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750 Commando 1973 peg adjustment?

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Stephen Carney, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. Stephen Carney

    Stephen Carney

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    Hello!
    This is my first post, Hope it’s in the right place?

    I have just acquired a 1973 750 Norton Commando and I love it but I am struggling with the gear side peg position and the kick start lever. I have quite big feet and it feels like the kick start pushes on the back of my foot and it’s super tight trying to fit my foot over the peg and under the gear lever. Are there any adjustments I can do?
    Many thanks
    Steve
     
  2. concours

    concours VIP MEMBER

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    Welcome. Pics please
     
  3. Craig

    Craig VIP MEMBER

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    Yes you can adjust either lever or both .... common complaint with the KS lever pushing on back of leg .... the adjustment is same for both , take a look at them , loosen the pinch bolt and pull lever off and move it a couple of splines in desired direction .... and Welcome always good to see a fellow country man here ...
     
  4. CanukNortonNut

    CanukNortonNut

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    Welcome to the forum Steve,
    You will have to completely remove the bolt from the kickstart spline as there is a rounded groove that allows the bolt to pass over the shaft. The gear change lever can be just loose/ re positioned and then re-tightened as stated above. Use blue loctite once you got everything where you like it for your riding position.
    Cheers,
    Thomas
     
  5. Stephen Carney

    Stephen Carney

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    Thanks so much CanukNortonNut for the advice! I am please it doesn't sound too complicated. I will take picture and post.
    All the Best
    Steve
     
  6. Craig

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    Oh yeah , sorry I left that bit out re: KS lever , I did say take a look .... compared to some operations this is easy .... have a good one .... think concours was looking for a complete bike photo ... well I guess I would like to see your new wheels ! .... you prolly should think ‘bout getting shop manual and parts book can be very helpful ....
     
  7. CanukNortonNut

    CanukNortonNut

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    +1 on what Craig stated. I like hard copies.
    In the meantime use the tech section in the sticky post from L.A.B. when you first posted your inquiry. This section covers a wealth of information at your disposal.
    Cheers,
    Thomas
     
  8. Stephen Carney

    Stephen Carney

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    Thanks will do!
     
  9. Craig

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    Stephen ... in our forum for sale section today ,there is a rgm KS lever that eliminates the issues you are having plus it is longer and gives more leverage for starting , expensive but best lever around , won’t last long and well worth it, you should at least take a look ....
     
  10. ashman

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    T160 folding kick starter with the Norton sline, folds right away from your leg, longer and helps with easier kicks to start your bike, like Craig said its expensive but worth every cent, my old kicker use to sit in the back of my leg and my foot use to sit at the end of the foot peg, I have had my folding kick start for over 5 years now and never go back to the Norton kickers, I got mine from RGM and they are great to deal with.

    Ashley
     
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  11. Stephen Carney

    Stephen Carney

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    Awesome advice guys, I am onto it!!
    Many Thanks
    Steve
     
  12. 84ok

    84ok

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    ooouuh, u show up in whistler, went skiing there

    cheers
     
  13. Stephen Carney

    Stephen Carney

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    Next time you come skiing come see my bikes!
    Cheers
    Steve
     

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