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by Anthony Duffield
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: Commander handlebars

As everything else on the front end is Yamaha I would guess that the original bars are also Yamaha.

Have a look at https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/373109560911 ... olid=10001
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander driving lights
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Commander driving lights

The running lights are aircraft landing lights, I have bought a few over the years there are numerous suppliers in the UK if they do not have any in stock you have to wait a while for them to arrive from the US https://flywat.com/.../legacy-landing.. ... ts/7034604
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Oil for Norton rotary
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Oil for Norton rotary

Dean, In my line of work we only mix oil types if the manufacturers advise if the oils are fully miscible. In our vessels main gearboxes we use a synthetic oil, which we know is not miscible with a mineral oil, so I would suggest your current oil and the Silkolene is the same. As there is little oil...
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: New member

Philip, One of the excellent features of a Commander is the enclosed rear chain allowing the chain to be lubricated with 20/50 mulitgrade oil, the enclosed rear chain comprises, amongst other components, two gaiters one top and one bottom, sometimes the gaiters will fail so it is always very useful ...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: New member

Phillip,

Welcome to the club

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: H&H Auction
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: H&H Auction

Alan, At 235KG kerb weight they are not as heavy as some modern tourers, binding brakes may make it feel heavier than they are. If you do not have any rear chain gaiters as spare, always handy having at least one on the shelf, contact Chris Harvey chris.harvey33@ntlworld.com. Chris; using the origin...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: indicator relay
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: indicator relay

John,

It may not be a straight forward as a simple relay, modern cars use can bus systems, my advice would be to seek professional advice from either the dealer or a good auto electrician.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic wiring/Minimag
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Classic wiring/Minimag

The attached corresponds with my Commander, hope it helps
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: indicator relay
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: indicator relay

It it a modern car?
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Email Address
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Email Address

Roger,

Log on and go to your profile where you will be able to change your personal information yourself.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: 2021

Happy New Year John
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Ignition and Voltage Regulator units.
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Ignition and Voltage Regulator units.

Roger/John,

When the original Boyer unit failed while in the IoM 2019 I fitted my spare previously set up Mini Mag to my Commander, I did not change any other components, trigger or coils.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Which Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: Which Battery?

Roger,

My battery is lead acid, very occasionally topped up with distilled water.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Which Battery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1357

Re: Which Battery?

John,

I converted from two batteries to one for my Commander many years ago, the battery pictures is at least 4 years old, and is still in good condition.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Greetings to all members
Replies: 3
Views: 2123

Re: Greetings to all members

Dave Edgar ??
by Anthony Duffield
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Best use of a day off
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Best use of a day off

Making use of perfect biking weather I skived off work and did my most favourite ride over the Spittal of Glenshee, it is truly exceptional even more so when the weather is so good, my route was from just North of Aberdeen, Braemar, Spittal of Glenshee, Montrose, Cain o Mount, and home approx. 180 M...
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 21
Views: 6881

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

David,

Not air cooled but my Commander at 4k RPM on the speedo reads 70 but the sat nav indicates 65, for a sat nav 70 I need to maintain 4.5k RPM

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander Handlebars
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

Re: Commander Handlebars

Paul,

They could be Yamaha XJ900 Diversion you could try Yambits

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Which Plug
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: Which Plug

Roger,

I have used from the start NGK C8E 7471 with no issues.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Nationwide speed limits
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Nationwide speed limits

John,

I hope you are well.

Changes in the 10% rule is news to me but that said I am not surprised, I will ask my colleagues at the next blood bike group meeting and will get back to you if they they know anything about it.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Help please problem with my F1
Replies: 5
Views: 1506

Re: Help please problem with my F1

Marco, Running any engine without oil is not good, I run a Commander and have no experience of F1's, Richard Negus who often responds to questions on this forum is the only person I know who has the knowledge you need, you could try sending him a private message. Good luck and please keep the forum ...
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Dating confirmation
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: Dating confirmation

The Norton Owners Club provide such a service, I used it to date my 650SS
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: F1 sport forks
Replies: 4
Views: 1436

Re: F1 sport forks

Miles,

If anyone can help it will be Richard Negus, who often contributes to this forum, you could try a PM.

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5122

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

John,

So far no issues with ethanol, neither Commander or 650 SS

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5122

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Thank you Richard for the interesting info concerning the lever plate, restricting the tap to only 'on' or 'reserve', both controlled by the vacuum fuel valve. I have only once run out of petrol when in the IoM, coasted to the side of the road, less than 5 mins to switch to reserve and away again, I...
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5122

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

John/Geoff,

I hope I am not tempting fate but I have not experienced any issues with the fuel tap, either leaking or the issues of the carbs drying out

Perhaps I have just been lucky

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Where things live
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Where things live

Roger,

I should have added that the oil level switch only has one black wire

Tony
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Where things live
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Where things live

My Commander oil level switch wire is black where it emerges from the frame then a short distance to a bullet connector then RW red/white to the loom
by Anthony Duffield
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 19077

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Roger, I find that the Norton Rotary Enthusiasts FB page is interesting, but mainly for those interested in the racing bikes and owners of F1's, that said there are some post concerning the non sports bikes. The Rotary Owners Club is an excellent source of information on the Norton rotary's i.e. Cla...
by Anthony Duffield
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Norton Rotary New Rear Chain Gaiters
Replies: 0
Views: 829

Norton Rotary New Rear Chain Gaiters

Its thanks to Chris Harvey’s hard work that I now have two brand new rear chain gaiters. This means that I will be able to keep my Commander on the road for the foreseeable future, these bikes are not designed to be used without the gaiters as they provide an oil bath and subsequently the lubricatio...