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Re: At long last!

Posted by Kevin Bell at Monday 17:03

[Sorry if this is a double post, but my internet dropped out while I was trying to post the original!]

After a couple of false starts (and a couple of thousand pounds!), finally seem to have a sorted bike . Photo is at Burwick, as far south as you can get on Orkney, and then I rode to Birsay, as far north as you can get. All told, 100 miles today and 55.6mpg. I'm a happy bunny. Time to get my entry in for the Orkney Vintage Club summer show. 

 

Kevin

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Re: At long last!

Posted by Fritz Wettstein at Monday 18:06

Congratulations Kevin, great looking bike.

Fritz

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Posted by Kevin Bell at Tuesday 08:51

Previously Fritz Wettstein wrote:

Congratulations Kevin, great looking bike.

Fritz

 

Thanks, Fritz. Laughing

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Posted by Gordon Johnston at Tuesday 13:49

Makes my one look rather shabby. You will have to venture south to that other island of Great Britain to get some proper miles in!

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Posted by Kevin Bell at Tuesday 14:15

Previously Gordon Johnston wrote:

Makes my one look rather shabby. You will have to venture south to that other island of Great Britain to get some proper miles in!

:D I do have a bit of a plan formulating, but there might not be enough time for me to finalise it!

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Posted by Dan Field at Tuesday 20:29

Nice looking bike!

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Posted by Kevin Bell at Wednesday 09:07

Previously Dan Field wrote:

Nice looking bike!

 

 

Thanks, Dan. It's running well too - (fingers crossed, pretend I didn't say that!) :D

Re: At long last!

Posted by George Phillips at Thursday 07:24

Which make of carrier is it, Kevin? And did it need fettling?

George

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Posted by Kevin Bell at Thursday 09:16

Previously George Phillips wrote:

Which make of carrier is it, Kevin? And did it need fettling?

George

Hi George

It's a Craven Carrier. It was on when I bought the bike and I thought I would take it off as it is a bit 'old man' - then I realised I AM an old man and it's damn useful! :D

I haven't worked out how to attach more than one photo to a post, so I've made a PDF with photos in. It doesn't seem as if any great amount of fettling was required, other than spacers.

Kevin

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Posted by John Hall at Thursday 15:57

Nice machine, is this the most Northerly Norton in the British Isles?

As for 55.6 Mpg, I regularly used to get 55 mpg from my BMW K75,740cc which I suppose wasn't bad!

Are the roads all twists and turns?

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Posted by Kevin Bell at Friday 10:38

Previously John Hall wrote:

Nice machine, is this the most Northerly Norton in the British Isles?

As for 55.6 Mpg, I regularly used to get 55 mpg from my BMW K75,740cc which I suppose wasn't bad!

Are the roads all twists and turns?

 

Hi John.

Thank you. Strictly speaking, I know of one, under restoration, 650SS which is about half a mile further north than me! :D

I'm anticipating a slight improvement in the consumption as the engine beds in after relining the bores, new mains and new valves.

Without exaggerating, the roads here are a fabulous mix of long straights, some gentle and some tight bends. Traffic is a joke - i.e. none to speak of, and the lack of trees gives perfect sight lines across bends. Now, if only we had more sunny days! ;)

Kevin

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Posted by anna jeannette Dixon at Sunday 14:25

Previously Kevin Bell wrote:

Previously John Hall wrote:

Nice machine, is this the most Northerly Norton in the British Isles?

As for 55.6 Mpg, I regularly used to get 55 mpg from my BMW K75,740cc which I suppose wasn't bad!

Are the roads all twists and turns?

 

Hi John.

Thank you. Strictly speaking, I know of one, under restoration, 650SS which is about half a mile further north than me! :D

I'm anticipating a slight improvement in the consumption as the engine beds in after relining the bores, new mains and new valves.

Without exaggerating, the roads here are a fabulous mix of long straights, some gentle and some tight bends. Traffic is a joke - i.e. none to speak of, and the lack of trees gives perfect sight lines across bends. Now, if only we had more sunny days! ;)

Kevin

 

Hello now looking at your rear wheel looks to me like an 18 with a 4.00 tyre  these were only fitted to export  Norton 650 Manxman  built from 7th of November 1960  well I should know as I own one     yours  Anna J

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