Andover Norton News
December 2016
Back in Stock: The legendary
"Triumph Trophy Bilbel"
by Harry Woolridge.
More Books for Nortons and Triumphs you find in our
Back in Stock:
Edward Turner

Fascinating Biography of the Spirit behind Triumph's Success as a Motorcycle Maker pre-War and post-War.
More Books in our

Footrest rubbers used by all Nortons including Racers up to and including 1956 Models.
November 2016
Norton Spare Parts News
Our Calendar is now sold out!
The Andover Norton 2017 Calendar.
The calendar is A3 size, spiral bound and features thirteen superb Nortons owned by our customers.
Sorry, Sold Out!

Heavy Duty Battery for Commando 850Mk3

Engine Spacer, P11/P11A
Rear Brake Cable for JPN Replica Commandos. Will also suit Production Racer Replicas.
Front Brake Hose, Production Racer ("Andover Norvil), TUV approved
In our Quest to provide Norton Owners with Parts to restore back to original we have now found a Solution for those who have lost the- no longer available- original Bulbholders of their 850Mk3 Control Panel Bulbs.
For Those who still have the original Bulb with Bulbholder but whose Bulb has had it, we have sourced the Bulbs from the original Manufacturers to make a repair by soldering on a new Bulb possile.

Back in Stock: "S"-Type Exhaust Pipes!
Drain Plug, 3/8", Primary Chanicase (06.7630)
Mounting Stud for R/H Footrest, P11/P11A
Rocker Oil Feed Pipe Assembly (Top Half)
Drain Plug, 1/2", early Oil Tank & early Primary Chaincase
October 2016
Norton Spare Parts News
Nut, Swinging Arm Spindle, P11/P11A/G85
Nut, Footrest Mounting Stud, P11/P11A/G85
Footrest Support Spacer, P11/P11A
Manx Type Clutch

Our latest Offering in complete Clutches:
Manx-Type Clutch to replace those unsightly and inauthentic Belt Drives

Handlebar Grips, Pair, Doherty Type

Master Cylinder Diaphragm, Commander, F1, F1Sports
P42 & P43 (Interpol II & Classic)
P55 & P55B (F1 & F1Sports)
P42 & P43 (Interpol II & Classic)
Stop Light Switch, Front, Rotary
Air Filter, F1 & F1Sports
Stop Switch, Rear, Rotary
Pattern Parts (again!)
We recently received this mail:

"I bought a full gasket set for an 850 Commando part no 06-5030 through the Norton Owners Club.
The cylinder base gasket has failed at the driveside rear after a very low mileage(less than 2000 miles).
Also, when I removed the head, the rear part of the composite gasket has moved, I noticed this at first because the oil drain hole was partially covered by the gasket. The head had been correctly torqued down after the recommended mileages & was not loose when removing the bolts."

Whilst the card (see picture) that came with the gasket set slyly apes Andover Norton's packing neither the label, nor the product, is anything to do with Andover Norton.

Only when you see the Andover Norton logo and address on the card you can be sure the part is approved and tested by us, the people who ride Nortons in everyday life and own the factory drawings and tooling to produce proper Norton parts.

If you see the label on the right the part has never been near Andover and is not a Genuine Norton Factory Spare Part, whatever the fancy label says.

Lighter than Titanium Rods!
Just in: NOS 500cc Twin Hollow Pushrod Blanks from the Birmingham/Plumstead Stores. We will make these into 500cc Twin Pushods as soon as possible and offer them for Race/Fast Road 500cc engines.
Watch this Space!

September 2016
Norton Spare Parts News
2 Variants
Steering Head Bearing Ball
Aluminium Mudguard Washer, G15/N15
Hub/Brake Disc Diaphragm, Production Racer.
Also available for 5-Hole Standard Production Hubs as
Ball for Steering Head Bearing
Commander, Standard Version
Commander, Special Higher Version (+ 2")
F1 & F1Sports
Windscreen for P52/P53 "Commander" Models
Special higher Windscreen for Commander Models, + 2" (50mm).
Windscreen for F1 and F1 Sports, tinted.
Tri-Spark Ignition
An upmarket alternative to our Pazon Surefire the Tri-Spark is invisible, fitting into the points housing with no external box, gives a more stable tickover and does not kick back.
Steering Stem Top Nut 26TPI, with Hole for Steering Damper
Steering Stem Nut, with Hole for Steering Damper, 1950s Featherbed Roadholder
August 2016
Norton Spare Parts News
Hi-Rider 850Mk3
Featherbed/early Commando (pre-1971)
Featherbed/early Commando (pre-1971)

Headlamp Shell, 850Mk3 Hi-Rider 5 3/4"

The missing Steering Head Bearing Lug Race, also available as Set

Steering Head Bearing (2 needed), Featherbed & early Commando. In our Opinion better than the Taper Roller Conversion- easier to adjust, longer life.

Rear Suspension Unit Top Bolt, P11/P11A

Fork Stop., P11/P11A

Rear Supension Unit Bottom Bolt, P11/P11A
A2/514 for "D"-shaped Footrests

Headlamp Bolt, pre-Commando

Rider Footrest Hanger Spindle, pre-1957

Silencer Bracket, Featherbed Models
July 2016: Open Day with all Andover Norton Owners past & present
Owners & Ex-Owners
Open Day 2016
A rare opportunity:
All Owners and Ex-Owners of Andover Norton in one Picture!

The non-Seiferts are: David Bennett of BSA/Regal; Mike Jackson, Andover Norton(old); William Colquhoun, BSA/Blockley, then BSA/Andover Norton(old).
June 2016
We now have all the Parts needed to build a complete Engine from brand-new Components!
Crankshaft 750/850, unbalanced.
As used in the Peter Williams F750 Replicas.
Fullauto Head, 750
Fullauto Head, 850

Pillion Footrest Bar
Centre Stand Spring Anchor Stud
Contact Breaker Screw Set
Pillion Footrest Lug
Production Racer Seat
. 100% authetic as opposed to all other Offerings in the Market-
Small Hexagon Nut
for Rotary Engine Studs
Brake Cable, Export (Long), for Dommi/Atlas with TLS Brake
Part No.
Centre Stand Bolt, Commando 1968-70
Part No.
Pillion Footrest Assy, Singles/Dommi/Atlas
Part No.
Podtronics Mounting Kit for Commando
May 2016
Norton Spare Parts News
Flower Power
Our Mercury comes from the "Flower Power" era.
Hence the spot this morning on the way to work was perfect to take a picture.

The local farmer who owns the tulip field even painted the barrel holding the moneybox in "Mercury Blue"!
March/April 2016
Norton Spare Parts News

Engine Fixing set,
Commando 1972-74 (BOLTS/NUTS/WASHERS)

Master Cylinder for 850Mk3 Models, 13mm Bore.
This will slow you down reliably, even with the standard Caliper!

Stud, Head Steady Plate to Cylinder Head
Some of our open Day visitors, most are ex-Norton Employees:
Andover Norton Open Day
Nick Hopkins, ex-BSA, ex-Norton, retired MD, Andover Norton; Greg Taylor, Peter Williams Motorcycles; Ashley Cutler, Andover Norton; Keith Blair?, A Lady who accidently came into the picture; Basil Knight, draughtman, John Player F750 Team; Phil Albutt, ex-BSA/Blockley, now MD, Andover Norton; John McLaren, mechanic, John Player Norton F750 team; ?, Peter Williams, designer & rider John Player Norton F750 Team, TT winner, now Peter Williams Motorcycles; Bob Reynolds, Buyer, Norton/Wolverhampton, later Norton/Shestone, then Chief Buyer, Andover Norton; Pete Morris, draughtsman Norton/Shenstone, engineer Norton Motors Ltd/Rugeley, buyer Andover Norton; A.N.Other, Joe Seifert, MD Norton Motors Gmbh (at first a Norton Group PLC company), director, Norton Motors/Rugeley, director, Andover Norton; Richard Negus, draughtsman Norton/Wolverhampton, "Chief of Motorcycles" Norton/Shenstone, MD Norton Motors/Rugeley; Norman White, mechanic and rider John Player Norton F750 team.
Summertime- Holidaytime
Our Team in Andover is currently weakened by members on Holidays.

Hence nothing new on the Parts front
even though quite a few Projects are in their final Stages.

Meanwhile you can read about our "Jake", the "3 Cylinder Commando"
in the August Issue of "Classic Bike".

Mick Duckworth has done his homework, as usual, and found out Things we, proud Owners of the Engine for over three Decades, did not know yet.

The engine was bought in the early 1980s, definitely before 1985. There was a short Mention in MCN about a Mr.Joe Seifert acquiring that Prototype Engine at the time. Richard Negus built the bike as a Farewell Present before he retired form our other Company, Norton Motors Ltd. An interesting Exercise that makes a very rideable One-Off.
Norton Spare Parts News
The only Norton History currently available. Norton Motorcycles 1950 - 1986
Reprint of Steve Wilson's book "Norton Motor Cycles from 1950 to 1986"
No Norton history is currently available.

We have therefore reprinted Steve Wilson's book,
which spans the era that is of most interest for the great majority of Norton aficionados today.

The text and pictures were originally part of Wilson's "British Motorcycles" series of books
that covered the British post-war manufacturers.

Wilson's book stands out in that it not only covers the Norton models built in the post-war era,
but furthermore tells what went on behind the factory doors.

It covers key personnel as well as economical factors in the background that often have more influence on what comes off the production line than the average motorcyclist realizes!

When I first read the book I learned a lot about Norton that I had not known before, even though I was professionally involved with the factory and knew many of the key figures mentioned personally.


Price UK£22.50

(Cover picture shows the 1968 Fastback from the Andover Norton collection)
Motorcycle parts and spares for Norton motorbikes
Intermediate Shaft Support Plate Tool

Rather than cutting a timing cover up as suggested in old workshop manuals this tool locates the intermediate spindle so timing chain tension can be pre-set accurately before the timing cover is fitted.

This tool is supplied with spacers and screws to fit both Dominator and Commando engines.
Motorcycle parts and spares for Norton motorbikes.
Our crusade to have all the parts all the time continues.
We were asked by a dealer to have some silencers made in black chrome for a special project. So we did. Unfortunately, black chrome is now no longer available.

Probably for the first time in many (30?) years we have all oil junction block variants in stock, parts:

Instrument Mounting Plate, P11

Long Roadholder Cover under bottom fork yoke 06.7743
NM16249 Pillion Footrest Rubbers, Dominator/Singles 99.1207/L

Genuine Warning Lights with Bulb Holders & Bulbs:


March 2013
Retirement of our Managing Director, Nick Hopkins
Typical Picture of Nick at Work.
Nick started with Andover Norton when it was founded in June, 1977, and has worked for the company from Day1. An impressive stretch with the same employer that few, if any of us, can equal.

We wish Nick a happy and healthy retirement and hope we can rely on him and his knowledge, at least part-time, in the future.
Nick says: "After almost 5 decades in the motorcycle industry (I started with BSA in the Service Department at Armoury Road in 1966) I have finally reached the point at which “I want to spend more time with my bikes”. To say that it has been an interesting journey is an understatement, and at times the ride has been a rather bumpy one but while the mainstream motorcycle business is going through difficult times at the moment the classic side of things is keeping us very busy indeed. It is a privilege to have been a part of the scene for so long, and I will miss my daily contact with customers worldwide but I will be thinking of you as I fettle (and maybe even ride?) my Commando and other Nortons."
February 2013
Even during our move new items were added to our growing spares range:
For those who want to get rid on an unsightly Belt Drive- or simply have a worn-out Clutch on their Norton Manx:
Clutch Chainwheel, Manx Norton Type:

Swinging Arms!
Rear Swinging arm, gusseted, for 750/850 Commando


Also available ungusseted for earlier Commandos:

Andover Norton is now installed in Brunel Gate, Andover, and has started shipping orders out in the last week of January.
Most parts are now back on the shelves, and the backlog of orders we hope to have completed and shipped by mid-February. Working conditions are much improved for all members of the team with more space, more light, and one big, spacious store instead of the two cramped ones we occupied in Hungerford. When we rented the premises in Hungerford in September 2007, the stock was about half what it is now. The Andover Norton team was also smaller.

Our range of Commando and Dominator spares has increased with a lot of parts that the company did not have since original stocks, taken over from Norton Villiers Triumph in 1978, ran out. Some of these newly introduced items can be found further down on this page as well as on the "New Items Just In" Page. In the meantime we acquired J.R.Technical Publications with its range of Triumph/BSA parts lists, riders handbooks, and workshop manuals.

We also took over the Norton Rotary spares stock from our sister company Norton Motors Ltd.
January 2013
Norton Spare Parts News
Andover Norton has moved into the new premises and, snow permitting, starts to ship spares out to the Genuine Norton Factory Spare Parts starved world on Wednesday, 23rd January 2013.
No longer do Norton owners have to make do with inferior pattern parts sometimes bearing copycat trademarks.

Norton owners can now buy the real deal again, Andover Norton's Genuine Norton Factory Spare Parts - made on original tooling, to original drawings, in original materials, finished to the original tolerances by the original methods as laid down in the Norton factory drawings.

Our team has another new member. Simon Amos, who has joined us from Honda UK, to strengthen our purchasing team.
December 2012
Norton Spare Parts News
Before our move back to Andover in January we continue to re-introduce products, that were unavailable for many years:

06.1116 Centre Stand, early (1968-70) Commando.

06.7275 Rear Master Cylinder Pushrod (AP4116-115)
November 2012
Levers for early Commandos
We were asked for levers for early Commandos many times in recent years and did not have the perfect answer. But now we have.

These levers have the Correct 7/8” cable barrel/lever pivot distance to keep the clutch action light and have original style clamps that have the screws vertically positioned. They also have the air lever on the brake lever assembly side, and come complete with the improved later style cable adjusters.



The "S"-Type
Are you one of the many young motorcycle fans who fell for the model on the right when they first saw it? I am talking about the sexy exhaust system that gives the Commando "S" the extra "Je ne sais quoi"- and it will in fact fit any Commando model. The complete system with all brackets, heat shields, special screws etc is now available from Andover Norton
We have taken the trouble to buy a Commando as a sample bike to fit our new products to, and that Commando has now served to ensure our "S"-pipes- unlike other systems currently on the market- fit!

For Details of the "S"-Type Exhaust System please click here
New Books
Service Release N3/12

Parts List and Installation Instructions for 750 Racer and Formula Racer

Roy Bacon's Restoration Titles, AJS/Matchless, BSA Singles, BSA Twins, Triumph Twins and Norton Twins have now all been reprinted and are now available again from the publishers, Andover Norton International Ltd.
Bronze Guides for Sporty Engines
Andover Norton Bronze Valve Guides for Dominators & Commandos
Our engine tuner Rudi Kolano prefers to use bronze valve guides in aluminium cylinder heads for their better heat transfer capacity as well as their fail-safe virtues in case of lubrication failure. Our race engines, therefore, all run on bronze valve guides, and some of our road bikes, too. Until recently we used the valve guides made by Rowe, the Californian manufacturers. Since Ed Rowe closed his business we researched alternatives, none of which were deemed satisfactory.
We therefore decided to commission bronze valve guide manufacture to works drawings, using the same bronze alloy BMW use for their air-cooled flat twins. Valve guides on the left suit 500cc through 750cc Norton Twins, those on the right the 850s.

Note: Rudi Kolano also insists on using our Genuine Andover Norton valves because, he finds, they are the best quality valves he has encountered, including the black Melonite Rowe valves.
October 2012
Norton Spare Parts News
Another addition to our constantly growing spares range:
Andover Norton has new stock of British-made Commando Roadster side panels, in etch-primed steel ready for painting.

The left-hand panel has the original specification tool pocket inside it and the mounting bracket is pre-fitted with the Dzus fastener clip. The right-hand panel has the spacer mounts inside to correctly align the panel to the oil tank. The etch-primed finish is compatible with all current painting methods, and once painted these panels will give the finishing touch to any Commando Roadster restoration.


Picture above shows the toolpocket in the left hand panel. We have just been made aware the picture above was stolen by an Indian supplier and shown in his e-bay auction to sell his sorry copies of the above. We see this as a compliment!
Planned for July delivery, and already in stock in October(!): World exlusive.
Only available from us:
Genuine AP Lockheed CP2195 calipers!
CP2195-1002EO caliper for front r.h. or rear l.h. mounting
CP2195-1003EO caliper for front l.h. or rear r.h. mounting

New parts for Norton Rotaries: Since Andover Norton has taken on the Rotary Spares stock of Norton Motors Ltd we have gradually re-stocked normal consumables resp. re-introduced popular items that had not been available since the original stock dried up.
September 2012
At last: Rear mudguards for Fastbacks!
Another long-term project has now been put into production, our Fastback rear mudguards. These are very different to the normal rear mudguards of the other Commando models. Not only are they shorter, but they have a flared edge.

Fitting one of the Roadster/Interstate/"S"/"SS" rear mudguards to a Fastback results in a very odd-looking rear end that simply is not right. And, yes, we have seen it done many times!

We now offer four variants of these mudguards: the early (1968-70) Fastback mudguard with one mounting point at the front (part no. 06-0507, right), and the post-1970 mudguard with two holes at the front - part no.
, left.

These come under the original part numbers painted black.

Adding a /1 to the part number - i.e. ordering
- gets you a polished version of the same stainless steel item, and thus a replica of the chromium-plated guards used on the Production Racers.
May 2012
Now available from Andover Norton: Alton Electric Start Conversion
You may think these kits are not available though us if you followed the recent press coverage. The reason is that we insisted on checking the kits first. We have fitted and operated a couple of kits to our satisfaction before we decided to distribute them.
The Alton electric start kit is relatively simple to fit. One advantage is that, should one decide to convert their Commando back to original, this is easily possible. In the meantime the electric start kit makes life with the Commando much easier, especially for those who have knee or hip problems, and now find it hard to kickstart their Commando.
The Starter Kit contains a new alternator and all other parts (except the battery) that is needed to convert the motorcycle. It is suitable for 750 and 850 (pre-Mk3) Commandos with triplex chain (standard production) primary drives. Installation instructions are included in the kit.
April 2012
The Classic Motorcycle features Andover Norton
Well, that was the idea, anyway. Reads more like a CV of its owner- apologies, we'd have liked to read- and see!- more about the company itself.
March 2012
And further to our new headlamps:
We have just taken delivery of
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (3 W/LIGHT+1 SWITCH) 60279 (99.7039)

Coming soon:
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (AMM+SWITCH+1xLIGHT) '68-'70 (54523999)
February 2012
Another first for Andover Norton: The Dominator/Atlas headlamp.
To the best of our knowledge this model has never been offered by Andover Norton before. This headlamp is made for us in England. No offering from the Far East of dubious dimensions and/or headlamp rims that will not fit.

This is the real article.

Part No. 06.7283 HEADLAMP SHELL
CHROME RIM/BLACK SHELL (Dommi/Atlas with ammeter + 1 lamp)
January 2012
Another Andover Norton Exclusive: CP2195 AP Calipers
The legendary CP2195 Caliper. Commissioned & exclusively available from Andover Norton.
Andover Norton International Ltd are proud to announce the re-manufacture of the legendary CP2195 caliper.

We have commissioned a batch of these CP2195 calipers, as used by virtually all motorcycle racers in the 1970s and 1980s and by manufacturers such as Norton (on the Production Racers), Ducati, Rickman, Egli and many others.

These AP (formerly AP Lockheed) calipers have not been available- bar a small batch a while ago, made to restore the bikes damaged in the fire at the National Motorcycle Museum- for many a year. We have asked AP to re-manufacture them exclusively for us. They will, therefore, be available only from Andover Norton, with deliveries commencing in July, 2012, and will retail at £249.95 +VAT.

For those who want a cheaper alternative we offer the CP2696 series caliper, which looks similar at first glance but can be easily identified by its four square ribs per side, thus looking more angular and "modern".

For the discerning restorer who will only go for the real deal the CP2195 is without a doubt the one to get.
Andover Norton 2011
Norton Spare Parts News
Original Norton Spare Parts
New Original Norton Spare Parts – talking of which
Norton Andover, December 2011

Commando Gearboxes (pre-850Mk3)
In our quest to offer more and more assemblies in addition to the individual parts, these are our complete Commando750/850 gearboxes. Though I have been involved in Norton spares since the late 1970s, I can not remember these being available as a spare part after production ended. Part No. 06-0543, Commando 750/850 up to No. 306590 (i.e. standard 2nd Gear), Part No.
, No.
(i.e. higher 2nd gear), Part No.
, 850Mk3 gearbox

Complete Clutch, Norton pre-Commando
This was a very time consuming project, but at long last it has come to fruition. Drawings were missing, manufacturing hickups occurred, but now at last we can offer all the individual parts as well as complete clutches again after about 40 years of non-availability. Part No.

Cylinder barrels from our own dies, machined to 750 and 850 condition. The advantage of our new 750 barrels over the original 750 barrel is the increased stability of the bottom flange that had a tendency to fracture on tuned engines as well as on engines that were bored oversize. Our barrels are virtually indestructible. Our barrels are marked "ANIL" at the bottom flange so you are sure what you are getting.
We have also introduced the Production Racer fork sliders in cooperation with Mick Hemmings Motorcycles.

These fork sliders are machined to the original drawings in our posession for the correct disc diameter (11 1/2" or 292mm).
Easy to identify by the casting number inside the caliper extension "TX0032"

Part No.
for r.h. fork leg with caliper at front,
Part NO.
for l.h. fork leg with caliper at front
Fork legs can also be used with calipers at back.
Originally these fork legs were used with our CP2195 calipers.
The CP2696 caliper, also available from us, can be used instead.
bearing shells
Commando con-rod bearing shells
Norton Andover, November 2011. We now have all parts to build a Dominator clutch assembly, including all clutch centre parts (See "New items just in"). This was a project that has been in the pipeline for many a month, but we finally got there. All parts Made in England for Andover Norton bar the clutch plates. No parts are the same as the "alternative" offers you get elsewhere!

Andover Norton now have stock of newly manufactured Commando con-rod bearing shells which offer improved wear characteristics over the original equipment items.
They still have have the high quality Lead-Bronze bearing substrate of the original shells, but offer a more advanced bearing surface than the original Lead-Indium overlay treatment. They now have a superior Lead-Tin-Copper finish overlay for a longer service life and greater wear resistance.

Sometimes original is best, but if improved technology is available it is wise to make use of it for this type of demanding application!

Std. size part no.
, -0.010” part no.
, -0.020” part no. 06.4287..
Original Norton Spare Parts
And you thought Andover Norton cares solely about Commandos?
Norton Andover, October 2011

Many Norton owners are not aware that we manufacture featherbed frames and other featherbed Norton parts, and are often led to believe these are made by others.

Even some Norton dealers are have not yet realized we now manufacture and supply many parts that are needed to complete a featherbed frame chassis.

As of late we now have: Swinging arms with all the parts needed to fit them to the frame, the crosstube for the frame, and (not pictured) taper roller bearings for the steering head, part No.

Other auxiliary parts we can supply that are not pictured: Rear Chainguard
, Head Steady for Norton twins
, Wideline Dualseat NM20123 – resp. Slimline
– , Suspension Units (shrouded)
... etc.

Remember - the company owner has two featherbed models he rides besides his Commandos, so is not immune to the attraction of the featherbed concept.
Norton Andover, September 2011
Just arrived: Clutch Basket, Dommi/Singles

Last available as a genuine part about 30 years ago, now back in stock!
English manufacture, hardened, not to be mistaken for other dubious offerings in the market! No. 04-0359

Another item that has not been available for decades has now been added to our Commando parts programme- the heatshields for "SS" exhaust pipes. Faithful copies of a set of original heat shields we were able to locate:
narrow front mudguard of early Commandos
Norton Andover, July 2011
Now available again: The narrow front mudguard of early Commandos!
Part No.

It was not produced after 1972- only the wider mudguard of the late 750s and all 850s was available for decades- but we have now made the narrow type again which looks far nicer with the narrow front tire of the earlier Commandos (3.25x19 resp. 3.60x19, today 90/90x19).

On the photograph, however, it covers the "wide" tire 3.50x19 resp.4.10x19, today 100/90x19.
This requires slight widening of the mudguard stays
, but the boss thinks it still looks nicer on his personal 1971 signal orange Roadster which had it fitted when new.
This keeps your oil clean!
Now available from Andover Norton:

An accessory for the safety conscious Norton owner- sump filter with magnet. This keeps your oil clean of metal abrasions before it goes back into circulation.

Launch: The gearbox rebuild kits!
Juli 2011
Andover Norton launches the gearbox rebuild kits, consisting exclusively of Genuine Spare Parts.



Production Racer Headsteady
Production Racer Headsteady
For many years of racing and riding on the road I have preferred the production racer headsteady to the standard arrangenment. In my opinion, the increase in stability, though marred by a slight increase in vibration, is worth the expense. Headsteadies from different manufacturers are in the market. Some of them are as original, i.e. will not fit under production petrol tanks. Others we bought were very badly made. Company owner's son Tim Seifert, also a Commando rider, wanted one so, using the original drawing in Andover Norton's posession, he modified the structure. He slimmed it down so it now fits even under the narrowest standard production petrol tank, the Roadster tank. Furthermore, adjustment is now possible in height and sideways through the integration of shims and oval holes in strategically important positions. Headsteady comes with Assembly Instructions.

Luggage System for Commandos
Norton Andover, February 2011
We were asked for a luggage system for Commandos again and again over the years.
We never found a system took modern, waterproof panniers, panniers that can be attached, locked, unlocked and detached easily.

Our Solution
We also did not find a system that was fixed to the stable, reinforced parts of the frame. All systems in the market overload the rear frame loop which was never meant to take vertical loads and bends down very easily.

We therefore asked Hepco & Becker, one of the most respected names in the motorcycle luggage industry, to develop a system that loads those parts of the frame that can take the load, whilst using the rear frame loop only to stabilize the system laterally, something that the loop is fit to do.
The pictures show the prototype system, production systems are now available black, for 750s only
Part No. 06.7270
(special price), or chromed,
Part No. 06-7271

For 850s and especially 850Mk3s please order Part No.
Neuer Link
. The chromed system will now fit 850Mk3 models (new February 2013)
Andover Norton 2009
Austria, 18th/19th July 2009
International Norton Owners Club Rallye

The International Norton Owners Club Rallye - sponsored by the Norton Motors Group - started its International Rallye at the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Salzburgring in Austria.

This was THE meeting to attend for all Norton enthusiasts, with more Nortons of historical importance than at any other gathering that year, with over 25 Norton Manxes starting together (more than ever seen on one starting grid since the 1960s), genuine racers from pre-war to Rotary, Norton works bikes and prototypes from the Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Andover and Shenstone Norton factories.

Andover Norton was there with a marquee, showing our products, and the "Norton Motors Works Team" parading bikes from the works collection- a genuine 1960 30M Manx, ex-Rudi Glaeser (German 500cc Champion 1960); a genuine Commando production racer (vulgo: "Norvil"- beware of imitations!), bought new from Gus Kuhn and since a legend in the Munich area, and our Rotary Racer, P55 frame No. 1, campaigned in the German Battle of Twins championship in the early nineties.
Andover Norton 2008
End of an era- and start of a new one.
Picture Shows Bobs Farewell Presentation on 22nd February at Andover Norton; his first ANIL boss Mike Jackson looks on.
Bob Reynolds Retires
On 29th February, after nearly 44 years of working for Norton, an era ends with Bob Reynolds retirement.
After serving an apprenticeship at a butchers, Bob proceeded to be trained as a buyer at Norton Motors. He was responsible for supplies for Commando and later Norton Rotary production; after that ended, he was taken on by Andover Norton when the company purchased the Commando Spares business in 1991.
When Norton Motors Ltd aquired the Spares business in 2007, and Bob worked from the Norton Motors Ltd premises in Rugeley, the last months before his retirement were a bit like a return to the roots; even though Norton Motors Ltd today was very different to what it was in the 1960s, on a different scale and in a different location.
Some of the dealers present, including the "farest travelled" Mark Appleton from Canada.
Norton Open Day 22nd February 2008
Dealers & Press only. Robert M. Reynolds farewell ceremony

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