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Old 06-25-2013, 09:56 AM   #33
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a certain something
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Cool2 06.25.2013

Recently, I had a good bit of work done on the Norton.

I bought this 1974 Norton 850 Commando several years ago. At the time, it had maybe 1000 miles on the rebuild. It was rebuilt by someone up in NY state, and the guy did a great job on the motor, but somehow there was lots he either missed, or didn't do. So, one thing has always led to another with the bike- IOW it has been a constant PIA. I had taken it down to North Carolina in May, to do a BritBike ride, and wound leaving it there for more work. Now, all the little things have been addressed, and there have also been some significant upgrades- new head steady, reed valves in the breather, some clutch and carb work, and perhaps one of the best, a modern H4 headlight kit. I took the bike out today to.... Well just cuz I could! Had a decent 90 miles or so, on some of my fave roads, and got back home before it got too hot out. Here's some pix of the ride. Well, OK- more of the BIKE than the ride...
sweet bike tho, no?

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