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by Charles Wilson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 12
Views: 975

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

As long as there IS a story for any of these old Monsters, we'll be more than willing to follow along!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday John B !!
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Happy Birthday John B !!

cdrkeith wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:43 am
I believe John B (johnbirchjar) celebrates a 'significant' birthday today !
"He's 29?"

Happy B-Day!
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mazda
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Mazda

Prolly Audi, which has done a ton of research on the topic: https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a15125104/how-audi-hybrids-could-keep-the-wankel-rotary-alive-feature/ Lotsa' articles through the years. BTW, a 254 cc engine => a 508 two Rotor. With the old 1.7 Multiplier, 1.7 x 508 = 863.6 Hmmm... ...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: NSU RO80,

From Norbye, Wankel Engine , ISBN 0-8019-5591-2, pp. 328 - 330: KM-37 Lubrication: Shell Rotella SAE 30 or 40 KM-48: Shell Rotella SAE 30 Essolub HD30 BP Outboard-Motor Oil Mobiloil Outboard Mobiloil TT Mobilmix TT KM914: Shell Rotella SAE 30 Essolub HD30 BP Outboard Motor Oil Mobiloil Outboard Mobi...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: NSU RO80,

If it's recommended by Suzuki& NSU to use multi-grade oil for their engines,I wonder why Nortons insisted on none-multi-grade oils for their Rotories? I also wonder if anyone had ever used a multi-grade in their Norton?(I think Dell Boy told me he did once in a dire emergency wink)SVF,J.B. I would ...
by Charles Wilson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: NSU RO80,

...what oil do these cars use and how is it lubed? The RE-5 used the KKM-502 Motor, suitably updated and engineered, and the Ro-80 used two KKM-502s as a two rotor engine. The engine was named the 612. See the SAE Papers on both of these fine engines. In the SAE Paper on the RE-5, it plainly states...
by Charles Wilson
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: A sad day

Well done, sir!
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: The Norton affair

Thank you, kkd! BTW, I had set up a Thread for this but it was placed in the wrong Section (Technical interest...) and for that I apologize. "Let's see...Manufacture the best product you can and sell it for a reasonable price..." Over here in the Colonies, we have Walmart: "Save Money, Live Better"....
by Charles Wilson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Bankruptcy/Pension Scandal Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 1644

Norton Bankruptcy/Pension Scandal Thread

I humbly request that various Articles that show up be listed here.

https://www.rideapart.com/articles/3959 ... -pensions/ f'rinstance.

CW

PS: "Somewhere, over the rainbow, bluebirds sing...."
*Sigh*
by Charles Wilson
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic engine back in
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: Classic engine back in

A kwik "Thank You":

I may never get to own a Norton Rotary (I have SEEN one, coming within 6' of a Classic at a Ducati Shop years and years ago...), but I enjoy finding nice pictures and I now have a nice new Screen Saver.

THNX!

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

Follow-up: There are now quite a few races up on YouTube from the Glory Years of the Norton Rotary Racers and they're quite a lot of fun. You could spend a few days analyzing all that's there. There are also a few ride-around tests of the street machines CW PS: There are stories about YouTube gettin...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Trevor Nation @ Donington 2009

Don't remember seeing this Posted so I thought I'd make sure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__6tsOfzLo

CW
by Charles Wilson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Hot rear brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Re: Commander Hot rear brake

1. For general Information in regards to our favorite Norton motorcycles (Note: I don't speak Brembo), what is the Word on silicone based brake fluid? 2. Back in the Daze, when I ran my RE-5 into the dirt, I disassembled the front brake upon purchase and spent the next 3 months in Rehab over what I ...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: rotation

johnbirchjar wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am
Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.
Point to Intake Port. Move finger around Housing, the long way 'til you get to the Exhaust Port. That's the direction the rotor spins.

Charlie
by Charles Wilson
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Re: rotation

OK, JB, I'll take a shot... Since the Apex Seals always run Unidirectional you should rotate the engine in that same direction that the Rotor spins when the engine is running. "Information is believed to be accurate but not warranted." "Do I get partial credit? A Certificate of Participation?" Best,...
by Charles Wilson
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander colours
Replies: 9
Views: 2315

Re: Commander colours

What was it someone once said?
"The most desirable motorcycle in the world"
Still is.

RN, I know you are extremely proud of the work you have done on this Project through the decades since its inception.
You should be. Thank you.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic up for Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

Re: Classic up for Auction

If I may be allowed to veer off slightly... http://www.realclassic.co.uk/nortonwankelprototype.html (Top Picture) The "Aurora 1010" Prototype has been let out of its playpen from time to time to be seen at various gatherings and such. It has a very beautiful tank. What is the status of this bike? Th...
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: Brochures and booklets

I'm not sure how the photo got in there but it did. I thank David Garside for answering my query those many years ago...

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 2602

Re: Brochures and booklets

Garside001.jpg
by Charles Wilson
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Paper Victory at Last!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: Paper Victory at Last!!!

Congratulations -- The irony here is great. In olden days, southern states such as Alabama (and Florida) were held up to great ridicule for uhhh...lax Title standards: "A'course we can git'cha a title. jes' answr a few questions. First, do you have all of your teeth?..." Gales of laughter. Now, it's...
by Charles Wilson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 4266

Re: Re5 oils

CBracing wrote:Where are you getting DD+40 from
I'm printing this question and framing it. If anyone knows the answer to this, plz let me know.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 17
Views: 7104

Re: Norton F1 questions

I would suggest building a Shrine with the Bike on a high pedestal and Eternal Flames surrounding it. That would certainly increase the value of any real estate in the area.

CW
by Charles Wilson
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NOC asking about Classic owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: NOC asking about Classic owner

Ask him,plz, if he was the owner of the USA residing Classic that went slightly horizontal and was repaired by Syd's Cycle, Florida, a few decades ago. If not then there may be another Classic hiding over here...

CW
by Charles Wilson
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: RE5 Starter Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: RE5 Starter Clutch

kanonkopdrinker wrote:Hi Charles,For reasons which I am sure all Norton Rotary Owners are well aware, rotary Nortons are notoriously difficult to kick start!!!
All I know is what I read in the papers.
by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: RE5 Starter Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 2393

Re: RE5 Starter Clutch

Let me rise to second the dire warnings. I lost 2 starters when the sprags locked on starting and caused the starter to spin to superluminal speeds and make the starter go D - E - V - O. It's one thing to kick start a Norton, from what I heard (I would love to get the opportunity...) A nice, tight R...
by Charles Wilson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 32
Views: 11651

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

A prime example of "It aint what you know but who"(or is that whom? wink)J.B. 1. "He" => "Who" "Him" => "Whom" "I know *him*..." Therefore "Whom". I thimk. 2. My SAE Paper on our favorite Norton engine is in a box at the archaeological dig, level 3 but: It stated somewhere that only bearings with "...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: Air cooled mods

OK, OK, maybe there aren't many interested in Variable Overlap... Anyway, when I first had the RE-5 back in 1982-ish, I replaced the Brake Lines with Braided Steels. I also looked at the brake assembly and discovered that the pistons were pitted and otherwise in dreadful shape. It seems that what we...
by Charles Wilson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Ro80 Anniversary Meeting Aug 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Re: Ro80 Anniversary Meeting Aug 2017

kkd and all --

Plz don't forget there are others at the RE-5 Site who are looking for KKM-502/612 parts (Apex Seals, A9EFPs, Center Housings (!) and the like for cross fitting and rotor repair.

Thnx,

CW
by Charles Wilson
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Recording Chamber Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Recording Chamber Pressure

One of the Tools used with the Suzuki RE-5 was a compression tester.The current Market for the used Suzuki RE-5 often has references to a Used Model still registering sufficient pressure in all 3 chambers, etc.Did/Do the Norton Faithful have a Reference # for a "good set of Rotors"? A tool for makin...