Discussion in 'Norton Commando Motorcycles (Classic)' started by concours, Jan 8, 2018.
How about your followers? Seems relevant at the moment.
What’s the cam ?
Standard grind, Norvil
Did you split the crank and clean the sludge trap?
If so, how was it in there?
"43,000 miles (of which, the last 31,000 were well cared, not abused, and there is no reason to think the first 12,000 were different)"
Regrind your original followers for your new cam. Heed Fullauto's comments above. We are not getting answers yet about new followers from AN.
Did you use BBQ sauce or just ranch dressing? Very important point.
Put another shrimp on the barbie! I think it has to do with the type of oil you baste it with..
Late to this thread but just saw it for some reason. First usual suspect - as noted in an earlier post, damage to journal looks like condensation in oil that was not evaporated off by getting engine up to normal operating temp and then engine was not run for a lengthy period.
Re plastigauge - it's great stuff but remember to check clearance at four 90 degree positions of the rotation at each journal to ensure the journals/bearings/caps are not egg-shaped.
Low & slow, dry rub. Sauce when served..
WOOOOHOOOOO! Oil thread!!
What are the questions about the followers to which we don't have the answers yet?
Yes, a small puddle of grey, tar like deposit.
What is the material?
Has is changed, knowingly or otherwise, over the years?
What is it’s compatibiltiy to the various options of cam lobe materials in use today?
Aweeee.... man, you know how to ruin a BBQ....
Fullautos recent thread about his dead cam raised the questions first. Jim Comstock seems to be asking similar in his recently started thread...
make sure whoever refaces your followers gets them right