Welcome to the Access Norton Forum. Login as a VIP member to remove the advertising banners.


Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Classic Norton Commando Motorcycles.

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby rockitdoc » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:12 pm

Right As-Recieved.jpg
Right As-Recieved.jpg (156.87 KiB) Viewed 1330 times


As received

After some work

1960 DBD34 (rocker)
1972 Norton Combat Commando (Badboy)
1974 Commando (custom)
1976 R90S (bank vault)
2012 ST1300 (appliance)
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
rockitdoc
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:25 am
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby gortnipper » Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:11 pm

Lovely job!
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
gortnipper
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 1142
View Photo Album - Images: 5
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:42 pm
Location: Auckland, NZ

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby rockitdoc » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:22 pm

gortnipper wrote:Lovely job!


Much obliged. Lots of credit goes to Matt at cNw, J. Comstock and this forum for lots of great experiential advice and direction.

Started him today. Now, gotta fix the stripped fork oil drain plug threads. Ugh!

S
1960 DBD34 (rocker)
1972 Norton Combat Commando (Badboy)
1974 Commando (custom)
1976 R90S (bank vault)
2012 ST1300 (appliance)
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
rockitdoc
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 115
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:25 am
Location: Fort Collins, CO

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Cycle Goon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:00 am

My new 72 Combat that I just picked up on Sunday. Really, REALLY digging this one..

Image

Image

Image

Image

Cycle Goon
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:24 am

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Bob Z. » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:18 am

Beautiful bike.
I noticed the open breather line exiting at the rear fender.
Where is the connection back on the oil tank or engine?

Bob Z.
Posts: 426
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:40 am
Location: Kansas City MO USA

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Cycle Goon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks! It vents out the back of the oil tank

Cycle Goon
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:24 am

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Nater_Potater » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:29 pm

I've been digging through shoeboxes of pictures for the Norton when my dad had a Vetter fairing mounted to it, to no avail. However, my older sister just sent this to me;
Image
That looks to be behind the dealership where Dad bought it (Buzz Chaney's), and I was about 14-15. He already had the taller bars added, but she was still running the stock Interstate mufflers. Notice the Akront front rim in the lower-right. It might have been one of the Rickmans they sold there.

Nathan
1974 Norton 850 Interstate
User avatar

Nater_Potater
Posts: 1109
- Images: 0
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Cycle Goon » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:02 am

That's an AWESOME picture Nater!

Cycle Goon
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:24 am

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby MS850 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:10 am

My 70 Commando, in 1974. Rode from LA to Bannf Nat Park, gone a month, about 3K miles. Got back to Burbank with a dime in my pocket, we started with $500. Worked at Yamaha International in Buena Park, they wouldn't give me a extended vacation, so me and my friend both quit. Friend rode a Moto Guzzi

Image
Image
Thanks,
Mark
Roseville, Ca

1975 850 Interstate
1974 Yamaha MX250
1973 Honda CB500
'07 650 Vstrom
'63 McLane Lawn Edger
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
MS850
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 497
View Photo Album - Images: 0
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Location: Roseville, Ca

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Nater_Potater » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:48 pm

Beautiful pictures! I like your riding style there in the tree trunk.

Nathan
1974 Norton 850 Interstate
User avatar

Nater_Potater
Posts: 1109
- Images: 0
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:33 pm
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby MS850 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:00 pm

MS850 wrote:My 70 Commando, in 1974. Rode from LA to Bannf Nat Park, gone a month, about 3K miles. Got back to Burbank with a dime in my pocket, we started with $500. Worked at Yamaha International in Buena Park, they wouldn't give me a extended vacation, so me and my friend both quit. Friend rode a Moto Guzzi



Burnt a valve near Seattle, road it home. The wrist pin clip came out and rubbed against the cylinder wall. Found a replacement motor at the Rose Bowl motorcycle swap meet('75). Somewhere if bike is still running, no matching engine.
Thanks,
Mark
Roseville, Ca

1975 850 Interstate
1974 Yamaha MX250
1973 Honda CB500
'07 650 Vstrom
'63 McLane Lawn Edger
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
MS850
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 497
View Photo Album - Images: 0
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:09 pm
Location: Roseville, Ca

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:44 pm

rockitdoc wrote:
gortnipper wrote:Lovely job!


Much obliged. Lots of credit goes to Matt at cNw, J. Comstock and this forum for lots of great experiential advice and direction.

Started him today. Now, gotta fix the stripped fork oil drain plug threads. Ugh!

S


That's a splendid job. It's obviously dripping in cNw kit, as is mine! But it's money well spent IMHO. I have yet to receive something from Matt that I'm less than 101% happy with!
I particularly like your silver frame. Wish I'd done mine silver now!
Do keep us posted as you put on the miles woncha?
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
Fast Eddie
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 3356
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:48 am
Location: Oxford, England

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby mschmitz57 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:57 pm

As acquired:
Image

Currently:
Image
Mark

63 Norton Atlas
73 Norton Commando 850
User avatar

mschmitz57
Posts: 497
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:55 am
Location: St. Charles, Illinois USA

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby grandpaul » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:20 am

Very tasteful restoration, Mark.
GrandPaul
author "Old Bikes"
too many bikes to list, including:
JPN, 952 Prototype, MkIII Interstate, Combat Dunstall, VR880 SS, Triton
User avatar
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
grandpaul
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 9422
View Photo Album - Images: 30
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:11 pm
Location: Laredo (south) Texas

Re: Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Postby Cycle Goon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:04 am

Love that green!

Cycle Goon
Posts: 82
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:24 am

Previous

Return to Norton Commando Classic Motorcycles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Deets55, peculierboy and 38 guests