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#650528 - 04/28/16 12:46 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here ***** [Re: Dennis B]  
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#650687 - 04/29/16 6:10 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: kiwiinusa]  
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kiwi what are those saddlebags??


1972 Triumph T120
1968 BSA A65
1968 MGB Roadster
1979 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta
1969 Honda Mini Trail
1939 farmall f30 tractor
2004 Honda Shadow Aero
1972 BSA Thunderbolt
1975 yamaha xs650b
1972 Norton commando project
#657747 - 06/21/16 6:31 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: raf940]  
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I just bought this.
It is a 1950 ES2

I know it says 1952 on the fender, but the numbers say it is a '50

Last edited by MikeinBiddeford; 06/21/16 6:32 am.

Please do not believe anything I write. I am a hack but I like to guess the right answers.
#657774 - 06/21/16 12:07 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Finished the Green 880 a while back, here's some updated photos, and all the poop...







1974 Commando 880 MkII
All serial numbers matching, clean Texas title
Kenny Dreer VR880 "big bearing" transmission cradle w/ lugs for Spyke e-starter
VR880 box-section swingarm
Vernier adjustable stainless steel isolastics
All black parts powdercoated
Yamaha XS650 front end
Brake disc drilled and Blanchard ground
Brembo front brake master cylinder
DOT rear shocks
Honda CB750F rear wheel assembly
Rear brake cable conversion
Clip-on handlebars
Clubman rearset pegs & controls
RH4 head
VR880 Cylinders w/ JE pistons & Total Seal gapless rings
Superblend main bearings
All new seals & gaskets
Reed valve one-way crankcase vent system
New AMAL Premier carbs, properly jetted
K&N dual-neck air filter
Straight-through peashooter mufflers
Sureflex clutch friction plates
Sparx solid-state regulator/rectifier
Sparx alternator stator
Sparx electronic ignition
AGM small form factor battery
Emgo dual-lead igntion coil
UJM all-in-one thumbswitch unit
Modified new very basic Atlas wiring harness
Veypor VR2 electronic multi-meter
Ducati Monster headlight
VR880 Sprint Special boat-tail seat (original VR paint & leather upholstery)
VR880 SS Fuel cell with fiberglass cover, painted to match seat
Sidecovers painted to match seat

Bike is for sale (PM for additional info)


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#657776 - 06/21/16 12:13 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Resto/furb of an ORIGINAL 1974 John Player Norton Commando 850 MkIIA
Only 200 built by the factory, this one is confirmed to be an original JPN

Very few modern repro parts to replace damaged an missing originals (mainly fairing & mufflers)

Before & After


Still missing Union Jack decal on left side of seat


Bug-Eyed beast


Bike is for sale (PM for additional info)

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#664031 - 08/15/16 6:28 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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My 72 Combat, sportin a new steel tank and paint job

Cheers
Dennis B


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'73 750 Commando
'72 Combat Commando
'71 Triumph Blazer
'69 Victors
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#664108 - 08/16/16 9:32 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Combat rescue/refurb project, just waiting on the OPRV and it'll be for sale.



Other than the replica Dunstall pipes, OEM airbox, and missing sidecovers, it's pretty much all original, down to the Fireflake Purple paint.


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Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
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#668938 - 09/26/16 1:59 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Picked this one up recently, pretty tidy condition. Will be taking the paint off the primary cover and making some gauze plugs for the holes in the casing. (Dry primary)

#704592 - 08/11/17 3:47 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Since Photobucket "photobucketed" all of us, there are a number of speedos on the screen instead of cool bikes. Now, I like speedos enough, but this is too much.
I've been using Flickr successfully since then.
Here's a couple pics of my bike. I do all my own paintwork in case you were wondering.

1974 850 Commando, ex BOTT racer.

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


I took 'er for a nice run just today. Runs great.

Cheers,
Bill

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1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
#704600 - 08/11/17 6:00 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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74 850. Best of the best :-)

#704681 - 08/12/17 12:15 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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In before potatobucket de links my links on the 17th of this month.

Indeed, the best Commando model has to be the 1974 Mk2A in candy apple red.

[Linked Image]

#704854 - 08/13/17 6:55 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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My friend just bought a '72 Combat 750. Can't wait to ride it.
Two Commandos would be best. One 750 and one 850. Gotta love 'em both.
Cheers,
Bill


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1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
#704921 - 08/13/17 10:26 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Beware of early combat 750 engine,s I had a 69 fastback which blew up like a hand grenade not much left of bottom of barrels or crankcases, also had a 74 850 which chewed the main gearbox shaft in half which wrecked the rest of gearbox locking the rear wheel solid nearly threw me off the bike, But they are a nice bike once sorted thru long term ownership to iron out all the problems, just find them to heavy to throw around and if they dont start within three boots of the kickstart then your knackered due to poor ratio on kick start gearing. I have a electric start 850 in my workshop which belongs to a mate , he wants me to rebuild it I am looking forward to it as I want to test ride for the 1000 mile check I do before I hand them back, have not rode one for a while should be good. Dave


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1958 TRI-BSA 750 PRE UNIT
1957 THUNDERBIRD
1932 R E MODEL GS SPECIAL
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#704937 - 08/14/17 2:22 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Does anyone know when the factory started fitting Superblend bearings to the cranks? I think it would be rare to find one that didn't have them if there was at least some mileage on it.
The gearbox mainshaft problem is well know as is the problems with weak layshaft bearings. I seem to recall Johnson Motors involved in a product liability lawsuit in the 70's about the layshaft problem.
60K on mine. Original gearbox but with upgraded bearings.
Most reliable vehicle of any kind I have ever owned.

Cheers,
Bill


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1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
#704949 - 08/14/17 8:32 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: HawaiianTiger]  
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Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger
Does anyone know when the factory started fitting Superblend bearings to the cranks?


From 211891 (so post-Combat) according to factory Service Release N/29, August 1972.

The original 'Superblend' (Norton's name for it) bearing was the R&M/RHP 6/MRJA30.
From 1973 the factory fitted the FAG NJ306E which is the bearing still supplied today and often referred to as 'Superblend'.

https://andover-norton.co.uk/en/sho...-bearing-d12-32-nm17822-nm17824-06-2114-

#705034 - 08/14/17 10:46 pm Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: L.A.B.]  
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Originally Posted by L.A.B.

From 1973 the factory fitted the FAG NJ306E which is the bearing still supplied today and often referred to as 'Superblend'.


As discussed previously though, only referred to as a superblend by Nortons and by Nortoneers.
If you ask FAG about this, they just call it an off-the-shelf heavier duty bearing. (E is for Extra ?)

(It has an extra roller than the NJ306 bearing used in dommies for some decades.)
(And which will fit in the same space onto the same sized shafts.)

It was also discussed earlier that Nortons fitted and tried a variety of bearings before and around the time of the Combat bearings saga, so had some inkling that thungs weren't quite as rosy as they should have been ?

Bearings are quite a divergence from photos, normal programming will be resumed shortly ?

#705189 - 08/16/17 3:58 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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I'll post my friend's '72 when it gets here all the way from New York.
We're going to need some folks to re-post their pics. That is, when they sign up with another 3rd party photo Hosting site. I'm pretty sure that there aren't many folks dumb enough to pay 400$ for the privilege of using that nasty old Photobucket service when there are still so many good and free sites available.

Cheers,
Bill

PS I never seemed to get bored looking at Norton pictures.....
B.

Last edited by HawaiianTiger; 08/16/17 3:59 am.

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1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
#705202 - 08/16/17 10:17 am Re: Post a picture of your Norton here [Re: Dennis B]  
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Your red and black tank is beautiful!
I'm jealous of the quality of your paint work
and the decal choice really sets it off
Cheers
Dennis B


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