Sure, that's a nice color, but the original seems like the best to me. Anyway, my friend, who owns the blue Combat above has decided to sell it for 11K. I have advised him repeatedly not to sell it as it cannot be replaced. This is a good one. It is currently held back by a single AMAL
MKII and I've tried to get him to pop for a set of Premiers now for over a year and let the tiger out. It farts and backfires when cold but runs OK when warmed up. However, he cannot run away from my 850 which is bone stock and I think it should.
Whoever built this bike had some knowledge of them, that is apparent. The frame is gusseted and lots of details are very nice. Plus this bike handles like a Triumph. Not kidding here. Mine seems like a lumbering turd in comparison even though I have the Tailor head steady and hydraulic steering damper, new isolastics and swingarm bushings, and shocks. I've been studying the bike and can see no difference in them. In fact, my '74 has a '72 750 frame even!
Must be a Wednesday bike, so that's why he should keep it.
If I can't talk him out of it, I think I can talk him into a Dominator or a 650SS. At the end of the day, those bikes will likely hold or increase value over even a Combat Commando, in my estimation.
So, anybody know of one for sale?