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by BlackIP2
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Steel brakes lines for air-cooled IP2/Classic

Has anyone fitted braided brake lines to their IP2 or Classic, and if so, where did you get the from? Having refurbished my IP2's brakes, they are still not as good as I think they should be, so I can only assume the original rubber hoses are now way past their sell-by date. They are 34 years old af...
by BlackIP2
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 Sport for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: F1 Sport for sale

...especially as the seller cannot even be bothered to load up any pictures of it!
by BlackIP2
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Just when you guys thought all had gone quiet on the split link drama, I’m afraid it has been running on and on and on – for me anyway. Having tracked down a ‘soft’ split link at RGM, I ordered a couple and they arrived the next day. However, after I wrecked the first one, when I tried to flare the ...
by BlackIP2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Master Cylinder Piston Rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Master Cylinder Piston Rubbers

Not sure about the seals being the wrong way around, but I've just drained and refilled my front brake system after a cosmetic overhaul, and the same thing happened. I had to bleed the system several times and then the old trick of leaving the brake lever pulled back against the handlebar overnight ...
by BlackIP2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

My mistake. Just checked the invoice and the engine was removed but it was the gearbox that was rebuilt with various new parts. I can't see how that was done without taking the chain off but it's academic now - the issue is being corrected without any consequences. But thanks for posting those two p...
by BlackIP2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rad Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 1688

Re: Rad Caps

Mine's an air cooled, but looking at the Commander's riders handbook, it says the rad cap is 1.1 Bar. Her's the extract: Cooling system: Forced circulation with thermostat control and by-pass system for reduced warm-up time. Electric fan for circulation of ducted coollng air. 50150 GlycollWater Open...
by BlackIP2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

You beat me to it Richard! I was thinking last night how a small piece of tin could get into a sealed system, then I looked at the bit of debris and the fold marks looked about the same size as a split pin. This morning I offered it to the split pin and it fits like a glove! Spring clip bodge.jpg Ye...
by BlackIP2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Dave. I've just spotted your post. I also thought about ditching the gaiters as I thought they would be horrendous to work on, but that tip Richard gave for warming up the front end and pushing the gaiter back in on itself is a real doddle and makes the job easy. It would be a real shame to lose the...
by BlackIP2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

I also initially looked on the Andover site but couldn't find one either, but yes, I did find it with Richard's part number - Andover say it's an 'o' ring link though I can't see why it should be, as our chains are in a oil bath. In the meantime I also found one on the RGM site too: https://www.rgmn...
by BlackIP2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

The tip for compressing the gaiter back into itself worked a treat, and the remnants of the split link, and a bit of something else, were flushed out of the bellows on the top gaiter. I am thankfully now saved from having to strip out the gearbox and rear sprockets covers. Remnants of split link.jpg...
by BlackIP2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Thanks for the guidance on fitting the link Richard. I wondered if an accident prompted the use of a rivet link, as the factory handbook just says use the split link - but the right way around. The riveted link is the best way though, considering what could happen. And yes, I do consider myself luck...
by BlackIP2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Wise words indeed from Richard about the split link. My IP2 is up on the bench at the moment to replace a bent torque arm and caliper mount, replacements now supplied by a fellow forum member, so after reading Richard's dire warning I thought it worth checking the chain and peeled back the gaiters. ...
by BlackIP2
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Thanks for the info about the exhaust clamps. Sounds like a sensible mod.
by BlackIP2
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oily rear wheel
Replies: 36
Views: 5250

Re: Oily rear wheel

Mick
Slightly off the subject, can I ask what clamps you are using on your exhausts please? The one just visible in the pic looks a bit more substantial than the standard U bolt, which I don't think gives a gas tight seal - unless I have a duff pair.
Cheers
Mark
by BlackIP2
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Brochures and booklets
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

Re: Brochures and booklets

I have one of the shares booklets, and with my completed share application form still attached - must have changed my mind or finances took a turn for the worse! It does have a few pics of the factory and IP2s being assembled but it is, perhaps understandably, mainly financial stuff. Here are a few ...
by BlackIP2
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rear brake components bent?
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Re: Rear brake components bent?

Cheers guys.
Yes it does have an MOT - that fault obviously not picked up by the tester!
I didn't think it should be like that and suspected something was amiss.
I'll source a new torque arm and pivot plate, but by all accounts the back brake on IP2s and Classics aren't brilliant anyway?
by BlackIP2
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rear brake components bent?
Replies: 4
Views: 1172

Rear brake components bent?

Trying to find out why my IP2's back brake is pretty rubbish, I have stripped it down to find, surprisingly, the mountings on the rear torque arm are not parallel. Torque arm.jpg Torque arm bolts fail to align against the straight edges of a tool tray. The arm's mounting on the rear caliper bracket ...
by BlackIP2
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers

I think the 400 Richard referred to is the number of air-cooled engines fitted with the rubbers, ie, 300 IP2s and 100 Classics.
by BlackIP2
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Re: Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers

I was trying to clean up the fins and levered the rubbers out - they came out easily. They are indeed all hard but I've tried to put them back in some form of neat pattern which is a nightmare as they have a mind of their own! But I won't worry too much about them now.
Cheers
by BlackIP2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers
Replies: 5
Views: 1336

Air-cooled engine anti-ring rubbers

Is there any guidance on what the correct fitting is of the anti-ring rubbers on air-cooled IP2/Classic engines? My IP2 is up on the bench and I can now clearly see three untidy rows of rubbers on the right rotor housing cooling fins, but none on the left hand housing. Both end plates look OK, with ...
by BlackIP2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic rear shocks spring rate
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Re: Classic rear shocks spring rate

Sorted! I found an online calculator. The Classic rear shock spring rate is 87lb/in, which fits in with other bikes around that size/weight etc.
by BlackIP2
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic rear shocks spring rate
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Classic rear shocks spring rate

I need to replace the rear shocks on my IP2, which is now in a roadster style. As I can hardly compress the standard IP2 Girlings, which have a spring rate of 126lb/in, presumably to cope with the weight of all the police equipment (and big coppers), it seems sensible to fit shocks intended for the ...
by BlackIP2
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Fuses
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Fuses

I would wire in a separate fuse for the lights, at the very least. As for calculating the fuse amp sizes, assuming you know how many watts each item is rated at, you can calculate the amps by the formula: watts = amps x volts. So a 60 watt headlamp uses 5 amps (5 x 12 volts = 60). However, you may n...
by BlackIP2
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Kit for balancing IP2 carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Kit for balancing IP2 carbs

Thanks Richard. I do indeed have the Sparkrite but no retard box and it ticks over at around 1200 so that looks like it's as good as it's going to be.
Cheers all.
by BlackIP2
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Kit for balancing IP2 carbs
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Kit for balancing IP2 carbs

Does anyone know if the Carbtune 2 kit can be used to balance my IP2 carbs, or can it only be done using the paraffin-filled manometer described in the factory workshop manual? I've used the Carbtune kit successfully on other bikes, so would assume it's also OK to use on the Norton. I know the rotar...
by BlackIP2
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Not so tempting Commander!
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Not so tempting Commander!

Already been removed by ebay, so at least they are on the ball with this stuff.
by BlackIP2
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Not so tempting Commander!
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Not so tempting Commander!

In the unlikely event anyone is tempted, this looks like a decidely BOGUS ad:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NORTON-COMMA ... SwhcNaYmcw
Just look at all his other items for sale 'on behalf of his uncle'!
by BlackIP2
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 32
Views: 8965

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

I'm not a Facebook fan either, but out of interest I put the details into a well known search engine and found I was able to access the discussions. It asks you to login or register but eventually you can get into the pages themselves but cannot of course contribute. Thought it might be useful for a...
by BlackIP2
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: 135 mile Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

135 mile Commander

A striking 'brand new' Commander for £15k?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Norton-Comma ... SwpvZaQkzK