Genuine Factory Spare Parts
Andover Norton manufactures and supplies all Genuine Factory Spare Parts for Norton motorcycles built before 2002.
Most parts we stock are for Norton Commandos, but many parts either fit the earlier Norton Dominator and single cylinder models, or are specially manufactured for these.
All Genuine Norton Factory Parts are manufactured to the original factory specification. We hold all the drawings, all of the original tooling, and the intellectual property for these. Whilst we stick to the original specifactions where advisable, we do tend to improve on parts that "retrofit" parts of an earlier or inferior specification.
Some of the sources for dubious parts will point out that we do not, in fact, manufacture components in house.
It is true, we do neither own a forge, a foundry, nor a machine shop.
Instead we own the casting dies and forging tools, assembly jigs and the original factory drawings. These factory drawings list the materials, crucial dimensions and finishing processes (hardening etc) for the parts. We give tools and information out to our qualified specialist suppliers who then manufacture our parts to our specifications. On arrival in the warehouse these components go through inspection, and if and when they are found to be in order they are put into stock.