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Bacca

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Post by Bacca » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:52 am

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Post by Zoid » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:10 pm

Sweeeeet 8)
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Post by chaplain » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:33 am

Hey bacca, ya got me thinking now...... I have always wanted a Norton, but my Fat bum would make the bike look like a moped, so I reckon maybe I can chop one..... build one from the ground up....... have to find out what I can get away with up here though,

what is the name of that chopper frame, the one where the springs are inside the rear strut, it looks like a hardtail but actually has springs inside the frame?
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Post by Bacca » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:36 am

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I take it ya mean Amen Saviour like the 1 I have.
Still a nice chopped Norton getting around Mt Gambier that was there when I moved there in '79, one day I will manage to get a pic or 3 of it.

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Post by chaplain » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:59 pm

Thats the one thanx...... Saw a cool honda 4 back in the 80's with one took it for a ride and was impressed..... looks like I am going to be starting a project...... know where to start to, my oldest brothers old club, they all road Nortons and Triumphs called "Norsemen" one of their members has a shed full of stuff! :)
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Post by Prof » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:07 pm

I remember clearly when a norton commando rider was looked up to as he rode THE Super bike.
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Post by chaplain » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:49 pm

Andrew CA Admin wrote:I remember clearly when a norton commando rider was looked up to as he rode THE Super bike.
Showin ya age there brother! When I was a wee teen the outlw clubs were just starting to ride british or still riding honda 4's or kwaka 9's, few triumphs and Nortons but harley was unheard of mid 70's
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Post by Prof » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:38 pm

Early 70's there was a standard HD (Shovel) second hand for sale in a bike shop in Gouger St, Adealaide for $10,000. A couple of years later I bought my 500/4 new for $1300. I think a 750/4 cost $1600 at the same time.

At this time, the overhead HD's were out of reach of any, but the very well heeled! Still a few 1200 ex police sidevalves plus WLA's at reasonable prices in SA.
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Post by Tex » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:50 pm

Yeah, Prof. Gotta agree.

Even in the mid 70's, HD's were something that we drooled over in Magazines. They were few & far between here & those that were around were unaffordable for the average Joe.

I paid $3,000 for a new Triumph 750 Bonneville in 1976. At that time Honda 750/4, Kawasaki Z900, Laverda 750 were all around the same money.

"Clubbies" rode Triumphs, Nortons with a scattering of 750/4. Not too many. In spite of what "Stone" would have you believe, there were not too many Z900 Club bikes.

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