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Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by L.A.B., Feb 17, 2008.

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    Nov 20, 2004

    Phoenix S.U. Carb Conversion Instructions
    Donated by cliffa
    See Attachments section at bottom of the page

    Lucas Alternator Charging/Output Check

    British Motorcycle Fastener Database & Model Identfication

    Amal Carb Tuning Information by John Healy
    https://www.princeton.edu/ssp/65-cub-da ... itbike.pdf

    Commando Parts Books
    https://issuu.com/sealycycleservice/sta ... d562b68f97

    French Language Commando Workshop Manual
    http://tramber-clausse.pagesperso-orang ... mmando.pdf

    Lucas Service Manual

    1968-1970 Commando Parts List
    http://www.eurooldtimers.com/eng/manual ... 1970-.html

    AP Lockheed Brake Service Manual
    http://www.classicbike.biz/Triumph/Main ... Norton.pdf

    Boyer Bransden Ignition Fault Finding

    Atlantic Green

    Downloadable degree wheel

    Commando Workshop Companion

    Commando Models
    The dates are an approximate indication of when each model was generally available and shouldn't be regarded as actual factory production beginning or end dates.

    Original Commando 4/68-3/69
    750 R 3/69-9/69
    750S 3/69-6/70
    Fastback 3/69-8/70
    Fastback II 9/70-12/70
    Fastback III 1/71-12/71
    Fastback IV 1/72-3/73
    Fastback LR (Long Range) 4/71-12/71
    Fastback LR MkIV 1/72-2/73
    Roadster 3/70-12/70
    Roadster II 1/71-12/71
    (no MkIII Roadster, apparently!)
    Roadster IV 1/72-2/73
    Roadster V 3/73-10/73
    SS (Street Scrambler) 3/71-10/71
    PR (Production Racer) 4/71-10/73
    Hi-Rider 5/71-12/71
    Hi-Rider IV 1/72-2/73
    Hi-Rider V 3/73-10/73
    Interstate 1/72-2/73
    Interstate V 3/73-10/73
    Roadster 1 3/73-12/73
    Roadster 1A 9/73-2/74
    Roadster 2/2A 1/74-2/75
    Roadster 3 2/75-9/77
    Interstate 1 3/73-12/73
    Interstate 1A 9/73-2/74
    Interstate 2/2A 1/74-2/75
    Interstate 3 2/75-9/77
    Hi-Rider 1 3/73-12/73
    Hi-Rider 2 1/74-2/75
    Hi-Rider 3 3/75-?
    John Player Replica 11/73-2/75

    US = UK terminlogy

    Motorcycle = Motorbike
    Plug wire = HT (High Tension) lead
    Rim lock = Security bolt
    Wrench = Spanner
    Fender = Mudguard
    Triple tree = Yoke
    Ground = Earth
    Fork tube = Stanchion
    Gear shift = Gear change
    Muffler = Silencer
    Gasoline = Petrol
    Petcock = Petrol/Fuel tap
    Wrist pin = Gudgeon pin
    Zerk fitting = Grease nipple
    Lifters = Tappets
    Counterclockwise = Anticlockwise
    Bushing/s = Bush/es
    Snap ring = Circlip
    Footpeg = Footrest
    Transmission = Gearbox
    License plate = Number plate
    Kerosene = Paraffin
    Axle = Spindle
    Denatured alcohol = Methylated spirit (or "meths")
    High beam = Main beam
    Low beam = Dipped (or Dip) beam
    Blinkers/Flashers/Turn signals = (Direction) Indicators
    Set screw = Grub screw (as a "set screw" in the UK is a fully threaded bolt with a hexagon head)
    Tube wrench = Box spanner
    Box-end wrench = Ring spanner
    Allen wrench = Allen key
    Adjustable wrench = "Adjustable" (spanner) or "Shifter"
    Vise grip = Mole grip
    Breaking-in = Running-in
    Flashlight = Torch
    Pinging = Pinking
    Hose clamp = Jubilee clip
    Bondo = Body filler
    Rim band = Rim tape
    Headlamp bucket = Headlamp shell
    Lever perch = Lever bracket
    Fiberglass = GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic)/Fibreglass
    Pry = Prise
    Vise = Vice
    Kickstand = Side stand
    Tire iron/spoon = Tyre lever
    DC generator = Dynamo

    Factory workshop manuals, parts manuals, riders handbooks and more: http://britmoto.com/

    Lots of Triumph/Norton repair manuals, parts lists, brochures, etc.: http://www.classicbike.biz/

    Amal carb info:

    Commando Decals and Transfers:


    Andover Norton:

    Commando Workshop Manual '71-:

    Amal Co. Carbs & Parts:

    Amal tuning:

    Bushman's Amal Tuning
    http://www.jba.bc.ca/Bushmans Carb Tuning.html

    Norton/AMC fastener & thread identification (by part number):

    Thread Charts:

    Technical Information from Old Britts: http://www.oldbritts.com/ob_tech.html

    INOA technical articles: http://www.inoanorton.com/Articles/

    UK Norton Owners Club: http://www.nortonownersclub.org/

    Norton Owners Club NSW: http://www.nocnsw.org.au/home

    Attached Files:

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