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by Richard Negus
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Amended 'For Sale' list
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Amended 'For Sale' list

51K.83392.01 Indicator lens, Classic & F1, F1 Sport x 1 FAG NU2206E.TVP.C3 Main bearing, Commander & F1/F1 Sport x 3 92.0464 Gasket, exhaust manifold, IP2 & Classic x 2 69.0622 Plunger kit, primary chain tensioner, all, x 2 Spark plug C8E, all, x 6 34.0270 Engine stud, all, x 5 92.0945 I...
by Richard Negus
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:36 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: New parts for sale OFFERS!
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Re: New parts for sale OFFERS!

Yes, & landline is best.
Not Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings either.

I still can't find how to edit posts to delete what is already sold.
R.
by Richard Negus
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2/Classic temperature gauge
Replies: 0
Views: 106

IP2/Classic temperature gauge

The VDO gauge in my previous post is a good 'un!
Tested with a thermocouple wire and flame, it works just fine.

Ps is it possible to edit previous posts - and if so, how?
R.
by Richard Negus
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: New parts for sale OFFERS!
Replies: 3
Views: 188

New parts for sale OFFERS!

These are, unless stated otherwise, are new items that I no longer need. PM me with offers and contact details - or indeed an offer for the whole lot. 51K.83392.01 Indicator lens, Classic & F1, F1 Sport x 1 FAG NU2206E.TVP.C3 Main bearing, Commander & F1?F1 Sport x 3 92.0464 Gasket, exhaust ...
by Richard Negus
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2/Classic air filter box
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: IP2/Classic air filter box

NOW SOLD.
by Richard Negus
Sun May 23, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Replacing Rotella for Silkolene
Replies: 10
Views: 4091

Re: Replacing Rotella for Silkolene

Is there any gasket on the oil pump cover that would need replacing? No gasket, it doesn't need to seal I have seen a picture of an F1 oil pump which has a phillips head screw near the two outlets, does that screw also serve a purpose with bleeding? That will bleed the pump only, but is really too ...
by Richard Negus
Sun May 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Replacing Rotella for Silkolene
Replies: 10
Views: 4091

Re: Replacing Rotella for Silkolene

John, It's possible that the original oil that you've removed was clear whereas Silkolene is dark red and easily visible in the pipe. If you're not sure there is oil, even clear oil, in the pipe then it's better to bleed the pipe until you can see Silkolene at the oil pump. If it is actually air in ...
by Richard Negus
Sat May 22, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: What's this ?
Replies: 28
Views: 12063

Re: What's this ?

Philip, The tank wasn't from a particular car, but rather an accessory part, new, and probably came from eBay. The nearest one I can find now is a cylindrical upright one, 6.5" high x 3" diameter, with a screw top under "Tudor washer bottle". Might fit. No filter because I didn't...
by Richard Negus
Sat May 22, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: What's this ?
Replies: 28
Views: 12063

Re: What's this ?

'Morning Philip, Is ten years a record for resurrecting an old thread? I sold the Commander several years ago as it became too heavy for me to push it about, or more correctly, I became too feeble. I believe it now lives in Devon, owned by an avid Norton collector and still in regular use. The catch...
by Richard Negus
Tue May 11, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: IP2/Classic air filter box
Replies: 1
Views: 394

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: 5
Views: 892

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: 5
Views: 892

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 1603

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: 969

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: 766

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: 1838

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: 683

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: 1061

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: 2512

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: 6309

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: 841

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: 6309

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...