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45hp from a 250 is pretty impressive, but at the price of a liter bike I can't think many were bought as road machines, maybe as "cheap" starter racing bikes?

I guess the different engine configurations in rapid succession were possible due to being based on the pukka racing machines, which I'm sure were a lot more money.

Being water-cooled they wouldn't suffer from exhaust valve overheating on the reverse cylinder model, but it makes you wonder why they did it......maybe they could achieve better exhaust/expansion box design for exhaust evacuation pulses?

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Who wouldn’t want a Norton drag bike?







1968 Norton Commando Drag Bike ( Feb. 1968 ) Frame is a Kosman/Commando mix, looks to be a Honda 350 front end. 18" MT rear drag slick . 750 lower end with 850 top end ported and polished. Lectron Carbs and Hunt magneto . Last running 8 years ago. Has great compression and should run with fuel and oil tank installed. There is NO TITLE for this bike.. Pick up in person or payment via paypal. No holds  $3500
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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Allred
Fatfatboy wrote
Who wouldn’t want a Norton drag bike?
Sorta cool.....in a crude, old fashioned way.

The statement.... "should run with fuel and oil tank installed" doesn't instill too much confidence or sales prep!

I think he's sky-hi priced at $3,500...............but maybe just the Norton engine and gearbox is worth that in parts these days?

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Being water-cooled they wouldn't suffer from exhaust valve overheating on the reverse cylinder model, but it makes you wonder why they did it......maybe they could achieve better exhaust/expansion box design for exhaust evacuation pulses?

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I think they did it to derive an elegantly simple exhaust system, and maybe to also get the crankshaft a little closer to the front axle. But I believe the compromise in the design arrived with the airbox - not enough volume.
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A survivor from a shop or plant?

A brother-in-law worked at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for decades and the place was rife with Cushman things.

"Nice Cushman, man... Say, how many miles on that there Toyota forklift?"
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Fatfatboy
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Holy crap! That has to be a record.
I’m glad it’s near you and not me. I’d have to snatch that up and add the 6,000 miles and take it 50,000.

Wait,,,, Redding CA to Pacific MO,,,,,, 2011 miles.
Whew,,, dodged tha bullet.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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Fatfatboy
How about a Dirtster?







Guy wants $6,000.00 a lot less than the Pan America.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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oldironnow
And zero-tech to fail, too!
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Fatfatboy
I do see the clutch cable being an issue if the bike goes in the woods.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/427439448750535/

https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/05/suzuki-gs500f-best-used-motorcycles-entry-level-naked-bike-review/

I saw this one pop up on Marketplace.
I don’t remember seeing many of these. Looks like a 4 year only model.
Might be the little twisty road burner I’ve been thinking about.

There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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https://redding.craigslist.org/mcy/d/cottonwood-1967-bsa-650-lightning/7376130220.html

I wasn't going to show you this FatFat, it's just 20 miles from my house............ it's way over-priced anyway, and needs a lot of TLC.

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oldironnow
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https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/427439448750535/

https://www.cycleworld.com/2015/01/05/suzuki-gs500f-best-used-motorcycles-entry-level-naked-bike-review/

I saw this one pop up on Marketplace.
I don’t remember seeing many of these. Looks like a 4 year only model.
Might be the little twisty road burner I’ve been thinking about.
I've seen those in the metal, and they look kind of bloated. The original and long-issued GS500 is more attractive to me. Put some flat bars on one.... Honest bike.

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=58696.0

http://gstwins.com/gsboard/index.php?topic=71547.0


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Fatfatboy
Thanks for the links Oldiron. Looks like I dodged a bullet.
I was supposed to go look at it today but someone beat me to the punch.
I do like the goat name though.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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Fatfatboy

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Norton for sale near me. This 75 commando has popped up on market place 30 miles away.
$5,500.00 Add just says “Runs”. Nothing else.





If I hadn’t already bought three other bikes in the last month I’d at least have to go check it out.
There once was a biker named Double-Fat. Who rode all over like a cafeined gnat.
When he once tried some Frenchy booze, His skills improved the more he wooz'd-
And he was heard to mumble, "Dood- that's where it's AT!"Uncle Ernie-4-24-2011
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Allred
Fatfatboy wrote
This 75 commando has popped up on market place 30 miles away.
$5,500.00 Add just says “Runs”. Nothing else. If I hadn’t already bought three other bikes in the last month I’d at least have to go check it out.
Looks like a very tired Commando, maybe the $5,500 is better left in your pocket.


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