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IronJohn

Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by dart6, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. dart6

    dart6

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    Is John still making his valves as google shows nothing, if anyone has a link i'd appreciate that.
    After searching on here i really don't want to hear the arguments, they sure derailed previous threads
     
  2. DogT

    DogT VIP MEMBER

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    Seems to me I remember he sold the whole lot he had left to someone, but don't ask me who.
     
  3. gtiller

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    These guys are doing an equivalent.
    http://www.themagnetoguys.co.uk/
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    We fitted the magneto version to the 650ss
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    It’s a little less bulky than that monstrosity that Iron John was trying to sell.
     
  4. Tornado

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    MotoParts Inc in Alberta seems to have the Iron John valve with electrical switch:
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    Their ebayisting:
    https://m.ebay.com/itm/BSA-Norton-Triumph-Anti-Wet-Sump-Valve-64102-/202619149237?nav=SEARCH

    I'm to cheap to spend that much on such a simple device so I cobbled one together from a stainless ball valve from a local hardware store and a Normally Open microswitch. the valve operating lever closes the switch only when turned to valve open position. Switch is wired in series to the white line to the ignition switch.

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    Works great.
    Cost about $15 total.
     
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  5. ntst8

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  6. olympus

    olympus

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    Hi link doesn't open
     
  7. Tornado

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  8. DogT

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    I cobbled together one with a PEX valve and microswitch. The microswitch finally broke. Tornado's looks more robust than mine was. I have some magnetic prox switches I was going to try with a relay, but never got around to it. Seems to me IJ used to sell his for about $120 so the price has gone up.

    There's some interesting stuff on tonight, like the LED headlamp and the petcock lube as well as this one.
     
  9. dart6

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    Thanks for the input guys
     

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