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New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby trevorpacker » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:11 pm

Just spotted this on the Norton website, AF1 Racing , 9900 North Interstate 35, Austin TX are now Norton Dealers, hopefully no more 2500 mile round trips to the nearest dealer for me.

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby Britfan60 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:47 am

That's good news. I was just thinking about that. Hope the East Coast decides to jump back in.
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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby Fast Eddie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:21 am

trevorpacker wrote:Just spotted this on the Norton website, AF1 Racing , 9900 North Interstate 35, Austin TX are now Norton Dealers, hopefully no more 2500 mile round trips to the nearest dealer for me.


I gotta say, that is dedication!

I cannot imagine having to do a 2500 mile round trip to a dealer.

But my perceptions on distance are undoubtably influenced by being British. Even if one takes a round trip from the two furthest parts of our United Kingdom you'd still do less than 2000 miles !
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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby Madnorton » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:36 pm

Wouldn't bother, save the gas - if the factory can't even get the spares to warranty repair bikes in the factory, then the dealers have no chance!!

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby trevorpacker » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi madnorton

Do you have a bike at the factory?

So far I've had no problem getting warranty spares, while my 961 was at the last dealer parts were sent via overnight delivery to USA

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby Britfan60 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:31 pm

I've had parts arrive in New York 4 days after the order was placed. Don't order through the dealership. Call Norton directly.
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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby SkeletonCycles » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:04 pm

Agreed, my parts showed up from the UK quicker than eBay shipments.
They come in fancy Norton tape, guaranteed.
If you need help, I'm in Denver and can assist if it's closer than 2500 miles.

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby GKRyder » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:13 am

Another vote for excellent service from Norton on sourcing and shipping parts.
They even tell me what the wait period would be if any.

My dealer said "they shouldn't do that because then they don't have parts when we ask for them"

I said "if you actually ordered the parts I requested then you would have them...".

If you just need parts (not a dealer/mechanic) to work on the bike please try Norton directly.

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby TonyA » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:42 am

trevorpacker wrote:Just spotted this on the Norton website, AF1 Racing , 9900 North Interstate 35, Austin TX are now Norton Dealers, hopefully no more 2500 mile round trips to the nearest dealer for me.


Hello Trevor , That's great news . A one way trip of say 125 miles is darn good. You can do that over lunch ! Go Norton ! Just wait until they have those V4's ripping it up around there ...

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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby speirmoor » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:45 am

Britfan60 wrote:That's good news. I was just thinking about that. Hope the East Coast decides to jump back in.

Did Goldcoast pack it in?
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Re: New Norton Dealer Austin Texas

Postby TonyA » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:51 pm

I would say yes . The website does not show Norton , maybe they never did ? They advertise a bunch of other brands KTM , Polaris , Vespa , Ducati , Triumph but no Norton. Britfan60 warranty must have taken the wind out of their sails ! No offense , It is a tough business . I bet if you lay money down they would order one , sales must be slow . Update , they have a 2015 that hasn't sold yet .

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