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I bought my first and only 850 Commando from my friend in September of 1975. It was an absolutely cherry 74 Roadster. He bought a 1975 Commando. Then I shipped off for some more military service and the Hogslayer sat mostly still for quite some time only coming out for brief romps. I have in the last year went through the bike again strengthening the insides here and there and enjoying the thrill of a British twin. (I've ridden coast to coast though on Japanese things!)

My wife always shakes her head when I meet her in a restaraunt and say's, 'When you pulled up all those guys over there stood up and just watched when they heard you coming and parked'. She's followed me on the freeways and is amazed how many people, 'Come along side you and give you a thumbs up or just stare!'

I am amazed that when I polished the primary case again there was not a 21 year old soldier looking back in the reflection but some grey haired dude. And you can't drive through a parking lot without setting off car alarms. No one had those in '75! Anyone from Central California riding to Mt Diablo soon? Dan
 
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Congrats on getting the old bike going, and for having the good sense to hang on to it all these years! I used to have a 73 850 Roadster that my dad bought new in 73. I sold that bike about 20 years ago and just recently acquired my current Norton, a 71 750. It's turned out to be a real mechanic's special, but I'm making progress.

Debby
 

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Daniel,

I'm in Brentwood, can see Mt Diablo out my back window - '72 750 combat roadster. I was 20 when I bought my first combat Commando in '73 while stationed at March AFB in Riverside, Ca.
 

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Daniel,

I'm in Brentwood, can see Mt Diablo out my back window - '72 750 combat roadster. I was 20 when I bought my first combat Commando in '73 while stationed at March AFB in Riverside, Ca.
 
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