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by mfremlin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Re: Commander breakdown.

Hi Tony Thanks for the prompt reply. Have had the Commander a few years now and never had a moment of trouble since the engine re-build which included a 5000 mile trip around Europe. It has the Norton digital system ignition with a 'half effect trigger' (whatever that it) fitted. My bike is a naked ...
by mfremlin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 1615

Commander breakdown.

Hi guys. I wonder if anyone can help with a breakdown I experienced today. Running along on a motorway at a good pace when the engine suddenly cuts out. Stop on the hard shoulder and have ignition, fuel and the temperature is good. Try a re-start and nothing. After three or four minutes try again an...
by mfremlin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Re: Commander breakdown.

No idea how this ended up in the for sale section..... please ignore.

Mark.
by mfremlin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Commander breakdown.

Hi guys. I wonder if anyone can help with a breakdown I experienced today. Running along on a motorway at a good pace when the engine suddenly cuts out. Stop on the hard shoulder and have ignition, fuel and the temperature is good. Try a re-start and nothing. After three or four minutes try again an...
by mfremlin
Thu May 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 3253

Re: Ignition Timing

rotary 1 (2).JPG
Hopefully if upload worked...........

Mark.
by mfremlin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Austria
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Austria

Hi John. Yes, me on the rotary and Paul on his Commando. We both did Belgium on Commandos and ended up in Normandy for no other reason than we had never been there. We will both be attending Austria taking a nice meandering ride there and disappear for a week on the way back (goodness knows where we...
by mfremlin
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Norton F1 spares
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

Re: Norton F1 spares

Hi Paul.
Welcome to the forum. Andover Norton have a good range of F1 spares including fork seals.

Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Austria
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: Austria

Hi John.
I'm all booked and will be taking my Commander special.

Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: 1974 nsu ro 80 on Ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

1974 nsu ro 80 on Ebay.

Not seen one of these for sale before. 1974 nsu r0 80. Ebay number 222261901584 needs a bit of work.Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: On the road
Replies: 4
Views: 2447

Re: On the road

Yes, very smart. A lot of work has gone into that. Well done.Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Silencers
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: Norton Silencers

Looks a really good finish. I have tried all sorts of heat resistant paint but without success so will give them a call this winter. Thanks for the post and pics.Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Epitrochoid magazine
Replies: 10
Views: 4133

Re: Epitrochoid magazine

I think you will be ok this month. I have just got back from a 15 country road trip to Istanbul and back and am half way through scribbling a few words for an article for the magazine. Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: NOC in Italy

Hi John.Go with your heart. You know it makes sense... Well, maybe... wink I'm on my Commander special and my friend Paul will be on his 750 Commando (Respect). This will be the only blast in our estimated 4000 plus mile bimble. Look forward to meeting up with you in Italy.Cheers, Mark.P.S David, I'...
by mfremlin
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: NOC in Italy

Hi John. We are going straight through France with a overnight stay in Nantua. From Dover Rimini is 952 miles and stopping at Nantua breaks this into two stints of 521 and 435 miles. Just bought a 'airhawk' seat pad, think I will need it!Mark.
by mfremlin
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3610

Re: NOC in Italy

Hi J.B.I am! Riding out across to Italy for the rally then on up north then down the Adriatic through Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece and onto Istanbul. Returning through Romania, Hungary etc...Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 3042

Re: New Member

Hello and welcome. Rotary machines come up from time to time on ebay and the small adds in various publications. Was £12500 a typo? If not that seems very expensive for a Commander. Good luck with your quest!Mark.
by mfremlin
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Preparing for Rimini 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2932

Re: Preparing for Rimini 2016

Hi Tony.I wouldn't worry to much as in late May the temperature should be a bit cooler at between 16c and 20c. http://www.holiday-weather.com/rimini/averages/may . I have just returned from riding around Albania in a sweltering 42c! Not on a rotary alas but on a Harley sportster 1200 which ran fault...
by mfremlin
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham MegaMeet 2105
Replies: 22
Views: 7643

Re: Popham MegaMeet 2105

Hi Paul.You can count me in. Although by the year 2105 I will be 147 years old and may require some assistance getting on and off the bike wink .Cheers, Mark.
by mfremlin
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander rear brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Commander rear brakes

Yes and Yes and you are very much welcome to them.Cheers, Mark.
by mfremlin
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander rear brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Commander rear brakes

Hi Jerry.I renewed mine a couple of months ago. Replaced it with braided bought over the counter at a Yamaha dealership in Faversham. Can't remember how much it cost but it didn't break the bank. Looking forward to seeing your Commander.Cheers, Mark.
by mfremlin
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Bike Show on Sat 23rd May 2015 at Kempton
Replies: 22
Views: 6876

Re: Southern Classic Bike Show on Sat 23rd May 2015 at Kempt

I have a water cooled special I am happy to attend with.Regards, Mark.
by mfremlin
Sat May 31, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: MPG?
Replies: 32
Views: 10465

Re: MPG?

Just done 155 miles at varied speeds including a thrash down the motorway for 30 miles on a Commander and burnt 17 Ltrs of fuel which equates to 42 mpg. Previous to this I did 108 miles using 13 Ltrs of fuel and at no time exceeded 4000 revs which equates to 37.77 mpg. The last stint was done using ...
by mfremlin
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello from a new member,
Replies: 3
Views: 2469

Re: Hello from a new member,

Thank you for the warm welcome. Iv'e learnt so much already going over all the old posts. Fantastic site!Mark.
by mfremlin
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello from a new member,
Replies: 3
Views: 2469

Hello from a new member,

Hello all. Iv'e always been a Norton fan and now have just taken the plunge and bought a ex-RAC Commander. It was last on the road in 1997 and has an electrical problem and I know next to nothing about rotors. Steep learning curve ahead! The frame is 4002 and it was first registered in 1988.Cheers, ...