My '73 850 Interstate loaded up for a trip;
This is my 3rd Commando, bought out of a carport in MD after it had been sitting under a plastic sheet for 8+ years.
I got it off the second owner, who rode it the summer of '77, parked it in the fall, and then when it wouldn't start the following spring, parked it with "a choke problem".
I got it in '86, with about 7500 miles on it, right after I bought my 1st house, so cash flow was tight. Both the bike and the house were projects, so it took me a couple years to get the Norton back on the road.
It now has about 80K miles, been totaled twice, raced a few times, embarassed a few sport bike riders, and been one of the most fun bikes I've owned.