Resurrect "Norton Commando 750 | 1971"


Clean, Lube and Adjust

Bikes Name:

The Rocketeer / Motivation

We are a graphic design and online development company with a diverse team of members who have different passions and hobbies. While our main focus is design, we also share a mutual interest in motorcycles.

One of our team members recently acquired a 1971 Norton Commando 750. Although we're unsure about its last running condition, it was purchased from The Old Motorcycle Shop in Calgary. The previous owner, Phil, obtained two Nortons from Ontario, which were originally owned by a father and son. They decided to keep one of the bikes and are currently rebuilding it with a supercharger.

The second Norton was purchased by our team member, Kim, and it definitely needs some work. However, Kim has a unique style when it comes to motorcycles. He doesn't prefer clean, showroom-style bikes. Instead, he likes his bikes to have a bit of roughness around the edges, showcasing the wear and tear accumulated over the years of riding.

We don't know how long it will take, but the first phase of our journey with the Norton Commando 750 would involve cleaning, adjusting, and getting it started. Once we have it up and running, we'll be able to assess its overall condition. This will then pave the way for phase 2 of the project, which will involve replacing bolts, addressing rubber components, brakes, suspension, and tires. Each step will be taken carefully to ensure that the bike is brought back to its former glory while maintaining Kim's desired rugged aesthetic.

Date: Oct 3rd. 2023