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#41 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by mystery type » Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:00 pm

Fits the thread nicely, a bike, yes, moving on? Just about!


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#42 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by H7OB » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:21 pm

Aha, great to see that this threads’ still going, bringing out all us closet bikers!

Eddie, that’s a stunning Commando! I’ve ended up with HC flat top pistons in my P11 so she takes a good kick! I’m also 99% sure that beautiful TR6C was one I very nearly went to see at Classic Superbikes but didn’t, now kicking myself!

Andrew, now that looks cool but it’s yet another subject I can’t offer useful advise on!

Paul, beautiful 750S, would love to see that alongside the Commando and P11!

Paul, just needs an engine now!

So, the P11s nearer to finished, louder and faster than I thought but still incontinent! My latest, a 72 Guzzi V7 Sport which is riding lovely now after some fine tuning.

Now during these strange times I’ve almost convinced myself I need a crazy 69/70 Kawasaki H1 2 stroke ‘widow maker’ to relive my 2 stroke teens. Nostalgia pre-mixed with 2 stroke oil is a dangerous thing but might be our last chance before the batteries take over!! :bigrin:
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#43 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by mystery type » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:03 am

. Paul, just needs an engine now!
Actually Paul, it does have an engine, it’s not a good picture but the engine is on top of the front wheel.
Better pic here..


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#44 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Fuel.inj » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:27 am

This is one of my other Nortons, a P11 Ranger. This was also repatriated from the USA.

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#45 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by H7OB » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:10 am

mystery type wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:03 am
. Paul, just needs an engine now!
Actually Paul, it does have an engine, it’s not a good picture but the engine is on top of the front wheel.
Better pic here..


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Paul mystery type, my apologies, I should use my laptop more than my phone! I bet that’s fun! Never ridden a FWD bike, can you make it lift off oversteer like a 205 GTI??

Paul Fuel.inj, Wow, another P11 on the forum! Looks beautiful! Great to see.

So Andrew, do you have plans now to drop that impressive, torquey motor into a bike frame? Now that would be fun! :bigrin:
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#46 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by peters3103 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:24 pm

You just can’t beat a British scrambler even if they were made for the US market. Although I can’t take credit for the resto I have made some significant improvements since I bought it a couple of years ago.
It’s a BSA A10 Spitfire Scrambler from 1962 (same vintage as me) 650cc and fitted with a lighting kit for street use. Sounds fab, just ask the neighbours!


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#47 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Fuel.inj » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:47 pm

That’s a really nice Spitfire Scrambler Peter. There is something about hi-line exhaust pipes. I am building another Norton P11 Ranger but going to retro fit with the earlier model pipes.
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#48 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by peters3103 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:04 pm

Yes I agree Paul. I previously wasn’t a fan as I thought the non exhaust side looked a bit bare.
I was turned though by a friend who has a trio.
Triumph TR6, BSA A65 and Norton Commando S
Your P11 is a lovely looking machine too. I did consider one before buying my BSA.

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#49 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by H7OB » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:14 pm

That is a lovely looking bike Peter. I’d be tempted if you were a bit nearer!

Now two P11s is just greedy Paul! Keep us updated on the progress of the resto.

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#50 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by peters3103 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:33 pm

Come on over and ride it home mate!
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#51 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by H7OB » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:56 pm

peters3103 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Come on over and ride it home mate!
Now that’s a great idea! Hang on, I’ll just check with my wife!
:thumbsup: :fingerscrossed: :seeingstars: :lol:
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#52 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by PeterCrespin » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:14 am

Nice. You don’t see many drum-braked Commandos. Always preferred the style of the S to the Interstate but not as practical for long trips.
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#53 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by steve3.8 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:01 pm

:salute: Paul



Anyone recognise him yet ?
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#54 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by rfs1957 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:18 pm

Heuer wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:16 am

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More here:
https://www.liberiders.tv/2018/11/21/du ... mecanique/
I wasn't being bashful, just missed this at the time, someone pointed it out to me just recently.

I guess that the post about the 916, just above this, is another nail in the coffin of my youth - when people start collecting the models one used to sell.

But riding those is a bit like driving an E-Type ; unforgettable.

I can still remember the first time we ever un-crated one.

An amazing bike, that changed motorcycle design forever.
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#55 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by eddiecross » Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:29 pm

Hi Paul,
Yes, the TR6C came from Classic Superbikes. I fitted Boyer ignition. No major issues. Seems to run and ride fine. Still getting used to the right hand gear change. Got the Norton off e-bay when the bad weather set in so not even ridden it yet. Those kwacker triples were king of the road in my teenage days. My Suzuki GT250M was pretty nippy too.

Was lusting after a P11 or a Rickman Metisse, very tempted by the Guzzi's too but thought the Commando would make a nice smooth touring bike if I'm ever allowed out that far (that's other half not Covid!)

The bikes and the E Type are really enjoyable diversions from American muscle cars that I've been collecting and flipping for quite a few years.

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#56 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by Andyp_67E » Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:36 pm

chrisfell wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:17 pm
Or how about two Viper cylinders on a common crankcase.
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There is a story behind this bike.
I have just discovered Allen Millyard Youtube channel anybody interested in fabricating parts for cars or bikes needs to watch some of his videos the guy is a mechanical genius.
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#57 Re: Moving on. Bike resto

Post by christopher storey » Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:21 pm

rfs1957 wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:18 pm

I guess that the post about the 916, just above this, is another nail in the coffin of my youth - when people start collecting the models one used to sell.
It's even worse, Rory, when a car I had as my everyday car in 1996-2005 turns up in a classic auction - and it didn't sell :lol: :lol:

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