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Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Stuart SS » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:30 am

Hi Guys

As part of my renovation of my 73 Roadster I am replacing the fuel tank and the side panels .

I have been offered a Second chance offer on a set of metal duplicated side apensl to suit, out of USA . These are surpposed identical replicas but are those with the ignition switch in the left side forward corner. Were the 750s the one with this ignition switch mount possy ?

Do you know if in fact they are all the same ? I know it has been a bit of a night mare with replicas actually fitting as well ! (??)

Your thoughts appreciated ~

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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby L.A.B. » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:20 am

Stuart SS wrote:I have been offered a Second chance offer on a set of metal duplicated side apensl to suit, out of USA . These are surpposed identical replicas but are those with the ignition switch in the left side forward corner. Were the 750s the one with this ignition switch mount possy ?


Not only are those side panels with the hole for the ignition switch on the left panel a different shape to the 1971-on Roadster panels, but they were fitted to the 1969-70 'S' and '70 Roadster central oil tank models where the battery is accessed from the right hand side, so they aren't suitable for a 1971-on model with a R/H mounted oil tank and L/H battery access.
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Flo » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:54 am

I have a pair of pattern side panels for a roadster, had them about 15 years now. Never got them to fit.
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby swooshdave » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:30 pm

Flo wrote:I have a pair of pattern side panels for a roadster, had them about 15 years now. Never got them to fit.
Ashtray anyone?


If you weren't over there I'd tell you to send them to me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Cheesy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:54 pm

L.A.B. wrote:
Stuart SS wrote:I have been offered a Second chance offer on a set of metal duplicated side apensl to suit, out of USA . These are surpposed identical replicas but are those with the ignition switch in the left side forward corner. Were the 750s the one with this ignition switch mount possy ?


Not only are those side panels with the hole for the ignition switch on the left panel a different shape to the 1971-on Roadster panels, but they were fitted to the 1969-70 'S' and '70 Roadster central oil tank models where the battery is accessed from the right hand side, so they aren't suitable for a 1971-on model with a R/H mounted oil tank and L/H battery access.


These are the original side panels off my 71 Roadster, now this may or may not be true but I was told that the Canadian models (which this bike was) had this style of side panel later than other regions, Im not sure I like the upwards forward slope on the LHS panel though

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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby L.A.B. » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:15 pm

Cheesy wrote:These are the original side panels off my 71 Roadster, now this may or may not be true but I was told that the Canadian models (which this bike was) had this style of side panel later than other regions, Im not sure I like the upwards forward slope on the LHS panel though



That would be odd-literally ?
http://www.classicbike.biz/Norton/Broch ... mmando.pdf

Where would the tool roll go? Or has that left hand panel got a tool pouch?
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby swooshdave » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:54 pm

What he means is the Canadians got the left over 70 bikes in 72 and were told they were the latest models. :mrgreen:
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Orsonoce » Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:57 pm

Flo wrote:I have a pair of pattern side panels for a roadster, had them about 15 years now. Never got them to fit.
Ashtray anyone?



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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Cheesy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:04 pm

L.A.B. wrote:
Cheesy wrote:These are the original side panels off my 71 Roadster, now this may or may not be true but I was told that the Canadian models (which this bike was) had this style of side panel later than other regions, Im not sure I like the upwards forward slope on the LHS panel though



That would be odd-literally ?
http://www.classicbike.biz/Norton/Broch ... mmando.pdf

Where would the tool roll go? Or has that left hand panel got a tool pouch?


I have no idea where the tool pouch would be, it is long gone, Ill have a look at the cover tonight to see if there is anything inside it. The story I was told that it was a Canadian model and they requested that position for the key seems feasible as we all know the Brits were good at using up old stock/phasing in model changes etc. Other than the side covers it is definitely a 71 in terms of frame tag (April 71), black cylinder, chain guard.
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby shrugger » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:34 pm

I'm pretty sure a black cylinder would be from a 72 combat or a 73 750.
Check that PDF again. No black jugs to be found. It's not really a big deal however.
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Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Stuart SS » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:07 pm

Thanks blokes for the prompt responses ~

Here is the actual link that was originally offering the covers in question ~

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Josh Cox » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:49 pm

Hey Stuart,

Which part of FNQ are you at ?.

I have a RH panel that should be correct for your bike (used).

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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Rohan » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:46 pm

Stuart SS wrote:Thanks blokes for the prompt responses ~

Here is the actual link that was originally offering the covers in question ~



Definitely not 850 sidecovers, of any kind.
Always be aware that some sellers have no idea.....

(If they don't have a Norton, this is hardly surprising ?)

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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:34 pm

I sent areply and he came back with the following coment;

Hey,

These covers are for the Early S type commando roadsters, Where the oil tank is in the center of the left & right side covers. The hole in the cover is for the ignition switch.

I have pics of these covers on a Commando frame. They seem to fit perfectly. I can send the pics to you, and you can see for yourself if they will fit on your Commando or not.


Thanks
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Seems "Bruce" would save himself a lot of grief by stating that on the EBay listing (?)
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Re: Commando Replica Side panels

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:22 am

hey Josh ~

What about thsi change in weather ~ Fristly we getthe first real winter for some years and now it has not stopped chucking down rain for the past week ~

I spent best part of my ten days off sorting a carb issue with the Trident and only managed to get a few klicks !

Then it started raining the next day after finally getting the Trident firing on all three ~ So have not been able to even get some serious riding in ~ let alone front up at the Classic Sunday ride ~

Yesterday I actually thought about breaking out the water proofs ~

Slowly getting the new parts together for the Commando face lift ~

New Wassell seat , zorst roses and misc ~ plus ordered more bling SS parts ~ no resolve yet on the LH side panel ~


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