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Old 06-13-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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just wondering how many ruined a perfectly good norton by chopping it up,,heh. I have a 68 commando.. trying to figure out what the hell im gonna do with it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:45 AM   #2
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Not too many.

The isolastics on the Commando frame make it tough to chop without a new frame.
A solidly mounted Norton engine will shake your fillings out, ask any Atlas owner.

Commando is set up much like a HDŽ FXR (Looks like HDŽ took a long look before designing it) and as such is a great bike as it, lening itself to cafe customizine or just a tart up.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Not too many.

The isolastics on the Commando frame make it tough to chop without a new frame.
A solidly mounted Norton engine will shake your fillings out, ask any Atlas owner.

Commando is set up much like a HDŽ FXR (Looks like HDŽ took a long look before designing it) and as such is a great bike as it, lening itself to cafe customizine or just a tart up.
not lookin to sell it are you??
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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im pretty big on the cafe thing,, that was my original plans and probably what i will stick too, just wondering if anyone did it.. Either way ill be looking for a frame as somone raked this one about 25 years ago and didnt do a very good job of it...

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Old 06-13-2005, 07:41 PM   #5
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I had a 1970 750 commando, man I loved that thing. I love choppers but I gotta say Nortons are cool without choppin' it. Cafe the hell out of it and you'll be happy! Oh and ditch the Lucas electrical harness he's know as the prince of darkness! lol!

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just wondering how many ruined a perfectly good norton by chopping it up,,heh. I have a 68 commando.. trying to figure out what the hell im gonna do with it.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:19 PM   #6
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Does it have a high rise exhaust and fastback seat? I had a 71 roadster that i cafed. It was one of the fastest bikes ive ever owned.If you get a chance convert it to electric ingn using the boyer kit and if you want reliabilaty and ease of set up convert it to a single mikuni carb set up. You don't lose performance and you gain a little in mpg. Its also easier to start and you don't have to fool with the amals(tickiling the carb blah blah)They are sweet bikes stock but it would also make a cool chop.just my .2 cents. Gregg
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:21 AM   #7
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I thought you might be interested in this one. It s my chopped Commando 71.
A lot of Norton guys around here really hate me for this.
This is a picture I took right before sending it to paint. I ll probably finnish the
bike in the next few weeks.

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Old 06-07-2007, 12:37 AM   #8
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Where can I find a primary cover like this one?
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:39 AM   #9
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kool...I dig the straight bars right on top of the trees...and it's good to see something different....fuck people if they don't like what your doing...being different is what its about
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:57 AM   #10
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just wondering how many ruined a perfectly good norton by chopping it up,,heh. I have a 68 commando.. trying to figure out what the hell im gonna do with it.

Check out this one!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:04 AM   #11
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love that blower on the previous Norton.Sits nice too,Dr.Frankensickle
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:38 AM   #12
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This guy has a realy nice Norton Chopper.

http://www.cookcustomchoppers.com/
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Old 06-07-2007, 09:38 AM   #13
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I second (or third) going cafe'. To me the angle of the top end looks like it's screaming forward and a fast looking frame compliments it nicely. Rigid frames, to me, look too "laid back" for such a motor. But it's your bike, I'm not going to bash what you choosd to do with it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:17 AM   #14
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chop it!!
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:53 AM   #15
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Why not retain the isolastics and put a hardtail on it?
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:24 AM   #16
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This chop is/was from a JJ member...can't remember who...

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Old 06-08-2007, 10:27 AM   #17
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That's cool!!
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I'm usually not big on Norton choppers. Most of them that i see just don't look right. I really like this one though.




and here's another one i found (not my dad... my dad rode a Honda)

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Some more of that bike above...

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