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this one is easy

no need to look up this bike, you should just know it.

check out the nice job i did with ms paint.

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I want to say '60s Norton 'cause of the paint scheme, seat, and tank, but the exhaust/engine doesn't seem right for a Norton.

Hmmm...

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I want to say '60s Norton 'cause of the paint scheme, seat, and tank, but the exhaust/engine doesn't seem right for a Norton.

Hmmm...
you're not wrong.... but you're not right....

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Looks like a Vincent motor.

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just a few things, these bikes weren't produced by a manfacturer per se.

no comments on the awesome job with paint.

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just a few things, these bikes weren't produced by a manfacturer per se.

no comments on the awesome job with paint.
Is it a Norton w/ a Vincent motor? Didn't they call them "Norvins?"

ps - I won't say anything about the paint job...

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Ah ha! I was right! It is a Norvin!

http://www.thevincent.com/norvin-stein.jpg
http://www.thevincent.com/vinmodel.htm

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i thought the norvin would be a million times easier than a fuji scooter.

you got it. norvins are norton "feather bed" frames with the mighty vincent v-twin (in the heavier vincents, actually broke 150 mph at bonneville, when many bikes were lucky to break 100, i don't know how fast norvins went, like i said they were home spun fun). they weren't as common as the triton (triumph-powered nortons), but very significant custom-built bikes bike.

this one is clearly owned by fine gentleman who's into pink hair and ac/dc.

one of my favorite pics from that page is this one.

http://www.thevincent.com/terryprince-spl.jpg

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a famous picture of a man wearing nothing but a helmet, boots, and shorts laying on the rear fender with his chest against the seat while making a record pass of 150mph on a Norvin? His body looked like a naked arrow streaking along the desert. LOL
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a famous picture of a man wearing nothing but a helmet, boots, and shorts laying on the rear fender with his chest against the seat while making a record pass of 150mph on a Norvin? His body looked like a naked arrow streaking along the desert. LOL
yeah, it was on the cover of life or time magazine (i think) and it's the salt flats that he was on. apparantly, he could only hit 149.XX with his gear on, so he tried to get more streamlined by getting into swimwear. i think his helmet was actually a swimming cap. but don't quote me.

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