Picked up an 850 commando a few months ago. its a 1973 model. I'm hoping to get her all fixed up and I'm sure i will have lots of questions along the way. the PO found it in the basement of a house he bought, with the title attached to it. the title was sealed in a ziplock, so he made it part of the house purchase. seriously what are the chances. it was totally disassembled a year ago, motor and gearbox were rebuilt by an engine builder in Oklahoma City. New isolastics throughout the frame. All of the motor parts were polished and the guy purchased a boyer ignition that was included. most of the issues are cosmetic. needs paint, new headlight ears, and a few random bits and pieces. the biggest headache will be putting everything back where it belongs. this is the first norton I've ever worked on.
In case anybody is wondering, i paid 3k and he threw in a second 1970 commando 750. it was just the frame, the motor and trans, and front end. i sold it for 1500, so i only have 1500 in the 850. i want to make it back to factory fresh, so I'm going to have some questions about what goes where. Ive also got 5 boxes of parts, so I'm not even sure what I've got. i put up a wanted ad in that section, so if you see something and can help let me know. here is my photo bucket link, http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/mschlake21/library/
. i only have two pictures up there, but there will be many more to come. also my yamaha is on there if anybody is interested in jap bikes
First question. Im used to working on japanese bikes. I've done two or three of them. I'm trying to reinstall the norton clutch, and i can't find clutch bolts/springs anywhere. and instead find this goofy plate made of spring steel. Does this serve this purpose? does it even have clutch bolt/springs?