- Greatly reduces leaks
- Fits in minutes
- Complete kit and instructions
Reed Breather Kit
The Norton twin cylinder engine creates a serious amount of pressure in the crankcase as the motor spins. Over the years the factory attempted several methods to reduce this pressure – from a timed breather off the end of the cam on earlier motors, to an outright crude straight pipe from the timing chest on later 850s. While their intentions were good, none of these designs could effectively keep up with a pumping parallel twin motor at high revs.
This Reed Valve Breather effectively releases pressure from the crankcases on the down stroke while preventing air from returning into the motor on the up stroke, creating a negative pressure situation which can eliminate leaks and boost performance. Designed by Comstock Engineering, NYC Norton is the exclusive dealer for this beautifully designed component. Our kit fits all Commandos that have a large sump screen on the bottom of the motor and installs in minutes with no permanent modifications necessary. Complete kit contains Breather, blanking plug, proper oil lines, stainless hose clamps, and complete instructions. Screw it in, plumb it up, and go!
No engine we build leaves our NYC Norton shop without a good breathing setup.
(Note: Certain Commandos built on or before 1971 utilize a crossover frame tube under the motor which can, on occasion, prevent installation of this breather. Please email [email protected] if you are unsure of compatibility)
|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 4 in|