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by draxdave
Thu Jun 20, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24

Yes, great to meet up, and the lamb burger was very tasty !!
by draxdave
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:18 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24

Looks like they have a super evening menu, but do they do snacks for the bikers ??
by draxdave
Wed Jun 19, 2024 4:16 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24

Great, me too. Black R1100GS, brown leather jacket !!
by draxdave
Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: wheel balance
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: wheel balance

I was touring Germany a good while ago with guys from work. Very heavy rain; one guy lost the front end and broke his collarbone. Turned out he was carrying a full chain and sprocket set, plus tools in his backbox - it weighed a ton !!
by draxdave
Thu May 16, 2024 3:18 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Andover Norton open day
Replies: 7
Views: 6526

Re: Andover Norton open day

Well, I feel much heartened after a chat with Karl. They have a great plan which gives me confidence, and offers of support from some noted experts in the field. Might even have a run down on Saturday if the weather forecast holds. The Mighty 1100GS does 55 mpg, maybe more on a long run !
by draxdave
Thu May 16, 2024 9:20 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Andover Norton open day
Replies: 7
Views: 6526

Re: Andover Norton open day

AN have my IP11, engine stripped, plates being moly coated. I will ring them today to find out if they have a plan. Gutted, anybody want an IP11 in bits ?
by draxdave
Fri May 10, 2024 8:37 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Bike night at the Old George Sykehouse Wed 8 May 24

Oh wow, never knew about this one ! Is it every Wednesday in summer? Will have a run over if so !!
by draxdave
Fri May 03, 2024 2:20 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Andover Norton open day
Replies: 7
Views: 6526

Re: Andover Norton open day

I was toying with the idea of a run down, but at 220 miles/ 4 hours each way (Drax) it's a fair run - not to mention the cost of fuel !!
by draxdave
Tue Apr 16, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Bonhams Auction, two rotary engine
Replies: 3
Views: 4300

Bonhams Auction, two rotary engine

Have a look at page two of their catalouge

https://cars.bonhams.com/auction/29273/ ... ow/?page=2
by draxdave
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:17 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Short Rotary Film
Replies: 4
Views: 6065

Short Rotary Film

Just spotted this - passes ten minutes pleasantly enough !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHrOVqMeVvo
by draxdave
Thu Jan 04, 2024 7:00 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander rotary engine
Replies: 3
Views: 6661

Re: Commander rotary engine

They are fairly easy to take apart; a couple of special tools need, I could lend you.

The realy tricky bit is getting them back together so that they work, best left to the experts !!
by draxdave
Sat Dec 30, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Norton Rotary Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 8242

Re: Norton Rotary Classic

Hi James, these folk look like they could help, and as the bike is over 25 years old, it looks like it might not need to meet all the later regulations ??

https://www.schumachercargo.com/usa-motorcycle-imports/
by draxdave
Fri Dec 29, 2023 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The new year
Replies: 2
Views: 13994

Re: The new year

We don't do much either, and being of a "certain age", staying up to the small hours with a bottle of port (happy days) are over !! Very Best Wishes to all, have a Safe & Happy 2024 !!
by draxdave
Thu Dec 28, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Norton Rotary Classic
Replies: 7
Views: 8242

Re: Norton Rotary Classic

Nice looking bike, but how much are you asking ??
by draxdave
Tue Dec 05, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: TRL Commander, H831 GRX ??
Replies: 0
Views: 39891

TRL Commander, H831 GRX ??

Does anyone now of the whereabouts of my old Commander. I sold it many years ago to a really nice Gent, Mike i think, from North Wales. He had a few more rotaries, including an F1 I think. The TRL has not been on the road for over 10 years. If it is stuck in a shed I would love it back
by draxdave
Mon Nov 20, 2023 9:11 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Hi Richard, unfortunately I have neither the space nor the need for any more kit ! Best Wishes dp
by draxdave
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Cheers Richard, great to meet up again. Still trying to figure out what I am going to do with the 10kg of Vaseline though !!
by draxdave
Sat Nov 11, 2023 1:51 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Cheers Richard, that endplate might come in handy. IP11, 3366, EX Cypress RAF, is at Andover Norton with a noisy engine. RP suspects a shot bearing but we will see. If I use it I will make a suitable donation to the Air Ambulance; otherwise I will hang on to it until someone else may need it. Best R...
by draxdave
Fri Nov 10, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Good Evening Richard, I will give you a ring on Saturday to arrange if that is OK, I am 90 minutes away from you. You and Pete overhauled my TRL Commander at Rugeley many moons ago, happy days indeed ! What other "stuff" are you disposing of, anything to interest an IP 11 owner ?? Best Reg...
by draxdave
Thu Nov 09, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Fridaythorpe anyone ??
Replies: 2
Views: 26969

Re: Fridaythorpe anyone ??

Had a belt up today on the mighty R1100GS, well worth the fresh conditions for the latte and carrot cake !! Heated grips eased the numb fingers on the way home !!
by draxdave
Thu Oct 26, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Signed Prints anyone ?
Replies: 0
Views: 39531

Signed Prints anyone ?

https://www.spicersauctioneers.com/catalogue/lot/e82a8fe729f71dcc999f75c3eb4c6617/2a6fa85538c56e3991b429b74f737ad8/automobilia-auction-cars-and-bikes-require-separate-re-lot-17/ Take a look at these two, you can bid on line and all that modern stuff. I will look after them for you if you wish, until...
by draxdave
Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:26 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: door lock grief
Replies: 5
Views: 41419

Re: door lock grief

Hi JB, when did you last change the fob battery ?? I renew mine, inc the spare, every couple of years or so, worth a try ?? Regards dp
by draxdave
Mon Oct 16, 2023 11:32 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: NOC site Classic for Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 28568

Re: NOC site Classic for Sale

Hi MIke, could you cut and paste the text please; sorry but I'm not in the NOC !!
by draxdave
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:00 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 78135

Re: IP2/Classic temperature gauge

Hi Roy, the gauge I have is marked 310 274/1/46, 12V, 3.88.

PM your address and I will pop it in the post for you to try. Buy me a pint next time !!
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by draxdave
Sun Oct 08, 2023 9:35 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 10
Views: 78135

Re: IP2/Classic temperature gauge

I have a box full of bits, I will have a dig round and let you know !!
by draxdave
Sat Sep 30, 2023 11:04 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: ?
Replies: 5
Views: 33597

Re: ?

Hi Guys, yes JB, the Big Beemers are tall & heavy, but still well worth it for me. They handle so well and have plenty of grunt !! Hi GP, my interpol also can't be far off now, dying to get some miles in soon. She too has plenty of pull, and also handles very well. We loved our Commander, plenty...
by draxdave
Sat Sep 23, 2023 8:39 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: ?
Replies: 5
Views: 33597

Re: ?

Hi from Sunny Drax, My IP11 is at the moment in the tender care of PR at AN. The engine started making horrible noises; and some of the blame must lie with me - again !! I'm sure that Paul & Team will return her to fine running order !! Will Keep you posted and I will write a piece for the Epi T...
by draxdave
Mon Aug 14, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 4
Views: 36071

Re: Gearbox oil

I have seen 85/140 GL5 recommended, and is what I use. I have used a moly additive in the past, but not currently, Good Luck with 3rd !!
by draxdave
Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:30 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Blue Commander
Replies: 9
Views: 88005

Re: Blue Commander

Not me, I don't have a Commander; just a sickly IP11 !!
by draxdave
Fri Jul 28, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: What a Din, engine sounds dreadful
Replies: 2
Views: 12433

What a Din, engine sounds dreadful

Hi Guys, my wife has to cover her ears as I pull out of the drive; such is the noise from the IP11 engine. She starts instantly, pulls like a train, all is great apart from the noise ( the bike of course - not the wife !). I can feel nasty rumbles coming from both Air Transfer Ports and the screwdri...