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beerasoreSat Jan-17-09 06:53 PM
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"How to identify year and model of a Norton"


  

          

Hello, I just lost one of my best friends of 35 yrs. I am a marine tech of 30 yrs.He was a marine tech also. I am helping his dad who is 78 to clean up his barn where he ran a repair shop. I can just look at the boats and parts and know what they are.He has a Norton in there we need to identify.Can somebody tell me what numbers I need and where they are? When I go back and get the #s, can I post them here for help? I looked at a lot of pics on the web and only found 1 that looks like this bike. It was a 68 Commando fastback. It was the only pic that had a round emblem towards the front of the tank that I saw. This bike has the indentation but the emblems are gone. Just trying to help the family.
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John

  

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Road ScholarMon Jan-19-09 09:09 AM
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#1. "RE: How to identify year and model of a Norton"
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There are numbers on the engine, transmission and frame (at the steering head) hopefuly they match. If the machine is, in fact, a 1968 model it may or may not have had its frame swapped out in the largest recall in Norton history. If the machine is up to date it will have two weldments at the steering head (two pipes), if not you have a group of rollable parts.

Where are you located, I am very interested in acquiring a Fastback.

Bill

"Only Rich People Can Afford Poor Quailty"

  

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