Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by TravNorton, Apr 25, 2010.
Think I got it per instruction by LAB?
Well her she is!
Gorgeous bike, Marshall, just beautiful!
Cool can actually see some tyre wear....
You like anything Yellow :lol:
Oh, I like it too :wink:
thank you for the nice compliment.
To dispell any rumours in advance.
The queen has been in several shows since being refreshed in 2008.
She has taken a couple 1sts and a couple 2nds in show. She has never left empty handed.
With that said, all shows were a ride in show she has never seen the back of a trailer.
I even rode her home in 2004 when I purchased her all tired looking and smoking out the left pipe.
I maintain her so she doesn't have to see a trailer anytime soon. She is bone stock as she would have appeared
in 1972 in a Norton show room or shop. I strived for an accurate acount of a roadster as delivered to a buyer in 1972.
I feel I have attained my purpose for her.
She has logged 1600 miles since May, 2008.
I have taken her out and returned w/ 110 mile ride under our belt.
Other than some clutch drag discussed earlier on the forum she has not missed a que.
It has been everything I was looking for and more.
That's my story and I'm stickin to it!!
Now check you combat vin# and post accordingly on my other posting
Thanks for looking and all comments regardless of content will be welcomed.
Cool bike, I like it.
Yep have to agree Nortonspeed, BUT, that bike of yours on your avatar is really something to drool over!!
Me too, do you have more pics we can look at?
wicked ride, looks nasty from behind w/ the dunstals pointed at you.
They look like gattling gun barrels.
I like the furturistic look have you had any offers to use it in movies?
It must be a blast to ride.
Come to Pennsylvania w/ it and we'll swap rides for the day.
What are the forks and shocks from?
THAT is a beauty shot. Just good, old fashioned BEAUTY.
Here's my current row of Nortons:
Starting with the top of the heap, the Monoshock Special Mark III 850, built from many original prototype 951 bits that Kenny Dreer sold me, including the bodywork, tight-tuck pipes, square section swingarm and big bearing tranny cradle (those were all on the bike as it was debuted in N.Y.). I used a ZX6 front end & brakes with a KD VR880 front hub and the monoshock from my '00 Triumph Legend 900 triple on it; all laced up in stainless steel to Excel rims by Buchanan's. It's got Sparx electronic ignition, 35mm FCRs mounted on manifolds turned out by Jeandr here on the forum, and clubman rearsets (RIGHT foot shift!). I hand-wired the bike including individually fused circuits for each component, with a master circuit breaker, all built into a custom electrical panel behind the Left side cover. It's a great rider with the bone-stock 850 E-start lump in the cradle; I'm still going to build that KD VR880 engine up one of these days, but for now, the spiffy parts including carbon fibre primary case, Baisley head, beefed up cases, belt drive primary & Spyke starter are boxed up...
Next is it's close twin, the '74 850 with "SS clone" cam, my own design monoshock rear end & rising rate linkage, KYB shock, TL1000 forks, 300mm TAW Confederate rotors with 6-pot Tokico brakes, aluminum Lyta Sprint tank obtained in a trade here on the forum, KD seat/tail, Mark III disc brake rear end, Excel wheels by Buchanan's, my design Triumph AI reed valve crankcase breather setup, Sparx electronics, and custom fabricated rearset controls that give me Right-foot shifting with one-down-three up pattern (same as "Blue"). The bike is hand-wired with individually fused circuits and master circuit breaker. When you spin it up past 3,000 RPM, you KNOW it's not stock; it'll suck your eyeballs into your brain. It handles real nicely in the twisty stuff, definitely keeps up with the modern bikes.
"Made in Texas"
This is my "Dunstallized" '72 Combat; I bought it as a rolling project with Leo Goff built engine, and full floating 13" Norvil front brake with AP racing caliper already installed; in boxes were various other bits including an ARD microelectronic magneto (I'd love to have a dozen of these) and a set of Thomaselli adjustable clip-on bars. I already had the Dunstall GP tank & seat, and a Clubman fairing on the shelf, so putting the two piles of parts together was not that big a deal. I took 2nd place in "Import" class at a local bike show a couple years ago, most people had no clue what they were looking at. i just might put number plates on it, safety wire it, and go vintage racing...
" 'Stalled Combat"
1975 Commando 850 Mark III Interstate. Very nearly stock, it only has a boyer ignition & K&N air filter. I just might install a new OEM airbox I recently acquired. (the "ride bell" was already on it when I bought it)
Those are my personal Commandos.
These are some of the client builds I've done in the last 5 years-
Luis' '75 Mark III cafe racer / track days bike - My own monoshock conversion with rising rate linkage, ZX9 front end, Buchanan Excel wheels, 2-into-1 headers, Megacycle cam, converted Dunstall Kawi triple rearsets, rose-joint engine steadies, and almost everything else left original (no powdercoat, no chrome, no polishing, original wiring, etc)-
Chip's 72 Combat with Dunstall bodywork, total restoration
"Project Charlie", my first paying customer, and still one of my all-time favorites. Converted from a High-Rider, with Clubman bodywork & rearsets, CNW/Brembo front brake setup, Thomaselli clip-ons, Sparx ignition & later had a T.A.Baker (RIP) polished aluminum tank installed-
Will's 75 Mark III cafe conversion with polished aluminum gas tank, transverse mounted oil tank, Thomaselli clip-ons, RGM rearsets & seat, e-start eliminated, Sparx ignition, UJM front master cylinder, and various other nifty bits-
Probably the most extreme resurrection I've ever done, a '70 Command 750 taken from a horrid chopper back to stock Roadster trim with front disc brake and clubman bars-
GrandPaul, I can't see your photo's.
They look fine on my screen...
And they look fine here.
And I thought I had it bad. Hat's off to you GP. Jim
I can see them fine here at home. Must be the filters at the work computers.