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Norton 750s

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Scott, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Scott

    Scott

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    Hi all looking for a Norton 750 s that was sold to Loran's bike shop toronto the bike belong to my dad Rick Barkey it all was complete and colour was orange he has stated that he marked all parts with his mark was hoping that someone out know about this bike I would love to bring it home if could thanks all
    Scott
     
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  2. zotz

    zotz

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    Hi Scott. Good luck with your search though it's a bit vague. I'm originally from the Toronto area and I have never heard of Lorans' bike shop.
     
  3. Scott

    Scott

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    The bike shop was Harry Firths on the danforth Best one in Toronto at one time my dad sold it there about 30 years ago I think Ron Loran bought it from him thanks Ps not a lot to go on looking for a picture of it
     
  4. Jerry Doe

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    Do you have the engine or frame number?
     
  5. triumph2

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    The shop was Loron . The guy that took over the business from Harry Firth was named Ron. I think the first part of the name was from his wife , Louise or something like that.
     
  6. zotz

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    Interesting. I didn't know that. Did a search and found this -http://progress-is-fine.blogspot.ca/2017/12/remembering-firth-motorcycles-toronto.html

    One quote from the site - "I remember that you had to go up a steep flight of wooden stairs to get to the parts counter upstairs, where a gorilla of a guy named Ron greeted you gruffly and with little enthusiasm. After Harry retired, I'd heard Ron and Harry's daughter Lois (?) bought him out and renamed it "Loron Motorcycles."

    Ron passed away Dec. 2015. His wifes' name was Lorna according to the Obit.
     
  7. Scott

    Scott

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    This is the bike in my pic Not sure how to add a pic or more pics
     
  8. Torontonian

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    Yes ,south side on The Danforth ,up a ricketty narrow steep set of stairs to an old small room and counter where Ron would reside. Organized and clean place. Ron was a rotund man and to the point with customers. Good luck on locating this vehicle.
     
  9. Scott

    Scott

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    Looking for a 69 750 s commando please send bike picks to buy thanks
     
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