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LBCs_since_1988
03-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Hi all, I tried posting this in the New (old) Classifieds but it keeps getting deleted so here goes:

Want to Buy: Norton Commando for restoration. 1973 or later with matching numbers.

Thanks,

Grantura_MKI
03-30-2010, 08:46 PM
+1. Lovely bike. Are you after a 750?
Cheers,
D.

Grantura_MKI
03-30-2010, 08:46 PM
+1. Lovely bike. Are you after a 750?
Cheers,
D.

LBCs_since_1988
03-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Thanks D. A late 750 or 850. Have you got any leads?

Regards,
Aaron

AngliaGT
03-30-2010, 10:26 PM
For me it'd have to be an 850,in Black.
You might check through Mickey to see if Jerr's
interested in selling Tony's Norton.
It'd be nice to see it go to a good home.

- Doug

LBCs_since_1988
03-31-2010, 06:28 AM
Tony Barnhill? That pains me to think about what happened. I've heard great things about him.

With respect,

Grantura_MKI
03-31-2010, 08:44 AM
He was a good bloke! No leads. The last bike I saw for sale was a Bonnie that was in all original condition. Passed on it. Will keep you in mind.
Cheers,
D.

Steve
04-01-2010, 12:48 PM
I'll keep my ears and eyes open for you.... FYI, my father was a member of the design team for the Commando, he designed the gearbox and the cushioned final drive setup in the rear hub, amongst other things.

LBCs_since_1988
04-02-2010, 06:47 AM
Thanks Steve! That's really cool to hear that your father worked for Norton. I wish I had a story like that to tell. My dad was an accountant :sleep:

Steve
04-02-2010, 09:14 AM
He moved here in '78 to work for Harley-Davidson, too. He never owned a motorcycle!

Steve
04-02-2010, 11:09 PM
Dad just told me that a guy he knows of in Boston, MA just picked up a 750 Commando, 4,000 original miles on it. They're still out there!!!

LBCs_since_1988
04-04-2010, 09:30 AM
Nice. What a find. Seems they've vanished from the DC area!

SilentUnicorn
04-04-2010, 09:42 AM
https://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/1669600147.html
https://nh.craigslist.org/mcy/1640558209.html

here is a couple.

m

Steve
04-05-2010, 05:34 PM
The warning lights in the centre of the gauges on the black machine was my dad's idea. He had a Triumph 1300TC that had the cluster of warning lights in the centre of the dash, and he thought that a similar thing would be useful on a motorcycle.....

SilentUnicorn
04-05-2010, 06:46 PM
Price on that black one is reasonable, seems to me.

m

Steve
04-05-2010, 07:37 PM
What I was thinking, too. VERY reasonable!

LBCs_since_1988
04-06-2010, 06:54 AM
plus another $600 for shipping. :rolleyes:

SilentUnicorn
04-06-2010, 07:07 PM
plus another $600 for shipping. :rolleyes:

Still not a bad investment. If i hadn't just bought myself a Triumph...that bike would be on my list..

m

LBCs_since_1988
04-11-2010, 08:32 PM
Got one!!! :banana:

was thinking I'd want an 850 but this one fits the bill perfectly. Oh, it's gonna be fun over the next couple of years:

https://members.cox.net/capitaldrivingclub/daughterandnorton.jpg

drooartz
04-11-2010, 10:45 PM
Well done, and enjoy the rebuild!