My détailed NORTON COMBAT of BORDEAUX

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This is a list of the modifications on my 750 , 72 Combat .
Without damaging the original apearance , they make the bike as reliable and pleasant to ride as a modern bike , exept for the electric starter .
the 2 most important areas of improvement are the brakes and the cooling : I live in southern France where it can get very hot , so I added an oil cooler that opens at 83 deg. an oil pressure and temperature gauge .
It has an 850 clutch , a Boyer red microdigital ignition , anti dive forks , double discs with Lockheed calipers ( like the John Player Nortons) ,
RH6S head with 850 guides .
Lightened and polished cam followers .
Carburettors have hard chromed slides for less wear .
rubber coated cam chain tensioner .
Real oil seal on kickstart shaft .
Mk 3 isolastics , Mike Hemmings head steady .
Koni shocks , originally for BMW 1000RS but with softer springs ,
18 inch rims to compensate for the exta length of the shocks .
Raised clip ons with Brembo racing master cylinder from 916 Ducati .
23 T gearbox sprocket to allow high speed cruising .
Special side stand that does not damage the frame tubes .
The result is very satisfying .
the bike is very comfortable , brakes very well and keeps a good oil pressure , even at longer distances at high speed .
The Avon M20 tires give it exellent grip and stability at all speeds .
:D



My détailed NORTON COMBAT of BORDEAUX



My détailed NORTON COMBAT of BORDEAUX
 
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Une photo s'il vous plait!!


nortonf1 said:
This is a list of the modifications on my 750 , 72 Combat .
Without damaging the original apearance , they make the bike as reliable and pleasant to ride as a modern bike , exept for the electric starter .
the 2 most important areas of improvement are the brakes and the cooling : I live in southern France where it can get very hot , so I added an oil cooler that opens at 83 deg. an oil pressure and temperature gauge .
It has an 850 clutch , a Boyer red microdigital ignition , anti dive forks , double discs with Lockheed calipers ( like the John Player Nortons) ,
RH6S head with 850 guides .
Lightened and polished cam followers .
Carburettors have hard chromed slides for less wear .
rubber coated cam chain tensioner .
Real oil seal on kickstart shaft .
Mk 3 isolastics , Mike Hemmings head steady .
Koni shocks , originally for BMW 1000RS but with softer springs ,
18 inch rims to compensate for the exta length of the shocks .
Raised clip ons with Brembo racing master cylinder from 916 Ducati .
23 T gearbox sprocket to allow high speed cruising .
Special side stand that does not damage the frame tubes .
The result is very satisfying .
the bike is very comfortable , brakes very well and keeps a good oil pressure , even at longer distances at high speed .
The Avon M20 tires give it exellent grip and stability at all speeds .
:D
 
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Une photo de ma commando ,j'aimerai !
Faut il la passer au webmaster ??????




tpeever said:
Une photo s'il vous plait!!


nortonf1 said:
This is a list of the modifications on my 750 , 72 Combat .
Without damaging the original apearance , they make the bike as reliable and pleasant to ride as a modern bike , exept for the electric starter .
the 2 most important areas of improvement are the brakes and the cooling : I live in southern France where it can get very hot , so I added an oil cooler that opens at 83 deg. an oil pressure and temperature gauge .
It has an 850 clutch , a Boyer red microdigital ignition , anti dive forks , double discs with Lockheed calipers ( like the John Player Nortons) ,
RH6S head with 850 guides .
Lightened and polished cam followers .
Carburettors have hard chromed slides for less wear .
rubber coated cam chain tensioner .
Real oil seal on kickstart shaft .
Mk 3 isolastics , Mike Hemmings head steady .
Koni shocks , originally for BMW 1000RS but with softer springs ,
18 inch rims to compensate for the exta length of the shocks .
Raised clip ons with Brembo racing master cylinder from 916 Ducati .
23 T gearbox sprocket to allow high speed cruising .
Special side stand that does not damage the frame tubes .
The result is very satisfying .
the bike is very comfortable , brakes very well and keeps a good oil pressure , even at longer distances at high speed .
The Avon M20 tires give it exellent grip and stability at all speeds .
:D
 
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A very nice Commando. Looks perfect for high speed cruising through the countryside.

Ken
 
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A special good one there. Should cruise motorways over the ton all day long with 23T. What do you mean by anti-dive forks fitted?
 
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Nice looking machine. Can you post some more photos! What triple clamps are those? How many gallons is the front brake reservoir? ;) (it looks huge without a handle sticking off it :D and finally what is mounted above the lower triple clamp, it it your headlight mount?
 
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swooshdave said:
Torontonian said:
:shock: Rouge Bordeaux sil' vous plait. No jaune vin . Magnifique !

Did you tell him to post more pictures in Eastern Canadianese?

I think even google translate would be confused unless it had a Molson translator added on ;)

Jean

Superbe ta Norton 8)
 
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RennieK said:
Nice looking machine. Can you post some more photos! What triple clamps are those? How many gallons is the front brake reservoir? ;) (it looks huge without a handle sticking off it :D and finally what is mounted above the lower triple clamp, it it your headlight mount?


Brake reservoir!! Here in Oz we would use that as a "stubby holder"
 
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