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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycle Rebuilds' started by Norcoastal, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Norcoastal

    Norcoastal

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    Don’t have pictures of the rear rim, but it’s a Dunlop with a Cush hub. The front is WM2 like in the picture. I think I’m good!

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  2. Norcoastal

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    This is a Cush hub right? I’m 95% sure it is...

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  3. baz

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    Yes
     
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  4. Scout63

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    Looking good Norcoastal.
     
  5. Norcoastal

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    Wheel arrived; cleaned it up, added the O-rings to the fork ears and tightened up the forks.

    Picking up the front wheel, chain guard and tail light in a few weeks. I have the swing arm, cradle and center stand that just need blasting and painting.

    I wonder at what point you’re at 50%?

    My goal is to buy some tires and have it on the ground as a roller!

    I have a long way to go, but I’m getting there!

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  6. Norcoastal

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    Just added a some frame security...

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  7. jbruney

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    You going to leave the cover disc off of the rear hub? I believe FE is the one who did it here and it looks sharp.
     
  8. NPeteN

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    ^ it also makes the bike faster
     
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  9. Richard Tool

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    You might want to wait a bit on the tires - if your build takes considerable time to complete you may be halfway through their age life before you ride it .
     
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  10. jbruney

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    Ooooooh…. He's got the bug so I don't believe that'll come to pass. I profess though he is being thorough and that does eat up the clock.
     
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  11. Norcoastal

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    I actually never considered that, it actually does look sharpe.
     
  12. Norcoastal

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    Fair point...haha...
     
  13. jbruney

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    FE has had me eyeballing mine ever since I saw the pic of his. I kept going back and looking at it and the more I looked the more I liked it... Who knows I may go for it after another look. Besides mine has a small dent I don't particularly feel like removing.... If I did, it's off anyway. Right?
     
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  14. Time Warp

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    That is coming along nicely and at a quick pace.
    If you want a roller with the cradle installed but the engine out until rebuilt, these are the measurements to make a plate to attach the cradle to the front engine mount lug...fwiw.

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  15. Norcoastal

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    I was wondering about that. This is great thank you. I think I have some aluminum that I can fabricate something. Thanks for the measurements.
     
  16. Norcoastal

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    And it’s only going at a nice pace because a) I’m nuts and b) this is the easy stuff that anyone can do. I promise that once I move on to the engine, it will take me a long time.
     
  17. Time Warp

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    If you are going to get tyres/tires, the only tubes I have had to date that do not lose pressure are IRC's (there are probably others)
    I tape the rim dish (+ a 18" rubber rim tape) to keep moisture (talcum powder tube) out and as a unproven means to maybe keep air in with a dead flat at speed a little longer. (Which I have had in the past)

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    MachV on eBay were parting out Commando engine bits a while back, if you don't already have a 850 crank be aware some are misidentified and from 750's.
     
  18. Time Warp

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  19. grandpaul

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    I found that a length of heavy wire tied from cradle to front engine mount is all that is needed to roll the bike around.

    If you haven't touched the engine, a rolling chassis is the half-way point.
     
  20. Norcoastal

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    That’s great advice, I was going to try and fabricate a plate, but heavy wire is a lot easier to rig.

    I’m almost half way!!!!
     

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