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Back in stock:
Chrome Sleeve for Long Roadholder
New Smiths Instruments with Norton
Commando-Type Dials now available! Fully electronic,
with the Tacho connected to one Ignition Coil, and the Speedo connected to
the Rear Wheel Gearbox.
Speedo head, Green Globe, MPH or 06-2278/E
Speedo Head, NVT Arrow, MPH or 06-5645/E
Tacho, Green Globe or 06-5643/E
Tacho, NVT Arrow
needed to mount the clocks in the long (850Type) Instrument Cups
Speedo Cable/Sender to suit Rear Wheel Gearbox
Tacho Drive Blanking Plate (above) or alternatively 06-2874
Tacho Drive Blanking Nut
We have now reproduced pre-1970
Roadholder Fork Yokes.
Bottom Yokes are:
06-0344: use for Commando and Dominator, black finish.
06-1133: Commando "S", silver finish
Top Yoke, 1963-on
As 06-0335 but silver finish
Brackets for pre-1970 Roadholder Forks
Whilst these used to be available
from us we were sold out for a while.
Our previous supplier fell by the wayside, so we had to set up a
new way to manufacture these brackets.
We used our drawings as well as the
original brackets on our "Tony Denniss"
to get these as authentic and original as possible.
03-1544 Headlamp Bracket, l.h.
03-1545 Headlamp Bracket, r.h.
new items means
we can now build complete early Commando or post-1962 Dominator
front forks from all-new parts-
something simply not possible for many years!
(Don't believe claims to the
We now offer:
Assembly, Dominator Models, 1966-68 (will fit all 1962-on)
Assembly, Commando 1968-70
Assembly, 1971-72 Drum Brake Commandos
Assembly, 1972-74 Disc Brake Commandos
Assembly, 1975-77 850Mk3 Commandos
complete our range of chainguards we have now
reproduced the two featherbed-model types:
(below) for pre-1959 models and
(alias NM 21832) for Slimline models 1959-on (right)
also available chromed (as original on Atlas models) as 06-7789/C
first Satin Chrome Parts for Early Commandos are now in stock:
Kickstart Lever to follow
Another part long absent- in fact I believe
we never had it since the 1980s!
During the holiday season our buyers
have been adding small items to our range of Genuine Norton Factory Parts,
whilst behind the scenes a more complex new parts project is in the
06-0345/SS Top Bolt,
Fork Stanchion, Commando, Stainless Steel
One of a small range of
stainless steel parts where we think the material is advantageous
without being inferior in its ability to cope with strain (as,
say, in the case of axles, studs etc).
The original top nuts have a
tendency to shed their chrome at the corners unless tightened with
the proper tool (part #06-7624).
Being a seriously
overengineered part, the top bolt will easily cope with the
stresses and forces imposed on it even in stainless steel.
Spacer, Dominator & early Commando
06-1356 Headlamp bolt,
In our quest to supply all
the correct parts for early Commandos, and with the
re-introduction of headlamps and headlamp brackets for these we
came across these parts that Andover Norton did not previously
Featherbed Centre Stand & 06-7673 Nut for Ditto
These bolts we have
frequently been asked for.
There are stainless offerings in the aftermarket, but as we see
this as a highly stressed part we preferred to make it in the
correct material (see explanation for 06-0345/SS above)
Fastback tailpiece newly made-
never before available from Andover Norton.
06-2039, Price £134.80 +VAT
A good customer wants to
recreate the prototype 1967 Norton Commando.
All silver with orange seat as
shown in 1967.
These were probably never put on
a production bike.
He asked us to get one made for
him, which we duly did.
for Andover Norton:
Reprint of the
1970 "Interim Parts List".
When I bought
Andover Norton I found this list in our parts book library.
I had never
seen it before im my 30-odd years in the Norton spares business.
The list was
probably never officially issued, but it is very helpfull for the
It lists- as
the only one- parts for the Fastback "Longrange" and
A mixture of
drawings and photographs suggests this was originally for internal
Some of the
photorgraphs are very helpful for restorers, showing in more
detail the finer points that remain somewhat obscure in the
drawings of later lists.
Another project that was
in the pipeline for a while is now complete:
Early Commando exhaust systems!
All parts are now available from stock.
Now that interest
in early Commandos is very much on the up these exhaust pipes were
a must-have for us, since we had all the other parts- silencers,
mounting brackets etc- for this sytem already in.
The samples used
as templates were the original pipes fitted to our totally
original "Tony Denniss" Fastback, "the bike that
was never dispatched" (below).
Pipes now available under
part#06-0620/21 from stock
for £119.80 +VAT.
have the correct style engine and gearbox screws for your Commando.
Commando had domed head slotted screws for the timing cover. After 1971
they became flat cheese head, and then in 1975 pozidrive for the Mk3:
After re-manufacturing the
later gusseted swinging arm (see February news below)
for the first time in many years, we have now re-manufactured the
for those who want to restore an early Commando back to original.
Both swinging arm versions
have not been available for at least a decade.
Makes one wonder how some
people manage to build bikes "from new parts!"
early version is part#
Now available from stock
for £399.80 +VAT.
We also now have
a steel version of the contact breaker cover for late Dommis/early
Commandos (see picture) @£24.95 +VAT, part#03-0082.
continue to offer our plastic version c/w grommet for £16.35+VAT,
We were asked by a dealer
to have some silencers made in black chrome for a special project.
Seeing the finished item
we decided to offer them to those of our customers
who want to make it a styling feature of their
Our crusade to have all
the parts all the time continues.
Probably for the first
time in many (30?) years
we have all oil junction bloc variants in stock, part##s
03-3063 Instrument Mounting Plate, P11
06-7743 Long Roadholder Cover under bottom fork yoke
Footrest Rubbers, Dominator/Singles
99-1209/L: Genuine Warning Lights with Bulb Holders
The end of this month sees the retirement of our Managing Director, Nick Hopkins.
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
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.
"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."
Our stores are now fully
sorted, and the inevitable hickups in purchasing and shipping are now a
thing of the past.
Andover Norton is now safely back on the road, and ready to serve you, the
Even during our move new
items were added to our growing spares range:
Clutch Chainwheel, Manx Norton Type
Swinging arm, gusseted, for 750/850 Commando
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.
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
We also took over
the Norton Rotary spares stock from our sister company
Norton Motors Ltd.
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
No longer do Norton owners have to make do with inferior pattern parts
sometimes bearing copycat trademarks.
Our Logo- Beware of imitations!
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
Before our move back to
Andover in January we continue to re-introduce products, that were
unavailable for many years:
Above: 06-7275 Rear Master Cylinder
Pushrod (AP4116-115) £14.25 +VAT
Left: 06-1116 Centre Stand,
early (1968-70) Commando, £155.00 +VAT
Levers for early
We were asked for levers
for early Commandos many times in recent years and did not have
the perfect answer. But now we have.
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.
CLUTCH/BRAKE LEVERS PAIR (INCLUDES AIR LEVER) £66.00
BRAKE LEVER/AIR LEVER ASSEMBLY £45.00 +VAT
CLUTCH LEVER £27.60 +VAT
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
the extra "Je ne sais quoi"- and it will in fact fit any
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!
See our "New Items
Just In" page, part ##s 06-1304 to 06-1323,
or look at http://www.andover-norton.co.uk/SIexhS.htm
for detailed information.
Parts List and Installation Instructions for 750 Racer and Formula
Roy Bacon's Restoration
Twins, Triumph Twins and
Norton Twins have now all been reprinted and are now available
again from the publishers, Andover Norton International Ltd.
All books @ £22.50
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
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.
Planned for July
delivery, and already in stock in October(!):
Only available from
Genuine AP Lockheed
caliper for front r.h. or rear l.h. mounting
caliper for front l.h. or rear r.h. mounting
Another addition to our
constantly growing spares range:
Norton has new stock of British-made Commando Roadster side
panels, in etch-primed steel ready for painting.
left-hand panel has the original specification tool pocket inside
it and the mounting bracket is pre-fitted with the Dzus fastener
The right-hand panel has the spacer mounts inside to correctly
align the panel to the oil tank.
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.
SIDE COVER L/H (ROADSTER - IN PRIMER) £58 + VAT
06.3504 SIDE COVER R/H OIL TANK (ROADSTER - IN PRIMER) £39.80 +
06.3503/4 SIDE COVERS PAIR (ROADSTER - IN PRIMER) £92 + VAT
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
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.
This month's latest:
92.2382 REAR CARRIER
£94 + VAT
55.1084 / 92.1832
£60 + VAT
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
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#
06-0507, right), and the
post-1970 mudguard with two holes at the front (part#
These come under the original
part numbers painted black.
a /1 to the part number (i.e. ordering 06-0507/1 resp.
gets you a polished version of the same stainless steel item, and
thus a replica of the chromium-plated guards used on the
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
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.
06-7287, Price £1.300.- +VAT
The Classic Motorcycle features
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.
Click on page to get it full size.
further to our new headlamps:
We have just taken delivery of
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (3 W/LIGHT+1 SWITCH) 60279
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (PLAIN TOP) 850 Mk3 60868A
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (3 W/LAMP+ 1 SWITCH)
HEADLAMP SHELL & RIM (AMM+SWITCH+1xLIGHT) '68-'70 (54523999)
Another first for Andover
Norton: The Dominator/Atlas headlamp.
To the best of
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
#06.7283 HEADLAMP SHELL (54522377)
CHROME RIM/BLACK SHELL (Dommi/Atlas with ammeter + 1 lamp)
Another Andover Norton
Exclusive: CP2195 AP Calipers
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
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
For the discerning
restorer who will only go for the real deal the CP2195 is without
a doubt the one to get.
Talking of which:
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
Commando 750/850 up to #306590 (i.e. standard 2nd Gear)
Price 1690.00 + VAT
#306591-on (i.e. higher 2nd gear)
£1690.00 + VAT
£1690.00 + VAT
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.
£690.00 + VAT
More new items have now
been added to our range of spares:
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.
barrels are marked "ANIL" at the bottom flange so
you are sure what you are getting.
Part# 06-1705 for
Part# 06-5074 for
Price £595.00 + VAT
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
Part# 06-3547/R for
r.h. fork leg with caliper at front,
Part# 06-3547/L for
l.h. fork leg with caliper at front
Fork legs can also
be used with calipers at back.
fork legs were used with our CP2195 calipers.
The CP2696 caliper, also available from us, can be used instead.
Price £189.95 + VAT
Front wheel of our
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!
stock of newly manufactured Commando con-rod bearing shells which
offer improved wear characteristics over the original
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!
size part no. 06.4285,
-0.010” part no. 06.4286
-0.020” part no. 06.4287. All at £34.80 + VAT.
And you thought
Andover Norton cares solely about Commandos?
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
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,
parts we can supply that are not pictured:
Rear Chainguard 06-7789,
Head Steady for Norton twins 06-7858,
Wideline Dualseat NM20123 (resp. Slimline
Suspension Units (shrouded) 06-7865,
Remember- the company owner has two featherbed models he rides
besides his Commandos, so
is not immune to the attraction of the featherbed concept
.Brakes- our latest additions
to our brake's spares range:
Now available: Twin
Leading Shoe front brake plate assembly 06-3281.
These were original equipment on Commandos, but will greatly
improve the front brake of your SLS brake plate equipped
Brake plate comes complete
with stiffening kit and brake shoes for £349.80 + VAT.
castings are marked
"06-0002 ANIL", so this assembly made to original
specifications and dimensions can easily be distinguished from
other offerings in the market.
And we have produced
another brake component that has not been available for many
The rear master cylinder of the 850Mk3
06-5776, £235.00 +
VAT with bore as original;
Part# 06-5776/13 with a smaller, 13mm bore for better braking £285.00 + VAT.
Basket, Dommi/Singles, £135.00 + VAT
Last available as
a genuine part about 30 years ago, now back in stock!
manufacture, hardened, not to be mistaken for other dubious
offerings in the market!
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
06.2389 EXHAUST HEAT
SHIELD R/H (750 SS) £46.28 + VAT
06.2386 EXHAUST HEAT
SHIELD L/H (750 SS) £46.28 + VAT
The narrow front
mudguard of early Commandos
now available again! Part# 06-0583
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).
photograph, however, it covers the "wide" tire 3.50x19
resp.4.10x19, today 100/90x19.
This requires slight widening of the mudguard stays 06-0619, but
the boss thinks it still looks nicer on his personal 1971 signal
orange Roadster which had it fitted when new.
Andover Norton is now on
Andover Norton launches
the gearbox rebuild kits, consisting exclusively of Genuine Spare
all at £126.50 excluding
GEARBOX OVERHAUL KIT AMC (UP TO 1962)
GEARBOX OVERHAUL KIT AMC (1962 ONWARD)
GEARBOX OVERHAUL KIT (COMMANDO MK3)
Now available from Andover
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.
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
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
This headsteady is now available
with Assembly Instructions.
Part number 06-7263, price UK£145.00 +VAT
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.
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.
Prices for panniers: Part# 06-7272 for 30 litre
pair @UK£252.00+VAT, 06-7273 for
40 litre pair @UK£282.00+VAT. Top box, Part#06-7274 @UK£93.09+VAT.
The pictures show the
prototype system, production systems are now available black, Part#06-7270
@UK198.00+VAT (special price),
or chromed, now fits Mk3 models, too, Part#06-7271 @UK£249.00 +VAT.
The chromed system will
850Mk3 models (new February 2013)
09th July, 2010
Andover Norton has reprinted Paul
Dunstall's "Norton Tuning", available from us under part#
faithful reproduction of the original with a new foreword kindly written
by Paul Dunstall for us.
We have also aquired the publishing
rights and all remaining stock of Roy Bacon's "Restoration"
series of books- AJS/Matchless Restoration, BSA Singles Restoration, BSA
Twin Restoration, Norton Twin Restoration and Triumph Twin
20th April, 2010
Earlier in the month we
aquired an "elephant's grave" of NOS parts left over from
production times. Richard Negus kindly sorted them for us and as of today
we should have a fair idea what is there. Watch the "New Items Just
In" page to see what we found that has not been available before.
27th March, 2010
Norton Motors Ltd holds
a sale of secondhand and shop soiled rotary parts at their premises
Unit 3 Arcadia Park, Towers Business Park,
Rugeley, Staffs. WS15 1UZ, which they vacate towards the end
of the month.
The new office of Norton Motors Ltd is no longer open to the public.
All rotary spares orders are being processed by Andover Norton International
All rotary spares are now in
Hungerford. The rotary spares will be integrated in our price list on the
net shortly. All rotary spares orders will be shipped out of Hungerford
from now on, but we will not decline combined shipments of rotary spares
with a spares orders for the piston-engined models!
Filtered oil is very important for
the life of a Norton engine. This important job should not be left to any
common filter purchased from the local accessory store- or would you have
a heart transplant done by your local butchers?. A real Norton enthusiast
knows what is good for his motorcycle and demonstrates it by using this high-quality oil
filter, now available from Andover Norton under part# 06-3371!
And should he need vital liquids himself, he goes "partner
look" with his coffee mug (part# 13-9950).
Latest news on the oil filters
(November 2013): Unfortunately, the "Andover Norton"
filter manufacturer's plant was closed down, so we currently have quality
filters, black but without the Andover Norton logo, until we have found
another European manufacturer willing to manufacture our filters with our
18th/19th July 2009
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
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.
Tim Seifert- 1990 Norton F1R 588cc Rotary
Christine Seifert- 1970 Commando Production
Joe Seifert- 1960 Manx 500cc 30M
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#1, campaigned in the German Battle
of Twins championship in the early nineties.
Richard Negus, Managing
Director of Norton Motors Ltd, retires. Norton Motors Ltd therefore
no longer continues to provide a
full-time service backup. Spares for Norton Rotaries can now be ordered
from Andover Norton International Ltd, where the spares stock has been
Andover Norton has reprinted
three lists from the JRTechnical Publications portfolio that had not been
available for quite a while:
99-0823 Triumph Parts List all 650cc/1966, 99-0901 Triumph Parts List
650cc T120/TR6 Home & General Export, 99-0902 Triumph Parts List 500cc
Twins Home & General Export Edition.
Andover Norton now stock all Norton Commando seats for the various
Roadster and Interstate, as well as for Fastback and "S" models.
we have had these seats made to the original drawings, with the correct
chrome band at the bottom, the correct golden "Norton" logos at
the rear, and with pillion straps where these were original fitment. As
Fastback seats never fitted in the last 30 years, we have taken the seat
of our "works" Fastback and supplied it as a pattern. See "Service
On the book front, further original parts lists are being reprinted, as
well as some good books on Norton and Triumph restocked- see "Technical
Ever wondered, why Norton never offered a tool for the primary
chaincase inspection caps? They did it on purpose, so all Norton
owners make a massacre with unsuitable screwdrivers, then buy new
inspection caps. Andover Norton, totally selflessly, now had a first batch
of tools made in stainless steel, part#
06-7245, for only 10.90 Pounds plus VAT:
See all special Norton tools on Service
Andover Norton stocks King Dick Quality British Made
Tools for General Workshop Use- see Service
Information on Tools.
Andover Norton aquires the stock, files, tooling and goodwill of
J.R.Publications Ltd, Warwick.
JR Publications, founded by John Nelson, Triumph and later Norton Service
Manager as well as, at one time, Managing Director of the Meriden
Cooperative, in 1982, and later sold to L.P.Williams Ltd, the Warwick
Triumph Parts Specialist, stocked and reproduced in original format the
post-war Triumph technical literature, i.e. Workshop Manuals, Parts Lists,
Riders Handbooks, Tuning Notes and Technical Wall Charts. Andover Norton
will continue to produce and distribute these alongside the Norton
technical literature we produce and sell already.
Publications was a supplier to Joe Seifert's Norton Motors GmbH
for Triumph and BSA publications right from its instigation in
1982- shown here is an invoice from John Nelson dated 29th January
1996. In fact, when John planned to retire and put the company up
for sale, Joe was one of the bidders. Trevor Gleadall of
L.P.Williams eventually bought the company.
Bob Reynolds retires. The ties to the old
Norton factory are getting scarcer......
Open Day, Dealers & Press only. Robert M. Reynolds farewell ceremony.
Some of the dealers present, including the "farest
travelled" Mark Appleton from Canada.
All individual Parts for AMAL Mk1 Concentrics are back in stock after an
absence of many years- see "New Items Just In" page.
The "Accessories" page goes online, offering
technical improvements for Nortons.
Robert M. Reynolds moves his office from east of Birmingham to Rugeley,
where he now operates the buying office out of Norton Motors Ltd. All
tooling, raw materials, and work in progress are stored there.
Genuine Norton Factory Parts are being shipped out of Hungerford by
Andover Norton again to a Genuine Parts starved world!
Whilst the move is on the way, the
webshop goes online again.
The last shipments of parts to
customers leave the old premises in Southampton. The next day the move to
The new address is published, and the
move to the new premises imminent.
The aquisition of Andover Norton
International made public. For a number of reasons it was not
possible to announce this change of ownership until now. Nick Hopkins,
who has been with Andover Norton since it was founded in 1977, becomes
the Managing Director, with Phil Albutt as Company Secretary and Robert
M. Reynolds as Chief Buyer.
Andover Nortons stock and
business including tooling and technical drawings is sold to Norton Motors
Ltd. The business continues to trade from BSA Regals premises in
Southampton, trading as Andover Norton International Ltd, until new
premises are found and the company moves.