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by Richard Negus
Sun Nov 19, 2023 12:02 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Hi Dave,
Confirming receipt of your payment, thank you.
You don,t want a 4", and pillar drill, a press, or a classy multi-meter, all at bargain prices

R.
by Richard Negus
Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:30 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

All gone now. Thanks Dave.
by Richard Negus
Sat Nov 11, 2023 11:48 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

Re: FREE on collection

Hi Dave, Long time no see! I'm home both Saturday and Sunday if you want to phone. I've got a few other odds and ends, including a Classic r/h plate in good condition, but several broken fins at the lower edge. A decent alloy welder could repair it. Also a pair of 8.6 rotors, both with wear marks fr...
by Richard Negus
Fri Nov 10, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: FREE on collection
Replies: 8
Views: 43528

FREE on collection

Now I have fully retired, the following are available FREE OF CHARGE, but must be collected from Louth in Lincolnshire. Texaco 85W-140 oil, about 15litres. The correct gearbox oil for IP2, Classic, and Commander. Silkolene Classic 2T premix, about 3 litres, the preferred engine oil for all Norton ro...
by Richard Negus
Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Classic Light Cluster
Replies: 4
Views: 18674

Re: Classic Light Cluster

'Morning All, The rear lamp assembly, and many other plastic parts of the Classic, were originally designed for an early prototype that got cancelled after 14 or so were part-assembled. I don't believe that any of the tooling remains although, oddly enough, the IP2 also used some of those plastic pa...
by Richard Negus
Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander water pump housing
Replies: 2
Views: 16485

Re: Commander water pump housing

Hi Mick,
As an infrequent reader of this forum, did you find a replacement housing?
If not, I have one now surplus to my needs. Overhauled, powder-coated, and ready to assemble.
R.
by Richard Negus
Fri May 06, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Green Commander for sale in the Netherlands
Replies: 9
Views: 39906

Re: Green Commander for sale in the Netherlands

Go to Marktplaats.NL and search for Norton Commander and you will find the bike. It's from Portugal with now a Dutch Registration. There is mentioning of an S behind the enginenumber? This should be very special? I never seen or heard about this... Perhaps Richard knows? Jannes 'Morning All, The 'S...
by Richard Negus
Fri Apr 01, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic starter problem
Replies: 7
Views: 21948

Re: Classic starter problem

I agree with Tony's suggestion to dismantle and clean the sprag of any oil sludge. And while you're in there, scrub any sludge off the clutch plates and out of the splines in the clutch drum. You'll get a much nicer clutch with less of a 'clunk' when engaging 1st gear. Finally, when replacing the sp...
by Richard Negus
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Commander jumps out of gear
Replies: 6
Views: 22594

Re: Commander jumps out of gear

Phillip, My experience of this problem is more often associated with the condition of layshaft 1st gear and its associated drive dog. Corners of the engagement slots and dogs of these two parts become rounded such that heavy loads force the two apart, producing the slipping you've noticed. Occasiona...
by Richard Negus
Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:23 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish
Replies: 10
Views: 29980

Re: Classic/IP2 black exhaust finish

Just to keep the record straight, very early IP2 silencers were black chrome. As a cost reduction, later IP2's, all Classics and all Commanders were fitted with the same silencers but with a sprayed black PTFE finish. That finish survived all but the hardest riders, except at the front cone section ...
by Richard Negus
Sun Mar 13, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: 6 speed box for F1 sport
Replies: 5
Views: 23380

Re: 6 speed box for F1 sport

Hi, The main difference is that the FZ750 output shaft is shorter than the F1. A better gear set would have been that from a later FZR750R which has the same output shaft length as the F1. I did several such FZ750 conversions using a one-off offset sprocket, dispensing with the standard oil seal spa...
by Richard Negus
Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Injector Oil for W2000
Replies: 4
Views: 20086

Re: Injector Oil for W2000

Roy,
That in the black plastic containers looks to be the correct stuff, just more than ten years old and before Silkolene marketing screwed around with the brand names. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
R.
by Richard Negus
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Injector Oil for W2000
Replies: 4
Views: 20086

Re: Injector Oil for W2000

Take care with Silkolene oils for rotaries as the name of that oil changed several years ago when they wished to use the 'Comp' brand for a range of four stroke oils.
Their rotary oil is now known as Classic 2T Premix, comes only in a metal 4 litre can, and is reddish-brown in colour.
R.
by Richard Negus
Sun Oct 17, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

don't worry about the pannier/radio box alignment - and a bead of rtv between then will stop rainwater getting in. Panniers and suspension units are somewhat 'adjacent', corrected by the lower brackets on the lifting handles. The three holes in the seat base had moulded hard rubber mushrooms, fixed ...
by Richard Negus
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

No, I meant the triangular bracket you haven't got. They should point towards the front of the bike and not as I've sketched it.
by Richard Negus
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

Thanks, but I'm pretty sure I drew the hinge arm bracket back-to-front.
Parts Lists for the F1 and F1 Sport are like that throughout - no cash for a professional illustrator.
by Richard Negus
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

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by Richard Negus
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

Five minutes searching the AN stock list:-

92.2360 Hinge bracket l/h £5.92 + VAT
92.2361 Hinge bracket r/h £5.92 + VAT

There wasn't published parts list for the P52, just my hand-written one used by purchasing and assembly. I doubt there are any copies remaining.
by Richard Negus
Sat Oct 09, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: police pannier hump
Replies: 27
Views: 128777

Re: police pannier hump

Despite opinions above, the flat triangular plates are ( or were) bolted to the frame with M6 screws and Avdel inserts in the frame. All Commander, P52 and 53, have those holes and inserts.
I don't have a P52 parts list so can't tell you the part number of the plate to check whether AN have stock.
R.
by Richard Negus
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates sticking
Replies: 18
Views: 20544

Re: clutch plates sticking

Trev,
There should be an O-ring cord sitting in the groove in the primary cover. Leave the gap at the 12 o'clock position.
The round cover has a tapered outside which compresses the O-ring as the four screws are tightened.
R.
by Richard Negus
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton F1 Sport Quick release rear fairing
Replies: 4
Views: 12590

Re: Norton F1 Sport Quick release rear fairing

I don't recall the Dzus part numbers. Try to find the correct ones on eBay or search the catalogue.
by Richard Negus
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Norton F1 Sport Quick release rear fairing
Replies: 4
Views: 12590

Re: Norton F1 Sport Quick release rear fairing

The fasteners are Dzus 'Panex' ; lots on eBay or the distributor is Southco.
by Richard Negus
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Amended 'For Sale' list
Replies: 1
Views: 6966

Re: Updated 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 Spark plug C8E, all, x 6 34.0270 Engine stud, all, x 5 92.0945 Insulator gasket, air box, IP2 & Classic x 1 DN0377 Insulator gasket, plenum, F1/F1 Sport x 3 ??? Pillion fo...
by Richard Negus
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: SU Carburettor NEW spare parts
Replies: 1
Views: 6819

Re: SU Carburettor NEW spare parts

All SU parts now sold.
R.
by Richard Negus
Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Front wheel spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 13625

Re: Front wheel spindle

Pardon me, I've just woken up!
The threaded end of the spindle, and the washer, are both 14 mm so it would be difficult for the washer to be fitted to the 'wrong' side of the fork leg where the spindle is, I believe, 15 mm.
R.
by Richard Negus
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Front wheel spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 13625

Re: Front wheel spindle

Hi Trev, It doesn't really matter which way the spindle goes into the forks and the washer is always under the nut. The Parts Catalogue, copied from the Yamaha original, shows the spindle going in from the near-side. I find it easier to assemble the wheel single-handed by fitting the spindle from th...
by Richard Negus
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bias, fuel metering needle
Replies: 6
Views: 20629

Re: Bias, fuel metering needle

My slide needles are biased to the engine, Richards 'new old stock' are biased to the engine and yet my Police IP2 Workshop Manual says to "ensure that the needle guide gives the needle bias in the direction of the rear of the machine". John. Thanks for that, John. The Norton carburettor ...
by Richard Negus
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Rear brake switch cover
Replies: 2
Views: 7572

Re: Rear brake switch cover

Paul, The original covered Brembo switch with blade terminals is nothing but a PITA for those who ride their bikes. Road dirt, salt, and water fin their way inside to cause corrosion of the terminals and the rubber diaphragm inside the switch slowly hardens, needing more & more pressure on the p...
by Richard Negus
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bias, fuel metering needle
Replies: 6
Views: 20629

Re: Bias, fuel metering needle

I'm hoping someone might give us the definitive reply on which allows the greater fuel flow - central or biased.
C'mon Clive, surely you must know more than a little about fluid dynamics?
R.
by Richard Negus
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bias, fuel metering needle
Replies: 6
Views: 20629

Bias, fuel metering needle

In a previous thread "Slide Needle Removal", the subject diverged into a discussion about bias of the needle, something that I hadn't given much thought to previously. To confirm which way needles are biased in Norton carburettors, I stripped a NOS carb made by SU around 1989 to confirm. T...