Norton Commando – 1974
Engine Size: 850
Start Type: Combo
Drive Type: Chain
Restored 1974 Norton Commando motorcycle
During the restoration the following work was completed:
All new and strong crank cases.
The head was tuned with valves and polished rocker arms.
The cylinder had new pistons with cut aways fitted.
A one piece Nourish crank was fitted.
New Carrilo rods.
New Verner cam sprocket.
A PW3 racing cam.
The cam shaft chain tensioner is automatic.
Fitted with belt drive.
All of the small parts were replaced including bearings, cam followers and the oil pump.
A reinforced 5-speed gearbox.
Upgraded front floating disc brake.
Also fitted with custom machined pegs, alloy rims and stainless spokes.
The paintwork was refinished and looks great.
A stunning example of one of the most coveted classic British bikes.
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