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 Post subject: Night Burner
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:06 pm 
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I shouldn't be asking, but I am ... :facepalm:

Any ideas where I can get specs for the night burner ? I had one back in the day and I have an itch to own another ...

I had an early one and (for my area) it was quite (very) rare - it was the only one I have seen in the flesh ! The popular burners around my way were red and yellow, blue and yellow and black and gold colour schemes.

Was it a good bike for the time / era ? I only picked it based on colour ... :lol:

Any info / pictures apreciated 8)

Anyone got one that they may part with ... ?

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:01 pm 
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Hey dude, check out raleighburner.co.uk or check dans burner resource on google. Cheers Rob


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:17 pm 
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Hi Rob,

Thanks for the response - I have been doing some digging, getting my interest up ... :facepalm: :lol:

First I asked mum as she keeps a Christmas book - but it only goes back to 87 ...

So I started checking pictures on the net. At first they weren't familiar, something not quite right with the seat, crank, decals and frame but I couldn't quite put my finger on it ...

Then I struck gold (or black and red :lol:), it was a Mk1 night burner - the seat was right (traditional style, without the fin) the crank was right (no chain guard), the decals were as I remember and the frame had the loop stays - which triggered a memory of one of mine having a sharp edge :lol:

It seems it was a late / second edition release in 83 (it was only in the late catalogue) and then the Mk2 came in 84 :D

Christmas 83 would have made me 8 so quite a cool gift - I remember seeing it in the car shop down the road from my Nan's and I just kept mithering for it ... :lol:

I have found a few scans, as soon as I can get on a PC and post them up I will add them here :D

So, do I really need another project ... :? I do want one but justification is difficult - buy one now and have it refurbed in time for my 40 ... ?

WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:40 pm 
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Scans :

Mk1 Night Burner :

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Mk1 Burner Spec :

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Catalouge Adverts For Mk1 :

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Catalouge Adverts For Mk2 :

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WD :D


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Great I've got 8 years to rebuild my brother's Night Burner I was planning to present him it on his 50th birthday.
Its in bad shape, but I'll be reading your thread as a reference!

I found this pic to start! Its a mark one I think by the look of the frame holes at headset.
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You wanna see the old beast :D
Jay


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:40 am 
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I know that green garage door!


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:44 am 
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Dude, thanks for the memories. My first bike after my Grifter phase. Absolutely beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:34 am 
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WD Pro wrote:
I do want one but justification is difficult - buy one now and have it refurbed in time for my 40 ... ?

WD :D


Are you only 33? :P :lol:

I have a full cro-mo mk2 frame stripped in the loft which I am/was planning an Extra (special) Burner build with. Probably got most of the parts too I think. Not done much with it for a few years though, and seeing as I am 40 on thursday I think that deadline is missed. :oops: :lol:

A word of warning about the Burner forums. A lot of these guys still think they are 10 years old given the behaviour of some of them. :facepalm: But some good information to be had, and some nice inspiration.

I don't know if this will help with justification, but given your normal high standards I would love to see you tackle a Burner. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:09 am 
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I noticed the night burner was a shade lighter 12kg odd.
Was this because it had spokes and not mag wheels? its lighter by 1kg except the mini burner which had smaller frame?

J


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 Post subject: Re: Night Burner
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:27 am 
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man, i had the mini night burner as a christmas pressie when i was V little. Looking forward to seeing you do another spectacular build thread WD


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