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Posted by mike_cook at March 02. 2017

Please can anyone help with a problem I am having regarding my Norton 961 Commando. The fuel tank fixings have been replaced once already and the tank seems to be still a bit loose fitting especially on the right side.  The bigger problem is recently in the rain the bike has been running rough.

Can anyone suggest what I need to do or say to my local motorbike repair shop.

Mike

Great Thanks Graham

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Posted by graham_leblond at March 02. 2017

Hi Mike

 

 

Sorry I cannot help you with the loose tank but I did suffer similar problems with mine in the wet.   Firstly behind the cylinder heads there are connectors in the wiring loom.   With mine, the water gathered in the recess behind the heads covering the connectors and led to it cutting out.  I cable tied the leads up and soaked it in WD40.

 

In really heavy rain to and from Italy last year I had a further problem where the coils were getting wet.  These are located under the tank and may well be your problem.

 

Speak to the service department at Norton and Mark should bear able to help you.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Graham

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Posted by mike_cook at March 02. 2017

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi Mike

 

 

Sorry I cannot help you with the loose tank but I did suffer similar problems with mine in the wet.   Firstly behind the cylinder heads there are connectors in the wiring loom.   With mine, the water gathered in the recess behind the heads covering the connectors and led to it cutting out.  I cable tied the leads up and soaked it in WD40.

 

In really heavy rain to and from Italy last year I had a further problem where the coils were getting wet.  These are located under the tank and may well be your problem.

 

Speak to the service department at Norton and Mark should bear able to help you.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Graham

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Posted by mike_cook at March 03. 2017

Previously mike_cook wrote:

Please can anyone help with a problem I am having regarding my Norton 961 Commando. The fuel tank fixings have been replaced once already and the tank seems to be still a bit loose fitting especially on the right side.  The bigger problem is recently in the rain the bike has been running rough.

Can anyone suggest what I need to do or say to my local motorbike repair shop.

Mike

Great Thanks Graham

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Posted by mike_cook at March 03. 2017

Thank you Graham for your time and advice.  Sorry to not get back sooner but its taken a while for me to work out how to reply!!!!

Re: Mike.....new member

Posted by peter_stowe at March 04. 2017

Hi Mike.

LI know nothing about 961s so can not help you in any way, but welcome to to club.

Stick with it and come to some rallies, where I am sure you will meet somebody with the answers and have a lot of fun.

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Posted by francis_vidril at March 19. 2017
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