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Old 01-18-2002, 08:46 PM   #31
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Eh? One's missing. The one you and cRAsH were gonna take for the hall of fame.
He was so fucking far out in front of me, I don't think it even entered his mind.
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Old 01-18-2002, 08:49 PM   #32
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How about a wee bit more notice next time? :):
Three days isn't enough notice?
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:06 PM   #33
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Three days isn't enough notice?
Apparently not or I would've been there....
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:17 PM   #34
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Apparently not or I would've been there....
Here's a hint. Pay attention.
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:23 PM   #35
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Here's a hint. Pay attention.
Sir, yes sir! Oh-fish-ally attempting to pay attention from here on...
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Old 01-18-2002, 09:24 PM   #36
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:36 PM   #37
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Re: Re: ADVrider West Lunch Friday?

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I would be there but I'm going over the hill to buy a motorcycle

I'm gonna buy a motorcycle, I'm gonna buy a motorcycle, I'm gonna buy a motorcycle, I'm gonna buy a motorcycle, na na na na na.


73 Norton...if it turns out as good as it sounds
isn't that just pre commando days ??
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:38 PM   #38
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Norton Commando: A Short History

The origins of the Norton Commando can be traced back to the late 1940's when the Model 7 Twin was first launched. It was designed by Bert Hopwood with a capacity of 497cc and initially the new models were for export only.

The twin cylinder design evolved into the 650cc Dominator and 750cc Atlas before being launched as the 750cc Commando in 1967. The main improvement in this latest machine was that the engine and gearbox were isolated from the frame by special rubber mountings. This was to alleviate the acute vibration problems of the earlier models.

The first 850cc machines were launched in April 1973. The engines of these bikes had similar power to the 750cc models but were less stressed (some of the 750cc models had proved to be unreliable with main bearing and head gasket problems).

The 850cc MK3 Commando was launched in March 1975 and for the first time was fitted with an electric starter. However it was a good job that the kick start was retained because at best it was only an electric "assister" and would soon drain the battery. The specification remained unchanged until October 1977 when the last machines were made. During the 10 years it was in production it was popular all over the world. In the UK it won the MCN "Machine of the Year" competition for five successive years from 1968-1972.
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Norton Commando: A Short History

The origins of the Norton Commando can be traced back to the late 1940's when the Model 7 Twin was first launched. It was designed by Bert Hopwood with a capacity of 497cc and initially the new models were for export only.

The twin cylinder design evolved into the 650cc Dominator and 750cc Atlas before being launched as the 750cc Commando in 1967. The main improvement in this latest machine was that the engine and gearbox were isolated from the frame by special rubber mountings. This was to alleviate the acute vibration problems of the earlier models.

The first 850cc machines were launched in April 1973. The engines of these bikes had similar power to the 750cc models but were less stressed (some of the 750cc models had proved to be unreliable with main bearing and head gasket problems).

The 850cc MK3 Commando was launched in March 1975 and for the first time was fitted with an electric starter. However it was a good job that the kick start was retained because at best it was only an electric "assister" and would soon drain the battery. The specification remained unchanged until October 1977 when the last machines were made. During the 10 years it was in production it was popular all over the world. In the UK it won the MCN "Machine of the Year" competition for five successive years from 1968-1972.
thanks Dude the momory an't as good as it used too be
my dream bike used to be a John Player 850 commando that was a few decades ago
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:51 PM   #40
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Eh? One's missing.
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Old 01-18-2002, 10:54 PM   #41
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thanks Dude the momory an't as good as it used too be
my dream bike used to be a John Player 850 commando that was a few decades ago
I ran into a guy tonight who has been trying to sell me his 72 Commando for months...anyway, do you know if a late 72 750 is one of the so-called "good Norton years"...Im told there are good ones/bad ones..
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This is where Baldy would have been sitting, had he actually showed up.

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Old 01-18-2002, 11:13 PM   #43
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I ran into a guy tonight who has been trying to sell me his 72 Commando for months...anyway, do you know if a late 72 750 is one of the so-called "good Norton years"...Im told there are good ones/bad ones..
yaeh there was but for the life of me I can not remember

If I do I will mail... bit I figure you can not go wrong with a classic
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