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1975 Norton 850 Commando MK3 Interstate

Sold 10/21/2021

For sale is a desirable 1975 Norton 850 Commando MK 3 Interstate. Matching serial #. Powered by an 828cc parallel twin, paired with a four-speed gearbox. The bike was acquired by this seller in 2012.

Quick Facts
• 15k Miles Shown on Odometer, Total Mileage Unknown
• 828cc Parallel Twin
• Four-Speed Gearbox
• Pearle White w/Black Lettering
• Stainless Steel Fenders
• Electric Starter
• Front & Rear Disc Brakes
• Pazon Electric Ignition
• 1-Up Customized Black Leather Seat
• Single Mikuni Carburetors
• Tool Kit
• Owner's Literature
• Private Seller
• Price: $16,500 Canadian Dollars

Work Completed by Previous Owner:
The metal tank has been permanently sealed with the Caswell electroplating sealer system. The gas tank and side covers are finished in Pearle White with black lettering. A 12-Volt, Pazon Sure-Fire electronic ignition was added to supply the power. Excel Takasago rims were fitted with stainless steel spokes and Avon Super Venom tires were installed on the front and rear. A new chain with front and rear sprockets was installed.

Work Completed by Current Owner:
0verhauls of the top end (pistons, valves, cylinders) and primary drive were completed in 2020. A heavy-duty replacement battery, heavy-duty cables and an upgraded four brush electric start system have also been added to ensure the bike starts reliably. A single Mikuni carburetor which upgraded the original twin Amal carbs, was installed. A custom single black leather seat with white piping/trim and street lighting, complements the configuration. A “Dave Taylor” Head Steady smooths out the engine vibrations from the powerful engine.

Service in preparation for the sale included fluid changes and fuel system cleaning, engine oil and filter as well as replacement of the headlight bulb (LED), and front master cylinder and front rotor.

1975 Norton 850 Commando MK 3 Interstate:
This 1975 Norton 850 is offered with a tool kit, owner’s literature, spare parts, service records, and a clean title in the seller’s name.

Single front and rear brake discs are equipped with Norton-Lockheed calipers and have been treated and drilled, while the front master cylinder and rear hoses have been replaced. Suspension consists of a conventional fork as well as dual shocks mounted to the swingarm. Brake and fork fluid changes were carried out in 2021.

Replacement Smiths instrumentation includes a 150-mph speedometer, a 10k-rpm tachometer, and a five-digit odometer which is showing 15k miles. The seller is aware of 6K miles, but total mileage is unknown.

The current owner has invested more than $20,000 in the refurbishment of this project. The selling price is $16,500 in Canadian dollars.