for the bakkery.
Becouse I was smoking more as a Jawa 250 two stroke, the doctors send me to the hospital for a scan of my longs: they are black but this is becouse I stay 10 years as a kid in Belgiam Congo
Keep you posted
Good news Yves.
You are a big tease... looking forward to photos and details of your new bike...
Nice to hear from you Yves , the electric chair crash please don't tell to the doctors.............
Nice to hear you are on the mend Yves, and good news about the insurance.
At least you weren't smoking like a Trident, now that would be worrying
I've owned 5 Tridents, none smoked...
Neither my Norton nor my Bonneville have ever smoked...my 1969 T100 Daytona on the other hand...
Stands to reason, Trident = 1.5 T100
If Sammy see’s this talk Cliffa you’re in for it...!
What's a bit of blue smoke between friends ?
You do know hinkley tridents don't count!!
Great to hear the progress being made on all fronts
Insurance payouts can be quite a nightmare (used to be the case in the UK at least!), but it sounds like yours is on the right track. Hope the recovery continues well.
I'm on my third Trident, and none of them have been smokers. It never stopped me from saying you could smell a Trident coming before you heard the jangle of all those pushrods
I did read that the first thing to do was to go for the first re-bore to get the cylinders back to round again...
The only thing smoking now is my hip, luckily it smells like Castrol R 40.
I discover that one of my broken ribs is broken on two places: the first in 1979 at the hill climb of Forèt Trooz Belgium and the second at Vilvoorde 3 months ago
The Hinkley one is a Legend, and it DOES smoke (a whisp, when cold)
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