March 2020

Sunday 1st March 2020 

Rode the Norton to Ants and suffered an Oil pipe coming off the chain lubricator. Fortunately it was spotted and Ants terminated it with a screw. 


Monday 2nd March 2020 

Started to fit the Podtronic unit to the Norton. Discovered a couple of oil leaks. 

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 

Completed the fit of the Podtronics unit and ordered some primary case gaskets, and a new C15 pawl and spring and pin for the C15

Thursday 5th March 2020

Cold Damp Weather has prevented Andy Stimpson from coming along and giving the Norton the once over. Sat at home watching the weather for this Sunday like a hawk. 

Sunday 8th March 2020

1st Ramsey Classic, approx 100 machines, and a fair few townspeople turned out. Got caught in the rain. Washed the Norton immediately, and then returned later to deeper cleaner. 

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Fitted a new Motobatt MB9U to the T140 

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Decided to try Autosol on the header pipes on the T140 - came up a treat with little effort. 

Sunday 15th March 2020

Just been told that the Norton tank is ready. 

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Monday 16th March 2020

Rode the T140 to Ely, lovely in the sun. Photos below - edited in Aurora. 

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 17th March 2020

Spent an hour sorting a few jobs on the Norton the loose kickstart was sorted by putting a grinder down the slot. It's now tight. I then reversed the Podtronic unit so the wires faced down. I then started to fit the chain oiler regulator. Need to better understand the camps needed to better secure the pipes I dont like the original clamps. 

norton kickstart splines

norton oil regulator

Thursday 19th March 2020

Popped to the Garage - the pipe for the regulator above - will be secured by 7-9mm hose clamp.

Friday 20th March 2020

Completed the installation of the regulator, and ....

Saturday 21st March 2020

Took the T140 over the Folkesworth - too cold. Simon came on his bike as well. 

three amigos

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Changed the primary case cover, O ring and used hylomar to try and seal this. Rode over to see Peter and his Matchless, Then Simon and his Triumph, then Nikki via a window who was self isolating. Then a few photos later. Wrapped up warm and really enjoyed the ride. I plan to ride to Whittlesea to collect the Norton Manuals I purchased earlier in the week from Geoff. 

web only norton

Monday 23rd March 2020

Rode to Geoff Turners on the Kawasaki ER5 by the way of Ponders Bridge ( awful road ) and purchased a Norton Clutch tool and official workshop manual and illustrated parts manual. Then went to the Garage and found the correct cable for the Sat Nav for fitting to the T140. So, this evening or tomorrow I plan to install the power for the TomTom. 

I have photos on the phone for this article. 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Fitted the TomTom Sat nav loom to the T140 - rather than go for ignition switched, it will be wired into the battery ( motobatt ) directly. 

Friday 27th March 2020

Went to sort the T140 running light out, the holder itself needed opening up a little to make it stay in the shell. Having said that the light when power was applied did not work. Further investigation needed. 

I have also ordered the correct lens for the twin bike trailer. Lets hope I can use this when the Corona Virus goes away. 

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