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Landcruiser and Norton motorcycle

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by David*BJ70, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. David*BJ70

    David*BJ70 Looking forward to reach the end of the world

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    Here a picture of my Landcruiser with my father's 1956 Norton (750cc (?) No speedometer !). The motocycle was store since 25 years. I pickup the bike this weekend and I will rebuild it with my father during the next few months.

    Anyone know go forum site for the Norton ?
     
  2. T Y L E R

    T Y L E R

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    All I know is that such a rebuild on your Dad's old bike .. with him along side you is a rare treasure in itself. Take pics ..


    Something else we often over look .. conversation. You may laugh but I've done this when hiking on the west coast, and a number of other times in my life . I've kept a tape recorder going in the background. Recording conversations as I hike along, or sit around a campfire. If a picture is worth a thousand words .. imagine what a thousand words are worth ...


    Peace,




    TY
     
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    stayalert SILVER Star

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    I'm no mathmatician(or spelling bee chmpion) but isn't there some sort of transative property or something that would support my belief that a thousand words would be worth a picture. It would be somewhat cool though to have some recordings. As for conversations during hiking? I have mixed feelings on that one I recall many years ago hiking along with about 8 people. This girl in front of me was incessantly commenting on every root, stone, spider, leaf, etc. after about 5 minutes I said I'll catch up with you guys and hung back.....Ah....quiet.....

    On the other hand...

    My dad made a recording of me singing some kids songs (when I was about 7. It is hysterical to here those 33 years later....
     
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    T Y L E R

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    Transitive property .. funny chit


    Thats what I'm talkin about .. the songs you sang when you were 7. Gems for sure.

    I took a recorder when myself and 2 friends hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island 20 yrs ago. Every nite and morning I recorded a journal, as well as campside chat at nite. One day I'll dig it out and sit down with a glass of port. Also nice to invite over the others to share in the memories..


    Poor mans home movies ..


    TY
     
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    roscoFJ73

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    I dont know much about Nortons,but they used some cool chicks in the 70s to sell their bikes:D From the Ontario Owners club

    http://www.ontarionortonowners.org/nortonads.html
     
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    I might be wrong but I don't think Nortons were 750cc in 56 and the frame should be a "feather bed" in 56.. the one pictured isn't a feather bed frame..
     
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    Those old Nortons are cool. Some guy in I think Washington bought the rights and is producing them.

    BTW how fast is that 70 with a trailer and box on the roof? :eek:
     
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    Hardtail that bad boy and build a badass bobber out of it. Nothing is as cool to me as European bobbers. Nortons, BSA's, Triumphs and Enfields rock! Do a search on ebay for Triumph bobbers and check out some of the cool chit you can build. That, or go old school cafe racer with it.
     
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    About 7 years ago I had the same model Landcruiser as you and a Norton Commando. The commando is 800cc - yours looks like a single to me. Good bike.

    If you need parts try www.ebay.co.uk there are always bits for sale here in the UK
     
  11. David*BJ70

    David*BJ70 Looking forward to reach the end of the world

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    Not so bad... but accelaration is pretty poor ! and ±13,2L / 100km

    The box on the roof make not to much resistance... Anyway, I need it because family with 2 kids !
     
  12. David*BJ70

    David*BJ70 Looking forward to reach the end of the world

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    After 25-26 years store in a garage, I was pretty surprised ! Brake still working, the clutch still working (but it slip a little) and the motor was not stuck. Hey, and it still have air in the front tire :) !

    BTW thank you all for the link.

    Some pick of it in the next month (...but not before the winter...)

    Bye.
     
  13. David*BJ70

    David*BJ70 Looking forward to reach the end of the world

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    1956... honestly... I'm not sure is a 1956... I have to check on the registration paper...

    Maybe someone know what year it is... ?