Thursday, 9 February 2012
We've been battling a bit with a strange (and frustrating) Norton problem, we've had the head off and on this bike about 6 times and still we're losing oil from the head and filling the combustion chamber. Alex made up a plate (shown in the pics) which has allowed us to pressurise the head to look for a potential leak, unfortunatley it showed no leak so we are now back to assuming that somehow the oil is being forced up past the rings into the combustion chamber. Today Alex and I will strip and hopefully rebuild the bottom end after hopefully having our Eureka moment!!!! Problem is I hurt my back taking the thing out so not only is this Norton challenging me mentally its also affecting my health!!!!!