Im thinking of buying my first norton commando 750 year model 1972. Since I havent done much motorcycle repairing in a very long time and also im not very experienced in the field I was wondering if the commando is a good bike to start on. According to the blow ups I got from the internet the engine and cluch looks prety simple, but it might be more complicated than it looks for all I know. Will I need any new tools, I mean since I live in an European country all my tools have the European standard (same as i.e. Germany), but since the UK has allways had a "habit" of having their own standards I dont know if my tools are right for a Brittish bike!!
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> Will I need any new tools, I mean since I live in an European >country all my tools have the European standard (same as i.e. >Germany), but since the UK has allways had a "habit" >of having their own standards I dont know if my tools are >right for a Brittish bike!! > >Thanks in advance!!
If by "European standard" you mean 'metric' tools then they will not be much use unless you want to change the spark plugs!
Originally the fasteners would have been imperial (inch) sizes, although some metric ones could have been substituted by now? The majority being US Unified (UNF/UNC) type, although there are many different thread types to be found on Commandos = UNF/UNC/BSW/BSF/BA/BSP/Cycle/etc.
You may also need some special sevice tools, the 'clutch spring compressor' for example, without that you will not be able to strip and rebuild the clutch.