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by re5rotary
Sun May 24, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander tool kit
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Commander tool kit

Hi with the restoration of my Commander nearing the end I would like to complete the tool kit that originally came with the bike. Does anyone have some photos of the tools that came in the roll or can tell me what brand they were so I can see if what I have in the roll are original? If anyone has a ...
by re5rotary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fog driving lights Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Fog driving lights Commander

Hi Richard thanks for that I had looked on one of the Whelen websites but I couldn't find anything the correct size. Your part number has let me straight to it. A quick google to find someone that sells them online and Im sorted. Thanks as always for your help regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Pannier lid budget locks
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Pannier lid budget locks

Hi Jannes Ive had a look on their website and they do have a lock that is similar. I will ask them for dimensions regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Pannier lid budget locks
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Pannier lid budget locks

Another item Im trying to source is the 'budget locks' for the lids of the panniers and the removable panels in the fairing. Andover no longer have stock, does anyone know of a source?
Im on the 'final straight' of my Commander restoration so these are the final few parts I need

regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Pannier lid seal Commander
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Pannier lid seal Commander

Hi again has anyone found a source of the rubber seal on the edge of the panniers that seal the lid? Ive looked on the Andover site but it doesn't even show the seal as a separate part? regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fog driving lights Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Fog driving lights Commander

Hi Im still looking for a source of the fog/driving lights on the front of a Commander, has anybody found a source? Whelen the makers still seem to be active but I don't find anything the same size on the website. I was hoping for a modern LED equivalent but they all seem much bigger regards Terry
by re5rotary
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander day time/fog lights
Replies: 0
Views: 2176

Commander day time/fog lights

Hi does anyone have a pair of the fog/day running lights above the headlight for a Commander fairing. Or has anyone found anything that is a modern replacement? The reflectors on mine are past their best and one of the lenses has melted slightly? regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Parts general
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

Re: Parts general

If you have an original lens as a pattern then it is possible to make a silicone mould from that and with the appropriate resin cast a new lens. We do this at the car restoration place where I work to make NLA lenses. It really needs a pressure pot and a vacuum tank to get the air bubbles out of the...
by re5rotary
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Commander mirror

Hi Im looking for an original LH mirror for a Commander. I notice in the spares Dave had for sale there were 2 pairs of mirrors if the person that bought all those parts can spare a pair of mirrors or even just the LH one please let me know thanks terry
by re5rotary
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

Re: Gearbox oil

Hi Ok so if I give Castrol R a go what weight R30 or R40? regards Terry
by re5rotary
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 15
Views: 4839

Gearbox oil

Hi all now that Im getting close to being able to start my Commander after a complete rebuild of the bike I wondered what the current thoughts are on the best oil to use in the gearbox? Given the carnage I found inside my gearbox when I stripped it I want to give the replacement all the help I can t...
by re5rotary
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Commander in New Zealand
Replies: 1
Views: 1785

Commander in New Zealand

Hi some months back I purchased a Commander in New Zealand, probably one of only a handful here and maybe the only NZ new one. The original owner airfreighted the bike to New Zealand and I still have the original invoice for this, it wasn't cheap! He did 84,000 miles on the bike and it was getting v...
by re5rotary
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Mirrors for a Norton Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 3831

Re: Mirrors for a Norton Commander

Hi I posted the same question a few months back, not Reliant according to Richard N. No source seems to be available regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: sealant
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

sealant

Hi I finally have the time to put my Commander engine and gearbox back together. What is the current recommendation for sealant to use on all the mating surfaces since no gaskets appear to be used. When I stripped the bike down there were vast amounts of orange RTV oozing out from everywhere, always...
by re5rotary
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander colours
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Commander colours

Thanks for the info on the colours everyone. Im sure the Jaguar grey was a good choice for the 'look' Norton obviously wanted, very BMWish. However it looks a totally different beast in the candy red but somewhat drab in the Jaguar colour. Although I was keen on keeping it original I don't think I c...
by re5rotary
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander colours
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Re: Commander colours

Hi Richard was the candy red from another manufacturers range? The bodywork I bought I think is painted the candy red but this has been painted over the Dorchester grey regards Terry
by re5rotary
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander colours
Replies: 9
Views: 3529

Commander colours

Hi did Commanders ever come in any colours other than the metallic silver/grey? I have seen photos of red and blue bikes but are these just repaints? I recently bought some Commander bodywork which is red but they were clearly silver grey originally regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander fuel tap seal
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Commander fuel tap seal

Further to the discussion in the post about carb tuning re the Commander fuel tap appearing to be a Suzuki item. I happened to have the Suzuki seal mentioned 44376-31050 and Im afraid that doesn't match the seal in my Commander tap, its much too small. That seal is for a GT750 amongst others, so I w...
by re5rotary
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Carb adjustment
Replies: 47
Views: 12854

Re: Carb adjustment

Hi all so is the tap really a Suzuki one or something else? I would like to replace the 'cloverleaf' seal in my tap but AN only list a complete tap. regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 3349

Re: Forum technical problem?

yep me too. been like that for a few days regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

Hi the MZ mention could be a possibility then https://www.pieces-motos-mz.net/catalog ... mage/1173/

what do you think?
by re5rotary
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter
Replies: 10
Views: 3433

Re: HELP Commander Rear Chain Gaiter

If the tooling still exists can we not work with whoever owns the tooling to run off another batch? regards Terry
by re5rotary
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Commander gearbox

Im happy for new or used parts whatever I can find to get a workable gearbox. I searched for George M to send a PM to but I couldn't find him? regards Terry
by re5rotary
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Commander gearbox

Now I have the gearbox apart it seems 3rd gear is the least of my problems. The mainshaft bearing had collapsed and virtually every gear has damage. It seems layshaft 4/5 gear and layshaft 1st are also not available new, does anyone know if they are interchangeable with any other model?
regards Terry
by re5rotary
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Re: Commander gearbox

Hi Richard thanks for your help and advice regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Re: Commander parts

Hi Blair thanks for that, does that mean you also have a Commander? Do you know how many Norton Rotaries are in NZ? I take it from your username you also have an RE5? I have an RE5 as well which I have owned for 25 years regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander gearbox
Replies: 10
Views: 3998

Commander gearbox

Hi questions coming thick and fast! It seems I may have to go inside the gearbox of my recent purchase. To be fair the previous owner did say there was something wrong with third gear and looking at the bits on the magnetic plug something is not happy inside. I have a photocopy of a workshop manual ...
by re5rotary
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 1600

Mirrors

So now I have the radiator cap sorted can anyone tell me what the Commander mirrors are off? I did look back on the forum and someone once said a Reliant but looking at picture of various Reliants I cant see any mirrors that look what I have. Any one know for sure regards Terry
by re5rotary
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rad Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: Rad Caps

Im pretty sure we never got those out here as a Holden or Vauxhall but at least I know what to look for now thank you regards Terry
by re5rotary
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rad Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

Re: Rad Caps

Can anyone tell me what vehicle the Commander cap is from? I would like to buy a new one if I can regards Terry