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NYC Norton in Cycleworld

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by gortnipper, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. gortnipper

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  2. Fast Eddie

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    C’mon... how could anyone NOT write a friendly piece about Kenny...?!

    He’s so much the gentleman... he’s even an Englishman in-law...
     
  3. Holmeslice

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    Thank you, David and Nigel.

    This caught me by surprise - I got a call from Cycle World yesterday saying they were running a piece and needed photo credits (two of which was taken by my 10 yr old daughter!). The writer - Greg Bonelli - had submitted something this summer, but these things often go off into the ether and I'd forgotten all about it.

    They took a little creative liberty though - it was a Commando I started with and rebuilt (appropriate Commando content), not an Atlas.
    Other than that, the piece is 100% legit :)

    Thanks for the props. Only upbeat posts here!

    -Kenny
     
  4. cNw

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    Kenny,

    Nice write up...good job !

    Matt
     
  5. xbacksideslider

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    Enjoyed that.
     
  6. Son of Siredward

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    What a great article about a gentle man!
     
  7. Fast Eddie

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    Gentleman. Not gentle man!
     
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  8. David B

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    Good read. What's not to like about Kenny and his guys? Classy guy and a top shelf shop.
     
  9. acotrel

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    Interesting comment that 'it takes guts to do racing' - In truth it takes the application of an obsessive compulsive person to pursue what is a natural progression. I think about what I did as a kid on race tracks and I cringe - I was never in a position to fully apply myself to road racing. I made a conscious choice to pursue a career as a scientist when the alternative was road racing in Europe. I would probably have come home in an urn, but it might have been a life worth living.
    If the size of your balls determines how fast you ride, you have a real problem.
     
  10. Saber13

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    Ball size only determines what aircraft you fly in combat. Scouts out!!
     
  11. Dances with Shrapnel

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    Nice write up Kenny. I was there to see that battle royal at Tooele, UT!

    acotrel, please focus and leave your gonadotropic references elsewhere. This was a nice article.
     
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  12. Fast Eddie

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    Had to look that one up !!
     
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  13. Hortons Norton

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    That's a college word.
     
  14. Fast Eddie

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    My college days were far less eloquent...

    A trend that’s persisted...
     
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  15. Dances with Shrapnel

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    Picked it up in a bar in Elizabethport, NJ in the mid 70’s.
     
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  16. Deets55

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    Dances,
    I grew up in Newark and worked at Port Newark/Elizabeth in my youth. I have never heard that word and upon looking it up I understand it less. Are you sure it was New Jersey you got it from?:)
    Pete
     
  17. Dances with Shrapnel

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    My old stomping grounds and a whole cast of characters.
     
  18. eskasteve

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    I've spent a lot of time in bars and have never heard the word "gonadotropic". Now I can tell my wife that bar time can help me improve my vocabulary. I'm on a colloquial research project not just aimlessly swilling beer. Sweet!
     
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  19. KiwiNeill

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    gortnipper
    great article, first came across Kenny,s work on his old NYC Norton site featuring his black 850 Roadster.
    The stunning photography and eloquent take on the design and beautiful shapes present in his Commando inspired me to get my own bike up and running, then lying neglected, corroded and forgotten under covers in a wooden shed.
     
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  20. Deets55

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    Yep.
    Everything from the Sopranos to On The Waterfront all rolled up in one lump. Sometimes I miss that area, until I go back up to visit family. Then wonder what was it I missed.
    Pete
     
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