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post #1 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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The best Norton story ever

This is a great video

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post #2 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 12:01 PM
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THANKS...............that was truly great.


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post #3 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 12:48 PM
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Thanks for that...that video was wonderful! what a terrific christmas present, eh?








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wow.... amazing story... and such a beautiful bike. The poster was perfect.!

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 01:21 PM
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I'm willing to bet that's the best Christmas gift he's ever gotten! Great video indeed. Thanks for sharing!

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post #6 of 20 Old 07-21-2010, 04:56 PM
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That was pretty cool, thanks for sharing, and now I can share it with all my freinds to.

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post #7 of 20 Old 08-18-2010, 12:27 PM
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Great job. Wish someone would do that for me. I miss my 67.

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WOW!

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Too damn cool! Great story.

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That was a great story and what a great video!

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post #11 of 20 Old 08-18-2010, 05:09 PM
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I think the coolest part is it isn't just sitting in his garage as a collectors item and he actually rides it.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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great history...very cool

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post #13 of 20 Old 08-19-2010, 02:44 AM
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Awesome vid, thanks! I'd like to know how much the resto cost!

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post #14 of 20 Old 08-19-2010, 06:34 AM
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Talk about the tears, Niagara falls, baby.

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Just got a chance to watch this. Great story. Those guys pulled that off perfectly!

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post #16 of 20 Old 08-22-2010, 07:10 AM
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I just saw this video now.
Awesome story and all done ever so well.
It sure reminded me of my 71 Commando of oh so long ago.

Another Norton tidbit.
One of my best friends had an Atlas that was fully cafe'd with Dunstall parts etc.
He sold it to a friend in highschool, who later sold it and it disappeared from the scene.
I'm still in touch with my buddy who built the Atlas.
Last year, he got a strange call from the far side of Canada, asking if he had ever owned an Atlas. The current owner had fully restored it to it's original fully cafe'd glory, and tracked him down from his name as printed inside the factory manual that managed to stay with the bike all through its travels and owners.

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post #17 of 20 Old 08-22-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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A lady at work mentioned that she still has her deceased husbands Norton.

They bought it new, it's a 1975 Commando, white, parked in the garage collecting dust.

Her son is going to get it, I tried........

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post #18 of 20 Old 11-26-2012, 09:58 PM
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I have seen this video . What an amazing thing to do for your father ( nearly brought me to tears watching his reaction )

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post #19 of 20 Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM
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Purely awesome

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post #20 of 20 Old 11-30-2012, 01:58 AM
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Yeah, great story! Thanks for the link.

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