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Commando frames.

Posted by svein_marken at April 03. 2017

Can anybody tell me if there is any difference between a Commando 1971 frame and a 1975 frame? Thank you! Regards from Svein.

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by john_holmes at April 03. 2017

Various brackets and holes plus the headstock angle changed by 1 degree so 850 frame needs 850 yokes so you get the right trail back. Center stand may be differently mounted as well.

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by Chris Grimmett at April 03. 2017

... and the profile of the rear loop changed at least once during the lifetime of the Commando.

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by Martin Freeman at April 04. 2017

Previously svein_marken wrote:

As mentioned above Headstock angle is different, this has quite an effect on handling; even gets a mention in tech talk on norvil website under 'my bike weaves'. So steer clear of 71/72 frames if possible. later frames are easily identified by larger/extended brackets where rear shocks fit.

For those who have a 71/72 bike and think it is fine, I would ask have you ridden a pre 71 or 73 onwards one - they are noticably different when you get motoring.

regards Martin

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by paul_nicholls at April 12. 2017

Also the rear frame loop is slightly narrower. You can't fit a fastback tail fairing to the later frames.

Paul

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by David Comeau at April 12. 2017

Previously paul_nicholls wrote:

Also the rear frame loop is slightly narrower. You can't fit a fastback tail fairing to the later frames.

Paul

 

I'm pretty sure it is the italian frames only that are wider an won't accept the normal  fastback tail. I own 2 75 frames that will and 2 that won't accept the FB tail. I also have a 73 750 frame that is a wide loop. Most early frames are narrow loop.

Since my research... a long time ago, I made a altered FB mold that works on the wide loop frames.

http://atlanticgreen.com/images/xdcp609.jpg.pagespeed.ic.2-_w8aFSOe.jpg

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by arne_eftestol at April 13. 2017

Svein...

Hva er dette for noe ???

Husk , mer en en sylinder er trøbbel...!

Mvh

Arne E.

Re: Commando frames.

Posted by svein_marken at April 14. 2017

Previously arne_eftestol wrote:

Svein...

Hva er dette for noe ???

Husk , mer en en sylinder er trøbbel...!

Mvh

Arne E.

Kanskje litt støv på hjernen etter timer i bua!!!!

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