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Old 09-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #11
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How about something within the past say 20 yrs? I think the technology is far superior now then back then. Wouldnt you agree?
Not really. My 1969 Norton kicked ass!
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:40 PM   #12
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How about something within the past say 20 yrs? I think the technology is far superior now then back then. Wouldnt you agree?

However, I did think the Ex650 would have made more power than the Sv650 and be an all around better bike.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:47 AM   #13
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Had a 99TL loved it, but I was refering to the earlier compairision of the CB350? to CB360? Someone made.

I saw and listened to the new R1 at Indianapolis GP it deffinatly looks better in person, but imo the tail is too short. Not that Iam one to purchse soley on looks, if at all. Its more about the performance.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:51 AM   #14
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Not really. My 1969 Norton kicked ass!
I think your definition of "kick ass" is a little bit different then my definition of KICK ASS.
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Ever tried one? Featherbed only.
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I rode a Commando once? Maybe Iam wrong, but first get on the back and I'll take ya around Barber, or Road Atlanta first:]
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Commandos are nice, but Norton gave up a bit when it went to isolastics. That's why I specified the featherbed.

I'd give my eyeteeth for a wideline Manx.
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What about the vincent, ahead of its time Iv heard? Love to ride one of those. Featherbed? educate me please?
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Oh my, Vincents! Yes, in many ways they were ahead of their time.

The "featherbed" is the name Geoff Duke gave to the twin-loop frame Norton used beginning in about 1951. It was a huge improvement over earlier frames both in comfort and handling. You can see pics here.
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I see now, very cool. Would'nt this be similar to the cradle frame they use today?
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