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Norton\'s at Rotorstock?
« on: March 02, 2004, 10:51:09 PM »
Are any Norton bikes coming to "ROTORSTOCK"?
I hope so because it would be great to hear some of them going up the strip.
Kind regards
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2004, 11:42:49 PM »
Hi Carl, ermm, very difficult to gauge numbers so far. I plan to be there, so thats one! I hope to take my bike up the strip, its mechanically standard but with a race-rep exhaust, sadly with the ejector pipe system not connected, but it should sound interesting even if its not startlingly quick.
David who runs the Rotary (motorcycle) Owners Club (and owns two DKW\'s, two Nortons, a Suzuki RE5, an RX7, an NSU RO80 and a rotary engined lawnmower!!!) will be putting a bit about Rotorstock in the next issue of the \'Epitrochoid\' club magazine and ive emailed Alan of the Norton Rotary Enthusiasts Club about it so hopefully it will be in the next newsletter.
I have also put it on the Norton Rotary web forum. I will try to see if i can get any feedback from there.
Looking forward to it, see you all there.

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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 07:58:58 AM »
Hi Norton,
I reckon you ought to connect up the ejector pipe system.
On trck there is NO noise limti.
It would be great to see as many as possible.
I reckon that if we talk to the powers that be that we could get any rotary bike into the event for the cheaper price.
What do the Moderators think?
Kind regards
Carl

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 08:18:17 AM »
Thats cool with me.

We probably cant run bikes with cars though, and its something to bear in mind that on RWYB days at pod people hate the changeover where the bikes go on for seemingly ages.  Still, im sure the bikers dont like the cars justas much!

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004, 08:23:37 AM »
The bikes usualy run much quicker than cars though,and i for one would like to see some rotary bikes running up the strip.And hear then too.
I can\'t see us getting loads of Bikes,100 would be nice(Dreaming)
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004, 10:31:01 PM »
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Hi Norton,
I reckon you ought to connect up the ejector pipe system.
Carl

Not a simple job, fairly major changes have to be made inside the engine re-routing the oil/air flow and you have to junk the oil metering system and switch to mixing the oil and petrol together in the fuel tank. Also the SU carbs get swopped for normal ones.
Also, the bike has a typically \'early 1980s\' very narrow rear tyre and its a struggle not to spin it with the power its got.
The White and Pink Streetfighter in the piccies has it all connected up but its got a nice big fat back tyre.

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2004, 10:34:40 PM »
Hi Norton,
I remember now about the work involved.
that pink bike was in a mag a year or so ago.
Do you think the guy that owns it would bring it along?
How many do you think could come?
Kind regards
Carl

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Rotorstock, Avon Park Raceway
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2004, 10:42:19 PM »
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Hi Norton, that pink bike was in a mag a year or so ago.
Do you think the guy that owns it would bring it along?
How many do you think could come?
Kind regards, Carl

I will ask him, he uses it in sprint racing (Blackpool Sprint, Thundersprint etc). Hes a bit pre-occupied with having recently moved house at the moment.
I realistically dont think we will get many bikes up there unfortunately, so many events to go to, so little time.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2004, 11:01:35 PM »
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I for one would like to see some rotary bikes running up the strip.And hear them too. I can\'t see us getting loads of Bikes. Carl

Remind me, which is going to be the day for \'run what you brung\' ??

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2004, 08:52:09 AM »
Saturday and Sunday are the modified Nitrous festival,Monday is Rotorstock.
All 3 days are RWYB but on the monday it is only for Japanese engined cars,and of course Rotary engined bikes,and Mazda\'s of any description.
Saturday and Sunday anyone can come.
I am pretty sure we can get anyone in for the event that has a rotary engined bike for the same lower price that anyone with a Mazda car will get in.£14.00.
The track is going to be properly prepared for this event so expect some quick times.
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Carl

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2004, 09:27:05 AM »
If we have any Rotary Bikes that wish to go up the strip on the Monday we will happily make a gap  for them to run.
All the best Clive

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2004, 01:17:38 AM »
Errm, forgive the blonde moment... ok i admit it, its not just a \'moment\', its my normal confused state!... Is it 14-00 special entry price for Rotaries PLUS 15-00 to run on the strip?
I cant imagine its 14-00 entry plus 1-00 = total 15-00 to use the strip...... or is it?.......naaah, cant be, can it?
How do you get the 14-00 price when you turn up on the gate? Is there a funny handshake? or do i say Clive sent me? Will i have to re-badge the Norton as a Mazda? or cover the Union Jack stickers up with Japanese flags?
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2004, 07:59:55 AM »
Gota be the "Mazda" badges
 to get in l\'m afraid. ;) :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin



If just a couple of you wished to run l would try and get it where these were hopefully classed as "demo" runs and would cost you nothing as this would constitute an added attraction.
All the best Clive

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2004, 09:51:48 AM »
Oh, Dear.

Mine\'s only got Efini badges!!!  Lol!!

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2004, 11:01:09 PM »
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If just a couple of you wished to run l would try and get it where these were hopefully classed as "demo" runs and would cost you nothing as this would constitute an added attraction.

COOL!!
:) :) :)