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what is it ??
« on: July 07, 2013, 01:37:30 am »
have seen people doing this on other sites . kind of a game i guess. here's one to start .
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 09:30:27 am »
1950 Nimbus

(It listed the name of the pic on the bottom) :)

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 02:01:29 pm »
yeah , i didn't know that part would post. i'll try a new one. i never heard of a nimbus?
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 02:25:57 pm »
I only know of the Nimbus series brooms. The new 2001 is one fast flier! :)

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 07:53:24 am »
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Re: Re: what is it ??
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 11:03:46 pm »
Got anymore to keep this going skeeter

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2013, 11:59:15 pm »
what year ? & this is stock .
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2013, 08:40:14 am »
2012ish Norton Commando. Love those things. Bit spendy though.

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2013, 11:22:20 am »
I kinda like that bike. Don't think I would own it

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Re: Re: what is it ??
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2013, 12:08:38 pm »
Live the look of that bike! Classic look with modern tech. Awesome bike

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2013, 08:02:14 pm »
I want to see a sport bike done up to see

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2013, 11:55:25 pm »
well here is one
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Re: Re: what is it ??
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 03:46:40 am »
Crap! I know this one but I am drawing a blank. This bike came in a 1cyl or 6cyl as pictured.

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 03:35:24 pm »
The logo looks to be an Excelsior Henderson.

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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 11:01:14 pm »
The chasis looks to be an excelsior Henderson but the engine looks off to me.

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 11:32:06 pm »
another one
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 11:35:41 pm »
shoot , the names keep coming thru. so , who was a famous guy that out killed on one of these? i'll bet a beer that nobody knows without looking it up on the web , 
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2013, 09:09:55 am »
shoot , the names keep coming thru. so , who was a famous guy that out killed on one of these? i'll bet a beer that nobody knows without looking it up on the web , 

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 08:37:32 am »
No idea who was killed (or did the killing) related to this bike. 

Would like to hear the story though.    :pop

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 06:45:52 pm »
This was always one of my Dad's favorites.. He called it a Black Widow because it was so dangerous at the time.  Can you guess?
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2013, 01:40:13 am »
48/53 vincent black shadow. all shadows had blacked out motors. the rapide didn't . the famous black lighting was so rare, but this pic might be one. i am thinking shadow . there was one shadow in knoxville in the late 60s . i used to see it running around.used to see it at tyson park. it was hell to kick ,but when it did hit , you could feel the power just standing there next to it. we didn't really know what it was ,but everybody said that was the fastest thing going at the time. in 1948 "rollie free" rode one to 150.2 mph at bonneville. about all they did to it was turn the head lite around & put aereo ? gas in it . also he only wore his shorts to get to 150 . in 1948. i am not that old ,but old bikers of the time have told me ,it was like hearing somebody went to the moon, 150 on a stock bike in 1948. i don't know of a stock car that would do that in 48. nobody could afford one then & anybody i know can now .
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2013, 11:12:18 pm »
Right on.  Pic said 1950 Black Shadow. They were hot in Atlanta back then but all the young idiots with money went too fast to keep from hitting something or dropping it.  My dad loved em but was scared of them.  Before going to Vietnam Nam in 68 a buddy of his wrecked one out just down the block from his house.  Because they used the engine itself as a structural piece instead of a full frame they tended to just fly apart on impact. 

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2013, 12:31:20 am »
this is a trick.
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2013, 09:13:23 pm »
That would be a Norvin.

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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2013, 11:58:04 pm »
yup ,8ball, vincent motor on a feather bed ? norton frame . is to next. that's a good one . i know , but i'll let people try .
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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2013, 12:00:49 am »
next.
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2013, 02:39:15 am »
8Ball's is the Indian 841. You can see one on display at Barber. (If you have never been to Barber, shame on you!)

I'm not sure on Skeeter's. Never seen one before. The engine looks like a transversed Moto Guzzy lump.
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2013, 11:13:10 pm »
That would made me real curious so I done some research..
Found out this is a one off bike that a guy worked on for several years. Obviously it's a Raven from the tank. ian is right. It have a Moto Guzzi Motor but a Norton Trans. Also he used a 68 Honda 350 suspension, wheels, & brakes. Really cool and great build. I loved reading about it. Thanks for that opportunity skeeter. :n21 Pretty cool.
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Here's a pic of the moto guzzi motor and norton gear box.

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« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2013, 01:19:35 am »
huh
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Re: what is it ??
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2013, 03:54:09 pm »
Some people have waaaaaaay too much time (and money) on their hands!

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