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by fogrider
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport failure left side
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Norton F1 Sport failure left side

Hello Holger, My F1 Sport failed on a ride out a year ago. No obvious problems with fuel supply or sparks. The AA man was baffled. When I stripped the carbs off to put new O rings in ( just to make the carbs perfect), I found that the metal air box that the carbs bolt onto, was distorted badly, caus...
by fogrider
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Subs and newsletter
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: Subs and newsletter

I have also sent a few things in over the years, last year I sent Rob some info on Lada cars with Wankel engines, he passed it on to someone else and the resulting mag article didn't even acknowledge my originating info (as a fellow member). That's plain ignorant, I decided I wouldn't bother in futu...
by fogrider
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Commander in New Zealand
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Commander in New Zealand

Good to see you're not put off by all the problems, at least when it's finished there will only be routine servicing to do . Nice to know my gearbox bits are being put to good use, keep at it T
Regards,Terry , East Yorks
by fogrider
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: glow plugs
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: glow plugs

As a guess, a safety precaution. I believe glow plugs use around 2 or 300 amps, outside the engine that could easily create a spark igniting fuel (if there was a leak ) or finger burns.
Regards, Terry
by fogrider
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: F1 Sport seat unit

Thanks Richard, I did wonder why it was that that small size and shape. I suppose a short circuit racer is on "one cheek" most of the time !
I'll carefully remove the race look-alike and re-do with something more comfortable.
Regards
Terry

JB- is a "duel" seat for a couple who hate each other ?
by fogrider
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 715

F1 Sport seat unit

The foam pad on my Sport seat is quite tiny, nowhere near as wide as the seat area itself. It's around 1" thick so I find it quite uncomfortable as the two sides are a distinct edge. So, question is: is it an original and why so small ?, or, is there an improved version ? If not a special shape for ...
by fogrider
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Third Party

It's a cheaper rate simply because you're not doing road miles. I have 4 bikes on laid up and it saved quite a bit, more to spend on maintenance etc !
by fogrider
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Third Party

Hi John, A point just made to me via the MIB, who wrote to say I had an uninsured vehicle. In fact, it was insured with all the rest of the fleet, but, I had asked for laid up cover with the one I don't use, 0 miles on the policy schedule. The MIB take that to mean it is not insured for the road alt...
by fogrider
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Third Party

I think you're maybe referring to what became known as the "Vimuk" agreement. Something like having to insure all vehicles even if they're locked up, unmoveable etc.....

Not sure of the Vimuk spelling

Regards, Terry
by fogrider
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 1414

Re: Commander gearbox

I have a Commander box and swinging arm I will never use now. Richard did look through it for me quite a while ago and I seem to remember most was OK but with some slight degredation on a couple of gears. Maybe Richard remembers ?

Terry (the East Yorks one ! )
by fogrider
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 Sport for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: F1 Sport for sale

It's now listed at 60,000 !
A local collector wants to buy mine, I tried him at 20,000, expecting some sort of offer, doesn't want it anywhere near that price.
Oh well, I'll tax it next month when it cools down and have a blast !
Regards all...……..
by fogrider
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 Sport for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 734

F1 Sport for sale

On the Car and Classic site, an F1 Sport/TT described as the holy grail of motorcycles and comparing one with a Vincent A series twin. He clearly knows nothing about those A twins. A different world altogether . Asking 50,000. Cloud cuckoo land I think.
London address.
Regards all,
by fogrider
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: S.U Carb jetting
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: S.U Carb jetting

How odd !
Maybe someone who has had a rotary dyno'd will care to comment ?

I set mine with an old air/fuel meter, works fine.
by fogrider
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: S.U Carb jetting
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: S.U Carb jetting

SU's aren't a carb full of jets. Just one which is almost always a 0.8". To change fuelling is a case of changing needles, a real minefield ! Stick to the stuff in there and see how it runs once the idle mixture is correctly set. Acceleration and top revs can be affected by changes to the spring and...
by fogrider
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Fork oil
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Norton F1 Fork oil

I assumed the club experts would chime in, so a delay before I responded : Use 5wt oil, 7.5 OK if you like quite firm forks. Forget quantities,( but expect to use around 400 to 450cc per leg), the air gap is more important , anywhere from 120 mm to 150 mm works but 130 is an ideal . 120 stiffer, 150...
by fogrider
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton F1 Sport alias Norton TT
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Norton F1 Sport alias Norton TT

Holger,
Looking at that location reminds me of a trip to the Nordschlief when we stayed in Cochem, great place, great roads,
Lucky you !
Regards, Terry
by fogrider
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Brochures and booklets

Thanks Tim, I was beginning to think no-one was interested ! I take your point about production ending, if a large run of Commander brochures was produced, there would certainly be some spares ! Don't know about the booklets on share issues, amazing history document, I wonder how many were printed ?...
by fogrider
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rear brake components bent?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Rear brake components bent?

AFTER I had mentioned about chain line, my PC finally downloaded the photo's, that looks like crash damage to me, even the worlds worst mechanic would not assemble that. Current MoT.?......by whom ?
by fogrider
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rear brake components bent?
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Rear brake components bent?

I'm not familiar with the Interpol, but my first thought is to check the chain and sprockets, are they in a straight line ?, if not, maybe the rear wheel spacers are wrong , just a thought,
Regards, Terry.
by fogrider
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Brochures and booklets

On the top right of the brochures link ,there is a Commander brochure, how rare are they ? also, there were some very interesting 63 page booklets produced describing the NVTG Plc shares subscription offer from 1987, 33 photo's and masses of gen about the various people, property, assets etc etc, ag...
by fogrider
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 32
Views: 7068

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Followed that FB link, incredible what brilliant info and photo's there is. So, who are the people posting all that stuff ?, how many are club members ? couldn't some be patched through to Epitrochoid ? or do us digital dinosours give in and join farce-book ? Roll on summer, the Sport is ready to go...
by fogrider
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: engine idle
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: engine idle

Hi John, I had all this with my F1 Sport, by the time I had sorted it, too late to get her to the Manx, it sounds just the same and it was all down to air leaks. I'm not familiar with the Commander set up ,but if the idle screws were not playing on my Sport it would be air leaks for sure. I replaced...
by fogrider
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: F1 Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: F1 Sports

Thanks Wayne, it seems then that every F1 Sport built is still around, I wonder how many in the ROC, chairman?
Regards, Terry.
by fogrider
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: F1 Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

F1 Sports

Many years ago, I went to Cadwell for a Norton event. Lots of rotaries there, Trev Nation, Steve Spray and others, I had a very interesting chat with Bob Rowley who mentioned Tony Squires was keeping a record of how many Norton rotaries existed and said he would add mine to the list. He suggested th...
by fogrider
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Last F1
Replies: 14
Views: 4180

Re: Last F1

So, if that's worth starting at £15,000 without an engine and box, what's my F1 Sport worth , complete and running well ?
Offers anyone ?
Regards, Terry.
by fogrider
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Well, for those who like to know the result of problems raised on here, my F1 Sport is now back to its' original form. The turbine drone as it accelerates is brilliant once again ! There was nothing wrong with the Boyer. It was all down to O rings and the various rubber sleeves that had gradually go...
by fogrider
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3803

Re: Norton F1 questions

It's gone quiet, looks like this was a wind-up !
by fogrider
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: f1 start up
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: f1 start up

Must be worth taking the cover off the oil pump, then ,twisting the throttle on and off, see what happens at the pump. The pump lever should respond to what the throttle cable does.
It's just a cover, nothing will leak or fall out !
Regards, Terry.
by fogrider
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: BARDAHL KGR INJECTION OIL
Replies: 7
Views: 2179

Re: BARDAHL KGR INJECTION OIL

Hello Holger, I looked at the Bardahl on ebay VERY expensive, so I'm sure no-one here will use it ! I changed from Rotella to the Silkolene last year after the glowing reports from the Isle of Man Rotary racing and parades. Major reduction in smoke and I expect it to give much less residue, similar ...