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by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: gearbox oil
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: gearbox oil

This, from Tony Page …… I can access the forum but can't post a reply. I've done 490,000 miles now on my IP2 with the same gear box. So, despite what has been written on this thread, they are not 'crap'. I have always used the specified 140 grade oil and changed it every 5000.miles which equated to ...
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New owner of an RE-5
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: New owner of an RE-5

Luckily the (UK’s) Rotary Owners’ Club has obtained from Jess Stockwell some of his newly produced sprag clutches!!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Classic's and their owners

PM me the details, Paul - thank you.

So sorry to read that the vendor of your Classic suddenly ‘found’ the toolkit that should have gone with the bike.

Good luck!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Classic's and their owners

I have finished writing the piece about what Classics are where, as known to the club. We can account for 50 .... which is 50%!!!

Which means there's another 50 out there somewhere!

It'll be in the next (but one) magazine.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Aug 19, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Parts for Norton Rotary-bikes
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Parts for Norton Rotary-bikes

Thank you for that, Jannes.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Classic's and their owners

Another one for the list .... Jerome in France has no. 43
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Jul 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1801

Re: Classic's and their owners

Hi Jannes,

I have quite a few more in the club's register.

I will send you what I have.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August
Replies: 2
Views: 533

NSU Ro80 & Rotary Meeting, 31 July - 1 August

I have been sent details of this meeting (in Suffolk).

All ROC members are welcome.

Please email me (RotaryOC@aol.com) and I’ll send you the information I have.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Torque values for screw fittings F 1 Sport
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Torque values for screw fittings F 1 Sport

Holger asks whether somewhere there is a page listing the torque values for a Norton F1 Sport?

And if so, could it be copied here?
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed May 19, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: tank vacum pipe
Replies: 11
Views: 1058

Re: tank vacum pipe

Trev,

Could you remind us what machine you are enquiring about, please?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed May 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander prices
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

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: 627

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: 2340

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: 2340

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: 712

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: 455

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: 625

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: 3535

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: 3535

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: 1952

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: 849

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: 810

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: 2324

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: 2808

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: 1813

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: 1920

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: 2872

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: 4764

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: 24
Views: 9895

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