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by johnbirchjar
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: For Sale Supreme Commander
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: For Sale Supreme Commander

And don't they all look so lovely and clean exclaim(even the centre stands wink)I can't believe everyone has a power washer Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Back agin
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Back agin

We have a member in another club I belong to"The MCC"( Mayflower Motorcycle Club)who rides an "Indian Chief"(his second I believe)and is very fond of his one too Very Happy,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Back agin
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Back agin

Before you sell the bike, do yourself a favor and ride the thing,not just a poodle round the block,but 50/60 mile or so(and seeing as you live in Kent, a bit of a blast on the M2 orM20 wink)I guarantee you will find it a very unique experience,nothing at all like the Nortons of yore(or any other bik...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Back agin
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Back agin

Just as point of interest,how long have you owned your Classic?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wish to swap Commander Krauser by a Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Wish to swap Commander Krauser by a Classic

Any Joy in finding a Classic buy?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: For Sale Supreme Commander
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: For Sale Supreme Commander

Hi Clive,sounds like your "kid sister" is a right "biker chick" cool ,and if your 65 and still ride well quick what sort of age is she(blowing up your "Rice Burner"at 135mph wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: For Sale Supreme Commander
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: For Sale Supreme Commander

"Rare" being the operative word,how many in total?Richard?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Motorway
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Motorway

Hi Assen,a temporary experiment?exclaim,highly unlikely wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: ROC Gathering in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: ROC Gathering in Devon

Hi Campbell,Tim sugested June(I assume it being free of NOC major events)sounds good to me,I await further response from other Rotory riders smiley,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wish to swap Commander Krauser by a Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 430

Re: Wish to swap Commander Krauser by a Classic

O/Side of the engine,close to where the Primary Chain Case Filer Cap is.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Number 101
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Number 101

Many summers back I too heard the number was 105,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: ROC Gathering in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: ROC Gathering in Devon

Hi Tim,George "M " (of "Trixie" fame,the event suggester)has already mentioned a "camping ground"with local pubs & B&B's so I imagine it's in the vicinity of Ian & Vanessa Lorams abode in "Nomans Land",and I agree that Popham is not a fair comparison,so lets see what sort of response we get from thi...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: ROC Gathering in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: ROC Gathering in Devon

I am not to keen on group rides myself,(I try to set a max of four,)but I have covered thousands of miles riding solo and didn't find it a problem(I expect being an ex HGV driver helps smiley)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: ROC Gathering in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: ROC Gathering in Devon

Hi Tony,would that be on the way to the NOC rally in Portugal?if so, perhaps we could work something out,('cos I doubt you would be on your own wink)I intend to be going,(but doubt very much that it will be on a rotory cry,)will have to see what sort of response we get from the rest of the club.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: ROC Gathering in Devon
Replies: 9
Views: 313

ROC Gathering in Devon

Hi guys,a fellow biker buddy (and Rotory owner) has suggested a ROC weekend down in the wilds of Devon cool ,(next year)I await your response(I sincerely hope for more enthusiasm than that which was shown for Popham earlier this year evil)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Piagio 3 wheelers
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Piagio 3 wheelers

Hi Ian,thanks for that, although the Aprilia is not what I am looking for as it is just like a conventional bike. smiley I need a three wheeler( 'cos they don't fall over cool)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Piagio 3 wheelers
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Piagio 3 wheelers

Hi guys,anyone had any dealings with the Piaggio 500cc 3 wheelers?('cos I am seriously considering buying one) Iv'e had a bit of a "surf" and there is not much to choose from,( Yamaha's 900?cc along with the Harley and & the"Wing" are all a bit too big and expensive for this old biker)so these aside...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Club.mag
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Club.mag

The last one I received was dated July 2019,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Very first rotary
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Very first rotary

Hi MikeR,Welcome to the club,(and good luck fine-tuning the carbs and the other "Bits" it may take a while smiley),especially as you are new to Rotories wink,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Classic engine back in

As promised, an ongoing report.The Commander engine has now been removed and the actual Classic engine is now in the frame cool,now comes the technical bit,adding all the ancillary bits that actually make the engine run,I will report on my progress,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Ethanol

By "cheap diesel"I assume you mean re-cycled chip oil wink,(never known anyone who sold it)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Ethanol

Thanks for that Mike,(I tend to put Esso top grade in both my bikes anyway)I contacted Tesco about their fuel and they were less than forthcoming about their diesel wink,but did confirm that BOTH their grades of petrol contained 5% "Biofuel" evil. I may decide to contact Esso about their diesel and ...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Ethanol

Returning to the "Ethanol" evil subject,and having read more, It would appear that fuel companies already add 7% to diesel,are they going to up this to 10% as per petrol? and will it have the same detrimental effect on older models?(my old Bora is 20 years wink)any information would be greatly appre...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic front springs
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Classic front springs

Hi Mike,when I put the Triumph Sprint Fairing on my Classic, to compensate for the extra weight I put a tad more oil in the forks,don't know if this would help you.
What symptoms are you getting that makes you think the p.o.messed around with your forks? J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 0
Views: 139

Exhaust Manifold

Hi guys,a little tip for those of you that have struggled with the top Allan Bolt evil on the Exhaust Manifold Flang. If you have the engine out of the frame, bolt the Exhaust Manifold on to the engine prior to engine instalation wink,It works exclaim,I did it today,(this may be old news to the more...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Water cooling

Hi Assen,you have a point,but what in the case of a "Special" when the Rad has been manufactured(or taken) from a different vehicle/engine? I suppose it's a case of "Trial and Error" wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Classic engine back in

The engine removal is taking a while ('cos I am suffering with p**y Sciatica evil)and I can only spend between 1&2hrs a day on it,but I will plod on,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Water cooling

Hi guys,I have this theory that I would like to run pass you.
If a water pump was too powerful, would the water pass-through the Rad; to quickly for the said Rad; to do it's job? smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Hercules W200 for sale on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Hercules W200 for sale on Ebay

It don't look too bad for a forty year old bike smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Classic engine back in

The guy that did the rebuild(over two years ago now)managed to find some from somewhere wink,along with Rotor Tips,Apex Seals,(and just about everything else that needed re-newing for a compleat engine rebuild cool,)but like I said,that was over two years ago,and bearings and things were still avail...