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Old 06-08-2007, 04:02 PM   #21
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I have a high res pick of that bike from a show in chicago. It is on my site. You can really see the details. Its the first pick. Link
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:33 PM   #22
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Another chop... check out the 205 -14" radial on back...



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Old 09-24-2007, 02:35 PM   #23
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And HD diamond style primary cover...

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Old 09-24-2007, 05:50 PM   #24
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Not really chops but a couple i had in basicly stock frames

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Old 09-25-2007, 04:19 PM   #25
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Cafe Cafe is the way to go...here are my 2:
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:01 PM   #26
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Damn that green bike is killer!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:32 PM   #27
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Nortons are pretty much rockin the shit in my opinion. I rarely see them around, I'm always stoked when I see someone with one. Stock or otherwise. If you cafe the thing, it'll be cool, but you said the frame was fucked up anyway? Might as well chop it. Then you'll probably be the only guy at your local watering hole riding a Norton chop. Kick ass. Can't go wrong, either way.
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:44 PM   #28
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This chop is/was from a JJ member...can't remember who...

Snortin' Norton??

I've got a Norton basket that's getting hardtailed & minimzed (I won't try to label it chopper/bobber/whatever) - need to get a few other projects done & start working on it - here's a crappy pic of pseduo-mockup
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:00 PM   #29
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This chop is/was from a JJ member...can't remember who...

That one was by a cat who went by the name of Snortin Norton, I did the powdercoat for it. I think it kicks ass. Lost track of the guy its been a couple of years
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:50 PM   #30
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Chop a Harley,Nortons just handle too good to mess with the frame or rake
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:03 PM   #31
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Chop a Harley,Nortons just handle too good to mess with the frame or rake
Chop...Cut....rigid.....rake.... Its just the right thing to do...
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:23 PM   #32
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Surprised not to see this one here. Mike D's. I really admire this guy's work.

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Old 09-26-2007, 10:38 PM   #33
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cafe the thing, if the frame is not salvagable then the sky is the limit.I have a 63" atlas with the featherbed frame that I would like to cafe out one day. Best riding old bike I've ever rode. I like this thread !! Later Rob
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:28 PM   #34
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This is my baby. I built her in 1983 while stationed onboard the USS Okinawa LPH3 in San Diego. I sold my sportster and bought a wrecked Interstate from one of the Chiefs on ship for $100.00. The frame was tweaked but the frontend was good and so was the motor. I did have the engine rebuilt by Sonny Angel in National City. I searched for a rigid frame to put the engine on but couldn't find one anywhere. Being that I was a welder on ship and having all the material needed, I built my own. I was 3" off on the rake and did have to send off to Forking by Frank for tubes 3" over stock. She sat perfect after that. Since that time I sold it twice but, got her back twice and will never let her go again. In 2000, I had the old 750 stroked to a 1000, Dyna ignition, Andrews shaved gears, Amal Mk1 42mm carbs, 3" belt primary, custom milled cam, custom milled crank, lots of head work. Just this year, new paint (the guy I sold it to last painted it yellow. She's now Back in Black), working on making a set of pipes (what is shown in the pic are the mock-ups). She'll be up and screaming again in the spring. This Norton rocks and I've had her up near 150mph. Love my Snorton'!
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:38 PM   #35
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Hmmm, the pics didn't show in my post. Trying this one more time. Hope they show.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #36
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wow Snorton', I bet that thing will haul ass. more pics!
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:34 PM   #37
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My asshole neighbor has had a Norton sitting outside next to the garage for three years now...they won't sell it either
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:51 PM   #38
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Old thread!

I really like this one. I am a proud Norton Commando owner and I see no reason not to chop one. It's not like they are rare or anything so do it.
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Old 01-23-2008, 05:35 PM   #39
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I have a friend with a rigid framed Atlas in his garage. I don't expect to ever see it finished or running. It has been sitting in the same spot since 1971.
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Old 01-23-2008, 07:31 PM   #40
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Check out Colorado Norton Works they have some sweet bikes and a great cafeNorton Commando Custom Built Motorcycles & Norton Motorcycle Parts - Colorado
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