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#711098 - 10/10/17 2:12 pm Commando Idle  
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I've looked in the owners manual, and service book. I could be missing it, but I don't see a recommended rpm for a 73' 850 Commando.
Any one know, or where is it stated?
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#711104 - 10/10/17 3:28 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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Originally Posted by nert
I've looked in the owners manual, and service book. I could be missing it, but I don't see a recommended rpm for a 73' 850 Commando.


There wasn't a factory recommended idle speed.

#711105 - 10/10/17 3:34 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: L.A.B.]  
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What do you all set your Norton Commando "tick over speed", with twin carbs at??


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#711107 - 10/10/17 3:52 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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Right or wrong I have never set any of my bikes to idle.

I always set them so they cut out unless there is a little weight on the throttle.

You should never let a Commando idle on start up because it kills the camshaft.

And once it is running I always found it safer to keep my hand on the throttle keeping the bike alive and ready to get out of the way of the idiot behind me who wasn't stopping fast enough at the lights.

It's worked for 49 years :-)

#711108 - 10/10/17 3:57 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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Originally Posted by nert
What do you all set your Norton Commando "tick over speed", with twin carbs at??


Approximately 1000 RPM, with the engine fully warmed up.

#711156 - 10/10/17 10:21 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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Go with 1000 and ride it, if it keeps running then leave it, if it stops as you pull up to lights try 1100 but more likely you just need to find the idle mixture for best running.

#711212 - 10/11/17 4:55 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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I set it at 1200 - 1300 rpm , but avoid idling if I can ..

#711216 - 10/11/17 5:08 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: ludwig]  
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That is where mine is currently, 1200-1300. What is this taboo about idling? I have not heard that.


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#711236 - 10/11/17 8:32 pm Re: Commando Idle [Re: nert]  
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It is generally accepted that ( lubrication of ) the camshaft is one of the weaker points in a Norton engine .
It does not like low rpm and prolonged idling ..


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