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by johnbirchjar
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Fork Gator Material
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Fork Gator Material

Hi Jannes,tried BMW,they couldn't help me cry,ditto Honda evil,looks like I will have to try "pot luck"and hope the next ones last a bit longer,SVF & ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Fork Gator Material
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Fork Gator Material

Ooops,sorry Jannes red face,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Fork Gator Material
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Fork Gator Material

Thanks Assen,I will do just that,SVF,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Fork Gator Material
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Fork Gator Material

Hi guys, anyone know what the materiel the fork gators on the IP2 & Classics are made of?I need to know 'cos the rubber? ones I fitted to my Honda just two years and barely 6,000 miles ago have split evil(as apposed to 30+ years and 70,000+miles on the Classic cool )any information(suggestions?) wou...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton Aurora/ pre Classic in Museum?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Norton Aurora/ pre Classic in Museum?

Looks very much like the museum that I and Joe Walker (and a couple of other guys visited)some three years ago?on a Wankel Triffen rally,somewhere in Germany(I think smiley)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4853

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

The fairing off a 1992 Triumph 900 Triple(and it did look very nice,like from the factory cool) that I had on my Classic is still available wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: DVLA and vehicle history
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: DVLA and vehicle history

Another problem I have had in the past with the DVLA is their computer not excepting my card details but seem to have no problem when I contact them by phone and their operator do's it from their end evil,(they can't explain it either wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Steering Lock

"If it aint broke,don't fix it" wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton engine studs
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Norton engine studs

Who is this "spondonash" that has suddenly appeared with all this rotary stuff?any connection to the Spondon Engineering?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: DVLA and vehicle history
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: DVLA and vehicle history

Dos this ruling also apply to our club records?Dave?
That was one of the good things about the old buff log books,one could trace the previous owners,not just how many smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Steering Lock

Have you ever tried to use the steering lock on a Classic?I did,just the once,I can't remember exactly what the problem was(it was 30 years ago wink)but suffice to say I never bothered again.So my question to you is "Is it rely necessary"?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 3086

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Just as a point of interest Mick,why on earth would you want to put a Commander/IP2 tap,on your Classic?especially as they face the wrong way evil,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Commander on Ebay

Looking at the first pic,blimey exclaim,I wish my garage was that tidy Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: giving way on roundabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: giving way on roundabouts

They appear to think this,which is why so many of them end up in A&E exclaimJ.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander Handlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 883

Re: Commander Handlebars

Are the bars the same for Classic's and IP2's?if so,I would think Graham must have quite a collection after the amount of years he has had with rotories wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Best use of a day off
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Best use of a day off

Looks well good,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 21
Views: 4853

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

If you are up to 70 at 4000 your bike is well high geared exclaim,'cos If memory serves 70 on the Classic was about 5000(same as the Deauville)but I had a 18(as apposed to 17) tooth sprocket on the g/box so the Classic gearing is not standard, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong smile...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Alternative Silencers
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Alternative Silencers

I doubt it,the reason they are so heavy is they have to be made of Stainless Steel,anything else melts exclaim,('cos of the extreme exhaust heat)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Which Plug
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Which Plug

I'll go with Richard on that,I have tried various other plugs over the years but have always found NGK's C8E's to be the best all-rounder for our rotaries,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Improving IP2 front forks
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Improving IP2 front forks

No,the ride of the forks on the Classic's & IP2's are comparable with other forks of that era. And stating the obvious about your forks being"true"(ie not having been involved in a shunt,)have you had the springs out and checked that they are the correct ones?other than that I have nothing to offer,...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: giving way on roundabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: giving way on roundabouts

Thanks Tim, It is'nt only me,one of the guys I play golf with also remembers the "Traffic from the left on roundabouts"rule. What brought all this to the fore was a buddy of mine's wife was commenting on the fact that in Boston, Mass; on roundabouts they give way to traffic on the left!? and I said ...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: giving way on roundabouts
Replies: 4
Views: 863

giving way on roundabouts

Hi guys, Can anybody out there remember when the Highway Code rule changed to "Give Way to traffic approaching from your right on roundabout's'? 'cos I'm sure that when I first started riding bikes way back in the mid/late '50's, traffic on the roundabout gave way to traffic approaching from the LEF...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nationwide speed limits
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Nationwide speed limits

Ian's reasoning could well be right(about control) I heard many years ago that manufacturers purposely made their speedo's 3to 5mph fast,(this could well have been an "urban myth" wink,)but the "Speed Indicators" on the side of the road as you enter a built-up area seemed to bear this out (judging b...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nationwide speed limits
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Nationwide speed limits

Hi guys, Has anybody else heard of the clampdown on speeding on the UK highways? Evidently the "10%+2mph"has been scraped in favor of "No more allowances for speedo error" (I was informed of this by a biker buddy of mine who was at a "Safety Awareness Course" yesterday and was told of this by the in...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic LE037 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Classic LE037 for sale

I recognize the white rotary in the picture with the Classic,seen him at many an event,(here and on the continent,) if it's still owned by the same person he's had that bike for almost as long as I had my Classic exclaim,always smoked a bit(the bike,not the rider smiley,)but well quick Very Happy. I...
by johnbirchjar
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic LE037 for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1121

Re: Classic LE037 for sale

A bit like "Number 10 buses" wink J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Price
Replies: 1
Views: 551

Re: Price

I have no idea in US$lrs,but I would think twix five and six grand? over here,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: WD40

I don't remember seeing it in the UK much before the early '70's?but I could be wrong smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Missing bracket? Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Missing bracket? Classic

That would make life that bit easier, wink,SVF,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: WD40
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: WD40

If memory serves WD40 was around well before 1987,and I would think is universally approved by everybody cool,J.B.