- Dec 27, 2004
Greetings. A friend of mine has recently picked up what I think is a 1968 Norton Commando at a yard sale. I am thinking about buying it from him, but I need to know some more about it. There seems to be no conventional frame plate and it looks to have some after market parts on it. The number that is on the engine is: 20m3-126517. Which after Googling, looks to me like 1968 Commando. It has a fiberglass fuel tank. flat two passenger seat that comes up and beside the tank on each side. It also has pretty high handle bars (10 inch rise) and really short exhaust. It also has metallic orage paint, so it appears to be a 70's custom, chopper sort of a thing. It does have solid green circles on the gauges, no turn signals, drum front brake and there are a few spots where the original orange paint can be seen. It has 13K on the odo, and it has been sitting for about 20 years, so it needs a complete overhaul. Any tips for identifying the make and model? Any records of the numbers or links to good info? Any help is gratly appreciated.