1973 Norton 850 Commando

1973 Norton Commando

Price: US $2,225.00
Item location: Brecksville, Ohio, United States
Make: Norton
Model: Commando
Type: Standard
Year: 1973
Mileage: 19,000
VIN: 303858
Color: Black
Engine size: 850
Vehicle Title: Clear

1973 Norton 850 Commando. All matching numbers (frame, ransmission and engine). Life event forces this auction. Lead photo is a before disassembly picture. The Commando needs to be assembled, ompleted and ridden. Please look at all the photos. Not sure if miles are correct.

When I bought the Commando, t had been in neglected storage for quite some time, owever, n running condition. The engine sounded great with no bad sounds. A short ride verified that the transmission shifted nicely.

Many photos were taken during disassembly and fasteners were placed in labeled bags.

The frame and associated hardware were cleaned to bare metal and painted with black basecoat/clearcoat. The frame/brackets paintjob is not perfect and might be satisfactory to some and not to others.

Some bare surfaces that were cleaned have slight surface rust.

The body panels and gas tank were painted many years ago and have some chips here and there.

The cylinder bores are within spec for the standard diameter. One of the bores has rust pits where a piston ring was in contact for a long time. The pitting is about 1 ?” down from the top and not all the way around the bore (see photo). The cylinder has a chipped fin.

The head condition is unknown. It has modified exhaust pipe threads (see photo).

The frame is straight.

The rims are Akront.

There was an older electronic ignition installed. Also included are a few points assemblies.

The seat looks great and is probably a replacement.

One of the ears on the headlight bracket has a crack at the mount hole.

A new unstamped ID tag and rivets are included as well as the original ID tag.

Factory shop manual and Haynes Manual included along with a few Roy Bacon books and a box of Norton News magazines.

Clear Ohio title. The title lists the Commando as a 1974 model but it is really a 1973 based on serial numbers and specs. This was common with bikes during the 70’s. If you aren’t OK with that please reconsider bidding.

A photo below shows extra parts and old parts that are to be replaced (I cant throw anything out!). The old pipes will come in handy while tuning the carbs (so the new pipes dont discolor). Extra parts are: primary cover, riple, ockheed cylinder/lever, turn signal etc.....

List of Brand New Parts:


Exhaust headers

Master cylinder rebuild kit

Fork seals

Fork stantions

Silencer mounts

Electrical connectors

Carb boots

Silencer clamps

Speedometer cable

Kick start lever

Primary chain

Flat handlebars

New Webcam camshaft (#12 grind a real nice street grind. A little stronger than stock all through the range).

Pistons and rings (std bore)

Gasket set

One new Super blend

Unstamped Identification tag (serial number plate)

If you have any questions, lease ask before you bid. Or better yet, ome and take a look at the Commando.

Sale is as-is. The Norton Commando is one of the easiest vintage bikes to restore because of all the available parts and huge support in the vintage bike community.

Local pickup only. Cash or Paypal. If paypal then I can fill out title transfer info before winner arrives to pick it up.


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