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Norton in the Movies

Discussion in 'General Classic Motorcycle Discussion' started by Tornado, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. N0rt0nelectr@

    N0rt0nelectr@ VIP MEMBER

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    There was a TV series back in the 80's I think where a judge was going after bad guys who got off on a technicality he rode a Norton Interstate. I think it was called Dark Justice?
    John in Texas
     
  2. MichaelB

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    I had never seen it before.
    Only a few shots of the bike.
    Pretty Cool.

     
  3. Danno

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    I just saw a Commando in some crappy tv commercial the other day, but I kept watching to get a better view of the bike and didn't pay attention to the product being pimped.
     
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  4. cliffa

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    Somebody posted this link on the Norton Facebook page..

     
  5. lwmcd1

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    If you look at the beginning of the movie Easy Rider "Billy" pulls up on a Norton P-11 Scrambler.
     
  6. jan nelder

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    there was a Commando in the Brit TV series Monarch of the Glen 12 years or so back, but only in a couple of episodes, owned by a love interest older guy.
     
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  7. NPeteN

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    Dismounts and puts the prop stand down with his hand. Classic.
     
  8. oldmikew

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    Girl on a Motorcycle - starring a 650ss with cameos by Marianne Faithful
     
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  9. cehenard

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    I believe "The Worlds Fastest Indian" had loads of British bikes you'd all enjoy. References to a lot of motorcycling history too. Showing my age a bit but when I was a young lad, I would never miss the weekly TV series "Then Came Bronson" about a guy travelling the US on a Sportster (sorry, not a Norton). Of course there was Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin in "The Wild One" (Brando on a Triumph). Lots of these old movies featured British bikes (usually Triumphs, but occasionally Nortons, Vincents, Broughs etc.), not always in a starring role, if you look carefully , they're there. It'd be a treat to have a brew and watch some of these with a few of you folks. Of course if we talked politics or religion we'd probably have a brawl too.
    Charlie
     
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  10. lwmcd1

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    Yes it does, I forgot about that one. I have the movie.
     
  11. lwmcd1

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    I personally would have kept the P11 over some pos pan head.
     
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  12. Craig

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    Sometimes at lights in traffic on hot day, I got to reach down and put the darn Commando into neutral !!!!! the side stand usually gets awkwardly deployed with my left foot
     
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  13. NPeteN

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    Craig,
    "Hand shifting" has been an unexpected perk of riding my commando as well. Certainly NOT built for NYC/NJ stop and go.
     
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  14. lwmcd1

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    That's interesting.
    The only times I have that problem is if the clutch is out of adjustment.
    Do you think it's from the heat?
    I haven't experienced that down here in Florida.
    She might idle rough if she gets really hot like in heavy stop and go.
    What gear lube are you using?
    I'm using 90 wt full syn. Gl 5 compatible.
    Could different gear lubes be different in respect to heating up?
     
  15. Danno

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    There were 2 of each ex-police Pan. 2 were trashed for the end of the movie and the other two were stolen. Lot's of repro's out there.
     
  16. Bernhard

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    There was a Commando in TV series Boon ridden by Michael Elphick & Neil Morrissey,
     
  17. Fast Eddie

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    That’s right, the Commando belonged to Neil Morrissey’s character and Boon had a BSA, an A65 IIRC.
     
  18. Pushed it n rode it

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    Poor old Elphick, bought himself a pub in Henley in Arden and drank himself to a early grave.
     
  19. Dommie Nator

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    Yes, it's been mentioned before on this very thread, March 18th.
     
  20. lwmcd1

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    I remember reading about one maybe both of them being stolen.
     

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