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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

SEDDO’S budget Norton Commando unexpectedly went onto one cylinder. It had fuel so he suspected a plug or coil, but swapping in new ones didn’t help. Then it wouldn’t start at all. The bike also had other issues; the battery wasn’t charging and it had taken to blowing the main ignition fuse.

Time to call in the professionals! On my recommendation, he trailered the bike to Peter White of Old Mate Motorcycles in Mittagong, NSW. He works on all kinds of bikes and has a reputation for getting anything going. I was also around to lend a hand; with an early start, we figured we’d be done by lunchtime.

DAY ONE

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