1974 Norton Commando

 

After about 20 years of sitting in our garage with a froze up engine, Dad decided to fix up his old motorcycle.  I can barely remember riding on it way back then!  Dad's friend Jack helped do all the engine work - installing new pistons, rings, valves, as well as numerous bearings, seals, and gaskets.  Jack also installed an electronic ignition system.

Before:    
After the engine was repaired and tuned, it was really only a matter of cleaning up the bike.

Here you can see the effect of 30 years on the side panels and fuel tank.

 

Finishing:    
I took a wire wheel and knocked of the old paint. We started the cleanup process around the engine.
     
  Then we cleaned up the frame, rims, and tires.
A new set of Avon tires and then this picture taken at the appraisal. Re-chromed the sissy bar, bought a new seat, added all decals to complete our project!