NEW reed valve breather fits all Commandos? (2017)

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OK Jackson 5 everybody wants to see your photos of the housing you made.

Here's my answer to Labs question above about the breather fitting 850 MK3s with the original prestolite starter. I just started making angled threaded fittings for the Mk3s with original starter to replace the original tube breather - plenty of room now. See one way reed valve breather below (with BMW stainless reed). The same basic breather fits all other versions of Commando (& Atlas) but in different locations.
Photo supplied by customer (thanks Mark).

 

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For those who have the time, ability and inclination to make things for fun, making your own reed valve breather is a nice pet project.

For those lacking one, or all of the above, it’s worth reminding here that there are at least 3 suppliers of bolt on reed valve breathers for Norton engines and numerous suppliers of ‘plug n play’ in line reed valve breathers.
 
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Here's a new inline/offset version with 3/8" barbs I just added when a 961 owner asked for it (edited).
 
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Before that a 961 owner adapted the lower rear sump version to his modern Norton.
Pictures please Jim! And feedback from the owner too.

There’s a bunch of guys over on the 961 forum that’d be interested in this set up...
 
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I just sent it to him and I'll ask him for a photo. Give him some time and we'll see if he responds (edited).
 
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Hi Eddie, i have one on the way from Jim for my 961 but it is still in transit. The postal pigeons take a while to flutter their way down here, and when they do they will find that NZ is shut for Easter and then ANZAC day next week so i may not see it for a week or so yet.
Then it will join the queue - I pulled the head off my ES2 yesterday (exhaust port threads :(), so have the opportunity to turn that into a deferred maintenance project and i have my 850 primary apart.... It's nice to have things to do.
Will update once i get to it. :)
Edit - nearly forgot, the 16H is in a friends shed waiting for me to get there to spend a day pulling the girders down so he can turn up some spacers on his lathe, then reassemble etc.
 
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Sorry boys and girls but for $195 I'll have to stick with my Motor Mite vacuum valve @ $5.95 I just really don't have that kind of excess cash around.
Ride On(the cheap)
Dave

Motor Mite valves are a placebo, at best, when used as as a crankcase breather valve. They do work well for a brake vacuum booster check valve.
 

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Jim,

Does that bolt right up to the Combat case?
 
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