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by johnbirchjar
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Popham 2019

Ignore previous post re:Porlock,before that I will be blasting up to Cadwell to watch fellow biker buddies chase round the track,(getting to old to participate myself cry)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Popham 2019

Panic over,I managed to print off my ticket Very Happy,see(some of you)there,ride safe,J.B.
As an aside,I am off to a biker rally at Porlock,Devon, the 1st weekend in August,(this will be the first serious ride since the fitting of the new coils,)I will report anon,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Popham 2019

I tried to download a ticket but my computer will not download FirFox to the printer,so I have just wrote the order No on a piece of paper and hope this will be sufficient to get me and the Classic in wink,hope to see you there,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Popham 2019

Do's this mean that there will be no club stand this year? cry,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Boyer ignition

I've had the MiniMag on my Classic for about 12years?30?40,000 miles?I will check my record tomorrow and give the exact figures,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2 front wheel buckled?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: IP2 front wheel buckled?

There you go,another satisfied customer Very Happy,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2 front wheel buckled?
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: IP2 front wheel buckled?

Some years back I was riding the Classic (on our way to the M.O.T.garage) and was forced to mount the kerb by some idiot car driver evil,S****d the front wheel,not possible to repair it,fortunately Graham had a used one that was in quite good nick he could sell me,but they are getting a bit hard to ...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Boyer ignition

Going back a number of years(5or6?)Boyer were most obliging when I asked them to test their ignition fitted to my Classic,it was fine,but I fitted the MinMag anyway and kept the Boyer as a spare and carry it on the bike,but whether they are still as obliging I have no idea,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander flatspot
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Commander flatspot

Happy Days exclaim Very Happy ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 sport sides for faring
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: F1 sport sides for faring

Oi!get yer own "sign off"(is nothing sacred wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander flatspot
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Commander flatspot

It is not uncommon to get this problem while the engine is warming up,not so much when the engine is at working temp:Could your temp:gauge be telling lies? or do you get this prob:all the time?also is this a recent development?More info please,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: SU carb float needles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: SU carb float needles

Some time back I altered the fuel delivery system on my Classic by doing away with the "Vac" system and having a constant flow and just a "ON/OFF" tap and reserve,(no "Diaframe " being eaten by p**y ethanol evil)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: SU carb float needles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: SU carb float needles

Hi Mark,the info I have(according to the invoice from Burlen) is that WZX1100 was replaced by VZX1100,and like Richard says,replace ALL "O" rings while you have the carbs off,hope this helps,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 31, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: SU carb float needles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: SU carb float needles

I used veron tiped ones recently,I will check my records tomorrow and report back with part number,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed May 29, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coils
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Coils

Thanks Mick/Richard,I will fit new coils and report anon,(It may be a while,hopefully wink)ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon May 27, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coils
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Coils

Come on guys,
The IP2's have been around since the early '80's surely someone has had to replace the coils exclaim,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat May 25, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coils
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Coils

Hi Guys,more grief with the coils evil (I think)anyway,decided to bite the bullet and replace both,but I don't seem to be able to find any of the original Lucas ones,so if you know where? do tell (or what the replacements are)rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu May 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Steering Lock

Hi Mick,in the thirty years of the ownership of my Classic I only ever used the steering lock once,(a fiddly job evil)so figuring that if some lowlife wanted to nick it, the flimsy steering lock would do little to deter them,so I use a big old plastic coated cable lock instead cool,(I also used a Br...
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Interpol 2 on Ebay now !
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Norton Interpol 2 on Ebay now !

IP2 with Yam: forks,from the factory?a very rare bike indeed,Richard?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 21, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: Popham 2019

Come on guys exclaim,It's a great day out(weather permitting wink)you can't all be on holiday with your familes,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat May 18, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle

There you go Zed,nothing special about mine,"Universal Motorcycle Air Filters" £26-00 the pair,not too shabby Very Happy,
Oh,and the "Thermo Coupling" only made the bike run worse evil,so its back to "Sans T/C" wink,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle

I have fitted the same ones on my Commander/Classic,I will have a look at my records tomorrow and report back,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed May 15, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle

Thanks Richard,(Engine all nice and clean,not a bit like mine, Very Happy )ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed May 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: How do I tell if mine is twin or single rotor idle

Hi guys,reading Richards info on the blue wired retard/advance coupling,I thought "Perhaps this is why my Commander engined Classic is such a pig at low revs" evil .Further investigation revealed that there"'aint no 'oles" to screw coupling into.Is it located somewhere else?Please advise,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark Plug Prob:
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Spark Plug Prob:

Having carried out the tests, the readings on both Coils seem to be within the parameters suggested on the "Net". So I have decided to swap the coils over(o/side to n/side) and see which plug breaks down(if any wink,)I will of course report on any developments(it may be a while,if things run true to...
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark Plug Prob:
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Spark Plug Prob:

I've had a bit of a "surf" and it seems that one can test coils to see if they have a problem immediately(engine not firing or firing intermittently) to test for the coils "breaking down"but not how to test for "cooking of plugs"after quite a few miles(as in my case smiley) none the less, I will car...
by johnbirchjar
Tue May 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark Plug Prob:
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Spark Plug Prob:

Done that,and it did evil.Three new plugs,and it happened to all of them exclaim,so what is causing the plugs to "break down"but only on one side?could it be the Coil punching out to much power and cooking the plug?(I'm clutching at straws here,'cos I've never heard of this problem before,cry) I sup...
by johnbirchjar
Mon May 06, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark Plug Prob:
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Spark Plug Prob:

Hi guys,a wee problem I need some advice on.The Commander engine I have in the Classic frame just loves spark plugs exclaim,(but only one, the O/S,the N/S one seems fine)the O/S only last about 800 to a 1000 miles evil,no warning signs,it just starts to run on one cylinder/chamber,a couple of backfi...
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Engine vibration at high RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Engine vibration at high RPM

and in addition to the previous entry.My Classic idled like a sewing machine at 800rpm,unlike the p***y Commander,which "hunts" on idle,(and all the way up to about 1500rpm) and is an absolute pig in traffic evil,(very much like the F1 I once rode,once was enough,thank you.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Engine vibration at high RPM
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Engine vibration at high RPM

Reving to nine grand??!!bloody hell,I'v never reved the old Classic that high, even on track days!!Ibet your old bike is realy getting a shift on at those revs.(to cure the "tingling" don't take it to nine gand wink)J.B.