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jazzman123Thu Jan-15-09 05:38 PM
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"1973 Norton Commando Roadster (veteran builders)"


  

          

A pleasure to be a part of this community. My bikes engine was just rebuilt and I'm up to tackling the wiring. The original harness is there but spliced and modified to look rather like an Italian dish. With a decent schematic I can either build it. Or, have it built by Road Island Reds. Any suggestions for books or sites? Buy the way, have any of you ever heard of a british bike builder by the name of Jack Simmons. He built bikes in Compton CA. on Atlantic for over 40 years. I didn't find him in CA. But, about a six hour drive from my house in Three Forks Montana. If any of you have ever met this veteran racer/builder I'm sure you certainly would remember him. Along with being impressed with his knowledge and machine work. Thanks to this mans trust and effort I'll be on the road several months before our snow melts. For those who may know him. He's in his mid 70's now. Healthy and still sharp as a tack. A machine shop at his home and more knowledge on british bikes than can be attained in a lifetime. Hi to all. Bill Rhodes

  

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dynodaveSun Feb-01-09 12:49 PM
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#1. "RE: 1973 Norton Commando Roadster (veteran builder..."
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HiBill
Welcome.
There is not much I haven't done on a norton. I am primarily a electronic tech and also do mechanical and physics work. I am frequently pressed for free time, but if you have pointed question of an advanced nature feel free to ask.
Dave

  

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rick in seattleMon Mar-16-09 10:51 PM
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#2. "RE: 1973 Norton Commando Roadster (veteran builder..."
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I'm rebuilding a Mk3 and have just finished wiring the main harness. I have completed the following for documentation:

1. A READABLE original electrical schematic for the Mk3,
2. A current complete Mk3 schematic reflecting my bike, i.e. Sparx 3-phase alternator, Sparx regulator, Pazon Sure-fire ignition, Pazon dual coil, 6-fuse block, relays for headlights and horn.
3. A Main Harness diagram reflecting the above.
4. I've drawn up the Ignition Harness as well, but will not complete the wiring until next week to confirm the drawing.

Contact me off-list if these diagrams would be of help to you. My database is VISIO, but I can produce versions (non-editable)in GIF or JPEG if you prefer.

I'm an over-educated EE in love with Nortons.

  

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NortonGuyFri Mar-20-09 09:07 AM
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#3. "RE: 1973 Norton Commando Roadster (veteran builder..."
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Welcome.

I have created a new forum called "Projects in Progress".

I want folks to track their motorcycle restoration project progress and talk about it in their own personal project thread.

Other projects are welcome. For example I just built a 1000 sq ft workshop for tinkering with projects. I will ad some piuctures soon.

Steve
the admin

NortonGuy
Board Founder

  

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