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Author Topic: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread  (Read 552527 times)

Offline grandpaul

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1680 on: Jul 25, 2017, 18:41:33 »
1967 Norton N15CS "Hybrid" (AMC chassis, Norton engine, were also badged Matchless and AJS). This one got modified Norton P11 pipes, shouldered alloy wheels, and custom made alloy engine mounting plates.

BEFORE


AFTER


Although I never personally did the ton on it, the owner sure did!
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1681 on: Jul 26, 2017, 11:23:41 »
1972 Norton Combat 750 Commando, starting with a bunch of leftover Norton parts and a reasonably complete engine...



I thought about making it a dual-sport-



Then I found a great deal on a very nice set of Production Racer bodywork-



And only 145 hours and many thousands of dollars later-



"Yellow Peril" at over the ton!
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1682 on: Jul 27, 2017, 11:06:42 »
1966 Triton scratch build

I always wanted to build my own Triton, and finally lucked into a good Norton 650SS Slimline Featherbed frame when my friend ended up with an extra. I had all kinds of weird parts on the shelves, so I mocked up a starting point...

BEFORE


Over time, I gathered some nicer stuff for it, then started the engine overhaul with the lump I got in a 4-engine lot purchase several years earlier.

Then sadly, upon the passing of my late friend and roadracing mentor, Malcolm "BritBodger" Dixon, I acquired some very nice M.A.P. racing bits including an alloy cylinder big bore kit, full belt drive & clutch package, a pair of MkII carbs, and a bunch of other nice bits. I bought a Suzuki GT550 just to get the front end off it, and sold it with a cheap rusty front end replaced on it, for more than I paid for it; bonus!

Results are not too shabby at all...

AFTER


Recently, i acquired an alloy gas tank for it, but only have this lousy photo-



Will it do the ton? What do you think...
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1683 on: Jul 27, 2017, 13:39:44 »
1966 Triton scratch build

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Will it do the ton? What do you think...

Very very nice!
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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1684 on: Jul 27, 2017, 14:57:04 »
Very very nice!
I want to have the muffler shop fix me up a couple of upswept adapters to go between the pipes and mufflers...
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1685 on: Jul 28, 2017, 12:00:09 »
From a pile of leftover parts and a few rare Dreer Norton VR 880 bits...



...to a very nice BAB Norton VR880 tribute bike (which ended up getting an electric start retrofit kit)...



Doing The Ton is assured.
It ain't braggin' if ya done it.

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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1686 on: Jul 28, 2017, 14:26:26 »
You certainly have built some beautiful Nortons, Paul!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1687 on: Jul 28, 2017, 14:53:10 »
You certainly have built some beautiful Nortons, Paul!

Thanx. I was building and restoring mainly Triumphs for many years 'till I opened my shop, then it seems like I got overcome with Norton fever and Norton clients!
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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1688 on: Jul 28, 2017, 15:09:38 »
I have a Norton that I hope to get soon.  The plan is to do a mild Cafe, 70's style.  I just have a lot on my plate right now.
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Re: ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread
« Reply #1689 on: Jul 28, 2017, 17:11:48 »
I have a Norton that I hope to get soon.  The plan is to do a mild Cafe, 70's style.  I just have a lot on my plate right now.

Ditto.
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KZ 750 Twin
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KLR650, 65 Norton, my never finished shovelhead chopper, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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