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by Gerald Pleace
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham Megameet 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Popham Megameet 2017

Paul, At the time you declared yourself Billy no mates as you thought no one was coming. As it turned out you had loads of mates on the day no doubt helped by the offer of tea and biscuits. We all had a good day. Thanks for sticking with this event organising which can at times feel disheartening, I...
by Gerald Pleace
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham Megameet 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Re: Popham Megameet 2017

Paul,
Don't we count as mates then?
Joe and I have asked to come!
At least that will make four with Roy.
That's twice the sign up I usually get when I try to organise events.

Regards

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017

Just checked e-mails and we are now up to four.
If we keep on like this I may be able to get a location for the club.
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017

Well, due to the popularity of this event with club members, I have not arranged a stand for the show. Feel free to come along on the day and look out for the two rotaries so far promised. Hopefully the weather will be good and a great day will be had by all attending. Look forward to seeing you the...
by Gerald Pleace
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Brooklands Motorcycle Show - Sunday 2 July 2017

Well, So far it's a stand for three. If we get a few more I will ask if we can be allocated a space but it would be good to know numbers. Last time I organised something here it was just Paul and I. It did mean we were able to have a nice lot of room until a load of modern Triumphs squeezed in. It i...
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3955

Re: Southern Classic Kempton park 2017

Paul,

I will come along if you want a Commander.

Regards

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Bike Show Sat. 21st May 2016 at Kempton
Replies: 15
Views: 3595

Re: Southern Classic Bike Show Sat. 21st May 2016 at Kempton

Paul,
I will be able to make it to the show this year as the Wankeltreffen is in July.
I expect it will be on the grey Commander.
Please just remind me nearer the date that it is on Saturday.

Regards

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Popham MegaMeet 2105
Replies: 22
Views: 4414

Re: Popham MegaMeet 2105

Paul,
Hopefully you have me down on your list already.
Definitely doesn't clash with anything at the moment.
Look forward to seeing you.all there.

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Mon May 25, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankeltreffen 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: Wankeltreffen 2015

Well, we are back from the Wankeltreffen after a few days of German hospitality.The location was excellent and the event well organised.Our hosts the Hercules W2000 IG were as always very friendly and ready to give help where required.The Westerwald is a beautiful part of Germany and well worth a re...
by Gerald Pleace
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Bike Show on Sat 23rd May 2015 at Kempton
Replies: 22
Views: 3693

Re: Southern Classic Bike Show on Sat 23rd May 2015 at Kempt

Paul
I am happy to bring along a Commander on the day.
I just need to get the day right.
Perhaps you should remind me a day or so before!

Best wishes

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankel Treffen 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3286

Re: Wankel Treffen 2014

Hello All,Hope everyone got back from the treffen OK. The meeting was very good and well organised, thanks to Monica's and Harald's hard work.We had a good turnout from Britain with possibly the highest number of attendees ever.Well done all, look forward to seeing you all again soon, if not next ye...
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Norton Owners Club meeting at Brooklands
Replies: 4
Views: 1728

Re: Norton Owners Club meeting at Brooklands

David,

I will be there as usual and look forward to another good day and possibly another shot or two on the test hill.

See you there.

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Sun May 25, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Bike Show 24th May 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7302

Re: Southern Classic Bike Show 24th May 2014

Paul,Your efforts organising the shows are much appreciated. It is an unfortunate fact that despite a lot of hard work, things don't always go right. It is not fair that criticism is often aimed at the organiser of an event who has no control over attendance on the day.I also feel it is not that the...
by Gerald Pleace
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Southern Classic Bike Show 24th May 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 7302

Re: Southern Classic Bike Show 24th May 2014

Paul,

I will be there if we are able to get enough takers to have a stand.

Regards

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander wont keep running
Replies: 8
Views: 2122

Re: Commander wont keep running

Banjoman,Sounds like the ballast resistor has gone open circuit.Try digging it out from the electrical bits on the offside and connecting the two wires attached together. It should then start and run albeit with 12v going through th coils instead of 6.Then when you replace the resistor make sure to ...
by Gerald Pleace
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankel Treffen 2013.
Replies: 15
Views: 4515

Re: Wankel Treffen 2013.

Glad everyone got home (or back to work) OK. Also glad to have Howell, Roger and Brian around when I needed to borrow a decent plug spanner which had been considerately brought all the way from Wales just for me to use.Also thanks for you all for coming back to see where we were when the Norton deci...
by Gerald Pleace
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankel Treffen 2013.
Replies: 15
Views: 4515

Re: Wankel Treffen 2013.

Yet another brilliant treffen.Katrin and Clemens did us proud and the weather behaved very well.It was good to meet up with all you brave people who rode over to Lubeck which is a really long way away.The company and the location were excellent as was the welcome we all received as usual from our Ge...
by Gerald Pleace
Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Only runs with starter pressed??
Replies: 3
Views: 811

Re: Only runs with starter pressed??

Dave,That's an easy problem to fix if it is the same as when it happened to me.I was in France at the time back in 1990 and nobody there knew anything about rotaries.Same symptoms but no-one knew what to do. The bike was trucked home and after a phone call to Norton I had the bike running in minutes...
by Gerald Pleace
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Ron While
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: Ron While

So sorry to hear of Ron's passing. He was a true gentleman and a great ambassador for Norton, rotaries and motorcycling in general.I had many long conversations with him in the past, mainly at Stanford Hall in NREC days and he always had time to listen and explain things rotary to me and I am sure, ...
by Gerald Pleace
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: technical interest and new ideas
Topic: Commander overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: Commander overheating

Had the same problem on my Commander recently. It went from running at the normal hot of 90-95 to very hot 110-115.I noticed the top of the radiator was incredibly hot and no return to the header tank. I tried the wire in the hole at the top to no avail. Today I thought I would try a bit harder and ...
by Gerald Pleace
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Ron While
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: Ron While

Do wish Ron well from us all when you next see him.
It has always been a pleasure meeting up with him and discussing riding Nortons.

Best wishes

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: general discussion (eveything else)
Topic: Commander at London Colney
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Commander at London Colney

Sorry to disappoint, it wasn't me. Both Nortons were safely stashed in the garage at the time.
The mystery deepens. Keep looking out, you may spot me again somewhere.
by Gerald Pleace
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April

Great,That will be two of us then.When you get to the gate tell them you are with the Rotary Owners Club an get entry for £7 instead of £9,It still sounds a bit steep but there promises to be some serious vintage motorcycle action as well as static displays from several clubs signed up so far.If any...
by Gerald Pleace
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April

I have just had confirmation that we are able to attend this event as a club and will be eligible for an entry discount for those who turn up on a motorcycle as long as we get a minimum of 10 attending.There is a form I have to return which asks for projected numbers so please let me know via the fo...
by Gerald Pleace
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering Sunday 18th April

I was looking through my copy of the Brooklands Bulletin when I came across an article about the Brooklands Spring Motorcycle Gathering on 18th April.The gathering is open to anyone on any motorcycle which will be parked on site as part of the display. New things like ours would not be able to run o...
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: RoTechniks open day
Replies: 32
Views: 8681

Re: RoTechniks open day

I will be coming along on the Commander to keep up numbers so IP2471 will not be alone.I am not far away either.
It's been a while since I last used your service when I still had the yellow Ro80 back in 2002-3.
I had good service from you then but no rotary car since.

Gerald
by Gerald Pleace
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Wankeltreffen 2008?
Replies: 1
Views: 1049

Wankeltreffen 2008

John,\r\rThere are three of us going this year, Joe Walker, Ewen Prior and myself.\rJoe says he has sent an e-mail, it must have got lost in the post!\rWe are leaving on Thursday on the Shuttle and aiming to stay the first night in Metz.\rWe have booked the Hotel Dehner Blumen near Ingolstadt. They ...
by Gerald Pleace
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: calendar dates and announcements
Topic: Hugh Mills
Replies: 1
Views: 961

I am sure we will all miss Hugh.\r
He was always so cheerful and never complained about life, his illness or anything else as far as I can remember.\r
Some of us are hoping to attend his funeral, rotary mounted of course.\r
Our thoughts go toHelen and his family

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