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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby pressureangle » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:35 pm

MS850 wrote:
Hey Eric, curious are older Guzzi parts easy to find?
You'll find Norton parts are mostly all available.


Yes, nearly everything is available with the exception of course of very old or unusual models. Pretty much any V-twin is easy enough.

The biggest problem is with actual restoration, stock parts are rare in the U.S. If you need stock body parts, (or pretty much any at all) Teo Lamers in the Netherlands is probably the biggest Guzzi breaker in the world.

http://www.tlm.nl/en/

Got any specific questions, PM me or search up the forum my restoration thread is on.

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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby grandpaul » Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:51 am

Cycle Garden. Talk to Moe for parts.
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Pedro500 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:38 pm

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum. I've recently inherited my dad's '75 MKIII Commando. He bought the stock 850 about 10 years ago, stripped it and rebuilt it Dunstall style. It runs well although I'm still in the process of really getting to know it, and will probably seek some info from the forum as I go. Certainly a bit quicker than my '51 Matchy.

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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby grandpaul » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:57 am

Very nice, Pedro! Cool rearsets. Looks like a Honda CB rear wheel...
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Pedro500 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 am

grandpaul wrote:Very nice, Pedro! Cool rearsets. Looks like a Honda CB rear wheel...


You might be right there GP, I know he wasn't a fan of the stock hubs/ discs, hence the grimeca up front. And he had a shed full of CB stuff. I didn't get a chance to get the full specs unfortunately so I'm piecing it together.

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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby grandpaul » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:48 am

Just noticed it's left foot shift!

(not that there's anything wrong with that)
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby MS850 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:06 pm

Pedro500 wrote:Hi all,

I'm new to this forum. I've recently inherited my dad's '75 MKIII Commando. He bought the stock 850 about 10 years ago, stripped it and rebuilt it Dunstall style. It runs well although I'm still in the process of really getting to know it, and will probably seek some info from the forum as I go. Certainly a bit quicker than my '51 Matchy.

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more pics, more pics 8)
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby davamb » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:13 pm

MS850 wrote:more pics, more pics 8)

Wot he said!!!
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby o0norton0o » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:49 pm

I have some more adjustments to do to my commando, but Grandpaul wanted to see what I did with the fairing he sold me, so without going into a lot of detail because I've rebuilt, or modified, every single part of this bike with the exception of the steering yokes which are original!... and It would just be a long list of crap that most of us know all about... The highlights are yamaha cast wheels and a dunstall fairing for a honda.

I'm still having an issue with the handlebars. I like them narrow, but would rather not mount clip ons because I don't want to ride in that position. My hands bump into the fairing with the current 24" wide, "nearly" flat bars. The actual flat bars in the same shape as my current bars won't allow the brake lever to be mounted due to interference with the fork tubes. My choices seem to be, go with a wider flat bar or clip ons... unless someone here has a better solution.

As always, thanks to everyone here for all their help and advise which is priceless...

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I'm also planning to thermoform a slightly lower height windscreen out of thicker plexiglass. The gustavson's plastic windscreen I have now is paper thin.

Also I need to figure out some mirrors now too...
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby trident sam » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:13 am

You could try the high or semi high adjustable clip ons from
discovolante.co.uk

They sell a lot of good stuff for cafe racers , I've had several of their items and always been pleased. There is a good price drop on the above at the moment.
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby grandpaul » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:10 am

Looks good, Frank!

Good idea also on a lower / thicker windscreen; I never had a go at even mounting it, and you're all in.
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby o0norton0o » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:14 am

I was able to adjust my stubby handlbars to work with the fairing. I loosened both instrument clusters and the handlebar clamps, then rolled the bars backward and downward. I found a happy medium where my hands don't hit the fairing, the bars don't hit the tank when I turn them to full lock, and the levers are at a comfortable angle. I also lowered the fairing another 1/2" which visually makes it look better.

I'm going to order Napoleon bar end mirrors in black chrome from oldbrits and then the only things left to do are, thermoform a new windscreen, and repaint the rear fender, which looks shabby with the new paint everywhere else.... but there's nothing really keeping me from riding it.

I've gone on 2 rides on it so far. The second time I had the handlebars adjusted right, but had no mirrors. The fair'ed bike doesn't feel like it handles too differently than the mini fairing bike, but I am being conservative initially so I can identify any handling issues before I have a problem. So far, so good. I've done 90mph already down a long hill on the hiway near my house and everything felt solid.

I can't wait to get it out on the road again... but it's winter here...
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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby auldblue » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:01 pm

Hi Frank,

That is a belter photo of the bike way back, I've looked at your bike before checking out the exhaust pipes(mufflers to you) I fancy something similar on my new prep roadster. Think it would be a change for the better.

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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby norton_rider » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:53 pm

Finaly got one :D

Very original :) numbers put it in between the first 60-80 made all matching and all the right finishes on the crank cases etc really need to find somewhere to do that on my 650ss :)

If anyone can spot anything that needs changing lemme know :) wanna get it bang on will post some better pictures soon

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Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby cNwRestomod » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:42 pm

Thought I'd post a few photos of my 1974 Norton 850. My bike is a cNw build 76 (2009) which recently went through a major retrofit in 2016 with all of Matt's new parts and a Landsdowne damper kit. I am also in the process of switching out the Roadster tank and side covers for the Interstate tank and panels which will give me greater range. In Canada, Chevron offers Chevron Supreme Plus fuel which contains NO Ethanol; however, it is not available at every Chevron and the distance between fill-ups can be problematic on longer rides.

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