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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby gortnipper » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:37 pm

Very sweet, looking better than new!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Tin Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:56 am

Mark, great work!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Danno » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:57 am

Looks great! Now get out and ride it!
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby quikbrew » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:55 am

Mark, your bike looks fantastic! Do you mind telling us how much it ended-up costing? I've got a very sorry looking '73 850 Interstate in desperate need of restoration, so it would be useful to know, before I take the plunge. Unfortunately, there's a lot more parts missing on mine, so it's going to hurt!

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby cjandme » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:47 am

quikbrew wrote:..... Unfortunately, there's a lot more parts missing on mine, so it's going to hurt!

Just look at it like an opportunity to replace those parts with new and improved ones 8)
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby pantah_good » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:22 am

It only hurts if you keep track.
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby 850cmndo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:13 am

Sage advise..
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby Brownymark » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 am

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Managed to ride it up and down the road a couple of times last night when the rain in the North West of England briefly relented. Still some fine tuning to do then get it mot'd so I can register it in the UK.

With regard to quikbrew's question re cost, probably just short of £10k plus a huge amount of my time. Not cheap but not an issue as I have enjoyed every minute of it and would not hesitate to do it again.

The help, support and knowledge on this forum has been second to none and I am sure the build would have taken significantly longer without it.

Just looking forward to riding it now!

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby quikbrew » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:29 am

£10k...... :?

One daughter getting married in May, one getting engaged this weekend, the third one "going steady"....

The Commando Restoration Fund is getting very depleted before it's even started :shock:

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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby cjandme » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:57 am

quikbrew wrote:...One daughter getting married in May, one getting engaged this weekend, the third one "going steady"....

The Commando Restoration Fund is getting very depleted before it's even started :shock:

I feel your pain brother...I have 4 daughters and 2 sons. My Norton fund is in the red :(
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Re: Marks Norton Commando Rebuild

Postby quikbrew » Tue May 02, 2017 5:35 am

cjandme wrote:
quikbrew wrote:...One daughter getting married in May, one getting engaged this weekend, the third one "going steady"....

The Commando Restoration Fund is getting very depleted before it's even started :shock:

I feel your pain brother...I have 4 daughters and 2 sons. My Norton fund is in the red :(


I've decided...I'm going to sell the Fireblade to kickstart the Norton fund :idea:

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