SPECIALIST IN SINGLE CYLINDER OHC, OHV & SV MACHINES
TANK NORTON BOOK (See LITERATURE & MEMOROBILIA page for more details.)
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UPDATED: 14th February 2016
DR. GEORGE COHEN, MBBS
MSc MRCPsych BA Eng
SOMERSET U. K.
TEL: +44 (0) 1460 52646
FAX: NOT AVAILABLE!
VMCC Norton Specialist Bonhams Motoring
Doctor of Reason Soldier of Fortune
Machines for Display, Film & TV and Parties!
George Cohen on 1927 TT Norton at Ginger Hall, Isle of Man
(click on image for a
cracking photo; 75KBs)
P.S. Special, displayed at Goodwood
two pictures of
INTERNATIONAL special, click on thumbnails….
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of information on this web site
This web site is dedicated to all motorcyclists who are
interested in NORTON SINGLE CYLINDER motorcycles. I have been riding, racing,
repairing and playing with these unapproachable machines for the
past thirty years, while practising as a trick-cyclist, and I am now available
to provide a service to genuine enthusiasts who share my passion. I am not a
commercial enterprise. I work on my own and this obsession with old Norton
motorcycles is my life long hobby.
My main interest is
with racing machines…….
Flat Tank Racers of the Twenties,
Internationals from the Thirties,
the fifties and early sixties,
Be-spoke Specials and ‘Bobbers’
services are, however, at all times available to give any information that may
be required which will facilitate obtaining the maximum efficiency, and we
invite Norton riders to enlist our aid whenever in doubt; our services will be
freely and willingly placed at their disposal".
This is an extract from the Norton maintenance manual of
1924 and it sums up both the philosophy of those pioneers at Bracebridge Street, now sadly gone, and myself,
still joyfully going!!
On each of these web site pages
there is an extensive amount of information about SINGLE CYLINDER
FROM A SOMERSET SHED updated 14.2.2016 (all the LATEST NEWS, a sort of ‘Blog’)
LITERATURE & MEMOROBILIA updated 14.11.2015 (BOOK
information manuals, spares lists etc)
MACHINES FOR SALE updated 14.2..2016 (machines for sale)
ENGINEERING & TUNING SERVICE updated 24.02.2013 (featuring an archive of important machines and Bobber Nortons)
EXPERT ADVICE & HINTS AND TIPS updated 21.03.2013 (MOST of the ANSWERS to your QUESTIONS are here!)
THE FLOPHOUSE 18.4 2015 Latest Project builds from the Shed
LINKS updated14.11.2015 (many very useful sites for the
Norton enthusiast, so go through them ALL, BEFORE you pester me with
questions like: “where can I get a new Rip Grottle?”
or “ How do I recondition old thrunging
sprockets? or “do you do T-shirts?”)
the ‘flying dunhill
A bespoke machine made for dunhill,
A 1920 BSA 1,000 cc V-Twin engine, a Norton rolling
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this site is always under construction, just
like an old Norton, which needs regular fettl'ing!
PLEASE BE PATIENT
FOR E-MAIL REPLIES......
THEY ARE COMING IN AS FAST AS A MANX!!
PLEASE NOTE…WHEN SENDING
PICTURES DO NOT MAKE THEM ANY BIGGER THAN 1,000 kB
and if you do not get
a reply to an e-mail enquiry it will be because:
Occasionally I get a
"failed mail" message after I have sent you a reply but for some
reason you are unable to receive.
You have written about twin
cylinder machines………no interest and no knowledge. Your letter does not make
I have not had the time to
I am not replying to mail which
does not make sense; it is immediately trashed.
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this Internet website is owned or controlled by George Cohen, his team and the
URL of www.norton.uk.com , and is
protected by worldwide copyright laws. Content may be downloaded only for
personal use for non-commercial purposes.
Content of this site may be used in blogs and copied only if credit is
given to www.norton.uk.com and a link is
made back to this site. The owners of this site will use reasonable efforts to
include up-to-date and accurate information but make no representations,
warranties, or assurances as to the accuracy, authenticity or completeness of
the information provided. The owners of this site shall not be liable for any
damages or injury resulting from your access to, or inability to access, this
Internet site, or from your reliance on any information provided at this
Internet site. Those who ‘nick’ images from this website and use them on
T-shirts, posters, pictures etc and then sell them on eBay or other
outlets....BEWARE. This has already been done a few times and so far I have not
had to take legal action, because I have demanded (and got) a free sample!!!
Disclaimer: please note that
any parts or advice given by me is accepted on the condition that you are
unable to make any sort of claim against me. So if any of you have a tendency
towards litigation, just remember that as a practising psychiatrist my
speciality was medico-legal cases!
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