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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2004, 09:54:41 AM »
"Oh well, if the moderators say its ok i will use up a bit more of your web space"  

Ok, lets get the Moderator to say its not only Ok, its bleedin\' Fantastic!

What\'s happened to Mid West, I regularly check the Website, but it never seems to be updated  :-(((


Clive, can I think aloud, too?   How about a Rotary Engined Aircraft flypast?  I think the yanks have managed it in the past.

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« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2004, 10:07:35 AM »
And Rolls Royce should bring a couple of their rotry engined Tanks along,
They could do the fire work display at the end of the day.
We could end with a bang!

On a more serious note it would be REALLY great if the Norton Rotary Owners club could come along,I bet they ought to be pretty quick up the 1/4 mile too!
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2004, 11:29:02 AM »
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to Mid West, I regularly check the Website, but it never seems to be updated  :-(((

My dad flys microlights and hassing a passing interest in the rotary power options. I showed him this thread last night; he seemed to think that Mid-West were based in Bristol? and that they were relocating their factory to some where in germany?? Dunno how correct this is, he gets all the ML and pilot maggies and spends nearly as much time on the internet as I do so I imagine its not made up...any one??
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2004, 05:55:43 PM »
Hi Rich,


Mid-West relocated around 3 years ago so we haven\'t much chance of their involvement unless they fly something across !,
please all feel free to invite ANY type of Rotary to Rotorstock and we will run a special non Mazda show area big enough to take a Tank if need be!.
All the best Clive

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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2004, 11:55:08 PM »
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lf we can get enough Bikes along l would love to see a special stand set up at Rotorstock but we would  need an idea of numbers attending.
Just maybe  The NREC would like to hold their Rotary Day with us at Rotorstock ? just thinking out loud!

Thanks Clive, ive posted it up on the Norton Rotary forum, will let you know what response there is.
I think it is probably too late to move the NREC Rotary Day for this year but it would certainly be an interesting idea for next year. Do you know Alan of the NREC and have his contact details? Likewise, David of the ROC?

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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2004, 02:18:24 PM »
wow, does anyone know a website where I can get some real good info about the norton rotorbikes?

I stumbled across them one day when browsing online, and I decided I would like one, but I gather they are hard to find in the UK let alone finding one downunder :(

oh and someone mentioned building a mazda powered rotary bike, I have seen a few, but they are sand drag bikes :) have seen I think a 13BT sand dragger, and a supercharged 12A methanol normal drag bike, top fuel style.

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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2004, 10:51:05 PM »
There aren\'t that many Norton sites unfortunately, http://www.jpsnorton.com is just devoted to the race bikes. There is very little information available for them online.
I have a couple of them here in Australia and you are right they are pretty few and far between over here, where are you located ? It was me that mentioned building a Mazda engined bike, I reckon it would be a blast but I\'m not sure how good you could make the engine look in a bike and what to do about a gearbox, one day maybe.

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wow, does anyone know a website where I can get some real good info about the norton rotorbikes?

I stumbled across them one day when browsing online, and I decided I would like one, but I gather they are hard to find in the UK let alone finding one downunder :(

oh and someone mentioned building a mazda powered rotary bike, I have seen a few, but they are sand drag bikes :) have seen I think a 13BT sand dragger, and a supercharged 12A methanol normal drag bike, top fuel style.

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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2004, 11:51:59 PM »
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wow, does anyone know a website where I can get some real good info about the norton rotorbikes?
 I gather they are hard to find in the UK let alone finding one downunder

NO! & YES! As Ashley said theres not much on the web and they are rare. Only around 975 road bikes were built (figures vary).
1982-1987 Interpol 2 x360 built for the UK Police, M.O.D. & R.A.C.
1987 Classic x105 built. The first civilian model.
1987-1992 Commander x240 built, some for Police, some civilian.
1992 Commander Krauser x60 built (detachable panniers model).
1990-1992 Norton F1 x140 built. Cost 12,700 UK pounds new.
1992 F1 Sport x70 built. Slightly different bodywork to the F1.

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2004, 11:57:39 PM »
The 1987 Classic

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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2004, 12:03:22 AM »
x3 White Interpol 2s, Turquoise Commander Krauser, F1 Sport, Red Commander Krauser and an F1.

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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2004, 12:10:08 AM »
White Interpol 2s, My modified Interpol 2 (Black), Grey Commander, F1 Sport and Green Commander.

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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2004, 06:05:53 AM »
hey spondonash, I am in adelaide, so a fair way away from you up in brisbane :(

I love all the info I can find about any rotor powered vehicles, and I didnt even know of any late model rotorbikes, only the RE5 and the hercules, that all were put to rest not long after they were concieved, but then I found these nortons, such a pity they arent still made :(

also cant really remember how the trans was setup on the mazda powered bikes I have seen, although I do remember they are belt driven from the crank, not direct drive.

anyways these norton bikes rate right up there in my wants, it seems  want just about any early rotor thing, 110S, R130 mazdas, and would be good if i could find a citroen rotor, or the russian lada rotarys...

anyway, enough for now, loving the pics of nortons in this thread.
if anyone hears of one for sale in adelaide australia, let me know. and I guess I will have to get my bike license then.

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2004, 11:40:35 PM »
Hi folks... Having read a \'tutorial\' on my internet suppliers site on how to write html code i thought id have a go, the results can be seen at...

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/derek.nicol/


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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2005, 12:39:59 AM »
Re: the manned aircraft link... its not easy to find the bit about the rotary engined version, so this is what it says...

New Version of Katana
The Katana will now be equipped with the 110-HP Wankel engine. This engine, formerly made by Midwest, has belonged to the Diamond Group for some time and is now called the Diamond ENGINES. The airframe, based on the DA20-C1, has a single cockpit, is equipped with a COM NAV and fixed-pitch propeller as standard equipment and will be certified next year. In terms of operating costs, the 3,000-euro basic overhaul is extremely favorable, due to the small number of parts that need to be replaced. The aircraft is to be operated with 90 or 95 octane aviation gas.