Friday, 5 September 2014

Chrome won’t get you home.

This 1944 Norton 16H was found last year.
It had been resting behind a pile of planks since 1963. The Norton arrived to the Norwegian army in the late forties. There is nothing known about the bikes history. When it was discovered it still had the tags from the army auction, dated 1963. It had never been registered for civil road use. 

It might look worn out but the bike is in good working order. The bike will be kept like this, only the necessary repairs will be done.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Big 4 summer.

This summer I have been riding the Norton Big 4 a lot. It was ready in spring and I had some miles on it before it was passed over to Gunnar who rode it in “Trondhejms ridtet” He liked it so much that he did not want to return it….

This is how it looked like in the spring….With the “loaf of bread” seat

Training the younger generation….What a happy face…

Now with sprung seat and pillion pad.

Why my hands seldom are clean…..adjustments.

When you lend somebody your bike, you get the privilege to mend it. A puncture in middle of nowhere, “Trondhjemsridtet” (I will post some pictures from the rally soon). Just imagine the sound of banjos.
Seen the registration number? B-4113 = Big 4 with 113 mm stroke…

I had ambitions to get the Steib LS 200 sidecar on the Norton this summer. The sidecar body needs more work than I first thought. …..But next year it will be ready?

The sidecar passenger has already started to line up. First in the queue is my friend Lotte.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Something for the weekend sir?

This must be the best wine to impress your wife…?

You are allowed to drink this wine and ride a veteran motorcycle……But you must have equal amounts in each leg…

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Robbery at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Last night The National Motorcycle museum was burgled and vandalized. Lots of damage done to steel silver trophies.

In April we went to the museum and had good look at the 1949 Norton Manx Daytona winner.

This is the same bike and place now:

Read more about it:

Kala Raceway, End of summer 2014

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Spring riding.

There is nothing like riding in warm spring weather. You can smell the woods, fields and the lily of the valley……Mix that with the smell of a dynamo who have decided to call it a day, and you have the ultimate “scratch and sniff” experience…
Well, people my age have nothing to do out after dark anyway…

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Free beer...

Last night I helped a friend to install a new magneto and set the ignition timing on a 1938 Ariel Red Hunter.
After he left I discovered a bottle beer he had left for me…..
I don`t need enemies when I have friends like that…..

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

National motorcycle museum visit.

 You are not supposed to go behind ropes to get a closer look at the displays……but you can’t stop thru enthusiasts…. I won`t bring them to a zoo…..

Velocette Thruxtons and ass cracks (well, nearly)…..goes together like a hand in glove….

“How to get your knee down on a motorcycle”….You got that totally wrong Gunnar.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Autojumbling, Ekeberg, Oslo.

I spendt the last week preparing for the autojumple. My intension was just to sell, not to buy.

I'm getting too old for sleeping in cars in freezing conditions.....

Well, I could not resist these treats......

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Classic motorcycle show Stafford, 2014

Some photos from Stafford.

For some a BSA A65 is the road to happiness......


JAP with Matchless comp topp end.