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Norton Manxman

Discussion in 'Other Norton Motorcycles' started by skipsoldbikes, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. annajeannette

    annajeannette

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    Candy apple is a red metallic lacquer that's sprayed painted over a silver base coat And thank you for vindicating me has some people just do not believe what I am telling them and I did say the the Manxman has a gold base coat base coats have no gloss finish in them the same has lacquer over base known has 2k and in today's car painting world there are a number of ways of creating different effects by using different coloured base coats and lacquers and metal fake used in lacquer or sprayed on dry fakes and then clear lacquered over the paint work on the Manxman must have been expensive at why later on they went black gross it,s cheap ! But when you get this Manxman finished and running god you have a dam good bike to ride you just love it !
     
  2. annajeannette

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    Hello To me the Norton Manxman 650 was out there on its own! there nothing out there to compare with it and for look's, it's a really good looking motorcycle and the best handling and has good power to weight ratio, having said this there are some mods that can be made to it, like a out rigger bearing on the end of the main shaft on the gearbox this help with the snatch from the engine has the 650 has some power and the gearboxes were only designed for 30 bhp were the 650 is kicking out near 50 odd bhp and mods to the front brake has you need to stop at some time and a RM 21 Alternator that gives you 12volts 120 watts does help you to see at night , the 8 inch high bar are just right for long distant cruising you need to be at one with your motorcycle and you need a good tool roll just in case , but I have never used my one yet in the last 11 year of ownership , but it,s nice to know it there under the seat now for seat colour its bright red with white piping just like the cafe bar seats USA style a nice colour and you can keep clean with soap and water or vinyl or leather cleaner for cars seats when riding the 650 Manxman you feel like a king on his throne so happy riding and have lots of fun in the sun !!!
     
  3. Rohan

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    Its not entirely obvious here yet Anna that that gold coat hasn't been sprayed OVER the blue !!

    As mentioned above, on the top yoke it sure looks like a bit of gold has been sprayed OVER the blue..
    As I mentioned too, I'm currently rubbing back a Triumph tank which some PO has sprayed a glorious shade of gold - thats sure not how they came from the factory. Lots can have happened to bike parts in the past...
    (Remember that I previously sent you a pic of a Manxman painted all over in gold !!)

    And, if thats really how Nortons did Manxmans in blue, why hasn't the primary cover got any trace of gold about it. ???
     
  4. annajeannette

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    Honestly, Rohan, you are a real Sceptic you can clearly see the paint work has been rubbed off not spray over you must need glasses
     
  5. Rohan

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    And you must have super x-ray vision to make a judgement like that ??
    Sometimes its a tough time working out what paint was above and what was below,
    even with the item in your hand...

    So, tell us, why doesn't the inner clutch cover shown there have ANY TRACE of gold showing ??? ??? ???

    Next you'll be telling us that Triumph tanks have a coat of gold underneath !!

    [​IMG]
    Apologies for the slight diversion from Manxmens here...
     
  6. Bernhard

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    Now that we have established which paint colour was painted where, for one minute I was under the impression the bike was painted gold for Lady Docker, who became quite infamous as the wife of the chairman of Birmingham Small Arms (BSA) who liked everything gold from the Rolls Royce downwards :!:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah,_Lady_Docker
     
  7. norton bob

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    I was born in the Dockers mansion in Hampshire, not that it did me any good!. The Dockers were born too early, they would fit it with todays society , sad that their excesses helped to sink the Brit bike Industry.
     
  8. Rohan

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    [quote="norton bob" The Dockers were born too early, they would fit it with todays society .[/quote]

    Yes !
    As mentioned here earlier somewhere, more RR are sold into China these days than the rest of the world.
    And even Mr Garners new Nortons seem intended for a similar clientele, if not that exact part of the world. ?
     
  9. Rohan

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    Anna has been spreading various disinformation on Norton paints on the NOC Forum for quite some time. !
    At some point, cellulose was mentioned. !!
    Although the Norton brochures clearly spell out that their bikes were enamelled.

    Nortons had their own enamelling tanks it must be noted.
    (in Brum, not quite sure what happened in Plumstead or later with the Commandos)
    There are mentions that working near the enamelling ovens (Brum) was quite a cosy job in wintertime.
    They don't call it stoved enamel (=baked enamel) for nothing...
    There are pics of myriads of stuff hanging on racks going into the ovens. Inc frames.
     
  10. qside

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    I am rebuilding a manxman. Does anyone have a copy of nortons publication: PS 217 available. I have 214, but I heard that 217 is more specific to the Manxman. Any help would be appreciated. the bike came to me in boxes... assembly is a bear without some documentation. Thanks Gary
     
  11. qside

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    Anyone know where this piece goes on the bike?
    Thanks
    gary
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  12. grandpaul

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    Might it have to do with the centerstand?
     
  13. triumph2

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    Steering stop perhaps.
     
  14. qside

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    Ha. That's it! Found the holes and mounted it.
    Thanks!
     
  15. qside

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    My bike came disassembled and unlabeled, so I apologize for some of these basic questions. So I am assembling the primary case, etc. What goes between the clutch basket and the back primary case? There has to be a bushing/spacer/etc. I cant find any diagrams anywhere. Boy, if you had part numbers that would help.
    Thanks
    Gary
     
  16. Bodger

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    I will defer to others, but I believe this assembly is the same for the Manxman, 650SS and Atlas, so the parts books for any of those models should work. A place to start would be the exploded diagrams for the feathered models on the Andover Norton site which are duplicates of the diagrams in the parts books. The parts books for the 650 SS and Atlas have also been posted on line and can be found with a Google search.
     
  17. qside

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    I have a number of the parts books. But they are a bit sparse on pics and numbers for the older bikes. They are much better for the commando. I also don't see a good diagram on the Andover site
     
  18. dynodave

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    What goes between the clutch basket and the back primary case?

    nothing...
     
  19. qside

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    I think you are right. Seems to fit fine.
    Thanks
     
  20. annajeannette

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