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Pictures of your Norton Commandos

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by TravNorton, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Eljahara

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    Polish Night at the Essex NOC meeting tonight - not at all related to spicy sausages or strong schnapps - more autosol and soft rags!

    350 manx 1.jpg 350 manx bike.jpg 350 manx.jpg 500 single.jpg 850fastback.jpg 1947 Dominator (2).jpg 1947 Dominator.jpg h2.jpg
    The 1947 Dominator was outstanding and won the award for best bike.
    Lots of other bikes, mostly commando 750 and 850(two 961's) but these were the shortlisted ones
     
  2. Eljahara

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  3. baz

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    Well this is odd!
    There dosent seem to be a photo of my commando here?
    Ha ha
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    Gotta love a road going Manx eh ?!
     
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  5. baz

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    The alloy 850 fastback is truly a work of art, the tank and seat unit are an exact copy
     
  6. o0norton0o

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    I have finally replace the early roadster side covers which bumped into the bottom of my interstate tank. It took me a long time to make all the sheet metal adjustments to fit around the '70 central oil tank and make some accomodation to house the key cylinder. So now my commando looks like an interstate,... The only thing I know I want to do is get a new seat. I actually cut down my original roadster seat and it doesn't look proportionate to the larger fuel tank, so it's on my list along with a belt drive primary.

    So here's original:
    norton on the grass.jpg

    Then came the mini fairing that did nothing, rear sets, and lastly the yamaha cast wheel conversion. new norton1.jpg

    Of course never smart enough to leave well enough alone, I had to have a bigger fuel tank and get out of the wind a bit (I'm tall) and then came the next perversion of stock parts. P1060121.jpg

    With all that, stuff still bothered me. I wanted removable hard bags, so I wouldn't have to go places either wearing a backpack or stuffing crap in my pockets, so I modified Givi frames to fit my commando.
    givi case mount1.jpg
    I still had complaints. The early side covers jammed up against the interstate tank and the tank had to be shimmed up in the back. I had to adapt interstate sidecovers to fit the central oil tank commando. The only other thing that is bugging me at the moment is the seat cover is shot and the seat is too short since it was a temporary fix to fit with the interstate tank. I just finished the side cover swap to the interstate look, and I photoshopped the seat to make it look longer even though I'm not sure what the final seat will look like...

    timing side longer seat.jpg
    and also the last 2 pictures have the stock lollypop directionals deleted in favor of the fairing mounted pyramids up front and the small (but very bright) matte black, low profile emgo directionals.

    interstate conversion2a.jpg
     
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  7. Lineslinger

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  8. Danno

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    One like that used to show up at the vintage bike display during Springfield Mile every year. The sidecovers were also polished alloy and it sported an alloy dual-headlight JPN fairing. Evan Wilcox's work, I believe.
     
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  10. Lineslinger

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    Thanks Dan, I’d love to do some riding but it’s too damn hot to put a helmet on.
     
  11. Fast Eddie

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    Shaking down the 920 Commando at Mallory Park... great fun and no disasters...

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  12. lcrken

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    Great pictures, Nigel. The bike looks wicked at speed. Did you have any trouble with the sidestand dragging in turns?

    Ken
     
  13. gortnipper

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    Looking great! +1 on the concern about the stands. Could loose ~3kg for the track there! ;-)
     
  14. Danno

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    Very cool. Looks in it's element.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    Thanks gents.

    The sidestand isn’t the issue, I cut the ‘tang’ off of that long ago!

    It’s the centre stand that’s the issue, and yes it was touching down. Trouble is, although the starting is easing as it beds in, I still can’t do it off the stand.
     
  16. gortnipper

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    How do you mount the prop? Clean thru the frame or what?
     
  17. Fast Eddie

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    I’m referring to the long tang on the end of the stand designed so you can hook it out with your boot. It’s mounted to the frame in the standard way.

    Although this wouldn’t be good enough for Dave Croxford, I’ll be surprised if it causes me any clearance issues !
     
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  18. grandpaul

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    All the tracks I've been to don't allow stands of any sort, except for parade laps.

    Bike looks smart!
     
  19. Fast Eddie

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    Same here, no race meets will allow stands. Track days allow stands, some dictate they need zip tying up, some don’t.
     
  20. oldbeezer

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    That rash on your primary cover would seem to indicate otherwise.
     

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