Discussion in 'Norton Commando Classic Motorcycles' started by TravNorton, Apr 25, 2010.
Thanks! It vents out the back of the oil tank
I've been digging through shoeboxes of pictures for the Norton when my dad had a Vetter fairing mounted to it, to no avail. However, my older sister just sent this to me;
That looks to be behind the dealership where Dad bought it (Buzz Chaney's), and I was about 14-15. He already had the taller bars added, but she was still running the stock Interstate mufflers. Notice the Akront front rim in the lower-right. It might have been one of the Rickmans they sold there.
That's an AWESOME picture Nater!
My 70 Commando, in 1974. Rode from LA to Bannf Nat Park, gone a month, about 3K miles. Got back to Burbank with a dime in my pocket, we started with $500. Worked at Yamaha International in Buena Park, they wouldn't give me a extended vacation, so me and my friend both quit. Friend rode a Moto Guzzi
Beautiful pictures! I like your riding style there in the tree trunk.
Burnt a valve near Seattle, road it home. The wrist pin clip came out and rubbed against the cylinder wall. Found a replacement motor at the Rose Bowl motorcycle swap meet('75). Somewhere if bike is still running, no matching engine.
That's a splendid job. It's obviously dripping in cNw kit, as is mine! But it's money well spent IMHO. I have yet to receive something from Matt that I'm less than 101% happy with!
I particularly like your silver frame. Wish I'd done mine silver now!
Do keep us posted as you put on the miles woncha?
Very tasteful restoration, Mark.
Love that green!
Local bike night a Pacos Tacos Grass Valley ca. Brought my Norton.
The sportster and 63 triumph are original owners
Well, it's not that I don't polish my bikes often, but when I gave the Norton its seasonal polish today the Missus shouts across "are you selling that one then"...!
Anyway, I thought it looked rather spiffing when I'd finished, so took a pic for y'all.
Changes since last time inc the cNw front brake set up. And the cNw rear sets. As usual, Matts kit is sublime. The rearsets are perfectly located and the footpeg to gear lever relationship give a really nice change too.
Good weather forecast so I'll try and put a few miles on it today / tomorrow...
Lookin' Good Nigel! Sooo, How much ya askin' for it ? :shock:
I'm not askin' CJ !
Thanks. That's Ned. He's a Rhodesian Ridgeback and you're right, he's a very nice dog great with the kids, seriously scary with unidentified strangers!
Nice pooch. Has the WTF are you looking at face on.
Bike is definitely shiny! If you don't want anything for it, I'll pop over and collect tomorrow. 10ish OK... get the kettle on.
The dog is most likely confused by the bright light up in the sky given he's in England. Bike looks great, color looks like what is on my 72.
Being too lazy to search the forum, what kickstart is that? I'm guessing the T150. How well does it clear the peg? I'd like to go the rearset route on my Interstate, but, being strictly kick start, I need to know that it's as simple as flicking the starter out without any other monkey motion. btw, very nice polish job, and the sun really makes that blue pop! How about a package deal on the bike and dog? Having nothing but little dogs running around my ankles just doesn't seem very manly...
It's an RGM T160 kickstart Nathan. Which is a T160 kickstart lever on RGMs own knuckle. It's longer than stock who help with the kicking. It clears everything well on my bike. Also when fitted with stock pegs.
A few of shots of my second 850 resto.
Must have done something right as it went to a new owner last weekend, so I'm now desperately seeking another project to keep twitchy fingers busy
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