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by mick695
Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Holding clutch in and oil supply
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Holding clutch in and oil supply

I fitted the AN hydraulic clutch a few months ago. It's a really nice piece of kit, however it will not fit straight onto a standard chaincase. The hole in the chaincase needs to be drilled out to about 27mm, I'd have a look through my notes to remind myself smiley and a second hole drilled to locat...
by mick695
Thu Nov 02, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander or Classic Pillion Footpegs
Replies: 1
Views: 9897

Commander or Classic Pillion Footpegs

Just wondering if anyone has a pair of Commander or Classic (I believe they are the same) pillion footrest for sale?

Drop me a message if you have.

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Thu Aug 03, 2023 5:24 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol 2 uneven running
Replies: 15
Views: 44325

Re: Interpol 2 uneven running

There seems to be a lot of dodgy NGK spark plugs doing the rounds at the moment...

My 750 Commando seen off a new pair of NGKs in less than 120 miles, plenty of others at our local Classic club reporting problems with NGK plugs.

By the way, I've also gone back to C7E plugs too.

Mick
by mick695
Mon Jul 31, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 30220

Re: Tale of woe...

Right now.... we have a result Very Happy Having had the Ignition box and pick up tested by Julian at Minimag. Tested the coils, HT Leads and spark plugs. Rewired the LT circuit with new wiring and connectors. I traced the problem down to the original 6 pin socket and lead from the main harness to t...
by mick695
Fri Jul 28, 2023 7:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: What a Din, engine sounds dreadful
Replies: 2
Views: 6393

Re: What a Din, engine sounds dreadful

Pretty sure that Andover are doing work on Rotaries at their workshop under the name of Norton Motors.

Paul Ralph is the guy there to have a word with.

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Sat Jul 22, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 30220

Re: Tale of woe...

Some progress today. I completely rewired the Low Tension side of the ignition circuit with new wires and connectors. This has allowed me to check each individual connection and wire for continuity. To cut a long story short.... I've tracked a problem down to the 6 pin connector from the original wi...
by mick695
Thu Jul 20, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 30220

Re: Tale of woe...

Hi John

Thanks for the reply... no side stand switch on the bike since I've owned it..

I'm going to spend the weekend taking out all of the wiring for the ignition circuit and make up a sub-harness to remove all of the old wiring and connectors. Fingers crossed smiley

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Tue Jul 18, 2023 7:29 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 30220

Re: Tale of woe...

Well I'm back from holiday and back to the same problem of no sparks.... Thanks for the replies so far which have helped with some of the testing. So far I have ..... Sent the ignition box and pick off to Julian at Minimag who tested both and returned then with a clean bill of health. Replaced the b...
by mick695
Wed May 31, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Tale of woe...
Replies: 15
Views: 30220

Tale of woe...

Here is my story... Went out for a run on the old rotary, about 80 miles, everything running perfect. About a mile from home the engine died at the traffic lights (water cooled Norton). It fired up again, but a bit sluggish. I looked at the trip meter which was showing 125 miles so I thought better ...
by mick695
Thu May 25, 2023 4:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Thermal Switch Prices
Replies: 2
Views: 12431

Re: Thermal Switch Prices

Thanks for the information.... wished I'd known that a couple of weeks ago when I ordered one from Andover Norton cry cry

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Thu Mar 23, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: moto guzzi meriden 125
Replies: 1
Views: 7780

Re: moto guzzi meriden 125

I don't know much about them.... but this was up for sale on Ebay a while ago..

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Sun Mar 05, 2023 6:17 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 15402

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Conversion

Hi Dave I'm not sure where the hydraulic unit came from on my bike, a previous owner appears to have machined up the slave cylinder and fittings. He made a good job of it, but I find that after a couple of hours riding or a weekend away with the bike the clutch operation becomes very heavy ... Plus ...
by mick695
Fri Mar 03, 2023 9:22 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 15402

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Conversion

Thanks for the reply.... If you can find one that would be great. Drop me a line if you do....

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Mon Feb 27, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 15402

Hydraulic Clutch Conversion

Evening All I'm toying with the idea of converting my bike back to a cable operated clutch from the current hydraulic setup fitted with when I bought the bike. Andover Norton have all the parts I need except for the item numbered 19 in the attached drawing. Just wondering if anyone has this part lay...
by mick695
Tue Dec 13, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander pump seal
Replies: 6
Views: 18462

Re: Commander pump seal

Hi Tony

Glad you pointed that out... That is they way that I have replaced my pump seal, with the brass section into the casing.

I guess that the drawing in the manual is the wrong way round smiley

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander pump seal
Replies: 6
Views: 18462

Re: Commander pump seal

Hi Anthony Thanks for the reply, that all makes sense. I've attached a photo/diagram which I think sums up what you are saying. If you take the light blue area as being the water pump housing, the red is the silicon and the grey area would be the carbon/ceramic face of the seal which would go up aga...
by mick695
Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander pump seal
Replies: 6
Views: 18462

Commander pump seal

Evening Gents Just looking through the manual for the Commander.... this might be stupid question time... but, the water pump seal... where is the seal formed? I presume the idea is to stop the water getting into the bearings? So is the seal formed around the spring part seal and the internal bore o...
by mick695
Sat Sep 10, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander water pump housing
Replies: 2
Views: 9573

Re: Commander water pump housing

HI Richard

You're the first one to reply, I'd just about given up.

I'm happy to take it off your hands if you have no need of it... If you could drop me a message and let me know how much you want for it that would be great...

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander water pump housing
Replies: 2
Views: 9573

Commander water pump housing

Evening All

Probably a bit of a long shot.... but wondering if anyone in the UK has a usable Commander water pump housing for sale ?

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Tue May 10, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Rear chain size in quality
Replies: 9
Views: 10239

Re: Rear chain size in quality

Hi Trev

I recently put a new chain on my rotary... got it from The Chain Man...

I asked for the same as you and got what I asked for... 112 links 5/8 x 3/8 no ther questions asked....

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Mon May 02, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: dzuz fastners
Replies: 8
Views: 9681

Re: dzuz fastners

Hi Trev

Try getting in contact with John at https://www.classicbikeracks.co.uk he might be able to do something for you.

I've got 4 of his racks on different Brit bikes, he does good quality work.

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Classic Light Cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 11014

Re: Classic Light Cluster

I'd be happy to put my name down for one as a spare... if it's possible to get them made.

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish
Replies: 10
Views: 18531

Re: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish

Hi Roy

Sounds about right to me... I think I paid approx £250 all in for the coating, postage and VAT...

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish
Replies: 10
Views: 18531

Re: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish

Hi Roy I'd go down the ceramic coating route again and as I said, I'd probably spend more time preping the metal than they did. It seems more popular than it was when I got my silencers done with local firms now doing ceramic coating.... it cost a fortune to post them to the coating company smiley C...
by mick695
Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish
Replies: 10
Views: 18531

Re: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish

Hi Roy I had my silencers ceramic coated with a matt black finish about 5 years ago... it's pretty expensive. The silencers still look good, but showing signs of the finish breaking down on the hotter/hard to clean parts of the silencer i.e. the inside of the bends. I think it might have been better...
by mick695
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2 / Classic Rubber Brake Pipes
Replies: 1
Views: 4755

IP2 / Classic Rubber Brake Pipes

Does anyone have a pair of Rubber Brake Pipes to fit the front brakes on an IP2 or Classic for sale Part number is 55-0390, Andover Norton never seem to have them in stock, wondering of there are any other suppliers. I know everyone will say "stainless braised hoses are better" but I don't...
by mick695
Sun May 23, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic / IP2 Instrument case for sale on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 6464

Re: Classic / IP2 Instrument case for sale on Ebay

Hi Paul

Yeah, it never sold on Ebay so it's still in a box on a garage shelf...

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Mon May 17, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: My RE5 for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2466

My RE5 for sale

Evening All

I know its not a Norton, but if anyone is looking for a Suzuki RE5 for sale in the UK, mine is up for grabs at offers over £8000.

There are plenty of photos and details on the RE5 Facebook page.

Feel free to drop me a line if you are interested.

Cheers

Mick
by mick695
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic / IP2 Instrument case for sale on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 6464

Re: Classic / IP2 Instrument case for sale on Ebay

Well. it never sold on Ebay at £50 + £5 postage...

It's all boxed up and ready to go if someone wants to make me an offer... or it goes back onto the garage shelf... smiley

Cheers