Searching for a Commando

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Nov 19, 2007
in 1998 i have sold my 850 Commando because I have bought a house. But now i want to buy a new commando.
What would you buy? :?:
A nearly perfekt restored bike
a bike in good condition but not perfekt or
a retauration objekt?
The last Commando was a US Import from Utah. It was not so expensive and so i spend a lot of money for restauration. :roll:
I think a commando needs the belt drive kit and the boyer Ignition.

Perhaps someone wants to sell his commando or knows one who wants to sell it, please sent an Email.

Greetings from Germany, Wuppertal
Michael Woitas

Please, excuse my bad english. Ihope it will be soon better.
which Norton to buy

Michael -

Lucky you - with the exchange rate between the US dollar and the Euro, this is a good time for you to pick up a bike in the US.

I went through the same thinking (but i'm in the US), and after a lot of thought and advice, i bought a 1975 Mark III earlier this year. In addition to the various features on this model compared to earlier models (rear disk brake, adjustable isolastics, electric start, etc.) I have other bikes i ride all the time too. I didn't want to have to remember to shift and brake on opposite sides when riding the Norton. So the decision was easy. No regrets.

Good luck! (and no, mine is not for sale).

Keith Kelly
Hi Keith,
I think that you are right. My other bikes are to shiht on the left and brake on the right.
so I prefer looking for a MK3. :lol:

Do you know what the shipping to Germany costs?

Michael Woitas
shipping a motorcycle from US to Germany


As a matter of fact, just over a year ago, I sold my Harley to someone in Amsterdam (not Germany, I know, but see below).

He sent me info about the shipping company so i could prepare paperwork.

I was surprised at how inexpensive it was.

Note: when i bought my Commando this year, I had it shipped halfway across the US and it cost me $500 or more.

see below - maybe this company can ship somewhere close to you?

Dear ,
thank you for your email,
we can offer you our consolidation service from Los Angeles terminal to port in Rotterdam, NL at the rate of:

$450.00 small bicycle
$550.00 bigger size - if sidewize load not possible

We are located at:
18408 Laurel Park Road
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

We offer weekly sailings with an estimated transit time of 25-26 days all water service.


When shipping a self propelled vehicle, automobile, motorcycle, ATV, etc.

For any information regarding import customs clearance in Holland, please do not hesitae to contact our office in Holland:

TELEPHONE NO : 31-36-5345350
FAX NO : 011-31-365345470


Original title is required

If there is a lien involved, an authorization letter from the lien holder authorizing for the shipper to export the vehicle to the desire country. The letter has to be an original document, along with copies of the title, but the copies have to be notarized.


Copy of the bill of sale or commercial invoice.

d) Complete shipper's detail, full name, address, telephone number, fax number, social security number / passport number or TAX ID number.

c) Complete consignee's detail, full name, address, telephone number, fax number, social security number / passport number or TAX ID number.

ALL DOCUMENTATION ABOVE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO PREPARE ALL DOCUMENTATION FOR US CUSTOMS. Without documentation above. Shipment will be held at origin. US customs fines will incurred and will be forwarded to shipper's / consignee's account.

***Marine Insurance***

Full Coverage at 1.5% of the stated value of your vehicle

Total Loss at 1%

Please let me know if you have any additional questions,

Best Regards,

Joanna Sroka

Martin Transports International

18408 Laurel Park Road

Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

tel: 310-223-0474

fax: 310-223-0872
:idea: Hello Michael,

I've a very good Commando 850 MK3 Roadstar, It rides perfect without smoking and has a new Corbin seat,tires, battery, oil filter and mirrors; the starter motor sometimes work but I'm thinking to modify it into a 4 brush with Accel windings( I've the parts already).
I'like to sell it for the restoring of my Indian-4 costs me a lot of time and money!

I live in the Netherlands near the German border.

Gruesse aus Holland!
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