- Nov 15, 2015
The seat looks fine for aftermarket. I suppose I would focus on it too if it were mine. It will wear in.
Fresh out of the garage after an inexcusably long rebuild. Can't go anywhere on it due to the 'essential journeys only' Nazis, but I'm pleased with how it came out
One disappointment is the seat, which was apparently an early attempt at an 'S' Type seat by Leightons, done a few years ago. The latest ones sold by Andover Norton are much closer, being the right overall shape, but the quilting isn't 100% correct. I may just have to settle for one of those, as the current one is a bit of a minger!
I have a 71 in the blue fire flake but she still wears the glass fuel tank.
IMG_3916 by Andy Mortimer, on Flickr
IMG_3917 by Andy Mortimer, on Flickr
IMG_3913 by Andy Mortimer, on Flickr
IMG_3915 by Andy Mortimer, on Flickr
IMG_3918 by Andy Mortimer, on Flickr
Love the 880 Tracker, pxt of my Trackmaster, not a Norton hope this doesn't offend any one :-/
Well at least it won't wet sump.
I thought she was caught in a vertical wall of death!!!
my pal calvin and I took a ride last weekend that's my 72./73 bitsa and his 78 T140V that's I've spent the past month 'freshening up"
Welcome to the forum!Hey, all, new Commando owner and forum member here from the Atlanta area. I finally got my dream bike... a ‘73 MK1
Thanks, Paul. Yes, the disc is the obvious change. Right now that is not even on my radar list to change. So the other bits that I know are not original are the front fender and stay (fender is for a MK3), the fork triple clamps have been painted, plug wires, petcocks, handlebars and mirror. Exhaust looks new, so I assume it’s not original. And the tank has been repainted, not particularly well. I’m going to try out a set of K81’s, event though they have some mixed reviews, they are period correct and just look cooler than Roadriders IMHO.Welcome to the forum!
Looks like a really nice bike. Nothing overtly non-standard apart from the drilled disc which I would leave as-is (although I prefer a simpler pattern if drilled).