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Old 03-01-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
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I have norton comando frame front forks and fuel tank I pulled out of the garbage dump. I am looking for ideas of what to do with it. motors that will fit it ect
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Old Yesterday, 12:27 AM   #2
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If its a fibre glass fuel tank then its a liability at best.
The problem you might face is, the easiest engine to put in there is a Commando engine based on the isolastic mounts.
There is no rear lower frame tube (left to right) and the swing arm mounts off the engine/trans cradle but nothing is impossible with a bit of fabrication.

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Decades ago there was a guy over here who put a sohc CB750 in to a Trident frame - said he had the best of both worlds, handling and reliability. Find a wreck and use it, doesn't matter what it is. Not a CB125, but anything else would make a good bike.
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Old Yesterday, 01:20 PM   #4
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how far off will you go

There are a number of cruiser 500-750 or so V twins. Do not know how they compare with vintage power or engine size. I think a 500 air cooled vertical twin might be a fun ride. Virago 600 conversion ala Norvin?
Anyway may be my warped sense of fun.
If you could/would go liquid cooled a 600 sport bike motor might be interesting.
XS650 would be possible except for height ?
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Old Yesterday, 01:32 PM   #5
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I've always wanted to try a buell blast in a commando frame.
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM   #6
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Why not just look for a Commando engine? I think they fit rather easily.

But before sinking any $ into it, find out if anything is wrong with the frame. It had to be in the garbage for some reason.....hopefully it's not twisted up.
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Old Yesterday, 05:58 PM   #7
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Several years back Classic Bike did a feature on a Commando that had it's motor replaced by a Yamaha 500 single. It filled the space pretty well.
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You have the cradle?
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Old Today, 02:15 AM   #10
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I have the complet frame with the isolastic mount and it is in good shape. I think a v twin of some sort would look good.
Living up north the chances of finding a norton motor is pretty slim and I dont want to turn this into a $$$ restoration
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Old Today, 04:47 AM   #11
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Do as cafe dude says is my take on this , get a norton engine.
It cost you noting it needs no walking grooming feeding or cleaning up after so clean up the frame and tank and if you want to paint them, and sit back and wait for the bits to turn up.
Man .. You are so lucky to be in this position dont blow it you wont lose out on any time or money you put in to this project , and in the end you will have a proper Norton commando.
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Old Today, 08:28 AM   #12
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I have the complet frame with the isolastic mount and it is in good shape. I think a v twin of some sort would look good.
Living up north the chances of finding a norton motor is pretty slim and I dont want to turn this into a $$$ restoration
I hear you. But keeping it stock will be the cheapest solution in the long run. Putting in a different engine will snowball on you. Just sayin....
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