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mattThu May-04-06 12:05 PM

  
"Identifying a Combat Commando"


  

          

Hi

I am interested in buying a Combat Commando, I understand to indentify the Combat there is a "C" ontop of the cylinder head. But the headsteady bolt needs to be removed to see it. Is this the only way to indentify the Combat?

I have removed the tank and headsteady bolt and the only markings I can see are "RH6". This bike is supposed to be a Combat.

Also is there much difference between the Combat and Reg Commando. Power, performance, reliability, Price. Would someone be just as happy with the Commando.

Any info would be great.

Thank you.

  

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dynodaveFri May-05-06 08:57 AM
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#1. "RE: Identifying a Combat Commando"
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Fri May-05-06 09:02 AM by dynodave

  

          

The engine # will be 200205+ thru 212xxx may be higher, but by 22xxxx it is not a combat.
The head should have a "C" top center.
Your head, RH6 is not high compression 72 combat but semi high compression for 1973.
The cam will be a 2S high lift which can be identified by measuring the lift with a dial indicator.
It will likely have a VIN date of 10 or 11 of 71 or so, thru mid 72.
Usually not worth more unless fully updated.
They are fun and mine (202206)is my favorite commando.

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You should sign up for the member board and do a search for "combat"
there are many postings listed on the subject
Dave

  

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Bob GreeneWed Dec-20-06 02:07 PM

  
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I have 202208! Bought it May '06. Unfortunatly I just ventilated the timing side case so looking at rebuile. Thought of going lower compression pistons, but decided that was too wimpy, I need to keep it a true combat.

  

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dynodaveThu Dec-21-06 06:38 AM
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Hi Bob
Interesting on your # being so close to mine.
I got mine here in New England....where is yours/did it come from?
FWIW the piston pin/deck height are the same for combat as 8.9CR std.
It is the head that is different. Std 750 heads are very available and affordable.
Dave

  

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