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A technical forum for all single cylinder Nortons

Dolls head adjuster bolt

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A dolls head adjuster bolt made a successful bid for freedom the other day.  I have just received a new one (i.e. bolt + cross bar + retaining screws) from RGM.  I intend to cross drill the retaining bolts and lock wire this time (could be tough in stainless steel).  But I see it has a locknut on the long threaded portion.  I'm sure my old one did not (probably why it escaped).  Does the nut screw up against the back of the top gearbox bolt?  I expect I'll find out when I try to fit it, but I've not found a drawing of how it is supposed to go together.  Access is pretty tight.

Hard to start

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Hi, it’s me again.

The ES2 was really easy to start until I filled a nearly empty Primary Chain Case with 1/2 pint of oil.

could it be linked or is it just a coincidence ?

it was all going so well !

Chain case Rubber Bung

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Hi, I have a 1954 ES2.

it is now very close to getting back on the Road after more than 35 years. But I am struggling to find the part number or supplier for the large rubber inspection bung on the primary chain case cover.

it is not listed in the 1950 parts manual. Can any one help ?

Also has any one fitted Servis Brand Tyres and if so are they any good ? Best Regards,

Pete.

p.s. Just discovered it is Positive Earth so had to reflash the dynamo field coil.

 

Speedo Specs

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Regarding pre war speedometers as fitted into the panel in petrol tank on a 1938 Model 18 and 16H :-

Were these chronometric or some other type ?

Were they 2:1 ratio or some other ratio ?

Does anyone know of a supplier for the right angle drive gearbox that turns the speedo cable and that fits on the front hub for a left hand side mounted brake ?

I know wood - you know mechanics

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Hello, hope you all are well.

Would like shortly introduce myself as a new member. I live in Sweden and I'm trained as a wooden boat builder/restorer at International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. RI, USA in 2012. Since then, gained experience working at wooden boat shops in Cornwall, Iceland, Norway and now, since 2017 in Sweden.   

Just recently bought a Norton ES2 1953 as a barn find. Bike is not original as you can see from the photos. It was modified as a chopper back in 70's as I found out from old tech inspection records.

model 18 running very rich

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I took my 1936/7 model 18 out for a run yesterday. It ran well at speed but was obviously running very rich. The  1.1/16 276 Amal is pretty worn but I think it may have the wrong needle which has 5 settings (like my Commando). On return I checked the plug which was soot black after 10 miles on open quiet roads. Reading through the book it seems that the correct needle has only two settings but I apprerciate the five setting needle could be a development. Does anyone know the details for the correct needle?

 

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