Monday, 29 September 2014

The end of summer race.

A great Saturday for a stroll in the woods…. I have heard…But us petrol heads had other things on the mind….…. “The end of summer race” at Kala raceway.

This is me with my gang of sons…..

The BSA boys are getting ready to rumble.

This is an “I am faster than you “conversation…

“Loud pipes save lives….”

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

High Speed Motorcycling.

These brake linings came with some Norton 16 H parts. I did not know that 16H`s are capable of high speed….But only the best are good enough…..

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.