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72 combat for sale - mysterious weld bead

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by NortonNewbie, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. kommando

    kommando

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    Probably just the blue capacitor used for batteryless starts is leaking current, they breakdown internally after a few years. Just about to check mine as my battery is losing voltage when connected but does not if I take a lead off.
     
  2. NortonNewbie

    NortonNewbie

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    Here are a couple of photos of the bike, hopefully I have it working this time....






     
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  3. NortonNewbie

    NortonNewbie

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    Thanks! So far everything I have read points to that for sure!
     
  4. XTINCT

    XTINCT VIP MEMBER

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    You made the offer of $8,000.oo. I think that you have already pulled that trigger.
    BTW, bike looks pretty nice.
     
  5. Mr. Rick

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    Good-lookin bike, there, newbie.. hope it works out for ya.
    A decent steel tank and paint job seems like the foremost issue, but it'll be a lot of fun right away, even without those things.
     
  6. Stephen Hill

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    Like XTINCT said, "You made the offer of $8,000.oo. I think that you have already pulled that trigger."
    Since he accepted your offer, you are legally (and ethically) committed to purchasing the bike.

    Stephen Hill
     
  7. Torontonian

    Torontonian

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    Bang.
    We can help you figure out the electrical leakage drain.
     
  8. Tornado

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    Hah! That's the bike I looked at last fall when I started my Commando search! Was asking same price last year. Noticed it still up on Craigslist this week and I popped a link up to it in the forsale list here.

    I shied away due to asking price and general concern over Combat histories.
    If you get her, let me know...I assume you're nearby to Vancouver, we should meet up.
     
  9. XTINCT

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    I would not be too concerned about that weld. There are a lot of motorcycles being ridden around with welded cases.
     
  10. batrider

    batrider

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    You'll be happy you got the Combat once you take it for a ride.
     
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