Members Bikes

Davie's Commando

Davie’s CommandoA special appearance at our 2012 AGM was  Dr. Clive’s Commando, which, after his death, is now back in the club, having been bought by Davie.  Davie has also joined the branch (He must have, because he paid £5.00!). Welcome home, Commando!  And welcome, Davie!I

Here’s John’s Commando! . This bike is a winner of  awards, John is understandably proud!

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Johns Dommie

John bought this Dommie a few years ago to remind him of the bike he had in his youth. John and Lizzie crossed Canada in 2006 on this Dommie.

Breakfast with a Norton in Canada

Breakfast with a Norton in Canada

(Bob Put in this link because he wanted to point out that these machines can do much more than just be taken to shows. Seehttp://nortontranscanada.blogspot.com/2006_07_01_archive.html for the full story.)
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Racing Richard
Grandpa Richard has trouble acting his age.  Here he is on his (not quite standard) 500cc Dommi.  He’s often seen on Northern race circuits, as well as venturing into Belgium and Germany. His other bike’s a Manx.
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Alan's broken go-faster tappet! ok'd
Nothing but the best for Alan’s Commando. Which, of course, includes “go faster” hollow tappets.  Which, inconveniently, break off as you ride along. But a  cable tie can hold the whole lot together and get you home.
And here’s Alan on the 961 which really was Northumbria’s first!
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Clive's 19S Combo
 Clive of the hat’s  19S and sidecar. An outfit of stately grandeur.
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Ian's Model 7
 And the Lord said: “Let there be NORTONS!”  –
Ian’s Model 7 in splendour
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Bob's Working Commando
A real Working Commando!
Ridden to work come rain, shine or snow, and owned from new.  Bob’s Norton has been everywhere and has been round the clock so many times that it is getting dizzy!
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Don's mod 77.
A thing of beauty and a joy for ever!
The bike is Don’s Dommi 77 (two sevens this time!)
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And then this machine appeared at a summer 2014 club night, with Chris on top!  Not quite a barn find, but pulled out of oblivion in Northern Ireland and found to still work, though at the time he was having a little trouble getting the tyres to stay up.
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Geo Young Dommi
And here is the Dommi 88 belonging to George who joined the branch in Summer 2015. The branch sec. also has a Dommi 88,  which looks positively tatty next to George’s.  We may have to settle the matter of “which bike is best?”, by finding out “which bike goes  fastest?”
(George also converted to electronic ignition, giving the branch sec the insides of the distributor.  These ” insides” have provided faultless sparks to the sec’s machine for a “run” to Cadiz and Granada, late 2015)
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Geoff driffied triton
Here’s Jeff’s Triton. He sent this pic when he joined up, but he also has a resplendent Donnington 961 Dommiracer, of which a picture might appear shortly, with luck.
(Branch sec. is mystified why this programme chops the sides off pictures, but that’s computers for you —-)
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Park 4
And here is a big single with a difference as virtually everything inside is “racing” while the frame is old with a rigid back end.  Other John’s creation, with help from Racing Grandpa Richard.  However there is still a problem to iron out with the clutch,  and John has so many projects on the go he does not know which one to do first – but here’s hoping this machine appears on the road soon!
Graeme's Dommiracer
 We now have four “Donnington Nortons” in the branch!  A new world is dawning – and this is Graeme’s Dommiracer, which arrived at the end of the 2015 season
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