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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by jan nelder, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. jan nelder

    jan nelder

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    Having been carefully following this forum for a couple of years, I have bid on an Anniversary California with 157 miles done so far, and will be collecting it in a couple of weeks, here in UK!
    Don’t plan to keep those bars, but you never know...
     
  2. Fast Eddie

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    The bars are actually quite comfortable Jan, well, I thought so base don trying it out at the B
    NEC show lat hear. They’re also mainly what defines the California as the California!

    Changing the bars would be about as daft as buying a Cafe Racer and changing the clip ons to handle bars...

    (Don’t know how closely you’ve followed the forum, but that’s what I’m in the process of doing)!
     
  3. trident sam

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    Good for you Jan, same bike as me and sounds like you got yourself an absolute bargain !
    I've run the standard high bars for 500 miles now (need the factory service) and so far I've resisted the temptation to change them for slightly lower ones, the bike feels just fine with them. I have a set of Hurricane/USA T120 bars here that are slightly lower (@2") and slightly wider, that I might just swap over one day to see what it's like.
    I hope yours is as good as mine , the only spanner I've taken to it is the seat release allen key, I know it's only 500 miles, but so far I can't fault the bike.
    Enjoy.
    sam
     
  4. thesixthelephant

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    You going to Rays Funeral ? I'm going on the 961 as he absolutely hated my overpriced piece of Shite :) (safety in numbers !!!)
     
  5. trident sam

    trident sam

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    I'll be at Landican, not the church.
    Will be on a bike, probably the Norton but maybe T140
    sam ( my birthday the same day !)
     
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  6. MxMartin

    MxMartin

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    Congrats Jan, enjoy and tell us all about it, we love a natter and a bit of gossip here!
     
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  7. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Yes we do & a 961 bikemeet here & there ,certainly more of a tatler natter on here than the NOC site regarding the 961,I was the last guy to put something on there on October 17th,nothing since ,shame really
     
  8. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

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    Take the T140! Take the T140! It might take you a little longer but they are such fun!!
     
  9. thesixthelephant

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    I'll catch you there,
     
  10. Welshrugby

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    Does this mean there will only be 49 x 50th cafe racers once you remove the clipons and change it into some hybrid, will this make mine more rare and valuable.
     
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  11. Fast Eddie

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    On he contrary sir, mine will be a super rare handle bar CR version!
     
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  12. BritTwit

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    Correct.
    A most rare, single known variant of the rare itself, 50th Anniversary Commando.
    Now, JB Weld a pair of roadholder emblems to the forks, and you have a future British Museum candidate.
     
  13. Fast Eddie

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    Already got the badges:

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  14. BritTwit

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    Well done.
    The supercharger?
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    Not yet...
     
  16. TonyA

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    Hey guys are those roadholder fork emblems just stuck on with adhesive ? If so , I may want a pair on my forks . I thought i saw a posting before that showed a source for them.
     
  17. BritTwit

    BritTwit

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    Yes I think the badges come with an adhesive backing.
     
  18. Clive

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    I got some off ebay - roll the plates round a socket and supply your own tape. search for Fast Eddie's bike parts, locate his (UK) ebay shop and search for Roadholder.


    Is this anything to do with you Fast Eddie? I suspect you may be a Ratfink plagiarist, knowing the mettle of your character as I do.......
     
  19. TonyA

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    What do you do with the rivets that come with them ?
     
  20. Clive

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    chop em and peen the back over while the front is sitting in a drilled depression in a bit of wood/plastic/kryptonite. Ordinary padded tape is a bit rubbishy but a brand like Gorilla is way better and worth the extra cost.