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AngliaGT
12-01-2006, 12:33 AM
I'm going to look at a '70 Norton 750 Commando
tomorrow.
I've been thinking it over for a few days,before even
going to look at it.
It's a Norton,it's Black - Stop Me!

- Doug

tony barnhill
12-01-2006, 10:44 AM
GO, DOUG, GO!!!

Just remember: REAL men kick start their bikes! But, Norton's kick back!

70 pounds ago:
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AngliaGT
12-01-2006, 10:59 PM
The ad in the local paper said '70 Norton Commando -
-$3500.
I went and looked at it today.It's Black!I've got a weekness for bikes that were originaly Black,w/gold lettering.
Anyway,could'nt get it to start.I think that the plugs
might be fouled.Might try pulling the plugs tomorrow,&
try again.
When I brought back the camera & had my Wife download
the pictures,I had "The Smile" on my face.Somehow,I don't
think that I'm going to be able to run this one thru.
I'm also thinking thatmaybe I should just put some money (when I can)into restoring the '78 Bonneville instead.
Tony,sorry I jumped the gun on this one.However,if it was an 850 Commando,in Black,I'd probably be sleeping on the couch by now.
If anybody's interested,I have pictures that I can PM
of the Norton.

- Doug

tony barnhill
12-01-2006, 11:18 PM
Sometimes they leak oil into the dry sump & you can't get them to start no matter how long you kick...if it were an 850, I'd be after it!

drooartz
12-03-2006, 11:21 AM
Doug, you should know better than to ask any of us to stop you from buying cool old stuff, though it sounds like you've stopped yourself on this one.

If I ever sell the Bugeye, I'll probably wind up with a garage full of old British bikes in it's place...

AngliaGT
12-03-2006, 05:12 PM
Does this mean that I'm finally growing up -
- or just getting smarter in my old age?
I guess that I should be thankful that my Wife
isn't a car person,otherwise we'd be living in a
double-wide with a 15 car garage.

- Doug

drooartz
12-03-2006, 05:56 PM
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I guess that I should be thankful that my Wife isn't a car person,otherwise we'd be living in a double-wide with a 15 car garage.

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Would that be a bad thing? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Think of it as the wisdom of age, or something. Maybe you've just become slightly more selective in how you want to throw away money.