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New to 961?

Postby richard-7 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:25 am

If you work on your own bike, do something today that you will thank-yourself later for.

- Go to your local store and get iridium plugs
- Get some PROGRIP grips (it's amazing how much a $15 item can improve your riding experience on the Norton)

Go to the CNW website and order the following;
- Bosch Coil
- ONE07 Racing Wires
- ONE07 Clutch Jam (You will need this one day)
- ONE07 Transmission vent
- ONE07 Gear Jam (very handy little tool)
- ONE07 Gear Puller (Unless you have a small one already)
- ONE07 Battery Mat
- ONE07 Starter Solenoid Rebuild Kit - optional purchase now but you will need it one day. (Unfort. if you have a low battery, the starter does not have enough power to turn the engine and the solenoid contacts flicker and rapidly wear out which makes starting it harder and harder to do each time. If they completely wear out, then this tool replaces and sets new contacts without removing the starter from the bike. Once you see whats involved to remove the starter, you will be glad we figured this out for you.. :)

- Then upgrade the ignition and add the vent.
- If you have close to 1,000 miles, do a head torque.
- Adjust your Butterfly Stop (IDLE SCREW - that's not really an idle screw the ECU does that) Read my manual carefully on this and make sure you do it right or your idle will climb way over 2,000rpm when the bike gets warm which could cause an accident. PS - You also need a locking nut.
- Contact Jonathan Reece -Skeleton Cycles DENVER and send him your ECU for a remap and re BIN file.

IF YOU DO ALL THESE THINGS, You will have the Norton 961 experience that is extremely satisfying and you will no longer be thinking you need to fix anything to make the bike better!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: New to 961?

Postby Norton961 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:34 am

Richard, awesome products you've produced and sell through CNW. Over the last year, I've installed the Bosch Coil, wires and just recently your vent kit. The vent kit immediately fixed the oil leak issue I had where oil was being pushed out of the grommet on top of the left side engine cover. That fixed the obvious pressure issue I've heard about that would also blow the starter gasket. I'll be buying the rest of your tools shortly. My bike is well sorted now except the cush washer issue in the rear hub that I plan to resolve with upgraded machined material.
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Re: New to 961?

Postby TonyA » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:08 am

Hello Norton961 , I would like to hear more about the cush rubbers (dampers) in the rear hub that you will be machining. Is this what you are referring to ?

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Re: New to 961?

Postby Britfan60 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 am

I've noticed that some dampers of this type have metal (not sure if aluminum or steel) sleeves. Wonder why these do not.
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Re: New to 961?

Postby Raphi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:29 pm

Tho ones coming with the Carbon wheels do have sleeves...
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Re: New to 961?

Postby contours » Thu May 18, 2017 5:11 pm

Raphi wrote:Tho ones coming with the Carbon wheels do have sleeves...


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