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by johnbirchjar
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: F1 Sport seat unit

Hi Wayn,If your bike is the one nearest the camera,looks are deceiving,seems far to thin Very Happy ,mind you ,If memory serves you are well "upholstered" wink J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: rotation

Once a month exclaim,wow, I bet the old girl really smokes when you eventually fire her up cool(especially if the engine has been out of the frame for about a year wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: rotation

Thanks Tony,(I guess it must be OK to turn the engine both ways?)How often have you done this?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: rotation

Charlie,I have no idea which direction the engine turns when running red face.hence the question.J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: rotation

Come on guys exclaim,I'm sure one of you must have had an engine out of the frame and had turn it over to spread the oil around wink,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: F1 Sport seat unit
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: F1 Sport seat unit

Garry (of Garry & Amy fame)made a "duel seat" for his F1,perhaps you could contact him for some tips,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New member say hello
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: New member say hello

Hi Dean,Welcome to the club Very Happy,I hope your bike arrives safely in Aus;and you can enjoy "Rotoring" again,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: New to Rotarys
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: New to Rotarys

Hi Haggler,Welcome to the club Very Happy ,hope you get your bike on the road for the Spring,and can enjoy some Rotoring,(it will be unlike any bike you have ever ridden,especially that "howl" when the revs get past about six grand cool,)ride safe ,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: rotation
Replies: 8
Views: 169

rotation

Hi guys,engine rotation, clock or anti-clock when out of the frame for long periods?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic up for Auction
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Classic up for Auction

I seem to recall someone telling me the first Classic is in a museum or in a private collection somewhere?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plug caps
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: spark plug caps

What plugs have you got in your bike?'cos I had the same symptoms when I tried plugs WITH suppressors(NGK C8CE I think as apposed to NGK C8E) )big mistake 'cos the plug CAPS have suppressors in them(this is on my Classic)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Classic trip reset
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Classic trip reset

Good luck with that Mike,mine packed up about 45,000 miles ago,I just learned to live without it Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Clutch tool
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Clutch tool

Att; Ian from Raleigh,I have finished with your Clutch Tool,phone me 01268 753362 to arrange collection/delivery,many thanks,J.B.
PS,you will be pleased to hear that I have now made my own Clutch Tool Very Happy,J.
by johnbirchjar
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Third Party

Thanks Terry,"Laid up Cover", now that's a new one on me,never even heard of it before.The advantage being? Very Happy J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plug caps
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: spark plug caps

A wise choice,in my experience the copper cable HT leads are vastly superior Very Happy,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: spark plug caps
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: spark plug caps

Available in France(and on e-bay) Thats handy to know, I was looking for replacement ones some years back(a bit of an experiment I was conducting on the Classic wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: new member from Belgium
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: new member from Belgium

Hi Guy,welcome to the club.
Way back in April a fellow club member was also looking for Chain Gaitors and was told that" Andover Norton"(01264 359565) had some as did "Startright Motors"(0113 2453643) in Leeds,(I bet the memsahib just loves the oil on the carpet Very Happy)good luck,ride safe,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Third Party

Thanks Terry,anybody else want to add their "six pennyworth"? smiley,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Third Party
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Third Party

Hi guys,can anyone enlighten me as to the "New Third Party Liability Law"? (It was mentioned briefly in the latest issue of Roadholder)Iv'e had a bit of a "surf",but "Can't see the Wood for the Trees wink"J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: clutch plates

Thanks Richard(again)rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: clutch plates
Replies: 2
Views: 229

clutch plates

Hi guys,(this is so embarrassing red face)Fluffing about with the Clutch Housing and Plates (while making myself a Clutch Locking Tool,)I forgot which way the plates go back in cry.In the Classic Parts Catalogue the exploded view shows the "patterned" plate going in first,is this correct?J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Woodruff Key
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Woodruff Key

Having had a closer look I can now confirm that the old seal is the R21 type,(now minus the garter spring wink)J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Woodruff Key
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Woodruff Key

Thanks for clearing that up for me Richard.
The oil seal that I removed was "sealed" on both faces,(so perhaps it didn't matter what way it went in?)rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Woodruff Key
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Woodruff Key

Thanks guys,I have a bit of a busy week ahead,culminating this weekend in my last rally for this year up in the wilds of Matlock,(Nth Derbyshire)so I will experiment with your suggestions next week. On a different note,the new Gear Box Oil Seal(Primary Chain side) that I purchased from A/N is a tad ...
by johnbirchjar
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Woodruff Key
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Woodruff Key

Hi guys,I spent over two hours this afternoon trying to get the Primary Chain Sprocket back on,(that b****y Woodruff Key is an absolute pain in the a**s,)anyone got any tips on how to keep the p**y thing in place while getting the Sprocket fitted on the Shaft?(it doesn't help having to fit the Sproc...
by johnbirchjar
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Forum technical problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Re: Forum technical problem?

Thanks Graham,rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Yep,the nut in question(two actualy,Fly Wheel side& Primary Chain side)are torqued up to 150psi+Locktite which take some undoing(I use a sturdy old "T" bar+ a length of Gas Pipe+ a short lengh of Scaffold Tube cool )and don't try to undo them with the bike on the Centre Stand,the bike just lifts off...
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

They seem to be pretty reliable wink,leastways,we don't get many reports of actual Starter Motor problems on our forum (touch wood)
Oh,and Mick,it is an "engine out" job to remove the thing Very Happy,and like Richard says,"Character Building" cool,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Like Richard says,easy,(if you know how wink)simple tools?yea,right,but unique,+ a torque wrench rated up to 150+psi(not hanging in everyone's garage Very Happy )rgds,J.B.
by johnbirchjar
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Starter Sprag slipping
Replies: 14
Views: 416

Re: Starter Sprag slipping

Hi Tony,the G/Box oil is Harley Davidsons 90WT Cubiscan,(it helps to make the g/box less noisy) and the Primary oil is "Power Steering Oil",(a tip I got from Del Boy years ago,it seems to make the Clutch feel lighter wink) I expect A/N will have the replacement oil seal,BUT how old will it be exclai...