15th April 2020
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How to Restore Norton Commando


This manual is aimed at owners and enthusiasts of the legendary Norton Commando, and covers all areas of restoration from the sourcing of the bike to its completion as a fully restored machine. Starting with advice on the different models, spares availability and where best to source a bike to restore, the book then covers the complete dismantling and restoration of the bike. Describing the engine, frame, gearbox, wheels, suspension and forks, brakes, ancillaries, bodywork, and electrics, the text is illustrated with hundreds of clear colour photos.
What really sets this manual apart is the style in which it is written: not as some dull and distant workshop manual but in a friendly, humorous manner by an enthusiast of many years who is able to involve and entertain the reader, as well as providing a thorough and detailed restoration guide.
This is the third motorcycle restoration guide from an author whose previous works have been a massive hit with mechanics, enthusiasts and restorers throughout the world.

How to Restore Norton Commando by Chris Rooke

ISBN: 9781787113947
UPC: 6-36847-01394-3


$50.00(US), $65.00(CAN)

• Covers the complete step-by-step restoration of a Norton Commando classic motorcycle
• Very clear and detailed descriptions of each step written in a friendly, informal manner
• Written by an experienced motorcycle enthusiast who understands the problems home restorers face
• Hundreds of clear colour photos detail every step in great detail
• The author shares his mistakes and the problems he encountered for the benefit of others
• Dismantling and restoration of the engine, frame, forks, wheels, brakes, electrics, bodywork and cycle parts all covered in full detail
• Encouragement and knowledge for the home mechanic to complete their own restoration, no matter what their level of skill or experience.
• Relevant to all Norton Commando models from 1968-1975
• Advice given on the different models and which one to choose to restore
• Expert advice delivered in a friendly and accessible manner – a joy to read!


Chris was born in Oxford and grew up in a family devoted to all things mechanical, but especially engines and motorbikes. He owned his first bike aged 11 – a Raleigh Runabout – quickly followed by a couple of scooters. When he turned 16, he realised his dream of becoming a 'Biker' … on a Casals moped!
From these humble beginnings, his love of British bikes blossomed, owning and rebuilding a BSA Starfire, a Triumph T100, a Matchless G3LS, and a Bonneville T140V – before he finally returned to his teenage dream: the Triumph Trident.
Chris’s experiences in restoring the Triumph Trident, a Kawasaki Z1, and a Norton Commando have led him to write three Enthusiast Restoration Guides, published by Veloce, as well as an ‘Essential Buyer’s Guide”.
Place of birth: Oxford • Hometown: Sheffield • Nearest city: Sheffield

V5394 • Paperback • 10.62 x 8.14 in • 224 pages • 820 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-94-7 • UPC: 6-36847-01394-3
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