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Don't know if anyone saw this commercial yet, it's about time they put some real motorcycles in TV commercials!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvbOzyU-qqM



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Just took my Commando out for a ride this morning.

I noticed that you posted a thread about you desire for a BSA. Can't blame you there as BSA made some really nice machines. I'm particularly fond of the pre-unit twins. I had a Rocket Gold Star for a few years and really enjoyed it.

However, I have to tell you that the Commando is a far superior machine for most U.S. roads in my opinion. If you plan to do any Interstate or other freeway riding, the Commando's isolastics make any such journey a joy. The RGS was fun on small, windy roads, but was a torture machine on high-speed roads. The Commando does both (if you tend to the potential handling issues). The Commando has a very long list of engineering weaknesses, but has a long list of modifications to deal with them as well. The Norton club has a technical book that lists them.

I have incrementally updated my Commando over the last ten years or so. Today, it's the single most satisfying motorcycle I've ever owned.

On my ride this morning I ended up at a small fish camp kind of place nearby called the Black Hammock. I stopped to see the birds and alligators. As I started to leave a number of Hardley Ablesons were just arriving. As they walked by me, they glanced at the Norton but walked on by with nary a nod. I pushed the Commando out into the parking lot and, as I prepared to start it noticed in my rear-view mirror that they had all stopped to watch the kick-start process. I guess most of them just started riding in the last five years and had never seen someone kick-start a bike before. Luckily she started on first kick and off I went.

Hmmm, maybe a B31 and a Commando too?

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Excellent- pity they have no branches in UK- that'd play very well here !


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There must be something with bankers and Norton Commandos....

This snapshot is from the window of a "Deutsche Bank"-office in Barcelona.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-MVH7jes4

this one was on this site before I recall


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There must be something with bankers and Norton Commandos....

This snapshot is from the window of a "Deutsche Bank"-office in Barcelona.

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Maybe they are the only ones who can fully afford all of the mods and goodies... laughing


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Wish I had known they wanted to do a commercial with an old Brit bike. My home mortgage is with Wells Fargo, and I'd have done it for free, if they would just forgive my loan. Greg


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I don't want to single out one company when the entire industry were treating mortgages like poker chips at Vegas, but it's alleged that Wells Fargo was one of the more flagrant predatory lenders during the sub-prime mortgage mess.

In the interest of full disclosure, I hold a mortgage with Wells Fargo. Fortunately for me, it's a traditional type with a low-rate. Others have not been so lucky. I have also banked at Wachovia for years.....maybe it's time for a change...

Don't want to be stick in the mud, jus' sayin...

Steve


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