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by Anthony Duffield
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: To seal or not to seal
Replies: 2
Views: 1755

To seal or not to seal

I have rebuilt my Commander and am at the stage of fitting the front indicators which are not a very good fit, it would seem that the rubber seal is OK it is just that the fitting does not fully fill the hole leaving a small gap towards the pointed end.My question is should I seal the gap with clear...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wanted Norton Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: Wanted Norton Commander

All,Many thanks for all the suggestions and offers, however I now have a Commander and am looking forward to a decent year so that I can enjoy many happy rotary miles. :-)Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Key Wallets
Replies: 13
Views: 5620

Re: Key Wallets

mickm wrote:I now have some key wallets.They are not identical to the original.Check out Norton rotary's page on Facebook for details. £17.00 including p&p.
Mick,I am interested in buying a key wallet, please let me know the how etcTony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mystery Object Any Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: Mystery Object Any Ideas

Richard,Yes that is the area.Last night I had another look, I think the previous owner has made a plug after the aluminum rivet had come away and became lost in amongst the engine, since I have now found it I intend to remove the short piece of black pipe fitted to the connection and see if it is bl...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mystery Object Any Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Re: Mystery Object Any Ideas

Richard,I thought as much but it seems a bit small, I tried to get something down the pipe fitted to the tapping point but it is blocked.I agree with your thoughts though and will check that the tapping point is blocked off for correct running once the good weather arrives.Many thanksTony
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mystery Object Any Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

Mystery Object Any Ideas

When cleaning my Commander the other day and giving it a good blow with air around the engine I noticed the object in the two photos laying on the bench.I thought at first it was the blank for the vacuum connection on the left side but it is too smallThe bung is metal and the black pipe a plastic ty...
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: New Commander?
Replies: 3
Views: 2430

Re: New Commander?

It could be the one in the Classic Bike magazine this month
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Recommendation for Electronic Ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 3752

Re: Recommendation for Electronic Ignition

John,Many thanks for the information.RegardsTony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Recommendation for Electronic Ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 3752

Re: Recommendation for Electronic Ignition

Excellent feedback, thanks to all for your recommendations.Incidentally the black box for the ignition has been relocated to the nose cone, it has been tye wrapped to the headstock, the voltage regulator is located inside the nose cone to the left of the head stock bolted on to two of the bolts conn...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Recommendation for Electronic Ignition
Replies: 7
Views: 3752

Recommendation for Electronic Ignition

P53 Commander water cooled.My Boyer ignition works, however I would like to carry a spare box, ballast, coils and trigger. I have searched the site but cannot find any reference to a system that is a direct fit and perhaps better than what I already have.I would be grateful for a recommendation for ...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander Built in Panniers
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

Commander Built in Panniers

Happy New YearI have searched the internet without luck looking for the rubber seals for the lids for the built in panniers for my Commander.If anyone knows where I can purchase same I would be grateful.Thanks and RegardsTony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Suspect Electronic Ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Re: Suspect Electronic Ignition

Many thanks for your help and advice, I do not know what ignition system I have but will after the New Year when I intend sorting all the niggles ready for the spring.To be fair to the previous owner there is not that many things wrong, being used to a "normal" bike ie a 650SS I am beginning to real...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Suspect Electronic Ignition
Replies: 3
Views: 2065

Suspect Electronic Ignition

I am looking for advice regarding my 1990 Commander.When coming to the end of a long run (104 miles) on Sunday and descending a long hill with the bike in top gear it started to back fire, I negotiated the junction at the bottom of the hill and as I pulled away it back fired a few more times and the...
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Water Pump Seal Found Original Size
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Water Pump Seal Found Original Size

I have owned my Commander since September and when changing the coolant found the water pump telltale plugged. I stripped the pump and ordered an overhaul kit, being impatient and someone who sometimes should know better decided not to wait and to obtain the spares locally.I purchased the bearings, ...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wanted Norton Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Re: Wanted Norton Commander

Tig,Thanks for the info I will give them a call and see where we go from there.Many thanks for keeping me in mind.RegardsTony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Fairing screen.
Replies: 9
Views: 4221

Re: Fairing screen.

Joe,This may not help much but I recently watched a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP60xiGl-Xo) that shows a screen considerably different to the screens I have seen on other Commanders.The video is of the Tay Valley Norton Owners Club Applecross outing, try contacting David Templeton "epn320...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Water Pump Tell Tale Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

Re: Water Pump Tell Tale Hole

Pump stripped, overhaul kit ordered from Startright, not sure until I receive the new mechanical seal if I will have to machine the pump housing. Unless someone has the size of the new seal at hand?
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Water Pump Tell Tale Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

Re: Water Pump Tell Tale Hole

Richard,Many thanks for your prompt reply.I have not owned my Commander long and this last weekend renewed the coolant, after getting the engine up to temperature I noticed a dribble from the area you highlighted, on closer inspection I found the water to be coming from a grub screw in what I know n...
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Water Pump Tell Tale Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

Water Pump Tell Tale Hole

If the seal on my water pump fails, where will the water leak from, where exactly is the tell tale hole?Many thanksTony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coolant Capacity Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Re: Coolant Capacity Commander

Hi Tony, i've just done mine, i used Halfords blue coolant, (pre 98 vehicles coolant ), i have used just under 2 litres of it in a 50/50 mix, so capacity must be around 4 litres, i just drained it via the drain plug under the pump case, and flushed it thro a few times, (i had the red type in previo...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Coolant Capacity Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 1616

Coolant Capacity Commander

I have just purchased a Commander and would like to replace the coolant.My questions are:Recommended additive, capacity of system, can the engine jacket be drained and finally the best way of doing the job to make sure that there are no air locks.Thank you in advance for your adviceTony
by Anthony Duffield
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wanted Norton Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 3417

Wanted Norton Commander

Having attended the recent NOC rally in Morpeth on my 650SS I was greatly impressed by the Commanders and their owners tales of effortless touring, so I am contemplating becoming a rotary owner.I could go and buy a jap tourer but as a life long Norton enthusiast I feel it only right to have a look a...