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by johnbirchjar
Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:18 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The new year
Replies: 2
Views: 5391

The new year

Hi Guys,
I am not a lover of Christmas(just call me Grinch)but I will wish you all a "Happy New Year"!,and ride safe in 2024,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Dec 13, 2023 11:47 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interpol
Replies: 17
Views: 48866

Re: Interpol

Looks the biz cool ,well done you exclaim,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Dec 13, 2023 11:43 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: rotary with Mecums, anybody know this bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 12333

Re: rotary with Mecums, anybody know this bike?

Looks like somebody has don a nice job cosmetically cool,but I would need lots more info before I paid the estimated bid price,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:28 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: UK passport office
Replies: 1
Views: 8199

Re: UK passport office

Please ignore previous post, red face ,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Dec 11, 2023 11:22 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: UK passport office
Replies: 1
Views: 8199

UK passport office

Hi guys,
nothing at all to do with bikes,but do's anyone know the actual phone number of the UK Passport Office?(not 0300 222 0000)they were no help at all,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:27 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 39
Views: 1756104

Re: Classic's and their owners

The phrase something about "Hens Teeth" spring to mind wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:34 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 18659

Re: FREE on collection

Hi Richard,
Sorry to hear that you have given up biking,I am still getting out quite regulaly,sadly no longer on the Classic,(Honda Deauville mounted now)a totally different beast to the Classic,but it will suffice,take,look after yourself,rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Oct 30, 2023 11:15 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 18294

Re: door lock grief

If replacing the lock actuators is as bad as replacing the window winding mechanism on a Bora I will learn to live with it,as you say, "Getting the door panels off is a real pain in the xxxxx,"J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 26, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 18294

Re: door lock grief

New batt's,no difference evil,may have to learn to live with it and adjust.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 25, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 18294

Re: door lock grief

That is the next thing on my list,thanks,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 18294

door lock grief

Hi guys, I have VW Jetta on a 07 plate,only done 50,000 miles,with me as the 3rd owner,anyway,I am having all sorts of grief with the electronic door locks,eg the drivers door will not open using the Fob,has to be manually opened with the Ign: key,none of the passenger doors open with the Fob,and ha...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 10, 2023 10:17 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 35634

Re: IP2/Classic temperature gauge

I really am surprised Graham hasn't got one lying about,(considering the amount of IP-2s that have passed through his hands over the last 40 odd years)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 35634

Re: IP2/Classic temperature gauge

Hi Roy,
Isn't the sender for the temp; gauge under the spark plug on the Classic (or am I getting a bit confused red face)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:14 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 35634

Re: IP2/Classic temperature gauge

According to how many miles you re-conditioned engine in you Classic has done,it will probably run a bit hot until it loosens up a bit(couple of hundred miles should do it)at least,thats the experience I have had,and I should think Graham in Leeds would have the Temp Gauge you are looking for,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:44 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: ?
Replies: 5
Views: 17652

Re: ?

Ah yes,our beloved Rotories cool,totaly different riding experience,can't be compared with your Beemer of course,80's technology(even the turbine smoothness & power Very Happy ) but for the time they were unequaled.(in my unbiased opinion wink) That was one of the big differences I noticed when ...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 28, 2023 10:29 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: ?
Replies: 5
Views: 17652

Re: ?

Hi Dave,
I ride most Wednesdays for a "Lunch Ride out" with a local biker club from Maldon in Essex,and a popular bike with these guys is the BMW 1200 flat twin cool ,unfortunately, to tall and heavy for this old biker cry,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Sep 07, 2023 10:21 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol 2 uneven running
Replies: 15
Views: 35847

Re: Interpol 2 uneven running

Having never ridden a Interplod,I can't comment,but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Classic was the softer tuned of the two(a couple of BHP if memory serves)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Sep 06, 2023 10:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol 2 uneven running
Replies: 15
Views: 35847

Re: Interpol 2 uneven running

I remember way way back(20+years?) when my Classic was returned to me from Shenstone after it's 1st engine re=build(long painful story cry)and I couldn't get the engine to run evenly between cold start and warm ,all over the place until about 90c.I eventually found the problem was the Idle Rod had b...
by johnbirchjar
Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:22 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 46381

Re: Blue Commander

Yep that was me Very Happy,(people remember the hat more than me wink,)sorry, but nothing comes to mind about you,your wife or the bike red face, I am to old to do "Camping Rallies" anymore,so perhaps at next years "Scotland Hotel Rally"we will finally get to have a chat,ride saf...
by johnbirchjar
Mon Sep 04, 2023 10:16 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 46381

Re: Blue Commander

Obviously I was there at the "Trophy Seramony" and I would have noticed who won "Best Rotory,sorry,but for the life of me I have no recollection of you receiving your trophy red face(what colour is your bike?)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 03, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 46381

Re: Blue Commander

And I received a trophy for the oldest attendant that actually RODE his bike there cool J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Sep 03, 2023 10:28 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 46381

Re: Blue Commander

Oh Yes,Maybe a bit of a report in the next issue of the club mag.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 4
Views: 18278

Re: Gearbox oil

I found the one that H/Davidsons recommend for their bikes( made the old g/box run a lot quieter) I used it for years in my Classic(and it's bright red,so any leaks are quickly spotted)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:11 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 46381

Re: Blue Commander

Could have been the one on it's way to the NOC rally in Sweden(there was one in attendance,allong with about 5 other Commanders)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Aug 03, 2023 10:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol 2 uneven running
Replies: 15
Views: 35847

Re: Interpol 2 uneven running

I seem to remember about 5/6?years ago there were reports of quite a few dodgy NGK plugs being sold,(and these were being sold by reputable sources) then during covid the reports seemed to dry up,bikes not being used I suppose,not heard anything since though,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jul 31, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interpol fairing
Replies: 4
Views: 14382

Re: Interpol fairing

Well it's different ain't it cool,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jul 31, 2023 10:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 25485

Re: Tale of woe...

Pleased you got the old girl sorted at last,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Jul 30, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: NORTON F1 Sport/TT
Replies: 14
Views: 47417

Re: NORTON F1 Sport/TT

Good luck and ride safely Holger,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Jul 29, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: NORTON F1 Sport/TT
Replies: 14
Views: 47417

Re: NORTON F1 Sport/TT

Wow! what a collection,any chance his collection is open to the public?I am sure I am not the only rotory enthusiast who would like a look round,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Jul 24, 2023 10:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interpol fairing
Replies: 4
Views: 14382

Re: Interpol fairing

Good luck with that!I have been trying for the last four years to shift the Triumph Sprint fairing I had on my Classic,(and very nice it looked too)but no one appears interested,J.B.