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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Richard pearce at February 11. 2018

Let’s all have a go at posting pics, here’s mine,took my sons girlfriend out for her first go back of bike, this ended up on “ Instagram”another new social media form few of us are on,but all her young mates know what a 961 is now ,showed u mine so show me yours

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 11. 2018

Love the coast.  One at Whitstable and one in Vlissingen

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 11. 2018

which is which

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Posted by Richard pearce at February 11. 2018

Your first pic graham is whistable Harbour, making ur 2nd one vlissingen, let’s have from u all

Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by james_fanning at February 11. 2018

This morning , crisp , bright and 3 degrees , just before going out for a ride in the Chilterns. Sunburst Yellow was an original colour offered for the Mk 1 - never seen another yellow 961.

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Posted by Richard pearce at February 11. 2018

Hi James ,loving the colour of the header pipes, i saw a yellow one in “MCC” the norton dealer in Chicago summer of 2016 also a sport , unique possibly ,anyone know otherwise ? & here is another from the states that was recently on eBay ,check out the detailed extras, rizoma mirrors/levers/led indicators & those pipes

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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by michael_sullivan at February 11. 2018

Re: blue pipes

Am I wrong in thinking that the very bule chrome exhaust pipes are the result of a very lean running condition?

Or is the color (colour for you in Britspeak) the result of very thin header pipes and thin chrome?

Mike

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Posted by james_fanning at February 12. 2018

Previously michael_sullivan wrote:

Re: blue pipes

Am I wrong in thinking that the very bule chrome exhaust pipes are the result of a very lean running condition?

Or is the color (colour for you in Britspeak) the result of very thin header pipes and thin chrome?

Mike

Pipes blued straight away from new. Talking to somebody on the Norton stand at Stafford show in 2014 I think it was , when bike had done 1,500 miles odd , he told me all 961's coming in for a service would be remapped as they had discovered original ECU mixture settings were too lean and bikes would run better with the remap. Bike went for a service a month or two later and was remapped. Did seem to run better after this although not a lot of difference as it was running OK before.

Bike runs really well today although when I started it up the other day in my dark garage noticed the first three inches of pipes glowing a dull cherry colour ! 

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Posted by Richard pearce at February 12. 2018

Previously michael_sullivan wrote:

Re: blue pipes

Am I wrong in thinking that the very bule chrome exhaust pipes are the result of a very lean running condition?

Or is the color (colour for you in Britspeak) the result of very thin header pipes and thin chrome?

Mike

Michael , hi ya , as us 961,ers are aware , our bikes r unlike the jap bikes with double skinned header pipes & chrome , 961 pipes are stainless, change various colours according to mileage & fueling

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Posted by Alan Sessions at February 12. 2018

Mine is Sept 17 Ferrari yellow Euro4 Sport - special paint order that went through the factory in August - was surprised in October when the 961 California was released to see yellow reinstated as a standard colour - guess someone at the factory wondered why they dropped the yellow a few years ago - it now has Oberon bar-end mirrors, short noisy pipes and de-catted

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Posted by Richard pearce at February 12. 2018

Previously Alan Sessions wrote:

Mine is Sept 17 Ferrari yellow Euro4 Sport - special paint order that went through the factory in August - was surprised in October when the 961 California was released to see yellow reinstated as a standard colour - guess someone at the factory wondered why they dropped the yellow a few years ago - it now has Oberon bar-end mirrors, short noisy pipes and de-catted

Looks the biz Alan, particularly like the new style seat complete with visible stitching & logo, I did speak to guy b4 Xmas who upgraded his 2014 sport seat over £400 I think ,complete new seats

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Posted by alan_clarke2 at February 12. 2018

Previously Alan Sessions wrote:

Mine is Sept 17 Ferrari yellow Euro4 Sport - special paint order that went through the factory in August - was surprised in October when the 961 California was released to see yellow reinstated as a standard colour - guess someone at the factory wondered why they dropped the yellow a few years ago - it now has Oberon bar-end mirrors, short noisy pipes and de-catted

Hi Alan, I saw a very new yellow 961 at the NOC Incider rally at Weston Super Mare last year. I helped him back onto his "take to bits" trailer on the Monday, Was this you. If so, you were instrumental in persuading me to get my money out and buy one, I ordered a 50th anniversary 961 in Manx silver, due for delivery on 1st March. so, thanks for that !

Big Alan Clarke, Shenstone branch Sec.

Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Richard pearce at February 12. 2018

Previously alan_clarke2 wrote:

Previously Alan Sessions wrote:

Mine is Sept 17 Ferrari yellow Euro4 Sport - special paint order that went through the factory in August - was surprised in October when the 961 California was released to see yellow reinstated as a standard colour - guess someone at the factory wondered why they dropped the yellow a few years ago - it now has Oberon bar-end mirrors, short noisy pipes and de-catted

Hi Alan, I saw a very new yellow 961 at the NOC Incider rally at Weston Super Mare last year. I helped him back onto his "take to bits" trailer on the Monday, Was this you. If so, you were instrumental in persuading me to get my money out and buy one, I ordered a 50th anniversary 961 in Manx silver, due for delivery on 1st March. so, thanks for that !

Big Alan Clarke, Shenstone branch Sec.

Well Alan we will all be looking out for the pictures that I’m sure u will post & of course catch with one or two of us enthusiasts access the year ,richard

Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Alan Sessions at February 13. 2018

Hi Alan C2 - yes, that was me at the Incider - I had only had the bike a week. Glad to know that you have ordered one - I'm sure you will not be disappointed. I traded my 2013 sport in at Teasdales in Thirsk who are an excellent Norton dealer. It had done 8k miles and they sold it straight away - I had always fancied a yellow twin seat which is what I've got now.

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Posted by alan_clarke2 at February 13. 2018

Previously Alan Sessions wrote:

Hi Alan C2 - yes, that was me at the Incider - I had only had the bike a week. Glad to know that you have ordered one - I'm sure you will not be disappointed. I traded my 2013 sport in at Teasdales in Thirsk who are an excellent Norton dealer. It had done 8k miles and they sold it straight away - I had always fancied a yellow twin seat which is what I've got now.


Hi Alan, I've just had a call from Clem at the Norton factory who confirmed that everything is on track for a 1st of March delivery of my 961. He told me that they intended to fit the "free flowing" short silencers from new rather than fit them at the first service. He said that due to the bad weather they were struggling to get the road testing done for the number of bikes they have got going out on March 1st.They obviously don't want to get a brand new bike filthy dirty in the winter salt and are struggling to get the 20 mile road test in before the bikes go out. The weather man has promised sunshine for Thursday and Friday of this week so I imagine there will be a few 961s flying round Castle Donnington towards the back end of this week. Cheers Big Alan

 

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Posted by Alan Sessions at February 14. 2018

Hi Alan - the introduction of the 50th anniversary models with all the extras seems to have spurned quite a few people to buying them, especially for Mar 1st delivery. I noticed that they are fitting the short silencers plus decat pipes from new - saves mucking around with a remap as there are different ones for std pipes, short pipes only as well as short pipes plus decat. Let's hope the weather is sunny in March and you can get the bike run-in for the summer - there is a nice surge of power as you go through 5k revs. I've also changed the indicators to the pointy type ones on Triumphs etc as I think the std ones are a bit old fashioned.

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Posted by steve_brunt at February 14. 2018
Previously richard_pearce wrote:

Let’s all have a go at posting pics, here’s mine,took my sons girlfriend out for her first go back of bike, this ended up on “ Instagram”another new social media form few of us are on,but all her young mates know what a 961 is now ,showed u mine so show me yours

Here's my Sport near Salisbury - looking for a sweeping curve!
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Posted by Clive Astley-Mynd at February 15. 2018

I was rather pleased with this one. A colleague saw it on my monitor background last November and said "Ooh look at that - you look so young in that photo" "Thank you" I said "That was taken when I picked it up from the factory 2 weeks ago".Laughing

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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Richard pearce at February 15. 2018

Previously Clive Astley-Mynd wrote:

I was rather pleased with this one. A colleague saw it on my monitor background last November and said "Ooh look at that - you look so young in that photo" "Thank you" I said "That was taken when I picked it up from the factory 2 weeks ago".Laughing

Clive that was the ol black & white tomfoolery ruse, have to use that one myself, here’s a shot of me & the bike as the sun goes down in Albuquerque,taken by my son ,we done the 2500 miles of Route 66 in two weeks.

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Posted by Richard pearce at February 15. 2018

& I made his ride as comfy as poss with this armchair type arrangement with the luggage , let’s have some more  pics, don’t just post one, quite of few of the owners have tricked their bikes up with some great looking extras, so let’s share & swap ideas via these great pictures

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Posted by Clive Astley-Mynd at February 16. 2018
For Those who haven't seen it on the AccessNorton site here is my CR in Wootton Wawen near Stratford upon Avon.
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Posted by Clive Astley-Mynd at February 16. 2018

Previously richard_pearce wrote:

& I made his ride as comfy as poss with this armchair type arrangement with the luggage.

 

Pahh - you call that luggage - with the risk of going off-piste in the forum here is a picture of my Mother on a camping trip on their 1929 Rudge 500 Special. Note the brolly and wellies!

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 16. 2018

Sunday   4pm   Holland    Don't forget tool roll and cable ties

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 16. 2018

As you can see

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 16. 2018

But at least we made new friends.  A biker pub who offered assistance and a free beer when we finished

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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Richard pearce at February 16. 2018

Previously Clive Astley-Mynd wrote:

Previously richard_pearce wrote:

& I made his ride as comfy as poss with this armchair type arrangement with the luggage.

 

Pahh - you call that luggage - with the risk of going off-piste in the forum here is a picture of my Mother on a camping trip on their 1929 Rudge 500 Special. Note the brolly and wellies!

Wow that’s also a great photo Clive , a priceless image , so talking of luggage , if u were thinking u can’t carry luggage on a 961 then think again , here are a few pictures of Tony’s sport with paniers

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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Richard pearce at February 16. 2018

Previously richard_pearce wrote:

Previously Clive Astley-Mynd wrote:

Previously richard_pearce wrote:

& I made his ride as comfy as poss with this armchair type arrangement with the luggage.

 

Pahh - you call that luggage - with the risk of going off-piste in the forum here is a picture of my Mother on a camping trip on their 1929 Rudge 500 Special. Note the brolly and wellies!

Wow that’s also a great photo Clive , a priceless image , so talking of luggage , if u were thinking u can’t carry luggage on a 961 then think again , here are a few pictures of Tony’s sport with paniers

Tony’s from Milwaukee, & here’s Dave’s luggaged up 961 from south Ontario

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Posted by graham_leblond at February 17. 2018

Surprisingly easy to carry enough for 10 day trip in Europe

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Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by Clive Astley-Mynd at February 17. 2018
Previously richard_pearce wrote:

Previously Clive Astley-Mynd wrote:

Previously richard_pearce wrote:

& I made his ride as comfy as poss with this armchair type arrangement with the luggage.

 

Pahh - you call that luggage - with the risk of going off-piste in the forum here is a picture of my Mother on a camping trip on their 1929 Rudge 500 Special. Note the brolly and wellies!

Wow that’s also a great photo Clive , a priceless image , so talking of luggage , if u were thinking u can’t carry luggage on a 961 then think again , here are a few pictures of Tony’s sport with paniers

That looks a really smart setup - I like it.

Re: PICTURES OF YOUR 961

Posted by terry_woods at February 18. 2018

My 961 sport special 

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