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

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Jagbruno, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. jseng1


    Nov 26, 2009
    I miss my T 160 street racer
    Had to sell it to stay out of jail.

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  2. Deets55

    Deets55 VIP MEMBER

    Oct 3, 2013

    T-150 w/ 860 kit. Yes that is a cloud of smoke behind it.
    Bike had a tough life for a couple of years.
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  3. cliffa


    May 26, 2013
    Respect !!
  4. cjandme


    Feb 5, 2011
    Definitely good news Yves!! I urge you to take it easy with regards to your banged up leg. I say this because, when I wrecked my Yamaha dirt bike back in the day, and broke my collar bone, the Dr. Said that it was a "good" break because it would heal together nicely. I wore the brace for the 6 weeks that they prescribed, at which time the Dr. pronounced it 100%. So, I asked if I could do everything now and he said yes.... so I immediately began sleeping on that side again since it was my preferred side. Well, it wasn't really 100% and it moved and now I have a shoulder rotator cuff problem that is becoming worse as I get older (56 now). Anyway glad to hear of your recovery and the insurance settlement. Cj
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  5. frankdamp


    Oct 7, 2005
    The absolute worst smoker I ever had was an Ariel Leader, a 1962 model, I think. It was a 250cc two stroke parallel twin. I bought it used, but the machine hadn't been on the market very long. On high throttle settings on calm days, it would leave a blue smoke trail easily a quarter mile long. I was running it according to the owner's manual, on a 16:1 gas/oil mix.

    I wrote in to Ariel asking whether the mufflers had any aluminum parts inside, as I was planning to clean both mufflers with caustic soda to get the oil out. I got a message back to say "go ahead, there's no aluminum parts inside. Based on endurance testing, we're now recommending a gas/oil ratio of 48:1 on regular engine oil and 56:1 on special two-stroke oil. This will greatly diminish the smoke problem." They were correct! It didn't completely go away, but it was much less obtrusive. Vehicles going the other way weren't switching their headlights on any more.
  6. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    Hi There,
    Four months after the accident and still in the weelchair, four months that I have pains in my knee, and everyday worster, four months that I say to the dokters "please take X rays or a scan from my knee" finaly they did it to day, and you know what? They discover some cristals in my knee, I dont know if cristal is the good word, but they give me a injection with cortisone in my knee, this did such a pain, this kind of tortutre must be used by the gestapo!
    But this evening, no pain anymore in my knee.
    When the dokter explain it to me, it was so difficult to understand to me as a post from Hobot, the cristal are probably coming from the infections produced by the woundes on my knee, but four months of pain becouse the docters don't want to believe me and always says "the pain is coming from your hip and come down to your knee" normaly I will kill someone for sutch a mistake...
    With my friend Mika I start to strip the Big Spender
    and here is what I have to sale at the moment:
    One original gearboks
    One Alton starter complete sold
    One front weel with Fontana drum brake
    One back weel with Fontana drum brake
    One Ceriani fork with Minnovation tripel trees
    One pair JS long Rods
    Two olins shocks
    One billet CNW transmission cover
    FCR 44 carbs
    One Maney 750 barrel with pistons
    One 750 FA head with valves and springs sold
    One MK3 Seeley frame and swing arm and oil tank and seat, no tank.
    If intrested PM me please

    I am still wayting for the money from the insurance to pick-up my new bike
    Keep you posted
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  7. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

    May 26, 2010
    Glad to see you are hanging in there Yves
    Insurance companies are never in a hurry unless they are taking money!!!
    Those cortisones are painful I have had several in my foot but only one in my knee
    The one in my knee took a few days to work but it gave me a few pain free months
    Keep us posted with what you are up to please
    Cheers baz
  8. frankdamp


    Oct 7, 2005
    I'm glad to see you're improving, Yves. It will be quite a long road yet, but your enthusiasm is impressive.

    Best wishes!
  9. jbruney


    Jan 5, 2019
    Nothing wrong with a little puff when cold starting....now when warm??
  10. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    Hi there,
    I forgot to say that my hip is not heal enough at the moment and I have to wait 14 days more for a solution
  11. marinatlas


    Nov 4, 2007
    Hello Yves , so your knee is OK , nice for you , step by step , that will improve , be patient (easy to say, I know .........!),the spring is coming soon and the sun is a wonderful medicine, here in Britanny after SW gales , the birds are singing in the trees and a shy sun is warming our bones !
    big kiss to marina!
  12. storm42

    storm42 VIP MEMBER

    Jul 20, 2011
    PM for you Yves re the barrels.
  13. trident sam

    trident sam

    Oct 23, 2012
    Yep, they certainly let you know when they need a few quid spent on em :)
  14. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    I wish to listing to the birds at 7000 rpm on my new bike and not in a weelchair
    Big kisses back from Marina also
    No big kisses to you becouse from the hight from my weelchair you can think something helse
    Best regards
  15. Peter R

    Peter R

    Dec 13, 2010
    Good to see that your enthousiam (and your sense of humor) is still there,:)
  16. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    No Choice beste vriend
    No, they always need more as a few quid spend on em, good or bad results.
    You know that in China you must pay your Doctor when you are in good shape, not when you are hill, this must be the good system...
  17. gortnipper

    gortnipper VIP MEMBER

    Nov 11, 2013
    I think this is called insurance.
  18. laurentdom


    Nov 30, 2012
    Salut Yves,

    Glad to see and read that your fighting spirit is still here!

    Just in case your Maney barrels are still for sale, which is their bore?

  19. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    Salut Laurent,
    The bore is 77mm
    Come with JE pistons
  20. yves norton seeley

    yves norton seeley

    Feb 13, 2014
    Hi there,
    What a fantastic day yesterday, I WALK AND CAN STAY ON MY TWO LEGS, walking with a rollator and standing W/O help!
    Yesterday I decide to go with my friend Mika to strip the werck from the Seeley, but my Dear Marina decide to go shopping and there for she need the weelchair.
    So I take the rollator and discover that I was abel to walk on my two legs W/O pains, more, once around the Seeley, I was abel to stand-up W/O the rollator and work four hours.
    This mean maybe nothing to you, but to me it means a lot.
    At a moment I try to put my leg over the bike, only one inch more and I will sit on the bike and ride.
    To day I am back in the weelchair becouse the doctors says not to do this stunts at the moment.
    I still don't recive the money from the insurance.
    I have sale some remains from the Seeley.
    I feel good man, I feel good!!
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