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by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: none return valve
Replies: 0
Views: 10

none return valve

Hi guys,nothing to do with our rotories smiley Can anyone tell me if there is a "None return valve"twix Fuel tank and filter on a VW Bora(diesel)I have no fuel getting as far as the filter on my car,The w/s/manual gives no information? Having had a "surf" the information seems to indicate that some ...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gel Batts
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Gel Batts

That site "Cannot Secure a Safe Connection" evil,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gel Batts
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Gel Batts

The batt is a Bosch M6 010(if that is any help)J.B,
by johnbirchjar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gel Batts
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Gel Batts

Hi guys,am I Correct in thinking that "Sealed for life" gel batt's can be trickle charged?(my reasoning being that they are being charged while the bike/car/truck ect;are being used smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gel Batts
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Gel Batts

Hi guys,am
by johnbirchjar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: more amps
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: more amps

Yep,sounds about right.(Not long now to the warmer weather so we can get out and enjoy our Rotories cool)ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: more amps
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: more amps

Hi Zed,I doubt very much if you will get 50mpg out of a Commander,I regularly used to get 48 out of the Classic,but very few Commander riders can get as much,(heavier bike?)and in its present w/cooled form 45 is about the norm,but good luck anyway,and if you run the carbs to lean the old girl may ru...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: more amps
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: more amps

In addition,isn't 250/300 idle a bit on the slow side?I thought 8/900 was about the norm to keep the "charge" at 13v.(and I still can't cure the "hunting"at below 1800 evil)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: more amps
Replies: 27
Views: 3520

Re: more amps

Hi Zed,Yep,the problem was the Generator was s****d evil, I had it re-wound, and with that(and a new R/R) all is now fine Very Happy (although I havn't done many miles with the new system yet as the Classic has been laid up for the winter)hope this info helps,rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: 2019 TT and INR
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: 2019 TT and INR

Yep,I expect I will go to rally in Holland(hopefully on the W/C. Classic)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: glow plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: glow plugs

So,mostly common sense precautions? (and not much chance of a fire with diesel cool)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: glow plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 110

glow plugs

Hi guys,A none rotory question wink,I think one(or two)of the glow plugs on my Bora are not working.
The W/S Manual advises NOT to take them out to do a sight test,(Just turn on the ignition and see if they light up cool.one at a time of course)any idea why VW advise against this? J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Non runner
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Non runner

Hi Haggler,How much"history"you have on the bike? A couple of options are,(A)squirt loads of oil in the chambers and turn the engine over by hand quite a number of times so the bearings,side plates and all internals are nice and oily ,or(B)strip the thing down and start from scratch Very Happy,a lot...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Happy New Year

May I wish all Rotarians a Happy New Year Very Happy,and ride safe in 2019,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A quiet forum
Replies: 2
Views: 141

A quiet forum

Hi guys,the old forums been a bit quiet of late,so I'll wish all of you and yours a Merry Christmas,a prosperous New Year and ride safe in 2019,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Mirrors for a Norton Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 425

Re: Mirrors for a Norton Commander

I think Graham must have some 'cos there were two on the "engineless Commander" I sold him earlier this year,and Tony?get yer own sign off evil,J.B
by johnbirchjar
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: F1 Sport seat unit

Hi Wayn,If your bike is the one nearest the camera,looks are deceiving,seems far to thin Very Happy ,mind you ,If memory serves you are well "upholstered" wink J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: rotation

Once a month exclaim,wow, I bet the old girl really smokes when you eventually fire her up cool(especially if the engine has been out of the frame for about a year wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: rotation

Thanks Tony,(I guess it must be OK to turn the engine both ways?)How often have you done this?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: rotation

Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: rotation

Come on guys exclaim,I'm sure one of you must have had an engine out of the frame and had turn it over to spread the oil around wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: F1 Sport seat unit

Garry (of Garry & Amy fame)made a "duel seat" for his F1,perhaps you could contact him for some tips,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New member say hello
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: New member say hello

Hi Dean,Welcome to the club Very Happy,I hope your bike arrives safely in Aus;and you can enjoy "Rotoring" again,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New to Rotarys
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: New to Rotarys

Hi Haggler,Welcome to the club Very Happy ,hope you get your bike on the road for the Spring,and can enjoy some Rotoring,(it will be unlike any bike you have ever ridden,especially that "howl" when the revs get past about six grand cool,)ride safe ,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 296

rotation

Hi guys,engine rotation, clock or anti-clock when out of the frame for long periods?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic up for Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Classic up for Auction

I seem to recall someone telling me the first Classic is in a museum or in a private collection somewhere?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plug caps
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: spark plug caps

What plugs have you got in your bike?'cos I had the same symptoms when I tried plugs WITH suppressors(NGK C8CE I think as apposed to NGK C8E) )big mistake 'cos the plug CAPS have suppressors in them(this is on my Classic)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic trip reset
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Classic trip reset

Good luck with that Mike,mine packed up about 45,000 miles ago,I just learned to live without it Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Clutch tool
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Clutch tool

Att; Ian from Raleigh,I have finished with your Clutch Tool,phone me 01268 753362 to arrange collection/delivery,many thanks,J.B.
PS,you will be pleased to hear that I have now made my own Clutch Tool Very Happy,J.