1960 Norton Manxman 650 twin

by anna j Dixon
( east yorkshire england )

Hello You completely missed out the Norton Manxman 650 twin Built well before the 650SS The 650SS was Built from 20th of September 1961, And in Polychromatic Blue with large tank 3.1/2 gallon painted mudguards painted primary chaincase ,so it had more painted parts and less chrome parts, and a black seat cover, The Manxman 650 was But from the 7th of November with engine number 18-93601 workshop Number 7 and 18-93602 workshop number 1 bike were taken off the line for more sorting out and testing, so the Workshop Number do not run in number order. The Norton Manxman Had more Chrome than any Norton Built before it or after , And it had this Own exhausts and silencers made in house at Bracebridge st by there crafts men also the machine had a 2.1/2 gallon tank in a peanut shape, painted in Polychrome Blue with a Red seat with White Piping , they had twin Amal 398 carburetors at first then they were changed to Twin Amal 367, They also have Sleeves fitted in the inlet tracks and had a 18 inch rear wheel , the 650ss as the 19 inch rear wheel , and The Manxman was built in limited numbers only 668 ever built, I have all data on these iconic Motorcycles Yours Anna J Dixon Founder member , of the Norton owners Club East yorkshire branch

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650ss NEW
by: Brad ally

If that's the case then the Atlas pan will work on an SS with the small tank. Also match the zues hole location on the fender with the enclosed taillight mounting bracket?

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were they any 650ss exported with small tanks NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello The Answer to this question is simple NO Has the Small 2.!/2 gallon tank was for the Manxman and later in April 20th 1962 the Atlas were fitted them for a short time then they went too the big 3.1/2 gallon tanks from then on but the seats were different has they had to match up with the tank earl manxman seat were in bright red with white piping late 1961 they gone to black with white piping , the Atlas had black seats with white piping
All 650SS had Seats in Black with white piping THE 650SS was a down grade from the Manxman Has it had less Chrome other parts were not fitted front mudguard was narrow sports type Silencer was the same as other Models , the Manxman Has its own set

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by: brad ally

Where any of the early 650ss models exported with the small tank?

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