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by Dave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander bodywork
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Commander bodywork

For sale on behalf of a club member from abroad , Commander bodywork panels, consisting of, front mudguard, 2 side panels, tank cover, inner screen cover complete with lights, (lights not tested ), main top fairing (no pocket covers ) radiator cover, and a seat, the parts have suffered some chips an...
by Dave
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander being broken on E bay
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Commander being broken on E bay

Terry am i right in assuming you are still after the bodywork parts you were advertising for in a previous post ?,If so I think i have the complete bodywork off a Commander , but until i have time to dig it out i'm not sure what is there, but i would not want to split it unless there were several pe...
by Dave
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: 1 gallon of Rotella oil {free}
Replies: 1
Views: 383

1 gallon of Rotella oil {free}

I have after 20 years or running rotary's just sold my bike, the new owner did not want the Rotella oil, which although it has been stored in my garage for a few years, was what i used in the bike, so if anyone near Swindon (Wilts ) would like to collect it, they are welcome to have it, i have just ...
by Dave
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander being broken on E bay
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Commander being broken on E bay

Just in case anyone needs parts, there's a Commander being advertised for breaking on E bay, nowt to do with me, just pointing it out , looks like no engine or ignition parts, Dave
by Dave
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 2473

Re: Oily rear wheel

Looks like removing the whole set up is not a good idea then, mine is a krauser model so hopefully is fitted with a riveted link, but after reading this thread i think it will be wise to check just in case, looks like you found your's just in time. Dave
by Dave
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rad Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Rad Caps

i went and looked at mine the day you posted, but mine has no markings on at all, would A/N know ?. Dave
by Dave
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 2473

Re: Oily rear wheel

Don't want to hijack the thread, but would the comments Richard made regarding a service release in 1989, possibly mean that the last Commanders had chains with a rivet fitted as standard ?, also would it be easy to remove the chain bath set up all together, and run the chain open, with just some so...
by Dave
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 31
Views: 5375

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Like JB, i would have thought a club forum is the best place to post any questions/answers regarding rotary's, ( or any other club/group site ), but then again, i am not a Facebook user, Dave
by Dave
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework

Just to update my post, and thanks to Joe and JB ,i took the radiator back to the company and they moved the inlet stub back to where it should be, [or as close as we could guess from Joe's pictures ] and after fitting to the bike it was still very tight to get a pipe to fit but i did manage it in t...
by Dave
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: more amps
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: more amps

Hi John, i am certainly no expert on electrics, but have you measured the voltage at the battery with a independent meter, in case your voltmeter on the bike is out?, or you can buy cheap digital meters or the traffic light type real cheap to connect up as a temporary double check, i bough a voltage...
by Dave
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework

Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to reply, a forum member has kindly said he may be able to send me some photos this weekend, which i hope will show that my pipe was moved during the re core and allow me to go back to the firm who did the work and see what they can do about it, obviously putting ...
by Dave
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework

http://www.rotaryownersclub.co.uk/thrapp/download/file.php?mode=view&id=424 I am hoping there is a picture attached here to try to show better what my problem is, as i hope can be seen the stub outlet from the radiator bends to the right away from the bottle outlet,{plastic on the bottom of bottle }...
by Dave
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Commander Coolant tank to radiator pipework

Hi sorry to ask what should be a basic question but has anyone got any tips on fitting the expansion tank on a Commander.I have been trying to fit my tank back on, after having the radiator re cored, but no matter which way i try there is no way i can fit it all back in place, I have tried all diffe...
by Dave
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps

Hi, i don't mean to hijack this thread, but i have got replace the two pipes that go from the radiator to the expansion bottle, if the maximum pressure of the system is only 1.1 bar, does anyone know if i could use normal petrol pipe as replacement, rather then hunt down two small lengths of high pr...
by Dave
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Commander air filter?

Thanks for your kind offer Tony, but i have ordered two off E bay, they are supposed to be the genuine Mann 1213, so should last me a few years with the mileage i do, thanks again to all who took the time to reply, Dave
by Dave
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Commander air filter?

Thanks for all your replies, i have been round to local car shops today and the filters are not available from any of their suppliers any more, i was looking for Reliant Robin or the Mann c1213 which fits citroen 2 cv, and some compressors, i have found some dealers on E bay selling them for around ...
by Dave
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Commander air filter?

Can anyone tell me a manufacturers part number for a Fram or other well known brand of air filter for a Commander?, I'm sure i used to buy Reliant Robin ones, but my local car shop shows these as oblong rather then round, and on the A/N site they list a complete replacement like a K&N , If i can get...
by Dave
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: Insurance

I was also with Carole Nash for years, but last year my premium jumped up and I had also been charged what i thought was an excessive amount to remove two bikes from my policy during the year, so i was recommended to try Peter James, and found them very helpful and saved over two hundred pounds for ...
by Dave
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Real Classic Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: Real Classic Article

Hi Joe thanks for the part numbers, i will check this out and see if anyone has all the parts involved to do the change, thanks for taking the time to write them out, much appreciated . Dave
by Dave
Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Real Classic Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Re: Real Classic Article

Thanks for taking the time to reply, i will see if i can get hold of a lever and shaft from a interpol to try, ( i presume they are a straight swop? ) but in the meantime i will change the oil and see if it makes a difference, thanks again Dave
by Dave
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Real Classic Article
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

Real Classic Article

In this months magazine is an article by Roger Slater about a ride on his Commander, in it he writes he has modified the gearchange by fitting a direct action gear lever, reduced clutch plates from 18 to 10, and thin oil in the primary chaincase, just wondering if anyone has tried any of these mods,...
by Dave
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: £14.500 Commander !!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2346

Re: £14.500 Commander !!!!

Yes i see that one, and i must agree that at some point the prices must drop, however i've thought that for a few years and there's no sign of it happening, but as you say the buyers group in theory is getting smaller and some prices, particularly british bikes are getting silly.I have always run br...
by Dave
Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

Re: New Member

Hi and welcome to the forum, i agree if that figure was not a error then the seller was high on something other than just the price, i'm no expert, and i know prices of british bikes are on the rise, but i would say he was asking around double what a good Commander would fetch, indeed i would think ...
by Dave
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: engine oil & frame number
Replies: 14
Views: 4611

Re: engine oil & frame number

Hi, my bike is number 4296, and was registered mid 1994, so yours sounds about right, as to the water pump, Richard rebuilt mine about 2 years ago, and i believe there is a mod he does, because a seal is not now obtainable, look thro some of the previous posts, im sure theres something on the site r...
by Dave
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Second petrol tap on Commander?
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Second petrol tap on Commander?

Hi, has anyone fitted a normal gravity feed petrol tap on the other side to the original vacuum one? I have done a forum search and see that there were two taps fitted to some early Interpols, but the second tap was done away with due to being left on and flooding the engine, but my thinking is to u...
by Dave
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coolant Capacity Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: Coolant Capacity Commander

Hi Tony, i've just done mine, i used Halfords blue coolant, (pre 98 vehicles coolant ), i have used just under 2 litres of it in a 50/50 mix, so capacity must be around 4 litres, i just drained it via the drain plug under the pump case, and flushed it thro a few times, (i had the red type in previou...
by Dave
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander wont keep running
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: Commander wont keep running

Hi, had the same problem, (see previous post) only ran with starter button pressed, and was the ballast resister gone, as mentioned can be proved by directly connecting wires together, mine now housed behind screen in fairing, dave
by Dave
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Petrol tap blocked?
Replies: 5
Views: 1855

Petrol tap blocked?

My Commander does not appear to be getting any petrol from the tap, or at best an intermittant flow, i have tried sucking on the vacuum pipe, but this does not appear to improve anything. does anyone know if both the MAIN and RESERVE position work off the vacuum, or does the Reserve position work on...
by Dave
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Digital voltmeter
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Digital voltmeter

Hi Derek, i checked mine today, and at revs above 2000 rpm, mine is reading 14.1 v with nothing on, and drops to 13.8v with lights, and 13. 2 v with lights and grips on, I would have thought that around 13.2 would be the very minimum needed to put any charge back into the battery, mine is connected ...
by Dave
Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Digital voltmeter
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Re: Digital voltmeter

Hi , i recently posted regarding my Commander not charging properly, the two replacement regulaters i fitted (one was to small, so was changed for a larger output one by the supplier) both only had a single red wire fitted, but when you look at the two wires fitted to the loom, they are connected to...