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TAPS AND DIES

We only carry as regular stock top quality taps and dies in HSS (high speed steel).  These are more expensive than regular quality but are designed for the professional.  We recently had someone make some special 3/8 grade 5 BSF … Continue reading

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Ignition Timing

Customer with late coil ignition model Matchless G15CS – very similar to N15CS, Atlas & P11 – even early Commando – wanted to know if I could give him a measurement so he could stick a rod into his plug … Continue reading

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Fuses

A customer asked if there is a difference between UK and North American fuses. Here’s my reply: Absolutely!  British fuses are rated by blow rate and North American by flow rate. A 32 amp British fuse is designed to carry a … Continue reading

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NORTON GEAR OIL

I hear the forums are buzzing with “expert” advice on Commando gear oil.  The rumour is that GL5spec 80/90 or 90wt  extreme pressure gear oil will damage the bushes in Norton gear boxes.  We have been selling BelRay 80/90 GL5 for years to … Continue reading

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NORTON FORK DAMPING

Norton Roadholder forks are fitted to Domi’s, Singles, Commando’s and also to several 1964 onwards AJS & Matchless models. This is a very good design and when in good condition give excellent performance. One of the biggest complaints is that they … Continue reading

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More about oils

I have discussed several times the unsuitability of modern oils in classic cars and bikes with their big flat tappets and larger running clearances etc.  The problem is mainly due to the lack of zinc in the oil, which for our … Continue reading

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BRITURO CO UK

We have dealt with Brituro, who make mufflers for us,  for close to 30 years and there is a rumour going around the internet discussion groups that they have closed down.  Joe Dallow assures me that this is not the … Continue reading

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