Any one got Motorbikes?

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  1. PeteWaller

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    I will start this thread off as I have just bought this 1972 Norton Commando! Its my 3rd Commando after various Harleys and Japs. Had Nortons when I was in my teens and then again in my 20s and now I am 62 and time for another and LOVING it:) Last year i got my Custom Shop Telecaster and Princeton Reverb and now the bike HAPPY DAYS! 20210503_182931.jpg
     
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    I've owned probably 15-20 in my life, currently down to a single dirt bike.
     
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    I've owned 10 in my life. From a Yamaha YT80 all the way up to a Suzuki GS1366. None now. That Commando was always on my list though. Beautiful bike!
     
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    Thats one of those rare PBR special engines right there... ;)
     
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    After 13 years of being bikeless, I recently picked up an 04 CR250. It's a wonderful thing, getting back into the dirt. :)
     
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    That yellow Norton is a beauty!

    I have a dead 1977 Honda CB750A “Hondamatic” in my garage that I never have time to work on. It’s been waiting years for electrical repairs, and now I’ve hit the point of feeling too scared of mishaps to ride on the street, I think. Plan is to revive it and sell it later this year, but I’ve said that before.

    Also, all bets are off once I swing a leg over and hear it run again. I like having it even if I’m a big ol fraidy cat.

    Also have two old Honda Z50A mini-trails and an old Z50R, for dinking around on the farm. All need something minor to run. Now that my son’s home from school for the summer we hope to revive the 50s, even if I don’t manage to get to the 750A.

    For some reason being a 52-year-old tubbo makes me scared to ride on the street, but I still have this idea that I wish I’d not sold my YZ490. That’s probably kind of dumb, but there it is.
     
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    I'm currently on #61 in my lifetime total count, 'Trixie' is on her low 20th bike, though I'd need to ask her what her exact number is.

    We currently own five,

    our 2018 Honda GL1800...
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    my 2017 Triumph Thruxton R...
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    my 2021 W800 Kawasaki...
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    Trixie's '19 Kawasaki Z900 (to be sold)
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    Her 2018 Triumph Speedmaster, which we are driving to Denver this weekend to pick up after she bought it from an internet dealer ad last Tuesday.
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    Looks like a 1200 Sportster.
     
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    That Norton looks perfect, and quite beautiful.

    In the early to mid '70's, I lusted for a Norton Interstate, but never got one.
     
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    All i have now is road king and a low rider . Can not find pics seen 1 you have seen all.
     
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    I used to ride with the Norton owners club of Qld, though I had a Guzzi, a lot of my riding mates had Nortons.

    One year at the annual party they had a raffle for a yellow Norton like yours and my mate Fred won it.....I think he still has it.

    My best friend had a cherry red/silver 72 fastback that was polished up and would win bike shows, yet he rode that thing hard. Around the tight suburban streets you couldn't catch him, though my guzzi would get him on more open speed roads...

    love the idle sounds of a sweet norton motor.... as well as the flat out chasing the bastard sounds....:D
     
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    1200 Sportster (Nightster)
     
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    Love Nortons and Triumphs, but my King gives me comfort I am old...sort of......
    My first love was my 76 KZ900 .
     

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    I already changed the seat out for a Biltwell solo seat, and put springs back on it. It’s much, much better, but I’m still ready to get off it and stretch when I have to fill up at 80-90 miles.
     
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