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by Richard Negus
Tue May 11, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2/Classic air filter box
Replies: 0
Views: 82

IP2/Classic air filter box

Original plastic air box with additional steel brackets to support the mount flange. A little dusty but otherwise OK. Andover Norton can can supply filter elements, gauze, and retaining ring. Comes with one new insulator glued in place and two new insulators. £40.00 including UK post/packing. DSC_02...
by Richard Negus
Thu May 06, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander prices
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Commander prices

kanonkopdrinker wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 9:10 pm Some interesting non-standard bits there, Richard.
Yes, Roger (ex Slater-Laverda of Bromyard) did a lot of work on it, particularly to the now-Brembo front brakes and handlebar area. In the end, he sold it on as he stopped doing the long distance touring.
R.
by Richard Negus
Wed May 05, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander prices
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Commander prices

I see that Roger Slater's very nice blue Commander has just sold at the Mecum auction for $22,000.
This is the one I sent to the US a few years ago stripped down and sent in two boxes marked "Vintage motorcycle spares", together with an illustrated manual on how to rebuild it.
by Richard Negus
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

As this thread is now so far off Supreme Commander, would someone like to start a new thread?
by Richard Negus
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

What sort of BHP are we talking about with a turbo'd rotory?(always assuming it was a two a chamber engine smiley)did anyone put one in a bike?if so, I bet it was well quick Very Happy,J.B. There were only two that I can recall:- The AAI/Patrick Power that Charles has mentioned has a variable outpu...
by Richard Negus
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:35 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

RN -- Your mention of "Patrick Power" led me to this: https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/4b/ef/bb/71a3cb839823a1/US6125813-drawings-page-2.png Ahhhh, what could have been... "The Direct Injected Norton Rotary!" Thnx. CW That's the one, a pre-chamber where a spark plug w...
by Richard Negus
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

Charles,
Not while at Norton Shenstone, but later at Mid-West, there was a minor cooperation in the supply of parts, mainly heavy fuel rotor housings, when he was working for Patrick Power.
by Richard Negus
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

And just for you, Charles, photos of an odd engine that I'm unsure what it was for. Basically a Mid-West AE50R with fuel injection, I think it was a Mid-West employee's engine for his race hovercraft. The photo date puts if after MW had moved to Austria so I guess he just wanted it 'freshening'. Tha...
by Richard Negus
Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

Front and rear are all Kawasaki ZXR750. Those are 6-piston calipers. A lot of swarf was created when machining the K rear fork to suit the pivot arrangement. Didn't run out of MZ bits, but used up the last of the F1 rear forks in Rugeley's stores. Arm 'n a leg for Spondon to make more. As a proporti...
by Richard Negus
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

Hi Clive, Thanks for your critical support - much appreciated. Charles, My photo files are only of pictures I've taken personally, I have none rotary before 1987, meaning that many of early Norton's development projects don't appear. Maybe you were thinking of this engine, built for a customer in Ho...
by Richard Negus
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

The Supreme is actually a very good touring bike. In my opinion, the modifications gave it straight like stability up to maximum speed, something I wouldn't try with the standard set-up, tyre-screeching braking, and trail braking through bends without the bike wanting to pick up and go straight on. ...
by Richard Negus
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Supreme commander
Replies: 23
Views: 644

Re: Supreme commander

OK, you've provoked me from slumber! At Norton Motors Rugeley, we converted eight standard Commanders to Supreme specification, only on of which was a Krauser. The main change was to offset the power unit 10mm to the left to give clearance for the chain gaiter on a 170/60 - 17 radial rear tyre. Fron...
by Richard Negus
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2 Parts for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: IP2 Parts for sale

Julian needs complete discs, including alloy carriers, and I believe that ABE are very good at making stainless discs but don't make carriers.
I stand to be corrected though.
R.
by Richard Negus
Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander handlebars
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Commander handlebars

I had bars from a Yamaha RD350 YPVS on mine. If anything, a little more comfortable than the originals.
Available in black paint or chrome off eBay.
R.
by Richard Negus
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Interesting Interpol on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Re: Interesting Interpol on Ebay

I had the opportunity to work on that bike a few years ago when the then-owner wanted to engine running to enhance a sale. Underneath all that TRL gubbins is a brand new, zero mileage, Interpol 2 straight from Norton's production line. The 'gubbins' included TRL-inspired leg protector boxes, a dummy...
by Richard Negus
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Email Address
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Email Address

Roger,
Reply forwarded to your other mail address as requested.

Are you saying that randc588@bt.......... is to be deleted?
R.
by Richard Negus
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Pipework
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: Pipework

The two short pipes on the r/h induction tube are remnants of an oil scavenge system that became redundant. The factory mod was to connect the two together with a short piece of plastic tubing. The other pipe on the back of the r/h engine plate was also part of the redundant scavenge system. It shou...
by Richard Negus
Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Steering Lock
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Re: Steering Lock

David, I don't recall the Norton build register book being that complete. The number may have been recorded on the individual machine job cards, but I believe those cards are long gone - unless John Williams knows better of course. I have corresponded directly with Geoff on ways of removing the lock...
by Richard Negus
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5416

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Just as a point of interest Mick,why on earth would you want to put a Commander/IP2 tap,on your Classic?especially as they face the wrong way evil,J.B. 'Cos the correct Classic tap is not available and, as has happened on several occasions, water in the fuel corrodes the shut-off seating face in th...
by Richard Negus
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton Classic front discs
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Norton Classic front discs

Spondon-made rockin' horse manure!
Fit IP2's as well
by Richard Negus
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5416

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Mick, You can use the IP2/Commander tap 92.1783 on a Classic, but the fuel outlet stub will point forwards instead of backwards. It will need a longer fuel pipe, which doesn't look so neat, but that gives you the opportunity to fit a proper paper-element filter - always a good move. You could, of co...
by Richard Negus
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Best use of a day off
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Another bit of Glenshee, 2011

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by Richard Negus
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Which Plug
Replies: 3
Views: 968

Re: Which Plug

Roger,
7471 is NGK's stock number for their C8E plug. That one seems best all round for Norton rotaries.
R.
by Richard Negus
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: F1 sport forks
Replies: 4
Views: 1530

Re: F1 sport forks

Hi Miles,
You left a phone number for me to call you back.
I think the number you gave is incorrect as, at the third call, a very irate lady gave me an earfull and claimed not to know you.
Please try again on my landline, around 7pm is best.
Regards,
R.
by Richard Negus
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5416

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Hi Holger,
I don't have a cross reference by part number, but that one looks to be correct for F1 and F1 Sport.
The original Yamaha part number is 26H.24500.00.
R.
by Richard Negus
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Electronic Ignition Unit E.I.U.
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Electronic Ignition Unit E.I.U.

Hi Roger, The only query I can answer is the front brake switch. It's a hydraulic switch that is, or should be, on a junction block bolted the the bottom yoke and cunningly hidden between the two hoses going to the brake calipers. The original Brembo items are now all 30 or more years old. There's a...
by Richard Negus
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic Petrol Tap
Replies: 25
Views: 5416

Re: Classic Petrol Tap

Early IP2's had a simple on/off mechanical tap on the left and a three-position vacuum tap on the right. Many engines failed because plod riders didn't turn the l/h tap off at the end of the day and as fuel evaporated from the hot float chambers, more fuel was allowed in. The evaporated fuel ended u...
by Richard Negus
Sun May 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 6349

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Roy, The pipes are standard 3/16" brake line material, the sleeve nuts are standard 3/8" UNF. The inner end of the pipe has a conical flare. When re-assembling, use Wellseal on the nut as a lubricant and sealant. Before putting the engine back, make sure the throttle levers can move freely...
by Richard Negus
Sun May 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Oil pipes and engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 6349

Re: Oil pipes and engine removal

Hi Roy, To re-seal or replace the steel pipe, the engine has to come out for a proper job. Do you have the IP2 Workshop Manual? . to hold the eccentric shaft whilst undoing the sprocket and clutch nuts, remove the auxiliary flywheel (three M8 cap heads screws) and you'll find two 1/2" holes in ...
by Richard Negus
Sat May 02, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic owners!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4004

Re: Classic owners!!

Hi Geoff,
I remain hopeful that an original certificate will turn up.
When that happens, I'll contact you again.
R.