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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-08-2014, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.bikeexif.com/norton-850-commando-2

Now that is what I wish I'd done with one of my Commandos. The vintage crowd I used to hang out with were upset that I used aftermarket parts and fasteners, alloy rims etc. They would likely have fits over this one, but I have no such qualms about a makeover, especially one this tasty!
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Thanks for that link, Smiley. The pipes brought back memories of a set like that I put on a Triumph Thunderbird (in 1964...?).


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Thanks for that link, Smiley. The pipes brought back memories of a set like that I put on a Triumph Thunderbird (in 1964...?).

I laughed when I read that they bought new '71 SS pipes and chopped a foot off them. Sacre bleu!

Wickedly nice build. Only in Canada, you say?
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My '75 850 Commando Interstate was virtually stock and I preferred it that way. Nice looking bike none the less although it seems pretty un-Norton. Can't figure out where to store that bean pot that holds up the side stand though.

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Yes the 850 was more robust than my 72 Combat, but I had an earlier 750 Fastback that was good. The Interstate tank was 'da bomb'.
I probably just got flagged by CSIS for that.
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That BikeExif site is dangerous! I click in there and and POOF! Forty minutes disappear! Nice bikes though... I've been buying their calendars for a few years.
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That BikeExif site is dangerous! I click in there and and POOF! Forty minutes disappear! Nice bikes though... I've been buying their calendars for a few years.
Yes it is, and here's another place for quality time wasting!

http://thekneeslider.com/
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