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Old 11-08-2005, 06:56 AM   #1
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Anyone looking for a Norton Production Racer project?

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Old 11-08-2005, 07:42 AM   #2
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/norto...QQcmdZViewItem

By the looks of the parts I think it might be a real one.

If anyone buys the Norton, I'll buy the Yamaha from you. I had a 1974 TZ250A. From what I can see in the pics this B-model is stock, except the swingarm and the clip-ons. It even has the four-shoe front brake we all threw away and replaced with a disc.
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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I'd say the condition of the right hand rod explains why he can't find the cylinder head.

Damn, I'd like to bid on these bikes, I had a aircooled yammy 250 in the mid 70s that I raced along side the Norton I had at the time.
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Old 11-08-2005, 07:56 AM   #4
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I'll bet it made a hell of a racket!
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Old 11-08-2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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I'd say the condition of the right hand rod explains why he can't find the cylinder head. ...
He should look under the gas tank


Damn, this is tempting. I always thought the PR was the ultimate Commando- and probably the 1st from the factory licenseable race replica.
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Old 11-10-2005, 07:14 AM   #6
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Other than the very rare short stroke 750 engine factory production racer, you can make any Commando a production racer. New bodywork is easily available through Norvil [Les Emery], or Mick Hemmings.
Looking at this engine, and bike, it looks like a money pit. Anyone priced a new Norton rod lately? Machining/balancing? The piston was detroyed, and it's pieces quickly distributed throughout the cam, lifters, and into the oil pump. Claimed to be a 1972, the frame and engine numbers, off the top of my head, seem to be 1969-70, and not matching, as Commandos do.
A production racer sure, a factory production racer, not!
The TZ is on the other hand a special little bike, and noteworthy. Buy it, and part out the Norton.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:13 AM   #7
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Claimed to be a 1972, the frame and engine numbers, off the top of my head, seem to be 1969-70, and not matching, as Commandos do.

Ciao, Steve G.
My 71 750 is 144,246, so it could be a late 71 - early 72. The stated frame/engine numbers are only off by 40, so it could be a swap, or the guy just typo'd. There's a brilliant JPN languishing in a local shop with a $10K asking, so I agree about the money pit concerns.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:47 AM   #8
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Looking at this engine, and bike, it looks like a money pit.


All restorations are money pits
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Old 11-10-2005, 06:54 PM   #9
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All restorations are money pits
I very much agree!
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