hewhoistoolazytologin said:Indeed nice footage in parts of the film...some angles that must have been tough to get and some well selected music too, to get the blood flowing.
Jon Hundt said:don't all Commandos do that? I bought mine back in '73 and it always popped like that. I thought it was normal.
I guess I still have a lot to learn.
This is my first post here, I'm very happy that I found this forum. I have a '72 Combat Commando Roadster that I bought new at Schleicher Motors in Oakland CA with my first paycheck from my first job. My beautiful bike is now a wreck, but I am gearing up for a restoration. This seems like the place to go for info and experience.
Ron L said:Wrench,
That Gimeca 4LS is definitely a pretty thing. However, at 9.6 kg is a lot of unsprung weight.
I know a number of guys that have adapted a 4LS hub from an early Suzuki water buffalo (GT750 watercoole triple two stroke). It must be narrowed , but there is plenty of metal left. These are not as easy to find as they once were, as the vintage racers are grabbing them for use in the classes where disc brakes are not allowed. A poor man's Grimeca.
I understand they work better than the stock 2LS and nearly as well as a good stock disc setup.
Biker-man said:This is a rough translation...
- 48 Norton's first twin
- 67 Norton's first 750
It seems that Norton was ahead of the game in the displacement department.