snort'n Norton, the pointless? thread

gggGary

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Wonder what the cam looks like? Was it run like that or do you know?
Cam looks good pistons not so much. Haven't removed the valves yet.
AKA the money pit.
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What exactly are we looking at here, it looks like the engine case has taken a hit?
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Aren’t they all? :whistle:
front sprocket drive chain.
There was other evidence it prolly broke a chain.
Tranny # doesn't match engine n frame.

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Broken "fence" is part of inner primary cover.
 

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@Zonie (and others) cam opinion? followers look good barely discernible polish line in middle.
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The joys of Brit bike ownership... :laugh2:

Joy=inverse/cost... :cautious:
Hi Jim,
in the Northern Prairie climate all you can do with a Japanese bike in winter is wait for summer.
Owning a Britbike gives you the joy of tinkering with it all winter so it'll run next summer.
And yeah, one also needs a heated garage.
 

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As long as the "shootout" doesn't include running an endurance event against competently fettled Yamahas, you'll be fine, Gary. If it does, you may be mocked and reviled. Hey, did I ever tell you the one about the certified Norton mechanic, the University of Illinois graduate electrical engineer, and the Norton Electra? The Prince of Darkness ruled them all, and he didn't need no stinkin' ring to do it.
Hey Chavez will be there, so I'll look good in comparison to his "reliable" ride last year? :lmao:
 

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Been measuring in my know nothing way on the Norton 850 motor trying to read the tea leaves on what went wrong. Compared to an XS 650 .002" clearance, pistons are WAY undersize for the "recent" bore job, who knows what led to this being "thrown together" checking at unworn areas of the pistons an .008" feeler easily fit. bore gauge mic showed the same, pistons .007 smaller than the bore. Apparently much bigger difference is normal still looking but found .0055" as one "proper" clearance measurement.
 
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