Sunday 2 October 2022

A sunday afternoon with the CJ


-JdK- It was a sunny Sunday afternoon so I took a Norton for a spin, this time my 1936 Model CJ that I've owned for almost 10 years now. I've completely rebuilt the bike and it goes very well, especially since I fitted a smaller sprocket to the crankshaft. Being a 350cc and an OHC there's little torque and it only goes well when you rev it hard.

One thing that has been puzzling me is that Norton literature suggests that a 1" carburettor should be fitted; the inlet stub's outer diameter is however too wide to fit a 1" type 6 or type 276 which must be the reason why it came with the 1 1/16" Amal that is still on the bike. The inner diameter of the inlet stub is however 1", all of which makes little sense to me. Please contact us when you think you can explain!