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    NOS Norton Commandos

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    11 New 1975 Norton Commandos Found in Belgium! - Classic British Motorcycles - Motorcycle Classics

    I enjoyed the line about the owner having a reputation for being difficult.
    I've known a few of those. There was a shop in St. George (Utah) that had rooms full of bikes that were crazy expensive.
    Truth was, he just didn't want to sell any of them.
    I tried to talk him down to a reasonable (fair market) price on a FJ1100 once. Every time I mentioned it he raised the price $200.
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    He had a 87 (red) and a rainbow warrior (95) for sell that he was asking new price for. He did convince me that they were worth trying out.
    When he died a few years back it turns out that he had a lot more bikes stashed away. Lots of old British iron, and other classics.
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    I'd rather have the G80 Matchless in the crate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    I'd rather have the G80 Matchless in the crate.
    I'd have to agree. I rode several Commandos and stock they had flex in the rear suspension. The swing arm did not bolt to the frame but to the rubber mounted rear engine mount.
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    The "Isolastic" suspension was good to snuff vibrations, but the swingarm needs to NOT swing on the horizontal plane. Wow, did I say that right????
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    That is one cool find.

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