August 2017 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Bruce Fickling and his 1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback

Make: Norton
Model: Commando Fastback
Year: 1972
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Bruce Fickling
City: San Clemente
WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle
1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback

Congratulations to Bruce Fickling of San Clemente for winning Bike of the Month with his 1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback. Bruce won a Specialty Chain Cleaner provided provided by the WD-40 Company.

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Bruce has come in Second place twice in the past with this bike, and also placed twice several years ago when he was bringing his Rickmann to Beach Burgers.

He bought this bike three years ago after it had been in storage for years. He got it running the first day, but didn't start the restoration for a couple of years.

The year long restoration was completed a few months ago by Tim McIntyre of Lake Elsinore with paint by Tom Carmer of Capistrano Beach. The bike is pretty much stock aside from the rear shocks and a few other bits. The fiberglass tank and tail piece are original.

Thanks Bruce for your consistancy and coming back. See all the photos in our August Gallery.
The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1972 Norton 750 Commando Fastback
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