MKIII / 1975 Commando

Posted: April 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

I had a few minutes so I figured I’d post this before I forget.

The Electric Start Mark III Commando which was only imported into the US for one year; 1975 is NOT the same as as previous Commandos.

  1. Because of the electric start hardware the primary drive is different
  2. The shifter was moved to the left so the trans is different
  3. Rear brake was changed to a disc so all the rear dive, swingarm, wheel and hub is different
  4. Carbs and airbox are different
  5. Caliper was moved to opposite fork leg

The changes go on and on but these are the major things.

The bike looks the same at a cusory glance but minor changes mean most parts are different.

So when you call us for parts (or OK anyone else) let them know you have a Mark III.

Please

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