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961 bobber anyone?

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Fast Eddie, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Fast Eddie

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  2. Clive

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    So our front wheels are going to crack and fall apart and it's all Norton's fault?????

    I assume this guy started the build then got some therapy....
     
  3. BLIGHTYBRIT/SF

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    Hope the bidders noticed the mention of “ no V5” basket case at its worst,can’t see that ever taking shape,as for wheel problem mention ? Mine ok after 16,000 miles
     
  4. trident sam

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    Central wheels assembled my mate's T140 wheels incorrectly, then ruined a bearing housing and had the cheek to charge him to fix it.
    I believe they had the original contract to build Hinckley Triumph spoke wheels, but the contract wasn't renewed.
    Draw your own conclusions.
    sam
     
  5. thesixthelephant

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    I'd love to see that finished but you just know it will be back on Ebay in 2 or 3 years with a rattle canned Sportster tank ,crap looking 80s Jap wheels and a seized engine as they forgot the oil tank (unless that round alloy box with the hole in the end and no filler neck is it) I propose all the forum members club together, buy it, and give it the decent burial it deserves :)
     
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  6. kommando

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    You can see the spoke is bent just as it leaves the cracked hub, which suggests the rim is mis-drilled or laced incorrectly.
     
  7. Fast Eddie

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    Central wheels built my wheels with the wrong offset, assembled the hubs wrong even though I told them not to strip them, fitted tubes that wouldn’t hold air, didn’t balance the wheels as asked for, and insisted on fitting rims that were too narrow (but I insisted harder).

    Apart from that, I thought they were great...!
     
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  8. Fast Eddie

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    Anyway, I thought it’d look cool with a brown seat, wrapped headers, and other such ‘standard custom components’

    But only if the rider has a lumberjack shirt, turn ups, BDB and a handbag...
     
  9. BritTwit

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    That would be wasteful.
    It can be "reanimated" as a great supercharger project bike.
    Calling Dr Hobot.....
     
  10. Clive

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    Or keep the engine, stick a blower on it and see what the dyno says....
     
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  11. thesixthelephant

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    I resemble that insult !!!
     
  12. thesixthelephant

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    Sorry. "Resent"
     
  13. Britfan60

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    Can we all chip in and buy Fred a blower? He's really infatuated with that supercharger.:D
     
  14. skinthespin

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    some very old parts there.....!

    And we have NEVER had a wheel crack, all TUV approved and fatigue tested over a million cycles so god knows what hes done with them, those rims were from Central Wheel.
     
  15. Fast Eddie

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    I wonder where the rest of the chassis for this bike is...

    maybe a 1200cc Thruxton R engined Triton is taking shape in some dark shed somewhere as we speak...?
     
  16. Dutch

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  17. Britfan60

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    Can't wait to see the finished product. Things like this grow on me after a seeing them a few times.
     
  18. BritTwit

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    Nice, plenty of room for a Drouin in there.
     
  19. Fast Eddie

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    I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for that... my guess is its the last we've seen of this... until it re-appears on ebay as an unfinished project...
     
  20. BritTwit

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    This eBay bid could just be a tease from Garner to see who out there is interested in a production Norton chopper.
    He may be planning a new 961 chopper variant like the Street.
    Maybe a trike, or a 961 go kart, ice racer, etc......
    Possibilities would be endless.