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by fogrider
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton now by TVS Motors India
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Norton now by TVS Motors India

Hello John, touch wood, no, but it rarely gets used these days. It's a great ride, comfortable, good slogger in top but it gets a bit 'viby' above 60mph so she's been relegated. My 500 unit twin Triumph gets the most use, light, quick, fun. The F1 sport was supposed to be out this year (and last yea...
by fogrider
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton now by TVS Motors India
Replies: 10
Views: 720

Re: Norton now by TVS Motors India

So who gets the share out of the 20 million ? Does this resolve the pension scam issues etc ? Does it bail S. Garner out ? Good luck to TVS, but the 'new' Royal Enfield big twins, as good as they are said to be, not over priced like the Donnington Nortons, simply haven't been taken up on a large sca...
by fogrider
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: The Norton affair

Thanks for posting this article David, it's an almost unbelievable story. Tragic for the private and business people who are vastly out of pocket due to this maverick operation. I almost wish it's all a huge misunderstanding. The full facts will out, eventually. A great shame for the name and histor...
by fogrider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: F1 thirst

Bit of an overlap with JB's post, so Commanders do clear 40mpg on SU's. I have to wonder if the issue with F1's is that the Mikunis are in a poor location, in enclosed bodywork that became known for overheating. Perhaps in a hotter climate (where in France is the bike ?) there is a need for bigger t...
by fogrider
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: F1 thirst

I can concur with Wayne, my F1 Sport is also pretty good on fuel considering the reputation rotaries have. I don't go loony anymore but it certainly does a good 40 mpg. The reason ? F1 sports don't have the Mikunis of the F1, they have SU's, can't beat'em. ! Just my opinion, had cars with SU's from ...
by fogrider
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: F1 thirst

Yep, that's around 16 MPG ! Sadly, no-one is telepathic, without the bike or any facts about what was done to it last, what (if any ) mods have been done, the sort of use etc it gets and who maintains it, one can only guess. Clogged air filters, high fuel levels, sticking choke system, dragging brak...
by fogrider
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: The Norton affair

That is absolutely staggering. I went on a factory visit 2 years ago with a group of Police bikers, on the way back we discussed how big the site was, the impressive buildings and the vast overheads and wondered how, what appeared to be 2 bikes a week ,could fund it. There's the answer. When I bough...
by fogrider
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 1480

Re: F1 thirst

But how much fuel goes in after the 50 miles ? If its' 2 gallons or less, I would be looking at how the reserve system is set up.
by fogrider
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton F1 Sport Seat
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: Norton F1 Sport Seat

Hello Holger, Re the new Nortons and Stuart Garner, they went bust last week, insolvent, maybe even criminal proceedings from what's said in the news. That source of parts is no more. I agree the F1 Sport seat is a bit basic. I intend gluing a thicker/wider high density foam to mine but it's a job I...
by fogrider
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ebay item 114055816158
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Ebay item 114055816158

Someone is selling a V5C with a chassis plate for an F1.

Where's the rest of it ?
by fogrider
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Water cooling

Hello John, somewhere, previously, I have read that the water must not flow too fast through the cooling fins as said fins do not have time to absorb the heat from the water. I intended to fit a thermostat with a bigger through-way in my Citroen DS ( the seventies one ),believing more must be better...
by fogrider
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

That's it, the sound and the way torque is delivered and the crackle as you 'blip' and change down, nothing else like it. The fact she's electric start is a huge bonus. My little Triumph twin is kick but , luckily, an easy starter.
As is said, keep on 'truckin !

Regards, Terry.
by fogrider
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

What a fantastic sound ! The occasional thought of selling my F1 Sport goes out the window when I watch one of these videos, nothing could ever replace it. I expect the arthritis will beat me in the end...……. |Did'nt spot the fork judder under breaking before, minor issue with that soundtrack ! Rega...
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: 1298

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: 3149

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: 1333

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: 1071

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: 1903

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: 1903

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: 2022

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: 2022

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: 2022

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: 2759

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: 1570

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: 1570

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: 1878

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: 1878

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: 942

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: 2136

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