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    1967 Norton Cafe Racer Build

    After many years of building bikes I have come to the bike of my dreams.
    It took a few build to get to a level were I was capable to build a high end bike like this one.
    Here's a quick breakdown of this Norton:
    1965 Atlas 750 cc Motor
    1967 Feather Bed Slimline Frame
    1970 Commando Gearbox

    Here's a few pic of the Bike:
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    Nov. 2015
    In this pic there is very little of the stock bike left, she has gone through a full nut and bolt rebuild and mob.
    The motor has a full performance rebuild, blueprinted and balanced to 76 degrees.
    All new wiring and a new Joe Hunt Magneto.
    Performance Clutch and Belt drive Kit.
    Center oil tank and rear sets.
    Road Holder Forks rebuilt, frame powder coated and so much more...
    $8,500 have gone into the build at this point in the build.
    Last edited by LarsBud; 02-14-2016 at 04:52 PM.
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    The next step was finishing off the wiring, mounting of the Aluminum rear fender and the addition of Cocktail Shaker pips.
    Another $220.00 for the pipes.
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    The next part of my project was fitting a custom front fender and main drive belt cover.
    Both parts required hands on fitting.
    These were recycled, so no cost.
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    I decided to use the stock tank, because the condition wasn't all that bad.
    It did require a little body work and I also removed the badges.
    I sealed the inside of the tank and painted the outside in Ferrari Red.
    Four coats of clear and the finish is spot on
    Cast $125.00 for paint and sealer.
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    With the tank back on the bike I was able to test fire the first time since the rebuild. She fired up, but ran very hot and discolored the headers.
    The timing was the cause, it was set at 28 degrees after top dead center not 28 degrees before top dead center where it should have been.
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    After the adjustment the bike ran as smooth as silk and I could dial the carb in.
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    Nice project!

    I know the Commando and pre-commando transmission case mounting bosses are oriented differently, was it a big fuss to arrange mounting?

    Some very nice work there, it will be a bit unique, which is always nice.

    I like your signature quote. My attitude exactly.
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    I really like your work and th ed finished product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaul View Post
    Nice project!

    I know the Commando and pre-commando transmission case mounting bosses are oriented differently, was it a big fuss to arrange mounting?

    Some very nice work there, it will be a bit unique, which is always nice.

    I like your signature quote. My attitude exactly.
    I replaced the stock metal (chrome) gear box mounts, for Racing grade Aluminum Gear box mounting plates designed Commando, this makes it a simple upgrade.
    You can see the Aluminum Mounts in the pic.
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    2nd week of Feb.2016
    I attached my new seat cover and padding that I special ordered with red piping to match the tank colour.
    I also attached a oil catch tank to prevent any oil from leaking onto the rear tire and I can recycle it this way.
    Seat cover and pad $280.00 (reused old pan)
    Oil catch tank $39.00
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    Now that I have my Norton, I need to have the proper style jacket to match.
    So I sat down and pulled out my paints and got to work and here's what I got.
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    It's just paint on my leather jacket.
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