Tuesday, 7 August 2012


Called at Neil's last week and took a couple of pics of his Norton Ironhead Cafe racer (is it me or is "Norley" just wrong ?). The real mccoy, built many years ago, it is a wideline with 1000cc Ironhead Sportster motor on a big Dellorto, gearbox is chopped and in its place it uses a Commando box and chaincases. Other trick period stuff include the twin BSA front brakes back to back. He is planning a very noisy trip to the MGP on it next year.

He's also just picked up this old Matchless 500, sat unused since it was a £10 field bike back in the 60s. Gave it a wipe,  put new fuel in and cleaned the points....you know the rest. Hopefully its going back on the road just as it is, pukka.


WhitelinePsycho said...

Sublime stuff, losing the 'box blows my mind, what a job.

Guy@GK said...

Narley by name knarley by nature.