Just some obligatory pics of the Commando. New shoes and clean carbs [for the third time, thank you very little EPA and your infernal, detrimental and destructive to motorcycles ethanol (and say that again out loud with a little curl of your lip like Billy Idol used to do)] Still, she’s a joy to ride and a great source of pride for one lucky dude.
Well, sorta. The rear wheel/sprocket dampers were AWOL in this 1974 Norton Commando 850. There were no signs of wear or tear on the interlocking parts as the bike has been in moth balls for quite some time, but is now getting exercised on a weekly basis. After mounting new tires and truing the spoke rims, I installed the new dampers in hopes they stick around for a while and keep this old ride smooth and happy!