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Rivet counter question about the Candy Apple colour scheme

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by johnm, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. L.A.B.

    L.A.B. Moderator VIP MEMBER

    Nov 20, 2004
  2. johnm

    johnm VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2008
    No it doesn't have internal baffles. I agree this isn't great for such a big tank so I'm looking at something like this. More research required but bike racers here use similar stuff so I will check around.


    I worked on the petrol cap last night and found as reported by others the pin hole size is to large. Some people have drilled out the cap to a larger diameter pin but this could damage the chrome so Ill have to think further.
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  3. johnm

    johnm VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2008

    Thanks very much for these. The brochure spreadsheet is most interesting.

    However to my eyes I can convince myself that certainly one Interstate is red with silver but the other looks very gold to me. Almost impossible I think to tell unless you had the brochure in your hands.

    Anyway this is all very helpful and I shall now go and convince myself that since the rest of the bike is hardly standard anyway I should just get on and paint it the colours I like !!!!
  4. C317414


    Dec 17, 2017
    I do not have an interstate but I own an original, candy apple red, 74 roadster. It has silver pinstriping and the original seat logo is white .
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  5. rvich

    rvich VIP MEMBER

    Jul 25, 2009
    Thanks for the full and frank reports on the tank. It is very helpful to others here.

    And yes, I agree, paint it they way you like.
  6. johnm

    johnm VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2008
    Took the tank out to my engineer mate at the weekend. He thought that it looked pretty well made as well.

    He will now go through the mods so it will fits accurately and the taps don't look like aerofoils

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