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If I start it like this........

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by Lineslinger, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Lineslinger

    Lineslinger VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2017
    without the cover, never put it in gear, keeping the RPM's at 2K or below, I don't forsee any non lubricant issues regarding the drive components.
    This is a simple test fire of the engine. I've waited a long time for the cover to come back but said to hell with it and continued assembly.
    I won't keep things spinning for any prolonged length of time and I won't forget to put oil in the tank nor prime the system.
  2. concours

    concours VIP MEMBER

    Dec 29, 2011
    NP. Squirt or dribble some oil on the chain if it's dry. if it's still oily, don't bother.
  3. ashman


    Jul 11, 2010
    Just spray some chain lube on the chain and fire it up, the little amount of oil in the primary case is for the chain only, belt drives run no oil in the primary at all, just don't let the chain run dry, you could even take it for a short ride if you want to, just don't stick you foot in there.

  4. Torontonian


    Dec 28, 2009
    Chain and clutch bearing are about all that needs a bit of oil in there. Can be driven with boots on and pants tucked into.
  5. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

    Jul 25, 2010
    CRC or lube the chain , at least . Othernthat who gives a toss .

    Never seen an open primary . ?

    If the chains BONE DRY , itll chew out. start to gall . Whichll keep going .

    Go On . Be a Devil . Take it to 10.000 .

    Er anything under redline'd be fine .
  6. baz

    baz VIP MEMBER

    May 26, 2010
    Don't forget if you run a belt drive you have to change the clutch bearing to a sealed type
  7. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    It’ll be fine!

    Fire it up man !!
  8. Onder


    May 11, 2010
    If you get too happy with the prelube you will ruin a pair of trousers....
  9. Lineslinger

    Lineslinger VIP MEMBER

    Feb 26, 2017
    Start up (or the attempt to do so) coming soon. It' s been a year and half in restoration since I found this bike, just making sure there wasn't some ambush waiting in the bushes.
    Details details, it's always in the details.

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