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Post by Assen » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Hi all,
After years whithout a rotaryengined motorbike, i'm back in the game...I just bought 044! For no were near the asking price, so i'm happy with the deal. Soon Chas Mortimer will deliver the bike to my doorstep.
First thing i do is a metamorphosis to the bike. From Tornado to Classic.
This should please Richard N. i think?
Hope to have lots of nice rides and pleasure of ownership of nr 044!!

Saw on Facebook that my old Commander in JPS-colors is still in very fine condition! Good news!

Vriendelijke groet!!

Jannes Geertsma
Assen NL.

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Post by kanonkopdrinker » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Welcome back to the fold, Jannes!!
David

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Post by Richard Negus » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am

Assen wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:18 pm
This should please Richard N. i think?
Hi Jannes,
What a relief!
It makes me VERY happy that a Norton enthusiast has become the owner of 044.
On behalf of all the people who engineered and manufactured 044, I look forward to seeing it as we intended.
Regards,
Richard
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Post by robring » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:44 pm

Funny whilst driving my rotaries over the last few years the question why did Richard sell his bike came almost every trip, was I in the wrong and should I be selling mine? This is really reasurring great news:_) Rob Ring

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Post by robring » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:49 pm

Sorry mis-read the post, its not Richard who has bought 044...not good for my thought processes!

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Post by Richard Negus » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:51 am

Hi Rob,
Just to reassure you, I didn't part with F750 because I didn't like it, more that as various illnesses happened, I became too feeble to handle its bulk.
I am pleased that the current owner is using it for the purpose I intended - long distance touring.
I replaced F750 with an Interpol-based Classic replica which ended up with a Commander engine.
That in turn has been replaced by an Aprilia 750 Shiver. The tank is too small and the seat too thin, but at least I can get on and off without too much of a pantomime. Touring Scotland is, unfortunately, out of the question.
R.
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Post by johnbirchjar » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:40 pm

Excuse me if I seem a trifle confused smiley,but I have never heard of a "Norton Rotory Tornado"!!J.B.

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Post by Assen » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:51 am

John, you know the bike, 044. It is a Classic that the last owner changed in a BSA Tornado.
It s the red BSA Tornado badged Classic. Its been in the clubmag and in the forum!

Jannes

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Post by johnbirchjar » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:10 pm

All has now been revealed Very Happy,thank you,enjoy your bike,ride safe,J.B.

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Post by Dean-Harris » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:52 am

Please send me a PM I have some paperwork for that bike, I bought my Hignett Commander, in the file was some stuff relating to the Tornado.
I called the shop yesterday to buy the bike but you got in first.

Dean Harris

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