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1974 Norton Commando 850 Roadster

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by Glaskin, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Glaskin


    Jan 9, 2019




    1974 850 Roadster equipped with the flatter european-spec handlebars. This Commando also features the black and gold paint scheme in better-than-factory condition. The bike is sorted and ready to ride.


    Overall, this bike is in excellent condition. Not quite a show bike, but a really nice rider. It's an older restoration that I have upgraded and maintained well during my ownership over the past 16 years. During the time I have owned this bike the following work has been done. All of it done by Jeff Phillips at Redline Cycle in Minneapolis or myself:

    - Forks rebuilt
    - Steering head and swingarm pivot serviced
    - Boyer electronic ignition module replaced
    - Amal carburetors replaced with brand new ones(2 seasons ago)
    - Gearbox rebuilt (2 seasons ago)
    - Exhaust system replaced
    - Front brake master cylinder rebuilt
    - New seat
    - New paintwork
    - New tires (Correct Dunlop 2 seasons ago)

    Basically, the entire bike has been gone through and it is turn key - Ready to ride. It usually starts on one kick. The paint on this bike is show quality with hand painted stripes and logos. I have some receipts as well as a Haynes Norton workshop manual. Also included is a custom Norton bike cover I had made in Italy as well as a few spare parts and tools. The odometer reads 2842 miles. I doubt that this is actual mileage, the speedo likely was replaced by a previous owner. This is a "matching numbers" bike with the number on the engine cases correctly corresponding to the number on the frame.


    This Norton has a clear Minnesota title that is in my possession with Minnesota Collector plates. The bike has a valid Minnesota registration paper in my name.


    $8500. Please call me at six-one-two-two-four-zero-six-nine-three-nine. If I don't answer right away, leave a message and I will call you back. I am in the Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Thanks for looking! Gary
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
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  2. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

    Dec 5, 2017
    Man! Where was this beauty a year ago when I was looking for my first Commando!
  3. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

    Jan 15, 2008
    I'd say that's a very fair price looking at the bike. Quite tidy.
  4. Hortons Norton

    Hortons Norton

    Oct 12, 2007
    I think I've seen this bike before??
  5. worntorn


    Dec 22, 2006
    This looks like a great bike but so does yours.
    And doing the math on yours in US dollars gives a number of.....not a lot. And very low shipping cost.
    I think you did OK!

    This does sound like a well sorted bike and it should be worth every penny of $8500 us

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
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  6. Tornado

    Tornado VIP MEMBER

    Dec 5, 2017
    You are correct Glen. But this bike has many of the mods I'm making/planning to make already and none of the apparent warts mine had/still has!
    All good though for me. This is just a "greener grass over that side of fence " sort of thing.
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