Not enough Norton Commandos on this site.
1973 850cc Norton Commando.
Just finished, you name it’s been done and few upgrades too.
Power plant fully rebuilt and now has a PW3 cam and flowed head, everything checked and end floats corrected. Engine is like new inside. Ignition upgraded to with micro mk4 Boyer and Andrews coil. Nice new set of roadster pipes from armours which in my option are the best off the shelf pipes you can get. Gearbox has a new full 5 speed Quaife cluster from Mick Hemmings. Primary is belt kit from Bob Newby. Carbs are standard 32mm (Burlen) but flowed through and fuel heights matched, both breathing through a high flow K&N filter.
The chassis has new vernier isolastics and rose joint headsteady. The bike now has twin 300mm discs upfront, AP callipers and AP master cylinder. I’ve fitted 18” Excel valanced rims front (custom hub) and back (stock hub machined over) and a pair of custom Falcon alloy bodies rear shocks, I’ve also tweaked the front end damping a bit. I also got shot of all the switch gear and went minimal there’s just a horn push and a dip and main switch. The handle bars are forged alloy Renthal low rise superbike bars (2.5” rise) and home made rear-sets. All new bodywork including the Corbin smuggler Seat.
Rebuilt! More like remanufactured.
Hope you like it. BTW the colour is a candy orange. View attachment 104157
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Thanks.Look children, this is what a Real cafe racer type motorcycle looks like, notice it has not been completely stripped of functionality in a quest to build a lighter paper weight. That's because jalsteve has knowledge about real live motorcycles and a talent for working on them and not just some picture on pipe burn to go by.
Yet another awesome ride jalsteve
Definitely not Rickman - never heard of Tracy. Maybe a one-off.What kit is that? Almost looks like Rickman and Tracy had a baby
Tracy body kits from the 70s?Definitely not Rickman - never heard of Tracy. Maybe a one-off.
They never made it to Oz as far as I know....and from my POV - that's probably a good thing ;-)... and to be serious - I can't see the resemblance.Tracy body kits from the 70s?