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by kanonkopdrinker
Wed May 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander prices
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Commander prices

Some interesting non-standard bits there, Richard.
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ro80 on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Ro80 on Ebay

It has indeed not got the original NSU Wankel engine ....

It seems to have had a Mazda rotary replacement.

Good luck to whoever wins it .....

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 560

Re: Supreme commander

Reading Richard’s post, I think it was the MZ1000 motorcycle that was a (commercial) failure .... not it’s component parts ... which were actually rather good.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 560

Re: Supreme commander

Having MZ upside-down forks is the most obvious modification.

They were conversions from standard Commanders done while Norton was based at Rugeley.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: new owner
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: new owner

Welcome to the world of rotaries!!

I am sure we have members in your corner of the country.

Happy rotoring!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: New Member

Welcome to the world of rotaries, John!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Posted this on wrong board - oops
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Posted this on wrong board - oops

In my own case (in a F1). I just ran the tank down as low as dared, and then switched. I had no problem.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

Yep, the gearbox / shaft-drive of the R27 looks just like that of the prototype W2000. My information is that Hercules originally wanted to have all W2000s with shaft-drive using a similar arrangement, but problems occurred with agreeing a deal with BMW. Hercules had wanted to produce one of their o...
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Lovely Commander for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 1687

Re: Lovely Commander for sale

Correct, John.

Another Fichtel & Sachs engine.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: H&H Auction
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: H&H Auction

It looks like Jim Dudley’s old bike; does anyone know the index mark or VIN?
David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2 / Classic bearings 55-0122
Replies: 1
Views: 580

IP2 / Classic bearings 55-0122

2 x NOS bearings, still inn their sealed Norton Motors Ltd bag.

Andover Norton lists them for £5.89 - inc VAT each.

Would £7.50 for the pair sound fair?

Email me if so, David on RotaryOC@aol.com
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Silkolene oil delivery (possibly)
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Silkolene oil delivery (possibly)

Having just masterminded a delivery of Silkolene 2T to Newcastle via an ex-colleague whose daughter lives there, I wonder if there is any demand for the same in other parts of the UK? (Royal Mail do not like transporting it!) In the next few weeks I plan to be in both Barnstaple (North Devon) and Fo...
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton engine studs
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: Norton engine studs

Who is this "spondonash" that has suddenly appeared with all this rotary stuff?any connection to the Spondon Engineering?J.B. I've been a member for 8 years so my appearance is not really sudden Very Happy No connection to Spondon Engineering at all other than a love for their products. A...
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Re: Steering Lock

I had a similar problem years ago with a DKW W2000. The Hercules factory came to the rescue as they had kept a record of what lock number went in which frame ....

Richard: Any chance that Norton did the same?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: DVLA and vehicle history
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: DVLA and vehicle history

Geoff D

If you are a club member, email me at RotaryOC@aol.com and I’ll see if I have any details on your machine.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue May 26, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: First ride
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: First ride

Looking good!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue May 12, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2 on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 2369

Re: IP2 on Ebay

Given the vendor says it's ex-Met, I guess it's either B77, B78 or B79 VYT?

The last time I saw B77, it had been sprayed green (didn't you, Mr Mason?).

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed May 06, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic owners!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3973

Re: Classic owners!!

Fingers crossed, an original Classic certificate has been sourced and the owner is in touch with Richard!

Happy days!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Bracey's monster wakes
Replies: 21
Views: 7194

Re: Bracey's monster wakes

Looks good and sounds sweet, David!

Well done! You must be a happy man.

Is that an old Riley just out of shot?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Mazda
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Re: Mazda

I think Audi with their A1-Etron had it in mind to fit a Wankel range-extender, but whether this ever came to pass …

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NSU RO80,
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: NSU RO80,

Hi Jannes,

Yes, I still have the Ro80 - one day I will put it back on the road - the engine and gearbox are good, but the body needs a bit of work.
Still not too bad for a 47 year old car. It was our first car!
For oil, I use(d) our old friend Shell Rotella 30.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: "Norton Commander 600 Krauser 1994"
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Re: "Norton Commander 600 Krauser 1994"

I wonder if this is Jim Dudley’s old bike? (Though Paul Johnston has a similar bike .....)

Old-sweat club members might remember him?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: The Norton affair
Replies: 12
Views: 5031

Re: The Norton affair

And here’s Part 2 of Superbike’s Interview .....

No happier than Part 1 I’m afraid.

David


https://www.superbike.co.uk/article/nor ... t-part-two
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

Re: F1 thirst

I am told 14 ltrs can be squeezed into the tank after 50 miles.

That sounds thirsty to me.

DC
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 thirst
Replies: 11
Views: 4884

F1 thirst

Here's a question posed by a Swiss member, currently working on a F1 (owned by a French chap ….) This bike, when full, will go onto reserve at just 50 miles! It still has the Mikuni carbs. Any ideas where he should start looking to explain this great thirst? All suggestions welcome …. Merci beaucoup...
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Isle of Man TT 2020 with Rotary
Replies: 9
Views: 5574

Re: Isle of Man TT 2020 with Rotary

The Isle of Man has, as far as I know, never been in the EU?

DC
by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Rotary partd
Replies: 5
Views: 3074

Re: Rotary partd

Is it left hand air-cooled side-plates which are unobtainable?

DC
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum problem regarding bogus topics
Replies: 5
Views: 3039

Re: Forum problem regarding bogus topics

Hi all, We are being hit by bogus attempts to join the forum to the tune of several 100s a day!! Unfortunately, any genuine attempt to join is unlikely to be spotted and can often get deleted along with all the other bogus ones; for that reason, I often ask a member to advise me if they are attempti...