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by David Rodgers
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Boyer ignition

Hello JB sorry for the delay in replying, holidays etc. As i recall it's fairly easy to change the chip, carefully open the black box and replace. Obtaining a new chip from Julian first of course.
Regards
Dave Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Boyer ignition

Hi Tony I thought you might find this interesting regarding tickover! > Comment: Hello Julian. > Some feedback for you. I took my Classic to Richard Negus as i was > using his test Boyer until i had time to fit the recently purchased > TT1. We removed the Boyer and cut off the old connectors and fit...
by David Rodgers
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Boyer ignition
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: Boyer ignition

My Boyer failed some years ago whilst in Spain. I contacted Boyer and they said they were not currently repairing the Boyer off the Norton Rotaries. However he said keep hold of it as if there was ever enough interest they might do repairs/replacements. I has the MiniMag fitted and can't ever see me...
by David Rodgers
Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander will not idle when hot
Replies: 12
Views: 1086

Re: Commander will not idle when hot

Hi Dean

I had the same symptoms, low tickover and eventual slowing down and stalling. I kept screwing the air screws out a whole turn at a time and eventually got the required tickover and good pickup. It was a lot of turns out though!

Regards
Dave R
by David Rodgers
Tue May 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark Plug Prob:
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Spark Plug Prob:

Hi John

Try swapping the plugs over rather than fitting a new one straight away, to see if it cuts out on the other rotor. If so it's the plug!
If it fails on the original rotor O/S then it's possibly something else.
I had this once and a new pair of plugs cured it.

Regards Dave R
by David Rodgers
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic handlebar switches
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

Re: Classic handlebar switches

My starter button has just fallen out of the handlebar switch, so i did a search on the forum to see about getting a replacement. Either Norton part 48-0261 or a Yamaha, part number unknown. I saw this thread suggesting that the actual button is available as an aluminium part from Startright. Does a...
by David Rodgers
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NGK Spark Plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

Re: NGK Spark Plugs

Thanks for that John, I'll stick with the C8E type, think Opie stock them!
Dave
by David Rodgers
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NGK Spark Plugs
Replies: 4
Views: 1080

NGK Spark Plugs

Hi
I've always used C8E plugs in my Classic. Went to Halfords and they only stock CR8E, which i guess are resistor plugs!
Does it make any difference to running, better/worse/same just wondered if it's only Halfords or a general change to resistor plugs?
Dave Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gear Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 8283

Re: Gear Oil

*or EP80. Whatever it says in the Workshop ManualIn the Owners manual it shows 80/140, 85/140 and 90/140 depending on supplier, Silkolene being the only one at 90/140 which they don't seem to do anymore, so 85/140 is the one to go for.Dave
by David Rodgers
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Morini track day
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Re: Morini track day

Hi JohnSounds perfect, but I will still be at the TT, maybe another time. Have a good time.Dave Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: 2015 Membership renewals
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: 2015 Membership renewals

Hi David Just renewed online #447, apologies for the delay.Regards David Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gear Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 8283

Re: Gear Oil

Hi LadsAt a friends house near Toulouse, about 750 miles so far. First impression of the gearbox oil is I can't tell any difference. Gear changing feels the same, gearbox noise is no different but this is newly rebuilt 3500 miles ago. I have tried selecting neutral when stationery and it works somet...
by David Rodgers
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gear Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 8283

Re: Gear Oil

Hi DavidSorry about that, not trying to scupper your sales. That is a good price you quote, i assume that is just the oil price, how much is p&p?Dave
by David Rodgers
Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gear Oil
Replies: 27
Views: 8283

Re: Gear Oil

Hi JohnI have just done a 6000 mile service on my IP2/Classic and have put in Redline V Twin Transmission Oil with Shockproof which is marketed primarily for Harley-Davidson gearboxes. If you go onto Opie Oils web site and look under Motorcycles and gearbox oils then 75W-140 you can read all about i...
by David Rodgers
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: CLASSIC REPACEMENT PARTS CATALOGUE
Replies: 1
Views: 1129

Re: CLASSIC REPACEMENT PARTS CATALOGUE

Yes PleaseI will email you my details.ThanksDave
by David Rodgers
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: MPG?
Replies: 32
Views: 9726

Re: MPG?

I did a trip through France and Spain last October and was getting about 10 miles per litre i.e. Putting in 13 litres after 130 miles etc. This equates to 45mpg and was on my newly built Classic (thanks Richard). When joined by a smaller bike and travelling much steadier the figure got up to about 4...
by David Rodgers
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Key Wallets
Replies: 13
Views: 4686

Re: Key Wallets

It has gone quiet on the key fobs front, are these to be sold by Mick or through the club? Can we have details of where to order from, i was one of the few to express an interest and am still interested.ThanksDave Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Best Wishes and a Speedy Recovery JB
Replies: 5
Views: 2751

Re: Best Wishes and a Speedy Recovery JB

Hi John. I hope your op is a success, rumour has it you are having the iron butt replaced smiley A speedy recovery and hope to meet up this year on our 'classics'.RegardsDave Rodgers
by David Rodgers
Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: oil consumption
Replies: 13
Views: 4959

Re: oil consumption

Hi John, i have just come across my log of distances covered on this trip and i actually covered 1393 miles which makes the oil consumption an even better 700 miles/litre.Dave
by David Rodgers
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Key Wallets
Replies: 13
Views: 4686

Re: Key Wallets

Me too thanks.Dave
by David Rodgers
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: oil consumption
Replies: 13
Views: 4959

Re: oil consumption

Hi John, on my recent trip through France and Spain i filled the tank before i left and also took two one litre containers of Silkolenes finest. At approx 1200 miles i topped up the tank with the second litre, this gives 600 miles per litre but only approximately as i wasn't checking where on the di...
by David Rodgers
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Just letting you know the final outcome (hopefully), the TT1 ignition is now fitted and the Classic starts easily Cold or Hot and ticks over with no 'hunting'. The sticking floats re-appeared after the bike had not been used for over a week, a couple of taps with the hammer on the flanges sorted tha...
by David Rodgers
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Thanks Gripper and JB for the feedback, i have ordered a TT1 from Julian. John what page no and heading does the VR item come under, i have been through all seven pages but may have missed it. Thanks.Dave.
by David Rodgers
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Having been recovered home from Portsmouth i took the Classic over to Richard in a van. We swapped my Boyer for his spare one and eventually got it running ok, so we know it was the Boyer black box failing. The eventually was another problem that cropped up, namely the new Ethanol proof 'stay up flo...
by David Rodgers
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Grounded out the plug on the fins and got virtually no spark. Just the weakest of sparks, not enough to fire the rotor.Dave
by David Rodgers
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Have you tried new plugs? Showing classic symptoms of a duff plug.Derek F.
Just out of interest what sort of mileage do you get from a set of plugs?Dave
by David Rodgers
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

I have now swapped over the plugs, plug leads and coils and tried test running between each swap ie one thing at a time. It always loses the left rotor once the engine is hot which is between 6 and 10 miles. I have taken the Boyer away from the VR and left it loose behind the side cover so that it h...
by David Rodgers
Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Re: Losing Spark on One Rotor

Hi RichardThanks for the reply, I swapped the plugs over and had same problem ie the left rotor dropping out. So tonight I have swapped the coils over and will see which rotor goes down tomorrow. If it swaps to the right it will be the coil. If it is still on the left then I will try to get more air...
by David Rodgers
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Losing Spark on One Rotor
Replies: 14
Views: 4539

Losing Spark on One Rotor

I am currently in Spain 27c and the Classic has started to drop onto one rotor when hot. I have ruled out fuel starvation and suspect it is something electrical, just swapped the plugs over to see if that pinpoints it if it loses the other rotor tomorrow. After that i could try swapping the coils ov...
by David Rodgers
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Is it me?
Replies: 6
Views: 2761

Re: Is it me?

I have had the plesk parralles also. I assumed some maintenance was happening as the next day it was working again as per normal.David