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by mike_500
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Sprocket sizes?
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Sprocket sizes?

43 / 14 and 96 links regards mike
by mike_500
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bad flat spot, any ideas? Re5.
Replies: 2
Views: 348

Re: Bad flat spot, any ideas? Re5.

first thing to do is ultrasonic clean the carb then set it up properly normal cleaning won't cure it only ultrasonic works.but get yourself a workshop manual before you attempt to strip the carb regards mike
by mike_500
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Channel 4 Car SOS Mazda RX-7
Replies: 1
Views: 835

Re: Channel 4 Car SOS Mazda RX-7

i have a genuine suzuki re5 compression tester which prints the pressure values out.which is very ease to use and read also you can buy modern ones which work with a laptop but are expensive.all they need is an adaptor making to fit the plug hole size on a norton,easy enough for the interpol and com...
by mike_500
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: Re5 oils

i use castrol classic in my re5's its the same as the old gtx full mineral not semi synthetic
by mike_500
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Not so tempting Commander!
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Not so tempting Commander!

it was bogus he had a lot of bogus listings so i reported it to eBay
by mike_500
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps

expansion hose is usually 6mm or 10mm readily available from any good motor factors usually 1 metre lengths regards mike
by mike_500
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: Spark plugs and Rad: Caps

hi john i run ngk c8e in my commander if you need the resistor plug its ngk cr8e and my owners manual states filler cap operating pressure is 1.1 bar regards mike
by mike_500
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Norton F1 questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3803

Re: Norton F1 questions

harry it might be an idea to say where about you are and if anyone is local to you they may be able to look at the bike and give you some help regards mike
by mike_500
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: f1 start up
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: f1 start up

a cable can get stiff through standing and when you open the throttle the cable can stick keeping oil pump wide open then slowly close when its parked back up
by mike_500
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: f1 starter motor failure
Replies: 1
Views: 961

f1 starter motor failure

oil seal failure on my f1 starter motor caused the starter to fail,pulled starter out yesterday 24/8/2017 and thought where can i get it repaired so i rang a company i have used before for other starters in manchester so i took it there this morning 25/8/2017 and they rang me this afternoon saying i...
by mike_500
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: Commander air filter?

it might be this 1 Reliant Air Filter - Mann - 10033
i have always used reliant ones in my commanders i will check mine tomorrow regards mike
by mike_500
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1949

Re: Forum technical issue?

i have the same thing
by mike_500
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: f1 decals
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Re: f1 decals

i have used andy at this company he sorted my z1r and my rg500 out with all the decals http://www.classicreproductiondecalsandparts.com
regards mike
by mike_500
Thu May 25, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: f1 battery
Replies: 6
Views: 2376

Re: f1 battery

make sure you turn the fuel tap under the tank back on when you refit the tank,i forget got 500yds down the road and ran out of fuel but it's not to bad of a job to change battery takes about 30 mins max.i also fitted the optimal cables to my battery while it was apart so i can just plug in and keep...
by mike_500
Wed May 24, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: "Norton Commander Rotary" on Ebay
Replies: 7
Views: 2750

Re: "Norton Commander Rotary" on Ebay

i actually own 1 of the bikes with G***MWD
by mike_500
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: RE5 Oil filter
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

Re: RE5 Oil filter

hi david i will take the filter regards mike
by mike_500
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Re: Commander on Ebay

you should get a new v5 back with no problems i did the same with my f1 that came from belgium it still had the uk v5 and was still on dvla website regards mike
by mike_500
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander on Ebay
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

Re: Commander on Ebay

if it has not got a nova number it will be a nightmare to register unless it was regged in the uk before it was exported dvla are clamping down on bikes that are brought in as parts bikes but then sold to restore also you only have 14 days from import to register it on the nova system any later and ...
by mike_500
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 4530

Re: Insurance

my policy is a rider policy with a mixture of modern and classic
by mike_500
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 4530

Re: Insurance

i was also with carol nash for many years till last year when they couldn't insure my gpz1100 because it had an 1170 big bore fitted,i have now changed to bike sure which is part of adrian flux and have been very happy with them over the last year even though it meant starting my no claims from zero...
by mike_500
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: classic TT, 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

Re: classic TT, 2017

you are welcome terry I'm in the isle of man for the TT and the southern 100 but not sure if I'm there when the classic is on,i will let you know nearer the time if I'm there and always a brew at my house in castletown
by mike_500
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: classic TT, 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2754

Re: classic TT, 2017

i live part of the time in the isle of man your bike should be safe,the biggest thing is you can expect is to find a crowd round it looking at it and taking pics,the other good thing is crime is very low in the isle of man,even the parking wardens are friendly towards bikes regards mike
by mike_500
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: new member
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

new member

hi all thxs for allowing me to join,a few members know me from the re5 board,i live on anglesey north wales and a proud owner of a few rotaries,an f1 2 commanders and my re5's.slightly off topic of saying hi does anyone know the frame number range for the f1 as i can find the frame range for the com...