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British Bikes / Re: Norton Laydown Gearbox
« Last post by iansoady on Today at 11:47:57 AM »
Have you tried RGM and (as a last resort) Les Emery?

If you're a member of the NOC their forum is useful and there has been a recent thread about mainshaft lengths etc. And the NOC shop has lots of parts.
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British Bikes / Norton Laydown Gearbox
« Last post by john.k on Today at 01:44:55 AM »
The time has come to do some repairs to my ES2.Possibly should have been done years ago.....anyhoo,I need a new mainshaft ,clutch spider ,and maybe a 4th gear,if not too pricey......When I last fitted bushes and bearings to the box ,there was a supply of ex WW2 gearbox parts ,which I used in some areas.......the mainshaft and 4th gear are different lengths between the boxes ,so no go there...............Ive looked for new bits,no one seems to have them anymore.....new mainshafts were available ,no more it seems..............Any ideas?
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British Bikes / Re: 21, chroium rim wanted
« Last post by beardyimpman on February 23, 2020, 08:15:03 PM »
will find out more from the motorcycle mechanic when i call with him next, i even got the new spare motocross tyre with the rim,
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British Bikes / Re: 21, chroium rim wanted
« Last post by murdo on February 23, 2020, 08:00:40 AM »
Never seen a Honda with 20", either 19" or 21". What year did they use the 20"?
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British Bikes / Re: 21, chroium rim wanted
« Last post by mini-me on February 22, 2020, 02:33:08 PM »
So did dozens of other bikes BSA WD b40 for instance.
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British Bikes / Re: AJS 990cc Side Valve V Twin 1934
« Last post by mini-me on February 22, 2020, 02:32:08 PM »
Charllie Collier died at work ,at his desk, but I thought that was just before they bought Norton and its worn out machinery

I expect he is the senior director being referred to above.

Because of the factory history of my own bike, I am quite sure one of the last two Collier brothers would have taken it for a rest run at some time, so I like to feel I have a connection.  They were both known to pick a bike at random to go home on.
While they may not have had children,not so sure, there are relatives about.

Collier bros were probably the last motorcycle manufacturers to actually ride their product. Which is one reason I have kept my own 1938 bike for 55 years. It went back, inthe 1960s, to the factory to be identified, and when I went to work there a lot of the alloy went through the polishing shop for the traditional 20 players.

I never got to met any dead senior managment though,
What I do wish I'd scrounged was the notice in one of the lifts that had Colliers signatures on it, that would have helped with my vintage Ouija board when seeking advice.
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British Bikes / Re: 21, chroium rim wanted
« Last post by beardyimpman on February 22, 2020, 02:06:26 PM »
got sorted with a 20,, rim and tyre to match, yes an odd size, honda used them in the front wheel for motocross
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British Bikes / Re: BSA A65
« Last post by john.k on February 22, 2020, 02:05:04 PM »
The A65 crankcases were always notorious for poor dimensional controll in machining....its possible cranks wernt interchangeable.....I know the alignment of the timing side bush is always suspect ,and often considerably out.
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British Bikes / Re: AJS 990cc Side Valve V Twin 1934
« Last post by john.k on February 22, 2020, 02:02:06 PM »
The funny thing was that all the major factories had directors who hated motorbikes....Its said that the last Collier brother ,Charles ,had a fatal heart attack from the stress of finding out that Norton was bust ,and also in a shambles ,being run for the benefit of the racing department.
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British Bikes / Re: AJS 990cc Side Valve V Twin 1934
« Last post by mini-me on February 22, 2020, 01:47:56 PM »
 ;D  and today order of the large wooden spoon goes too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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