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by rustynuts
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Trigger pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Trigger pattern

If I have interpreted your question correctly, the steps on the flywheel are at 18Deg BTDC, with the direction of the transition used to indicate which rotor to fire.
by rustynuts
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: At Last
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: At Last

There is a link to the wiring diagram on Startright's website, but unfortunately the link is broken. If you ask Graham nicely, he might restore it.
by rustynuts
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: carbon removal
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

Re: carbon removal

Submerge all the non-ally bits in a caustic soda solution for a few days; that's what RN told me to do. The carbon then becomes soft and wire brushes off easily.
by rustynuts
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: interpol gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 3490

Re: interpol gearchange

As the gearbox came from the Triumph Trident/ BSA Rocket 3, perhaps parts from these bikes may fit, although they probably aren't an cheaper than Norton parts.
by rustynuts
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 5
Views: 3816

Re: Winter storage

Hi Johnny,Firstly, just as with any other vehicle its a case of keeping it in an environment which is as moisture free as possible. For ultimate protection you can buy air conditioned pods or cheaper vac bags which you can seal the bike in along with some silica gel desiccant.Specifically for the No...
by rustynuts
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: £14.500 Commander !!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4400

Re: £14.500 Commander !!!!

I think it is partly driven by the lack of investment opportunities anywhere else; savings accounts pay bugger all, shares are performing poorly and look overpriced, you would have to have a screw loose to invest in bonds, the government has shown its intention is to tax buy to let landlords more he...
by rustynuts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: strange silencers
Replies: 0
Views: 1935

strange silencers

There are some strange silencers on fleabay at the momenthttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-ORIGINAL ... SwWTRWxGchFabricated and welded end caps with 'No. 2' etched onto them. Factory prototypes perhaps?
by rustynuts
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Question. Oil and brake master cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 4922

Re: F1 Question. Oil and brake master cylinder

Hi Hans,Motts in Baingstoke sell Silkoene Classic 2T and taking postage into consideration is cheaper than buying online.Rob
by rustynuts
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: BEWARE OF FELLOW ROTARY OWNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 7229

Re: BEWARE OF FELLOW ROTARY OWNERS

I must admit, when I bought my Interpol I was tempted to pinch something from the sellers garage........... but then I decided I probably wouldn't be able to get a Vincent Rapide in my pocket without being noticed. wink
by rustynuts
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Ducatis are tastier than Nortons
Replies: 2
Views: 2264

Ducatis are tastier than Nortons

I ventured out into the shed today to find that mice had eaten my Ducati, but have left the Interpol alone. The little bastards have munched the hand grips, the instrument fascia, the bleed nipple caps, the rubber bellows between the lower yoke and the fairing, and probably a few more bits I am yet ...
by rustynuts
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Cold weather riding.
Replies: 6
Views: 4219

Re: Cold weather riding.

Not as crazy as the Guzzi rider I saw on Friday in Basingstoke making his way through 3 inches of snow. No surprise really as all Guzzi riders are crazy.
by rustynuts
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Aurora petrol tank.
Replies: 26
Views: 12030

Re: Norton Aurora petrol tank.

At 42, perhaps I just about qualify as one of those young chaps, and yes I am a bit tempted to buy the tank. However, I don't really have the time to research and re-manufacture all the other bodywork. So if I used the tank, the bike would remain an Interpol with a strange looking tank for a good ma...
by rustynuts
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nose Bleed Classic
Replies: 16
Views: 8617

Re: Nose Bleed Classic

I remember coming across one of these low miles "queens" back when I was about 20. I knew a girl who showed me the secrets of her fathers garage. Under dust sheets were his Commando which had not been used for many years and a two year old Classic with delivery miles, destined to never be ridden. Th...
by rustynuts
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: WANTED : IP2 Fork Gaiter(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 5514

Re: WANTED : IP2 Fork Gaiter(s)

Sounds like a flimsy excuse that is just about good enough to justify junking those forks and building a "Supreme Classic".
by rustynuts
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: The future is rotary.........allegedly!
Replies: 6
Views: 4078

The future is rotary.........allegedly!

I came across this today at work in an engineering magazine: http://www.liquidpiston.com/newsdesc/nid/33.html A new type of rotary engine with 75% thermal efficiency achieved by constant volume combustion followed by over-expansion. It is so efficient that it needs no cooling system or silencers and...
by rustynuts
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 21
Views: 9026

Re: Upper Cylinder Lubricant

In the privacy of your own home, I trust? I should hope so. Then you might even get to handle his parts, just like you did with mine wink Nice one Richard wink ,R/nuts,how many miles had your IP2 done before a stripdown was required? J.B. Quite a few but I am not sure exactly how many. It was in se...
by rustynuts
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 21
Views: 9026

Re: Upper Cylinder Lubricant

If your carbon build up is anything like mine was, using Redex would be like p1ssing into the wind. I'll wager that your only way forward is a strip down followed by a long soak in a bucket of caustic soda solution and a good wire brushing.
by rustynuts
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: KoKusan VRs,
Replies: 21
Views: 9265

Re: KoKusan VRs,

johnbirchjar wrote:The cannon in the 1812 overture?J.B.
I remember a good few years ago there was a performance of the 1812 overture using the exhaust beat of a Panther as the cannon.
by rustynuts
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: KoKusan VRs,
Replies: 21
Views: 9265

Re: KoKusan VRs,

How about a Shindengen rectifier/regulator. They are standard fit on just about all Jap bikes I believe and also on modern Triumphs. Just about any one off a large modern bike should do as our alternator outputs are puny compared to modern machines. I got a second hand one on fleabay for a fiver (of...
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Digital voltmeter
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: Digital voltmeter

but i wonder if it makes a difference where they are wired into, which is why i tested mine from directly from the battery) In theory it doesn't matter where the voltmeter is connected, but in practice on an old motorcycle with corroded connectors, the voltage at one place could be quite different ...
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: in there youth
Replies: 4
Views: 3015

Re: in there youth

I remember that famous Michael Fish broadcast "No chance of a hurricane tonight, but there will be some oily fog appearing behind this Interpol".
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Transfers
Replies: 3
Views: 2586

Re: Transfers

by rustynuts
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Exhaust & RR unit
Replies: 17
Views: 6807

Re: Exhaust & RR unit

A while ago Paul mentioned that he might ask Geoff Madden about producing some lighter and slightly more fruity sounding replica IP/Classic silencers.
by rustynuts
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 4610

Re: Classic

If you ever find a second hand classic tank for sale, buy a lottery ticket because luck will be shining on you.I have thought about converting mine and have inquired and kept a look out for several years but have not found one. Your only realistic option is to have one fabricated, which is possible,...
by rustynuts
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2 Engine powder coating
Replies: 10
Views: 5104

Re: IP2 Engine powder coating

I suspect that they did not remove all the corrosion from your engine casings such that the powder coating did not have a stable surface to bond to. I had my IP2 wheels coated by a local company a couple of years ago and they are starting to bubble, whereas my Dominator frame was done back in 1989 a...
by rustynuts
Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13284

Re: Popham 2012

I can't even manage that, they are all in pieces! The only roadworthy machine I have is a Triumph Sprint which I bought as a temporary ride while the IP2 is out of action.
by rustynuts
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 13284

Re: Popham 2012

Alas, I only got my finished engine plates back the other week and I am awaiting some parts from Andover before I can rebuild my engine, so although I will come, I have no rotary machine to display. red face
by rustynuts
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Temp gauge
Replies: 11
Views: 5235

Re: Temp gauge

Me neither, but thanks for volunteering to be first Paul. wink
by rustynuts
Wed May 30, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Electrical question
Replies: 16
Views: 6748

Re: Electrical question

You could use one of your flasher units to drive a changeover relay, which would cost about four quid.
by rustynuts
Wed May 30, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2 Revcounter
Replies: 39
Views: 17173

Re: IP2 Revcounter

Whilst on the subject of clocks, does anyone know if the classic speedo is a common part fitted to any other machines? I occasionally have thoughts about replacing the police speedo with something which fits in the instrument cluster.