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Lawd have mercy

Discussion in 'Things I've seen on craigslist/Ebay etc.' started by NORTSTER1974, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. NORTSTER1974

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  2. jbruney

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    My God!
     
  3. robs ss

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    Isn't even something new - Dennis Hopper & Robert Redford might like it!
     
  4. ntst8

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    Not my taste at all, but does seem to be well executed although at a crazy price.
    I do wonder whether you could even see over the tank when seated.
     
  5. rwalker28

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    Should have warned us, that cannot be unseen....
     
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  6. Fast Eddie

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    Good grief.

    Amazing what can be achieved when you combine having too much time & money with not enough taste...

    Only IMHO of course. No offence to Hobot.
     
  7. kommando

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    Well at least the primary case is still level, they always seem to end up with a tilt, but its downhill from there.

    Why?
     
  8. trident sam

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    I never saw the point of something like that, it's a motorcycle - but it's unrideable, so that defeats the object of it being a motorcycle.
    It might aswell be a set of car park railings.
    sam
     
  9. texasSlick

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    One would think that someone with the good sense to acquire a Norton in the first place, would have the sense not to make it into an abomination.

    Or perhaps it goes more like this ..... Someone who is too stupid to know what a Norton is, can be expected to create such an abomination.

    Slick
     
  10. jbruney

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    It is ignorance, as well as poor taste.
     
  11. eskasteve

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    I'd ride that bad boy and look good doing it. I wouldn't buy or build it but it's nice to see something besides yet another perfect restoration.
     
  12. grandpaul

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    Buy It Now $79K

    Maybe a recent new Brough Superior buyer will be interested, to "round out" his collection...
     
  13. alan hodge

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    well I used to work with a guy at UPS in my younger daze who said…"alan, some people would eat dookie if'n it's baked just right."
     
  14. grandpaul

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    Perfect restorations are actually QUITE rare. Even decent restorations are fewer than customs, especially customs with flat, brown seats...
     
  15. swooshdave

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    Two very cool things. Look at that exhaust and how it wraps around the engine and tranny.

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    Are those carbs splayed? That's pretty neat.

    And that head steady, gorgeous.

    Someone spent a whole lot of time on that bike. Sure the overall look is questionable but the detailing is immaculate.
     
  16. robs ss

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    I agree Swoosh!
    Do you think the oil lines to the head are actually copper or a look-alike plastic?
    If they are actually copper there may be a risk of age hardening followed by cracking.
    The look great anyway - I wonder where they were sourced?
     
  17. Hortons Norton

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    I'm sure the way those pipes have been smashed down it would flow real well.
     
  18. robs ss

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    Mr Horton - you're not confusing the head-steady (work of art) with the oil lines? They don't look smashed down at all.
     
  19. 998cc

    998cc "Cheap" is rarely the least expensive. VIP MEMBER

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    A collaboration of Andy Warhol, Rube Goldberg and Pablo Picasso? The routing of the bare front brake cable is cool!

    In any case, it is a work of art and not serious transportation.

    ~998cc
     
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  20. 998cc

    998cc "Cheap" is rarely the least expensive. VIP MEMBER

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    The oil lines look like copper, but they could be copper-plated steel. Given the attention to detail on the other aesthetics of the build, the entire oil system may well be custom made.

    ~998cc
     

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