1974 Norton Commando 850 Interstate

1974 Norton Commando

Price: US $7,200.00
Item location: Glorieta, New Mexico, United States
Make: Norton
Model: Commando
SubModel: Interstate
Type: Sport Touring
Year: 1974
Mileage: 31,979
Color: Black
Engine size: 850
Vehicle Title: Clear

This bike was found languishing in a garage since 2002. It was tricked out as a cafe racer and looked pretty shabby, ut had a lot of potential. The best thing about it was that the engine had been completely rebuilt, ncluding new head, alves, istons and Concentric Amal carbs, ome 5000 miles before it was parked, y Bill Mankin at Rabbers in San Jose, A. I am not sure how many total miles are on the bike, ut probably more than the 32000 that show on the odometer.

I brought the bike home and completely disassembled it. This bike has lived its whole life in California and New Mexico. It has absolutely no rust anywhere. I sandblasted the frame and replaced everything on the bike that was even suspect. I restored the bike back to pretty much stock except that it has an AP Racing front brake with an 11.5" full floating disc and Sun Aluminum Rims with Stainless spokes. Also, ll the electrics have been upgraded to include a new 200 amp Wassel alternator, ympanium solid state voltage regulator, Tri-Spark Electronic Ignition with coils and an electronic Assimilator, long with a new wiring harness and a H4 headlamp. All upgrades designed to increase the bikes reliability. The cam plate has been flipped over so that it shifts 1 down, up like most modern bikes.

Everything on the bike appears to work as it should. There are way too many new parts to list here. If you are interested, nd want a complete list, end me a note. All the paint on the tank and side covers is new, ith no scratches or dents. I built the bike to ride, ut I have replacement knees, nd even though the bike starts very well, am not up to the kickstarter. The bike rides very well, ith no problem pulling the mountain hills on I-25 at 75 mph, nd we are at 7500'!

The really great thing about this Norton is that next winter, hen it is too cold to ride, t least the bike is sitting in the garage getting more valuable. Think about that!

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