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Old 01-26-2013, 04:04 AM   #76
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Nice norton article here http://www.stotfoldengineers.co.uk/s...abour-of-love/

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:59 AM   #77
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:32 AM   #78
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Love my old Snort. Need to start riding it more.
Be a shame not to ride it. Looks like a lovely machine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #79
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:40 AM   #80
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Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these commando-style pipes onto an atlas style engine?

I don't have have access to a pipe bender, so I don't have the ability to fab the headers, and I don't see anyone selling a similar product?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #81
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Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these commando-style pipes onto an atlas style engine?

I don't have have access to a pipe bender, so I don't have the ability to fab the headers, and I don't see anyone selling a similar product?
Unity equipe sell atlas swept back down pipes and pea shooter silencers the catalogue is here http://www.unityequipe.com/CatalogueJAN2011.pdf (page 12)

or theres always fecked.com http://www.feked.com/norton-exhaust-...wept-back.html

These guys do a 1 5/8" silencer in black or chrome http://www.oldbritts.com/alt_061978.html

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:22 AM   #82
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Cheers, Rob!
Can't believe I hadn't checked unity!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:27 AM   #83
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:33 AM   #84
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:41 AM   #85
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:43 PM   #86
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I have the opportunity to acquire a 850 commando (electric) for what I believe is a steal, $4,500. Here is the bike:



So my concerns are:

- maintenance to keep it running (approx. cost per year)
- Any special parts that are expensive but easy to break/go bad?
- Support/Mechanic in Northern California?
- Corbin Gunfighter seat still available and fits 2 people? Conversion needed or plug and play?
- any other things to know about / look out for?
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:55 PM   #87
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I have the opportunity to acquire a 850 commando (electric) for what I believe is a steal, $4,500. Here is the bike:



So my concerns are:

- maintenance to keep it running (approx. cost per year)
- Any special parts that are expensive but easy to break/go bad?
- Support/Mechanic in Northern California?
- Corbin Gunfighter seat still available and fits 2 people? Conversion needed or plug and play?
- any other things to know about / look out for?
All you`ll ever need to know-http://www.accessnorton.com/
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #88
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Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these commando-style pipes onto an atlas style engine?

I don't have have access to a pipe bender, so I don't have the ability to fab the headers, and I don't see anyone selling a similar product?

you can bend them yourself using sand as below....there are a few more videos out there on the topic. I have not tried an exhaust pipe yet bud did make a rack that way and it came out OK.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:05 PM   #89
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I have the opportunity to acquire a 850 commando (electric) for what I believe is a steal, $4,500. Here is the bike:

So my concerns are:

- maintenance to keep it running (approx. cost per year)
- Any special parts that are expensive but easy to break/go bad?
- Support/Mechanic in Northern California?
- Corbin Gunfighter seat still available and fits 2 people? Conversion needed or plug and play?
- any other things to know about / look out for?
very nice bike and that is a good deal...though personally I don't know how practical it would be to ride a Commando if you don't do your own work. I've owned two and both required fairly frequent tinkering (though I usually enjoy that and consider it part of the Norton experience) , it would be a major PITA to have to take your bike somewhere for service frequently. As was said accessnorton.com is an excellent resource

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