Norton evaluation / appraisal spreadsheet

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Okay, it's not perfect, there are lots of strange little bits on nortons that are not found on Triumphs & BSAs; I have yet to categorize them where the spreadsheet isn't 2 pages long!

I filled in "base" values for a decent, complete, running Norton, you can do some math by copying and pasting the values into an additional column, then applying a percentage to an equation that multiplies each line, to arrive at a higher value for a better bike, or a much lower percentage for a basket case, etc.

Anywhay, this also helps me to prioritize and plan the builds, organize the bits as I dig through boxes, bins and shelves, etc...

BIKE Norton
YEAR 1972
MODEL 750 Roadster
DESC. Red bike
CHASSIS
FRAME $600.00 good frame, powdercoated
SWINGARM $100.00 Powdercoated
TRANNY FRAME $100.00 Powdercoated
ISOLASTICS $75.00 NEW adjustable (REAR)
SHOCKS $60.00 good used
FORKS $250.00 Late std., rebuilt
YOKES $40.00 Powdercoated
F. WHEEL $250.00 VG
F. BRAKES $250.00 drilled disc
F. FENDER $100.00 VG
F. TIRE $75.00 VG
F. AXLE $25.00 good used
R. WHEEL $200.00 VG
R. BRAKES $100.00 good used
R. FENDER $100.00 VG
R. TIRE $75.00 VG
R. AXLE $50.00 NEW

CYCLE PARTS
SEAT $200.00 Corbin
GAS TANK $500.00 Roadster, Red
OIL TANK $60.00 good used
SIDECOVERS $200.00 Steel, Red
INSTRUMENTS $300.00 Solid blob units
GUAGE CUPS $60.00 VG
AIR FILTER $20.00 good used
HANDLEBARS $40.00 Flanders drag bars
THROTTLE $20.00 good used
CLUTCH QUADRANT $50.00 good used
F.BRAKE QUADRANT $50.00 good used
F.BRAKE MSTRCYLDR $100.00 VG rebuilt
SIDESTAND $75.00 Powdercoated
CENTERSTAND $100.00 Powdercoated
FOOTPEGS $100.00 NEW
FOOT LEVERS $50.00 good used
CABLES $80.00 NEW
CHAIN $30.00 VG
CHAINGUARD $75.00 NEW
BRACKETS $40.00
BATTERY TRAY $50.00
HARDWARE $40.00
FAIRING N/A
Z-BRACKETS $100.00 Polished

ELECTRICAL
HEADLIGHT $80.00 NEW
TAIL LIGHT $75.00 good used
WIRING $50.00 good used
BATTERY $50.00 NEW
SWITCHES $50.00 good used
LUCAS RITA IGN. $200.00 VG
COILS $40.00 NEW

BOTTOM END
CRANKCASES $200.00 VG
CRANKSHAFT $100.00 VG
RODS $80.00 VG
PISTONS $100.00 NEW, .040 oversize
TIMING COVER $150.00 VG, polished
CAM $100.00 VG
PRIMARY COVER $175.00 VG, polished
PRI. CHAIN $30.00 VG
CLUTCH $200.00 NEW Barnett plates
ALTERNATOR $150.00 good used
TRANNY COVER $75.00 VG, polished
TRANNY CASE $100.00 VG
TRANNY GEARS $175.00 VG
OIL PUMP $30.00 good used
OIL LINES $30.00 NEW

TOP END
CYLINDERS $200.00 VG .040 over
HEAD $300.00 VG
HEADBOLTS $75.00 Cad plated set
GUIDES $30.00 VG
VALVES $60.00 VG
SPRINGS $40.00 VG
ROCKERS $60.00 VG
INSPECTION CAPS $60.00 Polished
PUSHRODS $40.00 VG
CARBS $200.00 Single Mikuni kit
HEADERS $150.00 VG
MUFFLERS $150.00 Norton stamped peashooters
ENGINE BOLTS $10.00 good used
CONSUMABLES $20.00 Castrol, Champions
TOTAL VALUE >>> $8,425.00

IF YOU WANT A COPY OF THE ACTUAL SPREADSHEET, JUST E-MAIL AT GRANDPAULZ AT HOTMAIL DOT COM.
 
Just curious GrandPaul, the prices on reworked parts, powdercoated frame, polished z-plates, etc. Are those purchase price including re-work cost?

For instance, a solid color basecoat/clearcoat paint job on a tank and side covers cost me $300-400 not including the purchase price. The "average" price of a steel roadster tank is $300-400 and then it needs to be stripped before painting ($60) and internally sealed ($40). Steel sidecovers are about $150. So to purchase and prep the tank and side covers could cost $900 or more. Is that about in line with what you see?
 
Grandpaul, that's an excellent price on pistons and valves where did you get these from? The ones I have seen from the UK are over double that price.
 
Well, on the pistons, I inserted my reseller cost. As the rest of the list is basically full retail, you SHOULD double that figure!

Also, I think the $100 cranks would sell like hotcakes if I had a stack of em...

Like I said, adjust to fit your reality.

Also, you can always use your actual cost on the parts if, as I did on this last one, you built the bike from a basket cases with various parts bought off forum friends, e-bay, swap meets, resellers, etc. Then you'd have your total at the end.
 
Sorry Grandpaul, I didn't understand the reply about the pistons - as they say "two countries separated by the same language". Do you buy pistons for $200 and then sell the old ones on E-bay for $100 to get your actual project cost of $100? Additionally what does "full retain" mean?
 
Typo = 'retain' should read "retail".

Yes, my cost for a new set of plain JCC pistons & rings is around $100 when ordered in volume other parts. Again, lots of these numbers are rounded.

I don't sell pistons with chipped crowns and broken skirts on e-bay!
 
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