Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by BLIGHTYBRIT/SF, Feb 5, 2018.
Were there any vintage Commando at the meet?
There was one actually, but never saw the rider, tbh it was a fast turnover of bikes as it’s an easy to get place due to its location,some bikes were only there for like one drink, & some longer , but we were too busy explaining what our bikes were about , usual questions “ oh so Norton are back in business ,didn’t know that “ well they do now
No problems ....except I am not in it!!
You may notice the indicators on my Sport have a flexy stem. These are from a Triumph Sprint and fit perfectly. I disconnected the wires within the indicator and swapped the units over. If you are interested you can get them from 'World of Triumph'. Also fitted are fork protectors from a 955i Daytona - these slipped around the fork leg easily and have a bolt at the back to secure.
Loving the gold lettering on the engine cover the silver Sport. I'd like to know how that was applied. What a fantastic gathering. Too bad its a bit far for me to attend. Thanks for the great photos.
That’s Marks bike ,hope he chips in & tells us, seen black & red letters touched in on the crankcases but yes the gold “ Norton “ is rather neat
Hi and thanks for the comment on the gold lettering. Its just gold hammerite.(not too heat resistant so does need the occasional touch up) Had to stay tee total for a few days in order to keep a steady hand, although its quite therapeutic sitting in the shed with an artists brush. Be careful though its very addictive once you start its difficult to know where to stop.
I remember you posting this tour. I'm looking to go probably end of October 2020 "Into Thin Air" ( Some dates booked up already )riding RE Himalaya's. Have you been on this yet, If so was it good or did you do a different tour?
No I haven't but do want to do it one day but one day is probably within a 5 year window. I am envious, looks amazing. Was looking at the globebusters website the other day who do many tours and have one from the Ace Cafe in London to the Ace Cafe in Bejing. A lot of miles and a few months and even more than a few quid, I think £25K+ which is a tough one to justify to the wife.
Thanks for getting back to me. I’m of the opinion now that perhaps I need to prioritise a few things and do the more physically demanding trips first, which due to altitude in the Annapurna’s this probably is. I’m also still working so can’t take too much time off so this tour works out well. I was hoping to do Easter 2020 but it was booked so October is looking most likely.