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by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Parts general
Replies: 5
Views: 110

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: 15
Views: 1005

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: 112

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: 15
Views: 1005

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: 2721

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: 89

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: 2721

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: 543

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: 2721

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: 2721

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: 543

Re: Handle Bar Switches

Thanks Richard,I will contact A/N,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Handle Bar Switches
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Handle Bar Switches

Hi guys,The Starter Button broke off the Classic evil(plastic fatigue?)Iv'e bodged a repair for now but it will have to be sorted,I believe the Switch Gear is from a Yamaha????(info please)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Gearbox oil

I may well try some of this Molythingey in the Honda(shaft drive and all that cool)next oil change.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: W2000 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: W2000 for sale

Why on earth would someone put a BSA badge on a Deek exclaim,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Back to normal
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Back to normal

All has now been revealed Very Happy,thank you,enjoy your bike,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Back to normal
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Back to normal

Excuse me if I seem a trifle confused smiley,but I have never heard of a "Norton Rotory Tornado"!!J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Paint

The guy that painted the fairing that I have fitted on my Classic said it was "Manx Norton Silver" and it is was a perfect match Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

Hi guys,re;"Oily/Carboned plugs. Having given the problem lots of thought,I wondered"Plenham Chamber"?so off with the n/side Carb, and sho' nuff about an inch of oil in there smiley(scavenger pipe blocked evil)rectified this,sucked out the oil,and hopefully all will now be well. I am off to Cadwell ...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

Tony,someone else at Porlock mentioned that "Exhaust Temperatures" had nothing to do with "Water Temp's" so how do's one test the former? (Very carefully,'cos they do run bloody hot) Very Happy.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

Hi Tony, Reading your post again,the plug that oils can be either,with no particular bias,(this time in Porlock it was the N/Side)and the comment about "Cold running" I don't think applies to my old girl,she runs at just under 100c Very Happy.J.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

and here's something to ponder on,I did the 2017 "Hotel Rally" in Scotland ?(about a 600mile round trip) without a plug problem,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

Hi Tony,the last 50?miles were on single carriageway and quite slow,can't comment on road conditions for the last 2000+miles since the "Plug Problem"reared it's ugly head evil,except that it was "mixed"(and like you,I have always used C8E's in both the Classic and Commander engines and rarely had a ...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

"Reporting Back" Got as far as the camp site at Porlock(just over 200 miles cry) when the bike backfired and began to run on one "pot" (so changing to Champion plugs made no difference evil ) a quick change of plugs and back to running on two pots. Very Happy Doing a "spark test" with the newly remo...
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport failure left side
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Norton F1 Sport failure left side

Ooops!sorry Holgar, red face, I misread your post about the Boyer,(still sounds like the Electric Ignition to me though) Previous posts about Boyer Ignition boxes makes me doubt that Boyer will test it for you,but it must be worth a phone call smiley ,other than that then perhaps Julian of MinMag fa...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport failure left side
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: Norton F1 Sport failure left side

No spark on either chamber? Sounds like ignition failure to me, Possibley the Ignition Trigger Switch?(If you still have the original Boyer,put it back on as an elimination experiment)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Charging issue - high revs equal low volts??
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: Charging issue - high revs equal low volts??

Sounds like it your R/R could be on the blink. I expect you have checked all the Earth Wires are good? Although the Kokosan alternators are pretty bomb proof,mine went on the blink on the Commander and I had to have it re-wired,(but my syptoms were nothing like yours,it just stoped charging exclaim)...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

Re: spark plugs

Further to my previous post,had a bit of a "surf" and found a company(Motor Cycle Spark Plugs)spoke to a very obliging young man,who looked through his "Plug Book"and seemed to think that "Champion 8654's" would be the replacement for NGK C8E's,I have ordered a couple(about eleven quid with postage,...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 627

spark plugs

Well the new coils don't seem to have cured my "cooked plugs"problem evil(see previous post on "Bogus Plugs")so as an experiment I have taken plugs from the Classic (which must be about 4years old,so hopefully before the latest bogus plugs appeared on the market)and fit them in the Commander, I am a...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Boyer ignition

Hi Dave,is your new TTI the MiniMag option?if so how involved is it changing the "Chip"? You say your Classic "Hunted" on tick over? mine never did,on either the Boyer or the MinMag system(or even on the original one fitted by Norton)always lovely and smooth,as was the pickup from idle. But the wate...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: NGK Spark Plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 203

NGK Spark Plugs

Hi guys,heard some disturbing news this evening from a biker buddy of mine,evidently the market has been flooded by bogus NGK Spark plugs that are so good as to be almost impossible to tell from the real thing exclaim evil,they last between 200 and a thousand miles,(sounds like my problem of "Cooked...