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highbury731

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I don't see what the fuss is about, it is far less butchered than an Egli or a NorVin and if the rider is disabled he can still ride his Vin.
A NorVin usually means two good bikes have been irreparably butchered to make one bad one. But an Egli was properly designed and engineered for a more modern era. No qualms about one of those.
The bars and tank on that device are hideous, but they can easily be returned to original
 

kettlrj

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I am all for Egli's being made up from new parts as Godet has done, but many good Vincents were lost by being dismantled to provide engines for Egli's. In many cases, not very good ones, ask Howard Worrall about his Slater Egli that he has owned since 1974. My point is, that the trike may not look very nice, but it could easily be converted back to a standard Vin and is far less butchered than is the case with an Egli or a NorVin.
 

ericg

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A NorVin usually means two good bikes have been irreparably butchered to make one bad one. But an Egli was properly designed and engineered for a more modern era. No qualms about one of those.
The bars and tank on that device are hideous, but they can easily be returned to original
My Norvin handles as good as any Norton I have ridden and I've sampled a few. And it does it with Vincent power delivery.
I've also sampled some standard Vins and definitely prefer my special.
Did you ever try a good Norvin?
 

Sakura

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My Norvin handles as good as any Norton I have ridden and I've sampled a few. And it does it with Vincent power delivery.
I've also sampled some standard Vins and definitely prefer my special.
Did you ever try a good Norvin?
Don't feel the need to justify your bike against somebody else's opinion.
 

ericg

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Don't feel the need to justify your bike against somebody else's opinion.
Not my feeling. My Norvin has justified its existence itself in taking me all over Europe and back home on its own wheels so far.
It's just that the "two good bikes butchered" cliché is used too often. I can't imagine anyone breaking two complete machines to build a special, it's the other way round, Norvins are sometimes a collection of parts assembled to put another machine on the road. Let see what I will end up with this collection of parts that were on my shelves for years.DSC06898.JPG
 
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ericg

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Both wheels and forks are Norton. So the name should include a Nor or a Ton! :)
Eric
 

ericg

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The adjustable "Screw jacks" are novel.
They do work well but I didn't find a way to move and set the engine in horizontal planes so I need another pair of hands to help me slide it slowly. When in the right place designing the engine plates is a piece of cake.
Eric
 

Sakura

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Frame name always takes precedent over ancillary parts, but it's your creation, call it what you want.
 

vibrac

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Frame name always takes precedent over ancillary parts, but it's your creation, call it what you want.
Well my Triumph Greeves (ex Hawkstone) is going to be a TRIGRUMPH what ever convention says....
 

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