Archive for the ‘Norton Commando’ Category

Here’s a short clip from the show field of the British Bike Day, some old nails and modern bikes too.

There’s a kinda weird Triumph that keeps turning up and I’m sure you’ll figure out the one I mean.

Good day overall, not a huge turnout but that’s the way these things are going.

 

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Just a reminder that the Brit bike meet in Lancaster MA is this Sunday, looks like we’re going to have good weather; no rain in the forecast!!!

Stop by our Commando Specialties area, I will bring my 1977 Triumph Jubilee that’s up for sale and Jamie is bringing his 250 Triumph fresh from restoration.

 

Along with our new Commando parts I will be clearing out some rubbish  Err I mean desirable patinated valuable, gems from my home garage to sell.

Stop by for a chat and have look around, it’s a great day’s entertainment

I figured I’d better post some Brit bike content for a change, so here’s quickie.

Since I’m planning on Saturday being sticker day I thought I’d better make sure everything runs and the lights all work. No issues to speak of except for the Triumph Jubilee, which has a really dopey front brake switch that needs some fettling every now and then.

So it’s all good and hopefully the sun will cooperate on saturday morning…

 

It’s that time of year again folks!

It may be hard to believe but the biking season will be starting again, no really I promise…

 

40th ANNUAL British MC Meet

CHANGE: June 10, 2018
9 am – Bolton FAIR FAIRGROUNDS
318 Seven Bridge Road
Route 117, Lancaster, Mass.

 

The Annual British Motorcycle Meet™, held every spring, is the oldest British Motorcycle Meet in the United States. It is a non-profit event sponsored by the BSA Owners Club of New England.

Held in Auburn, Mass. for many years, in 2014 the Meet moved to the Bolton Fair fairgrounds in Lancaster, Mass. The Lancaster site offers many benefits including easy access from all directions, covered paviilions for inclement weather bike parking, food options for attendees, substantial parking for non-exhibitors. attractive grounds, and more.

All motorcycles welcome. Display area is for British motorcycles only.

• Tech sessions, trophies and awards
• Door prizes (must register British bike to qualify)
• Spacious, attractive grounds • Food available
• Free parking for cars and non-British bikes* Show and Flea Market open to British motorcycles only. Plenty of parking for cars and non-British motorcyckes * Trophies and Awards: Oldest Bike, Longest Distance, Most Technical Interest,People’s Choice, Best Custom, Best BSA, Best Norton, Best Triumph, and many more! Admission — $10 Adults – Under age 16 free with paying adult.

BRITISH BIKE AND PARTS VENDORS AND FLEAMARKET

• Bike display area and Flea Market for British motorcycles and parts only. Plenty of parking for cars and non-British motorcyckes

• Trophies and Awards: Oldest Bike, Longest Distance, Most Technical Interest, People’s Choice, Best Custom, Best BSA, Best Norton, Best Triumph, and many more! Admission — $10 Adults – Under age 16 free with paying adult.

 

© BSA Owners’ Club of New England Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Here’s a quick rundown of the front isolastic installation on my 1974 Commando. I did it by stringing together a bunch of clips as I wasn’t sure I could make decent edit of a long video so I could just redo a segment if I had to. You Tube doesn’t offer their resident editor which was easy but did lack some flexibility. DaVinci 12.5 is very good but very complex for a neophyte ( like me ). Anyway it got done and in the future I may do some editing if I feel ambitious. 

(Looks like I did the first segment twice so you can skip the first minute and a half or so.)

So here it is warts and all:

 

This was on the adv rider site, it gives a pretty good cross section of different years and models of US import Norton commandos.

It’s been a nasty winter we need stuff like this to keep us going!

Enjoy

 

 

Not too long ago I received an email from someone looking for parts who lives in the UK and you can see his bike above.

This is probably one of the nicest if not THE nicest MKIII I have seen, and if you have a long look you can see a lot of mods that are not obvious to the casual observer. 

Fat rims and tires stand out along with the twin discs and probably a big bore exhaust. The 5 speed sticker gives away the transmission upgrade, the rear sets are more discreet along with the finned valve covers etc etc. 

There are (a lot) more mods, but suffice to say this one is a labor of love and I’m sure it goes as well as it looks.

‘Good on yer lad…