1971 NORTON COMMANDO
Upgraded and lightly modified to maintain a mostly original appearance. This machine has won numerous top awards at national rallies. Despite being a show winner, it was really built to ride. Power, handling and suspension compliance rivals many modern bikes. With effective isolastic vibration control, a comfortable seat and mildly set back foot peg location it rides and handles great on back roads and has power to spare on the interstate. The electrical wiring is mostly soldered and sealed with extra grounds. I purchased the bike in 2005 from the restorer and have ridden it about 2000 miles total (I have other modern bikes). It starts easily and has run perfectly since the day the Amal carbs were swapped out for a single Mikuni carburetor in 2006. The most recent repairs were to replace a slightly leaking head gasket, replace the ignition switch and mount new tires and tubes. There are many stainless steel fasteners and components including rear set foot peg brackets and spokes. Akront aluminum rims Front disc brake with SS brake line Mk III isolastics Norton steering damper Reinforced swing arm Custom modified and sleeved brake master cylinder to fit flat handlebars Hinged and locking seat Koni dampers and progressive fork springs Boyer ignition Engine is stock 10:1 with ported heads Matching serial numbers This is a reliable, collectible, one-of-a-kind Norton Commando.
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