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by Anthony Duffield
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: forum update
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: forum update

Graham,

From my side you can take your time with finding a modern replacement for the old gallery where our images are stored, the forum is fine just now, better to get your day job sorted and perhaps have some well earned time off

Regards
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

John, I tried the Harley Davidson pink gearbox oil, didn't think it made much if any difference so after overhauling the gearbox I went back to straight 140, I also use the red power steering oil in the primary drive, it seems to do the job. I changed the same seal a couple of years ago but do not r...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

John, Gearbox oil is considerably heaver than primary chain case oil so you might be correct in thinking that the heavy oil would cause the sprag not to bite. If I had the primary chain case filling with oil on my bike I would suspect item 3 oil seal PT No. 55-0421, see attached. Not long after gett...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

Mick, The valve spindle on both of my spare carbs are not a perfect fit, what is important are good O Rings in the outer part, I have experienced a failed O Ring resulting in excessive over fuelling such that the bike could not be used. I was able to tell which carb was at fault because the inductio...
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

RH carb has a brass jet the LH carb does not
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

Richard/Mick, I removed the cold start enrichment device on one of my carbs and found by spraying carb cleaner that there is a passage way from the cold start enrichment device to the jet as shown in Mick's photo. When I first acquired my Commander only the right hand carb had the brass jet, the lef...
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 35
Views: 483

Re: Carb adjustment

Mick,

I can confirm that the jet shown in your photo connects to the cold start enrichment device.

Incidentally, when I acquired my Commander the left carb did not have the jet but the right hand one did?

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuse Block
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Fuse Block

John,

Thanks for the post good info for the future

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Hello to all

John

5' 11"

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Hello to all

Mike, Like Tim I do a lot of long distance touring on my Commander, this year alone I have completed over 5000 miles mostly two up with camping gear, with holidays in Europe and the UK. Top heavy; no I would not have said they are, with a kerb weight of 235 KG they are certainly not a lightweight th...
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

Terry, I would like to keep my Commander on the road for as long as possible, living north of Aberdeen and touring Holland, Belgium and France this summer plus runs to GT Yarmouth etc etc I have so far covered nearly 5k miles this year, not a massive amount I know when compared to others but still g...
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

All, I have managed to acquire two used but good gaiters from acquaintances within the ROC and NOC so I should be OK for a while, note that there are no new gaiters available. What concerns me is that without a supply of new gaiters my Commander would not be the long distance tourer I need, OK I cou...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

Zed,

Many thanks, I will call Graham.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 345

HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

Just got back from a trip to Cadwell Park and while there noticed oil on the rear wheel, once home got the bike on the lift and found the lower rear chain gaiter split and leaking at the wheel end. Andover Norton do not have any in stock, I have yet to ask Startright but in the meantime does anyone ...
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCRS AGAIN!
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: VCRS AGAIN!

JB, Moto electrical have a Mosfet RR for £132.90, it has 7 wires, three yellow, two red and two black, it has a max charging rate of 50 amps/500 watts far more than the output of your alternator so will work well within its max rating. The three yellow wires will be the connected to the alternator I...
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCRS AGAIN!
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: VCRS AGAIN!

JB,

Did you try:

Moto-Electrical
Wymondham Business Centre
Eleven Mile Lane
Wymondham
Norwich
Norfolk
NR18 9JL
UNITED KINGDOM
Phone - +44 (0) 1953 603420
Email - sales@motoelectrical.co.uk
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

John, (A)The 3 wires from the Alternator got very warm,(as did the RR,I mean VERY WARM,like, burning the fingers HOT evil) This indicates shorts in the connections between the alternator and RR (B)Then no charging at the battery,disconnect RR and connect Multimetre to the Red & Black wires from the ...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

John, If the volts drop off as it warms up I suspect the alternator insulation is breaking down shorting the windings. However if it was my problem I would ask an auto electrician to do the following: A. Measure and record the resistance of the stator windings cold, you will need a good meter for th...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

John,

Will you be at the In Steam Rally in Norfolk this month?

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

John,

Where is the volt meter connected, direct at the battery terminals?

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: VCR's
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: VCR's

John, The alternator on my Commander has an output of 220 watt, 12 volts 3 phase, any 3 phase 12 volt regulator/rectifier with an output of the same as the alternator will do what you want. Note that you could fit a 300 watt regulator/rectifier but you would still only get what the alternator can pr...
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Rear Brake Disc
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Commander Rear Brake Disc

New disc packaging for info the disc is considerably thicker than the old one

Disc, new pads and new bolts £173.00

All boxed up, run out clocked at 0.01mm wheel alignment to check then to get the bike out to bed in the new pads
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander breakdown.
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Commander breakdown.

Mark,

In Italy at the NOC rally one of the other Commanders had a similar problem when the trigger was overheating, if the trigger is OK I would suspect the electronic ignition.

How long have you owned your bike, what make of electronic ignition do you have?

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Rear Brake Disc
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Commander Rear Brake Disc

All,

For general info, Yambits now stock EBC rear brake discs for Commanders, look for bike model XJ900F

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Thu May 31, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bad Manners
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Bad Manners

I like the 'ride it like you stole it' solution :-)
by Anthony Duffield
Mon May 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil Pump setting
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Oil Pump setting

John,

Type Oil Consumption into the search bar, there's a huge amount of info from members going back a number of years on the subject of how many miles they get from a litre of oil

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon May 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil Pump setting
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Oil Pump setting

John,

Approx 450 miles to a pint i.e 0.5 litre is about what I get from my Commander

Line up the marks of the lever and housing at 2000 RPM and you should not be far off

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Tue May 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Ignition Timing

Richard,

Thanks again, excellent information.

I have set up the connections on both ignition units so that I can change them on the side of the road if I had to, I may swap back to the TT1 to check out the difference.

Thanks and Regards
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Tue May 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Re: Ignition Timing

Richard,

Thank you for your reply helping me to properly understand whats going on with my Commander.

As the engine starts instantly and pulls well just now I will now plan an overhaul for next winter.

Thanks again for your help with this

Regards
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon May 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ignition Timing
Replies: 24
Views: 1201

Ignition Timing

Seeking guidance regards Commander advance/retard Before the temperature reaches approx 70 degs the engine has a steady tick over, as the sensor closes the circuit the engine speed drops and begins to run very poorly it is very difficult to get anything like a steady tick over, it revs and pulls wel...