Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by fiatfan, Jan 7, 2018.
Don't know of any but I'd be very interested to see them
Is there a particular reason that you don't use or like the SU?
I converted to a single VM a couple of years ago, mainly because it was a bunch cheaper than a pair of Anals, and the stock carbs were causing idling woes. The fuel enrichment system makes starts very dependable, and it returns a consistent 57-59 mpg (US). It definitely does chop anything above 90 mph, however. I've had a re-think as of late; the Pazon Altair has returned such a beautifully stable idle that I'm thinking of putting the twin Amals back on (I like the way they look).
Just never got around to fitting it ,but from what I have read you can get very good mpg from them
And they don't like starting unless the tank is more than half full , I have around 3 maybe 4 kicks in me because of a knee problem I can't really have a bike that's hard to start
I ran one for years and intend to re-install it when I get it ultrasonically cleaned (it sat for a while with crappy ethanol gas in it). Good performance and amazing gas mileage. I never had a problem starting mine, usually one or two kicks from cold and first time when warm. I had no problems with low fuel starting either though I have heard of people having problems with both of those things.
I planned to do the lawn mower primer conversion that was featured in the owners club magazine to mine but I just don't have time at the moment
Baz, do you know the date of that article by any chance? For the fun of it I'd like to have a go at an S.U. conversion (and i'm a tightwad, so the thoughts of 80+ MPG are appealing)
I read this with interest - and will post it here for those that might not have access
Also - I have just realised that this SU discussion is probably hijacking the original Mikuni TM thread - maybe start a new SU thread for further discussion?
PS: if anyone wants pdf of the pages above PM me - no worries!
fwiw, ebay shows
for ~ 120 bucks US
Here's one with the accelerator pump
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