1971 Norton Commando Rebuild Thread

Jerry Doe

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Hi Eddie,

It is the standard head with 30 MM intakes. I am using 32mm combat jetted Amal carbs on 32 x 30 intakes. Jim skimmed the head 10 thou, ported it and lightened the rockers. He used upgraded springs (not sure what type- Jim?). It has Kibble valves that are 1.5 mm larger. I used Kibble lightweight pushrods. Jim Radiused the followers and I have a webcam #12 grind in.

I don't know what the compression is. All I can say is that everything is just right.

Cheers
 

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Jerry Doe said:
Hi Eddie,

It is the standard head with 30 MM intakes. I am using 32mm combat jetted Amal carbs on 32 x 30 intakes. Jim skimmed the head 10 thou, ported it and lightened the rockers. He used upgraded springs (not sure what type- Jim?). It has Kibble valves that are 1.5 mm larger. I used Kibble lightweight pushrods. Jim Radiused the followers and I have a webcam #12 grind in.

I don't know what the compression is. All I can say is that everything is just right.

Cheers

Thanks Jerry. Sounds like a perfect 'street-able' set up sir.

Both bikes look splendid, but I still can't quite forgive you for reneging on the best Commando paint scheme ever...!
 

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Very, very nice Jerry.
Nothing less than we all expected.

Couple of Q's.
1. What did you do to the innards of the forks?
2. What's with the electrical/box switch assembly? Custom??
 

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Hi Mike,

I used ally RGM dampers with better damping, new bushes and original springs. They work very well.

If you are asking about the ignition switch, i got it from JP Cyles. Its a simple 2 wire. I made a bracket or new carb back plate and bent it back on the left side. I had to get an ignition switch that would fit there. I have shorai and podtronics running + earth and an LED fuse box. Is that too much info? Lol

Cheers
 
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