Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

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Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:09 am

I have an updated Oil filter ~ which was 'created ' for me by a diesel mechanic and his tech head mate in Melbourne Australia~ ( Lost touch with them several years back ~ May email anyway )

As a result I have a Fleetway filter LF 3460 .

Now I have seen a similiar adaptor on EBay ~ cannot recall who the trader was.. but I am sure they are on my Web site lists ~ but short of panning through dozens of sites ~

This adaptor merely screws onto the original housing thread and allows the 'modern' filter to screw onto the outer seal aligning perfectly with the original seal seat ~

Has any one else bought their oil filter into the 21st Century ?? (After all the original is the same oil filter fitted to a (French ) Simca of the 60s !!!!!!!!!!! )

Does anyone know the actual thread dimensions required ~
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Welsh Wizard » Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:47 am

Only filter my Commandos have is the metal gorse ones in the oil Tank :153 :203
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:16 pm

WW

I am curious. Is yours a very early model or has it been removed ?

The standard filter was a (PH2839 Fram) That filter also fits the Cit 2CV , Simca and others. Most of which also have long since journeyed to the bone yard in the sky ~

And with that in mind ~ we figured that even oil filter technology has long since evolved ~

I would be considering fitting the filter mount which sits on the frame just in front of the rear wheel ~ near the swing arm mount ~
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:06 am

Here it is ~

The stock filter threads, they are 16mm X 1.5mm pitch.

A thread adapter is available from http://www.britishbikeconnection.com/ and also CNW.
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:21 am

3 X 1971 750's, no filter other than the oil tank metal one, 1 850 1973 still no filtyer other than in the loi tank, and the 1974 850 frame has a T110 engine being fitted, which if all goes well will have a Morgo barrel fitted before it finished. :210
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby MOUSE » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:41 am

Iv'e seen remote filter on Nortons that scew on at the front of frame behind the gearbox, and these would be easiest to service, but visible if you are a purist. No idea who supplies them.
The remote filter that fits hidden behind the wheel, http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffyoil.htm have one on my T140. It takes some time to get to it because you have to remove the rear wheel to change it over. But ... this ensures i regularly clean the rear wheel :) more importantly check bearings, oil chain, spokes, swing arm etc while oil is draining from sumps.
Easiest way to remove filter is with a filter wrench. I removed one with a screwdriver levering through the guts of one once, and it got messy, as was on really tight, and the can split.

You can get a magnet thingy that attaches to these to assist attract metal particles, anyone use these, or are they a waste of time?
http://www.norbsa02.freeuk.com/goffyfilterplus.htm


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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:52 am

REALLY ~ WW

I assume that by your choice ? .. be interested in your theory behind removing the oil filter ~ !!!! Would have tort be detrimental to longevity ~ (??) ~ as opposed to higher pressure or volume ~ :250

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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:58 am

WTF ~

It takes some time to get to it because you have to remove the rear wheel to change it over. But .


As far as my manual and the standard as I know it ~ the standard filter is essentially mounted in the same position ~ ?????? ( No way I have to remove the wheel ~ perhaps the T140 is essentially designed on the Commando ? )
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:04 am

Stuart SS wrote:REALLY ~ WW

I assume that by your choice ? .. be interested in your theory behind removing the oil filter ~ !!!! Would have tort be detrimental to longevity ~ (??) ~ as opposed to higher pressure or volume ~ :250

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They have never been fitted to the models in 71 only after market kits , never felt the need, just change loi regular, and don't really have any problems with it.

work on the prince that if it ain't broke why fix it.
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Re: Norton Commando Filter in the New Milleneum

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:13 am

Yep as I tort ~ ( earlier model+ kit optional )

never felt the need, just changeOil regular, and don't really have any problems with it.


After all I have always run bikes and "GT" style cars including XU-1 and Cooper S and treated them in the same fashion.. MORE than regular servicing ~

And ~ How can I argue with that ~ monkey

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