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by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic front springs
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Classic front springs

Hi Mike,when I put the Triumph Sprint Fairing on my Classic, to compensate for the extra weight I put a tad more oil in the forks,don't know if this would help you.
What symptoms are you getting that makes you think the p.o.messed around with your forks? J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Exhaust Manifold

Hi guys,a little tip for those of you that have struggled with the top Allan Bolt evil on the Exhaust Manifold Flang. If you have the engine out of the frame, bolt the Exhaust Manifold on to the engine prior to engine instalation wink,It works exclaim,I did it today,(this may be old news to the more...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Water cooling

Hi Assen,you have a point,but what in the case of a "Special" when the Rad has been manufactured(or taken) from a different vehicle/engine? I suppose it's a case of "Trial and Error" wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Classic engine back in

The engine removal is taking a while ('cos I am suffering with p**y Sciatica evil)and I can only spend between 1&2hrs a day on it,but I will plod on,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Water cooling

Hi guys,I have this theory that I would like to run pass you.
If a water pump was too powerful, would the water pass-through the Rad; to quickly for the said Rad; to do it's job? smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Hercules W200 for sale on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Hercules W200 for sale on Ebay

It don't look too bad for a forty year old bike smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Classic engine back in

The guy that did the rebuild(over two years ago now)managed to find some from somewhere wink,along with Rotor Tips,Apex Seals,(and just about everything else that needed re-newing for a compleat engine rebuild cool,)but like I said,that was over two years ago,and bearings and things were still avail...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Classic engine back in

Hi guys,I have "Sorned" the Classic and will take the Commander engine out over the coming weeks and put the rebuilt Classic engine back in,I will report anon,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Hook
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Hook

Yep, Richard is right, in 30odd years of Classic ownership, I have never once used "The Hook",J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic on the bay
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Classic on the bay

Had a bit of a surf,couldn't find it,more info please smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Isle-of-Wight
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Isle-of-Wight

Hi guys,there is a double room going at the "Havelock Hotel" this weekend(20th&21st) on the Isle-of-Wight's NOC weekend 'cos I have had a serious attack of Sciatica,so I can't ride the Classic and have had to cancel my reservation evil. It is a really good weekend,so hopefully someone will take up t...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 17
Views: 4683

Re: Norton F1 questions

It looks very nice smiley,but did you put into practice any of the advice offered?if not,best you do if you want "Top Dollar"for the bike,otherwise,what it is worth is anybody's guess,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Tyre weight limit
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Tyre weight limit

Food for thought indeed,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander rear brake disc
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Commander rear brake disc

Thanks Jannes,(I now know the difference wink,)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander rear brake disc
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Commander rear brake disc

You could always get a solid one and have holes drilled in it (like I did for the front ones on my Classic cool)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Ethanol

Depends on how much a litre. On a recent trip back from Cumbria I was forced to pay £1-49p per litre in a motorway services (and that was the cheap stuff exclaim) which is about 14p a litre more than the best stuff at my local Tesco's.(needless to say I only bought enough to get me to a Supermarket ...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ethanol
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Ethanol

I read in the "What Car"magazine recently that by next year(2020)the government want ALL fuel stations to sell the 10% ethanol petrol,(to bring us in line with Europe)and we thought the 5% crap was bad enough evil, hopefully we will still have the option to buy the other stuff(or some sort of additi...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

You are right about the arthritis Terry,mine gives me all sorts of grief if I ride any sort of distance evil,but winding the old Classic round past the "five and a half grand"rpm cool in the lower gears and that howl makes it all worth while(just take more pain killers wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starting up procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: Starting up procedure

Now here's a thing ,I was lead to believe (all those years ago)that the reason my Classic had a knackered engine after only 650 miles cry, was my habit of starting the old girl up and leaving her on fast idle while putting all my riding kit on,(to warm up the engine,)'cos she was an absolute pig to ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Parts general
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Parts general

I seem to remember quite a while ago that someone managed to acquire some rear lenses for Classics,(or the molds)but otherwise, I should imagine that they fall into the "Hen's Teeth" dept: wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic part
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Classic part

The jury is still out on why modern bikes do not fit a charging light(but cars still do wink)but like I said
previously (having been caught out more than once evil)either a light or a voltmetre is a must for me,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Registration-number
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Registration-number

"E"*** JAR was the Chelmsford,Essex registration for 1988 (my Classic was first registered by me in 1999,but the bike was manufactured in 1988)but the Chelmsford registration office closed a good many years ago,and I believe that all registrations are now only done by the DVLA.but I could be wrong s...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic part
Replies: 17
Views: 1449

Re: Classic part

Hi Jannes,Richards comment about the "Charging Light" is not to be taken lightly,'cos if the generator stops working(or the R/R isn't doing its job)one is unaware of the fact untill one has a flat battery exclaim (which has happened to me in the past on more than one occasion evil)hence the reason I...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Popham 2019

Pleased that I did cool,I think about 4 rotories attended,(unfortunately spread all over the park evil)including a none-running speedway model wink. I enjoyed an uneventful journey there and back,and the Commander/Classic running beautifully Very Happy(at last exclaim) At the end of the month I am t...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Commander mirror

Try Graham,I sold him a Commander last year(less the engine smiley)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Popham 2019

It's a bit late to think about that now(23-08hrs Sat night smiley)I'll chance it wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Handle Bar Switches
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Handle Bar Switches

One can still get stuff for 250 Yams?
I did a rebuild on an RD250 about twenty five years ago and it was getting pretty hard to get even then,(and b****y expensive exclaim)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Popham 2019

Good couple of days at Cadwell.An F1 was there that I didn't recognize,speaking to the owner(who wasn't a club member evil)and it was a bike that the owner had owned for about 15years and Richard had put a six speed box in,a rare beast indeed cool. I was supposed to go to the NOC rally at Morpeth,(l...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3499

Re: Popham 2019

Good couple of days at Cadwell.An F1 was there that I didn't recognize,speaking to the owner(who wasn't a club member evil)and it was a bike that the owner had owned for about 15years and Richard had put a six speed box in,a rare beast indeed cool. I was supposed to go to the NOC rally at Morpeth,(l...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Handle Bar Switches
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: Handle Bar Switches

Thanks Richard,I will contact A/N,ride safe,J.B.