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by johnbirchjar
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: The Norton affair

Well,it's pretty close,and how would you/we get on without it wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: The Norton affair

I hope Garners been put under "House Arrest"and his passport taken by the authorities 'cos I believe he has an "Estate "in South Africa (and looking at his track record I suspect he may well abscond wink) J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: I.O.M.Insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 61

I.O.M.Insurance

Hi guys, I heard something disconcerting today. A guy I play golf with was relating a tale of a biking friend of his who's wife had her motorcycle fall on her while they were at the I.O.M.TT,she was quite seriously injured and had to be helicoptered to Liverpool,it cost him £12,000 exclaim 'cos his ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Further to yesterdays post,if you need re-placement pipes I'm sure Graham will have some some wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

If memory serves,when I put the Commander engine in the Classic I had to change the"run" of the oil pipes,so I cut the ones from the Commander and made them longer with transparent plastic pipe and good quality quality Jubilee Clips,and they were still good some 3 years and about 5,000 miles later w...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: brake pistons
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: brake pistons

Hi Jannes,not on a Honda Deauville,and I can only think of Moto Guzzie that have the front & rear brakes that come on together,but only when applying the rear brake pedal,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: brake pistons
Replies: 3
Views: 208

brake pistons

Hi guys,I found this hard to believe,
BUT,the Left Hand(N/Side)brake Caliper Pistons fitted to the front brakes on the Honda Deauville NT650V are a different size to the brakes fitted to the Right Hand(O/Side) front brakes!!!(30mm as apposed to 32mm)has anybody any idea why?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Looks like the oil pipe union is the culprit,and they/it, can be replaced without having to remove the engine Very Happy,the down side is just about everything else has to be removed( except the exhaust system)to get at it,enjoy exclaim,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Hi Roy,are you having to take the engine out?if so I have a number of tips to offer to make the task a bit easier wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed May 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: First ride
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: First ride

Hi Haggler, If you go to the Forum "Tech and new Ideas" and scroll down to Sunday the 19th of Jan,you will see a picture of my Classic with the fairing from a Triumph 900 Sprint that I had on the old girl,(I removed it from the bike before selling it,)it now languishes in my garage looking for a new...
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 26, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: First ride
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: First ride

Well done,(let's hope it runs as well as it looks wink,)have fun,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 26, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Speedo cable
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Speedo cable

I think I bought my last one from Graham,(Startright 0113 2453643)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun May 24, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton F1 on Ebay.....
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: Norton F1 on Ebay.....

Even if you had a well paid job and could afford an original F1/Sport,how often do they come up for sale exclaim,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun May 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Pray to what ever gods you worship that the clutch rubbers are OK,'cos they are an absolute b*****d to replace evil,my advice is to let someone with the tools and know-how do it for you wink,rgds,J.B
by johnbirchjar
Sat May 16, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Good evening
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Good evening

I am 99% sure in saying that unless the existing oil is the Silkoline 2T,all the other mono-grade oils mentioned mix without a problem smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Good evening
Replies: 6
Views: 784

Re: Good evening

I seem to remember some time back that someone mentioned that they used Morisons single grade oil in their Commander(I think)sorry I can't be more specific,but to be safe,stick with Rotella 40 Very Happy, unless you wish to go for the better( but more expensive wink) synthetic 2T?the choice is yours...
by johnbirchjar
Mon May 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2 on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: IP2 on Ebay

What that bike needs is the fairing from a 1990, 900 Triumph Sprint Triple(like the one I had on my Classic)it would make it much more aesthetic wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat May 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Throttle cable
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Throttle cable

Hi Haggler,I should think Graham will have a throttle cable(may not be new though)I know there was one on the Commander I sold him a couple of years back,and considering he has been breaking Norton rotories since about the mid '80 he should have one or two laying about Very Happy,and people more kno...
by johnbirchjar
Wed May 06, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Electronic ignition types
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Electronic ignition types

I had every intention of going to the NOC's "I.O.W,Weekend" last year,hotel and ferry booked,but about a week before I was struck down with a bad attack of the dreaded sciatica evil,and unfortunately,I can't see it taking place this year,so who knows when,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 05, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Electronic ignition types
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Electronic ignition types

A replacement(and far better one)is the one made by"Julian" of Minimag fame,him and his charming wife used to live in Sussex,but are now residing on the Isle-of Wight cool,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon May 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

Just a quick question?do's you bike engine stop "hunting"on idle once it has warmed up?'cos Iv'e noticed that air cooled Norton rotaries have a lovely even idle,while the water cooled ones all seem to "hunt",it drove me to distraction trying to cure this on the Commander engine I put in my Classic,I...
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Great minds think alike Richard,I was going to suggest the scavenging pipe,but you beat me to it by a couple of hours(my morning is obviously a bit busier than yours wink),while on the subject of scavenging pipes, it may be a good idea (while our rotories are in "lockdown" evil)to make sure they are...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1709

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Like Richard says,clean oil would suggest one (or both)of the pipes has sprung a leak,a bit fiddly to get at but check them both properly'cos it's a damn site easier than having to take the engine out exclaim, I'm not sure I agree with Tony about the engine removal on a Commander being easier than a...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton now by TVS Motors India
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Norton now by TVS Motors India

I had a 500 Speed Twin(BathTub)briefly,bought it in a weak moment back in the early '90's,absolute pile of poo,(I also bought a BSA A50,)about the same time (another pile of junk,)no wonder our Bike industry went down the tubes evil ,a far better piece of kit was a little Honda 400/4 that I owned at...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton now by TVS Motors India
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Norton now by TVS Motors India

Had any prob's with warped heads on your "Constipation"?(they were the "Achilies Heel of that model back in the day wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday John B !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Happy Birthday John B !!

Thanks Holger,you too,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

No,my tongue was definitely not in my cheek when I suggested blasting off down the road,do what I do,be responsible,go shopping on it wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

Hi Dave,your bike looks the nut's Very Happy. Don't wait for house release,just get out and ride the thing, It looks like it is just begging to be blasted down the road exclaim . I have to ride my Honda now and again to just stop going stir crazy wink . I most reluctantly had to sell my Classic a sh...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday John B !!
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: Happy Birthday John B !!

Hi Dave,The Beezumph at Snetterton?surely thats a first!
and thanks guys for the B/day wishes,(not much to celebrate on ones own cry ,but wait till this virus thing has run it's course Very Happy)meanwhile,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mazda
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Mazda

What a pity Garner was such a crook evil ,look what he could have done with modern rotary engines cool,(with apologies to B.C. of course smiley)J.B.