anyone remember my ole Purple Bike?

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batrider

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See this brochure: http://www.classicbike.biz/Norton/Broch ... Norton.pdf. It was a factory color back in 1970. There were some around. My friend bought a used purple roadster for $750 in the mid-70s and started it right up and drove it home. I don't think he ever did any mechanical maintenance or even polished it - just rode it everywhere for a couple years.
 

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It had a funky black rattle can spray job on it ,laying in a pile of hay in a barn when I found it. I could scrape the black away with my finger nail to expose the purple underneath and used that as a basis during the restoration.
 

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I remember test riding a '72 Combat Roadster in about '74 with disc brake and the metallic purple paint. The only purple Commando I've ever seen in the flesh.
 
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