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Posted by graham_leblond at November 25. 2016

Hi  I have spoken to Dynojet UK a the NEC show and today I received an email that they are considering developing something for the 961 range.   They may need a bike in the Lancashire area to look at etc.  I will know more within a few weeks ands keep the forum updated.

Re: Dynojet

Posted by steven_eccleshall at May 07. 2017

Previously graham_leblond wrote:

Hi  I have spoken to Dynojet UK a the NEC show and today I received an email that they are considering developing something for the 961 range.   They may need a bike in the Lancashire area to look at etc.  I will know more within a few weeks ands keep the forum updated.

Hi Graham, I got my bike dyno'd independently last November and it showed it was running very rich throughout the whole range.  I was going to get the bike remapped down here in Surrey and after talking to Norton thought I had the "Go" as I am out of Warranty, so booked it in, identified the OMEX ECU software, got the connection lead sorted etc, but on the day the software could not work because it needed the equivalent of a "pin" code from Norton.  Now, I have several views on this because they were so helpful to start I couldn't understand why they wouldn't give me the final bit of info......... I was grumpy. (Understatement).  I had quite a few conversations with Mark at Norton who explained very nicely and fairly that Norton's stance is that its their kit, they paid for it and would you expect BMW / Triumph / Whoever to give the public their ECU info and lose control of it??   Mark also explained that OMEX were rewriting ECU software to redress the poor running / cutting out / lumpyness and rich running.  Well it appears to be just being released to the dealers, so I am booking my 961 in to get "re-flashed" and will let you know how I get on.  There is a bit of a sour backdrop here for some owners though (if I have my facts right)  If your OMEX ECU has 630G in the serial number, then its a 30 min job so minimal cost.  If your OMEX ECU has 600 in the serial number its more involved and a bit more cost.  If you have a different non OMEX ECU the implications are worse cost wise as your 961 will need a retrofit to an OMEX ECU / Wiring etc.

My own personal view is - I still LOVE my 961 it looks great, yes I have had some niggly problems - the poor running despite other re-flashes - But I am still a fan of the bike.   I am lucky as I seem to have the best ECU situation so will hopefully cost me 30mins labour.   BUT I have to ask on behalf of everyone else, SURELY this should be a Warranty / Recall issue by Norton as it is so well documented that the bikes poor running has been pretty constant throughout and it can't be fair on some owners to make them pay for a manufacturers issue?  I am not posting this for a Anti Norton or Anti 961 response, I guess I am just naive and think this deserves a fair response at source!

will hopefully let you know how mine goes - Cheers Steve

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