Thanks to our customers

Posted: July 8, 2008 in motorcycles, Norton Commando, Uncategorized

I don’t think many (any?) of our customers read this blog but just in case: Thanks.

Commandospecialties has been very successful and it’s been enjoyable putting some parts out there for people who need them.

We’re always trying to offer parts and accessories for British bikes at a reasonable price.

At the same time, we’re also trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to anticipating needs. It looks like 850 cylinder heads are starting to get a little thin on the ground. It would be good to find a casting company in the US that would be willing to make a decent head but it’s looking more and more that we’ll be looking to the far east or probably Korea.  Rev Tech Harley clone motors get churned out by a Korean factory; why not us?

The offerings on EBay are usually replete with broken fins, stripped threads etc , and that’s just a start. I’ve seen heads needing a lot of work get sold on EBay for around $1600!! From what I’ve learned so far, I think we can churn out a NEW one for not much more.

After talking to Kenny Dreer (yes, that one), I think there might be some possibility of new Commando parts being available to suit stock and high performance needs. Please leave some feedback on this idea as we are trying to gauge interest.

Ciao for now and again: Thanks………

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Comments
  1. Ken Lavine says:

    I’m dying for a 850 cylinder barrel. why do they make 750’s but no 850’s?

  2. Decent used 850 barrels come up on EBay, but I wasn’t aware someone was making new 750 barrels. The real killer is trying to find 850 cylinder heads that aren’t junk. We’ve been looking into having them made but it’s a breathtaking investment. But when people are getting $850 for used one on EBay it won’t be long before it will make sense to tool up.

  3. By the way I just got in an 850 motor that I bought for the cylinder head, what’s a good set of barrels worth to you?

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