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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Danno » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:47 pm

I'm trying to keep fv stock as possible, but I just received a Boyer ignition to add. The 850's breathing seems adequate as-is, but I might plumb in a power brake valve like I did on the SS clone to smooth out the pulses and help preclude leaks. Also plan on doing the oil seal addition to the tach drive for the same reason.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:43 pm

Brownymark wrote:Hi Danno, staying with standard (for now), will see how it performs but I wanted to keep things as std as possible with the exception of certain improvements.
Your flood victim looks to be coming along - keep up the good work!
Cheers, Mark


Hey Mark - I have a MikesXS reed valve breather that was only on the bike 6 mos before I tore it down. It certainly worked well.

I have a Comnoz sump breather now since I am building a new motor and not concerned with keeping it stock as it was a bitsa to start.

You cold have it for $10 plus a few for shipping. Danno tells me you should buy it!

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:15 pm

Hi David,
Sorry for the delay replying, it has been a bit chaotic recently but finally some time off work to get some more done on the bike.
I am going to see how the engine runs and leaks (or otherwise) without the breather but if it does leak will get back to you as price looks good!

Fitted the clutch and alternator:
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Fitted side stand on new bracket:
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Fits perfectly against the frame and I think will be a great improvement over the clamp on stand I got with the bike:ImageImage
Rebuilt carbs with new jets, stay up floats etc. and fitted/cabled up:
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Also fitted updated ticklers:
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Polished primary cover:
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Couldn't resist fitting to see how it looks:
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Hopefully get it running over Christmas!

Great to see so much progress with all the other bikes, there is a lot of high quality and hard work going on!

All the best everyone, Mark

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby grandpaul » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:54 pm

Yours is looking good. I'm doing a lot of thumb-twiddling waiting for this & that on Rick's bike...

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:36 pm

Sweet!

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby L.A.B. » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:13 am

Mark, a common enough mistake seen all too often on Commandos, but the rear brake cable needs re-routing over the Z-plate (see below) not under.

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Tin Man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:23 pm

Great work!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:25 pm

Brake cable routed correctly (thanks L.A.B):
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ImageSafety spring fitted:
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And rear brake switch:
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New side stand works great:
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Not sure rear footrest rubbers are correct as they catch the exhaust:ImageImageImage
Remaining switchgear finished and fitted along with front brake
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Choke:
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Fitting Trispark:
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Fullauto » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:30 pm

Looking good! Nearly done.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:34 pm

Thank you - yes hopefully have it running soon :D

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby htown16 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:35 pm

While on the subject of brake cables, there is a spring that loops around the brake pedal attachment. It prevents the pedal from dropping down and digging in the ground in case the cable breaks. Not sure who in the UK has it, I get mine from Waldridges in Canada.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby MS850 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:59 pm

Brownymark wrote:
New side stand works great:
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Remaining switchgear finished and fitted along with front brake
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Hey Brownymark, You must be starting to celebrate, I see under your bench they're two bottles of Champagne are missing. :roll:

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby grandpaul » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:45 am

htown16 wrote:While on the subject of brake cables, there is a spring that loops around the brake pedal attachment. It prevents the pedal from dropping down and digging in the ground in case the cable breaks. Not sure who in the UK has it, I get mine from Waldridges in Canada.

He showed the spring installed on the pedal.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Danno » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:28 am

Can't wait to see it with the paint parts and pipes on.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:37 am

Hi htown16, yes spring fitted as spotted by Paul - Andover sell them here in the UK.

Mark,
Well spotted re the missing Champagne - I've quizzed the wife and she claims they are in the fridge :evil: !!

Should have the remaining pipe on this week, will leave the painted parts until after it's running, I've borrowed a small slave tank to start it.

All the best everyone, Mark

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