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Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:16pm PT
Gary, yeah all Norton Commando came fitted with Amals.

I took the original Amals off 15 years ago and ran with a single Mikuni.

But this spring I pulled the motor out and had a complete rebuild right down
to new camshaft, pistons, etc.

Wanted to complete the performance upgrade so bought a pair of 32mm flat slides.

Boy do they make a difference, along with fitting a new TriSpark electronic ignition!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:22pm PT
Some great wheels here. Awesome thread. Makes me miss my bike.
dammit. Yarr.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
I had that exact same bike Gary!
'74 RD250, same color too. I rode that thing everywhere. "Quick" it was.
Disaster Master

Social climber
Born in So-Cal, left my soul in far Nor-Cal.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2010 - 11:28pm PT
Gunna have to start a gang...

"Sticky Rubber Riders"?

Great pix!

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:37pm PT
Cool thread, Motorheads.

Nice photos, Pud. What year is your CR 500?

Hey Skully, you and Cade get a bike and we’ll go ride the single-tracks around Ketchum. Deal?



’95 CR 500



Some of you mountain bikers might enjoy the single-tracks out in the desert, if you don’t mind pedaling to get there. We’ve got miles of it, and it’s so much fun.


Credit: Minerals


Credit: Minerals
D739 Desert AT (Traction Action)


Braaaap!!!

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:45pm PT
I have a 68, R69S pregnant cow tank, with two sets of full Wixom fiberglass, upper and lower, and two sets of Harley fiberglass bags, VW tail lights in the shed that needs a good home if someone is interested in a restoration project.

I've been told the most lucrative option would be to part it out, but I can't quite bring myself to do that.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:50pm PT
I've had five CR500's

85,89,91,94 and my current 97

Nothin' like an open class two stroke.
locker

Social climber
Dec 23, 2010 - 11:56pm PT

"Changed barrels? Changing heads doesn't affect the displacement."...

New heads (Changed barrels) and all of whatever else was needed to get that thing turned into a beefed up one hell of a FAST 1200...

Chosa's Harley Davidson of Mesa Arizona did the majority of the work (I'm as handy as tits on a bull)...

Another friend did some of the other customizing...

Cool little bike and for a Harley...

fast as fuking sh!t!!!...

pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:04am PT
I once got fired from the FX crew on one of the 'Fast and Furious' movies for doing wheelies through basecamp on a borrowed XR100.

Too much fun !

Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:07am PT
Bigtime, Mineral Boy. We'll ride!
locker

Social climber
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:10am PT


It's dusty and dirty and even leaking a little oil (It's a Harley)...

Credit: locker
...

My third wife picked the color...

She was hot!!!...

What else "CUD" I do???...

LOL!!!...

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:13am PT
I like it, Locker.

How come you don't ride it anymore?
locker

Social climber
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:14am PT


EYES...


Credit: locker


Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:21am PT
The shark eating yer head can't be helping, either.
locker

Social climber
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:23am PT


She's actually WISPERING in my ear...

She's known in the sea as the...
















































"Sheep Fuker Wisperer"...

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:24am PT
Pity, I bet she is a blast to take out on perfect afternoons.


edit: how long have you been sleeping together?
locker

Social climber
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:28am PT



"I "SWIM" with the FISHES"...

signed...

Luca...
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:29am PT
Right on, Pud. That’s a lot of CR’s!

Had mine for almost 10 years and have rebuilt it, from the frame up, three times now. Got it pretty dialed in for the desert. My friends all call it a “dinosaur” though. Whatever, it’s a great bike.

That 650 Motard looks killer… literally. Dangerously fun. You have 2 XR 650’s? How do you like that “desert sled” compared to your 500’s? Nice collection of bikes!


Hey Frumy, is that a KDX 250, or thereabouts, left of the pumpkin? That was my first bike – a ’94.


Aye, aye, Cap’m!
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:39am PT
Funny you should say that about the XR Motard.
I high-sided that thing at Willow Springs racing in October and am just now getting back in shape. $20k in doctors bills but I have good insurance, thankfully.
I've retired it to the street and I'll try to be good there...

I ride my CR5 with guys on new CRF450's all the time and have no problem doing anything they can and more.
No comparo between the CR and XR for dirt. The XR is just too heavy.

Where are you in those pictures? Looks familiar.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 24, 2010 - 12:58am PT
Ouch! Good thing that you are all right. That doesn’t sound like fun.

One of my friends used to ride/race an XR 650. It’s a lot of bike, but he could go through gnarly rocks way faster than the rest of us. That heavy bike would just track. Now it seems that all of my riding friends are on pumpkins.

Also got an ’05 CRF 450, but it needs more suspension work, and a carb cleaning, etc. Been sitting for too long. My 500 does way better in the rocks; the 450 is so light that it just deflects off of stuff. I should work on that thing.

Uh, photos… Northern Nevada, Churchill and Pershing Counties… first photo is southern edge of Granite Springs Valley (Trinity Range in background); second photo is Shawave Range, west side of Granite Springs Valley.
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