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1973 850 Norton Commando

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1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby Cycle Goon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:50 am

Kicking around the idea of selling one of my Commandos and like everything in my life, I'm doing it ass backwards and selling the running riding one and keeping the mothballed one.

I bought this bike last July 3rd in New Hampshire. Guy went over it pretty well as the bike had been sitting for some time. Rings, pistons(standard size), checked out the tranny, etc etc. Bike is all numbers matching. About the only thing I did to it was throw on new Avon tires as the ones I bought it with were pretty badly dry rotted, and a clutch cable. In August, I took it on a trip for work and it performed perfectly. The following weekend I went out with some buddies and it snapped the clutch cable.

The odometer/speedo has been inoperable since I've owned it. Guy I bought it from said it was working for him when he had it and then it stopped. It's showing 12K, I would estimate it has 18K on it, give or take. The tach works. The right turn signal stopped working for me-I suspect it is the switch. Bike has a Mikuni carb and a Tri Spark electric ignition. I just fired it up Sunday and it started on the 2nd kick and settled into a nice low idle.

It needs some things as all old bikes do but it is a running riding bike that always gets compliments wherever I take it.

Items of note-


Clutch gets pissy in excessive stop and go traffic
Could use a new chain
Likes to push some oil out the breather
Taillight is tempermental

Bike is located in Eden NY, my name is Richard and I can be reached at 716-903-2796 or richardkrant@gmail.com. $6,500

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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby jimbo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:33 am

Are those factory original roadster side covers , factory painted and hand striped? If so, will you sell them to me?

Just kidding :D nice bike GLWS
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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby Cycle Goon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:56 am

Absolutely I will sell the side covers-$6500 and it comes with some spare parts thrown in the deal

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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby jimbo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm

I am actually kind of thinking about it :lol:
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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby Cycle Goon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:19 am

Price drop to $6,000. Just fired it up this weekend and it sounds lovely. Someone buy this before it goes on Ebay

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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby jaguar » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 am

Another well priced runner taking for ever to sell?
Winter is HARD on prices it seems, or the market has changed a fair bit.

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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby Cycle Goon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:03 am

I think it's more the fact that most everyone on this site already has a Norton, or several. I'm honestly half baked on the idea of selling it and haven't really made much of an effort to sell it. When I find out how much my roof/new windows will cost me, then I'll get more motivated :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1973 850 Norton Commando

Postby qside » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:36 pm

Im not far away... in Syracuse. If I sell my Honda I may be giving you a call

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