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Title: Norvin
Post by: Greybeard on 29.08. 2018 17:48
Do you agree that that machine looks 'Just right'?
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: bsa-bill on 29.08. 2018 19:28
looks "alright"


to look just right it needs some rifles on it  *smile*
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: RDfella on 29.08. 2018 20:00
I have to say, NOT because this is an A series forum, OR because I have one, but in my view the Golden Flash in beige is the most beautiful bike ever. And I've owned many and obviously seen many others. The lines, from the bobtailed rear guard to the sweep of the exhaust pipes , shape of timing cover and even the shape of the cylinder fins is just perfect. Even beats the Brough Superior.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: RayC10 on 29.08. 2018 20:09
 Nice to see one that in't in Ogri style, like it a lot.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: Greybeard on 29.08. 2018 20:18
Ogri
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: muskrat on 29.08. 2018 20:40
NO, only because it's not in my shed.
Cheers
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: cyclobutch on 30.08. 2018 08:52
Is that Rick Parkington's bike?

And I would imagine I'm in the minority here, but I don't really 'get' Vincents. Get me coat (again)?
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: morris on 30.08. 2018 11:34
And I would imagine I'm in the minority here, but I don't really 'get' Vincents. Get me coat (again)?
Let's both grab our coats and go outside for a fag.... *smile*
I'm not much into Vincents neither. They look a bit weird.
But this Norvin's another story though
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: Triton Thrasher on 30.08. 2018 12:49
No.

The seat cover is coming loose.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: worntorn on 30.08. 2018 16:54
Is that Rick Parkington's bike?

And I would imagine I'm in the minority here, but I don't really 'get' Vincents. Get me coat (again)?

When you are on a Vincent first time, two up with luggage in my case, and see a big double lane mountain pass rising ahead, then roll it on and feel this big hand reach down and effortlessly shove you up the hill past all of the slow traffic, that's when the bike starts to look very good.
Powerful, smooth and old, that's what they are.
Hard to explain, you probably need to ride a well sorted one to get it.

Glen
 
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: Greybeard on 30.08. 2018 17:17
When you are on a Vincent first time, two up with luggage in my case, and see a big double lane mountain pass rising ahead, then roll it on and feel this big hand reach down and effortlessly shove you up the hill past all of the slow traffic, that's when the bike starts to look very good.
Powerful, smooth and old, that's what they are.
Hard to explain, you probably need to ride a well sorted one to get it.

Glen
Poignant!
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: LJ. on 30.08. 2018 18:52
Looks good to me, apart from that extra long exhaust tail and concentric carb.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: RDfella on 30.08. 2018 19:19
Have to agree the exhaust needs a hacksaw - and the mudguards seem a mismatch. I do like the vincent engine, however, but never been keen on those frames. I realise there are those who swear by Norton frames, but they're not for me. I got the feeling that once you'd put them into a corner, you were committed. They didn't want to change line, whereas I always found BSA frames forgiving, in that you were in control of the bike and not the other way around. Indeed, the reason I sold my triton years ago was because it unnerved me on corners on more than one occasion.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: tlmark on 30.08. 2018 19:27
love it but I love vincents and that's thanks to Ogri  ;)
saw a Norvin once at a show had modern forks and wheels twin discs and modern tyres that were trashed to the very edges so you knew it had been ridden hard and enjoyed.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: Greybeard on 30.08. 2018 21:19
I keep coming back to that picture. I think what is pleasing is that that awesome engine fills the gap completely.
Title: Re: Norvin
Post by: muskrat on 30.08. 2018 21:31
G'day RD.
I agree. When racing my A7SS and a mate had a Dommie I'd be able to take him on corners but he'd get me on the straights. We swapped bikes and the results were the same. The BSA frame did handle as well if not better than the "lumpybed".
Cheers