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Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at August 22. 2012

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Anna: If according to you the last Manxman engine has a build number of 654, and there is a 650ss with an engine build number in the 500 range, then that throws your theory in the trash bin. Those first 654 Model 18 650cc Norton Dominators were not all blue USA Manxmans, and apparently some 650ss bikes were not marked as "650ss" in the factory record.

And if that is the case, you simply can not do what you and your friends have done, which is look at the production of all 650cc Dominators before the first notation of one in the factory records and ASSUME what all 650cc machines previous to that mark were.

  YOU and a few others here are champions at pronouncing assumptions and guesswork as facts.

  I stand behind what I said in my last paragraph. There was a 650ss with a serial number in the 995xx range with an engine stamped "650ss" and a engine build number in the 500s that was not recorded as a 650ss in the factory records, and if there was one, then there easily could have been more than one, and that makes your statement null and void.

 

Hello Ben Yes This maybe  But this was Stamp marked by Berliner motors Not at Bracebridge street works , this was done As customers Wanted A Sports  model Not a Custom Type Machine   These where striped and repainted black and sliver  Or as the Customer wanted it , then the number noted and marked accordingly . some records could of been lost in transit, its Now 52 years sines this all came about and thing get lost in time this is why I am try to make sense of it all wile there is time, So some help with this would be appreciated As I know you father owned a motorcycle shop and you have some great knowledge on these Norton machines  ,I have had Norton Motorcycles for 40 year up to now ,       Yours AJD      

 

 

Hello Ben   the manxman model were marked with the number 65 or 65C   being custom type Machines  The 650SS   Sports Machines    650 stamp mark Standard Machines ,most of these sent to the EU , 18D De-notes  650 De-lux Machines    the 650SS  Standard and De-Lux models came in around late August to early September 1961  

  Hello I add  That EU meaning Europe   Is this Ok with every one Now !

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at August 22. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Anna: If according to you the last Manxman engine has a build number of 654, and there is a 650ss with an engine build number in the 500 range, then that throws your theory in the trash bin. Those first 654 Model 18 650cc Norton Dominators were not all blue USA Manxmans, and apparently some 650ss bikes were not marked as "650ss" in the factory record.

And if that is the case, you simply can not do what you and your friends have done, which is look at the production of all 650cc Dominators before the first notation of one in the factory records and ASSUME what all 650cc machines previous to that mark were.

  YOU and a few others here are champions at pronouncing assumptions and guesswork as facts.

  I stand behind what I said in my last paragraph. There was a 650ss with a serial number in the 995xx range with an engine stamped "650ss" and a engine build number in the 500s that was not recorded as a 650ss in the factory records, and if there was one, then there easily could have been more than one, and that makes your statement null and void.

 

Hello Ben Yes This maybe  But this was Stamp marked by Berliner motors Not at Bracebridge street works , this was done As customers Wanted A Sports  model Not a Custom Type Machine   These where striped and repainted black and sliver  Or as the Customer wanted it , then the number noted and marked accordingly . some records could of been lost in transit, its Now 52 years sinces this all came about and thing get lost in time this is why I am try to make sense of it all wile there is time, So some help with this would be appreciated As I know you father owned a motorcycle shop and you have some great knowledge on these Norton machines  ,I have had Norton Motorcycles for 40 year up to now ,       Yours AJD      

 

 

Hello Ben   the manxman model were marked with the number 65 or 65C   being custom type Machines  The 650SS   Sports Machines    650 stamp mark Standard Machines ,most of these sent to the EU , 18D De-notes  650 De-lux Machines    the 650SS  Standard and De-Lux models came in around late August to early September 1961  

  Hello I add  That EU meaning Europe   Is this Ok with every one Now !

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at August 23. 2012

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I have Manxman no. 94507.  It is now a cafe racer with rear sets, clip-ons, 5 gallon racing tank, racing style seat, alloy rims and Commando front disk brake.  Not at all original, but still a Manxman   

 

Hello Colin Yes Its A manxman and very interesting ,And the Oldest in the UK to date Your machine was built around late November 1960 ,Can you tell Me more about your motorcycle , my email Is annajeannette@btinternet.com

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by geoffrey_craig at October 02. 2012

Previously wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna

      For your register Manxman # 18-97921

       Geoff

         USA in PA

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at October 04. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna

      For your register Manxman # 18-97921

       Geoff

         USA in PA

 

Hello Buy you got a real bargain with this machine.I was watching , The paint work look as if it was a plain blue and not metallic  polychromatic blue , it hard to get the colour right on these bikes but I have all the info and the technique off spraying them , Well We have the engine and frame number  all I need it the workshop number thats at the back of the crankcase left hand just above the breath pipe ,  there should a 65 or 65C stamped there and then the workshop number  I keep the records just in case someone decides to steel one . there was only 665 ever built , yours was built late May 1961 . Not 1962 AS the Ebay add said , So you are now the proud owner  of a very Rare Norton Manxman 650  So ride with care you do not get these bikes of the shelf every day.   and you have the wrong silencers on . The Manxman Had its own pair  And there like rocking horse  xxxx  too get hold of    So I say again happy riding     Yours Anna J Dixon       My email  annajeannette@btinternet.com   

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by geoffrey_craig at October 04. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna

      For your register Manxman # 18-97921

       Geoff

         USA in PA

 

Hello Buy you got a real bargain with this machine.I was watching , The paint work look as if it was a plain blue and not metallic  polychromatic blue , it hard to get the colour right on these bikes but I have all the info and the technique off spraying them , Well We have the engine and frame number  all I need it the workshop number thats at the back of the crankcase left hand just above the breath pipe ,  there should a 65 or 65C stamped there and then the workshop number  I keep the records just in case someone decides to steel one . there was only 665 ever built , yours was built late May 1961 . Not 1962 AS the Ebay add said , So you are now the proud owner  of a very Rare Norton Manxman 650  So ride with care you do not get these bikes of the shelf every day.   and you have the wrong silencers on . The Manxman Had its own pair  And there like rocking horse  xxxx  too get hold of    So I say again happy riding     Yours Anna J Dixon       My email  annajeannette@btinternet.com   

  Thanks Anna

           The number on thr crancase is 65 their is second number bellow it 494.

            Not sure about the paint in real life it is a metalic blue with 3000 miles  it looks original like it was kept in some ones front room for a while and not riden much. 

The tyres are being replaced this week so I can take it out on the road, always liked the featherbed and roaholders with good brakes it will be nice to ride one again ( miss the lakes and dales ).

    Did all the Manxman bikes have the strange silencers.

      Their is a oil fillter in the tool tray a pipe comes from the engine return to the filter in the tool tray and back to the oil tank ( strange ).

           Thanks Geoff

        

 

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at October 05. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna

      For your register Manxman # 18-97921

       Geoff

         USA in PA

 

Hello Buy you got a real bargain with this machine.I was watching , The paint work look as if it was a plain blue and not metallic  polychromatic blue , it hard to get the colour right on these bikes but I have all the info and the technique off spraying them , Well We have the engine and frame number  all I need it the workshop number thats at the back of the crankcase left hand just above the breath pipe ,  there should a 65 or 65C stamped there and then the workshop number  I keep the records just in case someone decides to steel one . there was only 665 ever built , yours was built late May 1961 . Not 1962 AS the Ebay add said , So you are now the proud owner  of a very Rare Norton Manxman 650  So ride with care you do not get these bikes of the shelf every day.   and you have the wrong silencers on . The Manxman Had its own pair  And there like rocking horse  xxxx  too get hold of    So I say again happy riding     Yours Anna J Dixon       My email  annajeannette@btinternet.com   

  Thanks Anna

           The number on thr crancase is 65 their is second number bellow it 494.

            Not sure about the paint in real life it is a metalic blue with 3000 miles  it looks original like it was kept in some ones front room for a while and not riden much. 

The tyres are being replaced this week so I can take it out on the road, always liked the featherbed and roaholders with good brakes it will be nice to ride one again ( miss the lakes and dales ).

    Did all the Manxman bikes have the strange silencers.

      Their is a oil fillter in the tool tray a pipe comes from the engine return to the filter in the tool tray and back to the oil tank ( strange ).

           Thanks Geoff

        

 Hello Geoff  Keep in touch with me I know were there is 3 more manxman;s for sale but there in boxes with all parts there  all 3 were built in the first week of production and there is a full spare motor  18-95888 

and these guys may have the right silencers .I have them on my bike 18-95069 , I am look for some small parts of my one And I have and Parts Manual as These Machines had there own parts Manual , If your paint work is metallic then theres a good chance is Original paint work , is hard to match you need a experienced paint guy he will know how to match the paint  work     As for tyres I have fitted a Dunlop Goldseal K70 as these tyres do not have a squire tyre profile  there rounded  so when you bank over the bike goes over nicely the Avon tyres are OK  but the rear Speedmasters have a Squire tyre profile  as your going round fast corner you can feel the back tyre on its edge , Avon Venrons are better than the Speedmasters   ,I had my back tyre for 6 years now and still no ware , I have a Avon Speedmaster Ribbed on the front , its OK , I have A friend in Sweden he has two Manxman  He says there Great Bikes to ride , There are and there real Head turners too , So ride with Care Your Machine is a peace of History and cannot be replaced ,    Yours   Anna J   welcome to our Club   

 

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by geoffrey_craig at October 05. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna

      For your register Manxman # 18-97921

       Geoff

         USA in PA

 

Hello Buy you got a real bargain with this machine.I was watching , The paint work look as if it was a plain blue and not metallic  polychromatic blue , it hard to get the colour right on these bikes but I have all the info and the technique off spraying them , Well We have the engine and frame number  all I need it the workshop number thats at the back of the crankcase left hand just above the breath pipe ,  there should a 65 or 65C stamped there and then the workshop number  I keep the records just in case someone decides to steel one . there was only 665 ever built , yours was built late May 1961 . Not 1962 AS the Ebay add said , So you are now the proud owner  of a very Rare Norton Manxman 650  So ride with care you do not get these bikes of the shelf every day.   and you have the wrong silencers on . The Manxman Had its own pair  And there like rocking horse  xxxx  too get hold of    So I say again happy riding     Yours Anna J Dixon       My email  annajeannette@btinternet.com   

  Thanks Anna

           The number on thr crancase is 65 their is second number bellow it 494.

            Not sure about the paint in real life it is a metalic blue with 3000 miles  it looks original like it was kept in some ones front room for a while and not riden much. 

The tyres are being replaced this week so I can take it out on the road, always liked the featherbed and roaholders with good brakes it will be nice to ride one again ( miss the lakes and dales ).

    Did all the Manxman bikes have the strange silencers.

      Their is a oil fillter in the tool tray a pipe comes from the engine return to the filter in the tool tray and back to the oil tank ( strange ).

           Thanks Geoff

        

 Hello Geoff  Keep in touch with me I know were there is 3 more manxman;s for sale but there in boxes with all parts there  all 3 were built in the first week of production and there is a full spare motor  18-95888 

and these guys may have the right silencers .I have them on my bike 18-95069 , I am look for some small parts of my one And I have and Parts Manual as These Machines had there own parts Manual , If your paint work is metallic then theres a good chance is Original paint work , is hard to match you need a experienced paint guy he will know how to match the paint  work     As for tyres I have fitted a Dunlop Goldseal K70 as these tyres do not have a squire tyre profile  there rounded  so when you bank over the bike goes over nicely the Avon tyres are OK  but the rear Speedmasters have a Squire tyre profile  as your going round fast corner you can feel the back tyre on its edge , Avon Venrons are better than the Speedmasters   ,I had my back tyre for 6 years now and still no ware , I have a Avon Speedmaster Ribbed on the front , its OK , I have A friend in Sweden he has two Manxman  He says there Great Bikes to ride , There are and there real Head turners too , So ride with Care Your Machine is a peace of History and cannot be replaced ,    Yours   Anna J   welcome to our Club   

   Hi Anna

              Thanks again for your mail on my Manxman still looking a tyers not sure which to get but 51 year old rubber  is past it.

               If you could E/mail me a copy of the Manxman parts manual that would be nice to have,will reimburse you for the price of the copy. E/Mail craigga@comcast.net

           Did a lot of the Manxmans get sent back home because they did not sell over here?

             Thank for the welcome to the club.

   Geoff

    A Yorky in USA

 

 

 

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by colin_sharpe at October 05. 2012

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by geoffrey_craig at October 05. 2012

Previously wrote:

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

  Hi Colin

             Glad i snaged this one before it went home.

Geoff

    

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at October 05. 2012

Previously wrote:

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

 

Hello To-date my records show there are about 12 in the UK   and 26 world wide , thats come to light , and as you may know there were only 665 ever built , So Roy bacon's Book is wrong saying they sent large numbers to the USA  And There Are No De-lux Manxmans with de-lux paneling fitted to the side of the machine , 52 years have gone by and there will be Not many left by now , So there Extremely Rare Machines . Its Only Me Thats Done any real Re search  On them And it was Me that brought These Machine to light .  And I am Still that it , And I will go on hammering away to get These Machines The recognition they deserve. These Machines were The First stepping stone Since The Model 7.  They were from ,    The development of The DomiRacers , developed by Doug Hele,,,  In my book the best of the Norton Twins 

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by robert_presley at October 09. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

 

Hello To-date my records show there are about 12 in the UK   and 26 world wide , thats come to light , and as you may know there were only 665 ever built , So Roy bacon's Book is wrong saying they sent large numbers to the USA  And There Are No De-lux Manxmans with de-lux paneling fitted to the side of the machine , 52 years have gone by and there will be Not many left by now , So there Extremely Rare Machines . Its Only Me Thats Done any real Re search  On them And it was Me that brought These Machine to light .  And I am Still that it , And I will go on hammering away to get These Machines The recognition they deserve. These Machines were The First stepping stone Since The Model 7.  They were from ,    The development of The DomiRacers , developed by Doug Hele,,,  In my book the best of the Norton Twins 

 Hello Anna, 

 I have written to you before about my Manxman 18-100151 but wish to add some details as mine does not tally in some respects with your standard for the manxman.

Factory records record mine as being dispatched on the 19th October 1961 to retailer Williams of Worcester and sold to a Mr T J Green of Redditch, this man was known by the seller when I purchased the bike, and was a friend of his at time of purchase, so corroborated that it was Blue (polychromatic), and 1 of a few sold in England, but my bike has 650ss stamped behind the breather, the tank is the larger tank as fitted to british bikes and although I've had it resprayed it was in the original blue paint, the carbs inlet is spiggoted, the seat is black but not certain if original. 

Hope this info can widen the debate about where manxman finish and 650ss's begin, I believe that mine was not a import but one of the last to be sent out in blue just to clear the line before the 650ss was introduced.

Best wishes Bob Presley.

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at October 09. 2012

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

 

Hello To-date my records show there are about 12 in the UK   and 26 world wide , thats come to light , and as you may know there were only 665 ever built , So Roy bacon's Book is wrong saying they sent large numbers to the USA  And There Are No De-lux Manxmans with de-lux paneling fitted to the side of the machine , 52 years have gone by and there will be Not many left by now , So there Extremely Rare Machines . Its Only Me Thats Done any real Re search  On them And it was Me that brought These Machine to light .  And I am Still that it , And I will go on hammering away to get These Machines The recognition they deserve. These Machines were The First stepping stone Since The Model 7.  They were from ,    The development of The DomiRacers , developed by Doug Hele,,,  In my book the best of the Norton Twins 

 Hello Anna, 

 I have written to you before about my Manxman 18-100151 but wish to add some details as mine does not tally in some respects with your standard for the manxman.

Factory records record mine as being dispatched on the 19th October 1961 to retailer Williams of Worcester and sold to a Mr T J Green of Redditch, this man was known by the seller when I purchased the bike, and was a friend of his at time of purchase, so corroborated that it was Blue (polychromatic), and 1 of a few sold in England, but my bike has 650ss stamped behind the breather, the tank is the larger tank as fitted to british bikes and although I've had it resprayed it was in the original blue paint, the carbs inlet is spiggoted, the seat is black but not certain if original. 

Hope this info can widen the debate about where manxman finish and 650ss's begin, I believe that mine was not a import but one of the last to be sent out in blue just to clear the line before the 650ss was introduced.

Best wishes Bob Presley.

 

Hello Bob  it start  when they Stamp marked 650SS on the back of the crankcases  All Norton Manxman's were Stamped  65 or 65C   , So your Nice Machine Is a Early 650SS    And Not a Manxman  , The First 650SS were Paint in Polychromatic Blue And they had a Black seat  and larger Tank 3.1/2 gallon ,  and the rear wheel was a 19 x3.50 .   all Manxman Rear wheels were 18x4.00 then they made things More Cheaper  with less chrome and more Black paint   ,But having said this your machine is still a very nice motorcycle  and a rare Early 650SS

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by samuel_whiteside at January 04. 2013

Previously wrote:

Hello all NOCers  Norton Manxman owners wanted for my regsiter and maybe the NEC in November  Contact me  Anna J Dixon Secretary East yorkshire branch on 01430 430831 or email annajeannette@btinternet.com

Hi Anna and everyone in the forum, from Sam Whiteside in Nevada USA.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a 1961 Norton with the following numbers and I see from an earlier posting of Anna’s that my engine/frame number 18- 95068 is one digit before her 18-95069 and the engine shop number is 65C  283 and Anna’s 288. According to NOC factory records this bike was shipped with those numbers, to Hap Jones a San Francisco area dealer, on 25th Jan 1961.

I bought this from a close neighbor who was a Norton dealer in CA in the 1960s. He has been a great resource for me as I have worked on other bikes over the years. He rode a Manxman in those days and found it to be a fast, easy handling bike. I hope to do the same.

It’s not coming apart immediately for a full restoration as it has been running fairly recently and just needs a few maintenance items taken care of. I’d like to run it for a few miles to see what it’s like before the big tear down starts. It’s had a lot of alterations since new and I have to decide if I’m going to try to go back to original state or if it’s going to be a modified Manxman. It’s been painted red over the metallic blue which I’ve been able to find on the underside of the fuel tank and on some parts of the frame which is now black, and engine plates. It has a black seat, which is probably what the dealer asked for.

Anna, I’ve seen references in earlier posts to parts lists and a blue paint color match. Both of those would be very useful to me. Please let me know how I can get these and if there are costs involved, I’ll be pleased to pay them.

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by samuel_whiteside at January 04. 2013

Previously wrote:

Hello all NOCers  Norton Manxman owners wanted for my regsiter and maybe the NEC in November  Contact me  Anna J Dixon Secretary East yorkshire branch on 01430 430831 or email annajeannette@btinternet.com

Hi Anna and everyone in the forum, from Sam Whiteside in Nevada USA.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a 1961 Norton with the following numbers and I see from an earlier posting of Anna’s that my engine/frame number 18- 95068 is one digit before her 18-95069 and the engine shop number is 65C  283 and Anna’s 288. According to NOC factory records this bike was shipped with those numbers, to Hap Jones a San Francisco area dealer, on 25th Jan 1961.

I bought this from a close neighbor who was a Norton dealer in CA in the 1960s. He has been a great resource for me as I have worked on other bikes over the years. He rode a Manxman in those days and found it to be a fast, easy handling bike. I hope to do the same.

It’s not coming apart immediately for a full restoration as it has been running fairly recently and just needs a few maintenance items taken care of. I’d like to run it for a few miles to see what it’s like before the big tear down starts. It’s had a lot of alterations since new and I have to decide if I’m going to try to go back to original state or if it’s going to be a modified Manxman. It’s been painted red over the metallic blue which I’ve been able to find on the underside of the fuel tank and on some parts of the frame which is now black, and engine plates. It has a black seat, which is probably what the dealer asked for.

Anna, I’ve seen references in earlier posts to parts lists and a blue paint color match. Both of those would be very useful to me. Please let me know how I can get these and if there are costs involved, I’ll be pleased to pay them.

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at January 04. 2013

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

Hello all NOCers  Norton Manxman owners wanted for my regsiter and maybe the NEC in November  Contact me  Anna J Dixon Secretary East yorkshire branch on 01430 430831 or email annajeannette@btinternet.com

Hi Anna and everyone in the forum, from Sam Whiteside in Nevada USA.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a 1961 Norton with the following numbers and I see from an earlier posting of Anna’s that my engine/frame number 18- 95068 is one digit before her 18-95069 and the engine shop number is 65C  283 and Anna’s 288. According to NOC factory records this bike was shipped with those numbers, to Hap Jones a San Francisco area dealer, on 25th Jan 1961.

I bought this from a close neighbor who was a Norton dealer in CA in the 1960s. He has been a great resource for me as I have worked on other bikes over the years. He rode a Manxman in those days and found it to be a fast, easy handling bike. I hope to do the same.

It’s not coming apart immediately for a full restoration as it has been running fairly recently and just needs a few maintenance items taken care of. I’d like to run it for a few miles to see what it’s like before the big tear down starts. It’s had a lot of alterations since new and I have to decide if I’m going to try to go back to original state or if it’s going to be a modified Manxman. It’s been painted red over the metallic blue which I’ve been able to find on the underside of the fuel tank and on some parts of the frame which is now black, and engine plates. It has a black seat, which is probably what the dealer asked for.

Anna, I’ve seen references in earlier posts to parts lists and a blue paint color match. Both of those would be very useful to me. Please let me know how I can get these and if there are costs involved, I’ll be pleased to pay them.

 Hello Sam Well you have the big Sister bike to my one I wounder there this was or if it had been destroyed like so many others, they do keep coming out of the woodwork , Well lets hope you really enjoy  riding these magnificent motorcycles

And yes I have the Paint Codes as well as the Parts Manual So if there is anything you need just contact me by my Email address annajeannette@btinternet.com , And it would be very nice to see the two bike too gether at a Big show some time ,   If you Got the last Two Roadholders  as they were two published No 301 thanks,  Mark for that one , there was My manxman on the back page . Thats number   18-95069 shop number 288  built in December 1960  and if you look on Face book Ben As a grave yard for Norton's And Some are Manxmans amog all the piles of crankcases he as in his shop .its a real same to see them all ,Well he as the second bike built Number 2   The first one was stamp marked number 7 as it was pulled of the line for some reason but we will never know, what that was for,,,, These machines ride very nice and they are very fast , and can rev to well over 8000 rpm,   Doug Hele Said they were very safe to rev to 9000 rpm ,Tell that one to a Commando Owner .well they did win the Swedish GP and Pebble Beach and did  The Thruxton 500  3 years in a row,                         Yours   Anna J Dixon

 

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at January 31. 2013

Previously wrote:

Previously wrote:

My thought is that the Manxmen in the U.K. were re-imported during the last 30 years.  Living in America, as I have for the last 24 years, I know that some Americans were turning a good profit by buying up Brit bikes and exporting them back to the U.K. where they fetched higher prices.

  Hi Colin

             Glad i snaged this one before it went home.

Geoff

    Hello Geoff I am very happy you are very happy with you Manxman .   And thanks very much for the battery strap fittings . I keep then nice in there Original bag .  AS I have a bigger Battery on my Manxman   its now on 12volt System it works well nice bright lights  nice loud horn .  I have some bullet style indicators  to fit my Manxman now so I do some so called sensible mods  as riding in city-es can be dangerous with out indicators and you cannot seem to get your hand out in time now . and a lot of driver have not a clue what you doing when you put you hand out. to signal .  so its is the only way. So again Thanks very much and Happy Riding.   yours AJD

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by keith_wood at August 05. 2014

Previously anna jeannette Dixon wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna,

I've just started to un-box my 650ss that I dismantled 25 years ago (long story). While I was collecting the engine number for NOC registration I noticed someone has stamped "MANXMAN" across the side of the head. Just somebody in the past playing with some stamps?

rgds

keith

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at August 07. 2014
Previously keith_wood wrote:

Previously anna jeannette Dixon wrote:

Hello to all Members who own a Norton Manxman built between  November 1960 to October 1961. I am starting a register for these very rare motorcycles so all data would be helpful! 

Yours 

Anna Jeannette Dixon

Hi Anna,

I've just started to un-box my 650ss that I dismantled 25 years ago (long story). While I was collecting the engine number for NOC registration I noticed someone has stamped "MANXMAN" across the side of the head. Just somebody in the past playing with some stamps?

rgds

keith

Hello its nice to hear from owners from across the globe , we have no ideas on this one but we keep a open mind on this and see what comes up in the posting, if these motorcycles are talked about the better information comes out  and the Norton owners club and some of its members are not helping this situation  but there are providing  this tread  I started,  some please  feel free to put down what you have experienced or  information you may of come across   and  I do wish folks  would stop rubbishing  people with there  information . people like Ben Gradler we need  now he as rightly stopped  writing and his take on his experiences with these machines as now been lost,   we need to value  this type of information, and keep a open mind on this type of information,   and  listing of information could be done in a better way,   I do not let others get in my way, and excuse them,  as every one as there right to there own appinons,   this is the Democratic way,   so if any one wishes to write something on this subject   put down here!!!     Yours   Anna J Dixon          

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by nicholas_marshall at August 07. 2014

Hi Anna j i dont suppose this will be any help at all but an old mate of mine Chris Harden (now deceaced ) used to have a mate called Norman who he used to call "Norman the farmer" he had a norton manxman he lived in hertfordshire maybe Great Dunmow this was in the late 80s early 90s he rode a Laverda Jota back then maybe he is still about and still has it?    regards nick

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by michael_sullivan at August 08. 2014

Keith:

Re: MANXMAN stamping

Can you post a photo of the stamping?

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by Gary Rothman at June 12. 2017

Are you making this registry available for the members to view? It would be nice to know if there are other manxmans around.

Gary

manxman 93754

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Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 15. 2017
Previously Gary Rothman wrote:

Are you making this registry available for the members to view? It would be nice to know if there are other manxmans around.

Gary

manxman 93754

HELLO  Yes yours makes 56 worldwide up to now  and the First Manxman has been unearthed too and your date of manufacture  is stamp marked on your frame if you look  at the top lug for the engine steady plate in very small stamping is the date of build you need to remove the paintwork to see right  I put in a photo of the first Manxman below   yours  Anna j
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Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at June 15. 2017
Previously Gary Rothman wrote:

Are you making this registry available for the members to view? It would be nice to know if there are other manxmans around.

Gary

manxman 93754

HELLO  Yes yours makes 56 worldwide up to now  and the First Manxman number 18-93601 shop number 7 built on November 7th 1960 ,  has been unearthed too and your date of manufacture  is stamp marked on your frame if you look  at the top lug for the engine steady plate in very small stamping is the date of build you need to remove the paintwork to see right  I put in a photo of the first Manxman below   yours  Anna j
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Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at Sunday 16:04

Hello All  Now Unearthed   The every first Norton Manxman 650 ever built  yes the correct numbers 18-93601 shop 7   now is in need of saving, I am now told old to go for a loan as I only 16 months before retirement   the only thing can do is sell my 1954 domie  rebuilt from ground up  load of new parts on her  and would take £5350   it owes me 4950  or somewhere near this or just over more like     here photos below of  18-93601-shop 7  

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Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by robert_tuck at Sunday 18:54

That frame is well bent Anna.

Re: The Norton Manxman Register

Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at Sunday 23:11
Previously robert_tuck wrote:

That frame is well bent Anna.

hello yes it does but it's not its the trick of the light and angles of the camera shot  I do have another photo from other angles   and the frame look ok to me,   yours   anna j
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