Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by 84ok, Oct 10, 2019.
What's the advantage?
My dumb country self is likewise curious because I always figured factory spec was on the tablet Moses dropped and was #11.
You mean there are 10 others?
Wasn't there one about not making graven images of thy Commando?
"The 11 Commando-ments" ;-)
Thou shall not fondle thy neighbors Norton.
Thou shalt not grease a commandos swing arm grease nipples
Or fondle them!!
Thou shalt not have any other parts than NV.
Thou shalt not hold thy clutch in at traffic lights
Thou shall rejoice in wet-sumping
Thou shall tighten thy exhaust roses RFT
Thou shalt not solder on the sabbath or any day with a Y in it.
Jimc, verse 27:1
Thou shalt have no other carburetor than Amal.
Nah.... It was one of the originals given to Moses. The others came from NV ... Sorry I can't force the GB word because the label on my Norton said England specifically. It had a nice little tag which said 'Made in England'.
I couldn't begin to list nor count the Norton commandments for they are many..... far too many for mortal men doomed to die. We may only pray to master obedience of enough to survive our brief time here with our lovely crates.
Relax.... It only means to solder at night. There's always a way to rationalize a way around things. Long slow deep breaths.....
Slight correction - no fun without two to balance.
mainly about options & mods for me
looks like a stock norton swingarm, front spindle/bushing area, cut off flat mid cross tube then welded to the rest of it
Yes it might be stiffer than stock. But I believe the 850's MKII onwards have reinforcing gussets at the near 90 degree forward welds.
dunno if stiffer than stock, figure the longer arm would be a factor for that, or the merits of factory reinforcements to the commando swingarm cos noticed the feafherbead swingarm didn't get them ..eitherway
any other thoughts on the integrity of this home brew bit for use as is? quality of welds? design? dunno if the section aft of the stock norton front spindle bushing area might be from another bike, or just custom welded up