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by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Forum technical problem?

Thanks Graham,rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Yep,the nut in question(two actualy,Fly Wheel side& Primary Chain side)are torqued up to 150psi+Locktite which take some undoing(I use a sturdy old "T" bar+ a length of Gas Pipe+ a short lengh of Scaffold Tube cool )and don't try to undo them with the bike on the Centre Stand,the bike just lifts off...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

They seem to be pretty reliable wink,leastways,we don't get many reports of actual Starter Motor problems on our forum (touch wood)
Oh,and Mick,it is an "engine out" job to remove the thing Very Happy,and like Richard says,"Character Building" cool,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Like Richard says,easy,(if you know how wink)simple tools?yea,right,but unique,+ a torque wrench rated up to 150+psi(not hanging in everyone's garage Very Happy )rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Hi Tony,the G/Box oil is Harley Davidsons 90WT Cubiscan,(it helps to make the g/box less noisy) and the Primary oil is "Power Steering Oil",(a tip I got from Del Boy years ago,it seems to make the Clutch feel lighter wink) I expect A/N will have the replacement oil seal,BUT how old will it be exclai...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 195

Starter Sprag slipping

Hi guys,I have oil from the gearbox getting into the Primary Chaincase evil, I assume there is an oil seal that has sprung a leak, if this is the case,(because this is the wrong oil),would this cause the Starter Sprag to sound like it is slipping?(this only happens when starting a cold engine,it's f...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

I have now done a few hundred miles since the last post on this subject and all now appears to be well. I have continually been"tweeking the carbs,and at last have got them about right,after a long 80mph motorway blast both the exhausts are that lovely light grey colour cool, (and the old girl is re...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuse Block
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Fuse Block

"Cornish Motorcycle Spares" in Plymouth,also supply "pattern" front indicators for Classics,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

I still have the original fuel tap on my Classic/Commander,and it has a "Prime" position"(which also works as a"Reserve" wink) ,which again is handy should one run out of fuel on the main tank,'cos one doesn't have to remember which way to turn the tap to get to the extra fuel Very Happy) I didn't k...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuse Block
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Fuse Block

The rear brake light switch from the KTM will do a fine job on the FRONT brake light switch on IP2's and Classics Very Happy(I know 'cos I fitted one years ago,and it still works just fine)and as you suggest,a list of such items would be very handy,perhaps we could have a separate section for just t...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

Hi Mike,sounds like you are sucking in air somewhere, Did you disturb the carbs where they bolt onto the frame?if not,check the "O"rings anyway,just to make sure they are seated properly all round.THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT exclaim.and seeing as you have taken the carbs off anyway,just renew every "O" r...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Club Stand
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Club Stand

Hi Wayne,sounds like you are having a bit of a tough old time of late,(and having a couple of dodgy knees I can sympathise)Lets hope someone will "Take over the Mantle" from you,I know how hard you have worked in the past, promoting our Rotories, good luck with your race bike,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuse Block
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Fuse Block

It's a funny old world wink.Mark changed his charging wires for his Reg/Rec from,"Direct to the Battery,"too,"Through the Bike Loom",while I did the exact opposit (following a suggestion by one Mr.R.Negus Esq:) I didn't fit a "Charging Light" I fitted a Volt Metre,(much more info,like, exactly how m...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

The saga continues wink,riding back from the Harley rally,I noticed the Volts dropping back to 12.5 after a few miles evil,so it was a very glum J.B returning to Essex. I checked the charging with the Multimetre,(13.5 with no load,12.5 under load,)so off with the Reg/Rec and back to the supplier(Rex...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuse Block
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Fuse Block

Hi guys,just a bit of a "Heads Up" for IP2&Classic owners.If your bike starts to develop charging probs; check the Fuse Block,(It tends to develop a fault and melt fuses evil) I have just had to replace mine on the Classic.This is the 2nd time,the first was way back in June 0-12 at 50,070 miles,and ...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Hello to all

5'11" that explains a lot wink,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 Sport For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: F1 Sport For Sale

He's right y'know,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Hello to all

Hi Tony,just as a "Case in point" re "top heavy" how tall are you? rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Hello to all

Hi Mike,If you have a 31" inside leg you will probably be ok with the Commander re: height(unless of course you only weigh about 9stone soaking wet)I have 28" inside leg and they are way to high for me wink,but like Tim says they are definitely not fragile engine & transmission wise,just a bit top h...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hercules w2000
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Hercules w2000

Welcome to the club Geof Very Happy,and enjoy your Wankel cool,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Forum technical problem?

And still is(23-20 Thurs:6th)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NGK Spark Plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: NGK Spark Plugs

Hi Dave,avoide the NGK CR8E's like the plague exclaim,I bought some by mistake a number years back while at Cadwell for a track day,put them in for the ride home,bike ran like an absolute pig evil,so I ditched them after about a mile,and went back to the C8E's which I've always used in the Classic (...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

Well,It would appear the Negus has come up trumps once more Very Happy.Tested the bikes Volt Metre,and it appears to be about 5 volts "slow" and following Richards suggestion,I ran "Earth"& "Live" direct to the battery and "Hey Presto" 14.5v at the battery cool and 13.5v with all the electrics on,"y...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Forum technical problem?

Yep,and me,(still the same problem,23-45hrs,Monday 3rd)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

Hi guys,the saga continues,I collected the Stator on Tuesdsay,and remembered to asked what Goldwing model fitted the same,(they seem to think the 1200.) I also questioned the fact that there was no coating of Laquer on this re-wound Stator(unlike every other Stator I have ever seen)"We never coat ou...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: waterless coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: waterless coolant

At last exclaim,a positive feedback,Thanks for that Zed,sounds like waterless is the way to go.
Just a thought,what if one has to work on the pump or any other part of the cooling system?can the coolant be re-used? J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

I suppose in the unlikely event of all the ROC club members ordering a pair, we might just about have enough for A/N to make a batch smiley,other than that, I hear that "Gorilla Tape"( same as "Gappa Tape", only about 5 times as strong cool)may do the trick, J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

Hi guys,I did a "Post" last night but it seems to have been lost in "Cyber Space" evil.It was a bit long winded so here is an abridged version. Found a company not to far from me down in the wilds of Essex who will re-wind my Stator for me,and seeing as it was only about 30 miles away I threw a leg ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

Didn't the original chain gators come from MZ's?and I should emagine there is an MZ's club smiley. I remember some years back making enquiries re:a compleat set of stronger gearbox cogs from a company in Sussex,and I got the impression they could make anything to do with gearboxes,and specialised in...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Commander gearbox

George is a ROC member so I am sure David "C" will have his contact details,J.B.