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Possibly selling my 50th Anniversary CR...

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Fast Eddie, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

    BLIGHTYBRIT/SF VIP MEMBER

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    Gordon bennet ! you just never know what u going see or read when you look at these pages do yer ,& please don’t say are you a man or a mouse,I’m just nibbling on some cheese atm .
     
  2. Fast Eddie

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    I couldn’t even face my cheese after seeing that...
     
  3. thesixthelephant

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  4. Clive

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    Can't wait to see the 'Hi-Rider love machine' logo on your tank, Fast Eddie...….
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    Think I’ll probably have to get a new custom tank pad made to that effect Clive.

    And maybe the bike should be called ‘Captain England’... and my forum handle ‘Barnaby Wilde’ (that’s the bloke that Steppenwolf sings about innit)?!
     
  6. trident sam

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    I can't , some bugger on a 961 Cafe racer pinched mine !!
     
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  7. MxMartin

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    The missus indoors has started giving me grief about the solo setup on my Cafe's so reluctantly I have given in (sigh).... bye bye CR, hello California!

    PS: I do the swap next week but not everything is as it might appear ;)
     
  8. Fast Eddie

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    What ?!?
     
  9. Welshrugby

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    The Thruxton has to go surely, he's too in love with his 961. If he's selling, best break it up, I will have the seat, fly screen and invisible indicators.

    MX is doing what you did, being a drama queen
     
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  10. Fast Eddie

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    How very dare you dear !
     
  11. Jerry Doe

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    Well i have almost got 1000 miles on my harley ultra classic. I still love it. Loads of luggage space, super comfortable, incredible torque and it handles dare i say it quite well. It sounds good with the screaming eagle stage 1 kit on it.The perfect tourer. It eats the road up. I will ride it to California to see my friends in the spring. I dont ride with others much and dont really care for the harley crowd. I like it cause its a good bike.

    My mk3 is in maintenance mode. I have to take the primary down and fix the sprag and do some very minor stuff. Got about 1200miles now. Only had an issue with trispark and sprag in that time. My 750 is just waiting for some Royal Purple oil and i cant wait to get out on it for a blat. Its weird weather here, one week its snowing and below freezing all week and this week sunny and perfect bike weather. Its very nice to have the option of a norton commando or harley depending on how bad my back hurts and what the weather is doing.

    I am in the middle of sorting out my garage still since we moved here! Its been chaos moving, but glad we did it. I know i probably went off topic, but maybe not...

    Cheers for now, ride safe
     
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  12. Britfan60

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    You can buy a two up seat for the Thruxton. Why not just do that? Oh...and props to yer misses for wanting to get out there. Mine still on the back of my ole Bonnie
     
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  13. MxMartin

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    Drama Queen indeed!!!

    I always had in mind selling the Thrux if the 961 lived up to being a reliable/enjoyable ride.... and it has surpassed this, and I have lots of plans for her! I am also in the middle of getting my old H-D restored and back on the road and so far I am ahead on that one so she will live once again in the Spring.... but she is also a single seater.

    What I didn't anticipate, not in a million years, was my wife wanting to get back on the pillion.... I think me sneaking out on the 961 this Summer has prompted this.... so the Thrux has been part-ex'd for a California.... my first ever Guzzi and I pick her up next week!

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  14. worntorn

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    Wise man not to try two up on the Thruxton.

    While the Thruxton R is the best solo bike I've ever ridden , long tours included, it makes a lousy two up bike.

    It's just physically too small for comfortable two up riding.

    Glen
     
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  15. Fast Eddie

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    Strewth, that’s a big fella!
     
  16. MxMartin

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    Once I ditch the saddlebags and fairing and find a set of clip-ons for those forks it won't seem so big, the wife can keep her backrest lol
     
  17. Welshrugby

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    I was right, the Thruxton is off and some Italian moving in, nice. Ideal trip for you next year: https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2018/july/moto-guzzi-open-house-2018-

    Had a spin on the 961 followed by my Guzzi V7 today. Also went for an Alfa for my next car
     
  18. BritTwit

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    Maybe some stirrups for those floor boards.
     
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  19. Craig

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    I like that bike ! ... I do prefer the Cali Custom even though outdated .... the bike above will serve you well for a long time .... enjoy !
    Craig
     
  20. Lincolnshire Poacher

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    Get a bigger shed! If you sell the bike you know you will regret it!!!
     

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