This is the first electric start Commando I have had in the shop. Upgraded 3 phase charging system, carb clean and adjust along with some service work and the obligatory wiring issues that seem to pop up out of thin air on old British steeds. I “had” to ride it for more than twenty minutes to verify the repair, twenty eight miles later she still purred at idle and would set me back in the seat when I poured the coals on!!! Delightful, to say the least!!
This 1972 Norton Commando got a fresh coat of paint by Sonny Naylor, which is the actual Canary Yellow according to Don Hutchinson, where the paint was sourced from, simply because it’s right. I had posted back in May ’16 that the bike was completely original, but I was apparently naive and deceived. We also sent the cylinder head out to James Comstock to have the exhaust ports re-threaded. An excellent solution to a common problem with these old bikes. The Unapproachable Norton!!
An all original 1972 Norton Commando, except for the tassles on the levers. Even has the original Canary Yellow paint!! It did need extensive service work including replacing the missing bushings of the iso mounts, tires, fork seals, cam chain, electronic ignition, etc… And with a little polishing, she’s as beautiful as ever!!