The Norton Commando 750 comes with Expanding brake brakes on the front and Expanding brake brakes on the rear to ensure you will stop quickly if you need to. Modifications made:speedo and tack mounting braket custom made speedotack meteroil pressure gauge, line and fittingsalloy gas tankalloy seat clip on handlebarsThe bike recently had a service and received:new coilsirgnition swtichK+N oil filterIntake rocker gasketexhaust rocker gaskets Mikuni Carb Kitbatterysparkplugsplug wiresthrottle ferruletap adapterIn additon it had:oil changedvalves adjustedtiming checkedMikuni carb tunedForks, brake and everything else was checked and was said to be in good condition. Above 3200rpm, things smooth out significantly. The most difficult part was sourcing the correct seat. The original contact breaker points have been replaced with a Power Arc 2 map curve electronic ignition.
Trim 750 Category Standard Motorcycles Engine 750 Posted Over 1 Month Very clean and original Commando in excellent condition. But Bauer designed his frame around the unit construction P10 engine, where the swingarm could be attached directly to the power unit. The only trades I would consider would be of the 4 wheel drive variety. Nevertheless, the Commando was a critical and commercial success. Jim admits to a small number of deviations from stock: the aforementioned trim caps; flexible plastic rocker oil feed replacing the crack-prone stock steel lines; vernier-adjustable Isolastic mounts; improved rear muffler mounting; extra gusseting on the frame seat loop; and a 3. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the. We've seen these change hands at around £6,000 for a reasonably clean one.
The bike is currently in Santa Monica, California. I wipe it down and polish it. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend. The bike had been stored in a chicken coop. I'm not interested in trades. Condition is very hard to describe.
The easy to attach single seat cowl quickly turns the bike back into the stylish single seat form. The bike went to few vintage shows and received tons of admiration. Since the 1940s, the Commando's predecessors also used the 750 cc vertical twin engine, but to the discomfort of Norton riders, the older bikes had a vibration problem that originated in the engine and shook the frame like an earthquake. All the original parts: bronze clutch plates, high rider headlight, turn signals, choke and cables, head steady, air box, horn, cross over pipes, mufflers,and roadster seat have never been used and will come with the bike as well as the owners manual, tool kit, spark plugs, square mirrors, extra Boyer ready to go and electric air pump. Was sitting in a Shed since 2003. When the Plumstead site was slated for redevelopment, assembly was moved in 1969 to a new facility in Andover, Hampshire on the famous Thruxton circuit , while engine manufacture went to the Villiers factory in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
This bike rides and handles like a dream. But in '74, there were still fading hopes that the British bike industry could be saved. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700 Norton Motorcycles has begun shipping its Commando 961 to American dealerships, marking the first delivery of new motorcycles from the brand to the U. They make the show — just. Gaudy, maybe — but subtle it was not. Trusted sellers list a variety of Norton Commando engines as well as timing covers, carbs, tanks, and owner's manuals. This 1973 Norton 750 is a fun ride, comfortable and smooth! It also has a valid 1974 original historical plate.
None of the standard reference works carry any photographs, and details are sketchy. It was in great shape but wasn't running and needed a tune. Available in Columbus Ohio, pick up or test drive. Always stored and covered in house or conditioned garage. The original contact breaker will be included.
The bike appereaed to be all orginal when I got and was red. It runs well, changes cleanly and goes as a Commando should. All documentation, original bill of sale from 1978 dealer purchase, verification of history, all work orders and parts lists from both top notch mechanics will come with the bike. Here we have a nice 1971 Norton 750 Commando with Dunstall exhaust and mufflers. To avoid transmission snatch and chain windup, he fixes the swing arm to the engine unit, separating the entire powertrain from the frame — and hence the rider. Designed by Roy Norton and Tom Kasher who were on a placement at a design studio, I get the impression the pair are into motorcycle and not just designers.
Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U. Diaphragm clutches are generally light in action and rarely slip when set up correctly. Matching numbers engine and frame. Not for the first time, a British bike maker had misjudged the U. If you want the best in a classic, eye-catching, all-original, powerful English twin, this is it.