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The difference between my rebuilds and others is that I focus mainly on making it a useable rider and when I dress up the “classic beauty” that it already is, I do it with mostly the original components refinished with hours of hand detailing. I aim at a price point threshold where I feel more comfort knowing I am not riding an investment, simply a sweet motorcycle. With that said, I know the array of newly improved upgrades available that can replace ones that I use from the original package. If those don’t cross your threshold, they can be added to the build. Inherently, I do not like to add cost unless it adds to performance or dependability so I stay away from “looks only” billet pieces and those components that try too hard at style when a true classic beauty needs only to embellish details to stand above the crowd. I am not in a race to be the ultimate. The ultimate for me, restorers take note, is a Norton that is out on the road and abundantly visible, not tucked away in an aura of high dollar scarcity. Recent history shows that the values of Commandos have climbed dramatically when the efforts of Kenny Dreer, CNW, and even myself, started putting them out there being used and seen. My conclusion, it is abundance and not scarcity that has driven the demand for what I feel is one of the sweetest rides in motorcycling. The major parts standard to my build and other options listed here aim towards this goal. Many of these parts are displayed in the photos in the “Details” gallery.

-New header pipes and mufflers (choices available)
-Polished stainless or chromed muffler mounting plates ( standard )
-Chromed rear brake cover plate & all linkage hardware ( standard )
-New “S” style chrome plated chain guard  ( standard )
-Chromed triple trees, headlight ears and shell, bars & holders( standard )
-New or rechromed peg mounts, rear brake and shift levers ( standard )
-Chromed rear passenger peg mounts ( standard )
-New swing arm spindle as required ( standard )
-New fork tubes, leakproof seals, euro style gaiters ( standard )
-New stainless caliper pistons with Ferodo platinum series pads (standard)
-New dampener rod & factory fork springs as required ( standard )
-New reconditioned Smiths instruments ( standard )
-New cables throughout  ( standard )
-New tail light lens and shroud as required ( standard )
-New speedometer drive or rebuilt original by Doug ( standard )
-New camshaft by Webcam, choice of grinds ( standard )
-New pistons with Total Seal rings ( standard )
-New bottom end bearings throughout  (standard )
-New upgraded quality head steady & muffler mount rubbers (standard)
-New Corbin saddle ( standard )
-New rechromed & reconditioned gas tank cap & seals ( standard )
-New or rechromed handlebars, euro low rise is standard ( your choice )

 Options
These certainly are not all options available but currently represent those that I think are improvements consistent to my builds. Pricing will follow at time of order.
-Comstock crankcase breather valve
-Comstock hydraulic clutch
-36mm Mikuni in place of 34mm ( your preference, no extra cost )
-National Cycles fly screen as seen on #DN06 in “Rebuilds” gallery
Since you are rebuilding, why not consider converting your bike to one of the following two options I am offering.  These are two of my favorite Commando models and signature models of Doug’s Baja Nortons.

-INTERSTATE SPORT TOURING conversion as seen on #DN02 & #DN06 in
       “Rebuilds” gallery. Only 2 (two) sets of steel tank & modified gunfighter
       Saddle combos available. Comes with fly screen above. (inquire)

-L/R FASTBACK CAFÉ conversion. Only 1 (one) tank, saddle and tail section
Combo available. This was Nortons perfect model for café applications.     
The tank is an Interpol version having a tank box that will come with a
Custom tank bag to provide strapless capacity for storage. See #DNT
“Bikes for Sale” gallery for example.  A steel tank Fastback!  ( inquire )

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