1971 Norton Commando 750 Roadster

1971 Norton Commando

Price: US $6,600.00
Item location: Pleasant Grove, Utah, United States
Make: Norton
Model: Commando
SubModel: Roadster
Type: Standard
Year: 1971
Mileage: 11,767
VIN: 152113
Color: Black
Engine size: 750
Vehicle Title: Clear

The rumble of this bike is the stuff of legend. As instantly recognizable as the sound of combustion can get, he 750cc on tap here will propel you smoothly and effortlessly into a full-face grin better and more quickly than any bike I’ve had the pleasure of owning.

I’ll spare you the endless narrative about the history of Norton in general, nd assume that you can learn all you care to know from the myriad places on the internet dedicated to the marque. Instead, ’ll talk about the history of this specific bike as far as I know it. I am the fourth owner to the best of my knowledge. The bike has spent almost all of its life here in Utah, and of desert and mountains. The couple I purchased it from had left it in their quite nicely appointed shop for the past decade, aving bought it from a distressed community member and then continued on with their pre-existing projects. When I bought it from them, t was set up to mimic a Hi-Rider with long fork tubes, smaller headlight, nd a 16” rear wheel.

In my mind, he Commando is a prime example of what a British standard motorcycle can be, nd I set about bringing it back to that. A new set of fork tubes, prings, eals, nd boots were installed and the front end was then set up to my weight (200 lbs or so, epending on the quality of beer on draft that week). A 19” rear in the correct width to bring the handling of the bike back to the agile state it left the factory. All new steel bodywork with fresh, and-striped paint to ensure that you can use today’s gas without imminent tank failure. Thoroughly cleaned carburetors and Boyer ignition, or worry free starting. All new rubber everywhere, rom tires to footpegs to grips. All cables replaced with new, or easy pulls and years of service. Bearings packed, hims set. Engine inspected, leaned, nd serviced. Transmission and primary flushed, djusted, nd refilled with fresh oils. New bulbs in headlight and tail. New exhaust from header to muffler.

The bike is a joy to ride. There are some things to be aware of: shifting and the rear brake are in traditional British setup, hich is to say the opposite of modern convention. The rear brake is on the left and the shifter is both inverted and on the right. The front drum brake, hile quite functional, s not nearly as responsive as a modern disc unit, nd you will find yourself planning accordingly. One of the pieces of switchgear on the right hand side has the end broken off, ut it is of course still functional. The lights have been wired as a running light setup- if the bike is running, hey are on. Being a 1971 bike, t has never had turn signals.

We did not spare expenses when sourcing the parts to bring the bike back to it’s current state- we bought the best quality parts available quite intentionally. All removed parts are available for purchase, r included if using the "Buy it now" feature, ncluding an also freshly painted metalflake green set of fiberglass bodywork. Life gives us all surprises, n this case rather unfortunately, nd we now need to put our money elsewhere. I assure you, hat is the ONLY reason it is on the proverbial auction block.

If you have specific questions about the bike, lease feel free to contact me. My number is 801-319-7046. I have the ability to both text message and email pictures and/or videos, nd I certainly don’t mind any detail shots you require. I want you to feel absolutely comfortable about this bike before purchase, nd I will make the time to give you any information you need for that to happen. I have shipped several motorcycles previously, ncluding overseas, nd am absolutely willing to help facilitate that.

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