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by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: F1 Sport for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: F1 Sport for sale

I am not usually a gambling man, but I’ll wager that this bike doesn’t sell!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Bing carburettor problems
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Bing carburettor problems

I had something similar with my 'oil-injection' W2000 Geoff a few years ago; never with the petroil one. I wondered if it was the 25:1 mix that was lubricating the piston in the carb, absent in the o/I version? Just a smidgeon of oil in with the fuel (Rotella 30 or 40, or Silkolene 2T I think it was...
by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Chassis number location
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Chassis number location

I think you'll find the four digit number '4xxx' on the headstock; not always easy to spot with the fairing.

Good to hear from you Blair.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Clemens Bubner?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Clemens Bubner?

Richard,

Do you do WhatsApp?

Message me on my mobile and I'll pass it on.

David

PS/ Mobile number sent as a PM.
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: exchange rate
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: exchange rate

The official Euro exchange rate is standard through the EU but banks etc will each have their own rates, just as in the UK where it’s wise to shop around to find the best deal.

Why on earth do you not use ‘plastic’ when you’re abroad John? You will get the best rate of exchange by doing so!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Interpol starting .
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Interpol starting .

Ned,

I suppose you have tried the obvious stuff like swapping plugs over to see if the problem then occurs on the other rotor?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu May 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander Spares?
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Commander Spares?

Just heard from Mike McGarry who is helping sort the bike collection of the late ROC member Bill Hignett. There may well be some Commander spares included. To this end, he is holding at Autojumble at Bill's farm this Saturday (10 - 1600) Please let Mike know if you intend to be there on 07752 502649...
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: H J Pugh on-line auction
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: H J Pugh on-line auction

Thanks for that Richard.

Lot 429 is also of interest; I see that Terry Donovan’s distinctive W2000 outfit is listed.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Master Cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Master Cylinder

Without any real knowledge John, I would hazard a guess that it might be a Yamaha item?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: ROC shop
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: ROC shop

No, and yes.

But there might be a chance of a fleece if our supplier is willing to do a one-off.

Would you like me to enquiries Michael?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: ROC shop
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: ROC shop

Hi Mike,

Let me know what it is you're after and I'll see what I can do to help.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Norton Rotary Classic (BSA) on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Norton Rotary Classic (BSA) on ebay

John,

Prospective Classic Owners could choose a frame number of their choice, so long as it had not already been chosen.

So, if your lucky number happened to be (say) 99, you could have LE-099, even if it happened to be the first one of the production line.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Cast Iron Discs
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: Cast Iron Discs

Mick, my IP2 is now living in Austria .... I’m not sure what material the discs were.

The RE5’s are certainly stainless-steel; the W2000’s are cast-iron beneath the chrome plating (which I have had skimmed off).

DC
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Cast Iron Discs
Replies: 21
Views: 1741

Re: Cast Iron Discs

Mick,

We’re both of a similar vintage .... you must remember the discussions which took place in the 1970’s about cast-iron v. stainless-steel as brake disc material?

I think I would rather put up with this rusting you describe rather than have a pretty bike whose brakes did not work in the wet.

DC
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Chains
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Chains

The Silk 700S has it too. exclaim
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: 1989 NORTON COMMANDER ROTARY.
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Re: 1989 NORTON COMMANDER ROTARY.

Ian,

I have sent details of one to you email address.

There's another on eBay at the moment (seems a bit of a project though).

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Commander wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Commander wanted

PM me.

One of our (deceased) members had one and it is still for sale I believe.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Paper Victory at Last!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Paper Victory at Last!!!

Congratulations Mike!

Now let's hope it starts!!!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankeltreffen 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Wankeltreffen 2018

It was in the most recent club newsletter!!!
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Re5 oils

Clive, it’s on the cover of all club newsletters. You are a member, aren’t you?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Hi from Adelaide Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Hi from Adelaide Australia

Hello Steve!

A membership form is on its way to you!!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Re5 oils

Well, that’s not a million miles away from Chelmsford, if you ever fancy a trip north of the river.

Remember to bring an empty 5 litre can with you.

Are you a club member?
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Re5 oils

The club has a stock which it can decant to Club Members ... and if memory serves, it’s £3 a litre.

I have some in Essex.

And so does Dave Weighell in North Yorkshire.

Where are you?

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: login and say hello!
Topic: Re5 oils
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: Re5 oils

Hi CB

I too use GTX in the engine sump ..... but Rotella DD+40 in the metering tank.

Why?

Because it’s what rotary Nortons use, and so I have plenty to hand. It’s cheap. It burns clean. And nearly 40,000 miles on, the bike is still going!!!

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Next project
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Next project

How about using one of the other rotary engines available?

www.aieuk.com ?

www.rotronuav.com ?
by kanonkopdrinker
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 31
Views: 3962

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Hi all, I don’t do Facebook either, but as far as I am aware, the one big advantage is that posts cannot be ‘moderated’ and subscribers are free to write what they like. However, the ROC site has never (AFAIK) had to be moderated due to inappropriate comments. Margaret does however do Facebook (and ...
by kanonkopdrinker
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 31
Views: 3962

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

The two housings appear to be a water-cooled one from a Commander - and an air-cooled from an IP2 / Classic.

W2000 (KC27) expected in the new year.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club
Topic: Reclaiming rotary engine components.
Replies: 31
Views: 3962

Re: Reclaiming rotary engine components.

Happy 2028 to all ROC members!

I have just been sent a photo of the first of the refinished rotor housings .... and very good they look too.

There will be more details in the next club magazine.

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: NOC asking about Classic owner
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: NOC asking about Classic owner

Yep, and he’s a member of the club!

Let me send him an email in case he’s missed this ......

David
by kanonkopdrinker
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: RE5 Starter Clutch
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: RE5 Starter Clutch

Hi Charles,

For reasons which I am sure all Norton Rotary Owners are well aware, rotary Nortons are notoriously difficult to kick start!!!

David

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