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Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? #666035
09/01/16 2:52 am
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Anyone got a color colour chart for these years ?
(The brochures say for available colors, refer to the color chart.)

For 73/74, there would be 5 or 6 (?) colours listed.

Fireflake blue, fireflake bronze, black, candyapple red, and solid blue for the Interstates.

This is such a chart for 1970.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b73/Les3066/Album%202/1970ColourChart_zps4918cefc.jpg~original

They come up now on then on eBay - about the only place where it is likely you might see them - but so far 1973 or 1974 ones have somewhat invisible.

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Re: Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? [Re: Rohan] #666120
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Never seen a color chart for the 73 or 74. Best resource may be these brochures.
http://www.classicbike.biz/Norton/Brochures/Brochures.htm
As you can see 74 models were also available in the white with red and blue stripe "John Player" style. I've decided I'm going with that on the 74 850 I'm building.


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Re: Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? [Re: Rohan] #666144
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Thanks. I've got those scans, and some of the printed ones even.

But, they don't actually show (or list) all the offered colors
(fireflake bronze in particular),
so who knows what else may be lurking on the official color options list ?

Btw, there has been chat elsewhere that the 'JPN' roadster paint scheme has also been referred to as a 'Jubilee' scheme, since there is no official mention of a JPN roadster anywhere. And the parts book refers to it as a blue stripe option.
Cheers.

Re: Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? [Re: Rohan] #666145
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Yeah I have that thread on Access Norton bookmarked. It's going to be my reference for doing the painting.


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1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
2-1974 Norton Commandos
2004 XL 1200R Sportster

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Re: Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? [Re: Rohan] #666183
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for some reason I couldn't open those links (stupid computer)
so I thought I would post this anyway
(is this the chart the links lead to?)
hope this helps



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Re: Commando color colour chart for 1973 or 1974 ? [Re: Rohan] #666248
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Thats a link to a better version of the same thing.

I've done up a prelim version for the 1973 one, since actually finding one seems only a distant chance.
Bigger version when I'm more sure of some of the details.

https://s16.postimg.io/eouve5dwx/Norton1973_colorchart_assembled.jpg?j

Note that both 750 and 850 models are on sale in 73, and they each had their own range of colors - as did the HiRiders and Interstates and Interpols.


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