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by GeoffD
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic's and their owners
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Classic's and their owners

There's one in the Sammy Miller museum, but I don't know the number. I was also told by someone, that he had written one off (I think sometime in the 90s), so perhaps there's only 99 left now!. P.S. I am NOT the previous owner who is selling the toolkit from Paul's Classic on ebay. That would be the...
by GeoffD
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Right hand heat sheild
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Right hand heat sheild

Hi Trev.
I've resent you a private message.
Geoff.
by GeoffD
Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Right hand heat sheild
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Right hand heat sheild

Hi Trev.
I have an almost new pair that I was just about to advertise.
I've sent you a pm
Geoff
by GeoffD
Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

Sorry to have not replied to any emails, the had gone into my spam folder.
replies now sent.
by GeoffD
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

Thanks Ian.
Yes, that seems to have been the problem. I removed the plugs, gave them a good clean and now all seems to be back to normal.
I'll check the oil pump settings again and maybe also weaken the mixture a little bit.
Regards, Geoff
by GeoffD
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

That's a very good point and it would agree with the bike seeming to run ok the following day. I must admit, that I was a bit sick when it started playing up, so that I just pushed it into the garage in anger. Where it is now sitting sulking on the naughty step. I am a bit reluctant to take it out, ...
by GeoffD
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

Started the bike this morning. It started immediately and, after a bit of a cough and splutter, ran as normal (albeit with the temperature switch disconnecte. Settled down to an even (ish) 11/1200 rpm tickover and revved cleanly. grrrr. So i have absolutely no idea what the problem is. It had to be ...
by GeoffD
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

Hello Holger.
Sorry, but I have not had an email from you.
As far as I am aware, you do not have my email address.
If you send me a p.m., I will answer it and give you my email.
Regards, Geoff
by GeoffD
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Re: Classic for sale

Hi John Yes, this is my first rotary. I've done about 600 miles on the bike since I bought it (it was only ever intended to be a "reserve" bike for special occasions) and it's done a bout 450 miles since molying (Feb 2017). It spent the previous 6 months with Graham at Startrights getting ...
by GeoffD
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

Classic for sale

Ive had this Classic (number 11) since September 2015. Unfortunately, It's just let me down for the second time. I did manage to limp home, but I have had enough. I need a bike I can rely on, so Ive decided it's time to sell. It's done 6447 miles and is MOTd until 7th August. It was moly coated and ...
by GeoffD
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic? Speedometer on EBay
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Classic? Speedometer on EBay

There is what appears to be a Classic speedometer on EBay just now. Item 164744398321 priced ay £65 + p.p. with no bids. Ending 13th at 14:14hrs. Seller claims to not know what it's from. It would be a shame to see it disappear if it can be used. Just listed as "Norton Speedometer". Any us...
by GeoffD
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Re: Steering Lock

Thanks John, but I think I've decided to just live with it as it is.
As J.B. says, I would probably never use it anyway.
I guess I was just looking for something to do during the lockdown.
Cheers, Geoff
by GeoffD
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Re: Steering Lock

Thanks, but that still leaves me the problem of getting the original lock out.
I don't fancy attacking it with a drill in situ.
I understand the correct way is to turn the key anticlockwise and pull, but I would obviously need the key. But if I had the key, then I wouldn't need to take the lock out.
by GeoffD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: DVLA and vehicle history
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

Re: DVLA and vehicle history

Thanks David.
Yes, I am a member. I'll email you what information that I do have.
Thanks.
Geoff
by GeoffD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Re: Steering Lock

Thanks for the pm Richard.
John, you are absolutely correct, the lock is not vital & it's probable that it would be rarely used (if ever). It's just that I do not like having stuff that doesn't work. I'll just put it on the ever growing list of things to do "one day".
Geoff
by GeoffD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Steering Lock

I'm missing the key for the steering lock on my Classic and I do not know the key number. I borrowed a good selection of old keys from Graham at Startights, without success. Has anyone got any ideas on how to get the old lock out without damage? I'm hoping there might be a number or somthing on the ...
by GeoffD
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: DVLA and vehicle history
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

DVLA and vehicle history

Just wasted half a day trying to contact the DVLA, to get the ownership history for my Classic, only to be told that due to compliance with the Eurpean Data Protection Act, they can no longer issue details of a vehicles previous ownership. What a pity they do not have the same reluctance when it com...
by GeoffD
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Missing bracket? Classic
Replies: 5
Views: 2018

Re: Missing bracket? Classic

Hi Jannes
It's an "L" shaped spring loaded strut/clip, to hold the rear folding section of the mudguard up, when removing the wheel.
Hope this help.
Geoff
by GeoffD
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 6735

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Thanks for the replies guys.
I guess I'm just being paranoid about the tap.
Interesting point about the "prime" position though, I just have the two position on my tap - pointing down for "main" and pointing forward for "reserve"
Regards, Geoff
by GeoffD
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 6735

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Thanks John. I was thinking along similar lines myself, re fitting an intermediate tap. I've not had a problem yet, although I do worry about the vacuum tap leaking when stood for long periods. The other issue is that if the bike has been stood for a while and the fuel has evaporated from the carbs,...
by GeoffD
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 6735

Classic Petrol Tap

Has anyone found an alternative (non vacuum operated) petrol tap to suit the Classic ?
Ta.
by GeoffD
Sun May 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic owners!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4656

Re: Classic owners!!

Thanks Richard, much appreciated.
Regards, Geoff
by GeoffD
Fri May 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic owners!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4656

Re: Classic owners!!

Hi Richard.
I've only just seen this. I'm sorry I can't help, as I'm also missing the certificate. (Classic number 11)
If you should happen to be able to reproduce a certificate, I would be very interested in one also.
Regards, Geoff.
by GeoffD
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Ex-Police Commander
Replies: 17
Views: 9046

Re: Ex-Police Commander

Is this the bike which can be briefly seen in the background in the episode of Junk & disorderly shown yesterday (Monday 11/11)? When our two friends were looking round the London Motorcycle Museum The yellow striped tape on the RH leg shield can clearly be seen. The London Motorcycle Museum, wa...
by GeoffD
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Classic part
Replies: 18
Views: 10498

Re: Classic part

Hi.
Found this, while browsing on E Bay. Is it any use to you? :-
Norton Rotary Sticker, item number 254234101698.

Geoff.
by GeoffD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 6832

Re: spark plugs

Oops, that should have read C8ES.
by GeoffD
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plugs
Replies: 12
Views: 6832

Re: spark plugs

Just checked my air cooled. It's fitted with C9ES, should I change them?
by GeoffD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Cast Iron Discs
Replies: 24
Views: 13605

Re: Cast Iron Discs

I've got classic number 11 and it has got cast iron discs with anodised spacers. I know these were original fitment to this particular bike, as I have a photo of it when it was nearly new. I turn the wheels a bit every week or so over the winter and don't have a major problem with rusting. Interesti...
by GeoffD
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Balancing twin rotor idle models
Replies: 12
Views: 9709

Re: Balancing twin rotor idle models

Regarding dropping the reataining clip. If you tie a piece of thin/strong thread (I found dental floss to be ideal) around the narrow part of the clip & tie the other end to the clutch cable, then if you do drop the clip, it can be easily fished out again without burning your fingers. You can ea...