BritBike Forum logo
BritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorBritBike SponsorThe Bonneville ShopBritBike Sponsor
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
ShoutChat Box
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments.
Buy BritBike staff a coffee
Buy BritBike's staff a coffeeStill here since 1996 serving BritBike enthusiasts..
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
Member Spotlight
RGSDave
RGSDave
Kansas City
Posts: 248
Joined: April 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Alex Lynch, B Mac, Lenz-a-lot, UncleYeti, harold2019
10774 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
franko 128
NickL 66
MarcB 52
Popular Topics(Views)
947,783 mail-order LSR
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics67,495
Posts675,666
Members10,774
Most Online14,755
May 5th, 2019
Who's Online Now
73 registered members (99cyclone), 453 guests, and 851 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
Rate Thread
'72 Norton Commando #215546 09/26/08 4:32 pm
2 Images
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
cmessenk Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
'72 Norton Commando

My 1972 Combat, purchased in 1978 and a daily rider until I had to lay her down in 1986 to avoid a head-on collision. The bike spent the next 22 years living in garages, sheds and under tarps until it was totally restored this past year (2008). Features include original Dunstall fairing, tank and seat installed by the previous owner in 1974, Mikuni flat-slide carb (TM34), Clubman rearsets, new adjustable isolastics, Excel rims SS spokes and new Avons...needless to say it's great to have her back!!

Photos include before/after shots and post-restoration side shot.
Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale:
British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK
British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
7 Comments
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: cmessenk] #215708 09/27/08 4:58 pm
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,208
S
Steve in Tulsa Offline
BritBike Forum member
Offline
BritBike Forum member
S
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,208
clap


Steve in Tulsa
Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale:
British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK
British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: Steve in Tulsa] #220451 10/24/08 4:13 pm
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
D
Derian Offline
BritBike Forum member
Offline
BritBike Forum member
D
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2
Wow, beautiful bike! Really love that Dunstall setup. Bravo!

Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: Derian] #232754 01/14/09 6:06 pm
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
cmessenk Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
OP Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
I just received my 2009 BritBike Calendar and what a beauty!! I was very surprised to see my Commando featured on the October page. The caption, however, reads "1970 Norton Commando" GrandPaul, etc....so I feel a correction is in order.

For what it's worth, the caption should read: "1972 Norton Commando". "cmessenk" Chip Messenkopf - St. Petersburg, FL USA

Cheers!


Chip
'72 Combat
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: cmessenk] #239392 02/23/09 2:14 pm
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,574
GrandPaul Online Content
BritBike Forum member
Online Content
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,574
Chip, I corrected them, but too late, sorry.


GrandPaul (does not use emoticons)
Author of the book "Old Bikes"
Too many bikes to list, mostly Triumph & Norton, some BSA & European
"The Iron in your blood should be Vintage"
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: cmessenk] #239831 02/25/09 5:06 pm
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,976
Bob S Offline
BritBike Forum member
Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,976
Thats what i like to see!!---------Determination......... Looks awesome my man! :bigt :bigt

Last edited by Bob S; 02/25/09 5:07 pm.
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: Bob S] #397734 10/07/11 12:41 am
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
cmessenk Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
OP Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 37
8500 miles with no problems to speak of...1st kick starter even after 3 weeks of sitting...owe it all to Windy aka "bill50cal" on the Brit Bike Forum...thanks Windy for all your help thru the years!!


Chip
'72 Combat
Re: '72 Norton Commando [Re: cmessenk] #397982 10/08/11 10:21 pm
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 325
Mike667-neighbor of the beast Offline
BritBike Forum member
Offline
BritBike Forum member
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 325
Originally Posted by cmessenk
The caption, however, reads "1970 Norton Commando" GrandPaul, etc....so I feel a correction is in order.

For what it's worth, the caption should read: "1972 Norton Commando". "cmessenk" Chip Messenkopf - St. Petersburg, FL USA

Cheers!


that's a bit of a kick in the balls eh?


73 850 Commando
75 Ducati 750gt
78 Laverda 1200
97 Ducati 900 SS
61 BSA A10
62 Triumph T110

Moderated by  Jon W. Whitley 

Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | DVD- Manuals & Parts books
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3