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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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Rare Bikes

On a recent visit to Anthony Curzon, renowned P11 expert, in the UK he generously invited me to ride a couple of his very rare and unusual bikes. The first is the experimental unified unit construction 650 Norton which never went into … Continue reading

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Castrol Classic Motor Oil

The lubrication requirements of classic motorcycle and car engines are vastly different from those of modern vehicles. Modern vehicle oils have to comply with the latest API ratings, dealing with matters such as fuel efficiency and extended drain intervals. Older … Continue reading

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Triumph 5 Speed Indexing Tool 61-6128

Only took 10 years but we now have this hard to find tool back in stock!

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Norton Air Filter Elements and other returns….

Please don’t  return Commando and P11 air filter elements and expect me to pay the return postage because they are round and are the wrong shape!  Just bend them and slip them into the perforated surrounds. Triumph twin pipes are … Continue reading

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