Post Photos of your Norton P11

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[QUOTE="jerrykap, post: 376518 "Would it look better?" YES.[/QUOTE]

Hi.
You have right, P11A didnt have side reflectors under fuel tank bolts.
Reflectors started with P11A Ranger only.
Be carefull to say that they like you: the GURU might you excommunicate!
Remember that he said that my P11 was an "horrendous restoration".
Piero
 
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Piero,

It's time for this little episode of mistaken intentions be put to rest. Or, as we say in America "Bury the Hatchet" Whatever the issue is between you and the "GURU" it is now irrelevant and will only damage the usability of this web-site to further our P11 aspirations. I'm ascribing most of the past unpleasantness to communication problems because of language differences. So please let it drop as it is not helpful.

Thanks,

Jerry Kaplan
Davis, CA

PS I've seen the photos of your P11 build and I think you did an outstanding job resurrecting a very distressed example. Glad you're now able to enjoy it and I like your activity on this site.


[QUOTE="jerrykap, post: 376518 "Would it look better?" YES.

Hi.
You have right, P11A didnt have side reflectors under fuel tank bolts.
Reflectors started with P11A Ranger only.
Be carefull to say that they like you: the GURU might you excommunicate!
Remember that he said that my P11 was an "horrendous restoration".
Piero[/QUOTE]
 
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Piero,

It's time for this little episode of mistaken intentions be put to rest. Or, as we say in America "Bury the Hatchet" Whatever the issue is between you and the "GURU" it is now irrelevant and will only damage the usability of this web-site to further our P11 aspirations. I'm ascribing most of the past unpleasantness to communication problems because of language differences. So please let it drop as it is not helpful.

Thanks,

Jerry Kaplan
Davis, CA

PS I've seen the photos of your P11 build and I think you did an outstanding job resurrecting a very distressed example. Glad you're now able to enjoy it and I like your activity on this site.




Hi.
You have right, P11A didnt have side reflectors under fuel tank bolts.
Reflectors started with P11A Ranger only.
Be carefull to say that they like you: the GURU might you excommunicate!
Remember that he said that my P11 was an "horrendous restoration".
Piero
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Hi Jerry,
I agree with you.
I apologize with you for my intemperance.
Thanks.
Piero
 
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I cracked a Norton badge , so I am running Matchless tank badge.

People do not know anything about a Matchless, total confusion.

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Here is my P11, as pictured above, in July of 2014 as purchased.

It started easily and ran well. Wiring was poor, seat was uncomfortable, very heavy vibration, missing details, tires worn,


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Here is my P11, as pictured above, in July of 2014 as purchased.

It started easily and ran well. Wiring was poor, seat was uncomfortable, very heavy vibration, missing details, tires worn,


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Hi.
Last saturday i ran (4000 rpm) my P11 for 160 km.
I repeat what i have already said.
I cannot recognized more vibrations than my Commandos and they are not a great noise.
I feel much vibrations on my 1970 BSA A65 L.
Piero
 

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'68 P11A Ranger





Original title states "P11 Ranger," in Blue, but number falls into P11A Range.

If this bike could talk...

Now to get her back on the road...

Cheers
Jefe
Hi Jefe,
how is the project in the background going on?
Cheers
Pete
 

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Still work-in-progress on survivor bike 2. The tank will need strip and repaint on this one. Too far gone. Fork and head stock rebuild planned for October.
 

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Still work-in-progress on survivor bike 2. The tank will need strip and repaint on this one. Too far gone. Fork and head stock rebuild planned for October.
Hi Chris,
yes that was me having bought the 68 P11 from Canada.
Bike was nearly perfect,except a destroyed fork gator rubber and a broken badge.Also the skidplate was missing. I got all the missing parts from walridge motors.
And in the past 2 years, I've learned quit a bit about the P11's.
There were 3 P11's a an auction ,Brown & Hellmer I think was the name. 3 mostly complete bikes at one auction, and all of the had titles. I think a parts dealer from Michigan got them all.
Nice project you have now. If it would be mine, I would go for a P11 prototyp replica.
Cheers from Germany
Pete
 
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Hello,
A lady came into my shop with an extraordinary little bike. A Norton with a VIN of P11/124573. She said her husband loved the bike and after he passed she sold his British motorcycle collection all to one person but couldn't part with this one because of how much he loved it. I bought it off her because I felt an immediate connection to the bike as it was built around my birthday in 1967. She asked that I promise not to just flip it and that I continue to finish the bike build. I have done some research and I am starting to get excited, is this the P11 that came to America to race in the desert? Back in the 60's? Is this the P11 that I think it is? As a kid I loved the Motocross racing excitement and am really flabbergasted that this bike has landed in my hands. I tried to post a picture but I do not have the knowledge required to do so. Thanks for any comments as to the validity of my bikes authenticity. The avatar is my bike. Cheers
 
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'68 P11A Ranger


Hi Jefe,

The way the front brake is fitted is lethal, as the torque anchor is put under compression. The brake HAS TO BE on the left side, which will yield tension only for the brake anchor.

-Knut
 
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Still work-in-progress on survivor bike 2. The tank will need strip and repaint on this one. Too far gone. Fork and head stock rebuild planned for October.

Hi Elefantrider,
Would you elaborate on your head stock rebuild? I have a P11 (122xxx) which suffered damage to the headstock during shipping. The casting wasn't great anyway (it should have been rejected at the factory), so I am looking at making all new bearing seats,
preferably for metric angular bearings. Have you written about the work you did in another thread?

Regards,
Knut
 
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Hello,
A lady came into my shop with an extraordinary little bike. A Norton with a VIN of P11/124573. She said her husband loved the bike and after he passed she sold his British motorcycle collection all to one person but couldn't part with this one because of how much he loved it. I bought it off her because I felt an immediate connection to the bike as it was built around my birthday in 1967. She asked that I promise not to just flip it and that I continue to finish the bike build. I have done some research and I am starting to get excited, is this the P11 that came to America to race in the desert? Back in the 60's? Is this the P11 that I think it is? As a kid I loved the Motocross racing excitement and am really flabbergasted that this bike has landed in my hands. I tried to post a picture but I do not have the knowledge required to do so. Thanks for any comments as to the validity of my bikes authenticity. The avatar is my bike. Cheers

Based on the Norvil VIN data base guide I looked at it is a 1968 P11A. Basically the same as the 67, but with a longer seat, chain guard, and I'm not sure what else. Looks like a nice example to me.

Ron L will tell you everything right or wrong about it if you can post images of both sides of the bike and the gauge cluster. You have to buy a membership here to easily post images, or have a hosted website where you can upload images, and then use a URL to point to them.
 
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