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by Ian
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Calling "Ian"from Raliegh
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Calling "Ian"from Raliegh

Been trying to John, it runs to answering machine.

Try calling me on 07894 078180.

Ian.
by Ian
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Commander air filter?

The two I have are loose so I can't look on the box.

However, they both have the following on the rubber: 10039 and UO5406. Both also say Made in the UK.

Hope this helps.

Ian.
by Ian
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 1350

Re: Commander air filter?

I've always got Reliant Robin ones from eBay, usually for just a few pounds.

I'll pull off the part numbers from the pair I have tomorrow.

Ian
by Ian
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Can We Help Brian Crighton
Replies: 10
Views: 1952

Re: Can We Help Brian Crighton

Worked for me yesterday...
by Ian
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: diagnostics

Yes John, I'm THAT Ian!

Just let me have it back when you're done with it. My Commander is now tucked up for winter and was showing no need for a clutch tool when it went to bed...

Good luck with yours,

ian.
by Ian
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: diagnostics
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: diagnostics

John,

Most modern cars will log fault codes in the ECU so provided the fault however intermittent, is one the ECU has been told to monitor, it will be revealed as a code.

Not every car's ECU monitors the same things. You'll need a code reader to find out. These days most workshops will have one.

Ian.
by Ian
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Trixie the story
Replies: 5
Views: 1715

Re: Trixie the story

Trixie is an amazing exercise in engineering. I wish I could have done it.

The award and accolade is well deserved and congratulations are in order.

Well done!

Ian.
by Ian
Thu May 12, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Approved dealers in 1988
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Approved dealers in 1988

I bought my 1992 Commander from Don in 1995. The shop was Bridge Street Motorcycles in Witham and it's still there though I doubt Don is. I swapped a Honda CB500 for it. The bike had been Don's demonstrator, sold to a customer, bought back, used as a demo again, then I bought it. Don dropped it on m...
by Ian
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Best Intercom
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Best Intercom

Agree with Joe.We've been using the Cardo G4 Powerset. Fits on the helmets, no wires. Bluetooth equipped, works as an intercom with voice activation, music from you phone by Bluetooth, similarly a satnav, built in FM radio, voice controlled and all prioritisable. Battery life is well over 24 hours, ...
by Ian
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: starter sprag clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 989

Re: starter sprag clutch

Done this several times on my Commander, yes it's quite possible, you just dismantle the primary drive. The sprag lives at the back of the clutch drum.

Changing the starter motor is a different story though...

Ian.
by Ian
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander ignition systems
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Re: Commander ignition systems

Richard, many thanks for this very complete summary.One final question, if I may.You say that many Commanders perform admirably with the Boyer and Minimag systems. Mine has a Boyer, which seems to be OK. I'm happy to change it if it is considered life-expired but really I'm not sure if it's anywhere...
by Ian
Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander ignition systems
Replies: 6
Views: 1517

Commander ignition systems

Hello all. I'd like to ask the collective's opinion about these.My 1992 Commander still has the original Boyer unit fitted and appears to be fine. My questions concern what happens next.I'm a bit worried that because mine hasn't failed it must be about to. Strange logic but true. So, the questions:I...
by Ian
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: starting up on one cylinder
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: starting up on one cylinder

My Commander has done this since I bought it in 1995!If I use it daily it's fine. If I leave it for 2-3 days or more it starts on the right rotor only, after about half a mile and much spluttering and banging, the second rotor chimes in and then it's fine all day.I've put this down to the frame drai...
by Ian
Thu May 21, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More Commander water pump woes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: More Commander water pump woes.

Well Richard, that's me well and truly put back in my box!It was indeed me who had a batch made. I sold three or four through this site so I would say to those who bought them - don't use them! They are substandard are unsuitable. If you were one of those who bought, throw it away and PM me. I'll re...
by Ian
Wed May 20, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More Commander water pump woes.
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

More Commander water pump woes.

I've had yet another Oldham coupling fail on my Commander. This one managed about 1000 miles.You can see the coupling in the attached pictures. Now, I'm sure there has been much bad language, inculding mine, directed at this small insignificant part that spoils an otherwise reliable and excellent mo...
by Ian
Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander Handlebars
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Commander Handlebars

Many years ago I bought a set from Graham. I asked him how strong they'd be and he said that they were the thickest that his maker could still bend without kinking. They are certainly thicker than the originals.Can't really say how strong they are in practised since I haven't dropped the bike though...
by Ian
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Starting problems & Race bike
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Re: Starting problems & Race bike

Mine has done this since I bought it in 1995!I reckon it's because the frame drain cheerfully allows oil to run down to foul the plug. I believe some have fitted a diverter in the form of a bottle to catch draining oil but still connecting the air side to the inlet manifold. I have not done this but...
by Ian
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Road Tax Transfere
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Road Tax Transfere

IIRC, at the same time as you no longer need to display a tax disc - October. I'm open to correction here though...

It's a good idea. Just think of all the part-months the Government won't have to refund. Nice little earner and ensures more vehicles have their tax renewed.
by Ian
Mon May 05, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: paint colour name
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: paint colour name

My Commander is a 1992 and is in its original bright red. I have had to have a side panel repainted and the colour that matched was Ford Rosso Red.

I think Norton also offered a darker metallic red at this time; I don't know the name of this colour.

A good paint shop should be able to match it.

Ian.
by Ian
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Up rated headlamps
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: Up rated headlamps

Had one on my Commander for about four years and I posted the tale of it's fitting on here at the time. Seems it might be illegal after all and also it obviously isn't self-levelling.However it has passed the MOT fine and the world lights up when I use it. Personally I thoroughly recommend it even i...
by Ian
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: oil consumption
Replies: 13
Views: 3672

Re: oil consumption

My Commander does about 400 miles per litre though I've got it deliberately set up a little rich.

Ian.
by Ian
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Re: More on the water pump!

I got a PM about ordering some more but due to early onset incompetence I've deleted it.

Yes. I've asked for two more for you.

I'll post again when I have them.
by Ian
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Re: More on the water pump!

The parts are in hand, be about three weeks. Sadly for us his wife has just had a baby so it'll take a bit longer than usual.

Ian
by Ian
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Re: More on the water pump!

I'll be honest Derek, I don't know!

I'm working on the 'it's working now, leave it alone' basis.

No doubt the bike will surprise me yet again...

You're right though; I should check it.
by Ian
Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Re: More on the water pump!

Derek,I only had the coupling made, not all the parts, see post above.I paid £20 for two. I'm happy to ask for more but I'd like to gauge how many are really required. I would rather ask for ten in one go than five pairs for instance.If just the coupling is OK, please let me know and if anybody else...
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

Re: More on the water pump!

Derek, I've only had the Oldham coupling itself made in stainless; the other components remain as (I presume) Norton intended. I can organise some couplings if you still want them.Richard - I haven't kept the old couplings after testing but what I thought odd at the time was that all the other parts...
by Ian
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: More on the water pump!
Replies: 11
Views: 2847

More on the water pump!

Chaps, Over the last two years I have had no less than five Oldham couplings fail.The first coincided with the pump seal self destructing but the others since have just broken. One split axially as if it was cut with a knife and the others have lost 'ears' resulting in noise, failure and in two case...
by Ian
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: for sale and wanted
Topic: Wanted: Tank Harness/Tank Bag For Classic.
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Wanted: Tank Harness/Tank Bag For Classic.

I wanted a tank bag for my Commander. I liked the range of bags produced by Baglux under the Bagster brand, where all the different sizes and styles of bags fit all the fuel tank harnesses, which are themselves bespoke to each bike model. They're good quality kit and are very QD.Naturally, they didn...
by Ian
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Manx GP fast approaching ???
Replies: 18
Views: 4769

Re: Manx GP fast approaching ???

Oh, and two F1s too. I did ask but neither was for sale.

Ian
by Ian
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Manx GP fast approaching ???
Replies: 18
Views: 4769

Re: Manx GP fast approaching ???

There was a dark blue one and an orange one (really) with lots of stickers on the front too.

My red one was at home with yet another Oldham coupling failure. Curses!

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