Here's a pic ofmy Commando that I owned for the last 40 years, still in original factory paint, although the paintwork looks better on the picture than it actually is. Love this bike.
Nice bike. I had some j*p*n*s* candy apple red painted bits, where the red had faded quite noticeably. A very light mist spray of one of these red translucent rattle cans really revived it, and it polished up sorta nicely. It wasn't entirely original paint then of course, but if its getting too far gone to be acceptable.... May not be entirely petrol proof though. !
This is my 1973 Norton Commando 850 with the locking Corbin seat. Not much done to her except the addition of a stainless steel braided front brake line since my purchase. Which helped some but still a bit scary when stopping from high speeds. The tank is I think the 750 design but was told it was ordered as such because the previous owner preferred the style of the 750 tank v.s 850. She doesn't look original to that of 1973 but neither do I. LOL
1966 Atlas...Bought 2 of these about a year ago and so far have this one together and running...Original chrome on all parts except fenders...Original paint on frame..Lot of fun after sorting out lots of issues...
1974 Commando..Bought about 4 years ago..It was a local one owner with 5700 miles..Did a few upgrades and use it as a daily rider...Still has all original paint..
The fuel tank was half full water and old gas, the carbs were packed solid with powdered rust, the clutch drive cush rubbers were disintegrated slime, it needed a new primary chain, fork seals and bushes, brake shoes and all new cables. Since cleaning it up and replacing all the bits and pieces, it has been running like a top.
It still needs a proper Atlas kickstart lever however as the current one is from a Commando.
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Brian M 1971 T100R 1974 T150V 1980 GS1000 2011 Tiger 800 1965 Norton Atlas