Chicago Norton Owners Club

Got a question or just want to say hello? Write to us at

Email Send us your questions or comments and I'll post them here. With a bit of luck, someone reading this list will have the answer you need and will reply to you directly.
When you have received enough responses and want your message removed from this list, send me an email quoting the original message and I'll delete it. 

Date: Monday
Contact: <

 I Help.
Thankyou for time.

Date: Monday
Subject: HELP..  O

Gurus and guras,
    O.K. problem-solvers?
    I'd check
    Plugged pipe ?

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Satterthwaite" <>
To: <>
Sent: thursday, OCT 04, 2007 10:23 AM
Subject: help!

> hi. Don,
> i am a fairly recent member of INOA, #10711, live in Eastlake, Ohio. My
> current Norton is a 1973/74 850 Commando with which am having a major
> problem, i am wondering if you or any other members can offer help. The
> problem is that the motor will run only on the right hand pot, i have a
> Boyer ignition fitted, carbs. are incorrect at 30mm but have been
> sleeved and completely o/hauled, new jets, needles etc., idle cicuit has
> been thoroughly cleaned, new 6 volt coils, i did have a twin lead
> hi-output coil on but on advice from Les Emery i switched back to dual
> coils,i get a good spark from both plugs. i fitted a single carb
> manifold to try to eliminate carburation as a problem, no change, the
> left side continues to back-fire and will not run, the motor run fine on
> the r/hand side, i have turned the Boyer pick=up plate thru. 180 deg.
> again trying to eliminate error, no change, compression is equal at 155
> each side.
> i am at a loss as to what to do next. i bought the bike as a basket case
> and have yet to put any miles on it. Any help will be appreciated.
> Thanks, Jim.


[Album] [Events] [Home] [Links] [Membership] [Parts