Thank you for the welcome.Welcome to the forum. How long have you owned the bike?
Well this looks like the same sprint taken from another angle and Rawlings is ahead.Wonder who won?
The 750 is an early Dreer monoshock? OIF?Interesting question, or two.
I've had to think about this. I can make a case for either.
Kind of like kids, they each have their own personality.
The 750 is a freshly built Combat, 20 over, 34mm Mk2's, Tommaselli quick throttle,
L/R iggy, fresh tight gear box with the 19 C/S, standard ratio primary, it just rips.
Will embarrass a lot of modern stuff if they are sleeping.
The 850 is the run of the mill stocker with fresh Premiers, standard throttle ratio, Basic (lazy) Boyer,
21 C/S with standard ratio primary upgraded Master and a Hydro clutch. Gear box needs work.
Not the fastest thing around, but can hold it's own, run 75 + all day.
It also brings me back to my youth as my first Commando was a NEW 73, 850 in Blue.
First new anything.
I have 5 M/C's. I get asked all the time which is my favorite. My stock response is whichever I am riding at the time.
I was thinking about the Norton's when I went to sleep last night thinking I would have the answer in the morning.
When I flipped on the garage light this morning, it was apparent. Of the 5 M/C's I own, one jumped right out and put a big smile on my face.
The Sparkly Blue 850, for no other reason than it makes me smile the most.....
Strip it back down (I think you can leave the forks on)
Here is my 1973 Roadster recent completed restoration after tuning and plug chops. Desirable mechanical / electrical replacements / upgrades in place. Key parts support by RGM Norton, Colorado Norton Works, Classic British Spares. Painting by Brent Budgor. Many hours of my time on polishingI would live to see a thread breaking down how the nonoshock is setup, and ride report impressions of it. Hint, hint. :-D
YD #17 Nixon #9 aftermath of getting tangled with Chris Marshall in Turn 1 , 2002 Daytona, 3 months later YD rode my Commando, Marshall took the worst of it but they all recovered, YD was severely concussed . The BSA Rocket 3 was destroyed