What Did You Do With Your Commando Today?

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went for nice 25 mile ride bike ran great however......idle too high when bars turned to left reckon cables binding somewhar off with the tank off with the tank
 
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I looked at my MKIII for a bit while drinking a cup of coffee this morning , then went to work on the little Toyota that I've just bought for a couple of my daughters ( got the car so cheap I really couldn't pass it up, but not looking forward to when the girls start fighting over it though).
 
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I went on a short night ride with the H4 60 watt halogen in in the Commando. It works very well, in fact it was the best headlight setup I have ever had, better than the 2016 Triumph.

The 30 watt H4 type LED, as recommended by Derek Wilson, went in for the next short ride. It is at least as well focused as the 60 watt Halogen but much more powerful.
Finally a motorcycle LED that is not only bright, it also works extremely well at night!

Glen
 
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I went on a short night ride with the H4 60 watt halogen in in the Commando. It works very well, in fact it was the best headlight setup I have ever had, better than the 2016 Triumph.

The 30 watt H4 type LED, as recommended by Derek Wilson, went in for the next short ride. It is at least as well focused as the 60 watt Halogen but much more powerful.
Finally a motorcycle LED that is not only bright, it also works extremely well at night!

Glen
Yes , Derek told me to get that baby and glad I did. Much brighter and uses less power and lasts longer. Go figure ?
 
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Finished rebuilding the 750 motor with the FullAuto head replacing the original damaged in the accident.

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Not much I can do with it given the frame is a write-off. Perhaps I'll stick it on my coffee table.
Must have been staring at the alternator rotor that got me thinking about using it as a motor...

Started rebuilding the interstate motor only to find the 1st oversize big end shell bearings have gone AWOL in the interim. Ordered newys that should arrive mid next week, covid permitting.
 

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50 miles shakedown after completing the service. Bike absolutely flew. I think it likes the cooler weather, rather than due to my spannering! But, the most significant improvement was the reed valve breather. The bike immediately sounded and felt happier.


Still have a couple of issues to work through, but it's a long winter...
 
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Walked into mine's living quarters and gave it a suggestive pat on the tail light.... Has begun to drizzle so I feel bad about no ride after getting the old gal's hopes up.... Yup still talking Commando.
 
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Walked into mine's living quarters and gave it a suggestive pat on the tail light.... Has begun to drizzle so I feel bad about no ride after getting the old gal's hopes up.... Yup still talking Commando.
I was unfaithful to mine today.... Had a look round a Triumph dealer's forecourt!!!
 

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I was unfaithful to mine today.... Had a look round a Triumph dealer's forecourt!!!
Nothing wrong with that I own 2 Nortons and 2 Triumph Thruxtons all 4 live together great, but sadly the 900 Thruxton has to go as well one car, being retired the regos are a killer, the 1200 Thruxton and the Norton are ridden the most and the 650 Manxman is still well its not going nowhere at the moment (project bike build).
My hotrod Norton is my muck around bike and the 1200 Thruxton is now my everyday bike and traveler is well set up for long distant trips away.

Ashley
 
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50 miles shakedown after completing the service. Bike absolutely flew. I think it likes the cooler weather, rather than due to my spannering! But, the most significant improvement was the reed valve breather. The bike immediately sounded and felt happier.


Still have a couple of issues to work through, but it's a long winter...
Reed valve breather is a must have on an old Norton.
Enjoy.
 

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Yes, it's been on for a few hundred miles now. In the lead up to service I wanted to properly attack the oil leaks (blowing and dripping). Once fitted, the leaks that were previously reluctant to respond to treatment, seemed ready to surrender. I guess, overly high crankcase pressure was the main cause, leaving the oil to search out any weak points. What I didn't expect and am delighted with, is how the bike has been transformed, sound and feel. It feels much tighter / precise. I enjoyed riding it anyway, but now it just seems happy to be out too!
 
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Primary and timing cover off to the chrome shop. Tired of polishing aluminum.
 
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