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Access Norton Pub ; have a look

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by BLIGHTYBRIT/SF, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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  2. Fast Eddie

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    I think you may have just started what may become one of the best threads on this site... bad saddles and all...!
     
  3. TonyA

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    Hello Richard , How long ago was that ?You look like a young kid !
     
  4. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    FA cup final day 1977, I was 16, I got the bike with a £50 deposit & it was £14 a month Hire Purchase ( that’s credit) , I crashed it into a moped that pulled out in front of me outside the IN entrance to local hospital,sounds convenient but the accident dept didn’t open for 2 hours , 10 stitches in knee & It was my first day at work ,so off sick on day one !
     
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  5. TonyA

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    Here is a blast from my past . More like circa 1985 . IMG_3860.jpg
     
  6. MxMartin

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    May 1976, 750 Commando...[​IMG]
     
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  7. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Hey mark , u ain’t got your pillion girlfriend in a headlock av yer ?
     
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  8. MxMartin

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    As a poor student the helmet and my Norton were my two prized possession, my only possessions apart from my record collection... it took another 6 months to get a half-decent jacket and boots :)
     
  9. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Hey Mark, was that the Premier helmet with the Maltese cross on the side ?
     
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  10. MxMartin

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    Yes indeed, and on top, think it was called the red baron.... saved my life, had a dent in the rear the size of a clenched fist, I broke a few bones but my brain was saved.... hang on, I did go and buy a 961 in later years so maybe it wasn't so good after all loooool
     
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  11. TonyA

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    A very nice bike for a young Man !
     
  12. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    6AD04814-084D-4972-9224-CD98529C5EE6.jpeg 21C93404-9F94-4330-B1F1-7B1432A30056.jpeg B27058DE-02DE-4F0D-B1F6-0E536315FCE9.jpeg Sorry but I diverse in case u recognise these pics, Unfortunately this wasn’t mine or can it anyway be embarrassing,1979 the year,Brands Hatch transatlantic race ,I was bowled over by the coolness of this bike at the time,look close & see the turbo boost Guage near the petrol cap,the guy is wearing a Simpson helmet & Lewis leathers,well expensive & out of anyone’s reach at the time,well flash ,I sent this off a few months ago to classic motorcycle mechanics mag & they published them,pic of the whole of the pic of a whole bike was another metal flake Z1R,who is this guy & where’s the bike now ?,although fast Eddie is Brit bikefan I cant help wondering if it’s him dabbling with this jap bike?
     
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  13. Fast Eddie

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    It would have been very cool if it was me Rich as I was just starting secondary school in ‘79 !!

    I did dabble with hot Japanese stuff though, starting with GSXRs in the late ‘80s and culminating in acquiring a Japanese wife some years later !!
     
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