It’s alive!

Posted: March 22, 2015 in British Bikes, classic bikes, motorcycles, Norton Commando, vintage bikes

This project had been dragging on for far too long without any real progress so I figured it was time to make something happen.
On Saturday I had to work out some clutch issues and then dug into the ignition circuit which wasn’t acting the way it I thought it should. In the end it had sparks, so  I checked out the carbs and also found a nice Barnett throttle assembly I had stashed away.
I didn’t have much luck kick starting the bloody thing so I thought I’d attack it in the morning.
I still couldn’t get it running on the kicker which was odd, but it fired up using the electric boot which surprised me somewhat. The battery is an old clunker I took out of the KTM but charges up pretty good so it’s doing the job until I get a new one this week.
It took ages to get the oil circulating but finally, as you can see in the video I could see it pumping back to the tank.
Anyway, it starts and runs so I’m feeling better about plodding ahead with more hours of fettling.

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