Keanu's favourite smell.

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Suppose if you know what the featherbed frame is, you ought to know if your bikes got one or not...
 

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The guy is a more than a solid enthusiast and he does have a clue.
A bit of insight is a sound response to the convenience of criticism.



 

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Mind you, presenter missed a trick by not asking: 'What oil?'
The presenter on The Classic Motorcycle channel was discussing (I think) a BSA racer he was working on and mentioned he runs it on modern oil but always adds a bit a castor bean oil to make it smell like it used to back in the day.
 
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I thought Constantine was excellent, but walked out of the cinema during the first Matrix film (yawn).
Joy Division? Sorry, I'm a child of the 70's
And whilst I too can identify with the: 'Norton' smell (Silkolene 40w), I'm just surprised that anyone who's been that close to Rachel Weisz would prefer a smelly old motorcycle!
Must be nice to be in that position :)
Ahh, CCM's at full chat, belching Castrol R on the Tweasldown MX circuit in the 70's. Beats Rachel Weisz any day. Maybe not Hallie Berry though. That would be a real conflict!
 
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And I bet they know the difference between a featherbed frame and a commando frame?
You are really bent out of shape by the frame mis identification huh? to be fair I can see the mix up there is a lot of hype and talk about the “featherbed frame” and when you talk about the isolastics nobody ever says the “islolastic frame” the main focus is the isolastic system and if your not paying close attention I can see you missing the fact that a whole new frame was made. Also in that interview he says he has a 73 mk11a and at the risk of losing all of your respect and miss speaking I was under the impression the mk11 was made in 74 and the mk11a came later in the year with minor changes…. And while we are on commando confusion on thing I could not find a definitive google answer does the commando forks still roadholder a or is it a new design that never really caught praise?
 

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You are really bent out of shape by the frame mis identification huh? to be fair I can see the mix up there is a lot of hype and talk about the “featherbed frame” and when you talk about the isolastics nobody ever says the “islolastic frame” the main focus is the isolastic system and if your not paying close attention I can see you missing the fact that a whole new frame was made. Also in that interview he says he has a 73 mk11a and at the risk of losing all of your respect and miss speaking I was under the impression the mk11 was made in 74 and the mk11a came later in the year with minor changes…. And while we are on commando confusion on thing I could not find a definitive google answer does the commando forks still roadholder a or is it a new design that never really caught praise?
It surprised me that a long term Norton commando owner
And the owner of a motorcycle shop would state that his Norton commando had the famous featherbed frame with rubber mounts
I honestly can't see how you could get the frames muddled up ?
But as I still believe in people having an opinion I'm still wondering why it's a problem me having one?
And I was joking about the grandkids btw
 
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Mick Ofield - A racing buddy of mine spotted a lonely Commando languishing in the LA airport parking lot. So he told another racing buddy of mine (Chris Scott - former owner of "Super Twins") about it. Went to check it out, recognised it as Keanu's bike (who Chris knew) and picked it up. It was a fine Norton with an Axtell ported head and cam etc. Chris contacted Keanu and gave him a bunch of shit about losing his bike etc. So a Norton community saved the day and brought imperfect owner and perfect bike back together.

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