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    Can anyone identify these bikes?


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    Friend of mine emailed me that pic this morning - he said they were Nortons.

    I don't know myself so I took his word for it...

    Great pic though

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    Looks more like this Triumph, to me. Note the two oil tanks, and frame shape. Also some front end

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    Norton 16H. The caption in the article actually identifies them.

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    The finned cylinder overhang and the exhaust pipe are the give away. Not many bikes with that almost straight down exhaust pipe flange. The oddly shaped tool box is also confirmation (the underwater ones are missing their lids).

    now do you want a real challenge? the bikes are sitting in the bed of a pickup truck with another similar truck parked next to it - what year and model truck are they? (and yes I do know the answer).

    bonus points if you can identify the two sedans behind the trucks (I don't know what those are).
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    The more I look at the picture, the cooler it is.
    not being sarcastic this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    Norton 16H. The caption in the article actually identifies them.

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    The finned cylinder overhang and the exhaust pipe are the give away. Not many bikes with that almost straight down exhaust pipe flange. The oddly shaped tool box is also confirmation (the underwater ones are missing their lids).

    now do you want a real challenge? the bikes are sitting in the bed of a pickup truck with another similar truck parked next to it - what year and model truck are they? (and yes I do know the answer).

    bonus points if you can identify the two sedans behind the trucks (I don't know what those are).
    Bedford QL's? Not sure about the suffix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyshep View Post
    Bedford QL's?
    Nope, Though good guess, they are too big.

    By the way, the lore on this wreck is fascinating. Apparently Jacques Cousteau visited the wreck in 1955 and raised one of the motorcycles. I wonder where that is now. Maybe I should ask Fabien.
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    Dove in Egypt a few years ago... wish I'd seen that !
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    Is the odd up turn of the end of the exhaust a modification for running thru water, like "scrambler" pipes?

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