Andover Norton News
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

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