This is a numbers matching bike. Will need to be coated or replaced. Mark had put some miles on it in the 70's-80's and early 90's and decided he was going to tear the bike down and restore it. I have not retitled it in my name. A new 828cc version billed as an 850 appeared in April 1973, achieved by increasing the bore from 73mm to 77mm. We told Nancy we would be interested in purchasing it when she was ready and we would pay her what the bike was truly worth.
He split the cases, put in new bearings — I seated the valves holding the head in my lap. The Norvil Motorcycle Company was formed to build replica models of some classic Norton models. Compression was reduced to 9. This is an original Nevada bike that is in amazing original condition that runs as good as it looks! We had to find quite a few parts including one muffler and the kickstand. It starts up with ease and idles beautifully.
Commando Hi-Rider Nearly parodying bicycles such as the Schwinn Sting-Ray and Raleigh Chopper, themselves parodies of Harley choppers, Norton rolled out the Hi-Rider in 1971. The forward sloping engine, the fastback bodywork and the upswept megaphone exhausts gave it a racy, aggressive look that resonated with a lot of riders. The Conservative Government withdrew the subsidy in early 1974: it was restored after a General Election by the new Labour Government. The Amal carbs had float needle leakage from vibration, which led to flooding and fires, exacerbated by having the ignition points located under the right hand carb relocated to the right side of the engine after the first year. They are a great go-to for any Britbike owner or fan. If you have any questions please ask before you buy. Sure, I coulda' washed it before I took the pics but just didn't feel like it.
This causes the rider to become a human kite at highways speeds. Back in the 90's, my wife rode many miles on her Harley with other couples from the same area. The 850 Commandos are wonderful and long-respected bikes for a real reason. Main Bearing Problems Main bearing failures and broken pistons were often encountered with early Combat engines. A matching numbers Norton 850 Commando with electronic ignition, new handle bars, grips, and turn signals, a brand new Mikuni carb, new throttle assembly and cable, Hagon shocks, and new fork seals and covers. The isolastic rubber mounts make it a joy to ride.
Over the years, it has remained one of the most desirable classic British bikes. Before you buy this bike, you should view the list of Compare technical specs. It's in its third edition and has just about got everything covered through the collected wisdom of the membership over the years. While talking to Nancy in 2015, she mentioned to my wife that several people had come by and tried to purchase the bike. The bike was purchased from the original owner after it won first place for best restored motorcycle at the 2007 Detroit Autorama in its first showing.
Related bikes List for comparison of specs. Then seek out and join your local chapter. Inquire, we will give you a description, quote a price and list the book if you are interested. Electric start 850 Commando in full Production Racer bodywork. The company acquired some Norton trademarks, including the hybrid name of 'Norvil'. The early clutches could not handle the engine torque, and two small internal pins would shear off, leading to severe slippage later resolved. Occasionally we offer books produced by other marques.
An indicated 90mph shows about 5,250rpm, and it feels like it could hold that speed all day long. I am waiting for images but would love to know what issues, Norton specific, I might run into. R Type basically a Fastback but with what later became known as the Roadster style fuel tank and no tail piece. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. The twin-cylinder design evolved into 600 cc, then the 650 cc and until superseded by 750 cc before being launched as the 750 cc Commando in 1967. Performance, mechanical simplicity, and a unique engine mounting system are all hallmarks of this classic British machine.
Archived from on 22 July 2018. Thanks and happy bidding Cash upon pick up is preferred 500. The original Norton Commando is one of the most prized bikes in today's classic motorcycle market. I have enough bikes so no trades thanks. If you are interested in a vintage unrestored classic British motorcycle, I think this is as good as it will ever get. Brakes, wiring harness, H4 headlight on relay, electronic ignition, clutch pushrod seal, chain and sprockets, carbs, etc. It comes with a very old Nevada title.
Also check out our at Bikez. Other things to watch for include wiring troubles. Beautiful sounding megaphone exhaust free from dents or imperfections. I have a 1975 Norton Commando 850 that is in great condition. Of course, they were all motorcycle geeks and each had their own collections. The tyres are like new and the bike has been fitted with Akront rims. I have a copy of the previous owners title that states the mileage is accurate and everything else looks original and great.