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by Joe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic Weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Classic Weekend

Hello Mick,
How about Spa Bikers’ Classics on July 5th -7th 2019 Not too far and Wiz Norton should be there too.
http://www.bikersclassics.be/

Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankel Treffen 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Wankel Treffen 2019

Hello, The dates for the Wankel Treffen 2019 is the 12th - 14th of July. Full details in April. This time though it is being held in 53567 Kölsch-Büllesbach (near Bonn) a place where we’ve visited before, back in 2010. Gerald and I only attended for the day because my bike broke down on the Dartford...
by Joe
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Mirrors for a Norton Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Mirrors for a Norton Commander

Hello Tony,
I think I may have a new pair which I bought from Graham many years ago but never used. I’ll see if I can find them over the weekend.
Cheers, Joe.
by Joe
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Woodruff Key
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Woodruff Key

Hello JB, I’ve done this job a few times now and the key has always been a tight fit in it’s groove so never presented a problem. Are you saying it’s loose, if so I would suggest there is a problem? Turn the eccentric shaft so the key way is at the top this should help to keep it in place. Good luck...
by Joe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Commander breakdown.

Hello JB,
Apologies for not replying earlier. Yes, the startright box was made by Julian Kemp at Minimag.
Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hercules w2000
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Hercules w2000

Hello Geoff,
Oh, and welcome to the club.
Joe.
by Joe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hercules w2000
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Hercules w2000

Hello Geoff, Well done on the purchase of your DKW. Let’s see some pics. These are a very rare machine and very underrated. I’ve owned my bike for 14 years and I love it and I’m not too far away from you I’m in Essex. Don’t forget all DKW / Hercules qualify for free road tax and I think now also no ...
by Joe
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Commander breakdown.

Hello Mark / JB, I’ve cut and pasted Richard Negus’s excellent explanation of how it all works from his posting of July 10th 2013, I hope you don’t mind, Richard. Does explain all. In the original Boyer, the orange wire starts from the starter motor terminal of the solenoid and is only live when the...
by Joe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Commander breakdown.

Hello Mark, This is almost definitely the ballast resistor breaking down probably through old age, heat or a combination of the two. The ballast resistor is installed on the coil mounting plate and it directly feeds both coil + terminals from the ignition 10amp fuse. As a quick fix you can remove bo...
by Joe
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankeltreffen 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Wankeltreffen 2018

Hello Bill,
I have sent you an email and PM with details of this years WankelTreffen.
Many thanks, Joe
by Joe
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework

Hello Dave,

Photo’s emailed to you Saturday as promised. If you need any more or better pics, feel free to ask.
Many thanks, Joe
by Joe
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: coolant
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: coolant

Hello JB, From memory I think it's 5 1/2 litres of coolant for the standard Commander with 50% antifreeze. Your not using a standard radiator so it will be a different quantity. Love the idea of waterless coolant, I've been thinking about usuing it since seeing it on TV's Car SOS or something simila...
by Joe
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: radiators
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: radiators

Hello JB,
Contact Kev Traynor again he uses a different rad. in his Commander engine'd Kwak ZZR400. He was telling me about it recently but I cant even begin to remember what it came from, sorry.
Regards, Joe
by Joe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: water pump capasity
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: water pump capasity

Hello John, It's not your usual question for the forum sounds a bit specialist to me. Anyway, I assume you plan to fit an electric water pump. Kev Traynor has already done this along with a few other members such as Richard Negus so why not tap them up for details, maybe not Richard just yet as he's...
by Joe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: f1 starter motor failure
Replies: 1
Views: 803

Re: f1 starter motor failure

Hello Mike,
I'm glad you got it sorted in time.
It's great news there are still companies left which offer an excellent service.
Thanks for the company's contact details.
Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: helmet camera
Replies: 2
Views: 1291

Re: helmet camera

Hello Graham, Try Julian Kemp at Minimag, he make the ignition units for our Norton's. I've commissioned him before to build an ignition for a different bike, first class service, brilliant product (easier to start than the original ) and competitive price to boot. Not to mention he's a really nice ...
by Joe
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol 'will not start when hot
Replies: 3
Views: 1223

Re: Interpol 'will not start when hot

Hello Ned, Try shorting the two connections of the ballast resistor together, it may be breaking down when hot though usually it would start whilst the starter button is depressed and cut out when the button is released. Shorting it out will supply a full 12volts to the coils rather than six but It ...
by Joe
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: New owner questions

Hello Zed, Unfortunately I haven't ridden a bike since my head injury back in February so I can't actually recal any weave. I am however going out tomorrow for ride so I'll look out for that and report back. The Russian bike in the Epitrochoid is a MotoProm and owned by Swis member Hans Peters. He h...
by Joe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: New owner questions

Hello Zed, Just another thought. I have had to replace the water pump shaft on my Standard Commander every 10,000 miles, the seal rarely went, something must be wrong. On my 210,000 miler I rebuilt the water pump when I Moody's it at 33,000 miles and again at 160,000 miles whilst having the other wo...
by Joe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: New owner questions

Hello Zed, Wow, your bike sound interesting. Thinking about my riding experiences I do now recal hot feet on hot days. I usually move my feet to the outside of the foot pegs away from the heat and into cooler air. These bikes do run hot, Norton Motors had 1000"c at the exhaust port on their test bed...
by Joe
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: New owner questions

Hello Wayne, Glad I made you laugh. Actually 75 Kilos is a typo, I'm only 73 Kilos. Hurrah! On a down side though I'm now 32mm shorter. I was 1.68m when I was 18. I've lost 1mm a year for the last 32 years, I wonder if that's down to riding Wankels? I've note dared to check since my recent head inju...
by Joe
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

Re: New owner questions

Hello Zed, I have two Commanders both 1989's. One is the standard pannier type which I've had from new the other I converted to Krauser from an ex Police machine in 1999. I have around 80,000 miles on the first bike and 210,000 miles on the Krauser bike and I love them. They do have quirks. The wiri...
by Joe
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Commander on ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Norton Commander on ebay

Hello,
I though somebody may be interested in this, I have no connection and don't think I know the bike. No mention of chassis No. or reg....... A grey Norton Commander for sale on ebay, item No. 172749100908 £1,750.00 so far with just one bid and two days left. Ending Thursday.

Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic Shop Manual wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Re: Classic Shop Manual wanted

Hello Dale,

And for more confusion, 00-4229 is the Twin Rotor Idling Supplement so more applicable.

Regards, Joe
by Joe
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic Shop Manual wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Re: Classic Shop Manual wanted

Hello Dale,

00-4236 refers to the Norton Classic Workshop Manual Supplement and should be read with the Interpol 2 Police Operators Workshop Manual Part Number. 00-4228. 00-4237 is the Norton Classic Replacement Parts Catalogue.

Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor
Replies: 7
Views: 2039

Re: F1 Sport Running on One Rotor

Hello Barney, First of all, good on you for being able to remove the plug lead all be it with a little effort, I can't even see mine. I suspect the most likely cause of your problems are wiring, remember these bikes are over twenty years old now. Check the three pin plug and socket which feeds the c...
by Joe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: WankelTreffen 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: WankelTreffen 2017

Hello,
Last call for the Wankel Treffen 2017. If anyone is interested please get in touch (PM me) soon. We need to register by 1st of July for the eveing meal in the Museum. Meeting date is 15th of July in Nürnberg (Nuremberg) thats down South.

Regards, Joe.
by Joe
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic Discs
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Re: Classic Discs

Hello Mick,

Sounds like Paul has come to your rescue. Good news.

I believe A.B.E. can also regrind discs if you have enough metal left.

Do you have any of the Norton type key rings left?

Regards, Joe
by Joe
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017

Nice one Gerald, Thanks for arranging the show and club stand.
I've never been here before so nows my chance.
See you there, Joe.
by Joe
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interpol 11 parts for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Interpol 11 parts for sale

Hello,

Thought this may help someone out. Interpol 11 parts for sale on ebay, rear wheel & brake, seat, headlamps and fairing parts. Not mine just found them when surfing. Type in the following number in search.
eBay item number:
282501075608

Cheers, Joe.