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by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Battery for W2000
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Battery for W2000

Gents, can anyone advise as to the battery spec/size that is currently available for the DKW’s? Size of the battery box is (approx) 80x185x160 and the battery which comes up that will fit into these dimensions is only 12AH were the original is quoted as being 15AH. There is a battery which looks as ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Injector Oil for W2000
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Injector Oil for W2000

Thanks for that Richard, hopefully what I have is going to be ok, but knowing my luck I know what the answer is going to be (I have gallons of the stuff)
All the best
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Injector Oil for W2000
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Injector Oil for W2000

Gents, I recently managed to pick up a DKW 2000 and a Classic (both have not turned a wheel for about 5 years) and have started to look at the DKW to see if there is any signs of life. It’s an injector model and had a lot of oil across the top of the engine and down the near side casing. The source ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled engine coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Air cooled engine coatings

Ok John understand. We have hit a bit of a snag with the chemical stripping of the engine cases. Do you have the details of the guys that chemically stripped the cases so I can give them a call and see what process they used? So far the 64 million dollar question is, “will it effect the moly” as the...
by Ageing Rotarian
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled engine coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Air cooled engine coatings

Thanks for that John, do you have any pictures of the engine without its coating?
Regards
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled engine coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Air cooled engine coatings

Hi, I am in bury st Edmund's but the bike is with Graham In Leeds.
Regards
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled engine coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Air cooled engine coatings

Thanks for the info Trev, I did have a discussion regarding just leaving the finning bare. The train of thought being it would offer better heat dissipation, but to be honest I think it would be maintenance headache trying to keep up appearances and avoid corrosion. Any information is appreciated. R...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled engine coatings
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Air cooled engine coatings

Dear all, having my classic replica breathed on by Graham and have been discussing how to improve the overall appearance of said engine casings as some of the original coating is missing and the rest in general poor condition. I have seen other posts on the subject, but unless I have missed it there...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for the comments John and any tips will be welcome. The union looks as though it has had a spanner attached without it being fully engaged as the flats are quite rounded so maybe it is time to have a proper look and maybe a replacement. I just need to take a deep breath and get cracking as on...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Hopefully added a view of the oil leak (baby powder and all).
Not sure if it had uploaded as never tried it before so genre goes.
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by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Sorry for the late response Tony and thanks for the offer.
I presume you have added an attachment which I am struggling to find/open, am I missing something?
Regards
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun May 17, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for that Richard. I do not have a hard copy but I believe Graham has posted one on line so I will 'swat up'. I am jumping the gun a little, but do the pipes have a swagged end to them to form the seal against the casting or do they have an olive? The leak seems to be between nut and pipe and ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun May 17, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Gents, thanks for your input and I have resumed mission this morning after being encamped in a downstairs toilet (fitting one, not for any other reason). Cleaned the engine down, which was quite difficult to do with the limited access and the heavy tarnishing from the silkolene and rectified a coupl...
by Ageing Rotarian
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Thanks for the response gents. Not sure about the plug in the centre plate Tony, I have had a quick look and cannot see any obvious plugs. Is the plug at the rear of the centre plate? Richard, the oil seems to be fresh and plenty of it, collecting under the bike with droplets forming on the centre p...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 8175

Oil pipes and engine removal

Dear all, I am going to investigate an oil leak from the back of the engine on my classic replica and I appreciate I will probably have to remove the engine to do it properly. Couple of questions: 1) if any of the pipes require replacing are there any issues with sourcing replacement lines/fittings?...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 25084

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Dear all, I have had a word with Graham and Anthony at startrights and it's a pleasure to talk to two enthusiasts who are trying to do so much, run a business but also try and explore opportunities with rotary components (and everything else in between). I tentatively asked whether they would be int...
by Ageing Rotarian
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 25084

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Dear all, just had a look at the Facebook page with the wife's permission and there seems to be a lot of people building specials, restoring bikes etc so I would be amazed if there isn't a wealth of information regarding spares/remanufactured parts/alternatives. I guess the first point of call would...
by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 34
Views: 25084

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Gents, I know we are probably a small group (I don't know exactly how many members) but maybe we should take a more proactive approach and form a rotary owners club tooling committee to address the issue. I am a member of the stag owners club ( I know they have a far bigger membership) and their com...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Re: Air cooled mods

Thanks for the comments Charles/John, it's not that I am not interested in variable overlap but I am a visual learner and get lost without a drawing or a picture! smiley Take your point John about the voltage regulator. Although I have replaced mine and everything seems fine it is still strapped clo...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Air cooled mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4751

Air cooled mods

Dear all, my classic replica is getting nearer to the top of Grahams to do list and I have been pondering over not only the repair but also some upgrades. Although I have learned to live with the erratic cold start of the rotary I believe the new ignition box is a worthwhile consideration but would ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat May 20, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 15893

Re: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017

Paul, it's a no go unfortunately as the bike is still with Graham. If you have a reserve in mind then please try and contact them as I would hate for someone to misout.
Sorry for the very late confirmation and I hope everyone enjoys the day.
Kind regards
Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 15893

Re: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017

Hi Paul, there is a distinct possibility that my Roary will not be ready for Kempton as Graham is struggling to get the bike finished for another five to six weeks due to work load. Graham said he would try and get the bike prepared but it's not looking good so if there is anyone else who wanted to ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 11270

Re: Insurance

Like you John, I can't remember being offered a no claims bonus.

Mike, is your insurance a limited milage policy?

Regards

Roy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 11270

Re: Insurance

There is a bit of a theme going on here with increased premiums connected with poor service so the only thing you can do is vote with your feet and try someone else. Looks from johns experience that PJ'S are on the ball with support so will give them the business next time round. This has been one m...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 11270

Re: Insurance

Thanks David, more than a bit annoying to be honest, rare sunny afternoon, I'd been out on my A65 and had a nice run out so decided to run the Norton up and was knocked off about a 1/4 of a mile from my house. Had lights on and hi viz but if they don't look in your direction I guess it doesn't make ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 14
Views: 11270

Insurance

Unfortunate to be tipped off my classic replica before Christmas, (was turning in front of a car which had stopped at a junction and then just pulled out) and have been A little disappointed with the Carolenash experience. First plantec assist called to ask were I wanted the hire bike delivering to ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Advanced manufacturing show
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Re: Advanced manufacturing show

John, the 650 engine is a prototype and still under development. AIE hope to make it eligible for road vehicles in the new year following further development, specifically around the exhaust. When they crack it people will be cueing up.All the bestRoy
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Advanced manufacturing show
Replies: 3
Views: 3541

Advanced manufacturing show

Evening all, went to the advanced manufacturing show on Wednesday and bumped into our old friends AIE. The west field installation looked very neat and also managed to catch the guvners (nathaniel) address at one of the forums.Also made some enquires around metal spraying and DLC coating (diamond li...
by Ageing Rotarian
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 20347

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

John, this a very late reply but if you want to leave a little later the OK just want to get there and a little nervous over the bike as this is the longest trip I have done on her. See you at the services and I will be there as discussed but if we leave a little later then I think you are right we ...
by Ageing Rotarian
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: ROC Visit to AIE
Replies: 27
Views: 20347

Re: ROC Visit to AIE

No worries John, I will give the bike a look over and see you as arranged. The long range weather forecast doesn't look too bad so fingers crossed for a reasonable trip.