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I like the look of this Nor-TONE!

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JJ:
 :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :wink: :smiley:  Another timeless classic from the UK... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973-norton-850-commando-12/

Scout63:
I could nit-pick JJ, oh heck why not:

I donít like the bobbed front fender, the fuel filters and the K&N filter.  On the fence about the black rims.  They look cool but I would mar the powdercoat changing tires.  Nortons take mechanical upgrades very well without hurting value, but they got it so right with finishes that any aesthetic deviation is risky.

JJ:

--- Quote from: Scout63 on October 16, 2021, 11:56:19 AM ---I could nit-pick JJ, oh heck why not:

I donít like the bobbed front fender, the fuel filters and the K&N filter.  On the fence about the black rims.  They look cool but I would mar the powdercoat changing tires.  Nortons take mechanical upgrades very well without hurting value, but they got it so right with finishes that any aesthetic deviation is risky.

--- End quote ---

Fair enough, I suppose... :laugh: :grin: :wink:  :cool: :boozing: :thumb:

I personally like the bobbed fender...the fuel filters...the K&N air cleaner...and the black rims...

Of course, "Bone Stock Only" purists would disagree 100%...but that's what makes the world go around! :wink: :wink:

berniebee:
To my eye it looks like a pretty clean and slightly airier than stock bike. I've always loved the look of these Nortons, but having heard the tales of woe of oil leaks and vibration loosened and ejected parts from a long time owner I wouldn't actually own one.

Scout63:
Every time something silly breaks on mine I swear Iíll sell it, but then I ride it and know I never will.  I am a purist about the Nortons only for some reason. And none of those changes would make it ride any differently. 

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