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by johnbirchjar
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: NSU RO80,

Opening door to rotary cars. I was talking to guy in Tesco car park last Monday while he was sat in his RX8 cool,he was the second owner(he'd had the car just over a year)amazingly it had covered over 90,000 miles and was still on the original engine exclaim,(we'v all heard the horror stories about ...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: engine turning
Replies: 0
Views: 44

engine turning

Hi guys,during these most unusual of times evil,I expect your rotaries will not be getting a lot of use,so a system I used when my bike was not being used for long periods was,to squirt extra oil down the plug holes,put the bike in 2nd gear and turn the engine by hand using the back wheel cool,then ...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Liftbar Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Liftbar Classic

In addition to my previous post.
Me being "Vertically Challenged wink" I always used the pillion footrest to heave the bike onto the centre stand,(and ditto with the Honda,)SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Liftbar Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Liftbar Classic

Slightly different from the Classic(if memory serves wink)but it looks like it will work cool,stay virus free,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: A sad day

Thanks guys,appreciate the response,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 5
Views: 123

A sad day

Well, after 30+years and all-most 70,000 miles my Classic and I have parted company cry (an age thing on my part)sold to a fellow rotary enthusiast who lives up in the wilds of Cumbria. I still expect to play an active part on our forum Very Happy,but I will no longer be able to refer to the "Servic...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Funny little ways
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Funny little ways

No such problems with Classic's(nor with the bike when it had a Commander engine installed wink)perhaps it's the "Singer not the Song" Very Happy.ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Liftbar Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Liftbar Classic

Further to yesterdays post.I looked up the invoice from Shenstone,dated 04/07/2002 (yes I do still have it,along with the invoice every item I ever baught for the old girl cool)and it says nothing about an "Anchor Plate", so weather it was already on the bike I know not,and I have no invoice for hav...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Liftbar Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Liftbar Classic

Oooops!didn't read Richards post properly red face,I will have a look at my Classic tomorrow and report back as to how I attached the N/Side Liftbar,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Liftbar Classic
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Re: Liftbar Classic

Way back in the early two thousands(when I first began to attend rallies and needed a N/S Liftbar to anchor Bungie straps too wink) I had Shenstone have one made up for me.I was lead to believe they are not "handed",so any half decent engineering w/shop can make one up for you,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: keep safe
Replies: 0
Views: 123

keep safe

All you guys(and families)take care, in these trying times most of us are no longer"spring chickens"rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Front mudguard
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Front mudguard

How about a fairing from a Triumph 900 Triple on your IP2?they look rely cool(see Tech&new ideas under Classic engine back in)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Front mudguard
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Front mudguard

I think George Melinous?(of "Trixie" fame) may have one from the couple(or three?)IP2's he broke some time back,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: F1 thirst

Hi Wayne,your F1 seems a bit thirsty,(14 ltrs is a tad over 3 gals,roughly 30 miles to the gallon exclaim)how come the Sport is that much more economical? 45 to the gallon is Commander(on a good day wink)and about the norm for IP2's and Classic's,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: "Norton Commander 600 Krauser 1994"
Replies: 6
Views: 484

Re: "Norton Commander 600 Krauser 1994"

I think some people have no idea of the (realistic)worth of some bikes(or cars wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: F1 thirst

Re: maintenance,even without the "myths""of our rotories,even basic maintenance should eliminate most of the prob;s of the previous post,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: The Norton affair

Once again highly unlikely,they would have to have EXTREMELY deep pockets,and look upon it as a hobby that never made money and probably lost money on every bike they produced,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: The Norton affair

Highly unlikely,Mazda must have spent an absolute fortune trying to cure "Emissions problem"(and their horrendous thirst for fuel evil)but even they had to give up in the end,but "Rotory Power" in light air craft seem to be doing ok cool (I wonder how thirsty they are compared to a piston engine in ...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Classic for Sale

No,It's mine Very Happy,but not for about a month,still have to run the newly re-built engine in,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: F1 thirst

Sounds like possibly "O" rings?or the floats jamming up? (Unless there is a massive leak somewhere twix the tank and the manifold,)otherwise the bike is running so rich I'm surprised runs at all exclaim,and the bad news is all that fuel sloshing about in the chambers will wash the oil away with cata...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: W2000 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: W2000 for sale

If scammers can get into banks & other highly protected sites,what chance have we got evil,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: W2000 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: W2000 for sale

Someone "Chancing Their Arm"me thinks,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: W2000 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: W2000 for sale

Looks a nice clean tidy bike,I have no idea what sort of money "Herc's" fetch,is this about right?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Norton F1 Sport Seat

Sorry Holgar,can't help you there,try contacting Dave,cos'If memory serves Gary&Amey are a longtime members of our club,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Norton F1 Sport Seat

Gary (of Gary&Amey fame)made a modification to his F1 so Amey could "ride shotgun" I'm sure he would give you some tips,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Classic engine back in

They don't come up for sale very often,(especially Classics wink )so now you know of one that will be up for sale come the spring,think about it smiley,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Classic engine back in

In reply to 2 posts (1)Tyres fitted are "Couger" (2)Opinions vary as to how the bike looks ("con" fairing "sin" fairing wink) I fitted the fairing way back in the early twenties(that sounds odd smiley) when I only had the one bike and did a fair amount of fast long-distance riding to rallies here an...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Rotary partd
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Rotary partd

I would think just about everything inside the engine exclaim,'cos I don't know of anything that's"Plentiful" Richard?Graham?Paul?I await your comments,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Fairing,Top Box & Pannier Carriers
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Fairing,Top Box & Pannier Carriers

Hi Guys,The Fairing you can see in "Tech & New Ideas" under "Classic engine back in" is up for sale(just the job for your IP2 project wink)as you can see, it looks the part cool .I have taken it off 'cos I am selling the Classic,also up for offers are the "Throw Over Pannier Carriers" and the Carrie...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Classic engine back in

Before pictures with fairing fitted, sorry the previous two pictures were taken today so are "After photos"