- Aug 5, 2017
on several posted pictures here I have noted that the crutch cable goes through a hole on the corner of the battery carrier????? Is this on certain models only????
If the cable were routed through the front right hand corner of the battery carrier there would be a tremendous kink where it enters the transmission. That would create a terrible bind and so much friction that it would take two hands to pull the handle!under official oil pipe routing in the search facility is a picture of the cable going through the front right hand corner of the battery carrier...if only I cold paste the bloody link!!!
It was the factory's intention to fit a starter motor from '71 but didn't get around to it (until the 850Mk3) but it seems they couldn't be bothered to make it work reliably so gave up (hence the starter motor blanking plate, ballast resistor and 6V coils fitted in readiness from '71).Looking at the battery space specifically on the roadster carrier (far right), why is the space so large.... were the OE batteries of the time a lot larger and lower amperage so needed to be?
There's an amusing account written by Bob Rowley in Mick Duckworth's 'Norton Commando' book of exactly how bad it was!Who knows how bad the 1st version actual starter mechanism was.