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by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

Sorry, I may be well out of touch, but I wouldn't pay five grand for that bike,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: clutch plates sticking

Yep, you will need a clutch compressor,It is easy enough,but do take care as fingers can be lost,'(cos the pressure on the plates is somewhat fierce)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

Had another "surf", is it the blue one?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Rotary for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Norton Rotary for sale.

I had a "surf"and couldn't find it,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner of an RE-5
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: New owner of an RE-5

Take more than a touch of super glue to repair that cry,.good luck,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch cable cover
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: clutch cable cover

I know the feeling evil,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch cable cover
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: clutch cable cover

If memory serves the holes in the cover plate on my Classic were already threaded from new,(can't remember the size though,8mm?)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: advice 0n tt1 not wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: advice 0n tt1 not wiring

Hi Trev,
Re: Tony's advice, I also carried a spare Ign:Box,and I was pleased that I did Very Happy ,(at a Beezumph Track Day at Cadwell)when the one on the bike got fried evil(see previous post)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: advice 0n tt1 not wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: advice 0n tt1 not wiring

Hi Trev, You didn't mention what bike you have but if it helps, the original Boyer on my Classic didn't last that many thousands of miles(4 or 5?),but this was due to where the Boyer was mounted,(back to back with the VCR)which as you are probably aware, do get rather warm evil, and because they wer...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Hello to the 588 community

OK,sorry if I am banging on about the first time the bike was ever started from new(or stood for a long while) but it is VERY VERY IMPORTANT evil,so tell me what the procedure was,and was it you.or were you just an on looker?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic wiring/Minimag
Replies: 8
Views: 1044

Re: Classic wiring/Minimag

Hi Jerome, As I have mentioned a couple of posts ago on this subject,I replaced the original Boyer ignition system on my Classic with a Minimag one,and I had no problem at all,as to the difference? the Boyer system is a square box like shape as apposed to the Minimag which is more longer and thinner...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome,
Looking back over your previous entries I noticed your comment on "Not starting on Run without the choke" No surprise there,most petrol engine vehicles that I have owned/driven, usually required "choke"when starting from cold,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome, From what I can remember from my Classic(NoLE029)the original Electronic Ignition Unit was the same as the IP2's(but I could be wrong)I distinctly remember because it was so very different from the replacement one from Minimag. When putting a Norton Rotory in to "long time storage&qu...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Hello to the 588 community

OK' re: fuel tap, In all the 70,000 miles and 30years of ownership I VERY rarely used the "pri",left the tap all the time on "run",and only used the "res" when I actually ran out of fuel!(but in my defence I was getting the "miles per gallon" on "full on ...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Hello to the 588 community
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Hello to the 588 community

Hi Jerome,
Welcome to the club Very Happy.
At 130deg's,seems like your Classic is running a bit warm,(if memory servs my old Classic used to run at 100&110)even so,it still shouldn't stall,what is the engine idle speed set at?( should be between 800&1000rpm.)rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Aug 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: Classic's and their owners

My old Classic was No LE029 which I sold about 18 month's ago to "Keith" from Cumbria,who has since sold it to dealer,so I have no idea where it is now,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ummm...errr...Today! For Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Ummm...errr...Today! For Sale!

I went on their auction site,8 to 9 grand!!a bit optimistic I would think,but who knows in this crazy world.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ummm...errr...Today! For Sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Ummm...errr...Today! For Sale!

Surely not!! Pretty good replica though, wink (When I first saw it I thought it was the pre-production Classic exclaim,)scruffy enough,and the "B"reg would be about right,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August

Sorry I didn't make it,the old sciatica is really giving me grief lately evil,(havn't rode the bike for almost a month cry)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Hydraulic clutches
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Hydraulic clutches

Hi Tony,I also tried the "bigger ball bearings" route,but also like you, it made no discernible difference, so as the miles rolled by I got into the habit of snicking the old girl into neutral before coming to a halt smiley, I have to do the same with the Honda,it also is a bit of a pig to...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Hydraulic clutches
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Hydraulic clutches

To Roger Williams(brother of John)Re:Hydraulic Clutch for his rotorie. I tried the one on Richards "Supreme Commander" many summers back(probably 15/20?) when I was thinking of having one fitted to my Classic,the difference on effort required to pull in the leaver was minimal,and I didn't ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Classic for sale

Be VERY VERY, careful with the oil pump setting.(I assume Graham set the pump when he repaired the engine,)so be double sure you know what you are doing if you alter it evil. Oiled up plugs could be down to to many miles at slow speeds.If you have a motorway anywhere near you,take the bike for a twe...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August

Hi Dave,
I intend to be there(just for the day) for a look round at the various Rotories,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC rally
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: NOC rally

Unfortunately not, I was beginning to suffer from the Sciatica in my legs and Arthritis in my hands quit early on in the journey, so by the time I had ridden the 160+miles from my home in Essex to the Markham Moor Truck stop(Newark-on-Trent)and still had about another 150miles? to ride to reach our ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Classic for sale

I have to admit that disconnecting the temperature switch is a new one one me,(why?)and surely a bit risky on a recently re-built engine exclaim. It's a pity I don't live a bit closer to you as I would love to come and examine your bike and try to assess the problem smiley. Iv'e had over 30 years of...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Classic for sale

Bit of info please, You've had the bike some 7 years?and how many miles have you travelled since you bought it?and how many miles since the mollying and bearings were fitted,and how long ago was this work carried out,and haved you owned a rotary before buying the Classic?and what are the symptoms of...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC rally
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: NOC rally

Good on yer Tone,see you there,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NOC rally
Replies: 5
Views: 571

NOC rally

Hi guys,
Any other rotarians going to the NOC rally in Stirling?I intend to be there( but not on a rotary cry,)the Deauville will be my trusty steed cool,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: koni shocks repair
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: koni shocks repair

Hi Clive, Not quite sure by what you mean by "past it" with Koni Dampers,I used my Classic "Enthusiastically " on Bezumph Track Days over the 10/15 years that I attended those events Very Happy and found the old girl performed admirably with regards to the road holding cool(or an...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: commander engine finally started
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: commander engine finally started

Sorry Trev,can't help you with the paint question's,but I'm sure someone in the club will wink,J.B.