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usa flag Old Britts is a mail order shop in the Seattle (USA) area providing parts, manuals and limited services for Norton Commando motorcycle owners. Even though we mainly deal in Commando parts, we do stock some parts and manuals for pre-Commando Nortons. You will find our prices competitive and easy to order with Commando parts manuals and exploded views online.

We will take and process orders Monday through Thursday, 8am to 4pm Pacific Time. Orders received Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be processed on Monday.
More on hours of operation and how to contact us


Happy 2017 from the folks at Old Britts

Fred, Ella, Chester

We are going to start playing with the dog and the Norton more this year. This means we will be around to process and ship orders Monday through Thursday, but may not always be by the phone. If you do get the phone message that we are not currently available, please do leave a message and we will call you back.

Fred has decided he does not want to build any more new Commandos, so he has decided to sell off all the parts he has squirreled away. He has a couple new frames with valid Washington state titles, new engine, new gearbox parts and a ton of other parts needed to build a new Commando. He also has over 25 years of Norton parts, new and used that are not in the Old Britts inventory that he is willing to part with. So, look for a new section on our site listing the things Fred is going to sell. If anyone is interested in building a new Commando, Fred is very willing to help you with all aspects of the build and even manufacture parts, provide drawings and documentation of parts that he has designed and manufactured for the new Commando he has built in the past.



Power Arc Ignition
Electronic Ignition for Commandos.
Changed:
03/24/17
Old Britts has been looking for an electronic ignition to replace the Boyer ignition that we have sold for years. The Power Arc electronic ignition far exceeds our wish list for a better ignition system for Commandos. For more information, pricing, and installation instructions, click on the picture to the left.
Front Isolastic Conversion Kit
New Products
Changed:
03/24/17
New products that have just been made available or products that are now back in stock.

We are back into production of additional parts that have been out of stock for some time. We will add them to this list as they become available again.

Can't afford to retire sale.
Can't afford to retire sale.
Changed:
09-01-15
Fred is now 70 years old and wants to spend less time at work. We are only discontinuing some shop work and will still be selling parts and manufacturing some aftermarket parts, but not six or seven days a week. Instead of retirement we are going to sell off a lot of our stash of new and used parts. We are going to start with our extensive new book collection. Most of the books are out of print and since we only kept one of each book, when a book is sold it is gone. We will be adding more books from our collection as we find time. Some of the collection will be sold in sets for collectors and will not be broken up. Others will be listed as single books. Click on the image below to see the list of books for sale.
Norton Changed:
03/24/17
Norton factory and after market parts. Parts are listed by model year or by general groupings.
Old Britts products and services Changed:
03/24/17
Products manufactured by Old britts and services performed by Old Britts.
Old Britts new Commandos Changed:
07-10-13
Information and pictures about our first all new Commando and information on our next new Commando build.
Also a link to the old series of articles that started to show how to build a new Commando or restore your Commando.
Our products Changed:
03/24/17
A stroll through our shop showing our products.
Seats Changed:
03/24/17
Seats and Seat Covers for Nortons that are Made in England for Old Britts.
Stainless Steel Products Changed:
03/24/17
Stainless Steel Replacement Parts, Kits, Braided Lines and Hardware.
Books and Manuals Changed:
03/24/17
We stock a large selection of motorcycle books, factory manuals and after market manuals.
Ordering/Contact Changed:
04-22-00
How to order from us and how to contact us.
Technical Articles Changed:
02-03-16
Technical articles for the restorer, racer or enthusiast.
Bike Articles Changed:
12-14-09
A number of fun articles about vintage bikes and enthusiasts also pictures of our friend Les Cook.
About Old britts Changed:
12-09-03
How to contact us and information about Old britts.

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