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New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by michael_capon at July 12. 2018

Good morning all. I have just got me hands on a 1948 ES2. It's not a completely standard bike but above all it shows signs of having been thrown together to sell. So I have some work to do.. Right now I've managed to get hold of the workshop manual and I need to find gasket sets for the engine and the carb.

Where should I be looking for these?

With thanks in advance, Mike Capon.

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by George Phillips at July 12. 2018

I would have thought the usual suspects, Mike. NOC Shop (if there's no rush); RGM Motors, Andover Norton and (if you have to) Norvil. All found easily with a web search.

George

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by michael_capon at July 12. 2018

Previously George Phillips wrote:

I would have thought the usual suspects, Mike. NOC Shop (if there's no rush); RGM Motors, Andover Norton and (if you have to) Norvil. All found easily with a web search.

George

Thank you George. I work in the motorcycle industry but this is the first time I've needed parts for a machine of this age, hence the apparently dim questions. Your list of the usual suspects is just what I needed. Thanks again, Mike

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by George Phillips at July 12. 2018

No probs, Mike. You could of course just Google "Norton spares" then jump over all the computer software/security bits and see what you can find. There are quite a few out there. It's usually a case of finding one that has what you want. None of them has everything.

G

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by philip_hannam at July 12. 2018

I have also  recently acquired a 1948 ES2. Getting hold of spare parts is a bit tricky for pre-1953 versions of this bike and harder still for those with the earlier gearboxes.  As george says, you may have to check out various sources.

I found the best two for fittings and cables to be Andy Molnar and Norvil.  JJ Cables are also worth checking out just for cables.

276 AU carb spares are available from the likes of Hitchcock and Burlen.

Many parts were common with other models such as the 16H, 18, 19 and early Dominator twins.

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by michael_capon at Tuesday 08:51

Previously philip_hannam wrote:

I have also  recently acquired a 1948 ES2. Getting hold of spare parts is a bit tricky for pre-1953 versions of this bike and harder still for those with the earlier gearboxes.  As george says, you may have to check out various sources.

I found the best two for fittings and cables to be Andy Molnar and Norvil.  JJ Cables are also worth checking out just for cables.

276 AU carb spares are available from the likes of Hitchcock and Burlen.

Many parts were common with other models such as the 16H, 18, 19 and early Dominator twins.

Thank you Philip. Addresses noted. Strip down to start next week...

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by gary_agar at Tuesday 22:45

I too am rebuilding an old Norton (ES2 1960) and found a "Spare Parts List" I purchased from the national Motorcycle Museum was invaluable. (www.nationalmotorcyclemuseum.co.uk/shop/) In 'Search the Shop' type in "Norton Spare parts"

You can then cross reference the Norton Parts number on such sites as RGM to order whats required. I've found the most helpful site is 'www.rgmnorton.co.uk' the most expedient and when contacting them by email by 'contact us' on their web site for more information on a specific part they respond with helpful advice. Hope this helps.

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by anthony_cawthorne at Wednesday 21:20

anybody advice me as to which oil is best suited for my 1959 model 50 please ?

many thanks ...

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by michael_sullivan at Thursday 19:30

Anthony:

I ride a 1961 Model 50.

Here is what the owners manual says about the oil:

Ambient temp above 32 degree F use SAE 20/50 or straight SAE 30 oil

Ambient temp below 32 degree F use SAE 10/30 or SAE 20 oil.

 

It all depends on where you live and the temperature you might be seeing.

Here in coastal Northern California where we might get down to freezing once or twice a year I use straight 50w non-detergent oil.  I'm getting too old to ride when the temp gets down so the 50w seems to work just fine for me.

Mike

 

 

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by michael_sullivan at Thursday 19:31

Anthony:

I ride a 1961 Model 50.

Here is what the owners manual says about the oil:

Ambient temp above 32 degree F use SAE 20/50 or straight SAE 30 oil

Ambient temp below 32 degree F use SAE 10/30 or SAE 20 oil.

 

It all depends on where you live and the temperature you might be seeing.

Here in coastal Northern California where we might get down to freezing once or twice a year I use straight 50w non-detergent oil.  I'm getting too old to ride when the temp gets down so the 50w seems to work just fine for me.

Mike

 

Re: New ES2 owner looking for spares + advice

Posted by anthony_cawthorne at Thursday 21:34

thanks for your help Mike -i live in yorkshire ..sorted -cheers.

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