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Old 03-29-2009, 12:08 AM   #1
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HERE WE GO BACK TO GETHER AGAIN.( A Nortons 30 year wait in a box.)

Cripes where to start.
me i spose, put a face to it and all that.


My son in law bought this bike off a bloke in Lismore N.S.W.
5 years ago.



Apparantly he had it in his shed for 20 plus years.
So it cost him $ 2,400 can't remember why he needed to sell it but i had first dibs.
I had sold my K100 because i couldnt slow down on it, i just love speed.
Lismore to Maryborough (456 km) under 5 hrs is insane, i was going to jail or get dead.
very sad day when i sold that



So back to the ES2,
it was used as a hillclimber in grafton before that, hence the knobbies.
going on the style of the back mudguard it came from the african campain
before that, which is hard to work out as its a 1947 frame and 46 motor.

Dejadog faithfully guarded it in the garage for 3 years.



so i offered him 2,400 for it when he hummed a bit about wanting money for something.
arnt i a good father in law, not.
did i tell you that the sidecar in the back ground came with it.



Deal done carted it up to maryborough.
put the chair on ebay
took 2 goes at it till it SOLD for $ 1,400.00
Thats right 1,400.00 fookin dollars...
Ive now got a 1947 NORTON ES2 for a grand .
let the spending/restoring begin.



first things first put it all together.
new rings rebore etc etc....

< yes i stole the images, i forgot to take a pic as i rebuilt the donk. >


While this was going on i scoured ebay for the parts that were missing
battery, footpegs, speedo, amp meter , etc boring, etc....
got it to this stage 98% ish... cost back up to around $ 1800 now.
nearly the cost of a 10 year old beagle dog, Vet's dat's another story.


Moved to Cordalba 10 mins north of childers , you should see this place
1 pub only town of 50 or 60 athethist's as far as i can work out
3 churches all converted in to living quarters ( as they should be)...



our pub

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Right, pull the whole thing to bits again ,
Visions of 1 box for chroming,
Another for painting.
in the meantime kids are getting married,
ex wifes are sending me invoices ??
dogs are getting sick etc etc ad boring nausium etc,



fuckin broke again.Luckily.
As the chrome bloke in bundy looked,
laughed, waved me back outside, nice bloke.
he is actually.
both wheel rims, floggin a dead horse.



Didnt think the back one was all that bad.



no worries, I'm over it,
ill buy new instead of repairing...
$ 560 each !!
what ,,
il get back to ya,
yer right.

Other box to the painting man
that went a bit quicker , $ 1200.00 to sandy blasty and paint
I explained again that i only wanted a shiny black finish on the bits and
the tank needed to be silver like on a comador car.
"OOO" fookin light bulb moment here ,
the tank will be $ 600 extra it states,
More than what i paid for the whole thing....
some blokes are pschyic i reackon,
cya later,
have a nice day.
Buy 4 cans black 2 grey on way home, solved that.

Time to put it all back together again



OK well i've been carting this zuki 860 frame around





and a leyland alloy V8 around for a few years with the idea of making a
v8 bike to play on in the paddock when i retire... !
WHY CAUSE i was exposed to E.J. Potter as a 9 year old child.
my father didnt know what he was doing,
that night at surfers dragway changed quit a few neuro's in me head.
we'll ive been good at math's ever since also... !




http://www.draglist.com/artman/publi...cle_1030.shtml

Buggar.... spose i can pull the front end off it and stick it on the norton,
dont supose the old dudes with the funny number plates will notice or care ?
Modify the steering head ,
switch from ball's to rollers too easy,2 bushes $ 55.00



finished to easy..

So i expected the back wheel to be as easier,
Idiot ....





New axel is easy,my man says..
grafting a sproket onto a shaft driven mag wheel
and retaining the cush drive will take an extra week.

Mate im on a deadline here,
i have to go to Springsure in 6 weeks.
Now this engineer is a good bloke but a bit cheeky
and disrespectral of the age difference..
He laughs, you can walk 360 miles in 6 weeks,
at least he converts it back into miles for me..

All the help is laughing all the time at least their happy..
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While i wait for the axel to be made and the sprocket to come.
i start tightening up bolts etc..doing a bit of painting,
putting stuff back that i cleaned ages ago ie gearbox , etc...


must put some oil in that box.


will probable wire it up next week. That will be interesting
as i fancy my self as a bit of an sparky..

Did i tell ya bout the trailer, probably not.
Anyway might leave that one for barb to tell
as she hasnt shut up about it since i fixed it's blinkers, not...


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Old 03-29-2009, 12:10 AM   #2
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Step two.

THAT trailer.....


ok, got the sad old thing cheap from brother- in- law, was a heap of rust , but , registered to go on road and we were moving house !

We had to spend another $100 to get the rustbucket made stronger , so that it was capable of carrying the beloved motorbikes from Maryborough to Cordalba...and to our surprise it got up here in one piece !

It's great for taking crap to the dump,but the lights were always going on it, SO Jock 'fixed' it by re-wiring it,now every time it goes on his car, the lights and blinkers go out on the car and the trailer ! Too dodgy,needs to be dumped,but Jock won't hear of it, there's always a place for a bit more junk, ya never know when it may come in handy....

I say re wire it , get it going properly ,or F*** it off !
Barb


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Old 03-29-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:56 AM   #4
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great stuff. ask atgreg to shift it to old school, where the inmates live for this stuff.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:05 AM   #5
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Great stuff more please.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:23 AM   #6
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What the F@*k is this Old fella bit! I'm his age and just a youngster at heart


geesusss you young people!
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:59 AM   #7
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legendary old ozy
can you restore my postie bike?
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What the F@*k is this Old fella bit! I'm his age and just a youngster at heart


geesusss you young people!

At least I don't LOOK as old as Ozy. But they say a beard always adds years
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:13 AM   #9
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Love the Beagle mate!! I still have two of the silly things, my old bloke died last year!!
Keep the pics coming!
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Keep it comin old fulla shit
fixt, Thanks, An there's plenty more to come .
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great stuff. ask atgreg to shift it to old school, where the inmates live for this stuff.
No thanks,, You ever had a look in there ?.... 194 pages of threads.
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..... Sunday is a looonnng time to wait for the next installment.
You could tell us about the trailer while we wait ?????
Barb has done her side of the story , ill get to mine, after i work out how she knew my password was the same as the name i call me dick .
cheeky whench logged in as me and put that up.
going to a wedding next weekend so ill post me progress on thursday night.
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can you restore my postie bike?
corse i can, I'll do it in me head, post it across with 2 rattel cans of your prefered color
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At least I don't LOOK as old as Ozy. But they say a beard always adds years
At least 20, last time i looked in the mirror nacked.
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Love the Beagle mate!! I still have two of the silly things, my old bloke died last year!!
Keep the pics coming!
yours may be silly, mine are stupid.
more pic's .... OK .....
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Good stuff old fella. I love Nortons as most here will atest, i'm really gonna have to get another one. I like the wheels, very creative, can't wait for it to be finished
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I love Nortons as most here will atest, i'm really gonna have to get another one. I like the wheels, very creative, can't wait for it to be finished
Thanks , i followed the build of your duke, very neat. hope it hold's to-gether in the rough stuff for you. i saw one the other day in town a bit beaten up, thought to meself bit of paint, change the suspension a bit ( wunder what the wreckers got laying around fork wise) lengthen the swing arm a bit, nobbies
and im in the bull dust big time,
funny thing the sub conciouse huh !
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this thread is so good ...... cant wait till thursday
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this thread is so good ...... cant wait till thursday
JEZUS where do i plug the blinkars into this 6 volt positive bloody earth all black wires covered in cotton setup.



i know i said i'd be doin the electric's thursday night and i might yet.
Went to town to-day talked to larry the lath lizard.. axel will be ready friday arvo, wasent expecting that ! he got a 5/8 pitch sproket out of his head some how.
Told em they were the best in the world gonna nomernate em for the best service buisness etc ( and i will.) but failed to tell em im going to sydney on friday arvo for barb's daughters wedding in the fookin north shore , Palm Beach achtually....
So ive had to have a bit of a slash and some edge trimming done, local chick in the saloon did it for 15.00 so im sorry if your in The Noorth Shoore this weekend you probably wont know who i am cause i look different to me pic at the start.
I love it how as ya get older your mind just wanders of by itself for a while.
Right back to left of the center, Whilst ( might use that word a fair bit this weekend) Whilst in town i investagated geting unnamed as yet m/cycle registered, I really just wanted to know would they do a road worthy check with old tyers on it and if they pass it,
ill put new rubber on then take it over the pits...
No need mate if we pass it you leave here ( bike shop) registered..
Got em to repeat that in me other ear,
it balanced.
How can ya do that it's 2009 the year of the paranoid polly,
Easy we've got a mechanic here who builds his own bike's knows all the engineering mumbo fukin jumbo call brissy they have a great old time on the phone, give you a plate off ya go , on ya bike.
have a look, got a stack of em on the shelf (plates)....
fuck, sounds like some sorta religiouse movement to me.
Do you want to have a yarn with him,
Knoath, hang on i'll get me camera.

( this fukin camera has a 1 giggly bit's of memory card and runs the battery dry keepin it alive or maybee its the 1000 stupid differt settings that its capable of rembering that flattens the bats after 7 pics,
But i can take 2300 pics if i could plug the bugger into the mains.)

sorry ..
Round i go and heres this nice little guy almost sweet actually
he says hellooo I say howdy wass happening ( practicing for the week-end) poser...
Have a bit of a yarn with this dude he's pretty switched one and appears to be the duck nuts.
He points over me shoulder and say I worked it all out when i was building that and getting it regoed.
Fuck im lookin at this big black thing with a bloody armchair bolted on where the back wheel should have been,
i said didnt the honda badges throw em abit.
Not that ya nong the white one.

Ooo I took pic's ,have a look, you work it out..
If he can get that regoed,
a 60 year as yet un-named motor cycle should be a formality.



no funny smilies till i get me plate, OK....



Personally id be patenting the steering system, Evinrude have already, ok then...



I'll try and upload some electrifyingly interesting wireing stuff to-morrow before i hop on the airy plane to the noorth shuuureee... yes ill get permission to put a few pics up of from the festivities...
Ill get back at barb for the trailer massacre at the same time, she's terrified of planes.......
Dog's i hear you say,
Recovering well thanks.... a dog sitter's and house guard is driving up as we write/read.


Stupid dog...

Hope all you folk down coffs way are ok looks like global dampening is kickin in hard...
Belligen jezz bummer twice now..

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Ozy....Sir,,,,you are a fkn champion Best report I've read in years. Between your writing and Steve's, this is better than TV. Thanks.
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