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by Anthony Duffield
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Best use of a day off
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Best use of a day off

Making use of perfect biking weather I skived off work and did my most favourite ride over the Spittal of Glenshee, it is truly exceptional even more so when the weather is so good, my route was from just North of Aberdeen, Braemar, Spittal of Glenshee, Montrose, Cain o Mount, and home approx. 180 M...
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

David,

Not air cooled but my Commander at 4k RPM on the speedo reads 70 but the sat nav indicates 65, for a sat nav 70 I need to maintain 4.5k RPM

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander Handlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Commander Handlebars

Paul,

They could be Yamaha XJ900 Diversion you could try Yambits

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Which Plug
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Which Plug

Roger,

I have used from the start NGK C8E 7471 with no issues.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nationwide speed limits
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Nationwide speed limits

John,

I hope you are well.

Changes in the 10% rule is news to me but that said I am not surprised, I will ask my colleagues at the next blood bike group meeting and will get back to you if they they know anything about it.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Help please problem with my F1
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Help please problem with my F1

Marco, Running any engine without oil is not good, I run a Commander and have no experience of F1's, Richard Negus who often responds to questions on this forum is the only person I know who has the knowledge you need, you could try sending him a private message. Good luck and please keep the forum ...
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Dating confirmation
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Dating confirmation

The Norton Owners Club provide such a service, I used it to date my 650SS
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: F1 sport forks
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: F1 sport forks

Miles,

If anyone can help it will be Richard Negus, who often contributes to this forum, you could try a PM.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

John,

So far no issues with ethanol, neither Commander or 650 SS

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Thank you Richard for the interesting info concerning the lever plate, restricting the tap to only 'on' or 'reserve', both controlled by the vacuum fuel valve. I have only once run out of petrol when in the IoM, coasted to the side of the road, less than 5 mins to switch to reserve and away again, I...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

John/Geoff,

I hope I am not tempting fate but I have not experienced any issues with the fuel tap, either leaking or the issues of the carbs drying out

Perhaps I have just been lucky

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Where things live
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Where things live

Roger,

I should have added that the oil level switch only has one black wire

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Where things live
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Where things live

My Commander oil level switch wire is black where it emerges from the frame then a short distance to a bullet connector then RW red/white to the loom
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 14562

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Roger, I find that the Norton Rotary Enthusiasts FB page is interesting, but mainly for those interested in the racing bikes and owners of F1's, that said there are some post concerning the non sports bikes. The Rotary Owners Club is an excellent source of information on the Norton rotary's i.e. Cla...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Rotary New Rear Chain Gaiters
Replies: 0
Views: 363

Norton Rotary New Rear Chain Gaiters

Its thanks to Chris Harvey’s hard work that I now have two brand new rear chain gaiters. This means that I will be able to keep my Commander on the road for the foreseeable future, these bikes are not designed to be used without the gaiters as they provide an oil bath and subsequently the lubricatio...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 3157

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Roy

Photo uploaded and leak can be clearly seen in way of the oil feed union

Looks like an engine out job to me

Good luck with resolving the problem
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 3157

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Sorry for the late response Tony and thanks for the offer. I presume you have added an attachment which I am struggling to find/open, am I missing something? Regards Roy Roy, Herewith the photo of most of the tools I have assembled when removing the engine from my Commander, the special spanner is ...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 3157

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Roy,

Had we lived a bit closer you could have borrowed my special tool made to lock either the flywheel or balance weight

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat May 16, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Good evening
Replies: 6
Views: 1477

Re: Good evening

The oil must be low ash, I use Castrol Tection DD40, Shell Rotella 40 is recommended, some Rotary owners use a Silkolene oil

I suspect if Morris straight 40 Golden Film was used it would carbon up very quickly

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 3157

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Roy, Assuming your air cooled is similar to my Commander, could the oil leak be from the centre plate? The centre plate on My Commander had a plug in the tapped hole, if the air cooled are the same could your plug have been removed or dropped out? To remove the engine is not a big job on my Commande...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: A sad day
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: A sad day

John,

It has been a pleasure corresponding with you via the forum, try to stay in touch and when this pandemic is history perhaps we can meet up at a NOC rally.

All the best
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Funny little ways
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Funny little ways

This may be of interest to some Commander owners. Having owned and greatly enjoyed my Commander for a number of years I have found that after a winter layup and the first run of the year the bike is just not happy until it’s covered around 100 miles, this may be owing to the way I lubricate the roto...
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water Pump Overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: Water Pump Overhaul

Mick, The seal I use from Ferriers' is a 2 part seal, stationary part carbon face rotating part ceramic face I'm assuming you have the pump on your bench and have fitted new bearings and a new lip seal. Ensuring everything is clean, fit the stationary part into the pump housing using a good quality ...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Joining
Replies: 1
Views: 2257

Re: Joining

Dave,

Joining the forum is free, all you have to do is register.

If you would like to receive a copy of the magazine called Epitrochoid send a mail to David at
rotaryoc@aol.com, there is a small annual charge for the magazine but it is worth every penny.

Regards
Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water Pump Overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: Water Pump Overhaul

Forgot to provide the original seal type

700, 0127, BVPFF
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water Pump Overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: Water Pump Overhaul

Mick, The OD of the stationary part of the original seal, the part that is a push fit into the pump casing, is 28.6mm The new size seal stationary part is 30.0mm The original size seal is available from Ferrier Pumps Aberdeen branch "https://www.ferrierpumps.co.uk/contact" ask for John Ure Regards T...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water Pump Overhaul
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Re: Water Pump Overhaul

Mick, I was once told to overhaul the pump every 6k miles, so this is what I do, my pump uses the original size seal, I will post the size and also the size of the modified type so when you get the pump apart you will know what you have. Tim is right about the oldham coupling, I use black molly grea...
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: I need help
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: I need help

Graham,

I might be able to help. As I'm going to be visiting your shop on Tuesday for some rotary spares and if you happen to be around perhaps we could discuss this then in a bit more detail?

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Isle of Man TT 2020 with Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Re: Isle of Man TT 2020 with Rotary

Holger, I attend the IoM TT every other year always riding my Commander and have yet to see another Norton Rotary during my stay on the island, it would be good though to meet up with other Rotarian's. Riding a rotary provides the opportunity to meet lots of people not just from the UK but overseas,...