Norton Dominator 99

Jimbonaut

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Jesus Murphy. Very happy to hear you’re wife is ok and back home mate


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CarbsAndCylinders

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I'm so sorry that you and your wife had to go through this. She is home to mend now and the Norton can wait if need be, she needs you. Best of health to both of you!
 

pidjones

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Glad to hear that she pulled through and is home! From the photo, it looks like you've done some tastey work in the meantime.
 

goldy

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With the wife on the mend and getting stronger every day, things are settling into a new normal around my home. I've got a bit of time now to tinker with the bikes and finally got the Norton started up today....I don't know if I mentioned this before, but it turns out that in spite of what the registration papers say, this machine is not a model 99 at all, but a 750 Atlas. Who cares, it'll be fun even if it does shake the paint off it's own gas tank. :) Anyhow, it started on the very first kick; heres a video of the machine running:

 

3DogNate

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Excellent... first start on a project is always fulfilling. I hope '65 T120R starts as easy.
 

goldy

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Got two tanks for this bike...cleaned them down to the bare metal, did my best to remove the dents and dings. Insides received a coat of Caswell liner, then got some paint applied. Next comes tank badges (which are missing) for one and a mild custom paint job on the other.
 

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goldy

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....and there is is, two tanks and ready for the road. :)
 

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ridesolo

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Really nice! Change the tank color depending on your mood! Great work.
 

goldy

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Had it out for its first series of test runs today...so far it seems like a fantastic machine. Nothing fell off and almost nothing needed adjusting. These things have a reputation for vibrating, but frankly, I don't know what all the fuss is about. It seems as smooth, or even smoother than some of my other Brit twins.
 

goldy

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I think it was when the engine was boosted to 750cc that the vibration became a serious problem.
It IS a 750...the registration papers are screwed up.

Also...those tank emblems are hand made one of a kind.
 

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goldy

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A little feedback/ epilogue: After getting the machine on the road things have been getting better and better. I fitted shorter bars with a slightly higher rise and pullback. Had to mend a leaky rocker feed line and replace the rear tire with a lower profile TT100 Dunlop to prevent a slight scuffing under the rear fender. Changed the oil and re-torqued the head at the 250 mile mark. The machine is for the most part, broken in with over 500 miles showing on the odometer now...got even smoother running as the break-in progressed. There is very little difference between riding this machine and my Commando...vibration is no issue at all. I think it's a keeper!
 

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