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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by Norcoastal, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Scout63

    Scout63 VIP MEMBER

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    Thanks for the great pics. Moving along smartly. I left the rim locks out as well but mostly because I forgot about them.
     
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  2. Bernhard

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    Was it double coated and stoved enameled do you think?
     
  3. Norcoastal

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    Very possibly. It was really on there!
     
  4. Bernhard

    Bernhard

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    Or two pack black enamel.
     
  5. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    A lot of parts gathering, researching, priming and painting. Productive weekend except maybe the trouble I got in putting painted parts in the toaster oven. But they came out great!

    Not the swing arm of course. Need to get up a little more nerve before I go all out oven.

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  6. Richard Tool

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    Looking good Steven - nice progress !
     
  7. johnm

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    Just a comment for your consideration.

    Those mainstands are brilliant. Very easy to get the bike on the stand with the long lever.

    One issue however. They drag really badly. Like really really badly.

    So be careful when you go round your first left turn.

    I cut the lever off mine with an angle grinder. Hard to get on the mainstand but at least I can turn left without the whole back end lifting several inches in the air.
     
  8. Norcoastal

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    Thanks Richard!
     
  9. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Appreciate the advice, I have a long way to go before I worry about turns, but I’ll remember this when I do.
     
  10. htown16

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    Bench test horn? You really don't want to find it doesn't work after installation on a Commando.
     
  11. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Will do. I am making sure I install it now before it’s too late.
     
  12. Richard Tool

    Richard Tool

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    Put the horn leads (sub harness ) on now and test at the bench through the leads - tough to get them on after horn is in place .
     
  13. Norcoastal

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    Good advice, thanks
     
  14. mdt-son

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    I suggest you do a trial fitting of the centre stand and check for wear before assembling all the bits at the frame. Don't ask me how I know ....

    -Knut
     
  15. Norcoastal

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    Always looking for good advice, thanks!
     
  16. Norcoastal

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    A couple of milestones today.

    I bench tested the horn and I installed it in the proper location.

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    I have the swing arm and cradle put together.

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    And I got it off the bench and connected the shocks and the front wheel.

    Yes, that planter leaves the frame in a very precarious position.

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  17. Norcoastal

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    New brakes!

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  18. Richard Tool

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    Nice progress Steve ! Are you finding any engine parts ?
     
  19. Norcoastal

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    Hi Rick, no. I’m focusing on getting a really solid roller. Then trans. Then engine.

    Not sure why I’m doing it this way, but that’s how it ended up.
     
  20. Norcoastal

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    Some more fine tuning with the coils and the handlebar caps all painted.

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