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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby richard-7 » Fri May 20, 2016 8:54 am

There is a chance the Starter solenoid contacts need replacing. There may not be a strong enough connection. See STARTER SOLENOID Manual. CNW (Colorado Norton Works) has all the items you need :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby jseng1 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:14 pm

Hello Simon

Has the 961 piston design changed in any way between the Iron sleeved cylinders and the Nikasil cylinders?
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby jseng1 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:20 pm

Simon

Please give us the intake and exhaust valve diameters
rocker arm ratio
cam lift &duration specs at .040" checking clearance.
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby fastbackpete » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:39 am

Hi Simon

I bought a 2014 961 in October last year and apart from the noisy transmission and it sounding like a tractor I do like the bike. I took it for its annual service and was tempted by the UK Sales Manger Steve Dimascio at the Factory to trade in for a new 961 Sport ( I didnt even think that the Factory did part exchanges but I thought why not). I promptly received the proforma invoice via email requesting the agreed balance. I rang the next day to pay and was promptly told a new policy now existed and no part exchanges. It seemed most strange and suggested to me that Norton did not want their own bikes back. I have all the emails and paperwork (should any Norton senior management wish to contact me) but it demonstrated to me a very odd way of dealing with customers.
Incidentally this compliant in no way reflects on the Service team which I found most helpful but begs some serious questions about senior management at Norton.

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Britfan60 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:03 am

Not that I even live close by, but it would seem with ramped up production, they would be more factory than dealership selling preowned bikes. I could be wrong of course.
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Fast Eddie » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:44 am

I agree with Britfan, if the factory took in and re-sold used bikes, I believe customers would put great expectations on the factory re upgrades, warranty, etc. They'd practically have to rebuild them before turning them around. It would divert them from their core business, which, it seems, they are improving upon recently.
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby 961Story » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:26 am

Hi Simon, I have just read with interest an article written by A.Cathcart.
A couple of questions,
1. Have Mahindra made an approach to buy Norton ?
2. Can you confirm what % of parts on a Norton is now British as the list from Asia seems to be every increasing ?

Thank you

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Voodooo » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:24 am

961Story wrote:Hi Simon, I have just read with interest an article written by A.Cathcart.
A couple of questions,
1. Have Mahindra made an approach to buy Norton ?
2. Can you confirm what % of parts on a Norton is now British as the list from Asia seems to be every increasing ?

Thank you


I'm interested in this also.

Also, is the article writen by A Cathcart you read online? I'd like to read this also.
Thanks.
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby worntorn » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:57 am

Perhaps if they start sourcing the best parts from all over the world like other companies do, it will become a better bike and the company will be profitable?

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby contours » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:50 am

Hello Simon. As you know, I am in need of an upgrade from map code# 77 for my 2015 961 Sport (you already have the VIN). It is possible I am not getting very far with the 2 dealers closest to me because they don't have donor bikes on hand. I am just wondering if it would be possible to ship my ECU to the factory for this. The delay due to shipping is irrelevant at this point because it is already close to the end of my riding season.

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Voodooo » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:33 am

Simon
I have a 2016 SF. So far my problems have been electrical. First problem was the turn signal indicator in the tach which I found to be a broken wire where the left and right wire are crimped where they come to a "Y" and go into one wire before the plug connection into the tach. I cut away the shrink tube and soldered the 3 wires together and put dielectric grease and re shrink tubed the wires. All is well now.

My new problem is the green "N" neutral light flickers off and on only while riding between 1000-3500 rpm. I have counted over 25-30 times in a mile that it does this. I have so far removed the speedometer cup and checked the connections, wiggled and tugged the wires, put dielectric grease on all electrical connections and grounds, checked the neutral switch connection, shifter free play and made sure all fuses were tight. I checked continuity from the plug to the neutral switch connector and wiggled the wiring and I still can not get it to duplicate the problem when the bike is at a sit still. Once I ride the bike it acts up again every time. All this started once the bike hit the 100 mile mark on the odometer. It now has 150 miles on the bike. My last thought is maybe the neutral switch detent is weak and the engine vibrations cause it to flicker? Any ideas? Where can I get a electrical diagram?

Thank you Scott.
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby TonyA » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:28 am

Hello Scott , aka "Voodooo" . Check your email dude !

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Voodooo » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:09 am

TonyA wrote:Hello Scott , aka "Voodooo" . Check your email dude !


Tony!
Thank you very much for the email!
This helps a lot!

By the way, I just paid for my subscription. I was ignorant to the fact. Thank you for pointing this out. I appreciate your help again!
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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Madnorton » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:03 am

Are they still selling bikes - I hear rumblings that they have sold out.

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Re: Hello from Norton UK

Postby Madnorton » Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:09 pm

From the lack of replies, then I assume I am the last to know!! warranties now underwritten in Shanghai or New Delhi - what a bummer, didn't see that one coming!!

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