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by Dell Boy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 4842

Re: Insurance

Yeah, I am fine John. I rescued a little 125 sports bike from rotting in a back garden. Single cylinder 4 stroke. Very nice little bike. New carb/fuel cock diaphragm/mirrors costing about £80.00 in total to get it back on the road. For the price I think they are very good value. I sold it for £500.0...
by Dell Boy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 4842

Re: Insurance

I changed from Carol Nash to Peter James when Peter James first started up. They were incredibly cheap at the time & better still did not require any valuation documentation for agreed value. I have used there recovery service several times with almost complete satisfaction. I have recommended Peter...
by Dell Boy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: classic TT, 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: classic TT, 2017

Norton gathering classic T.T. tuesday of race week at the Shore Hotel, Laxey. 3 p.m. start.

Derek Fox.
by Dell Boy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: R/H Silencer Heat Shield
Replies: 7
Views: 2681

Re: R/H Silencer Heat Shield

I am pretty sure I have some but I dont know where. Having had to move in a hurry 2 years ago I have stuff stored all over the place. Will try & have a hunt for them.Derek F.
by Dell Boy
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Recording Chamber Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Recording Chamber Pressure

I spent a bit of time & a lot of money at the Shenstone factory, late 80`s, early 90`s. When I asked how to check compression I was shown a pair of big gauges mounted on a board that the works used. I was told good compression was so low that normal compression testers would not record a satisfactor...
by Dell Boy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3838

Re: allan screws

You would be surprised John how effective gentle pressure applied through a lot of torque (3 foot bar) is in breaking free seized nuts/bolts if incorperated with shocking the screw at the same time.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: allan screws
Replies: 11
Views: 3838

Re: allan screws

Use a three foot bar & put very gentle pressure on it at the same time clouting the bit with a club hammer to jar the allen screw as well as driving the bit into it. Only very gentle pressure & good rythmic continual wacks with the hammer. You will need a long bar. With a short one you will sheer th...
by Dell Boy
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: cush drive
Replies: 18
Views: 5214

Re: cush drive

I think I have found the clutch locking tool John. Still looking for the spring compressor. I do have three of them somewhere.Dell Boy.
by Dell Boy
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Help . My F1 has died...
Replies: 7
Views: 3506

Re: Help . My F1 has died...

Side stand switch. Its happened to all of us. Many a bike has been recovered when the fault can be easily fixed at the road side.derek fox
by Dell Boy
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Clock reset ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1588

Re: Commander Clock reset ?

Try pressing pads with a blunt pencil or similar.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: ip2 Threaded insert on frame failed
Replies: 7
Views: 2740

Re: ip2 Threaded insert on frame failed

Plastic metal is much better than epoxy. Not affected by other chemicals.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Classic 'special' on Ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 5182

Re: Norton Classic 'special' on Ebay

This was a ex police Commander that I sold to Dave Green. He did the conversion to cafe racer. I still have the spare keys for it somewhere. Derek.
by Dell Boy
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton at the 2016 TT
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Re: Norton at the 2016 TT

It was awsomely loud & went really well. David Johnson appeared to leave his braking too late at Sulby Bridge in the Senior & had to go straight on througth the air cushions & into the river meadow at about 20 m.p.h. or less.
by Dell Boy
Sun May 15, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Isle of Man 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 2683

Re: Isle of Man 2016

I shall be there, not on one of my Rotaries. Either 1957 Dominator if I make it to Italy & back or Laverda 750 SF. Do you mean Castletown town square?Derek.
by Dell Boy
Fri May 13, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Approved dealers in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Approved dealers in 1988

Carl Rosner. SandersteadReg Allen. West EalingDon Hunt. Witham.One in Plymouth whose name I cannot recall.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Real Classic Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

Re: Real Classic Article

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is similar & what I actually use John.Dell Boy.
by Dell Boy
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 2725

Re: New Member

Way to high for a Commander. Four to six thousand for a good one would be more like it. Ebay punters live in a world of there own with all so called Classic bikes.
by Dell Boy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?

Just thought. If the bike did actually cut out & not chime in again I only had to hit the button & it would fire instantly & I would carry on until the next set of lights where if there for any length of time I went through the same scenario. Derek Fox.
by Dell Boy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?

Hello Wayne,I dont recollect any oil stains on the collector box but, as people who know me will testify, i am not much of a cleaner/polisher of motorbikes so I rarely looked at it & it wouldn`t have bothered me if it was stained. This was all about 20 years ago so memory is hazy.I have had ballast ...
by Dell Boy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: IOM issues with Rotary Norton when hot?

I got rid of my F.1. because every time I pulled away from a stop or traffic light it cut out in the middle of the junction & then after a couple of seconds it would burst into life on an open throttle & hurl me back into the traffic at high speed. I put this down to the Mikuni carbs being mounted d...
by Dell Boy
Tue May 26, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic No11 on ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: Classic No11 on ebay

I have to disagree with you Malcom. The ex Derbyshire police Interpol was smeared when I bought it in 1988. I think it had about 46,000 on the clock from memory. I had got it in effect, direct from the police but through another party. It was YCH110 Y. I think that was the reg.Derek F.
by Dell Boy
Fri May 22, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More Commander water pump woes.
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: More Commander water pump woes.

Currently working on a possible solution. i have got through at least 20 waterpumps in my four Commanders if not more. It truly is a dreadfull design.Derek F.
by Dell Boy
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: left hand rotor oil bias
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: left hand rotor oil bias

I sold my F1 after misjudging the exit from a roundabout I new well. I decided I would kill myself on it if I kept it.. It was the way it would pick itself up as the power came in coming out of a bend & launch you into the opposing traffic flow I found disconcerting.If I climbed up the tank & hung o...
by Dell Boy
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: left hand rotor oil bias
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

Re: left hand rotor oil bias

All my rotaries have smoked a lot more out of one side. Cant remember which side though.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nice Comander on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: Nice Comander on ebay

Has been on before & surprisingly didn`t sell.
by Dell Boy
Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gear Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 8281

Re: Gear Oil

EP140. Obtainable from plant/tractor suppliers. Doe`s usually have it in stock.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Starter motor

Hello John,I still think it is the sprag clutch. In my experience it is always worst when really cold.Derek.
by Dell Boy
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter motor
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Starter motor

Hello John, Sounds like the starter sprag clutch is failing. Does it just spin without engaging the engine?Derek.
by Dell Boy
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Commander Handlebars

I believe they are U.K. spec Triumph T140.Derek F.
by Dell Boy
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 4752

Re: Commander wiring

Hello John,I think it was miserable night for riding & the m.o.t. was out on my Transit so I stayed home. Will be there on the ist. though & will bring a resistor. Not sure about the meal, I dont enjoy mass catering so probably not.Derek.