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Old 24 Jul 2021
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A tale of two motorcycles 1967 Norton 650SS and T100 Bonneville in the Peak District

PS any chance a mod could add peak district to the title clicked the go button before I'd finished.

Hi Everyone I hope we are all keeping well over the past few days I've took my old Samsung A70 mobile out with me on a few rides. I'm in my early 30s an quite partial to British bikes I've had gsa 1200 Te's in the past an F800's before I mainly started just riding the British classics.

I'm hoping to start stretching my bike legs alot further afield I've done the borders of Scotland an down to Cornwall an back in the past.

Now bike wise my daily rider is a 1967 Norton 650SS I use her through the past 3 winters in all weathers an she never let's me down ever super reliable an brilliant to ride. Here's two older pics

Alex-6096-(ZF-0944-20606-1-001)-01 by norton.rider, on Flickr

Last year I picked a 2010 T100 up as I've been cranking that many miles on my classics I wanted something to spread the miles a bit, anyway I also got it thinking of dad trying a bike other than his gsxr750k9 as we plan some trips further afield after lots of pushing he finally had a go and loved it an on the first set of pictures he was on the Bonnie he even has started joking calling it his Bonnie so I think that was a mission success on him experiencing something other than his gixer

I was on my 650ss in those pictures

Tonight I managed to get out up to Winnats Pass on the t100 and catch a terrific sunset was pretty much up there by myself anyway hope you all enjoy some quick mobile pictures an hoping to bring a video about both the bikes as its interesting being that my main bike is the 67 Norton 650ss.

























Been out again today on the Norton 650ss rode her every day this week been some really bad weather though that's for sure, pulled up today for a few pictures.





Here's the video from one of the rides the other day, next video will be from earlier in the week on the T100 an then today's spin on the 650ss
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So had a bit of a mad week Here's the video on the 650ss really enjoyed the ride out on the 650ss dad was on the T100 again just so much fun checking out Winnats Pass the 650ss ran like a dream as per usual. Was no wind to so the video quality came out epic. Been riding on all the other days but not had the gopro with me nice to be not getting drenched all the time!

https://youtu.be/9Xwx8Hn0NJY


The next ride out I had with the gorpo was a few days post jab so just a short one this Saturday on the T100 to watch the sun go down on the Cat an Fiddle










Got out again over the past two nights unfortunately I've had a neck injury so not been able to ride that's finally on the mend although a kickstart bike is out for a while. I ended up taking the Triumph Summer screen off as the helmet buffeting was horrific being 6 foot 2.

With it removed the improvement was massive no more buffeting naturally and the Arai tour x 4 had good airflow.

I refitted the bench seat as well which massively changed the character of the bike and gave me a more sporting position similar to that on my Norton which is nice.

Here's some pictures of the adventure from both days an a lil video














https://youtu.be/A2W-6Ooep5I
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Hope you all enjoy the pics an vids so far hopefully I'll get some more touring pics soon an some proper adventures once my necks right! Hoping to do some rides up to Scotland an Cornwall an eventually over to Norway.

I need to get some luggage a nice tail pack for the day rides to go on the rear rack and a new tent to so open to any suggestions on that.

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To say I'm happy is an understatement I honestly didn't know when I'd be back on the Norton 650ss. I picked up a nasty neck injury that has taken forever to get right.

Tonight for the first time in an absolute age I've managed to get out on the 650SS. I've had to do a few things differently to usual like bump starting Al la Geoff Duke style after a few failed kickstart attempts due to the pain. The sheer joy of putting some miles on a classic British bike again utterly priceless.

I was surprisingly comfortable as always once underway. Hopefully if things go to plan with the rd250lc sale I might be doing the same on a Norton flat tanker. Bit sore now but being able to ride her again is such a relief I'll be putting a video up later in the week from the ride.

For those that don't know I did the restoration on her myself paint engine everything and have ran her for the past 3 years through every winter an shes never missed a beat an she certainly doesn't hang around.

For anyone thats interested my other videos are on under nortonrider on YouTube.




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I hope you get better from your neck injury soon.
Nice pictures of two very nice classic bikes !

and by the way, the original seat on your Triumph does look a lot better.
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Thanks Jan really appreciate the reply. Slowly does it with the neck injury but its certainly way better than it was

Yep I agree to love the look of the stock seat.
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Hi everyone hope we are all well as a few will have seen on some of the pics earlier in the week I had my first spin out on my daily rider Norton 650ss as I'm recovering from a neck injury. felt so great to get out! I had to do a few things differently bump starting her with a push rather than kick starting as it hurts my neck to much at the moment. So in true British spirit of adapting an overcoming I got out on her.

I'm still so relieved that I managed to put some miles back on her as I was going stir crazy not riding my baby felt like I'd lost a part of myself an felt amazing being back on her.

Anyway I hope you all enjoy the 2 min video as much as I did filming it for you all.

https://youtu.be/bygTBNPtFxk
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