Jupiters Travels On A Commando ??

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Just musing here as one does in a pub with a pint in one hand a rum chaser in the other and munching on a pickled egg lol !!! .......

I recently rediscovered my old copy of " Jupiters Travels " by Ted Simons and was wondering how he ( and the bike in particular ) would have got on if he had made the journey on a Norton Commando ???

For the book virgins .... Jupiter's Travels is a book by Ted Simon which narrates his four-year journey through 126,000 km across 45 countries on a Triumph Tiger 100 500 cc motorcycle from 1973 to 1977.
 

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Motorcycle Diaries, riding across South America, was on a Norton:

"1939 Norton 500 cc motorcycle
Guevara and the 29-year-old Granado soon set off from Buenos Aires, Argentina, astride a 1939 Norton 500 cc motorcycle they named La Poderosa II ("The Mighty II") with the idea of eventually spending a few weeks volunteering at the San Pablo Leper colony in Peru on the banks of the Amazon River."
 
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Baz ...... Still riding it to get there or perhaps he enjoyed the ride so much he kept on going :rolleyes::rolleyes:


Tornado .... I've not read those diaries must take a look
 

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Baz ...... Still riding it to get there or perhaps he enjoyed the ride so much he kept on going :rolleyes::rolleyes:


Tornado .... I've not read those diaries must take a look
I believe he would be on the roadside with other Norton owners in a heated single versus dual carburettor debate
Leading to which oil
And anti wet sump valves !
I don't think he'd ever get home!!!
 

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I believe he would be on the roadside with other Norton owners in a heated single versus dual carburettor debate
Leading to which oil
And anti wet sump valves !
I don't think he'd ever get home!!!
Well if its been ridden all those miles and traveling everyday I don't think it would have time to wet sump.
 

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Anyone read "High Street Africa", by Anthony Smith?
A good read, about his trip in the fifties with a Triumph Cub from Cape Town to Cairo.
In the eighties, he returned to Africa, now with his son, now travelling from north to south, again on Cubs.
 
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