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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by theturtleshead, Jan 5, 2013.
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Some Nortons at the very wet Norton rally in Swannanoa, NC in 2015.
I was there;
One cool thing about Norton owners is their creativity and ability to make their bike their own. You typically do not see factory original if it is a rider.
Pic taken in Brooklyn a couple of years ago:
My Commando is having it's first real going over in 25 years, Maintenance, setup and no high compression pistons helps with vibration.
It will still be ridden, but so will the Velocettte and the Guzzi, so life span shouldn't be a problem especially if I choose 'Horses for Courses'.
I have a set of the PWK carbs from when he still sold them and put in a cam winter before last.
But CNW has gotten most of my cash recently, the E start kit and the related parts doubled the amount of money I have in my '73.
I would spend Commando money a little differently, but for a hopped-up motor, the lightweight pistons and rods are a necessity for decent service life. The Emgo pistons are ok with Hastings rings. Stock valves and guides are good.
Fitted new Amal Premiers and single cable rack
Uh oh, 2 left hand carbs, that's going to be fun setting the idle. I had 2 left hand Concentrics (they were out of rights) on my 99, and as a daily rider commuting across the city, saturday morning was spent getting it ready for another week, and I never enjoyed trying to set the right carb. atleast you only have the mixture screw to do.
The one that looks like an adjuster is a brass plug with a + in the head.
The bodies are cast uni sex left or right.
yeah Motu, wot he said.
Took a bit of “fettling” to set up as clearly Premier slides are slightly longer than originals, along with rack based on a steel tank.... anyway starts and runs well. another week or three for a run.
They always were, but were only machined left or right. So looks like they now machine for both and then plug.
That gun-blue S looks very menacing. Love the color.
The Premiers also have a removable idle jet.
That looks fun!
Brake back plate rotated to avoid intake of dirt?