Okay I like it. I could see myself riding it. But I will never ever pay that amount for a bike. I want to get an electric bike for my 7 mile commute to work, but there’s just no way to justify that price for what I need.
You did say you wanted David Tracy to branch out from just Jeeps...
When I think Dad Car, I think of what my dad had that was the most memorable. One of these two:
Ah I hadn’t thought of cartoons. Good choice!
What’s your favorite historical show cars-wise? I liked some of what they had on The Crown.
Anyone else excited to see what vehicles will be in the AMC show NOS4A2? 1930's RR Wraith, and hopefully some vintage motorcycles!
Best horn I ever heard or had the pleasure of using was on my dad’s 1996 Buick Roadmaster. It had this similarity to a freight train that just isn’t on cars these days. If my horn wasn’t buried under so much crap in my current car i’d swap it out in no time.
Truck Yeah? Nah man. Truck Meh.
Ugh. Not again. Lucky Jeans was selling some shirts that had a Norton motorcycle on them. The problem? the bike is a Triumph. And a new one at that.
This happened to my sister. Handcuffs and everything. Her situation was through a courtesy vehicle at a dealer. Apparently no one put it in the system that she had it, so they marked it as stolen. Good times.
Not sure if it’s a typo or not, but a pretensioner is not the same as a tensioner. The pretensioner uses an small explosive charge to pull the belt in tighter upon impact. First seen in luxury vehicles. A tensioner is a passive system that’s been around forever that uses internal inertia to simply lock the belt in its…
Sounds like Lucas has a Yugoslavian brother. Lukos?
C’mon Keanu! Norton featherbed frame ≠ rubber mounted. The featherbed frame was developed prior to the Commando (pre 1967). The Isolastic mounting system was introduced on the Commando, which used rubber mounts to isolate the vibration of the engine/gearbox/swingarm from the rider. It’s a different frame altogether.
I’ve got its sister, the Acadia, and I’m quite pleased with it. The engine does feel a bit sluggish if you’re towing anything (5400 pound capacity!) but for a daily driver it’s a comfortable ride. And the dual car seats work really well. I tend to refer to it as a lifted minivan, which it does feel like.
I’ve pulled every possible Lucas part out of my Norton and replaced with modern equivalent pieces. Some stuff is hen’s teeth but I’m willing to forego authenticity for reliability and knowing that I won’t get stranded by a 1970's electrical component.
My first experience driving a manual was in my sister’s 2000 Golf. She had told me that it was a great car to learn on because the clutch was forgiving. Lies. It had a rebuilt clutch that was not forgiving at all. Plus it was a turbo.
Here’s a thought - Make a small truck out of the Flex. Single cab, decent size bed. Low bed for easier loading. Wasn’t Ford saying they were making a truck smaller than the Ranger? IT ALREADY EXISTS IN WAGON FORM!
“Well here’s your problem. The engine’s in the wrong place!”
Most of those issues can be addressed. I’m going about it with the plan to make it as reliable as possible while still maintaining that quintessential Norton feel. Rebuilt engine, electronic ignition, Vernier isolastics, crankcase breather mod, belt drive for Primary (eventually), Mikuni single carb conversion, all…