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jazzman123Fri Feb-13-09 07:58 AM
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"1973 Or, 74 850 Commando ?"


  

          

Hi all, I'm unable to accuratly identify a 850 Commando that I
recently bought from the production date on the frame. On cars
and trucks the production dates are usually for the following
year for any time produced after July 1st of that year. I'm
not sure if these british bikes follow the same criteria. My
question is that my bike was produced in 12-73...So is this
coinsidered a 1973 or 74? I only received a notorized bill of
sale and would like to title it correctly. What MK series is a
mystery as well. Is there a way to tell? Thanks to all. Any
help is certianly appreciated. Please either respond to this
site. Or, [email protected]
Or even give me a ring. (406) 209-5095 Thx. Bill Rhodes  

  

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dynodaveFri Feb-13-09 01:42 PM
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#1. "RE: 1973 Or, 74 850 Commando ?"
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mfg 12/73 is a 74
your # would be needed to know better.
If it is original it will have a RH10 head. That marking is located above the RH exhaust cover.

  

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jazzman123Sat Feb-14-09 11:07 AM
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#2. "RE: 1973 Or, 74 850 Commando ?"
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Thanks Dyno Dave. The R10 stamp is right where you said it should be..I'm excited to start this bike..I had 750 inserts installed because they were stripped and I wanted the added thread legnth. The engine is now new..Your info is greatly appreciated...I believe 1974 was a great year to rebuild. I never thought I'd run across one of these bikes. A great example of British ingenuity. Certainly a pleasure to be a member of this forum as well..thx. .Bill Rhodes

  

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