No Reserve: 1970 Norton Commando 750S Scramber
- Chassis: 134974
- 24k Miles Shown
- 745cc Parallel Twin
- Four-Speed Transmission
- Metallic Blue Paint
- Two-Up Seat
- High-Mounted Dual Exhaust
- Twin Amal Premier Carburetors
- 19" Wire-Spoke Wheels
- Side Stand
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This 1970 Norton Commando 750S Scrambler is powered by a 745cc parallel twin paired with a four-speed transmission and was repainted in metallic blue with black and gold graphics following the seller’s 2019 acquisition. Features include a two-up seat, a kickstarter, a polished high-mounted dual exhaust system, 19″ wire-spoke wheels, and a side stand. Service performed in 2014, reportedly following 25 years of storage, included overhauling the engine and transmission as well as replacing the cables and wheel bearings. Work under current ownership reportedly included performing a valve job and fitting a set of replacement Amal Premier carburetors. This Commando 750S is offered at no reserve with service receipts a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The replacement steel fuel tank and side panels were repainted in metallic blue with black and gold graphics under current ownership. Equipment includes a two-up seat with a passenger grab strap as well as a chrome mirror, a battery charger pigtail, a headlight, a taillight, polished fenders, and a center stand.
Wire-spoke 19″ wheels were fitted with replacement bearings in 2014 and are mounted with Avon RoadRider tires. Suspension consists of a conventional fork as well as dual shocks mounted to the swingarm. Braking is handled by drums at both ends.
The 150-mph speedometer and 9k-rpm tachometer are mounted above the headlight bucket, which contains an amperage gauge and indicator lights. The five-digit odometer shows 24k miles, 500 of which were ridden by the seller. The speedometer and tachometer cables as well as the upper and lower throttles cables were replaced in 2014 under by Dean Collinson M/C of Leona Valley, California.
The 745cc parallel twin is equipped with a kickstarter, replacement twin Amal 930 premier carburetors, and a polished high-exit dual exhaust system with heat shields. A 2014 overhaul by Dean Collinson M/C included replacing the pistons, rings, valves, one push rod, gaskets, gel battery, air filter, ignition coils, petcocks, and fuel lines. The engine received a valve job in 2021 per the seller.
The last six digits of the number stamped on the engine case, 134974, matches the number stamped on the frame tag, a photo of which can be viewed in the gallery. The title lists the engine number as 24257.
Power is sent to the rear wheel through a four-speed transmission shifted on the right and a replacement drive chain. The kickstart shaft and clutch plates as well as the transmission bearings, bushings, gaskets, and seals were replaced in 2014 by Dean Collinson M/C.