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by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for the comments John and any tips will be welcome. The union looks as though it has had a spanner attached without it being fully engaged as the flats are quite rounded so maybe it is time to have a proper look and maybe a replacement. I just need to take a deep breath and get cracking as on...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Hopefully added a view of the oil leak (baby powder and all).
Not sure if it had uploaded as never tried it before so genre goes.
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by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

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
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun May 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for that Richard. I do not have a hard copy but I believe Graham has posted one on line so I will 'swat up'. I am jumping the gun a little, but do the pipes have a swagged end to them to form the seal against the casting or do they have an olive? The leak seems to be between nut and pipe and ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun May 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Gents, thanks for your input and I have resumed mission this morning after being encamped in a downstairs toilet (fitting one, not for any other reason). Cleaned the engine down, which was quite difficult to do with the limited access and the heavy tarnishing from the silkolene and rectified a coupl...
by Ageing Rotarian
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for the response gents. Not sure about the plug in the centre plate Tony, I have had a quick look and cannot see any obvious plugs. Is the plug at the rear of the centre plate? Richard, the oil seems to be fresh and plenty of it, collecting under the bike with droplets forming on the centre p...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 1762

Oil pipes and engine removal

Dear all, I am going to investigate an oil leak from the back of the engine on my classic replica and I appreciate I will probably have to remove the engine to do it properly. Couple of questions: 1) if any of the pipes require replacing are there any issues with sourcing replacement lines/fittings?...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Dear all, I have had a word with Graham and Anthony at startrights and it's a pleasure to talk to two enthusiasts who are trying to do so much, run a business but also try and explore opportunities with rotary components (and everything else in between). I tentatively asked whether they would be int...
by Ageing Rotarian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Dear all, just had a look at the Facebook page with the wife's permission and there seems to be a lot of people building specials, restoring bikes etc so I would be amazed if there isn't a wealth of information regarding spares/remanufactured parts/alternatives. I guess the first point of call would...
by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 12572

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Gents, I know we are probably a small group (I don't know exactly how many members) but maybe we should take a more proactive approach and form a rotary owners club tooling committee to address the issue. I am a member of the stag owners club ( I know they have a far bigger membership) and their com...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Re: Air cooled mods

Thanks for the comments Charles/John, it's not that I am not interested in variable overlap but I am a visual learner and get lost without a drawing or a picture! smiley Take your point John about the voltage regulator. Although I have replaced mine and everything seems fine it is still strapped clo...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

Air cooled mods

Dear all, my classic replica is getting nearer to the top of Grahams to do list and I have been pondering over not only the repair but also some upgrades. Although I have learned to live with the erratic cold start of the rotary I believe the new ignition box is a worthwhile consideration but would ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat May 20, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 8783

Re: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017

Paul, it's a no go unfortunately as the bike is still with Graham. If you have a reserve in mind then please try and contact them as I would hate for someone to misout.
Sorry for the very late confirmation and I hope everyone enjoys the day.
Kind regards
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 8783

Re: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017

Hi Paul, there is a distinct possibility that my Roary will not be ready for Kempton as Graham is struggling to get the bike finished for another five to six weeks due to work load. Graham said he would try and get the bike prepared but it's not looking good so if there is anyone else who wanted to ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6578

Re: Insurance

Like you John, I can't remember being offered a no claims bonus.

Mike, is your insurance a limited milage policy?

Regards

Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6578

Re: Insurance

There is a bit of a theme going on here with increased premiums connected with poor service so the only thing you can do is vote with your feet and try someone else. Looks from johns experience that PJ'S are on the ball with support so will give them the business next time round. This has been one m...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6578

Re: Insurance

Thanks David, more than a bit annoying to be honest, rare sunny afternoon, I'd been out on my A65 and had a nice run out so decided to run the Norton up and was knocked off about a 1/4 of a mile from my house. Had lights on and hi viz but if they don't look in your direction I guess it doesn't make ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 6578

Insurance

Unfortunate to be tipped off my classic replica before Christmas, (was turning in front of a car which had stopped at a junction and then just pulled out) and have been A little disappointed with the Carolenash experience. First plantec assist called to ask were I wanted the hire bike delivering to ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Advanced manufacturing show
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: Advanced manufacturing show

John, the 650 engine is a prototype and still under development. AIE hope to make it eligible for road vehicles in the new year following further development, specifically around the exhaust. When they crack it people will be cueing up.All the bestRoy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Advanced manufacturing show
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Advanced manufacturing show

Evening all, went to the advanced manufacturing show on Wednesday and bumped into our old friends AIE. The west field installation looked very neat and also managed to catch the guvners (nathaniel) address at one of the forums.Also made some enquires around metal spraying and DLC coating (diamond li...
by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

John, this a very late reply but if you want to leave a little later the OK just want to get there and a little nervous over the bike as this is the longest trip I have done on her. See you at the services and I will be there as discussed but if we leave a little later then I think you are right we ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

No worries John, I will give the bike a look over and see you as arranged. The long range weather forecast doesn't look too bad so fingers crossed for a reasonable trip.
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

Sounds good John, not fussed where we meet as long as we get there in good time. I am showing around 21/2 hours from bury st Edmunds if you go along the M 6 toll, so we would have to be at Cambridge services around 7:00 to 7:15 ish and that's not leaving a lot of slack for traffic/fuel stops. The ro...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

Hi John, sounds like a plan, and lets hope for a break with the weather.It will be an education with regards to the bike as this will be the furthest I've travelled on it but can't think of a reason why it shouldn't be O.K.RegardsRoy
by Ageing Rotarian
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

John, I will be travelling from bury st Edmunds, so on your way I guess. Is your rotary back up and running or are you planning to use your Honda?RegardsRoy
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

No problem Dave.With regards to membership, quite probably, as I forget which one I have joined, rejoined or re subscribed,Please send through the details and I will put it right as soon as.Kind regardsRoyI have tried to register with the shop which is taking an age to get sorted and I believe I can...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 11670

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

Hi Dave, can you please add my name to the list as it sounds like a very interesting visit. Will have to book the time off work so please advise when the date is firm.RegardsRoy
by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Speedo odometer
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Re: Speedo odometer

Evening Michael, I used a company called http://www.guagerepairs.com and the repairer Peter Bond did a good job on my Motometer tachometer (he does speedos as well). He seemed to be familiar with the Motometer brand as he said he had repaired various BMW instruments which uses predominantly Motomete...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carbon
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Re: Carbon

Hi John, haven't any thoughts on your problem just glad to see you got back safe from the Norfolk rally. Hopefully shouldn't be too serious due to the relative recent rebuild.All the best Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic rear lenses
Replies: 9
Views: 4540

Re: Classic rear lenses

Evening Gents, just picked up on the thread and was wondering if you had any joy with the rear lenses? I was looking at getting them reproduced and as Joe said they can be made from Alumilite resin. on investigation this was not readily available in the U.K and to get a special shipment from (the ve...