Posts Tagged ‘Daytona’

Racer 2010 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2010

2010: The Kindness Of Strangers   Winter 2009: Spot the race bike? This has become a repetitive story - bike gets built, bike gets raced, bike gets torn down , bike gets built back up again... I suppose the difference this year is wanting to step it up a little more than before. I have contemplated building up a new motor for some time, and the time is now. After working through the details I have been fortunate enough to land a few sponsors who are willing to stick their necks ... read more

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Racer 2009 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2009

2009: Time to fire up the lawnmower again   Winter 2008/2009 Long Before any season starts a racer must sit down and come to terms with their abuse and destruction they have inflicted on their beloved machines the previous year. I had somehow managed to crack my Seeley frame at the upper left rear engine mount tab. The forces of the drive had created a crack that ran entirely around the crosstube. No problem I say... tear the bike completely down, chuck the frame in my car and drive ... read more

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Racer 2008 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer: 2008

January 2008:Without a heart! Here sits a lonely 1962 Featherbed frame and bits. The motor has been removed so I can check the balance factor. The bike shook last year, and it was time to get that sorted. Off to Lindskog's with the crank, rods, pistons, pins, clips, etc. I'm working on some new things for 2008, but I'll leave it at that for now. In the meantime, I'm amassing all the pieces necessary to get a bike back out on the track and defend my championship. Daytona looms. ... read more

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Racer 2007 | The Evolution of a Norton Racer

January 2007: I've been racing long enough now to see a recurring theme emerge. Rebuilding after each season is a gross understatement. This is my 1962 Slimline frame sitting on Great Jones street in Manhattan sometime in January 2007 after a healthy dose of media blasting; this so I can find the cracks and flaws hidden under the paint. I present the 2007 rebuild. Chasing that chatter that plagued me in '06.   After some crack repairs (see the front mount for spot welds) it was determined that this old ... read more

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