Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Norton Roadster Still For Sale !!!!!
This is a real nice 1971 Norton Commando 750 Roadster. I have done a lot of work on this bike and I just titled it in my name.
If you do the research on the Norton engine that went into a Commando you will find that it started as a 500cc mill and was continually enlarged to meet the needs of the market. By the time the Commando was designed Norton was on the ropes financially and could not afford to re-design the engine so they used the Dominator 750 engine which was already over sized and had vibration issues. The answer was the rubber mounted isolastic set up which does make for a smooth running motorcycle. actually it works very well. The next generation of Commando after my bike was the Combat Commando which grenaded because it was under designed and then the 850 Commando which was really stretching things.
My point being this, the 750 Commando was as good as it ever got in terms of a rideable motorcycle. This bike should have the double shoe front brake but has the 1972 disc set up which has been completely rebuilt and upgraded with a rebuilt Norton-lockheed caliper with racing brake pads and an aftermarket Andover Norton reservoir/brake lever assembly. It is a nice set up and a definite improvement over a stock disc set up.