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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:07 pm

Getting close now:-
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Everything cabled up:-
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Oil piping finished:-
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Air filter installed:-
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Need to finish off some wiring:-
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Fill with oil the try to start it! Hopefully this coming weekend :D

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Danno » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Looks great! I hope the flood bike turns out half that nice.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Both of your bikes are looking good!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:07 am

Cheers guys - both your bikes are looking great also - along with a few others on this forum which the owners must be very proud of.

Will keep you posted on the start-up if I can get my head around the last bits of wiring which is not my favourite subject.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby freefly103 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:10 am

Nice build. Looks really good.

I think the upper arm lever (part 06.0027) on the front drum brake needs to be flipped 180 deg so that both the upper and lower arms are parallel to each other. To achieve this you may have to increase the length of the cable and also the connecting rod.

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:40 am

Thanks for the tip freefly103 - I will take a look at this.
Looking forward to seeing your additional pictures.

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Scout63 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:50 pm

Thanks for so carefully posting your progress. What a great looking build.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby MS850 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:24 pm

Looks really great, :)
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:03 am

Thanks everyone for the encouragement and positive comments. Got it running this afternoon - sounds fantastic :D :D

I tried to upload a short video cannot seam to do this via photobucket :(

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:20 am

Trying again:-

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I hope it works!

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby grandpaul » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:50 am

Excellent!

Won't be long before you are out in the breeze.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby cjandme » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:06 am

Brownymark wrote:...... Got it running this afternoon - sounds fantastic ...

Well then, it looks as good as it sounds, job well done sir! :mrgreen:
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Tin Man » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:57 pm

It looks great! I'll bet you can't wait to ride it.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:44 pm

Finishing touches waiting for tank & side panels:-
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Great to remove the protective layers:-
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Wiring etc. tidied up, just need to fit tank and side panels then hopefully MOT and register in the UK - weather permitting!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:51 pm


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