1972 Norton Commando Roadster - Essex England

Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
  • Norton Commando Combat
Essex, UK
Country
United Kingdom
Posted
3 years ago
State
England
City
Essex
Make
Norton
Model
Commando Roadster
Year
1972
Condition
Used
Color
-
Mileage
-
Body Type
-
VIN
-
X

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Norton Commando Combat

1972 combat engined Norton Commando Roadster, in excellent condition with matching numbers. I restored this from a re-imported basket case 6 years ago for my own use. Every last part has been overhauled and restored to excellent condition. Engine - head reconditioned with bronze exhaust thread inserts, new guides valves etc, using its original combat head. The barrels were rebored to first oversize and the crank stripped, checked, cleaned and balanced with new mains and a standard (not 2S) camshaft fitted. The cases have had the oil pick up mod as usually recommended for the 72 combat model. Transmission uses an RGM belt drive to the gearbox rebuilt with a close ratio RGM gear cluster and conventional (up for down) gear change rather than the standard "up for up" Norton change so I don't get confused riding my other bikes. RGM trident style kickstarter. Boyer ignition and 3 phase alternator fitted with new amal premier carbs. The original GRP fuel tank was damaged and it and the side panels replaced with genuine (not replica) steel items, repainted in the original fireflake royal blue. Wheels rebuilt with flanged alloy rims/stainless spokes and avon roadrider tyres. Original guards rechromed (correct for year). Instruments reconditioned by Speedograph Richfield. Front brake has a sleeved master cylinder by RGM which with braided hoses and ferodo platinum pads gives (almost) reasonable braking. Faults? There is a small tear in the front bottom corner of the seat cover - it fel...