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cNw electric start on a 920cc Commando engine.

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Fast Eddie, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Danno

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    Not sure, but he holds the motor in one hand when he fires it up. XRs never came with kickers, so it's likely they're set up for plug-in starters. You can see the crank stub in the pic I posted.
     
  2. Jerry Doe

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    Nigel, your bike is great! I bet it is pretty fast
     
  3. To surgeon

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    Beautiful bike
     
  4. Fast Eddie

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    “Pretty AND fast” (Mohamed Ali)
     
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  5. Fast Eddie

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    I finally worked out how to do this....

     
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  6. Fast Eddie

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    And if you really want a larf, this is the ‘before’ video...

     
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  7. gtiller

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    Brilliant! Matt should put this on the cNw website - best purchasing justification ever!
     
  8. BritTwit

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    Impressive!
     
  9. BritTwit

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    It takes a big man to willing expose himself to ridicule from his own family.
    But it does justify the expense of an E-Start.
     
  10. Fast Eddie

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    Not the whole family... just my 8 year old daughter...!
     
  11. trident sam

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    Great stuff !
     
  12. BritTwit

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    Does the CNW E-Starter require a larger capacity battery, or is the standard Pre-MK3 battery sufficient?
     
  13. Fast Eddie

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    I’m using the Shorai LFX 21 as recommended by Matt, but I’m pretty sure the LFX 18 would also handle it easily. The 21 is bigger than the 18 but there is very little weight difference, so, as there is adequate space that I don’t use for anything else, I opted for the big ‘un.
     
  14. kommando

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    CCA Cold Crank Amps is a better gauge of a good battery for starter motors than size, some large batteries have low CCA and are no good.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    You no doubt understand all that electrickery stuff better than me Kommando. My understanding is that the amp hour claim of the Shorai’s is a bit Mickey Mouse (as Glen has explained before) but where they do indeed score highly is in their cranking amp performance.
     
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  16. cNw

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    Fast,

    Those videos made my day....Thanks for posting

    Your daughter's comments are priceless !!

    Matt
     
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  17. gortnipper

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    LOL... But, the "Shut up!" exclamation seems to be in response to your daughter outing you to the whole family...priceless!

    We have all been there. Just be happy there was no trailer from a remote location involved.

    :)
     
  18. robs ss

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    Nice sounding bike though!
     
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  19. Fast Eddie

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    Not at all, that’s her name. I’ve two daughters called “Shut up” and “Get on with it”...

    At least that’s what the neighbours probably think !
     
  20. YING

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    The CNW starter kit is the best money I have ever spent!
    Pleased to see it works so well on your hot rod
    Mike
     

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