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mthee

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Norvin
« on: April 24, 2022, 08:34:46 PM »
Ogri's bike, if I'm not mistaken, but this one is, "Not intended to be driven". Ye gods!

https://www.bikebound.com/2022/04/24/norvin/
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themoudie

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 11:40:42 PM »
Aye mthee,

Thank you for posting the link, lovely bit of kit and I suspect their old man is turning in his grave that it isn't being given wellie on a track every weekend, rather than touring shops etc.

I post the full quote:
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This motorcycle is not intended to be driven. For the moment, she is going around stores, motorcycle shows, or museums. However, it works very well! We turn it on regularly.

As for "works very well". Ballcocks! It only "works" when being ridden, not when you "Turn it on"!

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 06:51:31 AM »
As for "works very well". Ballcocks! It only "works" when being ridden, not when you "Turn it on"!
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hear hear Bill

Moto63

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2022, 06:54:36 AM »


As for "works very well". Ballcocks! It only "works" when being ridden, not when you "Turn it on"!

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I couldn’t agree more 🤦???... yes it truly is a gorgeous piece of machinery
Thanks for posting Matt

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 08:07:34 AM »


As for "works very well". Ballcocks! It only "works" when being ridden, not when you "Turn it on"!

Good health, Bill
I couldn’t agree more 🤦???... yes it truly is a gorgeous piece of machinery
Thanks for posting Matt

Criminal really that such a purposeful bike is relegated to being a show pony. Be a bit like a monk marrying 7 of 9 from Star Trek!

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 09:08:14 AM »
Agree with all the above - it's hard to know where to start.. How about: "Fortunately, Franck works in the motorcycle industry, running a communications firm for riders" - ie not a rider at all. No doubt an "influencer".
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Re: Norvin
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2022, 11:19:16 AM »
My immediate thought was that he worked for a helmet intercom company...🙉
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Re: Norvin
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2022, 12:01:19 PM »
Beautiful machine and shameful it's not being ridden!
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Re: Norvin
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2022, 12:37:00 PM »
I did leave a "Comment" on the web page, albeit more polite than that which I left in this thread and also provided a Google "French" translation. So  far no response.

However, a German gentleman left this as part of his comment "Thanks for featuring this piece of art here!"  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

These Continentals!

Off to do some spannering!  ;)

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2022, 12:56:13 PM »


However, a German gentleman left this as part of his comment "Thanks for featuring this piece of art here!"  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

These Continentals!

Off to do some spannering!  ;)

Good health, Bill
Hopefully followed by some riding Bill 😉👍👍
Have a safe, good run out

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2022, 01:35:47 PM »
Aye Michael,

No mention of "riding" the beastie!

Shares in Solvol etc!

OH! A repost to the adjacent thread post.  :o

Are you not going to finish that XBR tracker afore lashing the cash on a Himalayan boulder crusher?  ;) (Cheeky bu&&er!) ;D

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2022, 02:27:31 PM »
The main problem I have Bill  (if I can really call it a problem 🤦???) is that even tho our house build is almost complete, having literally consumed my life for the last 4 years, is that my garage and an workshop areas are still loaded to the hilt with building stuff. So until I get time to completely clear things out I’m a tad restricted as to what I can do regarding the XBR tracker project. Where as simply messing with what would ultimately be a finished bike in an Himalayan I could probably manage with the space I have. Plus I really fancy something that will plod along nicely with big bro on his Enfield.
Can’t see it taking that much work to get that kind of look with an Himalayan. 🤷???🤔🤔
I’ve not made a concrete decision as yet but definitely fancy having a go on one.
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Re: Norvin
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2022, 08:47:03 PM »
I’ve not made a concrete decision as yet

Still in housebuilding mode, eh Michael?😁 Fair play, 4 years after all.
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Re: Norvin
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2022, 07:08:06 AM »


Still in housebuilding mode, eh Michael?😁 Fair play, 4 years after all.
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Oh... very sharp, there again I didn’t expect anything less. I just keep telling myself “it’ll be worth it in the end” 👍🤞🤦???

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Re: Norvin
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2022, 08:44:02 AM »
Hi Michael

There's a Jewish saying that 'if a problem can be solved with money it's a cost not a problem'. Maybe your garage full of building stuff problem could be turned into a cost by paying a young nephew/niece/neighbour to empty it?

I know that is probably silly, but I'm going out in 10 minutes and had nothing better to do.

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