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Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by NortonFactoryUK, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

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    MadNorton. Where are you getting this information from? They are a limited production bike, but still producing, selling and honoring warranties as far as we know.
     
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  2. Madnorton

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    Obviously I will not disclose where I get information from, but you have got to ask - is all well and the look around. Dealers pressurised into buying more bikes that come Jan 17 they can't sell in the UK and EU as they have no anti-lock brakes. Even the website still lists them without anti-lock, so I reckon Dec could be good month to buy a new 961 as dealers offload. The bikes should be available now and not cutting it fine to the deadline.

    What is appalling is that this regulation came into force Jan this year - this is the year of grace, and was passed about 18 months before, so why the delay. Maybe there is more to the announcement when the new bike is unveiled later this year - no more 961's? maybe why the dealers where pushed to take more and shift them.

    All this while Indian manufacturers are fighting over themselves to buy a British motorcycle name - it is more than Mahindra that are looking by the way.

    Maybe it is the right time to sell and move Norton Motorcycles up the sales ranks, 2000 bikes a year to run the factory, wages, pay suppliers, rates, insurance, etc would be cutting it thin in the profit stakes.

    It maybe good now, but could be better in the future - lets hope so.
     
  3. glb

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    Hi. I bumped in to Stuart Garner on a recent visit to the factory. He seems very passionate about the 961. He spent time with me discussing it's future He has been previously interviewed regarding Indian take overs and denied it vigorously. I am not sure where you get your information from but from my perspective it seems badly squewed and almost like you are trying to cause trouble. My apologies if I am incorrect.
     
  4. Madnorton

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    Hey, I only asked the question expecting a definitive yes or no as someone must know, I would very much like to see them stay with British based manufacturing and assembly, selling even more bikes and taking sales from the likes of Ducati, BMW and the like.
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    I thought that ABS was a requirement of euro 4?

    This topic also has me wondering if the 961s are euro 4 compliant wth regards to noise and exhaust emissions. Does anyone know?

    Regarding euro 4 and ABS, I would have thought ABS was the easy / cheap part of the challenge as that's very standard tech these days. It must surely be more challenging getting a 961cc 2 valve, aircooled, pushrod twin through the emissions requirements!?
     
  6. BrotherB

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    @Fast Eddie: I'm totally with you!
     
  7. L.A.B.

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    I don't think they need to be until 1st January 2017.

    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/n ... eally-mean

     
  8. Fast Eddie

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    Understood Lab, so the question is, will 961s be Euro compliant in Jan 17? It's not very far away...
     
  9. L.A.B.

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    I expect so. If they want to continue selling 961s in 2017 then I suppose they will have to be.
     
  10. Madnorton

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    Super!! baby grows to go with the other Norton must have product - remember the Norton prams and pushchairs.
     
  11. Britfan60

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    How many CC? :lol:
     
  12. auldblue

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    No way will the 961 be euro 5 complient, said this back in June and was shot down in flames a big thousand a.c.e
    Is struggling to meet imissions now.
     
  13. BritTwit

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    I don't really know EU environmental laws, but does Norton get a pass maybe due to being a very low volume production (200 or so units a year) company?
    Is there a low production threshold below which the manufacturer would be given additional time to conform to Euro 5?
     
  14. NortonFactoryUK

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    Hi Scott,

    The neutral flicker is actually from induced voltage from electrical noise, basically its a random occurrence that happens to some of the looms when they are twisted and wrapped together in manufacture. Randomly sometimes certain wires will end up next to other wires and cause 'cross talk' between them. The solution to this is a simple one and can be performed by your local dealer (or yourself if you feel confident), it involves taking the back off your clock and bridging a 1k resistor between the 12 V ignition feed and the neutral light wire. PM if you need further detail on how to do this.

    Kind Regards

    Simon
     
  15. Britfan60

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    I got the occasional fuel light flicker, especially when my directional signal is on.
     
  16. NortonFactoryUK

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    Hi Britfan,

    This is the same principle but the fix is less involved please request from your dealer or from callum.doyle@nortonmotorcycles.com P/N 6500088 - FUEL LIGHT, PATCH CABLE, RETROFIT
     
  17. Britfan60

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    Thank you for your reply, Simon. A new glitch...a few attempts to start, sounds like no fuel. Reset ignition key fires up fine. Also...I'm stalling more often then not when the bike is hot. Its intermittent. She'll run good all day, but after taking a little break and resuming my trip, she idles at 800 and stalls. I haven't paid it much mind when it was far and few apart, but its becoming more frequent. I'll go to my dealer, but thought you might have some ideas to share. Currently 6500 miles on it.
     
  18. NortonFactoryUK

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    Hi Britfan ,

    Please PM me any details, your VIN for a start would be much appreciated.
     
  19. Britfan60

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    Hi SImon.

    I've made numerous attempts to PM. Either its not going through, or you are not receiving my message. No replies. The address I'm using is NortonFactoryUK. Thanks.
     
  20. contours

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    I had no luck reaching Simon after trying all month last September. There does seem to be a disconnect. :?
     

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