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    Norton Commando 880 Sprint Special

    Finally at the detailing stage on this VR880 replica.














    Norton Commando 880 Sprint Special VR replica with box section swingarm, big bearing transmission cradle, and Yamaha XS650 front end. Dreer VR880 bodywork with fuel resistant plastic fuel cell & leather uphostery, JE dished pistons with Total Seal gapless rings, Sparx electronic ignition & alternator, Emgo dual lead coil, AGM battery, Sureflex clutch plates, Brembo front brake master cylinder, front brake disc drilled & Blanchard ground, Honda CB750 rear wheel, Ducati Monster headlight, highly polished aluminum bits and other goodies. Sure wish my budget had allowed for all new pipes, tires & rims, they distract when you look close...


    I'll get some much better photos after it's detailed out and ridden to a proper setting.
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    Very nice.......you seem to do good work. Hey if you got any time maybe you could help me with my HT1............should be a cakewalk for you.

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    Is this yours to sell or is this a customer bike?

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    This Norton will be for sale when it's done (soon)
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    Sexsay!
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    Well, a guy from Connecticut got a fantastic deal ($10,100.00) on the bike, and had me install turn signals on it. He is deciding whether he also wants me to install a Colorado Norton Works electric start kit in it.

    So, it's going to it's new home soon...

    Definitely one of my Top-5 builds of all time.

    I didn't lose money, but I didn't make much either. If I had a decent savings account, no way would this bike have been sold for that price...
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    What was needed to put the xs650 front end on the bike? Was it as simple as a bearing swap?
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    Just a couple of spacer shims.

    I think I had to grind down the lower shoulder of the yoke stem, too.
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    spacer shims under the top clamp?
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    Yes, if I remember right...
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