1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

ACE CAFE LONDON 961 MEET SEPTEMBER(REGISTER UR ATTENDANCE HERE)

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by BLIGHTYBRIT/SF, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    They’re contagious !

    I was lucky to find a used one, so saved a small fortune (I didn’t tell the Mrs how much it cost, just how much I’d saved)!

    However, they really are a work of art, and a lot of work goes into making one (the underneath is almost better to look at than the top).

    So in the grand scheme of things, when you consider the kind of rubbish we often spend money on, and the fact it is a proper piece of hand made art, and the fact that’ll last a lifetime and more, they’re probably a bargain.

    See how easy it is to comvince yourself if you try hard enough...?!?
     
  2. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Indeed!
    Well done.:D
     
  3. Britfan60

    Britfan60

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2014
    Paint it.
     
  4. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013

    I think not sir...
     
    Raphi likes this.
  5. oldbeezer

    oldbeezer VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    Might I suggest something like this but with Norton colours and polished alloy

    [​IMG]
     
    Britfan60 likes this.
  6. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Actually oldbeezer I think you’re onto something there and a partially painted tank would suit those who like the idea of an alloy tank, but also like the idea of paint.

    Mine is staying in it’s pure form however !
     
  7. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Nigel, are you going to get a Monza cap (scrotal trimmer) for the tank?
     
  8. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Yes I am. Not only for aesthetic reasons, the standard screw on job looks like a recipe for disaster to me, only a matter of time before cold gloves hands cross thread it, or the ‘alloy on alloy’ threads weld themselves together.

    Yup, it’s a Monza for me!
     
  9. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Damn!
    Now I'm jealous.;)
     
  10. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2018
    Nigel,
    Just droolin* over your Alu tank and noticed the tank pad - seems to be a %50th anniversary decal. Did you have it made or can you get it commercially?
    Thanks
    John
     
  11. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2015
    Show off !
     
  12. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    I got it made, sounds scary but it was cheap and fast and the guy is super helpful:

    http://2ndskin-autographics.simplesite.com/
     
  13. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    One footnote, the gold on my tank protector isn’t quite a perfect match for the gold on the tank. If you’re fussy about such things, send Steve the best pictures you can so he can match things up good.
     
  14. Raphi

    Raphi

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Oh yes, the threads weld is what I managed to do... Fortunately could be solved with some grease!
     
  15. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Here yer go chaps, waddya think??

    I have to be honest, I’m actually not so sure about it now it’s fitted! It’ll no doubt grow on me I imagine.

    What kinda polish do you boys use on these tanks? I’ve tried two types so far and it’s a bitch of a job and I keep leaving a streaky residue behind.


    8CE91BA5-3651-46C9-AA42-A04563EDB94D.jpeg 4FB785E2-0668-49A8-9F1A-4C72A93E13D3.jpeg 0608F0F9-B1C8-46E7-9D3F-50EDBC3EEEB0.jpeg
     
    Asad, Raphi and glb like this.
  16. oldbeezer

    oldbeezer VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2017
    How 'bout gold pinstrip to match the script on the side & tail panels. Or black pinstrip or maybe the Norton black & red pinstrip or...... There is a lot of glorious polished alloy there & me thinks it needs a little something to set it off.
     
  17. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Truth be told, your CR is all about being black.
    The bright alloy kinda breaks that black line across the top of the bike from the yokes back to the seat.
    Of course the tank makes its own visual statement to everyone like:

    YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT, THIS IS A FU**ING ALLOY TANK!

    With two tanks you can mix and match the tank on your bike to your mood.
    Black tank day - classy, elegant, proper
    Alloy tank day - loud, unruly, blind everyone with the shine off the tank.
    ;)
     
    Fast Eddie likes this.
  18. Eljahara

    Eljahara VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2018
    I am inclined to agree Nigel,
    Looks a little strange on your CF - I think SgtUSAF80’s painted one looks the dogs and suits the bike better IMO but choice is yours - beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that!
    John
     
  19. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2016
    57E8D18C-424D-4BD0-A08B-973D05961C01.jpeg The Best combination would be to chrome wrap the airbox tailpiece “the chromed commando “ any ol how, this Sunday I will behaving at least one of these an hour,would like a few jars of nectar but can’t be doing with an eventful ride home,I will be there by 11.00a.m,so come on down whoever can & whereever from , we’ve had apols for absence in advance so I’m guessing there may be grand total of 4 to 6 Tops , I shouldn’t be hard to spot as I will be donning my fresh out the packet “ access norton t shirt “,I will be bringing along another new one in sealed bag size XL for any takers,I’m now an XXL Quelle Horror & also “r&g” front wheel axil spindle thingy & fork protector s,( they don’t fit USD ones ) only the sport ,alas a present I got that can’t be used. SO SEE YER ALL THERE
     
  20. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Not bad...
    Add a chromed screen over the headlight and you have an modern IoM Norton replica.
     

Share This Page