We are planning to have a part number lookup screen so if you know the part number, you can directly access the desired part. Given that its engine was an old pre-unit design, even Norton's chairman, , expressed surprise at the Commando's remarkable success. It turned 100,000 miles on the way back from the mountains in the summer of 1979. If anyone has good advice on the swing arm bushings and front brake, like tips or places to find parts, it would be greatly appreciated. With far more people liking the styling of the machine than available examples, it is perhaps not surprising that many have undertaken to convert their standard Commando via the fitting of the readily available special parts needed. Just need to know hat battery you are going with.
We know what we are doing and you will be thrilled with this bike… even if you have never ridden a Commando. We work with Alton on maintaining current upgrades and configuration notes as the product improves and also work with them on tracking field failures, root causes and corrective actions. Our Testing This starter has been mounted on our engine dyno and used to start a freshly built Combat, 10 to 1 compression, engine. And the magnets on the rotor will be getting tired now. An updated model, the 'Norton 76' was planned for 1976 but never reached production. The stock clutch 80,000 miles before it started slipping and dragging at the same time. The Boyer seems to wear out a pickup plate every 20 to 25,000 miles but is reliable otherwise.
This was the same year in which the ill fated Combat engine made its appearance. Its capacity was later reduced in the Mk. This includes a functional charging system and no backfires. All six phases of the installation along with detailed pictures are listed in the document. Unfortunately for Norton and indeed all British bike manufacturers, there was a problem coming from the East.
Voltage depressed at battery during current surge, 6. Handling was quite good thanks to the featherbed frame and Motor Cycle News readers voted it bike of the year five years straight from 1968-72. Tires, battery, cables, fluids, probably a bunch of seals and gaskets, layshaft bearing, etc. It had high bars and a small 2. The main difference from the Roadster was the 5. With over 450 units shipped worldwide as of 2015, the Alton eStart is proven, robust and reliable.
The rear tires last about 5,000 miles no matter what brand, and I am running 18-inch tires for better tire selection. The result is a stunning Norton that goes as good as it looks. The last of the 750 series, the MkV was produced from November 1972 to mid-1973 as a 1973 model and featured improved crank bearings and the standard grind camshaft. The outer primary cover will be altered where the two locating pins fit the two cases together. There are five roads leaving Miami, all straight. It is estimated that only 400 or so were made during that time, a good number apparently being exported to Australia.
The kit comes with hi amperage cables and a solenoid that mounts with its own bracket on top of your battery. Primary drive, clutch and outer cover are reused. Payment and collection within 7 days. Norton racers did develop some ingenious answers to their power disadvantage. Carburerator life suffers hanging off an 829cc virticle twin. Everything is bolt on and bolt off — if you want to take the bike back to stock or in another direction. An 8 valve version of the engine was also in development.
The Alton system, by comparison, looked almost too good to be true. The belt tensioner also slightly wraps the belt around both pullies which puts the belt in contact with more teeth on the pullies. The internal gasoline cleaned surfaces will be prone to rusting since rain water is not effectively kept out. The speedometer drive mechanism operated from the rear wheel, with a long cable to the speedometer. The 'S' Type was also the first Commando to have the points driven directly from the end of the camshaft and hence the rev counter drive, which used to be in that position on the twins, moved around towards the front of the engine. The climb in Triumph Bonneville prices does not seem to have affected Norton Commando twins, which remain quite affordable. Not really the most collectable, but by far the best daily driver, most reliable, and nicest most happy engine.
The counter shaft sprocket and clutch assembly are cantilevered off the sleeve gear bearing in the gearbox. Tighten them while the engine is hot. Then get a copy of their technical book. Fresh petrol added so is now a runner. For example, Peter Williams made a lightweight monocoque frame, in which the motion of the swing arm actually drove the fuel pump. We have some tech tips for you before installing your new Alton. I have found that the Daytona bend handlebars and Norvil rearsets are the most comfortable way to ride.