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Offline SteeleRD

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Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« on: June 01, 2019, 02:41:08 PM »
While I'm waiting on the pump for the 250c decided to get my first ride of the Year on the Norton-Villiers Commando 1968 one of the first 70 bikes ever made.

Still running her in.

Short shake down ride of about 20 miles the wind was really horrendous so not been able to use all the footage.

Feels such an honour to ride and own one of these the same model dad's bros Uncle George raced and Uncle Pete used to go on the back to the race meetings to spanner on it.

Hopefully lots more rides to come all being well, going to change the fluids again and the r/h exhaust worked loose got a thing to stop that now all in all a good ride though!!

Quality is pretty naff on the clip with the overcast weather but hopefully you all enjoy.

https://youtu.be/sILDF8E_4RM


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Re: Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 02:49:03 PM »
Sounds nice... ;)

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Re: Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 06:12:32 PM »
Thanks Dave looking forward to opening her up!
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Re: Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 12:48:33 AM »
Had a spin out today again on the Commando quality of the clip is massively better now finally sussed out what I was doing wrong upload wise.

Re adjusted the Rear Iso needed a bit more clearance in it for the Iso to start working at the right rev range superb difference now and still handles!
One of the NGK plugs decided to start breaking down an ended up miss firing while I was riding luckily managed to get going an limp home. Swapped a different plug in had one of the old champions I'd took out and it ran perfect an back to her usual self.
Hence why she sounds a bit off song on the video.

Removed the exhaust locking tab washers and got a nice good swing on the nuts seems alot better with the tab washers removed.


Massive improvement from last time and will soon be ready for some much longer rides an adventures!

https://youtu.be/1F4sNQmDcDM
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Re: Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 09:19:31 PM »
Any pics of the Norton?
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Re: Norton Villiers Commando 1968 Shakedown test.
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 12:58:39 AM »
Hi mate there's videos on the youtube link :)

been flying around on my Norton 650SS some new video's on the channel. Currently got the commando in bits after a few issues due to the previous owner leaving blast media in the cylinder head.. Great haha!

https://youtu.be/teKL2J12zlI
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