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by rustynuts
Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:06 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Holding clutch in and oil supply
Replies: 15
Views: 1223

Re: Holding clutch in and oil supply

The size of the ball bearings make no difference to the clutch lift. Whether you push a pea or a boulder the same distance up the same hill, the change in height is the same for both. It is the gradient of the ramps on the actuating mechanism that determine the distance the clutch rod moves for a pa...
by rustynuts
Sun Oct 29, 2023 11:21 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 25155

Re: door lock grief

Most likely the lock units containing the solenoid actuators in the doors are faulty. This happened on the other half's Golf of a similar age, which has long since gone to the scrap yard. The lock units are quite cheap, £20 ish I recall, but replacing them is a complete pain in the **!£$%, removing ...
by rustynuts
Mon Mar 27, 2023 11:20 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Going to a rally
Replies: 6
Views: 10653

Re: Going to a rally

It also depends on the terrain. I did a trip with lots of mountain routes. Miles of low gears and high revs drank the oil much quicker than I expected and I had to fill up with some locally bought oil.
by rustynuts
Sat Aug 27, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham megameet
Replies: 7
Views: 11413

Re: Popham megameet

I didn't go because I couldn't afford the petrol.... actually it was because I forgot all about it. DOH!!
by rustynuts
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch locking tool
Replies: 5
Views: 5538

Re: clutch locking tool

Alas it doesn't. A couple of old clutch plates (if you can find any) bolted together will do the job.
by rustynuts
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Trigger pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 3615

Re: Trigger pattern

If I have interpreted your question correctly, the steps on the flywheel are at 18Deg BTDC, with the direction of the transition used to indicate which rotor to fire.
by rustynuts
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: At Last
Replies: 2
Views: 8646

Re: At Last

There is a link to the wiring diagram on Startright's website, but unfortunately the link is broken. If you ask Graham nicely, he might restore it.
by rustynuts
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: carbon removal
Replies: 5
Views: 7892

Re: carbon removal

Submerge all the non-ally bits in a caustic soda solution for a few days; that's what RN told me to do. The carbon then becomes soft and wire brushes off easily.
by rustynuts
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: interpol gearchange
Replies: 4
Views: 7562

Re: interpol gearchange

As the gearbox came from the Triumph Trident/ BSA Rocket 3, perhaps parts from these bikes may fit, although they probably aren't an cheaper than Norton parts.
by rustynuts
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Winter storage
Replies: 5
Views: 8125

Re: Winter storage

Hi Johnny,Firstly, just as with any other vehicle its a case of keeping it in an environment which is as moisture free as possible. For ultimate protection you can buy air conditioned pods or cheaper vac bags which you can seal the bike in along with some silica gel desiccant.Specifically for the No...
by rustynuts
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: £14.500 Commander !!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 10233

Re: £14.500 Commander !!!!

I think it is partly driven by the lack of investment opportunities anywhere else; savings accounts pay bugger all, shares are performing poorly and look overpriced, you would have to have a screw loose to invest in bonds, the government has shown its intention is to tax buy to let landlords more he...
by rustynuts
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: strange silencers
Replies: 0
Views: 5003

strange silencers

There are some strange silencers on fleabay at the momenthttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-ORIGINAL ... SwWTRWxGchFabricated and welded end caps with 'No. 2' etched onto them. Factory prototypes perhaps?
by rustynuts
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Question. Oil and brake master cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 9825

Re: F1 Question. Oil and brake master cylinder

Hi Hans,Motts in Baingstoke sell Silkoene Classic 2T and taking postage into consideration is cheaper than buying online.Rob
by rustynuts
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: BEWARE OF FELLOW ROTARY OWNERS
Replies: 11
Views: 16999

Re: BEWARE OF FELLOW ROTARY OWNERS

I must admit, when I bought my Interpol I was tempted to pinch something from the sellers garage........... but then I decided I probably wouldn't be able to get a Vincent Rapide in my pocket without being noticed. wink
by rustynuts
Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Ducatis are tastier than Nortons
Replies: 2
Views: 5133

Ducatis are tastier than Nortons

I ventured out into the shed today to find that mice had eaten my Ducati, but have left the Interpol alone. The little bastards have munched the hand grips, the instrument fascia, the bleed nipple caps, the rubber bellows between the lower yoke and the fairing, and probably a few more bits I am yet ...
by rustynuts
Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Cold weather riding.
Replies: 6
Views: 8408

Re: Cold weather riding.

Not as crazy as the Guzzi rider I saw on Friday in Basingstoke making his way through 3 inches of snow. No surprise really as all Guzzi riders are crazy.
by rustynuts
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Aurora petrol tank.
Replies: 26
Views: 59874

Re: Norton Aurora petrol tank.

At 42, perhaps I just about qualify as one of those young chaps, and yes I am a bit tempted to buy the tank. However, I don't really have the time to research and re-manufacture all the other bodywork. So if I used the tank, the bike would remain an Interpol with a strange looking tank for a good ma...
by rustynuts
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nose Bleed Classic
Replies: 16
Views: 25697

Re: Nose Bleed Classic

I remember coming across one of these low miles "queens" back when I was about 20. I knew a girl who showed me the secrets of her fathers garage. Under dust sheets were his Commando which had not been used for many years and a two year old Classic with delivery miles, destined to never be ...
by rustynuts
Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: WANTED : IP2 Fork Gaiter(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 11433

Re: WANTED : IP2 Fork Gaiter(s)

Sounds like a flimsy excuse that is just about good enough to justify junking those forks and building a "Supreme Classic".
by rustynuts
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: The future is rotary.........allegedly!
Replies: 6
Views: 9457

The future is rotary.........allegedly!

I came across this today at work in an engineering magazine: http://www.liquidpiston.com/newsdesc/nid/33.html A new type of rotary engine with 75% thermal efficiency achieved by constant volume combustion followed by over-expansion. It is so efficient that it needs no cooling system or silencers and...
by rustynuts
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 21
Views: 23825

Re: Upper Cylinder Lubricant

In the privacy of your own home, I trust? I should hope so. Then you might even get to handle his parts, just like you did with mine wink Nice one Richard wink ,R/nuts,how many miles had your IP2 done before a stripdown was required? J.B. Quite a few but I am not sure exactly how many. It was in se...
by rustynuts
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Upper Cylinder Lubricant
Replies: 21
Views: 23825

Re: Upper Cylinder Lubricant

If your carbon build up is anything like mine was, using Redex would be like p1ssing into the wind. I'll wager that your only way forward is a strip down followed by a long soak in a bucket of caustic soda solution and a good wire brushing.
by rustynuts
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: KoKusan VRs,
Replies: 21
Views: 22262

Re: KoKusan VRs,

johnbirchjar wrote:The cannon in the 1812 overture?J.B.
I remember a good few years ago there was a performance of the 1812 overture using the exhaust beat of a Panther as the cannon.
by rustynuts
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: KoKusan VRs,
Replies: 21
Views: 22262

Re: KoKusan VRs,

How about a Shindengen rectifier/regulator. They are standard fit on just about all Jap bikes I believe and also on modern Triumphs. Just about any one off a large modern bike should do as our alternator outputs are puny compared to modern machines. I got a second hand one on fleabay for a fiver (of...
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Digital voltmeter
Replies: 10
Views: 11163

Re: Digital voltmeter

but i wonder if it makes a difference where they are wired into, which is why i tested mine from directly from the battery) In theory it doesn't matter where the voltmeter is connected, but in practice on an old motorcycle with corroded connectors, the voltage at one place could be quite different ...
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: in there youth
Replies: 4
Views: 6436

Re: in there youth

I remember that famous Michael Fish broadcast "No chance of a hurricane tonight, but there will be some oily fog appearing behind this Interpol".
by rustynuts
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Transfers
Replies: 3
Views: 5581

Re: Transfers

by rustynuts
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Exhaust & RR unit
Replies: 17
Views: 14345

Re: Exhaust & RR unit

A while ago Paul mentioned that he might ask Geoff Madden about producing some lighter and slightly more fruity sounding replica IP/Classic silencers.
by rustynuts
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 9461

Re: Classic

If you ever find a second hand classic tank for sale, buy a lottery ticket because luck will be shining on you.I have thought about converting mine and have inquired and kept a look out for several years but have not found one. Your only realistic option is to have one fabricated, which is possible,...
by rustynuts
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2 Engine powder coating
Replies: 10
Views: 11157

Re: IP2 Engine powder coating

I suspect that they did not remove all the corrosion from your engine casings such that the powder coating did not have a stable surface to bond to. I had my IP2 wheels coated by a local company a couple of years ago and they are starting to bubble, whereas my Dominator frame was done back in 1989 a...